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Cicciotti's Trattoria Italiana

1933 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2322
+1 760-634-2335
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (29 reviews)
“cannoli” (6 reviews)
“osso bucco” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1933 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2322
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As this was my first visit to this venue, I order a familiar meal (Spaghetti & Meatballs) just to be on the safe side... while chewing I notice something sharp and black in the food... upon showing it to the manager, he stated that it...More

Thank AVR41
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here a few times and have enjoyed the experience. The food is excellent, the service is very good. Go close to sunset, get a table by the windows (they take reservations), then enjoy the ambience as you watch the sun set into...More

Thank FRKFamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pasta was cooked correct. Not mushy or overlooked. The oysters rockafeller were delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank ellie2newjersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a good stalwart for a classic italian meal. Good parking nearby and on premises. Take reservations. Cornucopia Italian menu--its all here. Selections are great, and pasta and main course dishes were excellent, though there's pizza here as well. Bottom line--from inexpensive to elaborate if you...More

Thank JoelZ195
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very friendly restaurant. We sat in the dining room next to a large family. It was like being at a family party. We talked and laughed and took pictures of each other. Another table was celebrating someone's birthday. We went there to...More

Thank tooze77
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We love the menu and consistent good service at Cicciotti's . While we have a Cicciotti's location within walking distance of our house in Carlsbad, the Cardiff location has offered Groupon's that really help with our family meals. Decent happy hour also before 6:30 as...More

Thank johnephilp
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Reading reviews of Cicciotti's, my wife and I decided to give it another try (we'd visited it years ago and didn't enjoy the experience). We decided to try a "happy hour" to see how we liked the place. Got there a few minutes before happy...More

Thank myszke
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Just got back from a wonderful pre-sunset dinner at Cicciotti's. We like the view far better than Wine Steals next door that is lower and where people practically breathe down your neck to see when you are leaving so they can grab your table. (Not...More

1  Thank Diane O
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Very friendly and great service with excellent meals.... thanks Best Pasta and sauce! Piano player on weekends.... Opera singer is loud.... Sit close to windows... bar is loud....

1  Thank Pdunlap1
Reviewed 12 April 2017

There is an extremely annoying piano player making it impossible to have a conversation inside. Occasionally he is accompanied by a drink, off key woman. Foods good tho.

Thank bailey b
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samuel m
early bird menu. do you have oysters on the half shell.
26 August 2016|
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Response from jpbla | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I didn't have the Oysters. But the seafood Lasagna is great!
Colleen L
What is the parking like?
1 May 2016|
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Response from M M | Reviewed this property |
There is a small parking lot in back of the restaurant, but the way in and the way out are very narrow. I have a very small car, but I believe large SUVs would have a hard time navigating them. There appears to be ample... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1933 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2322
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-634-2335
  • E-mail
Giorgio's Ristorante and Pizzeria was formerly the Vigilucci's Pizzeria.
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