Trattoria I Trulli
The service was excellent! The food was soooo good! Definitely would recommend!
Way too noisy. While I know it’s what people want nowadays, but hard to carry a conversation. Friendly service and good ambience. The tri-colori salad was delicious, the main courses were just not up to par. My salmon was very blah; tasted my husband’s pasta which likewise was uninspired. A friends’ chicken breast was decent but it was simple enough. Need to up their game in the culinary department.
This is our go-to restaurant for date night — best all around Italian restaurant for quality of food, ambience and service. We have never been disappointed!
Food was great. Waiter was very sweet. Had a nice evening.
Everything was delicious! So glad you take reservations on open table! Haven’t been to restaurant for years due to no reservations on the weekends. We will be back soon.
Great food, great wine recommendation, great service. Room was a little loud.
We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Trattoria I Trulli.... the service was amazing, the entire team was so friendly and super attentive, we had a delicious meal... highly recommend the Mellenzane and Filet Gorgonzola!! We were made to feel so welcome and will be back on a regular basis!
(The only miss on their part was that we mentioned it was our anniversary when we made our reservation and they did not acknowledge this...so if this important to you, you may want to remind them or make a special plan)
Fantastic place in a quaint setting with solid food and reasonably priced wine...
Sat outside. Good plan. Much quieter. Inside ambiance very loud. The food is very good. Probably the best in Encinitas. Plenty of good choices and wine options. Gem.
Service & food exquisite! It’s very loud, but if you know that going in and don’t expect some quiet romantic date — you’re good. Will definitely be back
We had a great time on our last visit. We had a very friendly welcome and the food was fantastic. We visit I Trulli on Birthdays and Anniversaries .... this one time was special, my wife and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary.... we were treated with a festive mode by staff and given a delicious desert on the house ... all in all a great afternoon dining experience .. :-)
C. & G. Ortuño
All 4 of us had different menu items. My husband had great osso bucco and I had their salmon (one of my favorite preparations) with mushrooms and artichoke hearts. My sister and her husband both had different pastas. We all took left-overs home as portions are generous. We enjoyed a good Italian cabernet. They brought the two men a yummy cake as a birthday treat. Always a treat to eat here!
Always food and service to perfection. Our server, Luca is the best in North County.
Been going here a lot of years and always enjoyed the experience.
Our entrees were yummy but the caprese salad was average.
We've been happy with Trulli probably 19 out of 20 visits. May be a different staff on Mondays as we had one iffy meal on a monday. This visit was excellent
Great food and wonderful service. Very nice night
The food here is always amazing!
It is a small restaurant serving southern Italian food with a wide variety of choices. The sausage meat is fantastic. Salad dressing is homemade as is all of their pastas which are done to al dente perfection. A large selection of wines by the glass and a large bottle menu to match. A great place for date night or to bring out-of-town guests.
Quieter spot for delicious Italian food. Was skeptical of this place for a while just because it’s never packed but it was nothing short of excellent!
I recommend it for quantity and values.
Our waiter couldn't get the order or the bill right. Couldn't bring 4 glasses of wine to the table at the same time. Forgot what we ordered.
Place is always noisy but years back the food was amazing. Bolanese was tasteless the fishes uninspiring and lacked flavor. Just a lot of it.
Small and charming. Bar only seats 4 and the dinning room is a little crowded. Outside seating is also small and right on the street. Good menu with lots of choices. Great pours on wine by the glass.
This restaurant brings Italy to California. The pasta is so fresh, like Momma just made it at home. 5 stars plus from the restaurant, servers food, ambiance. The best. Definitely make the trip to I. Trulli. It is worth the drive.
This place is awesome.
Food great as always. Eggplant appetizer. Very accommodating.
My only disappointment was because i completed the special occasion info on open table that we were visiting from philadelphia and it was our anniversary that day and it was not at all acknowledged. Didn't feel good. Food was and always has been excellent though.
Luca, our waiter, was fabulous!
We have been going to I Trulli for about 20 years. Their food has always been consistently delicious and their service is great as well. It just gets very packed and noisy when it is full and being as good as they are, they are always packed. We'll keep going.
This place is consistently delicious. I have never been disappointed in anything I’ve ordered. One of my favorite dishes is the pesto pasta with potatoes and green beans. It’s hard not to order it every time I go
Very authentic , service is great, tables cramped and noisy however a great gem!
We try to stop by whenever we're in north county. The food was delicious and the service was extremely attentive and courteous. We'll be back!
The food is great. Just don’t expect to carry on much of a conversation.
Great food and service. We love this restaurant and will definitely be going back.
My veal Milanese was excellent as was duck salad. Portions are large and waiter treated us to gelato for our special occasion. We had not been there for some time and was very pleased with this experience. Very nice staff. Kudos to all.
Great food again... really no complaints
IT WAS SO NOISY, YOU COULD NOT CARRY ON A NORMAL CONVERSATION. AND, THIS WAS A WEEK NIGHT. FOOD WAS OK, SERVICE WAS GOOD...BUT MAN...WAS IT EVER NOISY!
Fun and great foid
Great hidden gem. The food was above our expectations and the service was amazing. I would recommend any one to visit if in the area. Also, I highly recommend you make a reservation.
Best Italian food in North County.
This is one of our favorite spots. The food is so good, the service is great and I love the ambiance. On a Monday night it was pretty full, but quieter than usual, as the volume can get high when the restaurant is at capacity. I highly recommend it.
Celebrated a friend's birthday and had great service and good food. We wanted a small place and this was perfect.