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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: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Giorgio's Ristorante and Pizzeria was formerly the Vigilucci's Pizzeria.

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    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
Dinner

Great view. Nice atmosphere. Not too posh or too laid back. Fine for kids, but also great for adults. Super view and food is great. Everyone came away satisfied. The wait staff is great. Nothing fake about this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Darcy R
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San Diego, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When the owner of Ciccotti's broke away from Vigilluccis to start his own place, it was a good day. He is friendly and has excellent taste, which completely translates to his restaurant. The service is friendly, the food yummy, and the atmosphere rustic and cozy. Their pasta dishes are wonderful, and my husband has enjoyed their seafood offerings. They have... More 

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Thank amyfli
Redwood City, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While the food was good, the service attentive and the atmosphere friendly, we added a few things to one of the pasta meals- each one was an additional charge of quite a lot. We left feeling that The dinner was overpriced. The view @ sunset was nice-

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Thank pkrome
Carlsbad, United States
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been coming to Ciciotti's Trattoria fro years and never wrote a review for them. I want to correct this omission now. The owner, Gaetano, is ever present and always trying to make sure your visit is special and comfortable. The food is always fresh and authentic. My test for an Italian restaurant is the Lasagna. Always disappointing except... More 

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Thank Thom P
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view. Nice atmosphere. Not too posh or too laid back. Fine for kids, but also great for adults. Super view and food is great. Everyone came away satisfied. The wait staff is great. Nothing fake about this place.

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Thank Darcy R
Moab, Utah
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was not my first visit to this outstanding Italian restaurant in Cardiff. Their location is a hidden coastal treasure that's very well known by all the locals. I've eaten at this restaurant many times over the past few years enjoying lunch and dinner with friends and family. Quality food and excellent prices with generous amounts of food make this... More 

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Thank Vendrizzi
Milan, Italy
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cicciottti is Very friendlly and kind, excelent salmon, good wines, nice ambience, in front of the coast.

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Thank Panta R
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent place to enjoy good Italian food with good atmosphere. In door or patio dinning and reasonable pricing

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Thank Mark H
Bluffton, South Carolina
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific food, all around. The four of us had salads, then gnocchi, mussels, shrimp, and veggie entrées, all delicious and plentiful! I especially appreciated the grilled veggies with polenta. The oversized dinner plate was filled with a variety of fresh grilled veggies , surrounding a generous portion of gently seasoned polenta. My leftovers made two additional meals! Olivia was our... More 

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Thank Sharon L
Encinitas, California
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met a group of friends here. We had carolers stop by, which was pretty cool. Place has a good vibe. Food was good. Im told the piano bar scene is fun. Ill need to check that out next time.

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Thank Efshany
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Good wine list, good menu, and good service. All around a positive visit and would definitely go back. The restaurant ranges from a bar with sports on two TV's, to a more intimate area where you could dine with a romantic intention. Meaning, you could go there for a pizza and a beer, or take your loved one out for... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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