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Pizzicato Gourmet Pizza

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252 N El Camino Real Ste 5, Encinitas, CA 92024-5820
+1 760-635-2800
11:00 - 21:00
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Carlsbad, California
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97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered a small sausage pizza with mushrooms, black olives and mozzarella, and it was very good. A little expensive, but worth the extra cost. You can taste the higher quality ingredients, and the lighter dough. The wait was less than predicted, and the staff were very helpful. I'll go back.

Thank Mike4mula
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the Caesar salad... the dressing is yummy and full of garlic... no kissing after eating for sure lol. They also have awesome thin crust pizza. Typical cheese and pepperoni and always available but they some awesome gourmet options too... best thing is you can order by the slice. With several lunch special options you can always get what... More 

Thank Laura B
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1,079 reviews
459 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent pizza with a SoCal ambiance! The Italian sausage ricotta cheese garlic pizza is excepctional. Highly recommended.

Thank METRUN360
McLean, Virginia
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112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

The menu is Italian with a focus on Pizza, though dishes like salads, pasta, wine, and beer are all available. Pizza can be bought by the slice and is delicious - with daily specials on the menu The place is good to sit in with a nice atmosphere and friendly service

Thank TBesoug
San Diego, California
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227 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Pizzacato serves pizza, sandwiches and salads. They are all tasty. For a few $ more, you can order your pizza gluten-free. The salads were large, the pizza was tasty (yes, I ate three pieces), and the staff was very accommodating - moving tables, turning on heaters, clearing the tables in a timely, yet unobtrusive way. We'll take another group back... More 

Thank jsearle99
Carlsbad, California
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77 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Very good pizza. Lots of flavor and the crust is crispy. If I'm going to indulge in pizza I really want it to be worth it and this place delivers.

Thank Regina T
San Diego, California, United States
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2015

I ordered the Anchovie Pizza. Instead of a few strips of Anchovies spread out over the pizza, the entire pizza was covered with Anchovies! The crust was thin and the cheese was perfect. These guys know what they are doing. Absolutely delicious. I will be back.

Thank John F
San Diego, California
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227 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Whether its a couple of us or a group of 8, Pizzicato is consistently good. Their salads are above average, the pizza is tasty, and the service is efficient and friendly. Reasonable prices, good food, good service. Easy to like!

Thank jsearle99
Encinitas, California
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

This is one of my favorite neighborhood escapes. The pizza crust is delicious, and their choice of toppings always work, whatever you pick. Plus, I'm in love with their spinach salad--they use real French-style lardons--DeLish! The ambience is OK--a little loud, but you can opt for outside--nothing special.

Thank janoclock
Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

Thanks to Trip Advisor, we found this great little pizza place! Amazing fresh homemade pizza and very welcoming staff! Would visit again!

Thank Cochranitegal

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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
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 N El Camino Real Ste 5, Encinitas, CA 92024-5820
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-635-2800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?