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For 2
Date
Sun, 4/22
Time
7:00 PM
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Trattoria I Trulli

4.5
138 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

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 138 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Delicious homemade ravioli - large portions. Quiet enough ambiance for talking, yet lively and comfortable. Excellent service! Recommend the side of sautéed Swiss chard - perfect with the ravioli. And squash blossoms if they're in the menu!

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

first visit in a few years. the seafood and linguini was disappointing - shrimp way overcooked. same for the lamb

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great Italian food. We had two different veal dishes and both were great. Reservations are recommended, this restaurant is busy with quite a following.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I Trulli is wonderful, with a fabulous menu and wine list. Park in a small attached lot to avoid being ticketed in the 2-hour street parking spaces. One of the best restaurants I have ever visited, anywhere!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Very attentive waiters and staff. We had a delicious meal and we checked on the appropriate amount of time, without feeling interrupted. Get there early on weekends if you want a more quiet dining experience. Small but quaint atmosphere. Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

As always a great meal with great service. As always, the husband wanted an off menu selection and they always accommofate.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This small neighborhood gem always delivers. Great for lunch or dinner!

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Would definitely recommend this restaurant - started off with the calamari and zucchini appetizer and then had the veal chop which was delicious - prices are quite reasonable for the type and quality of food ...

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Good food. Good service. Spinach salad with the rabbit is great.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

exceptional service, great wine selection, wonderful food

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Consistently good food and service

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

This is my go to restaurant whenever I am in north county SD. It is a treat I look forward to every time.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Outstanding food, comfortable environment and great wait staff.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The go to place in Encinitas for excellent Italian food. Excellent

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Super busy as expected since we were dining on Valentine’s Day. We loved our server and the food was good.

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1.0Dined on February 13, 2018

We arrived 5 minutes late for our 2:30 reservation and were told they close at 2:30! Why would they have set-up Open Table to allow a 2:30 reservation? Two chef's had already left. The host had no sense of customer service.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

The food is always amazing

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Very nice, good staff

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful! Coming from an Italian and previous Italian restaurant owner, this restaurant is absolutely wonderful from staff, thanks Jacob and Quinn, through the meal to birthday surprise. Our new go to restaurant!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Trattoria I Trulli is one of my favorite restaurants both for location, the ambiance and above all the food and friendly service. I have celebrated several family events there. Most recently I enjoyed the company of my daughter at lunch. I highly recommend Trattoria I Trulli for a just about any dining occasion.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Well prepared and tasty food. Good service. Allowed us to linger well beyond when our plates were cleared. Marvelous to have such a pleasant spot right in the neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

I have loved Trattoria i Trulli for years, it never disappoints. Prices are reasonable and the food is always delicious. Servers are attentive without hovering. So happy to have such a wonderful Italian restaurant in Encinitas

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Fine meal outside with attentive service and great Italian food.

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4.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Food was average, and a little expensive. The bread is terrible, just white bread. Only serve beer and wine. Seating is close, so tends to be loud. Service is good.

There are better restaurants within walking distance.

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

This place is a must for anyone that like italian food. Ifyou don't see it on the menu they will make it for you. It is the best ever.

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Amazing. Everyone from the general manager to look at our waiter or outstanding. Great food and ambience

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4.0Dined on November 2, 2017

I love this place! Great Italian food, friendly service and reasonable prices.

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3.0Dined on November 1, 2017

Food was fine. Nothing memorable. Even the bread was tasteless. Italian restaurant without crusty bread ???

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2017

Great restaurant! Just got back from Italy and the food here was authentic. Highly recommend!!
Tried to edit the reservation on Open Table for Birthday but it wasn’t acknowledged at the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Jacob and his team always do a great job! Food was great and so was the service

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

The food was authentic Italian cuisine. The service and ambiance was stellar. Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Spectacular food, great service and cozy. It's right on the main boulevard. Small place so it fills up fast, so best to get there early for lunch. They open at about 11-11:30.

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4.0Dined on September 28, 2017

We were a party of 3 & seated quickly in the tiny dining room.

Excellent dinner, wonderful waiters, lovely atmosphere. I had veal saltimbocca, My husband had filet in Barolo demi glacé & Our daughter had chicken stuffed with spinach, asparagus & fresh burrata. We finished with a delicious chocolate mousse. This was seriously delicious Italian!

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

I've had at least 20 meals here over the years - always excellent, a favorite.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2015

Consistently great food. Very friendly atmosphere. Manager Jacob makes you feel recognized and welcome. Wait staff is exceptional.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2015

I have been coming here for more than a decade and the food and service remain at a high level. Everything across the board is sensational. And we love Andrea the waiter. He makes it fun and always has terrific wine suggestions. Love the place.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2015

The staff is efficient and friendly. Jacob the manager is usually on hand to make a wine recommendation from their nice selection of Italian varietals.
This a small place with a tiny bar, expect a wait if you do not have a reservation.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2014

We go to this restaurant every so often since it is a local neighborhood spot. Food is consistently good (not foodie fantastic), and service is generally excellent. It is small, often crowded and noisy, so if that is not your thing, I would not recommend it. Prices are fair and they are always happy to accommodate requests such as splitting salads (I think they charge a couple of dollars for that). They have a small wine list, but some decent and reasonably priced wines by the bottle or glass.

I went with my wife and two late-teen aged offspring (had reservations) on a VERY busy New Year's Eve. Of course it was crowded and quite noisy, but that was to be expected! They sat us quickly and we experienced exceptional quick service and very good quality food from whole sea bass to pasta and risotto. That is not always the case when you go to restaurants on New Year's Eve, so I commend them on that. The whole family enjoyed the visit and we will continue to return to this local establishment.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2014

Best italian food ever !,..cheaper than flying to Italy , too !

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2014

Trattoria I Trulli, Was like being back home. I am Italian and the food is not only American
Authentic, but also Authentic True Italian Food as in Italy. I have traveled there many times and with many of the items it brought me back to my various trips. My favorite starter is the Arancini,light cheesy and delicious. Pastas taste homemade, tho they can lighten up slightly on the sauce, this american idea of drowning pasta in sauces is out of place in this wonderful resturant. Cannoli as good as my mothers. They filll shells right before serving so they are not soggy. Shells crisp and light and filling lightly sweet and very creamy. I have been several times in the past month, I have to say was was put off for a long time by the size of the restaurant, but decided to try it in early evening before it got too crowed and on a nice night where I can sit outside. So happy I did. My only serious criticism is the dipping sauce they seve with the bread, TOO Much Garlic, this is such a rookie mistake, it does not do the restaurant justice. I highly recommend the restuarent, and advise you to make reservations to be assured a seat with no waiting. Forgot to mention service is that of a 5 star fine establishment. Polite, knowledgeable and unabtrusive.

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