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Giannfranco's Trattoria L

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666 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
805- 684-0720
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Authentic Upscale Italian Cuisine. Freshly prepared when you order. Local...
Authentic Upscale Italian Cuisine. Freshly prepared when you order. Local Ingredients and Imported Italian Products used in our cooking. Amazing Italian wine List served by Professional Servers.
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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A nice choice for dinner

While visiting clients in Carpinteria, CA., my clients suggested we try this restaurant for dinner. With reservations, we were given a nice table inside although there was outdoor seating available in their garden. The restaurant does not offer hard liquor but has a nice selection of wine and beer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
561sunshine2
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Really good, great service...small quaint experience. Top notch. Fresh seafood specials along with a large menu of freshly/locally grown ingredients.

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Carpinteria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Love to visit this wonderful slice of Paradise. The back garden area is the place to be. So make reservations early. Be advised they will only take reservations at certain times and will not hold them over if you are late, and we are alright with that, because the back garden is intimate and in demand. Lovely fountain, hopefully recycled... More 

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Carpinteria, California
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Yes, the food is good, if portioned modestly, and it is known as one of the two best restaurants in town. We have friends whose pictures grace the walls, and others who frequent the place sufficiently to be greeted enthusiastically by name. But picture this scene: You have been dining there with your out-of-town guests- savoring the conversation, the appetizers,... More 

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topanga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch here in the dining room. The food, the room and the service were all delightful.. Went back a month or so later for dinner on the patio. The setting was lovely, the service was excellent, and the pork loin was sublime. This is a small, charming restaurant which exudes grace and charm in a casual environment. Sublime.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

While visiting clients in Carpinteria, CA., my clients suggested we try this restaurant for dinner. With reservations, we were given a nice table inside although there was outdoor seating available in their garden. The restaurant does not offer hard liquor but has a nice selection of wine and beer. The menu offered a good variety of entrees which was supplemented... More 

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Central Oregon, Oregon
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

One of the few truly good restaurants in Carpinteria. Owners onsite and involved in each diner's experience. Authentic Italian options in addition to local Californian fare. Outside dining is preferable to inside, where tables are quite close together. Exceptions are the 2 window tables - best inside choices.

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Leona Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

You may miss this restaurant because there are others nearby that look bigger. But this place is quaint quiet with amazing service by the owner and staff. The patio seating was beautiful with a fountain and twinkle lights and foliage that created a romantic setting. The menu was vast with a lot of different choices and good specials inspired by... More 

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Bellevue, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Hidden gem in Carpinteria. Chef's special bruchetta and pesto risotto were excellent. The angel hair in tomato/truffle Oil and sausage was Great. Highly recommended.

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Carpinteria, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Warm welcoming restaurant with delicious Italian food. We love it and know you will too. The chef loves to cook and you can tell. You will love his Mom and Dad too ... they make you feel at home.

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kenora
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Delicious food in a warm intimate setting. The owners include the gracious hosts and the amazing chef. Service was polished and professional. We would not hesitate to return!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 666 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 805- 684-0720

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 43
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Authentic Upscale Italian Cuisine. Freshly prepared when you order. Local Ingredients and Imported Italian Products used in our cooking. Amazing Italian wine List served by Professional Servers.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?