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Trupiano's Italian Bistro



Trupiano's Italian Bistro



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Nickie A.

7 October 2019

A great example of what a good neighborhood Italian restaurant is supposed to be, I'll never go anywhere else.My favs? Any of the pizzas (they make their own dough) or the linguini with clams, white sauce.Decent wine selection, with local wines too More...


Cindy E.

23 September 2019

Best Italian food in town or anywhere in the 50 miles I live from. Food is always amazing whether I eat in or order takeout. The staff is always friendly and food is always prepared delicious. The raviolis or the lasagna are my favorite. I eat here like twice a week. My kids love it and they have a drive through to pick up orders. So convenient. More...


Dominique B.

12 September 2019

Everything here is amazing from the bread to the cannolis! And portions are huge I thought it was a bit pricey but overall amazing!


Tanis 0.

31 August 2019

Amazing loved it! Food had such great taste and desert was bomb as well! Highly recommend anyone to go here for some Italian food.


Clairissa W.

27 August 2019

Just went here for lunch with my daughter and the service (Daniel was our waiter) was GREAT! We were seated and helped right away. The breadsticks were so fresh and the food was great but the best of all was the creme brûlée! Will definitely come back for lunch again! More...


David B.

21 August 2019

By far some of the best Italian food in North County - and in Fallbrook!!!!!  Being a Penne Rustica snob - Trupiano's ROCK's IT!  If asked to recommend any dish of any kind to someone I care about - hands down Trupiano's Mangiabene!!!!  OMG kids!!!!  I am a meat lover while this is a vegetable dish.  WOW! More...


Danielle M.

7 August 2019

We love this place so much. We recently had our friends go with us and they have not stopped asking about going again. Always delicious food, great service, and never disappointed with the atmosphere. My husband and I have gone for our anniversary, we go for birthdays, and most of the time just because. It's such a great treat for us. So glad we know about this place. More...


Peter P.

4 August 2019

Pretty good Italian food  pasta is made fresh and so are the breadsticks.  Can't really speak on the service cause I always call to place my order and pick it up at the drive threw .


Sandee S.

3 August 2019

Trupiano's came through for me again tonight . Out of town guests with severe gluten issues. I ordered a gluten free pizza, a long with our typical meat lovers  , added the amazing antipasto salad because it too is gluten free . Our guest raved about the pizza , and the antipasto salad was a huge hit with all of our guests. Honestly, it's a meal on it own ! Everything is quality, the service is always top notch . More...


Frederick H.

31 July 2019

We had such a terrific dining experience on 7-23-2019 here that we couldn't wait to return to Trupiano's this past Sunday evening and also to once again to see our superb affable and very proficient server Tonya.  Why?  Since our visit we've learned that Trupiano's Italian Bistro  is a well-know and beloved name in Fallbrook.  Simply put, it's a terrific place for exceptional service, an appealing atmosphere and incredibly well-prepared food fare.As soon as we walked in the door upbeat and effervescent "Nedi" Sanchez our hostess welcomed us and promptly seated us in Tonya's section.  Beverages and the breadsticks that Trupiano's are so well known for were promptly brought to us.  Not only are the breadsticks aesthetically appealing to look at they're even better to eat.  Why?  With a golden buttery exterior and warm fluffy interior, its virtually impossible to have just one, even with the anticipation and promise of an appetite-satisfying meal ahead.  Our Italian entrees were so delicious the last time we dined her that we thought we'd also try their cauliflower encrusted pizza Trupiano's special with Pepperoni, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, black olives and Canadian Bacon too.  What a terrific choice because it was one of the very best pizzas we've ever eaten anywhere and trust us throughout our many years we've gorged ourselves around the globe on a lot of 'em!  To top-off our meal we had a scrumptious Mama's tiramisu that is to die for because it's just that exceptional.  Needless to say we aren't going to be strangers any longer and we look forward to returning to this delightful Trupiano's restaurant again and again.  If for whatever reason you haven't had the opportunity and/or the pleasure of dining here we respectfully suggest that you do so at your earliest convenience!Jutta and Fred Harden IIIRancho Santa Fe, CA More...


Jason T.

19 July 2019

This place is excellent I've only been here once but it was really really good it has a nice Italian feel inside and the bread that give you complimentary was really good and it went well with their freshly brewed iced tea


D C.

14 July 2019

Had a 50th Anniversary Party catered by Trupiano's yesterday.The food was so good.Young man that delivered was very polite and set up the dishes for us.Have enjoyed the Trupiano Restaurants food for over 25 years.Thank you again Faro for your help. More...


David M.

11 July 2019

I have good Italian food before but this place was amazing. We have been meaning to go to Trupiano's but it was always crowded so we went somewhere else. We made reservations and finally made it. All I can say is it's the most delicious Italian food I have ever eaten. It's a hidden gem in Fallbrook. More...


Jim K.

9 July 2019

Trupianos has good selection and all good but their calzones  are the best that I have ever tasted


Stephanie S.

22 June 2019

It was sooooo good!!! I love the breadsticks more than Olive Garden. Food was delicious and portions were large. Menu is partially Italian but the waitress was awesome and broke it all down for us. Food was great, everyone was friendly, tons of people fat and happy More...


Mike Z.

21 June 2019

I really enjoy the atmosphere of this restaurant and the food is great. I've had the chicken Fettuccine Alfredo and it's the best in the area.


Abby E.

