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The 8 Best Italian Restaurants Near Encinitas

Updated: May 2, 2022

Anything better than pasta doused in parmesan? No! That's why you should visit Encinitas’s best Italian restaurants. After analyzing millions of reviews from the best sites we present the ultimate Italian venues in Encinitas. No matter which of these Italian gems you choose, good pasta and great pinot grigio are on the cards.

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Buona Forchetta

Italian, $$, EncinitasItalian, $$Encinitas
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    42 North County Restaurants With Takeout and Delivery Options

    Eater, 2020

Maurizio Trattoria Italiana

Italian, $$, EncinitasItalian, $$Encinitas
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Vigilucci's Trattoria Italiana

Italian, $$, EncinitasItalian, $$Encinitas
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Trattoria I Trulli

Italian, $$, EncinitasItalian, $$Encinitas
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Rosati's Pizza

Pizza, $$, EncinitasPizza, $$Encinitas
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant

Pizza, $$, EncinitasPizza, $$Encinitas
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Crust Pizzeria

Italian, $$, Solana BeachItalian, $$Solana Beach
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Parioli Italian Bistro

Italian, $$, Solana BeachItalian, $$Solana Beach
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.0

How did these spots get chosen?

Finding the best Italian restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 10162 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 624 lists and articles from Eater and others were carefully reviewed by boam. Yes, we even looked at Eater - 42 North County Restaurants With Takeout and Delivery Options to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Most common questions

Maurizio Trattoria Italiana, Alice's Italian Gourmet, and Rosati's Pizza are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that are good for groups in Encinitas.

The highest-rated Italian restaurants for delivery in Encinitas are Maurizio Trattoria Italiana, Pizzaiolo Encinitas, and Rosati's Pizza.

Pizzaiolo Encinitas, Rosati's Pizza, and Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant are vegetarian-friendly Italian restaurants in Encinitas.

Buona Forchetta, Maurizio Trattoria Italiana, and Firenze Trattoria are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that serve breakfast in Encinitas.

Buona Forchetta, Maurizio Trattoria Italiana, and Firenze Trattoria are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for a quick lunch in Encinitas.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to tomato and arugula salad


    When having tomato and arugula salad, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

Interesting facts

  • The biggest pasta from 2015

    17,417 pounds is the weight of a pasta that was made in October of 2015.

  • A taste for luxury

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $100 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, lasagna?

  • The United States's National Pizza with Everything except anchovies day Day

    Ever heard of National Pizza with Everything except anchovies day Day? If you’re in The United States then you better be ready to enjoy it on November November!

Parking information

Parking has always been a challenge in Encinitas. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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