Trattoria I Trulli

4.8
439 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Dear friends, starting Tuesday, 01/26/2021 we will be open for outdoor dining every day from 4 PM. Due to our reduced capacity, please call the restaurant to check availability.
Due to COVID 19 regulations, we kindly ask you to:
~Always wear your mask when you are not seated at your table, and when entering and exiting the restaurant, going to the restroom...
~All guests have to be seated at the table at the same time
~Stay seated at your table, do not go to another table to socialize
~Keep 6ft distance while waiting for your table
~Wine/beer and food must be the part of the same transaction.
Pick up is still available for your convenience.
Thank you for your support and love!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 439 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

This used to be a great spot. The food was starchy

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Great evening!

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vipFunanddelicious4You
Orange County
114 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently excellent. The waiters very attentive. This is and has been one of our favorites restaurants for years!

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sdmule
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a very nice evening. The heat lamps were perfect, our server(Polly) was very good, the soup was excellent, and the wine even better! Can’t wait to get back there!

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Cfairy
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always, and the service was wonderful. Made our anniversary extra special!!!

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vipTonyY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I live in Encinitas and love this place, especially the ciappiono

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RonnieY
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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MarkL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Real italian. Food excellent. Large portions

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AlexanderJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience, outstanding service, high quality food. Will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience!!

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vipBeckster
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pedestrian cuisine masquerading as fine dining. Better choices abound.

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BradB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The main course, a chef's special Chilean sea bass, was outstanding. The antipastis (carpaccio and burrata) were bland and lacked coherence (unifying flavors or spicing). Excellent service, engaging and responsive, and great to be be back in the restaurant again.

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Pasmal
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food here has always been good. The service is excellent. We were surprised how noisy it was despite the table social distancing. I’ve always recommended this restaurant.

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Joey
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

My FAVORITE restaurant in Encinitas for YEARS.
YOU CAN NEVER GET A BAD MEAL HERE. EVERYTHING IS SUPERB.

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Amalfi
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great and reasonable restaurant.
Recommended by my friend

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KellyL
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome!! The servers were very friendly and made my family and I feel so welcome. What a fun, relaxing, atmosphere!!!

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vipCarinC
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was excellent. Only reason it was not higher was I think they forgot we were seated mas it took nearly 10 minutes before anyone came over.

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Cal5790
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service. Wine list was great too

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We regularly eat here!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sister was leaving town.

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vipsuzanne
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined outside on Saturday evening. Plenty of heaters to keep you warm if you want. Food is always delicious here...The shrimp Diavolo with linguine pasta is excellent and you will love the tomato based dipping sauce they serve with bread. Service is prompt and they are SO happy to be open again!

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vipShelleyng5
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so happy to have discovered this beautiful Italian restaurant for my birthday! The food and service is phenomenal!

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MeganC
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve ate dinner here a few times and always a nice treat. Service was great and food was amazing! My husband and I went for a date night. They had lots of heaters and outdoor dining available.

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vipStuclu
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite restaurant period!!

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Great
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and can never get there enough. Food is wonderful and they are keeping everyone at safe distances. We ate outside which was fine with the heaters that they have but it was a bit noisy with the cars going by. The great food and friendliness of the staff easily made up for the noise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great authentic food! First time trying this place after walking past it for years.

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MurrayJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon and sea bass over spinach was wonderful. They are doing their best to make dining great under covid restrictions. One of my favorite restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful service

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Giuseppe
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always fantastic food that I keep going back for. Love the small atmosphere and can't wait for indoor to open again.

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ShelleyS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the reasonably priced dishes, the great wine suggestions and the service. My favorite Italian restaurant in North County.

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vipArgyle
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trattoria i Trulli is a classic authentic Italian restaurant with an amazing selection of true Italian dishes. ALL of their food is amazing, and their staff is totally on point with excellent service... And don't forget to order a side of their house dressing for dipping their fresh bread in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Ever!!! Love this place.. excellent food🎉🎉 Wonderful service.. Yeah Polly🎉🎉💕

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Encinitas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I hadn’t been on a fancy date for a while since having our first baby and this place was a real treat, and Polly was a fantastic waitress! 10/10 would recommend!

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vipairlaw
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great! Nice people.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food!! Perfect outdoor seating. Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we want nice, high quality Italian food that brings us back to Italy with good portion sizes and services we come here.

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vipJulia
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always get excellent service and we love the food!

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vipJimF
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Outside at lunch. You have been a favorite but the noise level
was painful.

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vipHelenJ
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fresh and great. Sat outside so a little road noise. Pumpkin ravioli was sweet and rich. Saffron lobster ravioli was awesome. Will definitely return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

COVID seating outdoors. Absolutely wonderful service and charming server. We will go back several times I’m sure

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Trattoria I Trulli using the Order Online button. Trattoria I Trulli also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 943-6800.

Trattoria I Trulli is rated 4.8 stars by 439 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.