18 June 2019

Great food great service We will be back for sure  thank you Anya and Daniel!!!!!Five star Service, food tasted amazing, WowThis place is so cozy and authentic.  We enjoyed our lunch here and will be back again. More...


Oline C.

8 June 2019

The food was great - excellent but very filling garlic bread, split a yummy caesar salad, then we split the penne rustico. Even then I couldn"t finish! Our waitress, Tonya - very sweet, helpful, and excellent service! More...


Pat S.

3 June 2019

My favorite meal here is the penne Rustica! It's delicious! White sauce with Italian ham, chicken and shrimp in a white sauce! Yum... and they have the best bread sticks, they are freshly made with a butter garlic, and balsamic vinegar & olive oil to dip. More...


Susan T.

1 June 2019

The food is very good and if I could rate just the chefs alone it would be 5 stars. Our server was nice but she was already presumptuous and already assumed we needed a take away box when we ordered....Umm...has she seen my husband and his appetite? She was actually surprised that my husband ate it all. The hostess was not pleasant - no smile, not even a smile in her eyes, just very stoic and looked like she was looking right through us. We asked for a booth and she said it was reserved even though there wasn't a reserved tent card on the table. We've been here about 3 times already but I think it's our last time here. There are so many other restaurants to try in this area. More...


Samantha S.

24 May 2019

Last night was the first time in awhile that I've eaten here. It's hard to eat at an Italian restaurant being a low carb eater. Eating here was usually a cheat meal. With that being said - I found out they now have cauliflower pizza crust! OMG! It was awesome. I loved coming here before, it just didn't fit my diet needs. But now, I will be able to frequent here a little more! Yay! Thank you for adding this option to the menu. More...


Deborah F.

13 May 2019

Took my family to Trupiano's for the first time last night, nine people aged 4 to 90, and it was beyond our expectation.  Food was outstanding, service was personal and perfect. Real Italian cuisine in backcountry San Diego county, we will be back soon and often! More...


Shelli B.

12 May 2019

Great food!!  You wouldn't think that this is a high end Italian restaurant because it kinda looks like a hole in the wall. But, you'll be sweetly surprised by their menu! Such a selection. Complimentary yummy bread sticks. Scrumptious desserts. And all the yummy stuff in between. Tanya was our server and was SO helpful and accommodating. More...


Michelle M.

4 May 2019

This more like a mom and pop  Italian  restaurant Locals are known but you are welcomed like you are a regular  The food was sooooooooo fantastic  but the service is on par with any high end restaurant.Food so many selections I didn't know what to pick first My experience was well worth the drive More...


Becky P.

18 April 2019

Absolutely wonderful atmosphere!  And the food - oh my.   Our table of 7 had something different for everyone and no one left hungry.  We were overstuffed!  For me, the calzone is the best I have ever had.  Truly amazing! More...


John M.

14 April 2019

Very good food. I have brought guests and have ordered take out and never been disappointed.  Being able to get good Italian food locally sure is nice.


Moy R.

6 April 2019

Very good food but the desserts are what keeps me coming back. Always leave room for some tiramisu.


Chrissy O.

10 March 2019

I found this place randomly needing catering and a place for my rehearsal dinner. They made setting everything up incredibly easy and took care of it all for me. The food and service was fantastic! More...


Kim O.

8 March 2019

Had take out last night. Every dish was amazing. Sorry no photos, we started eating right away. The desserts too were also great.


Y C.

24 February 2019

Best pizza ever. Super friendly and great food. They even have a drive thru window. Super convenient when it's raining. We order takeout about once a week and it is always tasty, warm and brings me back for more.


Jason J.

22 February 2019

Worth it!!!!You cannot go wrong with homemade breadsticks and the seafood pasta was cooked perfectly.I will come back.


Alex G.

20 February 2019

Trupiano's you regularly save my dinner time when I don't even want to get out if my PJs.  In sickness and in health your drive through window has been there for me through thick and thin, with great food and service.  Your breadsticks have always runneth over! Now for the nitty gritty:Best calamari and tiramisu in 3 counties!  Love the sauce and always get a side of it for my breadsticks.  The calzones are amazing and the size of a baby!  So good, born in NY but this is by far my fav calzone!  Thank you for being the calzone love of my life!! Chicken Madiera is outta this world.  I like to get it with potatoes instead of pasta.  We've tried other dishes over the years and never been disappointed but those are our absolute faves.Thank you for being a great business in our community. More...


Donna B.

17 February 2019

Love this place. The bread sticks and Caprice Salad are worth coming for alone. Friendly, great prices, authentic Italian food.


L ..

15 February 2019

First time visiting Trupiano's ordered food to go, food was delicious along with the warm breadsticks served along with the entrée you can get melted mozzarella on any plate of pasta which is awesome for us cheese lovers ! Super Tasty !


Cassandra P.

14 February 2019

I love this place. Without fail we always leave satisfied. The food is excellent and the staff is always the same kind people.


Rod D.

7 February 2019

This is our first time here in Trupiano's Italian Bistro and I must say this is the best Italian Bistro I've been. Customer service is great! Harriet, our server is very helpful and friendly. I More...


MariEnell Tan C.

1 February 2019

Love this place! Saw the Resto at restaurant.com drove all the way from Riverside to try this out. I might say they are better than O.G. Great customer service Harriett is very helpful and friendly since it's our first time here. Creme Brulee is the bomb! More...


Jessica D.

