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Spiritos Restaurant & Pizzeria

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2508 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1203
760 720 1132
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mmmmmmm. This place is fantastic! This is a small restaurant nestled into a strip mall, but it is a fantastic find. The food was ready quickly and was delicious. Just like mom would make if she was Italian and an amazing cook.

Thank Doug B
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Best eggplant parm ever tasted! Recommend you add the Roman meatball to anything you order! Unique lightly sweet and savory taste in the same bite . Friendly staff. Order at counter and take a seat or enjoy it to go. Seating for about 20-25 only.

Thank N0madic1
Tucson, AZ
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

My family and I had high hopes for this restaurant. However, the food was a little too bland. We had to add salt and a lot of Parmesan to get more flavor. Our kids enjoyed their orders, however. As the one paying the bill, I didn't feel like it was worth the amount we paid, especially because we had to... More 

Thank arizonamom
Oceanside, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

We have had almost everything on the menu. It is all fantastic. We go there as often as we can. The tomato gravy is soooooo flavorful. The Ravioli is hand made. The Lasagna is to die for. The spaghetti is great. Oh, and don't for get the Chicken Parm. Out of this world. Pizza is great too.

Thank rnbentley
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263 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Limited but excellent menu. Different specials everyday. No ambience but great food. Pizzas are wonderful and they make them any way you like. Take out very convenient Very busy at dinnertime. Lots of regulars.

Thank Alan K
Riverside, Missouri
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

Saw a rerun of Triple D featuring Spiritos while waiting in the animal hospital in Carlsbad during our dog's cancer treatment. Had late lunch there and was comforted by the food and friendliness of owner and staff. Nothing pretentious or over priced, just simple preparations done right. Red sauce on pizza, pasta and sandwiches is a straightforward old school homemade... More 

Thank rollo h
Carlsbad, CA
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86 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

My spouse and I went to Spiritos for dinner as we had never tried it before and had heard it was pretty good. We walked in and found our own table, went to the counter and got menus. We looked at the menus, then walked back to the counter to order our food. I ordered the spaghetti and meatballs. My... More 

Thank dml718
Encinitas, California
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172 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Hubbie had lasagne and I had baked scallops with garlic-buttered spaghetti and they were fine but for a $32 lunch plus bev, they needed to be a lot better than fine. Decor is strictly strip mall joint and you buss your own food. The signed Guy Fieri poster is prominently displayed and I guess those were the glory days. But... More 

Thank Patty8888
Dallas, Texas
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125 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate here the night before before the Carlsbad Marathon. It was great food. I had the spaghetti and meatballs to carb load before the marathon. I would like to eat here again and try the pizza or calzones. It was really busy and we sat at the bar. It seems like a lot of locals were... More 

Thank xxWOOGIExx
Carlsbad, California
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77 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

Great little place for great Italian food. I had the spaghetti with meat sauce and meat ball. Could not finish it all. Really enjoyed it. The staff is very friendly too. My friend had the eggplant parm and she loved it. Not much ambiance but just great food.

Thank Regina T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2508 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1203
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 760 720 1132

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?