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“Our absolute favorite! Makes all other Italian disappointing.”
Review of Trattoria I Trulli

Trattoria I Trulli
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Ranked #14 of 303 Restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between G & H Street
Transit: Encinitas Coaster stop 3 blocks North and 1 block East of our location
Description: Cozy and quaint setting that will bring you back to Italia! A true trattoria one would find roadside in Tuscany. Our cuisine is traditional authentic Italian. With many classical dishes including homemade lasagne, our classic ricotta & spinach ravioli and gnocchi made in house daily. Bread fresh from the oven every morning compliments our garlicky Sicilian tomato pesto dipping sauce. A rock star wine list with more than 100 bottles offered at every price point and more than 20 wines by the glass to choose from. Daily specials are more contemporary Italian with a range of game meats including rabbit, venison, quail and bison using produce and recipes of the season. Gluten-free & whole grain pastas are available as well as a wide variety of vegetarian items to choose from. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and high quality products for an enchanting experience for all of our guests. Raise your glass and fill your soul with heart and goodness ~ cheers!
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Their food is so authentic and delicious. I love all the rissotto dishes and haven't had anything else that was not delicious. The staff has been consistent for years and always welcome us when we arrive. Order Lobster Ravioli for little kids; it always goes over well.

It does get crowded but reservations are now available!

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Thank Teresa R
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

My friend and I have been coming here for several years when we spend a weekend to go to the Del Mar race track. It does a very good interpretation of basic Italian food. We usually go Sunday evenings, but once we went on Saturday and had to wait over an hour and a half. The hostess did not apologize, but seemed to think we should be grateful for ever being seated.

Thank Pauline C
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Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

The food is delicious, and
Reasonably priced. The wait time from 6pm onwards can be long and there are no reservations, unless you have a large party. It's worth the wait if you have the time.

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

We live in Encinitas so when I found out that Trattoria i Trulli was a sister restaurant of some of our favorites in Little Italy, we decided to give it a try. THe dining room was a bit cramped and it got a bit warm, but the food lived up to our expectations. We had calmari that was very light and crisp. The salad special was full of flavor as was the Spaghetti Principessa (goat cheese and pesto - what a great combination). The veal saltimbucco was excellent. Portions are large so splitting works out well. We will be going back, but probably later in the evening (8 pm) so it is not so crowded.

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Thank encinitas53
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Excellent ambiance and exceptional food. Don't want to speak too glowingly of the place because then it might get harder to get a table. Went on an uncharacteristcally hot night, and restaurant had no AC on, so dampened the experience a wee bit

Thank Mblalbany
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