27 January 2019

This place is money. The best Italian food i have ever had. I bet they even home make the pasta itself. A great variety of traditional Italian dishes. You can add protein (chicken, shrimp, etcetera) to any pasta dish; you can also make any pasta dish baked and covered in mozzarella. The options are limitless. I will probably use every birthday I have for the rest of my life to come here. More...


Janee Y.

17 January 2019

Amazing!!! I wish this place was closer. The breadsticks to die for. The oriechette with shrimp and lobster is out of this world. Tastiest sauce I have ever had. The lasagna was good very cheesy. I can't wait to go back and try more items despite it being an hour and a half from my home. It's a cute little place, very Italian vibe. Romantic. I would recommend. More...


Barbara L.

11 January 2019

This is one of our go to restaurants in town. The food is always good and the service is friendly. I have not had a meal I haven't enjoyed.


Elaine A.

7 January 2019

We booked a family birthday celebration on Saturday.  None of us had eaten at the restaurant and all eleven of us loved our meals.  Bread sticks are so so good, chicken Alfredo was one of the best I had ever had. The staff was very attentive. More...


Jamie M.

6 January 2019

Excellent food, Staff and atmosphere and even a Drive through in back! Making this a great place to have some 5 star Italian  grub. I have dined there well over 20 times and I don't recall ever having something that was low quality or flavorless. More...


James B.

31 December 2018

I could just say this is not only the best Italian food in Fallbrook, but possibly the best in the entire area, perhaps the best I've ever had, and then leave it at that. But then it wouldn't be much of a review. My wife and I have lived in Fallbrook for over three and a half years and have enjoyed Trupiano's excellent Italian cuisine many times. I was actually surprised I hadn't written a review yet. If you're looking for great Italian food in an Italian countryside ambiance, Trupiano's is the place to go. They have a nice mixture of lighter dishes or hardy heavy dishes. I'm not big on super heavy cheesy plates, but if that is what your craving, they certainly have several to choose from, as well as, lighter no cream and light on the cheese options.The staff here is always friendly and seems like they truly appreciate the business. If you want a nice booth or table near the window, make sure to call ahead and make a reservation. Everything hear is delicious. The only critique I will mention, but not enough to reduce my score, is the repairs and maintenance of the building. It could use a little TLC. Oftentimes there are lightbulbs out, or the wrong lighting color or wattage will be used in the pendant lights or other lamps around the room. Sometimes the lighting can be a bit blinding when looking at the person across the table. Also the bathrooms and other areas could use some repair, paint, and elbow grease. All in all, this is a quaint Italian villa type restaurant with great food and service that I would recommend to anyone. Cheers! More...


Nick B.

12 December 2018

I've seen Rocky. Not only that. I'm Italian and have a big nose. And when I get stoned to the bone and get all prideful about my nationality and stuff I go to brothers bistro and it's super cool when your high in the restaurant cause it makes u feel like your in Italy. Which is really cool, especially if your on probation /parole and can't leave the state. So I really enjoy that aspect of it. More...


Jenn F.

10 December 2018

Came for an early dinner and was promptly greeted by a very friendly and cheerful waitress. The dining area quickly filled! The bread they started with was amazing! The Caesar salad was nothing exceptional, but tasty. The farfalle toscano was delicious and in a very generous serving size. The only recommendation I may have for this establishment is to please serve some veggies with your kids meals, we were able to get a side of carrots though :) They also offer a military discount which is very much appreciated! We will definitely be returning. More...


Stephen C.

21 November 2018

We were in the area and decided to give Trupiano's a try. We love Italian food, and this place looked inviting. It's an intimate and cozy restaurant with an extremely friendly staff. Our server, Daniel, was very cordial and really knew his stuff. We were very impressed overall. The food was delicious. The service was excellent, and the pricing was very reasonable. Oh, and the bread sticks were amazing and awesome! We are coming back very soon! More...


Eric P.

11 November 2018

Consistently knocks it out of the park.  These people treat you like family and always set out to make sure you have a great dining experience. My family go to spot


Ka V.

9 November 2018

Definitely one of our favorite local places to dine at. My husband isn't a big Italian fan, let alone a pasta fan. He doesn't like Olive Garden but I was so surprised at how much he likes Trupiano's when we dined the first time.When we were still in Oceanside, we would try a variety of places and Trupiano's is a gem! We've tried a good amount of the dishes on the menu and they did not disappoint. Would love to dine there again if we're ever in the area. More...


Johanna M.

3 November 2018

This is the best Italian food I have ever had!!!! Everything is absolutely AMAZING, especially the breadsticks!


Cris W.

1 November 2018

This is a Fallbrook favorite - we've been coming for years. The food is good, but the service is ok. All in all, I like this place and will continue coming.


Monica M.

23 October 2018

We came to the area to buy some stuff, and the lady recommended some pizza places. So we googled it and this place popped up, so we decided to stop by. To our surprise the place is a beautiful restaurant,  you know we think pizza joints and think an okay place lol. Right when we walked in we were greeted and seated. As we're sitting they bring us water than few minutes later our waiter comes. They brought breadsticks that were amazing! Than we placed our order. Our pizza came out, say 15 to 20 mins later. It was very good, very fresh and had a unique flavor to the tomato sauce. Overall a great first experience. They kept checking in us, and even boxed our remaining items! The service amazing, very friendly. More...


kate j.

