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All 225 Encinitas Restaurants

Trattoria I Trulli

830 South Coast, Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 943-6800
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Ranked #12 of 225 Restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $31
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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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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English first
Encinitas, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I have a few gluten intolerants in the family and we can all still have a fantastic home made pasta - with incredible home made tomato sauce - right here in Encinitas. The service is great and the place is warm and cozy... just like Encinitas!

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Encinitas, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One of our favorite little restaurant gems in our home town. Usually very crowded and the narrow balcony of outdoor tables are the best for fresh air and conversation as well as people watching. We've never had a less than memorable meal or stellar service. There's an Italian restaurant on every corner in old Encinitas but I Trulli is still... More

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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LITCHFIELD PARK
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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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8 reviews 8 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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