Trattoria I Trulli

4.7
164 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Romantic

Trattoria i Trulli in Encinitas, CA is proud to offer high quality, wholesome food to people in the area. The eatery also has a range of wines from which you can choose on the menu. Some of the great antipasti on the menu include the bruschetta, filet mignon, fried eggplant, calamari, smoke salmon, fried eggplant, fresh fruit and more.



Trattoria i Trulli has quite a few pasta options, too. You can enjoy the ravioli, lasagna, penne, rigatoni, fettucine and linguini. Fish and meat options are available on the menu, as well. Do not forget to have something sweet to finish off your meal at Trattoria i Trulli.


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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(760) 943-6800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We offer a pick-up catering as well as off site catering.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between G & H Street
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Parking details
We have our own small attached lot just north of our building
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Public transit
Encinitas Coaster stop 3 blocks North and 1 block East of our location
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
164 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
82%
Very Good
7%
Good
9%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.5
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DA
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always good, and the wine selection has a good variety.

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DJ
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sophisticated Italian food, not fussy but imaginative, well-prepared dnd delicious. On the Coast Highway in Encinitas, I Trulli is a warm and inviting restaurant with a menu full of choices, fish and shellfish, pastas, meats and more accompanied by a strong wine list.

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f
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far one of the best restaurants in the area! The food is 5-star+ Small restaurant with great staff and Italian ambiance! If you want excellent food and excellent service go there! If you want big booths and average food I’d avoid it. High quality in all aspects. NOT high priced. You won’t regret going there - call ahead or reserve as it’s not a big restaurant.

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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose to sit outside. The service was exactly how we like it, quick and friendly. We had lobster ravioli in a saffron sauce. It was perfect, and penne with eggplant very tasty.

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r
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Réservation for 6 at 8 pm waited till 835 pm To get our table then15 minutes before the waiter came to the table for drink or food order . Been going here for years my 3rd time in the last month. No apologies or even an offer of dessert or anything for a bad experience.
Too bad I enjoyed going there they could of turned a bad situation into a positive one but chose not too
Good luck trattoria trulli.

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JC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Great bass;fatty tasteless veal chop in watery Demi-glace sauce.Worst service ever.

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DB
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. Timing of food service was fabulous. Got a table outside which was nice. We were early but they still got let us sit early. Great value.

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s
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful birthday celebration and the food was fabulous for us all!

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m
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

iTrulli is just THE best! There are all the classics and wonderful specials available each time we come in for dinner. Our servers have been the same for at least 20 years and treat us like family.

Love

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AD
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding Italian food in North county. The seafood was fresh, wine prices are reasonable, and has a good vibe.

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AF
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to I Trulli many times, and have never been anything but very satisfied. This time, my friend and I shared the eggplant appetizer which was the best I have ever had anywhere. The staff is lovely - attentive, but not intrusive.

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C
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

So much flavor from start to finish. Great birthday dinner, with wine, dinner and dessert... Yummy!

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm, inviting dining room with attractive stencils painted on walls. Can have a relaxing family dinner and carry on a conversation without
noise. Food was fresh, delicious and light. Homemade pasta ravioli and bolognese sauce were especially tasty.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Love this place!

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M
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All very good except for loud motorcycles every 9 mins

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MK
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food, good wine, a cozy nook to enjoy conversation in a pleasant atmosphere

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KL
Central Coast
62 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in north county, so we decided to try the restaurant. The food was delicious and expertly prepared, especially the burrata bellina. The service was outstanding as well. We will be back when in the neighborhood.

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m
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our faves, always good food and service in an intimate setting.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The ravioli are amazing. I had the lobster ravioli with saffron and it was no filler, all lobster, and extremely filling. My date got the regular ravioli and they were even better.

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KL
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was fantastic! Our servers were knowledgeable and super friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant! (Glad I brought a sweater because the front doors and windows were open, the ceiling fans were running, and it was a little cool.)

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k
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quaint, little Italian place on the 101 in Encinitas. It's a family favorite!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch on Mother’s Day. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Highly recommend!

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D
Orange County
47 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Server missed the antipasti we asked for. Salad had weird red tasteless dressing, we hardly ate any but plates were cleared without asking why we left it. The veal chop was tasty but the halibut was mushy, not fresh & drowned in a tasteless canned red sauce. They didn’t charge for the halibut. The veg was way overcooked too.
Noise level was very very loud. We’re not going back.

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SH
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I made reservations two months in advance for my 40th birthday. I also let them know it was for a birthday dinner. While the food is amazing I felt unimportant and almost like our waiter was impatient. Had to wait 20 minutes between ordering appetizers and main course, eating over our menus. Glasses had lipstick stains, drinks were flat, and they didn't clear the table often, which got quite crowded for 8 people. Also forgot to give us a to go box of ravioli! Was so sad when we got home. Love the food but if you have a large party, I wouldn't recommend them. My next birthday will be somewhere else.

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N
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. It has become our go-to place when there is a special occassion or people in from out of town. It truly is a neighborhood gem.

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GI
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious homemade ravioli - large portions. Quiet enough ambiance for talking, yet lively and comfortable. Excellent service! Recommend the side of sautéed Swiss chard - perfect with the ravioli. And squash blossoms if they're in the menu!

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u
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

first visit in a few years. the seafood and linguini was disappointing - shrimp way overcooked. same for the lamb

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S
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Italian food. We had two different veal dishes and both were great. Reservations are recommended, this restaurant is busy with quite a following.

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d
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Italian food in North County SD and that’s saying a lot!

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c
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I Trulli is wonderful, with a fabulous menu and wine list. Park in a small attached lot to avoid being ticketed in the 2-hour street parking spaces. One of the best restaurants I have ever visited, anywhere!

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KO
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very attentive waiters and staff. We had a delicious meal and we checked on the appropriate amount of time, without feeling interrupted. Get there early on weekends if you want a more quiet dining experience. Small but quaint atmosphere. Will definitely return!

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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great meal with great service. As always, the husband wanted an off menu selection and they always accommofate.

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g
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This small neighborhood gem always delivers. Great for lunch or dinner!

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OT
San Diego
73 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Would definitely recommend this restaurant - started off with the calamari and zucchini appetizer and then had the veal chop which was delicious - prices are quite reasonable for the type and quality of food ...

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m
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Good service. Spinach salad with the rabbit is great.

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MR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

exceptional service, great wine selection, wonderful food

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TB
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Consistently good food and service

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c
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go to restaurant whenever I am in north county SD. It is a treat I look forward to every time.

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OT
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, comfortable environment and great wait staff.

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MA
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The go to place in Encinitas for excellent Italian food. Excellent

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