6 October 2018

This is the absolute best !!   The Tortellini is superb, my husband had Osso Buco which he describes as "beyond belief."  Nice selection of beers, super friendly staff.  I recommend reservations for weekend dining as this place is packed. More...


Paige B.

6 October 2018

We get the calamari, wedge salad and the penne rustico every time. And it is delicious! Also the service here is really great. You always see the same people which is nice More...


Cole M.

1 October 2018

Delicious food and a great staff. The call-in drive through has saved me on many occasions. Their breadsticks and balsamic vinegar are my weakness. They do a lot of catering as well and its not unusual to catch them at a wedding or community event. More...


Ceaser D.

14 September 2018

What a great place to eat.  We had Andrea as our server and she was GREAT!  If you come here, you are going to love the breadsticksHighly recommend this restaurant.


Sandra A.

7 September 2018

This Italian place is one of my favorites in fallbrook. The staff is very friendly and food is good.


Franny J.

5 September 2018

Trupiano's Restaurant recently catered my engagement party at my family's home. He delivered the food and warming dishes, which made the day an easier set up for my mom. The food was amazing and people are still talking about it! I would highly recommend using Faro and his staff to cater your next party.... or just go in and enjoy the wonderful food on their turf!!! More...


MaryAnne J.

24 August 2018

We recently had an engagement dinner catered at our home.  Trupiano's gave us a very reasonable price, delivered the food on time, including a few special requests, and everything was hot and exactly as ordered.  Everyone raved about the food the entire evening.  I would recommend them for any event.  We eat at the restaurant often as well.  So fortunate to have such a great restaurant in our small town!  Thanks Faro! More...


Jo S.

15 August 2018

Great food (breadsticks are awesome), friendly staff. Nice atmosphere, but not my favorite interior among eateries. Nice place if you want to eat in for pizza.


Aaron G.

13 August 2018

Though this place is a little on the pricey side, it's worth it.  The food is great, the service is charming and personable and the owner's a great guy.  The decor is a little sparse, but I was too focused on my killer eggplant parmesan to care.  We took the family out for a special occasion and it's exactly what you'd expect from a small-town Italian place: generous portions served with a story, great wine paired with your food and desserts that are well thought-out. More...


Holly C.

13 August 2018

Now thats Italian !!! GREAT service and food at  Trupianos Bistro,You feel like part of the family....


Shelean F.

10 August 2018

We've been here 3 times now for lunch and it's always good, consistent and decently priced! The breadsticks are delicious! The waitress told us they make homemade tiramisu and of course we had to try and it was as good as she promised! Will continue to eat here, as they have yet to disappoint. Good job! I'd give them 5 stars but the fly in the wine glass happened and the waitress just asked how it got there and didn't offer to give me another glass? We bought a bottle and there was 3 of us. I surely didn't put the fly in my glass....anyways, I was nice and fair with the 4 star review. More...


Joe L.

24 July 2018

Our new favorite Italian restaurant. The staff is friendly and always helpful with advise on specials, etc. The prices are very reasonable for the quality of the dishes. You won't be disappointed.


David W.

16 July 2018

Good food. The staff was nice. We had the Farfalle Toscana and it was great. I will order it the next time I go back.


Vincent S.

11 July 2018

Always satisfied with the classics.  I believe in the traditions that hold families together and to make everyone feel welcome.  There's a long standing sense of pride in the ranks of the Trupiano's Family and the fine restaurants they have.   I like,  what I like !!! More...


Debbie J.

7 July 2018

Awesome the penne rustico was to die for!  I tasted hubbies and yummmy.  I had the eggplant and it hit the spot.  We had completed a home inspection on a house we sold in the area and decided to venture out.  We would  visit again.  Loved this place. More...


Lori V.

29 June 2018

Yum! Love this place. Even when we had them cater for our Company Christmas party it was amazing!


Jordana S.

7 June 2018

I can't say enough great things about their service and food!! Recently my friend had a wedding at a private residence and Victoria and her staff were absolutely wonderful! I was helping out with the coordination of the event and she was in constant communication with me the entire time as well as her staff. Everything went great and they made sure that all of the guests were taken care of as well as the wedding couple's desires for how they wanted the reception. There was so much attention to detail and they handled it perfectly! Highly recommend! More...


George C.

2 June 2018

I find it very hard to see Yelpers only average 4 stars here. This has to be in the top 10 best Italian restaurants in all of San Diego County. Wife and I came for lunch today (Saturday 6-2-18).  I ordered the Chicken Piccata and wife had Chicken Pesto sandwich. OMG they were so good. I can only comment on what we had but if  the if the rest of the menu is 1/2 as good you will be coming back as we will.  Service was outstanding.  Prices were slightly BELOW average. Come here and you will return. More...


Marsha M.

31 May 2018

We like a lot!Menu is extensive and varied. Service good. Small place so you may want to make a reservation for dinner.


Dave F.

19 May 2018

Fantastic Italian food! Great service! Our local favorite for date night! The Fussili Caprese is the best!


Shannon F.

13 May 2018

I have nothing but good thing to say about Trupiano's. I am always greeted as soon as I walk in and treated like family. The waitresses are wonderful and the food/drinks are delicious. My absolute favorite italian resturaunt. More...


Terry W.

7 May 2018

Yum.  We stopped on our way through Fallbrook, just an unassuming facade no fancy decor, but AMAZING Penne Arrabiata and bread sticks, so good I kept my extra food refrigerated for the trek back to AZ so I could enjoy the food after I got home.  Needless to say, my son ended up eating most of my food and loved it also, so now we will return for another fix of this fantastic and wonderfully spicy flavorful penne dish.  Bonus.....the staff was really awesome and friendly....couldn't have asked for a better choice in Fallbrook ! More...


