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Spirito's Italian Diner

2508 El Camino Real, 2508 El Camino Real, 92008-1203, Carlsbad, California, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1203
+1 760-720-7111
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“ravioli” (22 reviews)
“cannoli” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (54 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
2508 El Camino Real, 2508 El Camino Real, 92008-1203, Carlsbad, California, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1203
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We saw this Italian diner feature on tv and decided we would give it a try since the owner is from NJ, as are we, and we appreciate good Italian food available there. The pizza is the very best on the west coast if you...More

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a proverbial "hole in the wall" of strip mall with great authentic Italian food. Listen, I don't even like Chicken Parmesan, but I LOVE theirs with angel hair. (My BF ordered it and I practically ate all of his so I am officially a...More

Thank onthelooselive
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many others, we were led to try this hole-in-the-wall restaurant by seeing it featured several years ago on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives; it was really worth the stop. Upon entering the restaurant, we were warmly greeted by several people. The smell of the food...More

Thank rehclass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having food this since in was on Triple D, I had to try it. Had the ravioli with meat sauce and was not disappointed. It was everything that is was pumped up to be. They warn you to eat ravioli early in the week as...More

Thank Pastorkevin71
Reviewed June 28, 2017

We've relied on Spirito's - pronounced spirit - ohs, not spur-eat-ohs, for years. Great pasta dishes and the best pizza around served with exceptional red "gravy". Yes, the linguini with clams is made with canned clams, but that's forgivable given the overall quality of food;...More

Thank john d
Reviewed April 10, 2017

The pizza was way better then anything back home! ( Calgary,Canada) However the Cannoli was AMAZING and so was the Caesar salad! Next time we wont order and pick up we will go in and eat!

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed April 3, 2017

One of my friends suggested having lunch at Spiritos. I had been there once before with my spouse, for dinner, and neither of us were very impressed. Well, I decided to give it another try and order something different. We walked up to the counter...More

1  Thank dml718
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Generous portions; lasagne had fresh ricotta, chopped salad enough for two! Bread seemed homemade. Lots of regulars in and out for takeout too. Don't let the setting discourage you. Great find

Thank Emilie G
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

We thought the pizza was delicious and the medium size fed us with two slices left over! The food at neighboring tables looked good, too. Casual and friendly atmosphere .

Thank 19Corinne71
Reviewed February 23, 2017

Saw this restaurant on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Simple, straightforward Italian food was the promise and it was as advertised. We ordered a large pepperoni pizza, a spaghetti and meatball plate and a Chicken Parmesan plate. Pizza- was a grade A...really good pizza. Chicken Parm-...More

1  Thank chsnhvn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2508 El Camino Real, 2508 El Camino Real, 92008-1203, Carlsbad, California, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1203
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-720-7111
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