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Spirito's Italian Diner

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$$ - $$$
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2508 El Camino Real, 2508 El Camino Real, 92008-1203, Carlsbad, California, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1203
+1 760-720-7111
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Carlsbad, CA
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97 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 to order after deciding what we wanted. I chose an eggplant Parmesan pizza and my... More 

Thank dml718
Greensboro, North Carolina
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98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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
Okoboji, Iowa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Las Vegas, Nevada
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80 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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- was an A...fantastic! Spaghetti and meatball- was a grade C...nothing to get excited about. The... More 

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Norristown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Never thought I'd be so impressed by the food in a strip mall. I had the manicotti because it's a personal favorite but I understand they are famous for the spaghetti and meatballs, which one of my party had and loved. Great prices too! Worth the visit. Seating is fairly limited.

Thank David P
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

We frequent this restaurant often. The food is outstanding and the service is top notch. Pick your favorite dish and enjoy!

Thank T L
Carlsbad, California
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186 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017

My husband loves this place which is a big compliment to Spiritos! He's pretty particular when it comes to Italian food and he finally has found a place that makes Lasagne and Eggplant Parm the way it should be, great sauce, nice cheese and not greasy! Too noisy to eat in for us but a great place to get take... More 

Thank copejenney
2 reviews
Reviewed January 22, 2017

Sprito's pasta is outstanding. I highly recommend the lasagna with meet sauce! My wife loved the ravioli. The service is great and run by the family. It's a must do when we are in North County.

Thank Matt C
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017

We had the cheese ravioli. It was wonderful and filling. Also, liked the bread they gave with it. Very friendly staff. We also purchased their Garlic Dressing to bring home with us.

Thank Debbie495

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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
Average prices
$7 - $14
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?