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Trattoria I Trulli

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830 South Coast, Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 (Between G & H Street)
Encinitas Coaster stop 3 blocks North and 1 block East of our location
(760) 943-6800
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Description: Cozy and quaint setting that will bring you back to Italia! A true...
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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  • 78
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
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  • 4
    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
Delicious food, great service, they accommodated my pooch on the porch!

My husband and I had a romantic italian dinner, but had our retriever with us walking by the beach. This restaurant went out of its way to find us the perfect porch spot for our pooch. Our entrees were extremely tasty, the desserts were to die for, so we will definitely come back to this spot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
mclay2015
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Mission Viejo, California
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Mission Viejo, California
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a romantic italian dinner, but had our retriever with us walking by the beach. This restaurant went out of its way to find us the perfect porch spot for our pooch. Our entrees were extremely tasty, the desserts were to die for, so we will definitely come back to this spot again! Reminded me of... More 

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Thank mclay2015
Solana Beach, California
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Been coming here for years, actually since about 6 months after they first opened. I have never had a bad experience here and feel like family. They can get busy and I have even seen a wait but for me that has never been a problem. Love the antipasti Mediterrano, gnocci, and their house salad has a great dressing. Osso... More 

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Thank WontonTomatos
San Jose, California
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130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

It would not be an overstatement to say that the food at Trattoria I Trullli is as good as being in Italy. Unlike most restaurants, the ambiance, the service, the food and the wine selections make this a special place. We had different antipasto selections...all excellent and some sufficient for a meal. Between orders of pesce, pasta and carne entrees... More 

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Thank HikingLee
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This is our favorite restaurant in Encinitas. The food was delicious and never disappoints. My husband and I ate there again the other night. We usually order from the specials menu and it is always great. I ordered a salad that had mache and other greens and it was topped with two kinds of radishes that had been sautèd. It... More 

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Thank Mara R
Murrieta, California
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

When I think of this trattoria, where I eat often, the salad dressing comes to mind immediately. It is a sweet Balsamic vinaigrette which is light and lovely. My daughter has even purchased a pint for take-out from time to time. As to the menu, it is wonderful. I especially enjoy the gnocci which is fresh and creamy. We enjoy... More 

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Thank 484annette
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Food excellent nice atmosphere but a little noisy for nice dinner conversation very nice variety of menu.

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Thank EllenBaron
California
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113 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice, causal dinning venue that won't break the bank. I had a lobster ravioli that was flavorful, but a little light on lobster. Salads are excellently prepared. The restaurant was recommended by our hotel concierge as a family friendly, Italian restaurant. Although we enjoyed the food, We would never go back because the restrooms are outside in... More 

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Thank Balad
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

My friend had traditional spaghetti and I had pumpkin ravioli that was excellent. We had a patio table in great weather and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Service was a little slow but they were really busy.

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Thank BarbaraBurbach
Folsom, California
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251 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

My wife loves Italian food, so we have been looking for a good restaurant in the Solana Beach/Cardiff/Encinitas area. Trattoria I Trulli hits most of our buttons. Cozy little restaurant with full bar. Indoor dining and a single row of tables with covered seating street side. My shredded duck breast on spinach salad was delicious. My wife loved her ravioli.... More 

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Thank DSteveCA
San Juan Capistrano, California
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Wonderful little local trattoria with authentic Italian food.only negative is it can be a little warm on summer nights because they don't have air conditioning

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 830 South Coast, Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
    (Between G & H Street)
  • Public Transportation: Encinitas Coaster stop 3 blocks North and 1 block East of our location
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: (760) 943-6800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?