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Cicciotti's Trattoria Italiana

1933 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2322
760-634-2335
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Price range: $10 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Giorgio's Ristorante and Pizzeria was formerly the Vigilucci's Pizzeria.
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English first
USA
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Went on a Saturday night. All tables were full and there was a line to get in. We had a reservation and were seated promptly at 6:30. We didn't have the best table in the place, but I was happy they had a table waiting. They seemed to be very well organized. We ordered and had a very minimal wait... More 

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Cicciotti's combines an energy filled environment with music, a full Italian dish menu, and an evening of fun, fun, fun. Daniel provides wonderful singing, along with guests, and the house rocks. Food is very good, and the menu provides lots of options. Chicken Parm was outstanding, and the fish dishes are winners. Did not have pizza, but positive comments from... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We have been to Cicciotti's twice, both times with restaurant.com coupons. Both times we had a good experience. The first time we came on a Wednesday night, service and food were excellent. I had a house glass of wine, not bad. I have had the smoked salmon bruschetta, veal parm, cannelloni and tiramisu. All are superb. The second time we... More 

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OCEANSIDE
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Located in a cute old house alongside Pacific Coast Highway/101 in Cardiff overlooking the ocean from across the highway. Sit in the front patio area or in the front dining room and you will enjoy the view too. They serve wonderful fresh baked bread with a nice almost sweet diced tomato bruschetta for your bread while you peruse the extensive... More 

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Imperial, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a great little place, located near the 101 in Cardiff. The food was great, and the wine list was good and I loved the warm cozy feeling of this Italian spot. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the food and libations while nestled by the wood burning pizza oven and entertained by the friendly bartender. If you... More 

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San Diego
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My wife and I ate here on a Thursday night and thoroughly enjoyed it. We didn't have reservations but were seated right away. Even though it wasn't overly crowded, the friendly service was a tad slow but we weren't in any hurry. We had a choice of where to eat. In the outside patio, main dining area, and the full... More 

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san diego, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great food from the tomato dish served with the bread before the meal to very delicious variety of entrees, this is a restaurant that deserves to stay open. It is in an old house and you can see the ocean and feel the wonderful breeze when you sit outside or by an open window on what used to be a... More 

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Berkeley, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

we were here for dinner on the final day of the first week of the san diego restaurant week (prior to san diego deciding to extend it another week). being a friday and the restaurant week offering it was busy. even with reservations we had a 5-minute wait. Cicciotti's has various seating areas encompassing essentially completely enclosed (no windows), a... More 

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I have been going to Cicciotti's ever since it opened. It is one of my long time standards for authentic Italian food. The grilled chicken and sausage is my all time favorite.

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St. James, New York, United States
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82 reviews 82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I had a Living Social coupon to use during our vacation for Italian food rather than our usual sushi. I must say that everything we ordered was delicious and prepared perfectly. I had the local sea bass and my wife and our friend had linguine with calamari, shrimp, scallops, mussels and additional delicous sea creatures. Everything was fresh. The service... More 

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Additional Information about Cicciotti's Trattoria Italiana

Address: 1933 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2322
Phone Number: 760-634-2335
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30

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