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Borrellis Italian Restaurant

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285 N El Camino Real Ste 106, Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-436-1501
11:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:30
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a landmark. You know to come here for the pizza and the marinara sauce..yum yum and consistent. The only downfall is it really needs to be remodeled. It is really showing its age making take out a more pleasurable experience.

Thank Donna G
Carlsbad, California
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164 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Borelli's is a good, albeit basic, choice for Italian fare. It's probably the most economical local option. The food here is the main draw. They wine options are limited. Borelli's is the place to take the family and eat too much. My personal favorite is their Fettuccine Alfredo with chicken.

Thank db7477
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The service is friendly, fast and the selections of Italian dishes is just great! The pizza is verrrry good and all of the selections will satisfy.

Thank Catinaredhat
Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This restaurant has been a family owned restaurant for many years. In all of our visits, the staff has always been friendly. The food is homemade and does not taste like chain food. My favorite is their pizza, always good. They have a good selection of gluten free items from pizza to pasta. You can't go wrong with a visit... More 

Thank TravelingMan2012
San Diego
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

There is nothing franchise or chain about this place. No gimmicks. Just really good basic Italian food and pizza. It's the kind I like: saucy, cheesy, and hot. The service is always good. Wine list is so-so, so pay $7.50 corkage and bring a fine wine to go with your dinner (or lunch). Check the internet site for coupons and... More 

Thank dafsmith57
San Diego, California
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218 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

This is a very good Italian restaurant, with dated decor and a bit of a dated menu. It is a BIG menu and there is perhaps too much to choose from. They have been around a long time and we love their food but wish they would 'change it up' a bit from time to time. Staff is really very... More 

Thank Mal H
Carlsbad, California
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

I go here with my family every couple of months. The food is decent Italian food and the service is excellent. I love the garlic bread. Beer and wine is available. Watch for discounts in the local magazines and newspapers.

Thank LaCostaKeith
San Diego
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Family owned and operated, with recipes handed down from father to son, this has been a favorite of ours for over 30 years. The dad still comes in to make their sauce which is wonderful. They use real ingredients and genuinely care, even noting when a supplier changed their oregano source. Amazing, family style, comfort food, made with care. Vegetarian... More 

Thank sdbaba
San Diego, California
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218 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Extremely tasty Italian food. Great staff, great old style restaurant atmosphere. Parking can be an issue, but worth the hassle.

Thank Mal H
Franklin Square
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014

Great food and great service what more do you want. The pizza is the best on Long Island. The staff are the best.

Thank Jackrubin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 285 N El Camino Real Ste 106, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-436-1501

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?