Trattoria I Trulli

4.6
193 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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.


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
What 193 People Are Saying
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San Diego
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The two servers were great! Always refilling drinks and bread and always checking on us. The food is always Amazing! Had the special Squash Blossoms filled with ricotta and pine nuts, then followed with the beef lasagna. Finished with the freshly made tiramisu.

Can’t wait to go back!

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HA
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food. Gets crowded and noisy. Worth a visit.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best in Encinitas

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S
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our all time favorites! We have been there several times.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was fabulous. We loved the complimentary bread and sauce, the minestrone soup, and lobster ravioli.

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LR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun, casual place for hearty traditional Italian food with big portions, reasonable prices and great service.

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LR
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always had the best time and most delicious food at Trulli, so when my birthday came around it was there that I wanted to go - no disappointment!! We were seated right away; the wine came and was fresh and bright; a Chianti that they import; the bread and chilled fresh tomato garlic dipping sauce was the perfect appetizer. Jim had his favorite meaty lasagna perfectly done and proportioned and HOT from the oven. I had the orchiette with rapini and salsicca - the home-made sausage is rustic, mouth-watering and this dish is EPIC! They brought a birthday dessert and sang "happy birthday" to me. We are not dessert eaters but this strawberry Napoleon(?) was a riccotta cream and fresh strawberry delight of stacked pastry and light as a feather. SO GOOD!! The two that dined beside us had to order it after we raved. Fabulous and memorable food, atmosphere and service. Can't wait to go again!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food. Amazingly slow service.

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OT
San Diego
58 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best real Italian food in north county. Nice place

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MB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most excellent food and ditto on service!
Just returned from Italy & your pasta matches Como & Amalfi Coast. Yumm

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DM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and a fantastic Italian meal... Would go back in a heartbeat !

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KF
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Small cozy restaurant, indoor and front patio seating, overhead fans. (No air conditioning) We enjoyed the house salad which had a balsamic dressing, very tasty. Loved the flavor of my pasta dish but it had way to much Pancetta for my taste. Don’t remember the exact name of the dish but it was like a Carbonera, peas, bacon & pasta. My husband ordered was a pasta dish with sausage & garlic in a white-wine sauce. He enjoyed every bite. They also served homemade bread with a spicy tomato sauce for dipping. When we are in that area again we will definitely go back! They offered other Italian dishes besides pasta.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They let pied after us very well on our anniversary and we would return.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place, the food is fantastic and the service is just as impressive. The location is great as well. I will definitely be going back. The eggplant appetizer was absolutely delicious. To finish off a great meal the tiramisu was light and full of flavor.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and it was nice to be able to have a conversation without it being too loud to hear.

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h
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great neighborhood place. Food is always great no matter what you order, the wait staff are always so friendly and helpful, and this place just does it all the right way. Will be back again soon!

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HC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful! The ingredients were fresh and great detail and attention was put on each dish. The lobster ravioli was terrific! We will be back soon! The services was exceptional and quick! We went for a birthday and we were treated very well. Thank you!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good. Waiters need to learn to pour wine,

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DF
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We’ve been here before. Consistently good food. I especially love the tomato sauce with the bread. Great service.

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JS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well done. The food was excellent the suggested wines were great. Overall a wonderful restaurant

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DJ
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Located in the heart of beach-town Encinitas, I Trulli has an extensive menu of pastas, seafood and fish, chicken and meats. Fish dishes are nicely seasoned (I had branzino and salmon on two visits). Good and reasonable wine list, friendly service.

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e
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian. Menu offers lots of options, making it hard to choose. Our waiter was friendly and jovial. Oliver dishes were fresh and delicious.

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GF
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although veal parm. was not on the menu they prepared it for me and it was the best I have ever had. It ws very much worth the 15 mile drive from Ocannside and we will be back.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty food. Solid, quick and efficient service.

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TL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our 36th anniversary dinner. Our service was very good and our meal was lovely. We were there on a Monday, so not as crowded as on the weekends.

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B
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place. Food great. Especially southern Italian cuisines. Recommend highly

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SS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The seating is cramped. Too many tables stuffed into the main dining room. Also, the serve from the wait staff seemed hurried to get our order but then the food took a long time coming to the table.

The food itself was delicious. So, the back of the house is doing well. The front of the house needs to rethink their approach of the dining experience.

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FC
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Our service was prompt and friendly. Wine list was good. Our meals were all very good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent....service was top notch Nothing to complain about at all. Great choice for Italian food!!

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DA
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
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
27 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
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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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
59 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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