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Firenze Trattoria

4.8
4.8
1488 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
OPEN FOR DINE IN~ We are accepting online and phone reservations. Please be patient with wait times **IF YOU HAVE A SEATING PREFERENCE FOR EITHER THE INSIDE DINING ROOM OR OUTSIDE HEATED PATIO, PLEASE SPECIFY WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATION. **SEATING PREFERENCES CANNOT BE GUARANTEED**



Sun-splashed by day and romantically lantern-lit at night, Firenze's flower-bedecked patio, with it's gentle fountain, is like a private courtyard in some romantic Italian villa. Come see what all the buzz is about we are certain that you will enjoy this one of a kind experience in this beautiful San Diego Italian restaurant.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 944-9000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Firenze provides full service catering for your special events, including weddings, bridal showers, bar mitzvahs, graduations and more.

  • Private party facilities

    Firenze Privato is a private dining experience for up to 50 people. The latest addition to our award-winning restaurant and the menu can be tailored to your liking. With its soft colors and elegant wood accents, the atmosphere evokes class and style with an Italian theme.

  • Private party contact

    Steve McCartney: (760) 944-9000

  • Neighborhood

    Encinitas

  • Cross street

    Manchester / Encinitas Blvd

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout

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What 1,488 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North San Diego

    Neighborhood gem

  • North San Diego

    Great for fine wines

  • North San Diego

    Italian

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  1. PS

    PSCali

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for the first time for our Anniversary and could not have asked for a better evening. The ambience, host, bartenders, food was amazing. The waitress was perfect! She was there appropriately it not intrusive. We will be back!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always enjoy dining at Frienze. The food was so delicious and our waitress was excellent! we had some Italian friends with us, and a young Italian girl employed there came over and had a very lovely chat with our friends whose parents were also from Italy sharing stories. Always looking to return soon.
  3. GD

    GeorgeD

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An authentic Italian restaurant with everything from appetizers to main course to desert were fantastic. Crispy calamari, oso buco, tiramisu.! This is a must go back place
  4. PC

    PatriciaC

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful experience on a Sunday evening with close friends! The food was delicious, the ambiance relaxed and the service superb. Our waiter Matt was new but appeared to be trained well and was accommodating to our special requests. We will return again for a great meal!
  5. k

    kisfan

    San Diego

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Firenze remains our favorite, go-to place for great food and service.
  6. P

    Paul

    San Diego

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful dinner for 4; service was flawless. The Seabass entree was especially well-prepared. We will be back.
  7. L

    Lovetoeat

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second review this month. The food and service only gets better every time we eat here. A definite favorite!
  8. PG

    PattiGail

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first visit to this charming restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was perfectly prepared.
  9. J

    Julie

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Disappointment is not in my vocabulary for this establishment. I have been coming here for at least 25 years and the food, the service, the ambiance... has never waned from perfection. The staff is always friendly and bends over backward to accommodate your request. It is a moderately upscale restaurant, meaning you feel you are dining in an exquisite and sophisticated environment, yet your wallet will not be overwhelmed. I love this place and I will recommend it wholeheartedly!
  10. SW

    StewartW

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always excellent, fresh and consistent. The Damon salad and Ceasar salads are excellent, I got the eggplant rolled parmesan which was outstanding my husband got the salmon which was so delicious . The servers are top notch. Highly recommend
  11. L

    Lovetoeat

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian food! Flavorful, perfectly cooked pasta and delicious appetizers. I have been going here for 20 years and the food and service continues to be top notch! Shout out to Jim, our waiter... what a wonderful human being!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great time
  13. JD

    JoelD

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Very nice restaurant but chicken was quite chewy
  14. JK

    JeffreyK

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Mussels were good and Spivey as advertised. The rest of the meal no was underwhelming and bland. Watery Caesar salad and very bland! The swordfish was swimming in capers and onions and appeared to be poached. I will not come back again.
  15. CG

    CharG

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy eating at this restaurant. Wanted to get the New Year off to a good start. Food is good, service great!
  16. ES

    EncinitasSus

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fabulous meal. Great Caesar salad, shrimp scampi with a white wine sauce was delicious as was the pasta rustica! Our neighborhood restaurant is the best. Service is stellar and the waitstaff is always friendly. See you soon!
  17. C

    Cherie

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Best service in a long time in a restaurant
  19. TM

    TeresaM

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. They never disappoint! Everything was great! Jeff, the Manager is the best!
  20. J

    John

    San Diego

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always great and the staff very friendly and helpful.
  21. LD

    LoriD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great patio seating with heaters, attentive service. Always a wonderful experience!
  22. AS

