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“Delightful from start to finish”

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: Lunch, Dinner, 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 December 9, 2013

Not only did the chef let us into the restaurant a bit early to get out of the cold, he served us a taster portion of polenta with sheep's milk cheese that was so good, I wanted more! The owner presented the specials to us and the waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. Our meal was delicious and when I asked what kind of cheese had been in the polenta, they brought us more slices of it. The customer service we received could not have been any better. Amazing food-amazing service = customer for life. Can't wait to return.

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Thank Lisa T
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Giannfrancos, Owner at Giannfranco's Trattoria L, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2013

It was a pleasure to have served you and your friend this past week. Thank you for taking the time to write such complimentary words. Our guests are very important to us, whether they have bad or good things to say about Giannfranco's. Feedback keeps us knowing how we're doing. It gives us the opportunity to improve and fix glitches..

Looking forward to seeing both again and Happy Holidays !

Chef/Owner

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

We have been going to Giannfranco's since it opened 6 years ago and everything on their menu is superb. We have taken several of our friends there and they all agree that it is the best in Carp. We have been to Italy several times and the food here is as good or better then the best restaurants in Italy. Giovanni is a great chef and his parents, Frank and Anna are wonderful hosts that treat you like true friends when you walk through the door. Their deserts are out of this world. Tom & Carolyn Ewens

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

This restaurant has improved greatly since 2011. I was not impressed with their food then; but now I rate it very good.
The service is also very good, but declines when its busy. I would tend to avoid this place on a Friday or Saturday night, because it becomes very noisy.

The menu is quite extensive, and their pasta excellent. Desserts are worthwhile. My only problem is the noise, and the small tables. Be prepared for very close other patrons.

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Thank piet10
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

My wife and I experienced a fantastic dining experience at this restaurant. This is a family owned and operated establishment that specializes in excellence in every way. The meals are presented beautifully, the flavors are out of this world and the ambiance is warm and inviting. I could go on and on but until you dine there you will not appreciate how good a meal can be.

Oh by the way, don't forget to check out the romantic patio in the back...

Ciao!
Brian and Mary Jo

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Thank Brian S
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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
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