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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Firenze Trattoria reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (43)neighborhood gem (38)special occasion (21)fit for foodies (20)romantic (19)great for lunch (10)notable wine list (10)good for groups (10)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • This is our favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    We are never disappointed when we go here, everything is always great (food, service, ambiance).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Needs some makeup and adjustments
    JAJ77
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    Not sure if the decor needs a refresh or the menu or the ... something is not right. No people there, ambience was zero ...
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of my favorites!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    I really enjoy this place. Food is always awesome! I especially like the Bolognese, fresh fish, Caesar (they even have anchovies!) Would recommend for others but don't want too many people to know.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really great lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    We had a very nice lunch here. We had Caesar Salads and the Cannelloni. Both were excellent. The house wines were very good too. Then we shared dessert, Tortufu (?) Chocolate gelato with a pink center covered in chocolate, excellent. We dined at 3pm so we were the only ones there, so very quiet. We will certainly return again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant experience....first
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2013
    Very pleasant experience....first time at this restaurant, we will come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Long Time Customer
    TrueVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    My wife and I loved this restaurant for years, but its lost its charm. Terrible and slow service is the major problem here. Perhaps they remember the good old days and are now too successful.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ok Mom's day
    DrDCB
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Not a bad experience, but not fine dining either. The service was good, the food plentiful (if unremarkable), the room - Loud and echoing...unfortunately not the best choice for my mom, who has hearing challenges. Our waiter was great though, and as the room slowly cleared, we were glad of our later reservation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Great food and wine. Service is good but can be slow at times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • better than average food
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Our birthday celebration was wonderful. Osso bucco, chicken Vesuvio and a couple of raviolis were to write home about- large portions that everyone enjoyed. Really well-made dinners and very good service. Good timing on the courses, attentive yet unobtrusive wait staff. We ate outside, which I think is really nice. It was not noisy outside, and not all that crowded on the Friday night we visited. Everyone enjoyed the dinner. Not sure why Firenze has some hit n miss reviews for service etc. Perhaps there were training issues. We recommend for celebrations or other (not inexpensive) meal. It looked like the bar was very popular.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just to good
    GRIZZLYVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    Not only a locals favorite, it is one of north county best.easy parking. Eat at the bar and take I throtle action. Priced lower than you would think.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was unimpressed by the seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    I was unimpressed by the seating arrangement. Restaurant was not full. All parties were squished into one corner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Question answered
    CookingPartnersVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    If you enjoy a cocktail while perusing the menu, Firenze is not for you. They seem to have a nice bar, but no cocktail service offered. Likewise, a "glass" of wine means just that. You will not be offered another. Hydrate before your meal, no water after food arrives. I think they were scared by fluids as children. Food was excellent. Risotto from a prior visit set the standard that no one has beaten. Pasta was perfect. If you can get past the beverage issue. We live nearby and pass the restaurant several times per week. This visit answered the question "why don't we go there more often?" Firenze - you could have added at least $20 to bill and we would have been happier. Offer a beverage and see if we want more wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went there for Easter dinner.
    Barb
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Went there for Easter dinner. Wasn't crowded as I suspect most people go out for brunch. I had scallops and shrimp over risotto.....perfectly done scallops and nice juicy shrimp. Best risotto I've ever had...creamy and perfectly cooked....just a tiny bite to it. Also had caesar salad equally good,just right amount of dressing. Portions were big enough to have the next night at home. Service was quick and attentive. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • it was one of the nicest dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    it was one of the nicest dining experances that we had ,and we didn,t have to travel that far i am sorry we didn,t find this place sooner, We live in San Marcos and we will return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food, good portions.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Great food, good portions. They accommodated our early arrival without a problem. Our server, Petra, was awesome as well.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently impeccable!!
    sdnana51VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    We love this restaurant! It's close to home and is a real gem! As we entered we were greeted with a "Happy Anniversary" and after we settled into our cozy table our gracious server also wished us "Happy Anniversary". The food is consistently delicious and the service is impeccable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lasagna...mmmmm yum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    Lasagna to die for...love this place as a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They took excellent care of
    TheProf
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    They took excellent care of us as we celebrated our wedding anniversary.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great, but probably
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/7/2013
    The food was great, but probably the portions were way too big....no one finished their food. The service was good...but the noise in there from all the diners made across the table conversation impossible. There was a table so close to us that we could clearly hear the conversation of the men seated there. We would certainly return but perhaps pick a quieter time of day. We were surprised that a Thursday night was so crowded.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Service was poor. Dinner delivered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Service was poor. Dinner delivered within minutes of appetizer with no room on table and dinner was cold. Had to ask for desert menu. Given the wrong check! Overall experience was NOT GOOD! This was a business dinner meeting.
