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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Giorgio's Ristorante and Pizzeria was formerly the Vigilucci's Pizzeria.

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
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  • 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
Very good italian food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Needham, Massachusetts
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Temecula, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Wailea, Hawaii
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Good homemade italian food.Wonderful entertainment on the weekends.Tends to be busy and noisy but for a night out can be fun. Be carful not to over eat their fabulous bread and fresh tomato dipping sauce

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

a 5 star rating for what it is. It doesn't mean it is a top of the line, fancy, expensive, eclectic restaurant. It means they have outstanding food, reasonable prices, a very accommodating, friendly staff, and a pleasant setting with great views. We often stop here for lunch and the food is always good. Your dog is welcome on the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Hotel recommended Cicciotti's to us and so we went for it. Group of 6. Food was average. My favorite Italian place back in Indy is actually much more authentic. Service was not the best. Prices were fair. I was expecting much higher entree prices, but in the $12-$20 range.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

I don't ever give a 5 star to anyone, except when the entire service and food quality was exceptional! Don't ever let this gem go by for a great dining experience. We came with 4 kids after spending a day at SeaWorld and we're not even close to our cleaned up standard for most places; yet there was no uptight... More 

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Encinitas, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My wife and I need to figure out restrauant reviews on tripadviser. E.g. The food at Cicciott's is awful, just awful - with everything we ordered I had their 'family' made lasagne for $20.75! It was so liquid, one rquired a spoon to eat it. Flavorless and bland. The dish did not taste nor look like lasagne. I ate about... 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
Cuisine: Italian

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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?