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Cicciotti's Trattoria Italiana

1933 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007-2322
760-634-2335
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Price range: $10 - $30
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Giorgio's Ristorante and Pizzeria was formerly the Vigilucci's Pizzeria.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Giorgio's Ristorante and Pizzeria was formerly the Vigilucci's Pizzeria.
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florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately I don't believe the food is worth the price. This place is not Boun Appititos In San Diego. I have eaten her a couple of times and was never quite satisfied with the food. It is Good and I'll leave it at that. How ever the entertainment is fantastic. The piano player and entertainment is great and you will... More

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San Diego, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

What make's a great Italian restaurant? Three things and Cicciotti's in Cardiff-by-the-Sea has all three. An owner (Gaetano Cicciotti) who is always on the premises and goes the extra mile to make you feel welcome; a friendly, capable wait staff that is responsive to your needs; and, great food! I've dined at Cicciotti's on three occasions and every time its... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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105 reviews 105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants in the North County area. They have a very extensive menu that makes selecting one item very difficult because you want to taste so many of them. I had the Lasagna de Mare (Seafood Lasagna) that was one of the best Italian meals I ever had. The owner/host is very gracious and friendly.... More

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Vista, California, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Being of Italian descent I know good Italian food. This is a favorite local spot for me. Gaetano Cicciotti runs a wonderful establishment. Food and service are top rate. Parking can be problematic.

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Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife and I have been to Cicciotti's numerous times and enjoyed the experience immensely. This time we chose to bring another couple who had never been there so we could see the restaurant through their eyes. The other couple has owned restaurants all over the world, plau a large catering business in San Francisco. As we walked in we... More

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Fresno, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The location is perfect with a wonderful ocean view. The menu was vast and the food quite delicious. We had the seafood lasagna and also the spaghetti with meatballs. Both were incredible. The owner greeted us as we entered and seated us right away without a reservation, although on weekends I can see it getting pretty busy. The server was... More

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Carlsbad, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went with friends last Friday. Great time, outstanding food and service. Chicken w/asparagus and cognac sauce was perfectly prepared, served with pasta aglio e olio and grilled vegetables as sides - magnifico!! Piano man signing Italian and some old pop tunes, joined by a couple other vocalists including our waiter, was very entertaining.

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San Diego, California, Usa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Discovered this place on a Groupon special. Since then, have been back 2 more times and each time is a new experience. Low corkage fee if you bring in your wine. Lase time they had a great prix fixe meal on Sundays and Mondays, all for $20. Will be going back with friends.

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Granite Bay, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Great service, with smiles. Have enjoyed other dinners in the main dining room, but was seated in the sun room tonight. It was fine, but try to be seated in the main dining room, if possible. It just makes the meal that much more authentic.

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Feels like a restaurant in Italy as you enter. Overlooks the ocean, has outdoor and indoor seating. Because of the number of tables it is best if you are thinking of an European style of dining for the evening when it is busy. I found the staff well aquainted with the menu and daily specials. We had baked artichokes, very... More

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