We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Trattoria I Trulli

Is this your business?
830 South Coast, Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-943-6800
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (23 reviews)
“cioppino” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
830 South Coast, Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (210)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very good food. Service was excellent. Our server was wonderful went out of his way to make sure we had an enjoyable lunch. My friends can’t eat a lot of foods he was so helpful. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place, old school feel. Food was excellent. Stick to your ribs but fresh Italian. The Ravioli dalla'aragosta (House made lobster tail meat ravioli in saffron sauce with chopped tomatoes) I had was filling and light. My buddy had the butternut squash risotto with...More

Thank Damian C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the pasta at Trattoria I Trulli. It definitely tastes authentic and is properly cooked. The space is small, but charming. I really like the simple pasta with basil, tomato, and fresh mozzarella because it allows the delicious homemade pasta to shine. The bruschetta...More

Thank jen1105
Reviewed 1 week ago

This charming, local restaurant serves fantastic homemade pasta. In fact, our ravioli was quite possibly the best we've enjoyed in quite some time. Seating is available inside and outside. We decided to sit outside on a bit of a chilly evening, but the outdoor flames...More

Thank X2250YItc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service, good. Drinks, good. Food: salads were OK, Cioppino was delicious, the seafood pasta was good, the Carbonara was NASTY! We’d just come back from Italy 2 weeks ago and asked the waiter if their Carbonar was good and made the classic Italian way, he...More

Thank Gricel K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t be fooled by the small space or the tired decor, this place is serving up truly authentic Italian dishes. The food is excellent, great wine list and service. Portions are generous. I enjoyed the grilled octopus which was a special. Pasta is perfection!

Thank tabi_travels
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

The tired decor should have warned us. Limp salads, food wasn’t fresh. A total disappointment. It’s very noisy & everyone else was chowing down on the same mediocre fare. Maybe I’m just spoiled but I don’t believe freshness and flavor are too much to ask.

Thank GlutenFreePerson
Reviewed May 6, 2018

We lived in Italy for over two years and it was like being back in our local village. Service was excellent and friendly, wine list is great, and the food is truly authenic Italian. The Linguini Mediterrano and the Pasta with shrimp were both exceptional....More

Thank JimH85641
Reviewed April 25, 2018

We stay in Carlsbad few weeks out of year and this is one of our go to restarants. Its 15 minutes away in Encinatas and very casual but excellent menu. Eggplant parmigiana and veal chop milinase was top notch. Large varied menu for all as...More

Thank Alwaystravel999
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

We look forward to eating here when in the San Diego area, it is simply that good. Large menu, you can get about anything. The shells with Italian sausage and basil in white wine sauce is amazing. Their marinara is the best I have had...More

Thank LegalEyeDallasTexas
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 hotels in Encinitas
Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites At Moonlight Beach
649 reviews
.49 miles away
Days Inn by Wyndham Encinitas Moonlight Beach
758 reviews
.50 miles away
Moonlight Beach Motel
206 reviews
.55 miles away
Portofino Beach Inn - Encinitas
40 reviews
.76 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Encinitas Fish Shop
203 reviews
.15 miles away
The 3rd Corner
219 reviews
.03 miles away
Lotus Cafe and Juice Bar
165 reviews
.04 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
451 reviews
.35 miles away
Moonlight State Beach
569 reviews
.52 miles away
Swami's Beach
196 reviews
.31 miles away
Moonlight Beach State Park
34 reviews
.51 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Trattoria I Trulli staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$29 - $31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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 - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 830 South Coast, Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
    (Between G & H Street)
  • Public Transportation: Encinitas Coaster stop 3 blocks North and 1 block East of our location
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-943-6800
  • E-mail
Cozy and quaint setting that will bring you back to Italia! A true trattoria one would find roadside in Tuscany. Our cuisine is traditional authentic Italian. With many classical dishes including homemade lasagne, our classic ricotta & spinach ravioli and gnocchi made in house daily. Bread fresh from the oven every morning compliments our garlicky Sicilian tomato pesto dipping sauce. A rock star wine list with more than 100 bottles offered at every price point and more than 20 wines by the glass to choose from. Daily specials are more contemporary Italian with a range of game meats including rabbit, venison, quail and bison using produce and recipes of the season. Gluten-free & whole grain pastas are available as well as a wide variety of vegetarian items to choose from. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and high quality products for an enchanting experience for all of our guests. Raise your glass and fill your soul with heart and goodness ~ cheers!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing