Best Italian Restaurants in Carlsbad

If you are searching for some of the best Italian cuisine in the San Marcos area, you are in luck. You will find some of the best Italian restaurants in Carlsbad, and we have compiled a list of a few of our favorites.

Spirito’s Italian Diner

When you want Italian food that is homemade with love, look no further than Spirito’s Italian Diner. They were even featured on the show “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.” The ravioli is handmade, but it goes quickly, so you will want to visit early in the week. The team at Spirito’s Italian Diner proudly creates their dishes from scratch and even bottle their own garlic dressing. 

Address: 2508 El Camino Real Carlsbad CA

Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana

Vigilucci’s Cucina Italiana can be found right in the heart of downtown Carlsbad. Their top-notch cuisine and award-winning service make them one of the best Italian restaurants in Carlsbad. There is also an outdoor patio so you can take in all of the sights of the city. Their dinner menu features a wide range of options like Capellini alla Checca, Lasagna, Vitello Parmigiana, and so much more. 

Address: 3878 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad, CA

Cicciotti’s Trattoria Italiana & Seafood

For a contemporary and inviting atmosphere, be sure to check out Cicciotti’s Trattoria Italiana & Seafood. They are located right on the corner of Grand and Roosevelt. Here you can enjoy authentic Italian fare like Gnocchi Pesto, Linguine alla Sorrentina, and Piccata di Pollo. They even offer a dog-friendly patio area. 

Address: 595 Grand Avenue, Carlsbad, CA

264 Fresco

At 264 Fresco, you can enjoy Italian food using only the finest ingredients, a warm environment, and some of the best service around. From dishes to share like Mozzarella Caprese, Fried Calamari, and Stuffed Artichokes to a variety of pizzas and pasta, you can’t go wrong with any of the items on the menu at 264 Fresco. 

Address: 264 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA

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