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Firenze Trattoria

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Pizza, Wine Bar, Italian
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162 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, Ste E80, Encinitas, CA 92024-6301 (Manchester / Encinitas Blvd)
+1 760-944-9000
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Welcome to Firenze Trattoria. Our authentic Italian restaurant is just...
Welcome to Firenze Trattoria. Our authentic Italian restaurant is just around the corner, in beautiful North County, San Diego. However, it feels like you're thousands of miles away in the Hill Country of Italy's Tuscany - we offer one of the most romantic Tuscan restaurant atmospheres out of all San Diego Italian restaurants. Whether you are looking for Italian food in Rancho Santa Fe or a romantic dining occasion in Encinitas, we are primed to serve you!

Join us for unparalleled Italian food nestled on the beautiful border of Encinitas and Rancho Santa Fe. Experience Italian dining Al Fresco in our Tuscan villa inspired patio. Italian food coupled with an elegant atmosphere makes Firenze Trattoria a perfect way to enjoy San Diego's pleasant summer evenings. Or choose the perfect table inside our comfortable dining rooms, both public and private. And don't pass up our well-appointed bar room. A local favorite North County San Diego restaurant gathering spot - here's to celebrating the day with old friends and new ones.
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    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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It takes a lot to stand out in an area with lots of very good Italian restaurants, but Firenze consistently distinguishes itself for getting it right on many, many different levels. Most importantly, our meals were outstanding. The Matrimonio del Mare was exquisite and my partner's entree was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Arnie690
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Carlsbad, California
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New Year's Eve may not have been the best time to try a restaurant for the first time. This place did a good job of making it all happen. Our table was waiting for us. Service was effficient and friendly and helpful. The offered menu was limited because of the holiday. Our mushroom risotto was flavorful but undercooked. Squash soup... More 

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Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It takes a lot to stand out in an area with lots of very good Italian restaurants, but Firenze consistently distinguishes itself for getting it right on many, many different levels. Most importantly, our meals were outstanding. The Matrimonio del Mare was exquisite and my partner's entree was equally well prepared. We got very well informed and attentive service, and... More 

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Thank Arnie690
Encinitas, California
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95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We are very glad to have Trattoria Firenze in our neighborhood, close enough to walk to on a summer evening. The food is always good and true to its origins, but not really overly creative. We get great, friendly service at the bar and appreciate being remembered each time we go. The fish dishes are recommended.

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Thank AndreM5
Solana Beach, California
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

If you live in San Diego, you don't have to leave "north county" for a great restaurant experience. There are literally dozens of first rate Italian restaurants in the area, but our "go to" is this spot. Large menu with superb food at reasonable prices. For sausage lovers, try the Rigatoni al Forno. We come here often and have never... More 

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Thank southerncal10
Toronto
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427 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Over top service and great bar menu It is a regular for Rancho Santa Fe residents which is great endorsement and statement Mark is great bar tender and owner was present tonight Strong endorsement Great salad and perfect Martini

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Thank DRHIND
San Diego, California
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107 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We had some out of town guests who wanted Italian, so we took them to one of our favorite Italian restaurants, the Firenze Trattoria in Encinitas. As I looked over the menu, I saw my favorite dish, which was: Vitelli Piccata: A veal scaloppini sautéed with white wine, garlic, lemon butter, and capers. It was served with a pasta and... More 

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Thank NickiG555
San Diego
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We weren't sure what to expect - American "Italian" food can sometimes be really heavy and greasy, and sometimes it can be fresh and more authentic. Firenze Trattoria was NOT at all bad Americanized Italian food - it was fresh and everything was cooked perfectly. The meal was perfectly balanced, the ingredients high quality, and they had a nice bar... More 

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Thank ManekiNek0
Toronto
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427 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Lovely ambience and totally enjoyable surroundings plus professional service Spaghetti Chicken and Lobster trattoria were all great entrees

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Thank DRHIND
San Diego, California
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135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is our go to local restaurant for great food in a nice quiet atmosphere. We love the Cioppino there. THE BEST we've ever had. Service is good. If you happen to be there when there is live music, that is a bonus! I highly recommend this place for great Italian food! Portions are very generous so no risk of... More 

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Thank Jeanne P
San Diego, California
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232 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food was wonderful. Fresh, really homemade upscale Italian. Very awesome happy hair menu with a perfect selection of wines. The waitress was just the best.

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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: +1 760-944-9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Wine Bar, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Welcome to Firenze Trattoria. Our authentic Italian restaurant is just around the corner, in beautiful North County, San Diego. However, it feels like you're thousands of miles away in the Hill Country of Italy's Tuscany - we offer one of the most romantic Tuscan restaurant atmospheres out of all San Diego Italian restaurants. Whether you are looking for Italian food in Rancho Santa Fe or a romantic dining occasion in Encinitas, we are primed to serve you!

Join us for unparalleled Italian food nestled on the beautiful border of Encinitas and Rancho Santa Fe. Experience Italian dining Al Fresco in our Tuscan villa inspired patio. Italian food coupled with an elegant atmosphere makes Firenze Trattoria a perfect way to enjoy San Diego's pleasant summer evenings. Or choose the perfect table inside our comfortable dining rooms, both public and private. And don't pass up our well-appointed bar room. A local favorite North County San Diego restaurant gathering spot - here's to celebrating the day with old friends and new ones.
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?