For 17 years, Maurizio's Trattoria Italiana has been serving the Encinitas, California community with authentic Italian fare based on traditional Italian roots. Guests can enjoy a well-rounded experience with a rustic venue, imported wine, hearty fare and fresh baked desserts. Start with an appetizer of Manila clams or baby calamari before the main course arrives at Maurizio's Trattoria Italiana.
Signature dishes are recommended by the chefs and are made to order using high-quality ingredients. Highlighted items at Maurizio's Trattoria Italiana are grilled salmon, jumbo prawns, veal scaloppini, egg yolk spaghetti, potato gnocchi, homemade ravioli, pounded chicken, fettuccine alfredo and more.
Celebrated our 24th Wedding Anniversary with dinner at Maurizio's. Monday evening there was plenty of available seating. The food was great as usual! The polenta appetizer was my favorite and my wifed enjoyed the Sea Bass special. Wonderful evening. Thank you Maurizio!
Terrific food, wonderful service, lovely ambiance. Bruschetta was unusual and excellent. One area often neglected is the vegetables. These were on point...fresh, crispy, and not cooked into mush.
This is our second visit, and both time we thought the food was very good, though probably not exceptional. What makes this place special is the friendly staff and Maurizio who makes you feel so welcome. The only thing negative for me is the noise level - it's not outrageous but still makes it a bit difficult to have a conversation.
We had a birthday party with 18 people. Staff and food were excellent!
Been going her for many years…but most recently service has been lacking.
Always a warm welcome from Maurizio, many choices of consistently great food, and efficient and wonderful service . Manga!
Although it is a relatively small restaurant, our group of 22 fit nicely. We arranged the dinner ahead of time and had a prepared menu for the occasion. What stood out the most to me was the service. We were treated very well and got lots of attention. Really nice. The food was great, too!
Thought the service was spotty. If you have more than two diners then you should have two servers present the food rather than offer soup first and salad second to the third diner. The soup sits while the server goes back for the salad. My clams vongole the pasta was dry and not very good
What a lovely restaurant. From the moment we were greeted at the door by the charming owner Maurizio to the lovely service, delicious food and wonderful atmosphere, we were so thrilled to discover this wonderful place! We will be back.
Was there on a Tuesday and was back on Friday! True neighborhood gem! A must!!