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Giannfranco's Trattoria L

666 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
805- 684-0720
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Ranked #5 of 65 Restaurants in Carpinteria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $43
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
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
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  • Italian first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I live nearby and eat there with my wife and friends frequently. Everything on the menu is excellent. The owner and wait staff are very friendly. Come hungry, you won't be disappointed.

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Giannfrancos, Owner at Giannfranco's Trattoria L, responded to this review

Can't believe that we're in our 8th year..We thank you and all our loyal guests for all the support. We strive each day to impress just like it's our opening night. We are thankful and humble that every time the curtains go up, we have an audience to play to…This does not come easily or automatic, you have to earn... More 

Bakersfield, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This place served the best Italian food I have had in the States. It was a true authentic Italian meal, much like what I had visiting Italy last year. I really appreciated that the red sauce (pomodoro) was not a thick heavy red sauce that you normally find on spaghetti, neither was it watered down. My husband and I both... More 

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Giannfrancos, Owner at Giannfranco's Trattoria L, responded to this review

OMG !! Well I've always thought the same !! Ha…Ha..Thank you so much for recognizing our hard work all of our hard working staff and the 3 of us as owners dedicate to the restaurant to make sure your visit as our Guest is an Amazing Experience. Our restaurant may not appeal to some as some of the reviews, because... More 

Victoria
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90 reviews 90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have reserved this place for special guests up until now. Previously,I thought the food had improved, and the service upgraded. There are however many negatives: - Far too expensive (two entrees (Piccata and Salmone), 2 glasses of pinot and a lousy dessert (Chocolate truffle cake). This cost a staggering $150. - The tables are very small, and the neighbors... More 

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Giannfrancos, Owner at Giannfranco's Trattoria L, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us the other time. I'm confused with your review. On one hand you complain about the server coming to your table too many times, then you turn around and write good service. Hmm? Then negative about the food.. and you then praise the food.. Sounds like buyer's remorse after enjoying a full dining experience.. Godersi la... 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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