A. G.

23 April 2018

Love Trupiano's. Go there all the time and never had a bad meal. Fantastic, pizza, pasta, calzones, seafood, chicken, wines, desserts, basically everything is good. Large portions, quality food, and reasonable prices. One of my favorite restaurants in Fallbrook. If I had to find a fault I would have to say the decor could use some updating. Some of the booth and tables are in poor condition. More...


Erich C.

8 April 2018

Even though we live in Oceanside, I bought a $25 Restaurant.com certificate to Trupiano's mostly as an excuse to checkout Fallbrook and surrounding areas.The town is certainly small but there is no shortage of highly rated cafes and bistros.  Trupiano's is a smallish restaurant which could use a few touch-ups (both booth seats had duct tape over what I assume were holes) but the service was friendly and they do offer a lunch menu on Saturday.  Prices are slightly cheaper during lunch and some items, like Veal Parmesan are only on the dinner menu.First off, you get an order of six breadsticks.  They are phenomenal, like "Olive Garden" breadsticks phenomenal.  They do have a kids menu (I forgot to take a pic sorry), which includes a drink...all for $7.  On the kids menu was mac n' cheese, buttered noodles, spaghetti, chicken fingers, plus a couple of more items.  Portions are on the smaller side so if you have a "big" child, I would pick off the regular menu.We ordered: * Tortellini al Pesto (regular menu) * Ravioli (kids) * Penne Rustico (for me) * Ravioli Ripieni (regular) * Fat Tire, Pinot Noir (adults) * Shirley Temple, Lemonade (kids) * TiramisuOverall, the food was great.  The regular lunch portion was a decent size (the breadsticks are quite large, so they'll fill your bell and almost guarantee leftovers).After the certificate was applied, our final post-tax bill was under $40.  We most definitely will return for dinner next time ;) More...


Fallon P.

6 April 2018

Awesome little find when decided to venture off the main highway. The food was fantastic best breadsticks ever!!our server Harriett was wonderful. Definitely would recommend


Suzanne J.

5 April 2018

Excellent meal with friends. The Osso Buco, to die for. Nice pasta.


Julia M.

28 March 2018

A friend brought me here while I was visiting the area and I enjoyed it. I got the Alfredo with shrimp and it was delightful. The sauce had something special to it- not plain like most places. The restaurant was on the smaller side but felt homey and intimate.Staff was very friendly. My only down side and why I gave 4 stars is because the waitress took forever to even come to our side of the room. We had to stop a busboy around 10 minuted after we were seated just to ask for water. The waitress did however notice a larger group that came in after us. After we ordered though the waitress was more attentive. I hope to visit again on my next visit to the area just for that Alfredo :) More...


M M.

20 March 2018

Visiting for the weekend and found this restaurant on Yelp. We shared a Chicken Alfredo and the best Tirimisu I've ever tasted! Amazing breadsticks, too. Great service. More...


Believe U Me Z.

11 March 2018

Excellent food, very flavorful, great presentation. Staff is always friendly. Just a great little Italian joint. Try the eggplant!


Cody H.

9 March 2018

The best pasta and best sauce I've ever had. Faro (the owner) is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Everything we tried was top notch and exquisite. You seriously could not choose something that is not good. One of my favorite restaurants in this area. Would recommend this to my family and friends 10/10 times. More...


Mary R.

5 March 2018

I came here last night for dinner my first time ever since moving to fallbrook , my husband and I were first timers. Right away we were greeted very nicely by a sweet beautiful girl who I believe was the hostess. She gave us a warm welcome and seated us , very helpful and super friendly . I can say I defenitely will be back the food was delicious , I had the pescatore I believe and it was super flavorful! I defenitely will be back here ! More...


Dustin L.

27 February 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants of all time. The breadsticks are basically heaven on earth. I hope everyone gets the chance to taste these in their life. Everyone needs to go to this restaurant. It's so good I'm literally going there right now. More...


Bertha B.

20 February 2018

One of the best Italian places to eat in Fallbrook. Service is great and the food especially the cannoli was delicious


Stephan T.

18 February 2018

There is an amazing white-haired waitress (I don't know her name unfortunately) that is simply the best. A couple times I have asked for a surprise order, and she is always gracious about it and every single thing she has brought has been delicious. Thank you so much!


Be G.

7 February 2018

What can I say, I love this place.  Def the spot for the local and visitor alike. The food here is excellent! Always a good experience warm and welcoming environment.  I could just fill up on bread sticks and the balsamic oil blend alone, but then Id miss out on all the great this place has to offer. We made the mistake last week of trying the new MountainMikes pizza that opened up, walked out of there with our money back. I was telling a fellow patron that we where we were headed to Trupiano's that makes a really awesome well priced pie. As we sat at our table, that same patron walked in not 5 minutes later. I love supporting local and love to encourage people to do the same, This great town doesn't need more chain restaurants, we need unique home grown places such as this. Cheers! More...


Sheila P.

31 January 2018

Trupiano's was the first restaurant we went to when we moved to the area and we loved it then and still it's a favorite now.  The food is always great.  It's great for pizza night at home too.  You can even drive through and pick it up. More...


Chris B.

