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All 64 Carpinteria Restaurants

Giannfranco's Trattoria L

666 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
805- 684-0720
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Ranked #7 of 64 Restaurants in Carpinteria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $43
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
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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.
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English first
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A traditional Italianen kitchen in a stylish ambiance. Friendly staff. One off the best restaurants in Linden Avenue.

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Carpinteria, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a wonderful family run restaurant, with very good Italian food. Always fresh, the food here is healthy and light but very fulfilling. The owners usually are there to great and seat, always wonderful and inviting.

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Fort Myers
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Food was terrible starting with mushy steamed or perhaps microwaved bread if you can call it that, sort of resembling a tan sponge. Definitely not fine crunchy Italian bread.. Pork milanaese was very over cooked and greasy accompanied by what appeared to be day old potatoes, also mushy. Wine very overpriced with waiters trying heavily to push average at best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

If your traveling up north, you must stop by this wonderful, professional upscale restaurant, I promise you will not be disappointed.. Carpenteria's is romantic.. it takes your breathe away!!

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

This was a road stop on a long trip. The pasta was cooked perfect, tasty dish, ample portions. Attentive service. We have no complaints.

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Santa Barbara, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We didn't realize we'd been to Giannfranco's Trattoria before, until we walked in and recognized the place. Probably the best menu and Italian offerings yet! The wine was fabulous, the service was amazing and the fact that it is a family run place, makes it that much warmer. The staff pretty much went overboard making all clients happy, and that... More 

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have passed by this quaint little town a hundred times going to see the kids. Decided to stay there overnite on 10/15/14. The wife searches her phone & says that there is a four-star Italian restaurant here. I said, "No way. Not in Carpinteria!" OMG! What a thrill. This was some of the best Italian food I have ever... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a charming family owned restaurant. I had a wonderful dinner with friends here. The service was excellent and we were treated like we were members of the family. I had the Linguini Pestcatore prepared by Chef Giovanni and if I had not been in polite company, I could have licked the bowl! Visit their lovely website.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Lovely & Romantic atmosphere on the rear patio. Service was very good and our Homemade Pasta with Seafood choices were very Tasty and Fresh! We thought prices were also reasonable. They did have a wide variety of choices on their menu and we saw items that we will return to try. The dessert tray had your mouth watering with many... More 

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Santa Clarita
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I stumbled on this little restaurant last Saturday. We were seated by one of the owners who was very pleasant and accommodating. Service was attentive, we like to enjoy our wine for some time before ordering our meal, the waiter totally understood. I had the Ciao Bella, Rigatoni pasta with chicken in a cream sauce, very delicious and the Rigatoni... More 

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Additional Information about Giannfranco's Trattoria L

Address: 666 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Phone Number: 805- 684-0720
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 43
Cuisine: Italian

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