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Trattoria I Trulli
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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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.
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.
Wonderful waiter! We were well attended too. Thank you so much! Always amazing food!
Malbec was on point!
It is always a pleasure to dine here.
Just fantastic Italian food! Great service and some decent wines to pick from.
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.
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.
Always count on great food and service.
My favorite Italian Restuarant in the whole wide world and the staff is beyond wonderful
The restaurant was closed.
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!
We LOVE iTruilli and plan to get food to go during this crisis if we can!
We love this restaurant! The service is always incredible and they have the best Italian food around.
My favorite Italian restaurant in San Diego. The freshest pasta, the best service and such a beautiful little restaurant!!!
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.
Fantastic all the way around. Legit Italian. Authentic.
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!!!!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Love going to I Trulli. It is my neighborhood restaurant.
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!
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.
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.
Well done team!!!
Great food and extremely friendly service.
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.
Great food. Love this place
Sat at the bar and had great service. The food and atmosphere was outstanding
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.
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!
Lovely little Italian restaurant in the off season, crazy in the tourist season. Best "coteletta alla milanese" in San Diego county.
Great food friendly staff, and great, very fast service even though it was a busy evening.
Very good Italian food. A bit noisy when a full house but good none the less.
A regular spot for us - never disappoints. Food, staff, ambiance , and location are awesome!
We love this neighborhood restaurant and can always count on them to deliver delicious and fresh food at reasonable prices!
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.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.