31 January 2018

This is one of the best restaurants in Fallbrook. It's consistent and the service is excellent. The staff are friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable about the ingredients and preparation of the food.


M S.

23 January 2018

I go here all the time!  Real Italian food. I'm from the East Coast so i know and love good Italian food.  Very friendly service and reasonable prices.


Dave B.

5 January 2018

Having traveled to over 55 countries & lived in 14, we have enjoyed wonderful Italian meals everywhere.  Little did we know that 20 minutes from our Oceanside home is one of the best.  This place rocks!!  Terrific food, ample portions, great prices, & wonderful service.  We will probably be here every week!!  Mimi was our server & she was terrific. More...


chewed p.

26 December 2017

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE!!!  They remembered us from a year ago - can you believe it!  We passed through while my husband was doing his 500 mile bicycle ride around California - this was one of our favorite stops on the route -   It was like seeing old friends - ambience is so warm and inviting, the water is crisp and fresh and filtered (sounds silly to mention the water quality, but my husband had 5 glasses and he NEVER drinks water) - had a wonderful glass of Malbec for only $7 - duo ravioli was superb, husband's farfalle with chicken (excellent) - the whole experience is just superb - it's one of our favorite places in the world.  Prices are extremely reasonable - and the service is also wonderful.  cannot praise it enough! More...


Patty C.

24 December 2017

This was my first visit to Trupiano's in Fallbrook.   What a jewel of a dining place.  The scampi in Chardonnay and butter sauce was superb.  The BBQ chicken pizza was the best I ever had and far better than California Pizza Kitchen. More...


David S.

23 December 2017

I've been going here for 4 years.  It isn't the best Italian food so put that out of your mind.  But they have an extensive menu, quality and taste are consistently good, and they are open every day.  They deserve a 4 Star rating.Their Penne Rustico is my favorite, albeit a little salty due to the prosciutto.  On the milder side is a very good Mannicotti (the sauce is killer - do they use San Marzano tomato?).  Don't bother with their wine.  Selection is of poor quality chuck wines (surprising since owner also has the D'Vino Wine Bar too). More...


Bree S.

18 December 2017

Great food- breadsticks are AMAZING.  Service can be slow at times- but the food is well worth it.


Abbie G.

15 December 2017

Calzone was delicious along with their cannolis! I would totally go again. Super yummy. The service was fast too! You gotta try this place!


Virginia R.

3 December 2017

Best Italian place I've been in Fallbrook! Their food is delicious & authentic. It's small but a comfortable spot to have dinner. We enjoyed our dinner there very much. They serve a very generous amount as well! Waitress and owner are very nice too! More...


Eddie B.

2 December 2017

Food: Food was very delicous. I got the penne and it was amazing. my wife got the mushroom pasta plate and said it was good as wellService: Was dissaponting because we were the only customers coming in and we had to wait a couple minutes for someone to help us which was annoying since there were no other customers.location: plenty of parking and location was warm and welcoming. More...


Shar M.

28 November 2017

We love the his little restaurant on Main Street in Fallbrook. They have a large menu, good pastas and very good pizza. The atmosphere is neighborhood friendly and the owner makes a point to talk to his guests. I recommend it for lunch and dinner. More...


Sora C.

24 November 2017

I don't come to Fallbrook often but when I do, I make sure to always stop by Trupianos. Their prices are decent, service is wonderful, and most importantly the food is exceptional. I have never had pastas with such flavor from any other Italian restaurant. Go to dish for me is the Farfalle Toscana. Thank god for this place! More...


Steve B.

15 November 2017

Love this place. We go there several times a month and always have a great experience. The staff is super friendly and the owner Faro and manager Mimi always checks to make sure all is going well. Mamas trio is a great way to sample several of their best dishes.  Be warned it is a lot of food. All the soups are homemade and delicious. Salmon always is cooked perfect. Look for some of his award winning dishes marked with an asterisk. Also love the Pescatore Fettuccini. Enjoy More...


Stephani A.

8 November 2017

Best place in Cali to get good Italian food no doubt about it trupianos brought Italy to us here in fallbrook


Angel W.

3 November 2017

One of our favorite spots for italian Small  spot so call ahead and make reservations if you dinbt want to wait fri-sat.Food is delish, can't really go wrong with anything you  select. Delish fresh breadsticks served before dinner More...


Derek L.

2 November 2017

We've lived in Fallbrook now for about 4 years and we've been to Trupiano's numerous times, including the cooking classes. I have to say I have never had anything that I didn't love. The food is always top notch delicious. The service is always timely and friendly. I have also experienced Trupiano's catering service a number of times and the same holds true for the catered food, delicious. More...


Tierra W.

18 October 2017

Delicious! I really enjoy this place and the service has always been great! They have always been accommodating when we have a big party and I have personally never had to wait along time for a table which is nice. I like the atmosphere of the restaurant as well! More...


Matt J.

9 October 2017

Alright Dusty (wait staff), you got my to go order wrong on the phone last Thursday. I couldn't think of the name, but I wanted the Euro Style BBQ Chicken Pizza, not the Hand Tossed. However, what a great mistake. I also ordered the standard Pepperoni/Sausage Extra Cheese (midwestern staple). I had a Restaurant.com coupon and got two delicious pizzas. I saw the negative reviews and if it's about the service, I get it, but their pizza...well that was damn tasty! I would definitely order pizza from these italian gents again!! More...


David H.

