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“Great food and service”

Giannfranco's Trattoria L
Ranked #8 of 76 Restaurants in Carpinteria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $43
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Authentic Upscale Italian Cuisine. Freshly prepared when you order. Local Ingredients and Imported Italian Products used in our cooking. Amazing Italian wine List served by Professional Servers.
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Both for lunch and dinner, this place is excellent. Once, we had Mama's attendance at lunch in the yard. Wonderful. The food is just great, the ingredients are fresh and of good quality. For dinner, it was no problem for our company of 7 to split 3 starters. I will definitely return to Giannfranco's.

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Thank Brian R
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Giannfrancos, Owner at Giannfranco's Trattoria L, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2013

Our 'Personal Time' is the most precious commodity we have. We thank you for taking time off your busy schedule and expressing those kind words about our restaurant. We strive daily to please all our guests and are happy to hear that YOU appreciate what we do. Giannfranco's Trattoria sets itself apart from all other restaurants in the area by preparing all our Homemade salad dressings, Homemade raviolis to all our entrees made when you order. Never Ahead !! And ALL this happens in our tiny 3 feet by 8 feet kitchen !! Obviously all this happens by having an excellent hard working Serving STAFF as well as a Kitchen Staff that takes PRIDE in what they do and has been part of our Family since the beginning, 7 years ago. We look forward to serving you in the future.

Giovanni
Chef/Owner

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Again the meal and service was excellent. Anna, Frank and Gio plus great staff equals awesome.

We have a place in Carpinteria and visit frequently. We enjoy trying the new items on the menu but I had to do the Steak. It was done as I like it, rare. The meat was prime quality rib eye.

We will be back in mid October for another great meal and to see our friends.

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Thank Carp_on_Sandyland
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

i love giannfranco's! i've been coming here for years, whenever i'm in town. i don't go up to the area as much as i used to, but i was recently back in carpinteria meeting up with friends, and we all had dinner out on the back patio on a summer's evening. i've *never* had a bad meal here. everything i've ever ordered has been delicious, and the portion sizes are perfect. not too big, not too small, just right. the chef, giovanni, is a master at subtlety. he produces lovely, traditionally *and* innovatively prepared dishes that also have an eye to health. olive oil takes precedence over butter, and with the restaurant located in the "salad bowl" of california, fresh vegetables, greens, fruits, along with fresh seafood, are plentiful and delicious. giannfranco's is like a dress that can go from casual to evening -- it's suitable for a casual meeting, or a formal event. you can dress up, or go casual. i had an event here, and they took wonderful care of us. the menu is pricey, but in my experience, it's always been worth it -- the intimate atmosphere, the family feeling behind the counter, the devotion to deliciously and healthily prepared food -- i wish i lived closer! i would go every week! :) oh -- one thing -- being a small family restaurant with carefully, individually prepared meals, the service can take a bit longer than you might like -- but food like this is not meant to be bolted -- sit back, sip some wine or still water, and savor your evening -- it's worth it!

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Thank Beth A
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful lunch here on the patio. The menu choices included appetizers, salads, panini sandwiches, and pasta dishes. The combination of the ingredients make them deliciously different. I had the Insalata di Anna, a refreshing combination of fruit and greens with a touch of cheese and nuts. My husband had a chicken panini. Both were excellent. Their breads are soft, fresh, and not overpowering. We were in a hurry as we needed to get ready for a wedding and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Definitely recommend.

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Thank Howe334
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Made a trip to Carpinteria and ate at this restaurant, right before seeing a theatrical production.
I enjoyed the Petto di Pollo alla Milanese and also ordered the bruschetta. Both were wonderful and the plates were empty when the meal was done. The waitress took good care of our party in their outside patio area. I would definitely go back here on another visit to Carpinteria! I got to sample my friends food and it too was delicious and they also really enjoyed the bruschetta.

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Thank ttnbten
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