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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (28)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for a Date (20)
Authentic (16)
Romantic (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Casual (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Cozy (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Business Meals (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Fun (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
People Watching (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Live Music (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We frequently go to Firenze and enjoy it. The food was great as usual but was very slow in coming up. Our waitress was very attentive but there just seemed to be a delay in getting the main course

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Nice comfortable dining. Entrees well priced. Good serving portions. Suggest making sure your Open Table reservation is acknowledged. Mine was marked as a "no show". Open Table rectified with restaurant.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food here is always good. My only suggestion is to increase the lighting as I could hardly read the menu!!

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was New Year’s Eve. And they shoul have told us that the dinner was a close and one price dinner.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for New Years Eve dinner and sat in the enclosed patio area, not main dining room. Felt a little isolated out there. But it was quieter as there was a band. Definitely for an older crowd. We had 3 kids ages 8.14 and 19 with us and we did not see any other kids. Food is solid Italian but nothing unique. Very good value.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always Excellent! Consistently delicious & lovely staff.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Live Music, Romantic, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Not thrilled with the place. Highly overrated and underwhelming. Hostess was a little snooty upon greeting. Service was not as attentive as it should have been for the prices they charge for mediocre Italian food. Lasagna looked good but was so overstuffed with meats, it got gross tasting quickly & was Luke warm. Butternut squash ravioli was amateur. Not bad but not award winning. No better than Vons package ravioli.
Drinks were good. Dessert was way overpriced. Over $400 for 6 people for mediocre food and poor service.
Will not return.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Firenze continues to be a local gem in Rancho Santa Fe. Food is great and ambiance excellent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Reliability good food. Have eaten here many times and it’s always good

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My only complaint was the placement of the table- one of the hostesses brought guests to be seated right by our table all night (we were directly across from live music) which was disruptive as people bumped into our chairs. And the chairs were TERRIBLY uncomfortable-the booth seat was fine, but our daughter's back was tweaked after sitting there for 2 hours.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We couldn't ask for better service, food and feeling special. You will not be disappointed

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was great. Server was slow. Don't ordered expresso drinks takes forever and then it was hardly warm.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Firenze Trattoria is our favorite--if possible, we would go at least once every week! The location at the edge of Encinitas on the way to Rancho Santa Fe is perfect. The servers are friendly and provide just the right amount of service. The facilities are inviting and we especially like dining on the patio next to the Fountain, which is possible most of the time due to fantastic weather. The food is excellent and the wine-list outstanding, including Italian and California wines for the conniseur and for the budget-minded. This is a sleeper and a neighborhood gem!

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

My husband and I went for our anniversary and it was perfect!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Wonderful food and service as always. Our favorite Italian restaurant in town!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always consistent, great service, hot food, large portions, lots of flavor. Restaurant is easy to find and always has a happy feeling.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 20, 2017

My husband enjoyed his birthday here. His favorite dish is the rack of lamb. My cheese ravioli with tomato sauce were excellent. Our waiter was very personable and his wine suggestion paired well with my dish. The birthday dessert of tiramisu was very decadent. Portions are very generous. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great service, food and ambiance

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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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