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Trattoria I Trulli

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830 South Coast, Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024 (Between G & H Street)
+1 760-943-6800
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Scottsdale, AZ
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188 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We came here with our elderly parents. It is not walker friendly and the young servers were not helpful at all at accommodating the placement of our walkers. Luckily it was not busy at lunch, so we could put them outside. Our server must not have worked in a restaurant with wine before. He did not open the wine in... More 

Thank Kwanyen
Toronto, Canada
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385 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Service is brusque to the point of being rude. The food portions are generous but tend to be over cooked and edged with flavors that don't belong. Finally, the tables are way too close together. For that one reason alone we would not return. We've heard this place is immensely popular so maybe it was just an off night. The... More 

Thank Wild_Radek
Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Huge menu with excellent choices mostly under $20. Very reasonable and complete wine list with wines from around the California area and the globe. Very professional staff and Service. Don't miss if you like Italian food.

Thank Deborah V
Scarborough, Maine
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I went to Trulli on a busy and rainy evening. I was with a much older family member and just after we walked in, two seats at the bar miraculously appeared for us to have dinner. There were a few winks and two women who were seated at the bar got up to make space for us. It was very... More 

Thank okigirl1
Landstuhl, Germany
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We had dinner at this trattoria. I had cioppino,.... delicious, fresh seafood. My niece had salmon risotto, Friendly staff. Nice atmosphere. Would definitely be back.

Thank cucumber1
San Diego, California
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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Took a group of co-workers out to lunch. We all had different things, and everyone seemed to enjoy their food. The lunch specials all come with a green salad dressed with some fabulous vinegarette. People ordered everything from a portabella mushroom salad, to Zappa di giorno ( chicken today) to Osso Bucco, to pollo 101 ( chicken with cheese and... More 

Thank BK122
Carlsbad, California
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389 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We eat here several times a year. The menu is varied; the dishes very well prepared. Favorites include the lobster ravioli, wild mushroom and polenta in a gorgonzola sauce, salmon in many forms, and several more traditional dishes. The wine list is quite good. The service attentive and the server knowledgeable. However...it gets very crowded, especially on weekend nights. It's... More 

Thank Bruce M
Encinitas, California
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Everytime I go there theirs one dish I cannot stop ordering, its the Linguini with clams and red sauce never been disappointed, also the desert are great, the waiters are also great most of them are Italians. You will not be disappointed and a great experince.

Thank 09RayRay37
Studio City
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Visited on a recommendation and was highly pleased. The service was spot on, as was the food. We had the Lobster ravioli and spaghetti al checco. Both were cooked perfectly and very tasty.

Thank Alan G
Encinitas, California
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a favorite when I visit Encinitas. It's small and authentic. I always get the veal but I have to confess I can't resist the desserts! Have a glass of Malbec with your dinner and you have the perfect meal.

Thank Pris N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 830 South Coast, Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
    (Between G & H Street)
  • Public Transportation: Encinitas Coaster stop 3 blocks North and 1 block East of our location
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-943-6800
Cozy and quaint setting that will bring you back to Italia! A true trattoria one would find roadside in Tuscany. Our cuisine is traditional authentic Italian. With many classical dishes including homemade lasagne, our classic ricotta & spinach ravioli and gnocchi made in house daily. Bread fresh from the oven every morning compliments our garlicky Sicilian tomato pesto dipping sauce. A rock star wine list with more than 100 bottles offered at every price point and more than 20 wines by the glass to choose from. Daily specials are more contemporary Italian with a range of game meats including rabbit, venison, quail and bison using produce and recipes of the season. Gluten-free & whole grain pastas are available as well as a wide variety of vegetarian items to choose from.

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and high quality products for an enchanting experience for all of our guests. Raise your glass and fill your soul with heart and goodness ~ cheers!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?