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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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4:30 pm - 9:00 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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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Great Italian food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
NickiG555
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San Diego, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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159 reviews 159 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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216 reviews 216 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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 via mobile

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
24 helpful votes 24 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

When my family and I got to Firenze, it looked promising. There was nice decor, and a cool fountain. However, we got our menus and the lighting was so dim we could not see. When we finally ordered drinks, it took 10 minutes just to bring them out. Afterwards, it took another 20 minutes just to order the food, and... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We had been told this place had a truly great lasagne. Turns out they were right. It was served in a huge portion, lovely bechamel sauce. Nice wine list, try a Super Tuscan with the lasagne, have the waiter decant it - that really brings out the meat flavors. The desserts were very good too - I tried the Bourbon... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I had the pleasure of experiencing the sumptuous, happy hour at Firenze on a recent Thursday evening.They offer an extensive menu of appetizer delights,and a full bar including everything one might be looking for from wine,beer to cocktails.I had a most refreshing,tasting Basil-Citroen martini.New to the menu,it greatly appealed to me and and to a few patrons sitting at the... 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?