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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: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 4
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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
Fantastic little Italian spot to eat

This is a small little Italian restaurant in a strip mall, but they have awesome food. The lasagne is outstanding and they always have specials. Highly recommend popping in for a bite of good Italian food. The pizza is good but we usually go with the pasta dishes. Service is fast and they have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
JenK56
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San Diego
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  • Families with children
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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a small little Italian restaurant in a strip mall, but they have awesome food. The lasagne is outstanding and they always have specials. Highly recommend popping in for a bite of good Italian food. The pizza is good but we usually go with the pasta dishes. Service is fast and they have never messed up our order and... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Spiritos is kind of hidden in the north end of the Vons shopping center. It is mostly takeout, but they have tables if you want to eat in. The pizzas and pasta dinners are good, but not great. They illegally charge a fee if you use a credit card.

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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We enjoyed an early dinner on a Tuesday evening. There were only a couple other tables in the restaurant when we arrived around 3:30 pm, but there were lots of folks coming in for take out. The menu is not huge, but has all the basics to satisfy your Italian craving. We greatly enjoyed two calzones, which were great -... More 

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Avondale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We ordered a large pepperoni pizza which was outstanding. The meatball sandwich which had mouth watering meatballs. And then the sausage sandwich which was outstanding. Too much food for 5 people with plenty of left overs :)

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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
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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about Spiritos Restaurant & Pizzeria

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

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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