30 August 2017

Delicious high-quality dishes, delivered with great service, From the moment you walk in the door, the interior is impressively homely. Service hands were quick to respond to our arrival and take us to our table. The waiter was also spot on with his recommendations. As the Penne Rustico (Chicken, Shrimp, Prosciutto, Toasted Romano) was incredibly good. The fried calamari hit the spot, and oh man, what a tasty fresh sauce it comes with.Everything here is made fresh, and the bread served is a testament as to how far they go for the little things. As it comes freshly baked and spiced. Unfortunately, I can't recall my girlfriends dish, but I do remember it was equally well-made.All in all, this is a solid place to eat a delicious, and well priced, meal. Servers are quick to offer assistance, and the portions are more than adequate. Can't wait to come back next time I'm driving down to San Diego! More...


Zachary N.

17 August 2017

They did catering for my wedding and everything that they brought and served was INCREDIBLE.


Doug R.

4 August 2017

Great Italian food !  Fair prices , great value ,  family friendly.  Popular restaurant.  Make a reservation.


Vicki D.

27 July 2017

Came here for a friend's birthday dinner. It was very   Good & did not disappoint!  We all ordered different things and everyone was happy. If you like cream sauce, you will love the stuff mushrooms! They were huge & so yummy. We had great service & great food!! I'm looking forward to coming here again. More...


Paula G.

26 July 2017

Last night we hired Faro Trupiano to cater a very special dinner.  It was a perfect combination of food paired with Casa Tiene Vista Vineyard wines at the winery.  Starting with a plate of delicious cheeses and sliced meats.  A perfect bruschetta, Caesar Salad, Melt in Your Mouth Fusilli Pasta and finished with both salmon or chicken main course.  Served to a group of over 20, my guests raved about the food, the wine, the ambiance and the service.  It was a perfect evening.  I got all the credit for hosting it, but Faro and the Gallaghers should take a bow for an awesome evening.  It was the best party I ever hosted.  They made it perfect! More...


Haley M.

22 July 2017

Love Trupianos! It is my favorite Italian restaurant! The pizza is amazing and you definitely will love the free breadsticks. Staff is amazing, fast and super friendly. Service is always great! Its not a big place perfect for a nice intimate dinner. Would highly recommend! More...


John J.

24 June 2017

Great food and decent beer selection.  Inside is very noisy so we do take out.  The people are helpful and try to please you.


Corinne A.

7 June 2017

I must say, this is the third time I visited Trupiano's in the last 6 months and I live in the Los Angeles area.  We look forward to eating here whenever we are in the Fallbrook area.  This time we had just finished a winery tour in Temecula and we had a large party of 11, which they were able to accommodate with very short notice.  The food is authentic Italian.  So delicious and the prices are moderate.  We were celebrating our anniversary and our waitress Mimi brought out a special dessert with enough to share with the whole party. Mimi was very friendly and sweet.  We will definitely find a reason to come back to Fallbrook just to eat at Trupiano's! Did I mention the food was delicious!!! More...


Richard And Liliana K.

29 May 2017

wow! this place is amazing the service was great and the owner faro came to our table a few times to ask how we were doing. i felt like royalty. i will come back many more times. More...


Michele R.

19 May 2017

If you're reading this, wondering if you should try Trupiano's, do it. Go. Right now. Their Fusilli Caprese is literally the best thing that's ever happened to me and I'm happily married with two beautiful children. The mozzarella. Oh my god the mozzarella. Beautiful melty chunks of it. On a diet? Cutting back on carbs? That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. You're beautiful. Now go. More...


Linda B.

9 May 2017

Just moved to Fallbrook. Wanted a good Italian dinner and was very,happy with the foodvsnd the service here. Will be coming back for sure!!!


Marlo K.

4 May 2017

This place is cute and good! Everything is usually amazing, but sometimes the linguine and clams is bland! Everything else is always great! The staff is nice too!


Caryn L.

3 May 2017

Just moved to Fallbrook and this was our first dinner out.  Wasn't sure what to expect and was delightfully surprised.  I had clams in white sauce and it was LOADED with tasty clam pieces.  My hubby had a scampi dish.  He liked my pasta better vs. angel hair, but the shrimp were fresh and tasty.We let the waitress Mimi know this was our first night here and she came back to the table with a list of local references for nails, electrical work, pet stores...I was floored and so happy.  This is just the reason we moved to Fallbrook, to have that "community" village living.  Thanks Trupiano's for making our first night memorable. More...


Yuliya S.

13 April 2017

Tangerine Beer!!! That's what you definitely need to try!! IPA is also very smooth and not too sharp. I am so happy we discovered this place with amazing family atmosphere, great food and service!! This place definitely goes to the list of favorites! More...


Brooke W.

8 April 2017

Best Italian food I've ever had! I'm not kidding. They have great espresso too! I seriously miss fallbrook because of this place! I still travel the 40 minutes every now and again just to come here!. Do yourself a favor and check it out, You won't be let down. More...


Michele L.

5 April 2017

Try to come here for lunch at 11:15 on Tuesday and all the sign says open no one is answering the door and the doors are locked so unfortunately for them that results in a one star.Update: I was in town and came by for dinner last week and everything about this place was amazing! I'm so glad I gave it a second chance. I had dinner by myself, the crowd was friendly, the servers were awesome, and the food was off the charts! I cannot wait to bring my husband here.Great wine selection, delicious meal! I had the scampi fettuccini, and could've licked the plate! More...



