Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.10mi
  2. Distance: 2.24mi
  3. Distance: 2.30mi
  4. Distance: 2.31mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.10mi
  2. Distance: 2.24mi
  3. Distance: 2.30mi
  4. Distance: 2.31mi

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
View Larger Map

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

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Details
Mon - Sat 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

Firenze Trattoria Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (28)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
See All
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for a Date (21)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Romantic (17)
Casual (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Business Meals (13)
Cozy (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Authentic (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Great for Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Fun (3)
Live Music (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Sort by
S
774 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 4, 2012

My wife and I were looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. We wanted a quiet restaurant, excellent food, and attentive service that didn't intrude on our intimate dinner. We decided to try Firenze in Encinitas, although we hadn't been there before. It was the perfect choice of all counts. I ordered the lasagne Firenze as my entree, while my wife selected the lobster ravoli, and both were exellent. This restaurant is now at the top of our "special occasion" list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 31, 2012

I was actually a bit disappointed. The Lobster ravioli tasted old and machine produced. and not an inexpensive dish.
Other food ordered was pasta,and it was fair. Our waiter was attentive.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service3

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 28, 2012

The atmosphere, the help, the ambiance is all Wonderful! There are many reastaurants that are plasticy and pretentious. Firenze is just plain elegant and welcoming with the right touch of sophistication!

The food was EXTRORDINARY. Coming from Los Angeles, I find it hard to find restaurants that are equal to those in LA but this certainly does and is one of my favorites.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 8, 2012

My wife and I eat at Firenze's often. We especially enjoy the patio, it's quieter and when we have guest it's easier to talk.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 30, 2012

Although an Italian restaurant, the specials, which may not be in an Italian style, are great. The fliet mignon steak, stuffed veal sampler was amazingly good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 30, 2012

Very nice setting with inside and patio dinning. Great bar area. Service was very good, no waiting. Meals arrived as aspected. Pasta dishes a little bland. Fish dishes were cooked properly and tasty.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service4

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 29, 2012

Great restaurant. Have been there several times, and will go again. rant

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 20, 2012

Beautiful patio for outdoor dining.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 15, 2012

This is becoming our favorite Italian restaurant. We've been here 4-5 times now and we never walk out disappointed. The staff is very friendly, service is great, food is awesome. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 1, 2012

As always an excellent meal, beautiful wine (Cellar B Blend 24), and our server, Petra, was outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 26, 2012

Service was excellent, but food was very ordinary and outrageously expensive. Luncheon was as much as you would pay in a good dinner house! I won't return.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service4

vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2012

Absolutely wonderful everytime we go! Perfect Mother's Day dinner! It was a great way to top off my Mother's Day!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2012

It was a little cold for patio dining. The food was fresh and tasty. The best thing was that it was not at all crowded on Mother's day. I think the higher prices keep the crowds away.

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3

vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 3, 2012

We had dinner at Firenze after a wine tasting around the conner at Mertiage. I recommend the combination! We were there late, so the restaurant was relatively empty. The ambiance was wonderful the wait staff knowledgable and attentive. All of our food was delicious, but the table voted that our favorite of the 4 dishes we ordered was the Matrimonio de Mare - shrimp and scallops over risotto. It was divine. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 3, 2012

I've been to Firenze for lunch and dinnner many times and seem to enjoy it more each time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 21, 2012

I have been here 4 times and the last two times I had the Firenze Lasagna which has both red and white sauce. I'm not one to order lasagna at restaurants but this is by far the best lasagna I have ever tasted. I go to this place just for that one dish. We also had the Calamari app and it was good but nothing special, I've had the same dish at other places. Me and my boyfriend also split a mediocre Tiramisu. The ambiance is OKAY, typical "Encinitas Elite" older crowd with a nice stench of smug in the air. It's small, dark, and seating is a little crowded. The service was good, the wait staff were knowledgeable and courteous. If not for the lasagna I'd probably rate this place a 3... maybe 4.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4

vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 20, 2012

Prices are up, but the food and service quality are down.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service2

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 14, 2012

Overall we enjoyed the Dinner as the food was great. Our reservation was at 6:30 pm on Saturday. It was very busy and people waiting to be seated. The hostess was not at the front desk for several minutes and finally was very quick to seat us. The dinning room area was not comfortable due to too many tables in the space. Would have preferred to sit in the bar area but was not asked. Our waitress was very friendly and did what she could to accomadate many tables. We would return perhaps on a week night.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service3

vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 14, 2012

The place to see & be seen for the upper crust Rancho Santa Fe crowd. Excellent food & service, although my chicken meatballs were NOT piping hot as promised. Delicious none-the-less.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5

vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 3, 2012

We have been going there occasionally over the years. We think they have really upped their prices to a point that we will probably not be going back. They are probably 30% higher than they should be.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 2, 2012

