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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%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (30 reviews)
“cannoli” (6 reviews)
“osso bucco” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1933 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2322
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very good food, reasonably priced with good friendly service. Decent wine list. Homemade bread with a side of sauce for dipping can be addictive. I had the veal saltimbacca that is rarely seen on menus anymore and it excelled.

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

my husband and I have been to this locally owned restaurant a few times and have never been disappointed. The Smoked salmon and gorgonzola cheese over toasted bread app is a stand out. The Caesar is a little over dressed for my taste, but that...More

Thank debbie p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our wedding dinner here 15 years ago and have been returning ever since. It is a great restaurant for a special night out or to bring visiting friends. The food is always good - light, tasty, genuinely Italian. It is usually very busy...More

Thank JFG1111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So disappointed. I was told the food was great. I ordered the eggplant appetizer and it was terrible. The plate was very hot and food very cold. After asking I was told that the eggplant and cheese were cut cold from the refrigerator and then...More

Thank Roni G
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

What a gem in Carlsbad. Great staff started us on a wonderful calamari appetizer. Then we had a fabulous salad. So fresh excellent house salad. Then my all time favorite. Cannelloni. Baked perfectly. We also enjoyed a spaghetti dish and a white clam dish all...More

Thank Shera H
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Very nice Italian Restaurant with very good food and service. I like vegetarian cuisine and had no problems here. This is a great place to go for a dinner to please both vegetarians and carnivores. The dining experience is on the formal dinner end. Not...More

Thank vhstoldt
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Kind of an eclectic-looking place but with a view of the ocean! Had a wonderful shrimp and scallop speidini (kabob) with some lovely pasta. The scallops were HUGE, and I loved the tomatoes they serve with the bread!

Thank Suzy W
Reviewed 27 June 2017

The food was great. I highly recommend the tomato based dip they bring with the bread, it is awesome. The interior is due for a remodel, it is ok. The service was fine.

Thank MIKE M
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Date night -- wanted to visit an Italian place to watch the sunset since we just came back from Rome -- reserved table was right next to the window. There is a street, railroad, highway 1, and campground between the restaurant and the beach cliff....More

Thank TotemInnMisery
Reviewed 23 June 2017

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

1  Thank AVR41
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samuel m
25 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
30 April 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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly, 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 - 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
Giorgio's Ristorante and Pizzeria was formerly the Vigilucci's Pizzeria.
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