Firenze Trattoria
Firenze Trattoria

Firenze Trattoria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.firenzetrattoria.com/
  • Phone: 7609449000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Saturday 11:30am-10:00pm; Sunday 4:30pm-9:00pm
    Happy Hour 4:00PM - 6:30PM Daily

    (**If you have a seating preference in either the inside dining room or the outside heated patio, please specify when making your reservation. Seating preferences are not guaranteed**).
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout
  • Catering: Firenze provides full service catering for your special events, including weddings, bridal showers, bar mitzvahs, graduations and more.
  • Private Party Facilities: Firenze Privato is a private dining experience for up to 50 people. The latest addition to our award-winning restaurant and the menu can be tailored to your liking. With its soft colors and elegant wood accents, the atmosphere evokes class and style with an Italian theme.
  • Private Party Contact: Steve McCartney 7609449000x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Manchester / Encinitas Blvd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Firenze Trattoria
**IF YOU HAVE A SEATING PREFERENCE IN EITHER THE INSIDE DINING ROOM OR OUTSIDE HEATED PATIO, PLEASE SPECIFY WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATION. SEATING PREFERENCES ARE NOT GUARANTEED**



Sun-splashed by day and romantically lantern-lit at night, Firenze's flower-bedecked patio, with it's gentle fountain, is like a private courtyard in some romantic Italian villa. Come see what all the buzz is about we are certain that you will enjoy this one of a kind experience in this beautiful San Diego Italian restaurant.
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Firenze Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (39)neighborhood gem (36)special occasion (22)fit for foodies (18)romantic (17)notable wine list (13)good for groups (12)great for lunch (8)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • great meal
    SeanVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We dine here frequently, and the food is always very good. This last occasion was exceptional, and a testimony to the staff. They were very busy, so the kitchen had to be hoppin, but regardless, the meals were the best ever. Great salmon, and pasta. Thanks Firenze.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italy in Encinitas
    FriederVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My wife and I occasionally have lunch at Firenze since many years. We enjoy sitting on the patio. The dishes never disappointed us. The shrimp bisque is the best that we had anywhere (here and in Europe). Last Saturday, I had their saltimbocca with spaghetti and their pink sauce for the first time. Truly excellent. Consistent with its Itlalian name it "jumped into my mouth". We are looking forward to more visits in the future. It is the closest Itralian ambiente that we know in San Diego county.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic dinner for two
    Jennin244
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I went here for valentines day dinner while visiting San Diego. The ambience was very nice and romantic - an Italian style with dimmer mood lighting. The service was good, and the food was great. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a romantic night out!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was hoping for the regular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Was hoping for the regular menu too, but on valentines day, menu was prix-fixe. Service was pleasant. Pricey for portion size.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good ambiance,
    hatch
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Good food, good ambiance, but overpriced for what we got. In this price point there are so many amazing options. This one is good, but not amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentine's Day Delight
    MrsCohen
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I LOVED their pre-fixed Valentine's Day menu! I enjoyed the lasagna and my husband's filet with blue cheese on top just melted in our mouths! Our sever was extremely helpful in suggesting a bottle of wine that complimented our meal perfectly and the desserts were amazing as well!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unimpressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We had heard a lot of good things about this restaurant, which is why we chose to go during restaurant week, but we were not impressed with our experience. We live in Encinitas, very close to the restaurant, so we thought it would be a fun experience to find a new eatery close by. The hostess was very young and very nervous, greeted us, but would not give us eye contact, she seemed to be waiting for the more experienced hostess, which eventually returned and she was very nice. The waitress we had was not very friendly, but she wasn't rude, just a so-so waitress. Our crab dinner was fishy and the NY steak risotto dinner was a lot of risotto and mushrooms. We were disappointed with our meal. We will not return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We had six people, five of us loved our dinners. The staff seemed genuinely sorry for the guest who did not - offered a substitue and ultimately comped that meal. Dessert was scruptious cannoli! Very nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    Paul
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Great local eatery with authenic Italian cuisine! Excellent pastas, salads and fish/meat entrees.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent as usual
    EastcoasterVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Consistently excellent pasta and northern Italian cuisine. Some are creative. Cost of food, drinks and wine are above average.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you want great tasting
    par4steveVIP
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    If you want great tasting food in a beautiful setting, this is the place to go! While all of their food is good, the lasagna is perhaps their signature dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Impression is +
    Chefmoto
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Took my wife there to celebrate her birthday and my son and his date joined us. The staff was great and the food was even better. Each of had a different choice of meal and everyone was pleased. Will visit again soon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delightful
    Bcup
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We entertained some business clients from IL over the holidays and wanted them to experience our favorite restaurant so close to our home. This time we ordered 2 lasagna to go. Love having the left overs! Awesome food n service. Julie always maKes sure u have an enjoyable experience. Thk u!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new years dinner
    waldo
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    great quality food relatively quiet comfortable chairs good service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    Sandy
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We go to Firenze's often, but took my father-in-law there for New Year's Eve. The fixed menu was excellent. We all had something different and all was delicious. We had a wonderful time and as always enjoyed it completely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Italian
    FamilyDinner
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    We brought some out of town guests to Firenze Trattoria for our first time at this restaurant and had wonderful dinner experience. The service was great, the food was freshly prepared and very tasty, and the desserts hit the spot. All of us agreed that our visit was pleasant and deserved an encore. We particularly liked the attentive nature of the staff. They were always there without imposing or rushing us in any way.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A place to keep coming back to...
    Julie
