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About Trattoria I Trulli

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.

830 S. Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between G & H Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 943-6800

Website:
http://www.itrulli.signonsandiego.com/

Catering:
We offer a pick-up catering as well as off site catering.

Parking Details:
We have our own small attached lot just north of our building

Public Transit:
Encinitas Coaster stop 3 blocks North and 1 block East of our location

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Trattoria I Trulli Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (7)
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Romantic (5)
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Casual (3)
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Comfort Food (3)
Authentic (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
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Business Meals (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2012

Service was a bit slow, but they were busy.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2012

Trattoria I Trulli has served folks well for years. The food recalls the eastern coast of Italy; the wine list broadly reflects the region and is fairly priced. The carbonara and ravioli plus minestrone were Italian comfort food served on a brilliant fall day; everything about the restaurant left us happy and contented. The young men who served were attentive but not obtrusive.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2012

The food is fantastic. It's a very small place and we were lucky enough to be there early on a Saturday, just as they opened, so we got a table but I hear that they are usually very crowded. They have special equipment on the walls to absorb noise, which I don't see very often in restaurants. Fantastic service also.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 18, 2012

Hadn't been in a year or so. Always been great, still great, equal to any Italian restaurant in SD county...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2012

The food was delicious! Nice size portions and you even get a salad with your pasta!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 19, 2012

We went for lunch during restaurant week. The food was excellent. If there were such delicious dishes as these on the menu all the time, we would go more often! The service was friendly and courteous but somewhat erratic - the paired wines did not arrive
with the food.....in fact, with the appetizer course the wine was forgotten and had to be asked for. A 20% gratuity was added which we didn't mind atall during restaurant week except that it was added to the total including tax. We expect to tip on food and wine
but definitely not on the tax.
In conclusion, we highly recommend going for the great food but would hope for some improvement in the service and the way the gratuity is calculated.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 18, 2012

Tables are tightly located to each other.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 8, 2012

We have two small children and rarely get to go out as husband and wife. We went to I Trulli as it has always been a favorite. Either ownership has changed or a new chef has arrived as both of our meals were extremely bland and very disappointing. Even the bread that was served was tasteless. Sorry - but don't think we'll be back....which we are bummed about.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 2, 2012

We were extremely disappointed in this restaurant. It came highly rated and we were not impressed. The bread needs to be improved significantly and some of our dishes were over cooked. The minestrone soup was excellent as well as the dipping sauce, but my three fish platter was not good. The fish was over cooked and tasteless. The seafood lasagna was over cooked as well. The service was very good considering how busy they were. We will not return......

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 1, 2012

I Trulli, 2 days in a row, celebrating my husbands birthday for lunch, next day a friend chose I Trulli,for his birthday.. I made a reservation for 8 and extended it to 10, requested table set by the french doors, food was FAB as always..Everyone was delighted..to be at I Trulli..Thanks again for a great dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2012

This is one of the better Italian restaurants in North County. I guess my only complaint is that they DROWN the food in red sauce. But the eggplant was good, the Pollo 101 is great (sort of chicken marsala with mushrooms, nice veggies). We sat outside on the cramped little terrace but it's nice to be outside and we enjoyed ourselves. Inside can get VERY noisy, especially on Saturday night.

I was disappointed in the wine. I had a $11 glass of Italian pinot noir and it was warm. Probably not stored correctly.

All in all, I will come back here on a regular basis even though it doesn't compare to the best LA restaurants.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 26, 2012

Very small place. We were seated at a small table sandwhiched between two other tables/couples. Was hard not to hear evermore of their discussion. Anyway, the food was excellent but did take awhile to get it. The manager did apologize for the delay and comp'd us an amazing desert. Hopefully we'll get a better table and quicker service the next time we go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 17, 2012

The food and service are exceptional. If you happen to be there on a day when the "Four Cheese Lasagne" is available, DON'T MISS IT!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 11, 2012

Excellent Italian food with great service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 30, 2012

The food was exceptional. Everyone in our party of six raved about their meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 28, 2012

Trattoria I Trulli has been consistently outstanding. This was our first visit on which it was not. We both ordered fish - disappointing - dried out. We assume that the chef just had a bad day. We will be back...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 25, 2012

One of the best of the many mid-priced Italian restaurants in Encinitas area. Somewhat different menu specializing in food of southeast Italy (Puglia).

