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162 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, Ste E80, Encinitas, CA 92024-6301 (Manchester / Encinitas Blvd)
760-944-9000
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Firenze Trattoria is a friendly, elegant San Diego Italian Restaurant for...
Firenze Trattoria is a friendly, elegant San Diego Italian Restaurant for people who love fresh Italian food and enjoyable dining. We offer one of the best Italian dining experiences in San Diego!
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our local haunt

We tend to eat here in spurts, always at the bar. Food is quite good, wines by glass are good value too. Staff remember you.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
AndreM5
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Encinitas, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a popular restaurant on Friday and Saturday nights so it is good to make reservations. We made them but still had to wait because the people at our table were lingering over coffee. The staff was great and continually updated us. Once we were seated, our waiter was wonderful, very helpful and pleasant. I ordered the Butternut Squash... More 

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Encinitas, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We tend to eat here in spurts, always at the bar. Food is quite good, wines by glass are good value too. Staff remember you.

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Toronto
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205 reviews 205 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Could use remodel but great service and authentic Italian cuisine Went there on a Sunday for early biz discussions Will definitely return

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I love this restaurant for authentic Italian food. The service is great and the food is awesome. Several of the waiters are Italian, and do speak Italian, if you want to get some Italian language practice in. They have a wonderful variety of soups, salads, pastas, fish and meat dishes. My favorite dish is the vitello Piccata (Veal scaloppini in... More 

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SAN DIEGO,CA
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164 reviews 164 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

While the food was good, the restaurant is a throw back to the 60's , dark and dank in need of a fresh make over, other than the food you would never know this is an Italian restaurant with absolutely no atmosphere at all, you think you are eating at just a restaurant. The service was very poor, ever so... More 

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San Diego, California
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253 reviews 253 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a solid restaurant with consistently good Italian food at reasonable prices. The outdoor patio is attractive. The service has always been good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Firenze has a lovely outside dining area. The service is first rate and the quality of the food is above average. Portions are a bit light, but fortunately their bread is outstanding. Only complaint was the shock when we opened the "NY cheesecake" we ordered to take home. For $12 it was ridiculously small. Other than that, a nice overall... More 

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La Jolla
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We feel the 40 minute(at non peak hours) drive from La Jolla worth it. Ambiance is warm, cozy, and menu contains all your favorite Northern Italian dishes served by excellent wait staff. Many dishes we split and the drinks and wines are first rate. On a warm night try the patio.

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Carlsbad, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

finally went with the flow and started happy hour and when Barry does it, he does it right.....choice of any drink and small bar portions (his usual portions are large enough to share) so going there for happy hour a bargain and includes Saturday night.

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San Diego, CA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This restaurant appears to be very popular, and apparently highly rated. We live close by, and have been only a couple of times. Decided to go for an anniversary recently. Cocktails and wine appeared very pricey. Food was good, but wish they would have had more authentic Italian pasta dishes. Prices for entrees seemed inline, but with drinks beforehand, pumps... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 162 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, Ste E80, Encinitas, CA 92024-6301
    (Manchester / Encinitas Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: 760-944-9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating

Description

Firenze Trattoria is a friendly, elegant San Diego Italian Restaurant for people who love fresh Italian food and enjoyable dining. We offer one of the best Italian dining experiences in San Diego!
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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