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Trattoria I Trulli

4.7
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381 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Dear friends, starting Tuesday, 07/07/2020 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...No mask, no service!
~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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 381 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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BertC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our meals were excellent our server was great. On vacation from Arizona and will go go back for another great meal before leaving the area.

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BlakeC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

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Lulu
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal here. In the midst of covid, it is an oasis of calm. The food was fresh, we had shrimp scampi and the fish stew aka cioppino. Abundant in portion and flavor. Great wine list. We had a great table outside. We love to support the local restaurants.
Our lovely wait staff were super friendly and caring.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waiter! We were well attended too. Thank you so much! Always amazing food!
Malbec was on point!

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KatchenM
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to dine here.

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Giuseppe
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just fantastic Italian food! Great service and some decent wines to pick from.

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LisaR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

It's such a cute place but I was really disappointed with my meal. For the prices they charge, I would have expected a much better wine list. The wine selection was awful. I ordered the priciest one (chardonnay) and it was so bad. Tasted like cheap house wine. They only had a prosecco on the menu and no other bubbly options. Prosecco is way too sweet for me. Also, I ordered a scampi dish and the shrimp were so small and definitely tasted like they were frozen shrimp. There are other italian places down the road with phenomenal food and wines. Probably won't go here again.

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JackieS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant . I have dined there on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. The food and service is excellent. I have tried different dishes on each visit and have loved everything I have ever had as have my dinner companions. The interior of the restaurant is small and intimate. They have a cute outside patio at which I always prefer to sit if possible.

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vipjjincarlsbad
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always count on great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Italian Restuarant in the whole wide world and the staff is beyond wonderful

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vipjjincarlsbad
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The restaurant was closed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We know Trulli as long as it exists and were especially happy that it opened again . The staff was very helpful and accommodating making us feel comfortable and safe . The menu selection was somewhat reduced which was no problem as our favorites were still there .
The quality and preparation was above average even for Trulli’s standards.
It is good to have Trulli back in operation!

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vipmamat
San Diego
78 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We LOVE iTruilli and plan to get food to go during this crisis if we can!

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PaulaJo
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! The service is always incredible and they have the best Italian food around.

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vipPaulS
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Italian restaurant in San Diego. The freshest pasta, the best service and such a beautiful little restaurant!!!

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vipmamaB
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was good. My son loved his spaghetti. Linguine and calms was ok... lacking flavor. My filet with Gorgonzola and mushroom was cooked perfectly but to was lacking flavor. But we had a nice time just the four of us celebrating my husband’s birthday.

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CIndyE
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all the way around. Legit Italian. Authentic.

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Cdives
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthdays are always special when I go to this restaurant! Best calamari on the coast. Also the Agnello is amazing! Run, don’t walk to this restaurant!!!!

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Tammy
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

As always the food was excellent both the lobster ravioli and the spicy chicken penne were amazing. I would highly recommend but advise to make reservations since it is always busy

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vipSunlovr
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has become our “go to” for a great evening of Italian. They have an extensive menu of favorites so we can choose the same or something different each time we go which is often! Everyone is extremely friendly and anxious to please. They always make us feel special.

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LynnN
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Made the reservation kind of last minute however it was not a problem.

We were promptly and cheerfully reseated when we did not like the table selected for us.

Food was great, service was good!

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vipAxiom
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Our server was great and the food was great. Unfortunately, we experienced difficulty with the Host. We had a 5pm reservation on Sunday, Feb. 16th. The restaurant also opens at 5pm. We arrived about 10 min early and my wife went inside to ask if she could use bathroom. The host, a man in his 20's, responded rudely to her. I then also went inside and let him know that we had a 5pm reservation and he told me that they were not open yet (Duh!). He did not offer to check me in or offer to walk the 3 feet to step outside the door and call my name when they were ready to let clients in the door. At around 4:58pm, there was a small crowd of 5-6 parties waiting outside and they began to let themselves in without a reservation. The host promptly sat them all and then called my name to be seated. We found out that the other parties did not have reservations. Typically this would not be a bid deal except that the Host now sat us at a table with two chairs on one side of the table only, so my wife and I had to sit side by side directly in front of the entrance (almost like a reception table). The host should learn to communicate with clients and to ask who has a reservation and that reservation holders will be seated first. To add insult to injury, after the Host had seated us at the awkward table, he came back about 5 min later and asked us if he could take our menus away. We told him that he could but that he would need to bring them back because we had not made our selection yet or talked to a server. He looked confused and walked away without saying anything.

