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Best Italian Restaurants in Carlsbad


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A photo of 264 Fresco restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Carlsbad
Booked 61 times today
264 Fresco has consistently been praised for its exemplary Italian cuisine, set near the beach in Carlsbad. Many reviewers have raved about the high-quality ingredients used in their dishes, which include classics like lasagna, fettuccine con pollo and a variety of pizzas. There are also mentions of the restaurant’s fantastic service and pleasant atmosphere, with one reviewer noting the exceptional efforts of Gaetano, an Italian waiter. Other highlights from the reviews include the flavorful rigatoni and the wood-fired oven pizzas. The restaurant’s wine list is extensive, featuring a range of selections from Italy and beyond. To sum up, 264 Fresco is a gem worth visiting for an authentic Italian dining experience.
A photo of Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Carlsbad
Booked 36 times today
Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse is renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine, boasting fresh seafood dishes, and a vast wine selection. Reviewers praise it highly, lauding the seafood risotto, Italian white wines, and Chicken Parmigiano as must-try items. They also applaud the "exceptional service", "successful business" operation, and the many non-pasta options. Its prime steaks, traditional Italian recipes, and perfectly prepared fish have earned it a reputation as a "first-class experience". The guests feel the owners are dedicated to creating memorable dining experiences, with several customers looking forward to returning. Moreover, the impressive ocean view and the "5-star service" make Vigilucci's a top Italian restaurant selection.
A photo of Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Carlsbad
Booked 24 times today
Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana, located in Carlsbad, offers an exceptional dining experience, making it a well-loved spot for those seeking authentic Italian cuisine. As noted in the numerous glowing reviews from satisfied customers, Vigilucci's maintains a high standard of quality in all aspects, mastering both traditional and modern Italian fare. The excellent service and attentive staff ensure a pleasant experience for diners, with many describing it as the best Italian restaurant they've visited. Delighting regulars and visitors alike with its delicious food and welcoming atmosphere, Vigilucci's earns its high reputation through unwavering dedication to outstanding service and culinary excellence.
A photo of Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Encinitas
Booked 19 times today
Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana in North County has been praised as one of the best Italian restaurants in the area by many reviewers. With its talented team led by chef Pierre, Vigilucci's Trattoria serves creative, authentic, and delicious Italian dishes. From pastas, ribs, chicken and lamb—every dish is cooked to perfection. Their excellent servers also greatly enhance the overall dining experience. As one reviewer said, "Food was nothing short of amazing, service was outstanding, and the ambiance was great!” Another said, “The service is excellent, the whole staff acts as a team to ensure your satisfaction. The food was excellent.” Several reviewers have left the eatery with "great food memory and happily full", praising it as a "fabulous local gem". With these glowing reviews, it's clear that Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana is a beloved Italian restaurant in the community.
A photo of Giaola Italian Kitchen restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Carlsbad
Booked 4 times today
Known for its premium Italian cuisine, Giaola Italian Kitchen has been lauded by patrons for its outstanding service, generous portions, and authentic recipes. Rave reviews highlight the broad menu, noted for dishes ranging from classic polenta with meatballs to the unique Scarface pizza, as well as delectable drinks like the lavender martini. The restaurant's careful consideration of special dietary needs was praised, with gluten-free and dairy-free options available. Moreover, the establishment's ability to create a comfortable, lively environment with regular live music has also been admired. Finally, the welcoming and accommodating staff, particularly for patrons with special needs, underscores the restaurant's commitment to remarkable service.
A photo of Buca di Beppo - Carlsbad restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Carlsbad
Booked 3 times today
Buca di Beppo in Carlsbad has proven itself as a restaurant of exceptional Italian cuisine. Reviewers praise the authenticity of the dishes and the fun, Italian-decorated ambiance. Furthermore, customers rave about the quality service, with special mentions for servers Nick, Garrett, Patrick from Ireland, and Mariana. The food is regarded as excellent, with the spaghetti and meatballs and antipasta being standouts. One reviewer highlighted the shrimp scampi as "heavenly delicious". The restaurant's portions are noted for being good value for the price. While some customers suggest improvements in music and pricing, overall, they continue to enjoy their dining experience at Buca di Beppo.
A photo of Blade 1936 restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Oceanside
Booked 23 times today
Blade 1936 is an exceptional Italian restaurant praised for its excellent food, impeccable service, and welcoming ambience. Whether it's traditional pasta dishes, brick oven pizza, or a variety of seafood specialties, the restaurant consistently surpasses expectations with its authentic, high-quality Italian cuisine. Renowned for menu favorites like the Linguine Pesto, Regina Margherita pizza, and Pappardelle Al Funghi, each dish is a testament to a profound culinary tradition, with reviews lauding the dishes as "phenomenal" and "the best ever tasted." Patrons are also delighted by the owner's personal involvement, ensuring each diner's experience is flawless, and offering unique, hard-to-find wine selections. Blade 1936 consistently satisfies and impresses, solidifying its reputation as one of the best Italian, if not overall, dining establishments in Oceanside.
A photo of Firenze Trattoria restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Encinitas
Booked 16 times today
Firenze Trattoria is a gem of a restaurant offering exquisite Italian cuisine. The extensive menu includes mouth-watering options from delicious appetizers to main courses and delectable desserts, perfectly paired with an incredible array of Italian wines. Many customers describe the food as flavorful with perfectly cooked pasta, praising the unique Italian dishes and impeccable service. Reviews frequently mention the authentic Italian ambiance, making it a perfect venue for special occasions. Notably, the restaurant has been a beloved community staple for over 20 years, captivating patrons with its consistency in delivering outstanding culinary experiences. One reviewer even declared it their 'all-time favorite Italian restaurant.'
A photo of Nick & G's Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Rancho Santa Fe
Booked 8 times today
Nick & G's Restaurant is widely recognized as a shining star of American cuisine. The high praise it receives in customer reviews reflects its dedication to quality food and service. As one customer enthused, "The food was amazing, the ambiance beautiful, the service impeccable!" Another reviewer labeled the dining experience as "outstanding," with "excellent" wait staff and "top notch" food. Many commentators commend the prime rib dinner and Parmesan chicken, staples of American cuisine. One review even reflected on the professionalism of the staff, "always helping each other out". Nick & G's embodies the essence of excellent American cuisine and service.
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