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Spiritos Restaurant & Pizzeria

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2508 El Camino Real, Carlsbad CA, Carlsbad, CA 92008
760 720 1132
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Finally...good Italian in Carlsbad

My search for old-school Italian food is over! Spirito's is by far the best in Carlsbad, if not SD County.Recently had Eggplant Parm, Ravioli with meat sauce and Roman meatballs (with raisins and pine nuts). Tremendous! If you're from NY or NJ, this place is for you...Planning to try Sicilian pizza... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
David M
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Carlsbad, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Takeout
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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Carlsbad, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My search for old-school Italian food is over! Spirito's is by far the best in Carlsbad, if not SD County.Recently had Eggplant Parm, Ravioli with meat sauce and Roman meatballs (with raisins and pine nuts). Tremendous! If you're from NY or NJ, this place is for you...Planning to try Sicilian pizza next time!

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
298 reviews 298 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

As a transplanted Jersey guy with 21 years in Southern California, I've tried plenty of places claiming to have authentic east coast style Italian food. Some close , some not even. I was in SD on business when I saw this place featured on the food channel and thought I'd give it a try on my way home. I walked... More 

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California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A friend introduced me to Spiritos last week. We ate some really good Back East Italian food. Tried the spaghetti and meatballs. I thougbt it was very good. Ordered a salad too and that was good. Not much atmosphere but good Italian food. Reminds me of why I like spagbetti and meatballs so much.

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Parker, Colorado
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118 reviews 118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The DDD endorsement has attracted a LOT of traffic to Spiritos. Everything was good - very, very casual. Soft drinks are canned and wine is served from the counter. We had soup, salad, and spaghetti w/meatball. Meatball was great, spaghetti was good too. Salad was great and the soup was tasty, but a bit sparse (more broth to it). Tough... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Being a huge fan of triple D and also having been to some of the recommended places to eat on the show I would have to say my wife and I were bummed. Now don't get me wrong, the service was great and really friendly, but lets get to why were at a restaurant, to eat of course. We tried... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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200 reviews 200 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Yes, Spiritos was featured on a TV show. Yes, it was overrated. The food was OK but definitely not worth the 43 minute wait for the food with terrible service. Additionally, three other tables in the restaurant were also experiencing extremely slow waits for their food. I had the spaghetti with meatball and the meatball was the best part of... More 

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Dropped in while staying Carlsbad to pick up some food to eat in our room. Since we're only in town for a couple of days, we decided to try a pasta and a pizza. We ordered the ravioli with meat gravy, Trinity pizza, house salad with gorgonzola and the cannoli. First off, I knew I was going to love the... More 

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Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Recently we saw Spiritos featured on triple D. Since we had a trip planned to Carlsbad, we had to try it. There were four of us who all ordered a different dish. We also ordered a large salad to share and a bottle of chianti. Everything was great and we all had left-overs for the next day's lunch. It is... More 

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Ontario
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89 reviews 89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Eight of us went to Spiritos based on the whole triple D thing. I was apprehensive but hey...lets see how it goes. Well if you like good Italian, this place is where to go! We reserved a table and they had it ready. They explained how their system worked (you order at the counter but after that, they take good... More 

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Carlsbad, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Being from the east coast, I like my pizza a certain way (and the thought of pineapple on it still gives me shivers, even if I give in occasionally due to hunger.) Spiritos, with its roots in New Jersey, fits the bill quite nicely. It also has what I call the "Cheers" factor; when I order or pick up it's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2508 El Camino Real, Carlsbad CA, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760 720 1132

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?