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About 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.

162 South Rancho Santa Fe Road
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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**).

Cross Street:
Manchester / Encinitas Blvd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 944-9000

Website:
http://www.firenzetrattoria.com/

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: (760) 944-9000

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout

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Firenze Trattoria Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
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Good for Anniversaries (21)
Good for a Date (20)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Romantic (17)
Casual (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Cozy (12)
Business Meals (12)
Authentic (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Comfort Food (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great for Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Fun (3)
Live Music (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A great restaurant for meeting friends. Always quiet enough for conversation. The food is always consistently good. This night I chose the fresh swordfish special which was the best swordfish I have ever had. You don't see it on the menu often. My friend had it as well and we both raved. Portions are very large and we always end up taking enough home for another meal.

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food. Consistent......,,,,,,......,,,,,,.......,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.....,,,,..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,....,..,..,,,.,,,,,,,

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We have been there several times and have enjoyed it. The food and service are very good.
On this occasion however we were seated in the side dining room usually used by large groups. About halfway through our dinner a birthday party group of 8 arrived and was seated next to our table. At that point the noise level was so loud that we could not carry on a conversation at our table. This significantly affected our enjoyment of the evening.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Hadn't been back to Firenze for a few years and thought to give it another go. Took a friend there for dinner and it was very good, and I'm sure we will put it back in the rotation. Very elegant and the service was very good. Were surprised to learn Monday is 1/2 price on bottled wines so that was nice.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Fairly simple review. One word. Yum! Good service too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is one of my friends favorite restaurants, now I know why. Nice ambiance, good food in healthy portions (all of us took home doggie bags). Well worth a try if you like Italian food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very nice neighborhood restaurant. Great service, very good food.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food and nice outdoor ambiance. We enjoyed the evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Firenze is one of our go-to restaurants for celebration. It was husband's birthday and he had just gotten out of the hospital. We requested a quiet location so we could enjoy their amazing food and some quiet conversation. He got a hand made ravioli special with two different ravioli types and two different sauces - it was excellent. I had one of my favorites-scampi in white wine sauce. The tiramisu is excellent as well. Can't wait for an excuse to return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was very good and service was very considerate. Will be going back.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Nice ambience and pleasant water fountain on the heated patio. However the Americanized Italian food was depicted by quantity and exaggeration rather than refined quality. I ordered the lasagna and my wife ordered the sea bass. We discovered that the portions are much larger than the flavors. My lasagna was under seasoned and blend. It had a stiffness about it I couldn’t explain. It was stuffed with chicken, beef, and sausage, which seamed to overcome one another in blandness. My wife took two bits of fish and said it was inedible. It felt non fresh or non cocked or both. The kind server offered to replace it with another dish and my wife selectee the capellini ala pomodoro. Upon arrival of the second dish it was obvious that the tomatoes were canned and even the ground Parmesan was industrial. Not a good choice for anyone who knows what expensive Italian food is supposed to taste like.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Lively atmosphere. Honored reservation on time. Very large portions; accommodating to gluten-free diet. Service was efficient but nothing special. Chicken meatballs were large ground beef with chunks of chicken rather than chicken being ground in. Sauces were average. Nice-sized shrimp in pasta dish but pasta not cooked al dente. Overall, ok but taste not a standout other than portion size.

Tags: Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We went early at 6pm to enjoy outdoor seating, but were met with two tables of toddlers. After the kids finished eating they started screaming with joy over the fountain. Their parents were oblivious and even encouraging the rowdy behavior in a place that charges $35 per entree. We did not expect that. Waitress was not very responsive. Had to ask twice for more water. Food was mediocre. Over all disappointed because friends had recommended it. Willing to try again, but will come later and eat inside.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Consistently excellent. We dine here frequently and regard it as one of the top three Italian restaurants in SD county. Their outdoor patio is very dog friendly. Their specials are outstanding.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The entire meal was magical from start to finish. We dined with vendors from Germany and our server Julie was attentive and cordial throughout the process. We enjoyed the cocktails, shaken just to the point where slivers of ice were floating in all the right places to the calamari appetizer (delicious) then the Caesar salads with plenty of anchovies and finally the main courses served hot and tasty. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The special dinners where a wine maker matches wine with a special menu are always great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Fabilous as always, food, staff no complains , VERY accommodating !
Will be back

