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Trattoria I Trulli

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Sun, 7/21
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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ANTIPASTI‎
2
ppbruschetta
pesto, marinated tomatoes
11
carpaccio di bue
filet mignon, arugula, shaved parmesan, evoo and lemon
12
carpaccio di salmone
smoked salmon, arugula, capers, red onion and evoo
10
melanzana sorrentina
fried eggplant, marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese
9
calamari adriatico
calamari simmered in tomato sauce with spinach
9
prosciutto e frutta di stagione
fresh fruit of the season and prosciutto
10
fritto misto
fried calamari and zucchini, marinara dipping sauce
8 per person
antipasto
Mediterraneo Italian meats, cheeses, caprese, fried artichoke hearts, marinated olives and bruschetta
14
burrata bellina
fresh virgin mozzarella, sautéed spinach and oven roasted tomatoes
10
caprese estate
fresh beef steak tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and evoo
INSALATE E ZUPPE‎
7
house minestrone with pesto
7
zuppa del giorno
7
grilled chicken +11
grilled shrimp +14
della casa
fresh organic greens and house dressing
12
novella
organic greens, gorgonzola, walnuts, grilled chicken and raspberry vinaigrette
8
tricolori
arugula, radicchio and endive, house dressing and goat cheese
8
grilled chicken +12
grilled shrimp +14
romana
romaine, parmesan-rosemary croutons and shaved parmesan
14
insalata di pesce
grilled‎ salmon on a bed of cool romaine tossed in our house caesar dressing with rosemary crouton, shaved parmesan and lemon wedge
12
d’anatra
organic baby spinach, duck breast, goat cheese, pine nuts and warmed house dressing
13
insalata portobello
portobello mushroom stuffed with pine nuts, goat cheese, sun dried tomato and golden raisins, tri colori salad, house dressing
PASTA‎
16
ravioli classici
ricotta cheese and spinach, creamy tomato sauce
18
ravioli mezze lune all’ aragosta
lobster tail meat, saffron sauce, chopped tomatoes
16
lasagne classica
beef or chicken
14
capellini alla checca
tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella
14
penne nonino
eggplant, tomato sauce and mozzarella
16
rigatoni pizzicoto
Spicy Italian sausage, bell peppers and spicy tomato sauce
14
fettuccine primavera
seasonal vegetables, cream or tomato sauce
18
linguine fra diavolo
shrimp and spicy tomato sauce
19
linguine mediterraneo
carlsbad clams and mussels and shrimp in a white wine or tomato sauce
15
paglia e fiegno al pesto
fettuccine, pine nuts, string beans, potatoes and pesto sauce
PESCE‎
21
scampi serenata
white‎ wine, garlic, pink peppercorns, sautéed spinach
23
salmone tirreno
brandy mustard sauce, artichokes and mushrooms
24
pesce del giorno
fresh catch in a pistachio crust, pan roasted, lemon white wine sauce
22
cioppino alla pugliese
catch of the day, clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari and tomato broth
26
grigliata mista
fresh catch, salmon and shrimp, lemon-thyme samariglio, sautéed spinach
CARNE‎
21
vitello piccata o marsala
veal medallions, lemon, butter and capers or marsala and mushrooms
23
tournados al barolo
filet mignon, red wine reduction
17
pollo101
chicken breast, imported cheeses, spinach and asparagus, wild mushroom sauce
17
pollo reginella
chicken breast, tomato sauce, eggplant and fresh mozzarella
17
pollo capriccioso
chicken breast, arugula, chopped tomatoes, lemon and evoo
DOLCE‎
7
vanilla bean crème brulee
7
cannoli
7
torta della nonna
7
tartufo
7
chocolate mousse cake
7
house tiramisu
About
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
PRICE RANGE
$29 - $31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

visiting encinitas for the first time i found myself at trattoria i trulli based on recommendations of friends and it did not disappoint. the restaurant is quite attractive and has convenient parking in an adjacent lot. the lighting is subdued and warming to the overall...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank marbletraveler
Reviewed May 30, 2019

This atmosphere is nice, like a small Italian cafe. They have a great wine selection and a wide variety of dishes. My husband ordered a dish with a variety of seafood including mussels. It smelt really bad so he had to send it back and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank shooter0913
Reviewed May 19, 2019

This restaurant is a sister restaurant to Buon Appetito which we love. Trulli was equally great. It is a wholesome italian meal without breaking the bank at many of the new small plate restaurants. After seating they serve you some bread and a marinara sauce....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Rajan A
Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

Our first dinner was like we were in Italy! The dishes were so authentic and the cannelloni dish was so delicious ! My husband’s Osso Bucco was amazing as well. You need to have the Tricolori salad! It is amazing! The owner and many patrons...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank melbac957
Reviewed April 28, 2019

My partner worked late in the afternoon decided to have a late lunch, we arrived approximately at 1:45 and they were still open for lunch. one thing we found out is they do close at 2:30 and re open around 5 any way we ordered...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 09RayRay37
Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

Had s wonderful time eating spaghetti carbonara and other specialities. Well served, nice people, nice place

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Luciana-Ka
Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

Best Italian in Encinitas, by FAR! I accidentally broke a glass over my food, and our waiter came out with a brand new meal. #1 Food was delicious, service was AMAZING!

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank carterfay1212
Reviewed February 12, 2019

I’ll Trulli is highly respected by locals for their authentic, delicious cuisine. The atmosphere is quaint and has a flair of Italy to it. Somehow, it maintains its California roots as well, maybe due to its laid back feel. Food is truly excellent.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jeannej77
Reviewed January 25, 2019

We had a hankering for Italian while heading toward the meditation garden. We found two restaurants with good reviews and apparently chose the right one. This trattoria was really good – a wonderful surprise. The ambience was nice and the service efficient and friendly. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Donald S
Reviewed January 4, 2019

Went for a quick bite. The food was well prepared except some potatoes in the pasta were a bit under done. The gnocchi were melt in your mouth and tasty. There isn't any children's menu and they didn't bring any crayons for my little one...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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