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Giannfranco's Trattoria L

666 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
+1 805-684-0720
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (22 reviews)
“antipasti” (6 reviews)
“carpaccio” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
666 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We used to like this place, and have eaten there a number of times. It is a decent Italian restaurant, and the owners are friendly. However, at our last visit, it took over an hour to get our food. A couple at the next table...More

Thank PickyVoyager
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant offers a limited menu of Italian specialty dishes along with traditional American fare. The pasta is fresh and the sauces are excellent. Prices are reasonable but not inexpensive. Would like to see more traditional Italian dishes like lasagna, cheese ravioli, manicotti, and eggplant...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I have visited Giannfranco's for both dinner and lunch when on business trips. There is a certain level of consistency in the food that is well above average. Both the menu and wine selection is broad especially for Italian wines. Watch out--portion sizes are large...More

Thank Snooge42
Reviewed 2 May 2017

At a stranger's recommendation me and 3 friends decided to try this restaurant for lunch. The atmosphere is precious, and sitting in the courtyard out back was even better. I ordered a salad with a grilled piece of salmon on it and it was very...More

Thank HoneylovesTim
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Went here on a Monday evening. It was very quiet but it was after all February. Food was served quickly and tasted really nice but the portions were quite small. I tried a local bottled beer which again was fine but at $7 for a...More

Thank Simon F
Reviewed 7 April 2017

While on vacation, we ate dinner at this restaurant at the recommendation of a local. Authentic Italian crafted with loving care in the kitchen and simply amazing! The owners and staff were very attentive and eager to please. I had the Linguine with Olive Oil...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We lived in Italy and our family all learned cooking from a "Nonna" that lived near us, so we rarely eat this type of food in restaurants, because we are usually disappointed. There were nine of us, our son had just recently moved to the...More

Thank 84NancyP
Reviewed 30 March 2017

If you want a good Italian restaurant stop by Giannfrancos The pastas all fresh just made that day and the atmosphere fun and homey

Thank jettarae
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

On a very stormy Friday, we enjoyed a wonderful dinner and great attention from the staff. The risotto special (my dinner) was beyond delicious, perfectly seasoned and a delight! The rest of our group was equally impressed with their choices. I will definitely return when...More

Thank JustaMEgirl
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

First night and getting our bearings , we called in here , lovely pasta and very strong flavored sauce , she then came with a tray of deserts , so much to chose from but OMG they were delicious, worth a stop !

Thank Dawn F
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Is there a dress code?
1 March 2016|
Response from Giannfrancos | Property representative |
Thank you for wanting to join us for lunch or dinner at Giannfranco's Trattoria. Although, we do not have a strict dress code, we do require a business casual dress code. No bare feet, shoes are required. No tank... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$43
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 666 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-0720
  • E-mail
Authentic Upscale Italian Cuisine. Freshly prepared when you order. Local Ingredients and Imported Italian Products used in our cooking. Amazing Italian wine List served by Professional Servers.
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