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Via Italia Trattoria

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565 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3532
+1 760-479-9757
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible12%
Apr 13, 2016
Feb 11, 2016
“This place has a full three or four course menu. It is usually very good”
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565 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-3532
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Reviewed January 30, 2015

Have to say I have eaten at a lot of Italian restaurants and this is one of the better ones. Dropped in with friends over Restaurant Week and was delighted with the menu and the service, all quiet good indeed. A small restaurant, and rather...More

1  Thank SHERLOCKSanDiego_ca
Reviewed October 27, 2014

The service was outstanding. The place is small and indoors can get a bit loud, but on a Saturday night at 7:00 that was to be expected. The lasagne was excellent. Long wine list - the Barbera was excellent. Dinner for two just under a...More

1  Thank 4billk
Reviewed October 8, 2014

REAL ITALIAN and AMAZING FOOD You will NOT be disappointed! The braised beef is to die for and the pizzas are soooo fresh. the staff is amazing... TRY IT! I WILL go back again next visit!

1  Thank Cori S
Reviewed October 7, 2014

We don't get up to Encinitas much or on the Coast Highway. We had a groupon and a daughter taking Italian in school so we came up here for some Italian food. Before buying the groupon, i read the yelp reviews. We came on a...More

Thank Sdillon92123
Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is one of the best Italian restaurants I have eaten in outside of Italy. A girlfriend eats here regularly and recommended it to us. Six of us ate and drank here. The pasta is made fresh daily. I ate the gnocchi seafood and a...More

Thank Pookeygirl
Reviewed September 9, 2014

Cannot believe this happened! Went with my wife for a late lunch. Two other couples in the whole place, and they were sitting close by us. Ordered our meal's, what I got I can't describe, but it was completely taste-less. I was not going to...More

Thank BJWca
Reviewed August 19, 2014

We used a Groupon to try this restaurant. While they lost our reservation somehow, we were seated immediately as we got there right before the dinner hour. Their wine menu is extensive. But when I asked for some moscato, I was informed that they were...More

Thank Lance2002
Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a chance to try this restaurant after reading about it in the AAA magazine. It is a fairly small downtown place and has tables outside. They don't serve alcohol outside and a glass of wine is almost mandatory with Italian food so we...More

Thank manglin
Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Limited menu, food was ok, I thought it was over priced for what was served. We has soup and pizzas. Pizza's could serve 2 but the waitress said nothing as if they were individual pizzas. Probably would not go back.

2  Thank Cindy D
Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

It didn't take very many trips to Italy to develop a strong fear of American so-called Italian restaurants, so it's a pleasure to find this place that serves delicious Italian food that's knowledgeably prepared and served in a setting that's attractive and relaxed without the...More

Thank Patty8888
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, 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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