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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
Closed now
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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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Carlsbad, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the clams and linguine here. Clams are in the shells with a light wine garlic sauce. The prices are very reasonable. During nice weather (year round) the huge windows are open. The ocean view is great and it's a good place to watch the sun set. Lots of other good things on the menu. It was my birthday... More 

Thank Jan E
San Diego, California
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We return frequently because the quality is consistent and the menu always contains interesting items. It is very good and the value is good, but it never reaches a level worth five stars. Go at off peak times or sit outside. The noise level can be intense.

Thank happycamper690
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Third visit, always good. Staff is attentive and accommodating. Menu has a wide variety of dishes. Miss Carne is terrific. Ravioli fillets is good two.

Thank Gary S
San Diego, California
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162 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Especially since they have a great deal with groupon! This is the second time here with groupon only this time brought my husband... sunset on the ocean...and the filet mignon with gorgonzola sauce was amazing!! Love the cozy, romantic feel of this place. Be sure to get the groupon....cuz it can be pricey if not!

Thank Claudia M
Mesa, Arizona
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Real Italian food in a ocean view setting. We went back twice for a great happy hour with fresh raw oysters. We will go back again and again.

Thank John Q
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I strongly recommend this restaurant for visiting! You will have a very pleasant evening, eating delicious food in a cozy atmosphere!

Thank Юрий К
San Diego, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I come here about every 3 months because you can get a groupon or restaurant dot com coupon. the last couple of times have been a little underwhelming. Went on Sunday nite with family from out of town. Everything was great!! Service, food, timing. We had a reservation for 7 and our table was waiting when we got there. We... More 

Thank mytravel360
Encinitas, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I go to this restaurant at least once to twice a month, I look forward especially when I have the hunger for good Italian food

Thank 09RayRay37
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 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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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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 

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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
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
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?