Trattoria i Trulli was opened in Encinitas on Coast Highway around 2000 by partners Salvatore, Antonino and Daniela. The three have since expanded to run a number of sister restaurants in Little Italy including La Villa and Buon Appetito. I believe initially they were tied to Arrivederci in Hillcrest, which is where I first had and fell in love with their chicken dish called Pollo Millegusti or Polo 101 at i Trulli.
The restaurant hosts a warm wood interior and a small patio area perfect for the current weather.
The menu is rustic Italian featuring antpasti, insalate, pasta, seafood, and carne, along with some great seasonal specials.
Crostini del Giorno ~ First of the season peaches, peppered ricotta, shaved prosciutto, honey.
Note ~ The peaches were warmed in the honey before being added to the crostini which made the dish that much better.
Pollo 101 ~ Chicken breast, imported cheeses, spinach & asparagus, wild mushroom sauce, vegetables, parmesan cheese.
Note ~ just as I remember:)
Trattoria i Trulli
830 S Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, Ca 92024