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 10, 2012

Great Fresh Pasta...done very well. Defiantly will go back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 3, 2012

Enjoyable dinner restaurant with a comfortable yet still elegant ambiance. A lot of menu choices that looked good, and a long wine list. The waiter was pleasant and efficient.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 5, 2012

Nice local find. Best ravioli I have had in a very long time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 19, 2012

A long time favorite that has never disappointed. Their food is outstanding as is their wine list. My favorite Italian restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 13, 2012

There italian sausage was amazing. I would order a dish with more of it next time. I had the lobster ravioli. If you can handle a rich dish, then it is a must!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 9, 2012

Hostess gave us lunch menus for dinner. When "server" dropped off iced waters we asked if we could order drinks from him. His response was "That's why I'm here". Not a response we were expecting. I tried to order sweetbreads entree, server said they did not have it. I ordered the lobster ravioli instead. Meal was completely bland, had to add salt, pepper, and the dipping sauce they give you for their bread to be able to mildly enjoy. Server did not return for awhile so once he did we just asked for the check and didnt bother complaining. Will not return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2012

The gnocchi is excellent. Caesar salad. Bread and dipping sauce. Never had a bad meal here. Space is tight, and it's therefore loud. But the food is so worth it. Wait can be long, too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 19, 2011

Love the menu, food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 8, 2011

Food is excellent. Gets a little crowded but other than that, a great find!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 2, 2011

Try the orreachetti ala barese. It's to die for!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 26, 2011

ambience was great, reminded us of Italy's small village restaurants. Very good food. Service was ok though.. They didn't seem to care very much about service, but they weren't rude or anything. I would say service was ok, not great..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 13, 2011

Food is consistantly delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 23, 2011

We've had several great lunches at this sweet little Italian spot so I was confident it would be great for my mother's B.D. The service was a little less attentive and the entrees a little less impressive. I had a fish trio that was, frankly, plain. But I don't want to dwell on that one meal. It simply could' ve been a slightly off kilter evening. We truly love this gem and will certainly return for lunch

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 10, 2011

Trattoria I Trulli is a neighborhood gem in that locals have been going there for years! Food is what you would expect from a family Italian place- Better than home, but not gourmet. Kids and adults will find something they like. Portions are very plentiful! You won't go home hungry, Service is super friendly!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 27, 2011

I ordered rare salmon (special menu item)and it was served well done. The corn soup was a total disappointment (thin broth with very little corn and very salty taste). I have eaten here many time over the last 8 years and this was the worst service and food I have experienced at this restaurant. Usually the food is very good and the service is great. The restaurant was not crowded when I arrived so it could not be that they were too busy.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 16, 2011

Excellent food and ambiance. Good wine list.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 1, 2011

I love Trattoria I Trulli! Amazing food, great people, and always exceptional! I've been back time and time again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 18, 2011

We are new to the area and a few neighbors recommended Trulli. After several weekend attempts (they only take reservations during the week) , we finally made a midweek reservation. Initially they sat us near the door but our server quickly saw we were not too pleased and he moved us to a larger table with less traffic. We enjoy a good plate of pasta and are suckers for a good wine list....we were not disappointed. The service was attentive and pleasant which is a definite deal breaker no matter how good the food. We will make it one of our neighborhood regulars.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 8, 2011

The food was great but overall the experience was not good! I had a reservation for Mother's Day. First off, they let someone take my reservation for a party of 8!! WHAT the HECK!!! And then we were told that they were closing at 2:30.......5 minutes after we got there (I had called to tell them we were running late). And I had originally made a reservation on Opentable for 2:30 that I then changed to 2:00. So they agreed to seat us but I could tell the staff was a bit irritated. We were told we had to order immediately because the kitchen was closing. Overall the food is very good but the experience was poor!!! Way too much stress for a meal out!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 8, 2011

Food was excellent. Extensive wine list and menu with unique season dishes. Looking forward to going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 5, 2011

Really good Italian food(generous portions) with excellent service. Going again this Saturday. However, will not be able to use open table to make reservations this Saturday as the restaurant won't take them apparently on the weekends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 4, 2011

This has long been a favorite restaurant for us. We spend a month and a half in Solana Beach every year, and make it a point to get to I Trulli at least once, if not more often. I'd recommend reservations: this is a very popular place, which can get busy even at an early hour on a Monday evening!
We have never had a bad meal here, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. This is not haute cuisine gourmet dining, but it IS creative, fresh and delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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