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Via Italia Trattoria

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565 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3532 (Between D & E Street)
+1 760-479-9757
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:15 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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San Marcos, California
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86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2016

Dine frequently and always enjoyable with a wonderful selection of Italian food. Take advantage of their popular happy hour with a great selection of entrees - you can't go wrong. Dinner reservations suggested - especially on weekends and peak times.

Thank mac33028
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120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2016

We like the pasta dishes, the wine variety, the salads, and the owner of the place. Most of the time, the pasta is al dente, as it should be, and if anything is not to your liking, the owner will make sure you leave a happy customer. It is a place we continue to visit it again and again.

Thank worldtraveler73_7
Carlsbad, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 11, 2016

Since we were in Encinitas, we decided to eat at Via Italia. We remembered that some of their pastas were made there and we had never had a bad meal there. We were not disappointed. and to top it all off, they had a great Happy Hour. Half off three quarters of their menu, including their wine list and great... More 

Thank Mary Ann C
Vista, United States
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Via Italia is the favorite of both me and my wife. Anytime we feel like great Italian food that is where we go!! So, why is it so hard to describe? The Owner, Paolo Pedrazzani is generous, dynamic, funny and a great story teller BUT is about as explosive as the Vesuvio volcano that destroyed Pompei. The trick here is... More 

Thank G B Nino C
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2015

We really enjoyed the atmosphere and service which was relaxed but very efficient! The food was really delicious and our family of five, including one vegan, loved it. The desserts were exceptionally good. Thank you for a memorable evening. (We might have been slightly influenced by the fact we are European and there was 'proper football' on the TV!)

Thank Sarah G
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Via Italia is an all round superb eatery. As a family on holiday from the UK we were perusing local eateries to find one which met our fancy. During happy hour the prices seem too good to be profitable but we took advantage of them anyway. Lasagna, Salami Pizza, Prawn Penne Pasta and a Salad dish were ordered and all... More 

Thank DouglasTA
Tempe, Arizona
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2015

This place used to be amazing but it's really gone downhill over the last 5 years. The service has always been bad but I never faulted them for it because the food was delicious. Was being the operative word. First I should say I am first generation Italian and have eaten my way through Italy a dozen times, I know... More 

1 Thank Yviebee
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138 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Being a local it is amazing how many restaurants I have not been to. This restaurant is warm and inviting and you are greeted by an actual Italian. They have a creative menu which is refreshing. I suggest the arugula salad with buratta and pistachio pesto...I had the stuffed eggplant (mushrooms and cheese) which was an appetizer but plenty for... More 

Thank PrincessWildhair
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Had Raviolis with amazing tomato sauce. The dish was delicious! I also really like the settings it was relaxing and festive at the same time.

Thank Stit1854
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2015

the bread was really good and the Misa salad. Of the four of us, no one was thrilled with their meal. The atmosphere is so-so. I expected a nicer atmospheric for the price. The waitress was not very engaged and took a long time to acknowledge us and take our order.

1 Thank Karen M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:15 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 - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 565 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3532
    (Between D & E Street)
  • Public Transportation: Coaster train Station is right behind the restaurant. If you are coming from San Diego downtown or Oceanside is the best transportation! Check the schedule at http://www.gonctd.com/coaster
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-479-9757

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?