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Cicciotti's Trattoria Italiana

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1933 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2322
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Simple, modern decor, with ok service. There was no lunch menu on this Sunday afternoon, just the dinner menu available. I tried the salmon gnocchi. The salmon was unevenly cooked, and there wasn't much of it. The pesto sauce was creamy, and the food came out fast. Im not in love with the service or food, but it's nice to... More 

Thank Sarah T
Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The three of us came here for super early dinner and already few tables were busy. We tried the gnocchi al Gorgonzola (pretty heavy on the cream but couldn't really taste the cheese), spaghetti bolognese (this was a let down honestly, very watered down sauce, possible the worst bolognese we have had :(, and ciopino - this was on the... More 

Thank Heliana_MK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for the Happy Hour that is heavily advertised and was not disappointed! The Happy Hour menu had many small plate choices including great little pizza's baked in a brick oven right behind the bar. Federico the bartender, provided great service and we only waited a few minutes for a plate of "blue point" oysters on the half shell. A... More 

Thank Glenn D
Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We can't seem to go more than a month without a visit to Cicciotti's. What brings us back over and over again? The beautiful setting in Cardiff where you can smell the ocean breezes, the complete and comprehensive menu and the consistency of delicious recipes and specials. We are huge fans of the pizzas, pastas and salads - definitely not... More 

Thank Kim Y
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

One of my very favorite restaurants in the region. The quality of the ingredients of everything that comes from their kitchen is A-1 and it does not matter wether it is a 4 course meal or an appetizer - everything is just like in Napoli! I go there at least once every month.

Thank Jutta S
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This restaurant is rustic on the inside, and the food is excellent. There is a separate bar area. Two in our group had a white bass fish dinner and one had a veal Piccata dinner. All were absolutely excellent! Dinners can run from $24 to $30. We went mid week and it was easy to get in. They have a... More 

Thank happytoberetired
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Took my gf here for her birthday and we couldn't have been anymore pleased. The restaurant sits right across the road from the ocean with a nice view of the water. The service was great and the food even better. It can be pricey to some people's budget like mine so it wouldn't be a monthly trip but a great... More 

Thank Mark S
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We came here with a groupon and were pleasantly surprised.... loved the cozy, romantic atmosphere. The risotto was absolutely to die for!! Want to go back for sure.

Thank Claudia M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We opened with the the calamari and it was great. We followed that with an outstanding Margarita Pizza. Like always, it was fresh with perfect crust.

Thank yogiacomo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

We found Cicciotis quite by accident. Made a Friday night reservation for 7:30 PM. We were seated immediately in the crowded front dining room and were promptly greeted by our server. The wine list is of average size with a good range of prices. The dinner menu entrees run $15 to about $28. Several specials were offered. The Linguini with... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1933 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2322
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: 760-634-2335
Giorgio's Ristorante and Pizzeria was formerly the Vigilucci's Pizzeria.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?