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Giannfranco's Trattoria L

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666 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
805- 684-0720
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Shelby Township, Michigan
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went here on a busy night. We ended up at the bar eating. It was fine to eat at the bar, full menu. They have only beer and wine. Excellent food! Very nice owner. Waiter was good too. food was the best we had while in town!

Thank danamc65
Punta Gorda, Florida
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant on the recommendation of a local. The atmosphere is very nice - we sat in the back garden. The owner and his wife were also very pleasant and genuine. The food and wine were very good - however, both my husband and I felt it was very pricey. Would love to go back, but will... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We have enjoyed this traditional Italian Trattoria on special occasions since it was opened a decade ago. Last night was a disappointment. Service was slow despite being half full. The beginning antipasto was excellent but the pasta entrees were both oversalted and lacking in their seafood and meat components. The food prices have risen to above average and the wine... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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180 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Giannfranco's was highly recommended by a local during my visit to the area. From the outside it's a very inviting space, looking like you're about to walk into someone's home. Once inside, I had just a wonderful dining experience. Being solo, I opted to sit at the bar and was so glad to have done so. To truly appreciate this... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The food was good but very overpriced. For a fancy Italian restaurant, we had a waitress who was hard to understand due to Hispanic accent. Not her fault, but not part of the ambiance you would expect.

Thank GIG101
Buellton, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

I got the Frutti de Mare and was very unimpressed. The fish was all overcooked to the point that the shelfish all had the texture of rubber. The tomato brodo was little more than canned tomato soup with some added garlic. My partner had the lobster ravioli. They looked like housemade ravioli but the portion seemed very small for the... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant owners insure each guest is treated with love. Staff and servers are knowledgable and helpful. This visit involved light dining. Ann ordered bruschetta, well presented with diced tomatoes, basil, oil, parmigiana reggiana - perfection. Speaking of that, I ordered my standard, the Carpaccio. Truly the best I have had, anywhere. The arugula and micro greens, capers, oil pepper all... More 

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Valencia, CA
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160 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Had lunch here on a Sunday right at noon. There were at most 5 tables being waited on. While the food was good the service was very slow. The two wait staff would disappear for 10 minutes at a time for no visible reason. We were seated at noon, food order not taken until 1220. Food did not arrive until... More 

Thank ladinks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We had family in Carpinteria for summer fun and Gianfrancos is always on the must do list The dinner was amazing. Gio offered suggestions that were awesome. Short ribs were the best. Always a great choice. Lobster raviolis were cooked to perfection. The fettuccini was excellent. Anna and Frank are priceless. The best meals in Carpinteria. Bone petite.

Thank Carp_on_Sandyland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

You will enjoy lunch as well as dinner at this small Italian restaurant. The desserts are fabulous. Choose to dine in or outside by their romantic fountain and twinkling lights!

Thank Sandra W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $43
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 666 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 805- 684-0720
Authentic Upscale Italian Cuisine. Freshly prepared when you order. Local Ingredients and Imported Italian Products used in our cooking. Amazing Italian wine List served by Professional Servers.

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