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Trattoria I Trulli

830 South Coast, Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 943-6800
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Ranked #10 of 225 restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between G & H Street
Transit: Encinitas Coaster stop 3 blocks North and 1 block East of our location
Description: Cozy and quaint setting that will bring you back to Italia! A true trattoria one would find roadside in Tuscany. Our cuisine is traditional authentic Italian. With many classical dishes including homemade lasagne, our classic ricotta & spinach ravioli and gnocchi made in house daily. Bread fresh from the oven every morning compliments our garlicky Sicilian tomato pesto dipping sauce. A rock star wine list with more than 100 bottles offered at every price point and more than 20 wines by the glass to choose from. Daily specials are more contemporary Italian with a range of game meats including rabbit, venison, quail and bison using produce and recipes of the season. Gluten-free & whole grain pastas are available as well as a wide variety of vegetarian items to choose from. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and high quality products for an enchanting experience for all of our guests. Raise your glass and fill your soul with heart and goodness ~ cheers!
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112 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Had lunch with my son and wife. Greeted by waiter, warm greeting. Ordered drinks and lunch. Waiter recommended a Italian wine for my wife, let her taste it first - she didn't like it and ordered a California Pinot Noir instead. Food was great - my wife and son really enjoyed the desserts. Great food and service. We will be... More

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Longville, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The service was good but the food mediocre. The tables for a couple are very crowded and with the noise almost impossible to talk with your date. This was recommended as a romantic restaurant. It could not have been less.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Wow! My sis had the fillet mignon Gorgonzola and I had the halibut special. AMAZING. Food and service here is top notch!!!

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Feels and tastes like you are in Italy. The ambiance is just like a small cafe in Italy. Outdoor seating - be sure to make a reservation as it is quite popular. Food is fresh and fantastic.

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Fort Worth, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We have eaten lunch three time here and it was always so good. Service attentive and friendly. If I lived nearby would be a regular!

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Amazing meals just right Al Dente pasta and nice comfy and homy feeling surroundings make this ecclectic but small restaurant a place not to be missed a favorite with locals and tourists alike. Definitely make a reservation or you will wait an hour. I have never been disappointed

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Encinitas, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Compete and viable appetizer menu. Evolving menu based on season and freshness. A large tourist draw but always a few tables held for local regs.

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Los Angeles, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Service was great as well as the food Very warm and caring staff Will definitely go there again when in town

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Encinitas, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've been eating at this restaurant for years, and also worth checking out are the owners' other restaruants in Little Italy, downtown (Bon Apetito, La Villa,Sogno di Vino, and more). I Trulli has great food, a community atmosphere, and wonderful and friendly service. Everything you could ask for in a comfortable dining experience.

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Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

I was taken to I Trulli by our friends who live just down the street. The restaurant doesn't take reservations so we went early 5:30pm Sat evening to beat the crowd. When we a arrived the restaurant was full so we we were told 30 mins wait (party of 4). After 45 minutes and noting many 2 tops being seated... More

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