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Cicciotti's Trattoria Italiana

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1933 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2322
760-634-2335
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Giorgio's Ristorante and Pizzeria was formerly the Vigilucci's Pizzeria.

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Above Average Food/Ocean View

Cicciotti's has been one of Cardiff's best restaurants for a long time. The food is consistently very good as is the service and there's an ocean view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Phlintheart
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Solana Beach, California
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Solana Beach, California
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Cicciotti's has been one of Cardiff's best restaurants for a long time. The food is consistently very good as is the service and there's an ocean view.

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I loved the veal marsala but so much of the menu looked great it was hard to choose. My husband got the eggplant parmesan, one of his personal favorites and the recommended wine pairings went well with both our choices and the choices of our guests. The evening was complete with the piano bar and opera singer. You can't miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Excellent food, service and experience. Very accommodating and welcoming. Food was fantastic. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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San Diego, California
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Like the title indicates, this is an informal place were to relax with family and friends and have a good meal. Not too pricy some items (not cheap, either!). Next to the Pacific Ocean, it has de atmosphere of an authentic Italian trattoria and guess what: it its! Simple décor, simple tables and chairs, simple menu and … simple food?... More 

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Encinitas, CA
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We've driven by this place a thousand times but finally tried it the other night with our kids. It was such a pleasant surprise...I guess I didn't expect it to be such a "nice" dining experience...I assumed it would be more casual. The staff and service was top notch and the food was delicious, starting with really great bread and... More 

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Temecula, California
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

DeeeelishyOso... yum yum Carbonara perfectly cooked Penchetta ...chix parm tender and a wonderful sauce...Calamari nice large tender with a light crunch....Artichokes were waaaaay yum with bits of bits of yum things around it. and wow, great ocean view and wow great prices too

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Needham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We went with our two grandchildren. A very delicious bruschetta is served with the bread. My husband 'a eggplant parm was delicious. Not heavily breaded. My veal piccata was lemony and very tender. The grand kids had spaghetti and meatballs and enjoyed them very much. Need reservations on the weekend. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a nice restaurant. The food is consistently good. True Italian fare and on some nights it has music. The wait staff is very friendly and service is speed. Good for families too.

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Cardiff by the Sea, California, USA
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cicciotti's is a very friendly, fun Italian restaurant with an excellent kitchen. Gaetano is an involved owner who tries hard to make his guests happy. We have been going there for a few years now and have never been disappointed with the simple but well prepared food. Rustic old bungalow on the Ocean, easy going place to enjoy a night... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Spent a few days in California (where I use to live) and stopped here around 2:30 in the afternoon on Saturday and they said they'd give us happy hour rates, so we were in! We sat out on the deck because I had two dogs with me (yes, dog friendly on the patio!)...and ultimately I put the dogs back in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1933 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2322
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: 760-634-2335

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Giorgio's Ristorante and Pizzeria was formerly the Vigilucci's Pizzeria.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?