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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
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Good for Birthdays (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Healthy (2)
Authentic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Business Meals (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Vegan (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Fine meal outside with attentive service and great Italian food.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 17, 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 15, 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.

Tags: Cozy, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 20, 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Healthy, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 26, 2015

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2014

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 6, 2014

Always excellent. I love the nightly specialities. I had butternut squash ravioli in sage butter. Hubby had a menu staple, Osso bucco. The plate presentation in lovely, food is served at proper temperature. When in the area we always try to stop in and it never ceases to delight this diner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 30, 2014

Our first time there and was very good. The food was excellent and our waiter Lucca was excellent. We ordered salad with pear and very original. Pasta and osso bucco perfectly seasoned.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2014

We keep coming back for more! Feels and tastes like eating in my Grandmother's kitchen - in a very good way...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2014

I had heard so many good things about this restaurant, but it just didn't live up to the hype at all. Service was friendly and attentive - so no complaints there. However, i ordered the lobster ravioli based on the waiter saying it was a restaurant favorite and it was barely "fair". The raviolis are unsealed - so it's a sheet of pasta that has filling added at the time it is ordered - and then smothered in a heavy, flavorless, saffron sauce. The filling was dry and tasted more like ground fish than lobster. My husband ordered the tournado that was cooked properly. It was served with spaghetti (in olive oil?) and veggies. Good but nothing special.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 4, 2014

We met our friends for lunch. Our first visit and we were not disappointed. Our server Bryan B. was friendly and extremely knowledgable of the menu and history of the entrees and decor. He provided excellent service throughout our meal. Our entrees were fresh and delicious and prepared to our liking, the Spaghetti Carbonara a delight. An extensive wine list is also available. It was not crowded this day but could be if the restaurant is full as it is rather compact with the tables being so close together. Parking can be a challenge. There are a few spaces reserved in a lot on the north side of the restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 22, 2014

I love Trattoria I Trulli!
Super happy that I can now make a reservation on open table! The food is always fantastic and the waiters are really amazing! We were celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary and it was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2014

Best in class in the area. Not gourmet but good local restaurant

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 26, 2014

Coworkers and I had been looking for a generic mid-range Italian restaurant and this fit perfectly, except it went above and beyond the generic. The atmosphere was casual enough that our group of 4 felt comfortable. The menu was large, with its fair share of traditional and original creations. For example, a coworker and I both had the Rabbit Lasagna special and it was delicious! (Although I did get a few pieces of 'gristle' here and there.) Portions are large, but not unreasonable. Service was adequate. The wine list has a good range of selections both in taste and price. My only real complaint is that it was very warm where we were sat in the back corner - there was zero airflow.

I would definitely go back here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2014

We have been coming to I Trulli for years. It never disappoints. We are in heaven when they deliver the bread with their special tomato dipping sauce. Be sure to check out the specials of the day. The current Grilled Octopus appetizer is wonderful. My kids swear that their Minestrone Soup is the best that they've ever had. While we enjoy the entrees, we think that their pastas are the way to go. The portions are generous, so don't be afraid to split appetizers or pastas.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2014

Melt in my mouth impromptu birthday dinner at my favorite restaurant! Always fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 14, 2014

Never fail incredible meals and service! We come here a few times every trip to Encinitas. Never once have we had a bad experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 6, 2014

This is a restaurant we go to regularly. That speaks for itself.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 3, 2014

This is the best Italian restaurant in North County, bar none. The place is small and very noisy when it's crowded, but the service is good and the aromas coming out of the place prepare your stomach for a really good meal. The spinach and ricotta ravioli are a favorite, as are the chicken dishes, chicken saronno and chicken 101. Salmon's good too, although I usually order it just grilled instead of with the creamy mustard sauce. Great Eggplant Sorrentino/parmesan.

There is a very narrow cramped patio, but it's right on the sidewalk, good for people watching, and with the great weather here, it's usually nice to be out in the air. On weekends they don't take reservations so be prepared to wait. You won't be sorry. Good wine list too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 3, 2014

We love Trattoria I Trulli for those special occasions such as anniversaries and birthdays! We couldn't wait to move back to north county San Diego and visit this favorite spot!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 13, 2014

It's a place I "Trulli" enjoy and go on a regular basis.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 10, 2014

Came here for lunch with a friend and we both thought the food was wonderful. The service was very good too. At first I thought it was a bit pricey for lunch, lobster ravioli was $19 and a chicken entree was $17 I believe, but the portions were huge! I do wish it was a little less money at lunch for a smaller portion, but everything tasted wonderful!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2014

Very friendly, efficient and pleasant. Although he food was okay, not special, I would go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 11, 2014

It took us one hour sitting before we even got the waiter to ask us what we wanted for drinks! I know it was mothers day but the place is pretty small and not hard to get to everybody. Overall the lunch took 2.5 hours!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 11, 2014

The food preparation here is always solid. I think this place could use a remodel. Something should be done about the outside tables and chairs to make them more comfortable...

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 10, 2014

Incredibly good food and wonderful staff. We take friends and relatives there when they visit, besides just my family going quite often.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 5, 2014

The absolute best, authentic Italian food in North County San Diego!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 29, 2014

How wonderful to be greated by the handsome Italian Andrea! We've been to Italy many times, and the ambience and fun atmosphere set by all there made it feel as if we were home again. Gigantic menu filled with dozens of delicious sounding dishes. A real find!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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