Trattoria was great! There was a group of 5 of us celebrating a friends birthday. Everything on the menu looked amazing so we ended up ordering a couple of salads and four entrees. We ate "family style," which included everything from a delicious steak to the most amazing lasagna! Unbelievable!! Also, we were very pleases to find that all bottles of wine on Mondays are half off!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 31, 2012

we are repeat customers and they DO NOT disappoint.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 30, 2012

Excellent food and service and I will continue to frequent this fabulous restaurant . One thing I did not like was their $25 corkage fee as I thought that was excessive. This restaurant however always has great food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 30, 2012

I liked the overall ambience, but maybe I didn't order the right thing...it was a pasta dish with artichokes, and it wasn't tasty. The artichokes were hard, and it was very bland. I would go back and order something different. My companion had the salmon, which was fine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5

 
 (New England)·Dined on March 30, 2012

The atmosphere was very relaxing and the food, service was great. Prices on entrees were to be expected for this type of restaraunt in the area, but the strange thing was that the appetizers and wine (per glass)were overpriced. The overall dining experience was a nice way to end the work week and start the weekend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5

vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 30, 2012

Firenze Trattoria was a lovely restaurant with a very large outside dining area...warm and welcoming! While our food was delicious, my only negative was the pricing was a little high for the quantity of food served.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4

vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 27, 2012

Excellent food,all pasta dishes,try Friday or Saturday for the Osso Bucco.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service4

vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 24, 2012

We always enjoy our time
Food is always excellent

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 3, 2012

Horrible, horrible, horrible! Enough said!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 20, 2012

Friendly to gluten-free diners also!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 18, 2012

Dining was a pleasant surprise. Homemake Lasanga was outstanding. The fish special the night we dined was out of this world. Portions are generous so take that into consideration when ordering starters and salads. Really look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 18, 2012

This is the first time for us to visit this restaurant. From looking at the place, it looks like seating for lunch / early dinner during the warmer months would really be nice.The food was really good - loved the freshness of the green beans and the Italian food (eggplant parmesan and veal) was very tasty too.I was not choose to do the chocolate lava cake, as I was disappointed that there was no chocolate oozing out of the cake - hence the term lava cake. The berries and whip cream were a good touch to really a chocolate cake.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2012

expensive,specials were overpriced; make sure you ask for price before ordering. It was good, but not fabulous.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3

 
 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 16, 2012

Great food. Requested a booth for date night. Got the booth but was seated next to a large, loud party. Was hoping for some quiet, intimate conversation, but it was too loud. Restaurant could have had a large party section and an intimate party section but for some reason, didn't go that way. Romantic...not so much. Great food...yes. Good service...not so much. Waiter didn't really get when we needed attention and when we didn't. Had to request new waiter. Wanted dinner recommendations and didn't get it until we were matched with a new waitress.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience2
service2

vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2012

A great restaurant for the perfect evening out.The food was excellent, the ambiance was delightful, and the service was perfect. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2012

We went on valentines day, had a reservation for 7pm, had to wait 45 mins for a table.
The service was good, the food was average, although it was a special menu.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service3

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2012

I really enjoyed the food. However, we had a 7 o'clock reservation on Valentine's Day and didn't end up getting seated until 8.... seems like poor form considering that the reservation was made a week in advance AND confirmed that day. I'll probably go back but not for a special occasion.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Had a great time here for V-day. Food and service were outstanding. I highly recommend coming here for dinner..an after work drink..or a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2012

I love Firenze, and head there a couple of times a year for special events... this year it was Valentine's day (prix fix menu) and a celebration for my sons. Great food and service, and a wonderful spot for an outdoor meal, as well. Lovely patio.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2012

A surprizingly extensive menu and wine list. All wines were half price - a very pleasant surprise. The price of most dishes seems high. However, this is offset by their size. They are very generous, boardering on too large. The pasta dishes could easily serve two people. The wait staff was VERY attentive if a bit inexperienced. Each dish was very well presented, delicious, and not overly salted or spiced. One minor flaw, and it was indeed minor, was the pasta itself. It was either slightly undercooked or sat too long. Although flavorful, both pasta dishes clumped together in a slightly gummy mass. A bigger issue for us was the food being more Americanized than truly authentic Italian. Overall, a nice dinner and a place we'd recommend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.