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vipLawrence
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The crew at Trulli we’re friendly and welcoming as always. The inside was lively and so I opted for an outside table to enjoy the fresh air. The melanzane appetizer was delicious but the single diner should be aware that it is ample enough to be an entree portion. I ordered the cioppino as my actual entree. It featured heaping amounts of muscles, clams, shrimp, small scallops and fresh fish. The tomato broth had a mild spice to it that did not overpower the various flavors of the fresh seafood. It really is one of the best on the West Coast and is a destination dish for me. The wine list has a good variety of wines at a wide range of price points. Trulli has never disappointed me.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We experienced an unfortunate evening. We Made a reservation for 5 people. When we arrived for our reservation, we were told by the female receptionist that our reservation had been cancelled. The male wait staff, who wore the glasses, was so rude to us and treated us as though we were unwelcome. We NEVER cancelled our reservation and were treated as though we were at fault for showing up. As a local, regular patron, we were assaulted by their flippant behavior. We will do our due diligence to share our experience with all of our friends, as we do not wish this unfortunate experience to be repeated with anyone. Thankfully, there are many other better Italian restaurants in the area in which to spend our dollars.

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MaureenM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to I Trulli. It is my neighborhood restaurant.

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vipKirky
San Diego
97 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous evening! We were warmly greeted upon our arrival at Trattoria I Trulli.....we immediately felt the positive energy of the local gem. We started with the Carpaccio di Bue, which was quite good - we did add just a few sprinkles of balsamic vinegar to cater to our palate desires. We then ordered the Filetto al Gorgonzola and the Veal Osso Buco special - both were exceptionally prepared and very tasty! We absolutely would order both again, but if we had to choose only one, we would both go with the Veal Osso Buco special. We highly recommend Trulli to all of our friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and the staff is very attentive. A friend recommended the restaurant and we were not disappointed. Since we were visiting the area, it was nice to have a restaurant that was highly praised by our friend.

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NohlineL
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

My calamari was tough and so oily that I had that taste in my mouth all day. The bathrooms are not convenient, down the stairs, round the corner in the yoga change room.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done team!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and extremely friendly service.

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JanG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fabulous each and every time we eat here. The service is always great and there is nothing on the menu that isn't delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Love this place

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KirkC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and had great service. The food and atmosphere was outstanding

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vipmjc9642
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. The wait staff is wonderful. The restaurant is on the small side and the crowd is usually talkative so the noise level is not high but definitely not low. This is a neighborhood gem.

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vipQX401Cathy
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I Trulli has become our "go to" spot in Encinitas. The food is reliably delicious, and we often choose meals off the specials menu to sample the latest from the kitchen. The service is very good, and the wait staff has been in place for over a decade. Reservations are fairly easy to obtain in any non-summer season. Enjoy!

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vipronl1
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little Italian restaurant in the off season, crazy in the tourist season. Best "coteletta alla milanese" in San Diego county.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food friendly staff, and great, very fast service even though it was a busy evening.

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VRWCmama
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good Italian food. A bit noisy when a full house but good none the less.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A regular spot for us - never disappoints. Food, staff, ambiance , and location are awesome!

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vipVerp
San Diego
64 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this neighborhood restaurant and can always count on them to deliver delicious and fresh food at reasonable prices!

FAQs

Trattoria I Trulli offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 943-6800.

Trattoria I Trulli is rated 4.7 stars by 381 OpenTable diners.

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