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Firenze Trattoria is an experience...it is a great place to enjoy with friends, the mood is gentle and calming. The food is to die for, not to mention the desserts!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    SherylVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    At last - that rarest of finds - a restaurant that is quiet for visiting with friends. So many restaurants think we only want a "pigs at the trough" experience! Not only is the food delicious and the service friendly and prompt but you won't just be shoveling food into your mouth, you'll actually be able to talk. Wow, what an original idea! And thanks to Firenze for making this possible.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 21st b'day
    Margo
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Took my daughter for her 21st. We got there before reservation & it took a while for someone to greet us. That was the only downer. After that it was all good & the staff was very solicitous. Food was terrific & wine selection was extensive. They also brought a tirimasu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Firenze's is the best
    NLML
    Dined on 10/22/2013
    What a neighborhood gem, have never had a bad experience here, service is outstanding and food is the best.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Time
    kksnana
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    This was our first time at Firenze Trattoria - we thoroughly enjoyed our dinning - it reminded us of when we were in Venice - food was excellent - service was good but lacked on the return of the waiter after our food was served..... we wanted additional drinks an kept asking for our waiter but he didn't return for quite some time. that would be our only issue.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Robert
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Mark and his staff did an outstanding job for us. We had a special request due to a dietary restriction that was handled perfectly. This is one of our "Go To" restaurants for outstanding overall experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just too expensive . . .
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Just too expensive for what it is -- Italian food. It's no wonder nobody ever needs reservations, ever! Whenever I go I always think -- "I probably won't be back for a long time!"
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is one of the best meals
    Birdie
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    This is one of the best meals I've ever had. The waiter was right of his assessment of the menus and my taste. The experience was amazing and I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience!!
    GaryJ
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    The food was fantastic. The ambience was soothing and romantic. The service was friendly and attentive. What more can you ask? Two thumbs up!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They've Still Got It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    We dine at Firenze more frequently than any other restaurant. The food is very tasty with excellent ingredients. There's more than enough to chose from on the menu plus a few interesting specials every time. So, when we bring the whole family everyone is pleased. The service is very friendly and accommodating especially as staff members have been there a long time. We'll just keep going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • high end Italian
    mikef
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    The dishes are unique twists on Italian cuisine. Food is tasty, attractively presented and the portions are respectable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian by Urban Spoon
    Samuel
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Had a very pleasant meal w/my Aunt & Uncle. They hadn't been there in years and were pleasantly surprised. The food was excellently, swiftly prepared and the service was very attentive. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who yearns for a good meal in a pleasant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lemon Chicken & Scampi was Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Hoping to reminisce dinners in Italy! We dined late on the patio. Lovely space, fountain, charming chairs, heaters! Wait staff was attentive. The bartender gave a friendly greeting. Lemon chicken/scampi w/house pasta arrived hot and was delicious! The linguine with white clam sauce lacked flavor. They were playing soft rock which gave no sense of dining in Florence -- Sinatra would have been better! The Maitre D offered no welcome as we walked by to drop $100 on dinner! He never once checked on us as his sole guests. The bourbon butter pecan gelato tasted like ice cream. The decaf cappuccino could have been old beans or a powder mix. I guess I'll stick with Ciao, Baci and Carmela's for an authentic Italian dining experience. Ciao!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I shared their
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    My husband and I shared their spinach cesar salad; it was very tasty although a bit heavy on the dressing - the shared portions were very large. I had the house special ravioli (stuffed with veal, carrots, onions) and served with an aurora sauce....very good, especially the next day. My husband's pasta was lighter than he thought, but it had good flavor. The waitress did a good job picking out a wine for us. The patio area was relaxing; inside seemed very suitable for a quiet, romantic evening. Overall 0pleasant evening; we will return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a very fine restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    This is a very fine restaurant and the food and service were excellent. We were celebrating my son's birthday and it was a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a very enjoyable evening....
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    We had a very enjoyable evening.....we'll definately go back again and bring our friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have enjoyed Firenze for
    Laura50VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    We have enjoyed Firenze for years, the service is impeccable, we're always impressed by the great food and the ambiance is warm and lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find.
    jpollVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    Nice ambiance, good food and great service. Couldn't be better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian
    QCommVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    This is excellent east coast style Italian... Veal, Pastas, etc....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Desserts
    FoodFun
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    Was a perfect dessert choice for a Sunday evening Birthday. The Blood Orange sherbet was amazing as was the chocolate coated gelato and sherbet dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    I've dinned at Firenze Trattoria a number of times now, and my overall experience has been consistently great. I eat a gluten-free diet, so eating at an Italian restaurant is rarely my first choice. I find that the folks at Firenze are alway eager to accommodate my dietary idiosyncrasies, and any pasta dish on the menu can easily be substituted with a gluten-free pasta alternative, and still be just as delicious. The outdoor seating area is beautiful and enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfortable setting, excellect
    SeanVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Comfortable setting, excellect dishes, friendly service. They mix to create a restaurant that we choose several times a month.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I took a party of 14 here
    SherylVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    I took a party of 14 here for a festive celebration in the garden and it was a perfect experience. The staff went all out to give us a private area, attentive and knowledgeable service and was willing to customize dishes as needed. There was a soft ensemble playing without amplificaion - beautiful and rare - and so appreciated. The food was marvelous and the service splendid. This is, indeed, a very special restaurant that we will return to often and with gratitude.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When 4 of us arrived for a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    When 4 of us arrived for a 7:00 p.m. reservation, they said they did not have my name for a reservation, but would be glad to seat us anyway.
    • Food
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    I would recommend this to a friend.