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  • Have been to Firenze Trattoria
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    Have been to Firenze Trattoria on multiple occassions now and am never dissapointed. You get what you pay for. Food and atmosphere is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • In top form, we enjoyed the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    In top form, we enjoyed the food and had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is one of our favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    This is one of our favorite places, we always have a great dinner when we go here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The ambiance was quite nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    The ambiance was quite nice (after we requested a move from our first table by the kitchen to a corner table). Noise was a bit high due to a loud party at an adjacent table. The only really negative aspect of the experience was the length of time for the food to be served--at least a half hour after ordering. The food itself (scampi and veal saltimbocca) was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a nice, delicious dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    I was very happy with the service and food suggestions. It was the perfect setting and environment to catch up with some dear friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good experience. Some previous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Good experience. Some previous reviews were negative concerning service but that may be in the past. We were seated promptly and service was very good. Food was good as well. It was a special Valentine Day menu so not sure what the menu regularly offers.
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  • Would not go there for Valentines
    WeescotVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Would not go there for Valentines Day ever again.....prix fixe menus result in poor tired food and overly high prices
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Set menu for Valentine's Day.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Set menu for Valentine's Day. All tasty and well-presented. Lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No vegetarian selection with
    DbleT
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    No vegetarian selection with the exception of a salad. I had scallops of a bed of spinach which was really oily. Only ate a bit over half the meal as did my wife and her dish of some kind of lasagna which was not very good. Way overpriced at $60/plate. Will not go back to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the Valentine's day menu was
    happy2BhereVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    the Valentine's day menu was a little pricey and choices were limited but the food and service were great. We'd try it again on a non-holiday when we can order from the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Firenze's is always tops with
    NLML
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    Firenze's is always tops with us. We love their food and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Restaurant in Encinitas
    Smitty
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    Firenze contiues to amaze and impress. Great local restaurant. Superb food, many excellent choices. Tremendous wine list and Monday half-price bottles is a major attraction. Hostesses are friendly and responsive. Wait staff knowledgeable and extremely well-trained. We keep comong back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian Experience in Encinitas
    AtlantaCritic
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Great place for couples to go out to dinner. Can easily chat while enjoying some good Italian Food. Highly reccomend if you are looking for some good old fashion Italian food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    The food wasn't as good as usual and the service was Terrible!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our waiter Gary was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    Our waiter Gary was excellent. Was very personable, professional, helpful, tended to our needs. We were celebrating a birthday and gave us the best service ever. He made our dining experience enjoyable, and had a great sense of humour. I would highly recommend him to others and when I do go back to dine I will request Gary as my waiter. My party and I had a great time and the food was delicious. My eggplant parmesan was the best I ever had. Gary thank you for taking great care of my party and making my birthday a pleasant and fun experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I've been there dozens of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    I've been there dozens of times and always enjoyed it. Sunday night the food was not as good as usual, a little disappointing. It's been one of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mom's night out for three of us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    I planned this for a Mom's Night Out wanting good food, wine, quiet so we could chat, and hoping for good service. My expectations were exceeded on all hopes. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Firenze Bellismo
    Smitty
    Dined on 1/22/2013
    Tuesday evening...dinner for my son & his significant other...a great birthday. Wonderful service, even with a new waiter. He had been very well trained and conducted himself like a seasoned pro. English butler quality service from waiter and assistant staff. Food was absolutely superb and the variety of choices was terrific; specials were truly 'special'.. Bar is warm and welcoming with sports on the television but it is not a sports bar. It is just plain comfortable. Prices are reasonable; wine list is extensive and the chef goes beyond the norm in delicacies and size of portions.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2 of the 3 of us had the veal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    2 of the 3 of us had the veal scalopini and it was slightly overcooked. Other than that, everything else was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RSF fan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Great service, food and a true neighborhood gem. I just wish it wasn't so-noisy. I guess this is the result of its popularity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate