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Pizzicato Gourmet Pizza

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252 N El Camino Real Ste 5, Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-635-2800
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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1,050 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Excellent pizza with a SoCal ambiance! The Italian sausage ricotta cheese garlic pizza is excepctional. Highly recommended.

Thank METRUN360
McLean, Virginia
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

The menu is Italian with a focus on Pizza, though dishes like salads, pasta, wine, and beer are all available. Pizza can be bought by the slice and is delicious - with daily specials on the menu The place is good to sit in with a nice atmosphere and friendly service

Thank TBesoug
San Diego, California
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219 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

Pizzacato serves pizza, sandwiches and salads. They are all tasty. For a few $ more, you can order your pizza gluten-free. The salads were large, the pizza was tasty (yes, I ate three pieces), and the staff was very accommodating - moving tables, turning on heaters, clearing the tables in a timely, yet unobtrusive way. We'll take another group back... More 

Thank jsearle99
Carlsbad, California
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77 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2015

Very good pizza. Lots of flavor and the crust is crispy. If I'm going to indulge in pizza I really want it to be worth it and this place delivers.

Thank Regina T
San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015

I ordered the Anchovie Pizza. Instead of a few strips of Anchovies spread out over the pizza, the entire pizza was covered with Anchovies! The crust was thin and the cheese was perfect. These guys know what they are doing. Absolutely delicious. I will be back.

Thank John F
San Diego, California
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219 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Whether its a couple of us or a group of 8, Pizzicato is consistently good. Their salads are above average, the pizza is tasty, and the service is efficient and friendly. Reasonable prices, good food, good service. Easy to like!

Thank jsearle99
Encinitas, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is one of my favorite neighborhood escapes. The pizza crust is delicious, and their choice of toppings always work, whatever you pick. Plus, I'm in love with their spinach salad--they use real French-style lardons--DeLish! The ambience is OK--a little loud, but you can opt for outside--nothing special.

Thank janoclock
Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Thanks to Trip Advisor, we found this great little pizza place! Amazing fresh homemade pizza and very welcoming staff! Would visit again!

Thank Cochranitegal
Encinitas, CA
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231 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our family loves the thin crust pizzas and salads at Pizzicato. When deciding where to go eat out everyone throws our their suggestions and very often when someone says "Pizzicato?" everyone else agrees. You can order by the slice or whole pie. There are several salads on the menu, all delicious.

Thank motherHEncinitas
San Diego, California
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132 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014

well this one was a surprise for sure. I did not expect more than pretty standard pizza. it was late and looking for a quick meal. The pizza was well beyond my expectation with quality ingredients ,and cooked just right. Thin crust , tangy tasteful sauce and the best part was the cheese Not a fancy place just a down... More 

Thank Russ V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 N El Camino Real Ste 5, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-635-2800

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