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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

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Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (26)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for a Date (22)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Casual (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Romantic (14)
Cozy (13)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Authentic (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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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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vip
 (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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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We had a very nice meal with you. Our server was very attentive and personable. The entrees were well prepared and the portions generous. I enjoyed the shrimp salad and others at the table had the shrimp special and chicken pesto pasta. My husband raved about the rack of lamb. Both the desserts were delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We dined here twice during our vacation. The outside dinning is lovely and our waitress took pride in her service and guided us through our options. She overheard that I was torn between the salmon and Gluteen free pasta, and suggested I combine the two into a serving with a side of veggies.

My wife loved her meal as did our guests.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Fantastic in every way! Janda was our wonderful waitress and she was excellent. Always nearby but not hovering. The food is always authentic and delicious. I had the cannelloni which is my favorite dish here. So yummy and filled with great flavors. Highly recommend. Cindy had chicken picatta which she also loved. We had a wonderful lunch catching up with each other. Last time I met a client there for lunch we had a delicious Caesar salad with salmon on top that was also excellent. This is a great place to go for lunch as it is quiet and has a beautiful outside patio. Highly recommend!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The place was very romantic and lovely. The food was very good and the ambiance was terrific.
I would recommend it for a date or general dinning. We celebrated an anniversary and a birthday and it was just lovely.

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The rare restaurant that gets everything right and, most especially, attention is paid to keeping it quiet for visiting - rare indeed. Food is wonderful and service friendly and very attentive. The garden is magical!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Absolutely outstanding Italian food. For sausage lovers, don't miss their Rigatoni Alforno.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Love this place! It's consistently excellent! Outdoor patio near the fountain is my favorite spot! A must amazing sigh is the Risotto Matrimonio! It's to die for!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We always love this place. The food and service are always outstanding. They have amazing specials and a great wine list. We always visit when we are in the San Diego area. The only complaint we had this time was that they are VERY dog friendly. Sadly, there was somewhat of an unruly dog while we were there this time - NOT AT ALL the fault of the restaurant. If you don't want to sit with the dogs, request inside seating. Otherwise, we love it and will continue to come back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Outstanding as usual. Our "go to" place for Italian food in Notth County San Diego.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 3, 2017

It was OK some odd service food was a bit bland. pesto was good

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Firenze never disappoints. WE came for half price wine night (Monday) and enjoyed a great bottle of wine and had excellent service out on the Patio. The food was delicious and we had enough to take home for lunch the next day!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Been now a dozen times or so, always a pleasure. Seafood specials are especially paired well with pasta. Classic breads and deserts. Great bar.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Dinner for six on the outdoor patio. Cloudy June-gloom day but the heaters were available. Our waiter was attentive but not too intrusive with our chatty group. All meals were very good but the osso buco was outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 2, 2017

This is a repeat visit and as impressed the second time as the first. Many chefs destroy delicate fish like trout by overlooking or seasoning but mine was perfect. The salads were fresh and beautiful and the other guests all enjoyed a variety of pasta dishes and wine.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Second dinner here! Outstanding meals and service each time. Very happy with this resteraunt and highly recommend it! We are putting it on our "go to" list of Resteraunt's!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Great all around place to dine!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The portions are generous but the preparation is ordinary. Home cooking , but not adventuresome. Great for a night out with friends when you don't want to cook.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Always reliable food and service. We've been here a number of times and enjoy the experience

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The menu, from appetizers and salads to the main courses, was creative and offered a wide selection of combinations of flavors and ingredients. The presentations were attractive and appetizing and portions were substantial- most of us took one leftovers from the main course plates. Nothing was greasy or heavy and the use of spices on the fish and in the traditional italian dishes was varied, creative, and delicious. I would easily return for dinner any day of the week. The service was fast, but not hurried, and the price was well in line with the quality and portion. We went for Mother's Day. Each plate at our table of 5 was as yummy and beautiful as the next.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Firenze's is one of our go-to places. The food and service are always consistently good. The wine list is excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I used to go to Firenze's quite a lot - it was good food, reasonable price but that changed - the prices went up so stopped going. Decided since it was a special occasion, we would try it again and we were disappointed. The waitress ignored us instead was overly generous to bigger groups, but did finally wait on us. the Zita was pretty good but the Egg Plant parmesean was awful - ate maybe 4 bites and brought the rest home and into the trash. The lava cake was good and rather expensive. I will not go back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Our favorite "go-to" for Mother's Day and in warm weather, patio dining. Always top notch service without hovering; the food is always consistently delicious. Where else can you enjoy a leisurely Mother's Day meal, lingering for two hours and not get pushed out the door?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food was very good and service was excellent. We enjoyed the meal and will return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Bland and unchanged menus. Great service but the food was mediocre at best.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food, service and ambience was excellent.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Everything about our experience was excellent. Staff is friendly and quick. Drinks were excellent. Wine list very good. Food was delicious. Very highly recommend to people in North County.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Fish was wild caught,creatively prepared and delicious,however it was $38.00, wine also pricey.
Lovely quiet dinner,excellent service!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 28, 2017

My third visit - enjoyed all. Suggest fixing point on bannister corner, front stairs.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Second time here. Always delicious . Great menu. Wonderful atmosphere. Love the outdoor dining area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 21, 2017

I could not tell whether you were just short of staff or I was just being ignored but the service was very inadequate. Slow ,inattentive and unfriendly..

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Jeanette was great. Friendly, professional and got every thing right.

She's a winner!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Like an Olive Garden, but far more expensive

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Great service but everything else was below than average.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 14, 2017

This has to be one of the finest Italian restaurants ever. The Lasagna is over the top delicious and is a must have! Lovely decor and staff professional, and courteous .

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 13, 2017

We had a very nice evening with friends visiting from Key Biscayne...My husband and I split the Calamari appetizer, a Chopped Caeser Salad, and the Pollo Picatta... we were very happy :)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating
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