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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
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner
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
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Multi Bene

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
JFMartin
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Bellevue, WA
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Carpinteria, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Bozeman, Montana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Called on a Saturday night to see if I could get a table for dinner with my 80+ year old parents. They were booked but offered the outdoor patio in the back to us. Turns out it was a perfect evening weather wise and the patio heaters provided sufficient heat to keep them both warm. Hard to believe we were... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
264 reviews 264 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?