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Will repeat. Another great dinner and table service

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 25, 2017

My husband and I wanted to enjoy a lovely end of summer dinner. We sat outside and were entertained by some lovely jazz musicians. The food and service, as always, were outstanding!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We've been going to Firenze for years. The food was excellent, as usual. This time we took the kids with us and they loved it. They even made plain old butter noodles for our youngest. The rigatoni ai funghi was delicious, and my son devoured the lasagna. The lobster ravioli was just okay. The ambiance is a little old fashioned, but it feels warm and inviting inside.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I think I’ve been to Firenze at least 25 times for lunch or dinner. I have not been disappointed...enough said!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I love Firenze and have always had great food and service. I took a client there for lunch yesterday and I was very disappointed. I ordered my favorite dish, the cannelloni, and it was not up to standards. The portion was very small and swimming in way too much béchamel sauce. It took me four bites to consume my meal and then it was gone! My client ordered the spinach Caesar salad which looked delicious and she loved it. Our waitress was pleasant and delivered great service. I just think the portion of the cannelloni was very small and a tiny side salad on the plate would have made for a better value.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We love this place. Food is delic and service matches the food.
We love the garden, the only suggestion we would make that garden could use a few plants.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 13, 2017

The perfect neighborhood gem! We are never disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Every time we dine at Firenze we a very pleased with the food and service

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Firenze Trattoria has consistently produced high quality Italian fare for many years. Service is excellent, many have been there for years too. Excellent value.

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Absolutely shocking experience....from the food to the service.....never again!!😢😢😢👎👎

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 4, 2017

What a great place.. shrimp appetizer and vodka pasta were the bomb.... Will make it back every time we visit!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 3, 2017

One of our favorite Italian restaurants in North County. Truly authentic Italian cuisine, beautiful restaurant, excellent service. Unfortunately a large group was seated near us in a small room, so noise level was really high. If the weather was cooler, we would have sat outside on the beautiful patio with the fountain.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 28, 2017

We were glad to dine at this restaurant close to our home, and will return. Service was very friendly, and the food was yummy. Portions are large. We enjoyed the patio and live music. Ample parking.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The restaurant is located in an upscale shopping center in inland Encinitas. Choose their patio area if the weather is nice.. it can get noisy inside as the place fills. The fare is a range of good to above average Italian plates and a well considered wine list, as well as a full bar.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our favorite Italian restaurant! Great food, nice atmosphere and wonderful service. Consistently delicious.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We always enjoy Firenze when we make the trip. The food and the service never disappoint. We tried the patio for the first time and it was very nice although we missed the dining room.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Great find!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

One of the only authentic Italian restaurants in San Diego County! The food is consistently fresh and fabulous! The people are wonderful and the service is fantastic!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2017

The food is consistently excellent. We ate outside on their patio which is beautiful.
I have eaten there several times and have never had a meal that anything other than excellent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 6, 2017

A Saturday night go-to for many years. Patio, fountain and RSF climate are as Mediterranean as it gets ...

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The overall experience was nice but when the bill arrived we were "shocked" to see the cost of the caprese salads. It was our fault for not re-checking the menu when we had second thoughts about ordering a salad (actually 2 salads to be split three ways). The salad which consisted of 4 slices of tomatoes with cheese, was $18 each...$36 for basically a tomato! NEVER again order a salad thinking "how expensive could it be".

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We ate outdoors on the patio, very pleasant. Waiter was very knowledgeable, pleasant, smart. We split the insulate del orto -- $17. It was only fair. But we were charged $20. They corrected the charge blaming, of course, the computer. My wife had the lasagna, which is very good, very large, if quite simple--comfort food. I had the scampi alla fresca with white wine sauce over linguine--$28. Five good-sized shrimps, but did not seem to be particularly fresh.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Live Music, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food and service were very good, as always. I was there with two friends who had invited me to go there for my birthday. Had a wonderful tiramisu on the house as a birthday gift. I have been there many times, for all types of occasions. It's a very reliable good choice. I can only hope that I will have many more opportunities to dine at Firenze.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fun, Romantic
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