Trattoria I Trulli

4.6
498 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

About

Dear friends, starting Tuesday, 01/26/2021 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...
~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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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vipchefbobcat
San Diego
165 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit to Trattoria I Trulli was very enjoyable and a great culinary adventure. This restaurant was recommended to us by a Encinitas local that we met at a different restaurant in Del Mar and during our conversation we asked where to eat in Encinitas and he recommended Trulli. Not your average Italian food that can be found at any 'Italian' restaurant. Also, on the weekends the special dessert is a Strawberry Napolean that was excellent. It is easy to understand how this restaurant has been around for 21 years.

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SandroD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a very lovely time. We hadn’t been to I’Trulli in years. It was an outstanding experience then, and just as wonderful now. Memorable food and great service!

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vipFunanddelicious4You
Orange County
126 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been coming here for awhile because their food is consistently excellent, their servers are personable and delightful and we have never been disappointed.
The restaurant from initial reservation, through to the last bite is very tastefully accomplished...

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent always!!!

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Surf
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food, well done - will definitely go back again

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best food ! One of my families favorite places to go!

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vipHomer22
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to this restaurant before the pandemic and was very annoyed because they placed diners almost on top of each other. It was uncomfortable and you were forced to overhear everyone else's conversations.
I went last night and due to covid, the tables were spaced apart and it was very relaxing, the service was extraordinary, and the food was great. The salad dressing was exceptional, and my grilled salmon was very tender and tasty. My GF had some pasta and really liked it as well. Much better!

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GayleA
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always; wine list is very good too! Cute house made into a euro-style restaurant.

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vipTH66
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at Trattoria I Trulli. Food was excellent and service impeccable with Holly.

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vipBCam
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside at a table for 5 with our friends visiting from out of town. I Trulli is one of our favorites in Encinitas and our friends absolutely loved it too. There are so many great choices on the menu, we ordered the eggplant appetizer which was a huge hit, and the pasta with eggplant is always a favorite. The risotto special was outstanding, pretty much everything we ordered was a big hit! I think we will have to come back with our friends when they’re in town next!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good very average

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happycamper
San Diego
51 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. Very dog friendly patio. Food is southern Italian and a nice change.

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vipmoiaussi
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian restaurant in the San Diego area. The service is amazing, the ambience is casual but sophisticated, the food is wonderful without exception. And it has a parking lot.

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JimT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in a long time. Really outstanding Italian meal. Haven't been there for a while, but that will change from now on. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great food experience!

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joodee
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Italian restaurant

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Ems087
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely place with delicious pasta and wines! Highly recommend for friends, family, or date night.

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Jeffo
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurants been consistent really good from decades

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Shauna
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance. Italian experience.

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vipSheri
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just love it here and they really always hit the mark with food and service.

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DennisH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 38th anniversary. Polly was a great server, good was fantastic as always. Is such a wonderful location and authentic Italian food.

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TODDA
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not eaten at Trulli since prior to the pandemic and was thrilled to see that nothing has changed since then. I had the pesto pasta and my companion had the salmon ravioli and both dishes were delicious. Service was very attentive and the speed of service was perfect for our night out.

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Mara
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food. I had veal marsala and it was really good. We ran into friends and that made it even more special.

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RichardF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special meal,
A double date with our Grandson and his girlfriend.
The wonderful menu had something for every taste.
The Quality is immediately obvious,
The service is professional.
Memorable

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vipCorineg
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I’ve gone to this restaurant the food and service is fabulous. It’s a great value and has a great ambience.

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KimP
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ITrulli in Encinitas is the best. It's our go-to restaurant/spot.

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vipColinW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Luca and his support guys were really cool, attentive and accommodating to a few adjustments to our Osso Buco, which was 10/10.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The appetizer and our beer was the best thing about our experience. We had high expectations for the pasta and we were highly disappointed with what we received. The restaurant was extremely loud and the service was slow.

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JanC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We finally went out to eat after 15 months of Covid...and we chose Trattoria Trulli. Nuff said!

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DoxieLady
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first visit, and we went for Father's Day. We were so very pleased with the ambiance, and super attentive staff. The food was wonderful, and my entire family loved their meals. We felt safe and comfortable with their Covid protocols, and will definitely go back again very soon.

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KathyE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service and wonderful Italian food. Each of us (4) had different dishes and all were excellent and healthy helpings, Just lots of road noise if you choose to eat outside.

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vipBrooke
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all respects! Have always had a fabulous meal at I Trulli

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LukeB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. We tried many dishes off of the Chef's specials menu and everything was fantastic. Authentic flavor and ambience. Best Italian in Encinitas.

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JonL
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

North End Boston Johnny says, “best sauce” (not gravy) ever. You can actually taste the tomatoes.

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emilyc
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience of outdoor seating. The food and service were outstanding. I wouldn’t change a thing!

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LynnB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. This is one of our favorite places to eat. My only complaint is there are so many good choices on the menu, it’s hard to decide. My husband and I usually end up ordering several items and sharing. We always have great service and the food is always so delicious. We had the sea bass last night along with several appetizers and we split a salad. We look forward to coming back when the indoor seating is back to normal!

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vipMarilynW
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fabulous! I have a gluten, dairy and soy allergy and they can accommodate me!

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ChrisJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a nice place to enjoy a relaxed dinner. I've been here twice recently and the waiters do not seem to be in a hurry to turn over the table. The outside patio seating is fairly comfortable and they have heat lamps for each table. The bread and tomato sauce the bring to the table is delicious! The house wine is very good and the menu provides a good selection to choose from. The pasta dishes are very good and served piping hot. The prices are reasonable and the portions large.

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ShelleyW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going here for 17 years. The food and staff never change which is why we keep coming back.

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RichardH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been coming to this wonderful local Italian restaurant since they opened, and have never been disappointed. In a city that is overflowing with Italian restaurants, this one really stands out. Their chicken lasagna is my favorite meal, but all their food is great. I celebrated my 84th birthday with them last night.

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vipLarryM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food an service were both excellent! Great Italian wine selection. The risotto special was outstanding and the veal chop parmigiana was the best veal dish I’ve ever had.

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Trattoria I Trulli is rated 4.6 stars by 498 OpenTable diners.