Firenze Trattoria

4.7
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1056 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
**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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K
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This is one of our favorite restaurants normally. We had to wait a half an hour before anyone took care of us and the service was dreadful. The food was not up to par and no one even seem to care.
The servers were overwhelmed and stressed. Very poor management.
At this time, we will not return

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a great place and the food was good. I thought a little pricy for the basic dishes. I get it for complex dishes but even a plain spaghetti for kids is $30. But all in all a nice place for dinner.

SW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a wonderful time at Firenze. The food was very good, the service excellent and the ambiance was great. We were seated back in a corner of one of the rooms and it was very quiet. Wonderful evening.

BE
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very reliable good food and service

V
San Diego
76 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We enjoyed most of the fixed price dinner for New Year's Eve. The starts (soup and calamari) were great. The main course of haddock was very bland. It was a good size portion, but had no seasonings. The cioppino was better. The desserts were very good and the service very good as well. It was nice that we could take our time and enjoy the evening.

DC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy New Year’s Eve crowd- great food as usual!

RM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regular customers and will continue...especially for special occasions.

RW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I haven't been At Firenze for more than 20 years, but the food is still delicious. Only the tiramisu was much better the last time....

DB
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My expectations where exceeded. Service, dinner and a warm atmosphere. We especially enjoyed the Lasagna and the Scampi. Both dishes were great. I also recommended the home made chicken meatball with the Rigatoni/Mushroom entree.
We look forward to returning soon.

JB
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent first visit to Firenze. We will definitely come back. Christine was a polite and friendly server. Our selections (muscle appetizer, minestrone soup, Risotto Fantastico, and the baked ziti) were all excellent. Food was served piping hot and portions were large. We could easily have shared a main course, but wanted to sample 2 different dishes. The only “miss” was the Lava cake which did not have a melty center at all. Tasted like a microwaved piece of chocolate cake. Next time we will try the recommended Tiramisu.
Nice wine list and the splits of Champagne were a nice option.

W
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our go to places. Always a great meal with superb service.

S
San Diego
125 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great spot for delicious Italian food. It is one of the places I think of when I want comfort food.

KB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I totally enjoyed our Xmas dinner! Everything was fabulous...and we are picky!! Xox

K
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our evening at Firenze. The food, service, and ambiance did not disappoint.

RA
San Diego
60 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lots of ambience. Food was served hot and fresh. Our waiter didn’t seem to be 100% into service. We have had many tasty meals over the years there.

AO
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently superb for a special evening out or just getting out!

TB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service

B
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Restaurant was recommended as top notch Italian food. Overall my wife and I were pleasantly surprised.
We shared a shredded Caesar salad which we thought was just ok. The other appetizers we thought were overpriced.
Our main courses, I had veal parmigiana with pasta, my wife eggplant parmigiana with pasta and fresh sautéed green beans were plentiful and delicious.
The service was good.

W
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and outstanding service.

ET
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firenze Trattoria is a neighborhood gem. We had not been for many months and were pleased to find that the ambiance, service, food and wine were as good as we remembered. Located near the boundary of Encinitas in the quaint West Village Shopping Center, the many classic Italian dishes--eggplant, ravioli and many others--are outstanding. Wine list is superb. Overall, this restaurant has the best Italian Food in North County at reasonable prices! Highly recommended for special occasions and/or `date night!'

I
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner! The food was excellent and we were well looked after. I have to mention the tiramisu by name because I have not had anything as good since eating in Rome.

G
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my sister's birthday here and it was a very enjoyable experience. Christine was our waiter and she was very helpful with our choice of wine to accompany our entrees. The chicken piccata was very well seasoned and the generous portion provided my dinner for the following evening. The complimentary Tiramisu was a delicious ending to a great meal. Firenze is my go to restaurant for special occasions.

W
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, great food and service.

BR
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is so good, we dine here at least once per month. A great menu of superb Italian food- we think the best in the entire San Diego area. Choices are infinite and the portions are outstanding.

NL
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, tried another of their specials and it was great!! (Grilled veal chop)

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as always, Salsicce con pepperonata is the best

V
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are NEVER disappointed...it's always PERFECT!
The food is always delicious!!!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to this restaurant for over 20 yrs. Never not delicious. The lasagne is phenomenal!

DI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent Italian food served by friendly wait staff. Tough to beat!

NL
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always and will repeat ... Great as always. ... Great as always ... Great as always!!!
If you are in the area, STOP, you will not be disappointed ... MAKE RESERVARIONS !!

SG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was just okay. The service was good but the cost was way more than the quality.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our waitress was disinterested and not attentive.

E
Central Coast
57 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pasta and clam sauce is a crowd pleaser.

h
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great food and friendly/efficient staff.

CM
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as usual with great service

ML
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful birthday dinner outside on the patio. The food and portions were amazing, and so was the service!

The gluten free options were great, although stay clear of the “gluten free” cannoli. My husband ate one, but I waited to test it at home in my Nima Sensor - and it said “Gluten Found”. If I had eaten that I would have been very sick. They claim that a woman makes them for the restaurant, but I doubt they are made in a gluten free facility, and also doubt if this woman understands the importance of having a non-contaminated kitchen. Other than that, their gluten free lasagna is incredible, and I’v never had an issue.

B
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The best Cannelloni Fiorentina I ever had. Even better then my moms & were pure blooded Italian.

NC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience.

D
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have chosen Firenze for Special occasions and have never been disappointed. We love the courtyard and our waitress, Christine, was just wonderful. The food is always delicious.