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Giannfranco's Trattoria L

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666 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
+1 805-684-0720
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Wed - Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While on vacation, we ate dinner at this restaurant at the recommendation of a local. Authentic Italian crafted with loving care in the kitchen and simply amazing! The owners and staff were very attentive and eager to please. I had the Linguine with Olive Oil and Garlic and grilled chicken. My husband had the Shrimp Primavera and added Scallops. Both... More 

Thank Mary B
Gulf Shores
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We lived in Italy and our family all learned cooking from a "Nonna" that lived near us, so we rarely eat this type of food in restaurants, because we are usually disappointed. There were nine of us, our son had just recently moved to the area, and he had eaten here once and wanted the rest of us to experience... More 

Thank 84NancyP
Carpinteria, California
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a good Italian restaurant stop by Giannfrancos The pastas all fresh just made that day and the atmosphere fun and homey

Thank jettarae
Southwest Harbor, Maine
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

On a very stormy Friday, we enjoyed a wonderful dinner and great attention from the staff. The risotto special (my dinner) was beyond delicious, perfectly seasoned and a delight! The rest of our group was equally impressed with their choices. I will definitely return when visiting Carpinteria again.

Thank JustaMEgirl
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104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

First night and getting our bearings , we called in here , lovely pasta and very strong flavored sauce , she then came with a tray of deserts , so much to chose from but OMG they were delicious, worth a stop !

Thank Dawn F
Spokane, Washington
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We enjoyed delicious seafood salads with Italian twist. Very fresh produce and fish. Vintage restaurant decor with friendly staff. a nice stumble-upon place for lunch.

Thank bettypon7
British Columbia, Canada
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We loved Giannfranco's - the food, ambiance, wine, service all were excellent. Best pasta we've had in a long time. We went twice while staying in Carp. Primavera and Puttanesca highly recommended.

Thank Emily K
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We stopped in for dinner on a Friday night - they had just opened for the evening. The food was amazing. Tried the Loster Ravioli and the portobello mushroom appetizer is delicious. The wine selection was superb. The service was great and staff was friendly and helpful. The lighting in the restaurant was unique and made the entire place lit... More 

Thank BurbankLG
Las Vegas, Nevada
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144 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Having lived in Italy for several years and feeling confident of judging Italian cooking and presentation I was very much pleased with this dinning experience. From wait staff, owner and owner's mother I was treated with gracious respect and chose the specials of wine and entree much to my delight. Nice menu and can't wait to bring my wife on... More 

Thank lud2006
Shelby Township, Michigan
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We went here on a busy night. We ended up at the bar eating. It was fine to eat at the bar, full menu. They have only beer and wine. Excellent food! Very nice owner. Waiter was good too. food was the best we had while in town!

Thank danamc65

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 43
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 666 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2040
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-0720
Authentic Upscale Italian Cuisine. Freshly prepared when you order. Local Ingredients and Imported Italian Products used in our cooking. Amazing Italian wine List served by Professional Servers.

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