Fratelli's Italian Kitchen - Oceanside

4.7
307 reviews
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Serving North County since 2011, Fratelli’s Italian Kitchen & Catering is a family owned and operated restaurant featuring a wide range of traditional American-Italian dishes in a family friendly, yet casually elegant atmosphere. Fratelli’s uses only the freshest, highest quality ingredients sourced from local purveyors. Their made from scratch hand tossed pizzas, house-made pasta sauces, local organic salads, fresh seafood and other traditional American-Italian classics compose a menu unlike any other in North County. Fratelli’s also offers small production wines and carefully selected draught beers to beautifully complement their food offerings.
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San Diego
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant around, by far. Always welcoming, staff (FOH and BOH) are always friendly, and the food is fantastic. Good portions, good variety. Can't wait to go back, again and again.

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San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was our first time going and we were pleasantly surprised. It was a great family restaurant and we will definitely go back

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met friends from the east coast and chose this place from the reviews as it’s halfway from Santa Ana and San Diego
End of a strip mall but felt like a stand alone Italian
We all very much enjoyed our food and service
Typical Italian fare,well prepared and good value.
No complaints and would return for similar rendezvous

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HK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best Italian food since I left Brooklyn 42 years ago. Service was excellent. Felt like we weee at home.

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent! Some of the best Italian food we had had. The spicing was wonderful and the ingredients were cooked properly, the pasta not overdone, just right. We had absolutely no complaints about the food or the service.. And the atmosphere was very comfortable and cozy.
The only complaint is a small one and it may have been due to not enough staff this Memorial Day weekend.
We had to wait for an hour for our food, and there were only the three of us. But we are planning to come back, the food is THAT good!

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R
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and absolutely fabulous service!! Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone in the Oceanside area!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

You've changed your Bruschetta a few times now. None of my party of 5 really cared for it. Not everyone is a fan of goat cheese. And when you have a winning combination of ingredients to start with, it's overkill. Sometimes keeping it simple is best.

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H
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely worth a visit. Ignore the strip mall location. The interior is tasteful, comfortable, and very quiet. It was a nice change to be able to have a conversation without shouting. Despite the menu, this is not typical "red-sauce" dining, either. The food is lovingly prepared and doesn't look like it was thrown together at the last minute.

The lasagna is outstanding and if you ask nicely, you can get some extra bolognese sauce to blot up with the foccacia. There was a special on the day we went: scallops on risotto. The scallops were perfectly seared without being left either raw or rubbery and the risotto was creamy and actually tasted of more than just rice.

The service was prompt and polite and our glasses never got below half-full.

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LM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the family feel and hospitality. The food was amazing n didn’t wait long.

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San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our go to restaurant when we want pizza. Best pizza in the area. Other menu items just as good. Service is great.

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K
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came here to meet friends, found a bustling neighborhood Italian place - food is good, nice atmosphere, and pleasant and efficient servers. This is not "gourmet" Italian dining, but everything is fresh and well prepared - Italian/American is more like it. One person at the table got Pizza, and liked it; I got a pasta dish with added shrimp that was tasty. Good beer and wine selection. If I lived nearby I'd probably go back. Overall a good neighborhood eatery.

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came down last month from San Jose to visit my girlfriend and we ended up at Fratelli's restaurant. I was impressed by just about everything, service, food quality, etc... that we came back the next night. I was down this past weekend and had made a reservation at another restaurant but ended up cancelling it to go to Fratelli's again. Yes it's that good. I can honestly say that from now on anytime I go down there I will be going here at least once on my visit.

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RM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a reservation for 5pm on Saturday, got there 15 minutes early and we were seated immediately. Server was friendly and attentive. Food came out quickly and was delicious. We really enjoyed the fried artichoke hearts and highly recommend them.

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m
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at Fratellis for my husband's birthday! The meal and service were Outstanding as usual!

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R
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious and portions were generous! We had the chicken piccata and spaghetti with meatballs.

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M
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent margarita pizza! We had pizza sauce added this time and it was excellent! Salads are very good too.

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HN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly atmosphere and good food. Reasonable prices

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OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing Italian food and big portions. The bread and oil is delicious. You will not leave disappointed!

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NB
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Had a reservation, but at the time (5:00) none would have been necessary. Enjoyed our time there.

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S
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always outstanding. Every single time. Stop asking. Just go.

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ES
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fratelli’s consistently has great food, great wines, and great service. It is one of our very favorite Italian restaurants anywhere!

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BH
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food at a reasonable price. You always know what to expect. Highly recommended.

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RS
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place, love the food, just a bit pricey.

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RM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit there and we now have a new favorite Italian spot. Will definitely recommend and visit again.

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JM
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was quick and the food was served piping hot. We will frequent this place

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SN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful experience as always! Great service, delicious food and amazing value!

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KS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service outstanding, and the price was very fair. Could not have asked for better Valentine's day spot

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m
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very lively and inviting environment. Had the margherita pizza which was good and the Tiramisu which was outstanding. Service is where I feel like this place sets itself apart. We were there on Valentines day and the place was packed. Nevertheless, the wait staff was excellent at coordinating and working together to keep us well attended without being overbearing. I've never seen a crew work so well at communicating to provide a consistent, timely and friendly experience. Next time I will be going for one of the pasta dishes. They all looked so good as they were being served to others.

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NB
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, great food, great wine. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the server gave us excellent advice on wine choices, including g a taste before we ordered.

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DW
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to go for awesome Italian food. The service could not have been better ! Our server was super nice and friendly, timely and attentive, with a great sense of humor. Wish I could remember his name! We shared a Caesar salad and had a 16 inch pepperoni pizza which allow us to take home tow slices for lunch. The crust was just crispy enough with lots of ricotta cheese, garlic, spinach and of course pepperoni. This could be a go to place for pizza. We have had other entrees here in the past and they were flavorful and authentic, just like my Italian mother in law used to make,

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FW
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service, helped this immensely exhausted mommy. Rainy days are easier with good food.

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S
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As ALWAYS, another wonderful meal at Fratelli's. Great food in large portions at a fair price. Fantastic team all around (FOH and BOH). Can't wait to eat here again. It'll be soon, be assured.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the homemade food and friendly server. We will definitely be back with our family.

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San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Familiar with restaurant. Celebrating birthday. Service great. Food very good. Homemade bread excellent with olive oil garlic and pesto sauce is excellent

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m
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were AWESOME as usual! We will be back for sure!

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CK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food always and wonderful and pleasant service

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San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love you guys! Will see you again soon. And often. The food, the team, the vibe. All of it makes Fratelli's our favorite restaurant.

Anyone reading this who is unfamiliar, don't take my word (or anyone else's). Just go and you'll understand. This is one of the best restaurants in town. Not cheapest, not top-end fine dining, not a lot of things, but simply outstanding.

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j
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, we were seated promptly at our reservation time. The price seemed a little high but food was cooked as requested and portions were good.

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EH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall experience! I love Fratelli’s! Took my girlfriend here for a date and it’s been a while since we’ve been! They’ve really picked up business! We were seated almost immediately using the open table app to make reservations, the food was delicious, just as we had remembered, and the service was great!

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