    AmyS

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I haven't cleaned my plate in years, but I did here... even with the generous portions! I had the Pollo Piccata and my friend had the Pollo Parmigiana. She is quite a picky eater, but her questions were answered without hesitation and her requests were met with creativity to get her just what she wanted. The food was excellent & we were both delighted. I'd like to see them add a couple more sophisticated non-alcoholic options to the menu. Slightly understaffed, but who isn't these days?
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    The only thing I can really honestly continue is the price value of food to quality of the entire dinner to the service’s. It was nice just so over priced for the portions like 240$ for a two person dinner that you didnt even get full from is a bit much in my opinion. But other then that the food was good and so was the servise!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I liked the ambience and the food was good. I felt the waitress rushed us, and wasn't very knowledgeable about the food nor drinks. I expected better service.
  25. S

    Sheri

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Most definitely a great neighborhood choice. The patio experience is terrific especially in these Covid times. The food is very good and the portions substantial.
  26. GS

    GalSereno

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We always enjoy the food at Firenze, the ambiance, and capable staff. For a quiet, delicious dinner, it's hard to beat!
  27. k

    kisfan

    San Diego

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Jeff, the manager on duty, is always extremely accommodating, friendly, professional and one of the reasons Firenze remains one of our favorite restaurants in addition to the excellent food.
  28. LD

    LoriD

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal! Firenze has the BEST gluten free pasta! All the dishes we had last night (osso buco, traditional linguine with clam sauce, crab cakes in addition to my gluten free pasta with bolognese sauce) were delicious. Service was very attentive. We sat outside on the patio which was nicely heated and quiet.
  29. F

    Foodie

    San Diego

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a delight! It IS on the pricey side, so there’s that, but the food is always delicious and the service is wonderful. I was there for a birthday dinner. I had the rack of lamb (nice portion!) while one son had the filet (small portion and he was miffed by that (price…not taste) and the other son had a chicken and sausage dish with pasta (roasted red pepper sauce which he raved about). I had the special salad (actually split it with one son) which was charred romaine with a balsamic dressing. SO good. Mmmmmm. We ate on the patio under heaters and we were very comfortable. Such a pretty patio! Bottom line, good food and pricey. Nice for special occasions!!
  30. CP

    CarolynP

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Since my family is from Florence I was anxious to try this restaurant and the food is indeed as good as your going to get if your not in Italy. The food portions are very large and somewhat expensive so if you are not a large portion person you might want to share.
  31. EM

    EddieM

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian food and very friendly and good service.
  32. P

    Philly

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. Highly recommend!
  33. S

    Sandiegofoodie

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is perfect! Hospitality, food, quality, great friendly safe vibe
  34. T

    Teacher

    San Diego

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my all time favorite Italian restorante. I come from NY and am 100% Italian so I know good food when I have it. The sauce is the best as their pasta e fagioli cup. I wish it were larger. I also had the eggplant parmeggiana with a different cheese topping - the pecorino Romano is excellent. I'm not a fan of parmesan cheese. For a Monday night it was crowded! You must make a reservation.
  35. FY

    Funanddelicious4You

    Orange County

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food that service the ambience everything was excellent as always. The one thing about this restaurant is that everything is usually very consistent and never had a bad meal
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Very expensive
  37. CC

    ChristineC

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite Italian restaurant in North County.
  38. L

    Ladylunch

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had a delicious dinner but we were grouped together with other full tables and it was deficit to hear everyone talking at our table.
  39. w

    winophile

    San Diego

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cozy neighborhood favorite. Although some tables a bit close so can be loud if you are unlucky enough to have a booming or shrill voice nearby. Enjoyed the Calamari Fritti ($24), always a favorite. Then new dishes, Linguini alla Vongole ($29), baby clams, garlic, shallots, olive oil and basil with white wine sauce. Plenty of clams throughout the pasta. Recommend adding fresh ground parmesan. Heartier dish, Risotto Fantastico ($42), sliced filet mignon and shrimp sautéed in aged balsamic sauce with onions and prosciutto, served over risotto. Rich, filling, interesting contrast with the meat and shrimp. We brought an older Brunello de Montalcino ($30 corkage). Excellent service all around (waitress, Corry?), attentive bussing service for water refills, clearing dishes without being obtrusive.
  40. FY

    Funanddelicious4You

    Orange County

    136 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    We have come here several times and wanted to spend my husband's birthday celebration in a restaurant we enjoy. The waiter for the evening should have stayed home. He was short, un-attentive and was upset that we did not want the courtesy birthday celebratory dessert, but wanted to pay for a cheesecake. The food as always was excellent and the ambiance great.....too bad the waiter ruined a special evening.

FAQs

Firenze Trattoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 944-9000.

Firenze Trattoria is rated 4.8 stars by 1488 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Firenze Trattoria

162 South Rancho Santa Fe Road, Encinitas, CA 92024

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Manchester / Encinitas Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Encinitas

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout

  • Phone number

    (760) 944-9000

  • Catering

    Firenze provides full service catering for your special events, including weddings, bridal showers, bar mitzvahs, graduations and more.

  • Private party facilities

    Firenze Privato is a private dining experience for up to 50 people. The latest addition to our award-winning restaurant and the menu can be tailored to your liking. With its soft colors and elegant wood accents, the atmosphere evokes class and style with an Italian theme.

  • Private party contact

    Steve McCartney: (760) 944-9000

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