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Best Italian Restaurants in Encinitas

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A photo of Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1297)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Encinitas
Booked 16 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 Firenze Trattoria restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1707)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Encinitas
Booked 21 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 Buca di Beppo - Carlsbad restaurant
3.9
Excellent(444)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Carlsbad
Booked 4 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 North Italia San Diego - One  Paseo restaurant
4.5
Awesome(1456)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Del Mar
Booked 60 times today
North Italia San Diego - One Paseo is lauded for its diverse array of authentic Italian cuisine. Many patrons have praised its generous servings, flavor-rich dishes, and the freshness of its ingredients. From their renowned meatballs and excellent red sauce to the perfectly seared scallops on creamy risotto, the restaurant's skill is evident in the execution of every dish. Commendations extend beyond the food, with many reviews highlighting the exceptional service as well. Notably, guests appreciate the varied Italian wine selection, especially the whites, which are often lacking in other Italian establishments. The restaurant offers a wonderful blend of traditional Italian and modern American dishes, ensuring universally satisfying dining experiences for all patrons.
A photo of Cucina Enoteca - Del Mar restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2708)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Del Mar
Booked 38 times today
Cucina Enoteca in Del Mar is much acclaimed for its good Italian cuisine. Diners laud it for being anything but typical and for its creative comfort food. The excellent service coupled with the wonderful atmosphere adds to the overall experience. The restaurant has mastered outdoor dining, which often amplifies the satisfaction of diners enjoying the fresh, delicious Italian food. The meals are enhanced by the well-informed and friendly service. While the restaurant is considered pricey by some, the majority of the diners agree that the food, with the likes of short rib pappardelle and squashed blossoms, are worth every penny. Overall, Cucina Enoteca is one of the best Italian spots in San Diego County.
A photo of 264 Fresco restaurant
4.5
Awesome(2519)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Carlsbad
Booked 58 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 Il Fornaio - Del Mar restaurant
4.4
Awesome(2320)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Del Mar
Booked 31 times today
Il Fornaio - Del Mar serves high-quality Italian cuisine according to glowing reviews from many loyal customers. Located in Del Mar, the restaurant offers stunning ocean views, significantly enhancing the dining experience. Patrons commend the restaurant for its excellent service, delicious food, and special attention to details such as rose petals on the table for anniversaries, underlining the restaurant's commitment to creating a memorable experience. Notably, the food is often described as authentic and consistent, with dishes like homemade pasta and Margherita pizza becoming fan favorites. The restaurant is highly recommended as the best Italian eatery in the area, with some customers stating that it serves "the best Italian food in the U.S".
A photo of Vigilucci's Seafood & Steakhouse restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(4426)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Carlsbad
Booked 59 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 Rosina's Italian Restaurant restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1113)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Poway / Rancho Bernardo
Booked 41 times today
Rosina's Italian Restaurant has received rave reviews, with patrons lauding it as one of the best Italian eateries they've experienced. From hearty, flavorful appetizers to the perfectly executed main dishes, each item on the menu is said to be exemplary of authentic Italian cuisine. Customers find the service to be outstanding, whether dining indoors or out on the patio, making the experience even more enjoyable. They make special mention of the notable dishes like past vongole, Sicilian salad, lasagna, and the pappardelle pasta with shrimp. The overall atmosphere is praised as upscale yet comfortable and family-friendly. According to the patrons, Rosina's Italian Restaurant consistently offers great food, great service, and a great atmosphere.
A photo of Nick & G's Restaurant restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(905)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Rancho Santa Fe
Booked 12 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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