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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
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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
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 28
    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
Most recent review
Wonderful

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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kenora
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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kenora
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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214 reviews 214 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 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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medford,oregon
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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?