24 February 2017

I was pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is small but it is very clean. My waitress was very attentive and very kind. I had the mama's trio. The food was good.


Amanda H.

21 February 2017

My boyfriend and I came here for the first time (after living in fallbrook for 21 years). I must say, I don't know why I hadn't gone sooner! The staff was friendly and helpful and the food was amazing!! This place is a real winner! More...


Sarita G.

11 February 2017

Went in there a little late and they were very accommodating and the Food is amazing!


Stephanie K.

8 February 2017

This restaurant was small and quaint. The staff was friendly. We got in on a Wednesday night without a reservation. There were so many dishes to choose from. Everything looked wonderful. I finally settled on a classic favorite: Chicken Piccata. It was absolutely delicious!! I had a nice red Zinfandel which complemented it nicely. Then, for dessert, Tiramisu. I would definitely recommend it. My family loved everything they ordered. More...


Vincent A.

31 January 2017

Breadsticks were delicious with the sauce. I Ordered the pizza with pineapple and pepperoni. The pizza was delicious, best part would have to be the fresh pineapple on top.


Dominique M.

16 January 2017

We used to frequent this bistro a lot  when my husband was Stationed in Camp Pendleton. We moved to Fallbrook and immediately fell in love with this little gem. The atmosphere, the wine selection, and the unbelievably delicious food is by far our favorite in all of North County. My go to is always the Farfalle Toscana. It never disappoints. You can't do better than Trupiano's! More...


Fritz P.

3 January 2017

Maybe you just need to try this place for yourself. Fallbrook is small and because of this I sometimes judge on a scale related to just what is in Fallbrook. This place has a few delicious options, the service and wines compliment every meal. No complaints. Come hungry. The Italian guy that runs the joint knows how to please so if you see him ask what's hot. He's a champion pizza maker More...


Tiffany Y.

17 December 2016

My go to restaurant in Fallbrook. The staff is very attentive and the food truly speaks for itself! I've now had their Caesar salad with salmon and the salmon was cooked to perfection! And their complimentary bread is a great starter and always gets dipped into any pasta I order! Their portions are perfect. Can't say enough good things about the quality of Italian food here! More...


Erica S.

21 November 2016

The Trupiano Family has been in business since forever. The Bistro, with its an unassuming front will take you on a mouth watering trip. From their bread to their sauces....all carefully crafted by Chef Faro and his crew.The staff is like a big family and immediately you feel part of itI was there in this last time for a Private Cooking Lesson and if not because leaking a plate is bad etiquette...I would have.Great food, excellent wine selection to pair and a warm family feel More...


Jessica R.

16 November 2016

Great food, high quality but come at a price, kind of on the expensive side. Nice wine list. Great for date night out. Their breadsticks are amazing!!


Kaitlyn A.

13 November 2016

Stopped by this restaurant with my family after taking pictures nearby at the preserve. We were impressed with the food and service! They put our kids' food in first and brought it out promptly. It made our night go so smooth! Wish we lived closer so we could visit more! MiMi was great. More...


Dave H.

5 November 2016

Overall some great food. Love the pizza and all the pasta is just right. Also the price is in line or just slightly high. Service is friendly and always there to help.


Jessica B.

26 October 2016

Excellent food. We eat here often and it's always yummy!! The calzones are delicious! The restaurant is small and usually crowded but that's for a reason because their food is awesome!


Deja O.

25 October 2016

I just noticed this place the other day, after living in Fallbrook for almost 2 years. So i decided to stop by. I didn't expect it to be an actual restaurant, thought it was another pizza place. The bread they serve is amazingI had the fried ravioli appetizer and it was amazingCheese pizza was really good, can't say it was my favorite, (I give it 4 stars ) my friend loved it though. My 3 year old son liked the pizza as well. I also did see a menu full of goodies I am definitely coming back to try, especially the dessert! More...


Todd B.

21 October 2016

We do family dinners there often and never have had a bad experience. Food is excellent, great portions and friendly service.  The owner is always welcoming with a smile. We would recommend this place for both lunch and dinner. More...


Lea N.

4 September 2016

Excellent Italian food and superb service! I highly recommend this Resturant! Try their Trupiano Chardonnay with your meal.


Lindsay F.

3 September 2016

Delicious food! We have been here a few times for dinner. Some of the best dishes we have tried:Capellini Pomodoro - my mother in law gets this every time!  The pasta is delicious, according to her. Fusilli Portuguese - my husband's favorite, and now mine too. The sauce is creamy and subtly spicy, and every layer of flavor in this dish just plain works. More...


S F.

12 August 2016

First time to experience dinner there and our wait server was Mimi, a delightful lady who had a lot of enthusiasm, even for late in the evening.Mimi brought me FOUR small tastes of their draft beer!  Thanks, it was fun tasting and choosing what I really wanted!  Wife had a typical glass of wine and when it wasn't brought to the table in a timely manner, she received a larger pour--thanks!Wife had the Cannelloni and I the Fettucini Pescadora. Large portions of food.  Wife enjoyed hers and I mine, although the shrimps and squid were overdone and a bit rubbery.  All other seafood was well done and delicious.When she found out that we were "new" residents to FB, she gave us a sheet of her favorite local vendors--this lady doesn't quit!We'll be back! More...


Mickey S.

16 July 2016

This place is such a hidden gem! If you look for an upscale Italian restaurant, this might not be for you....this restaurant is rather more homey and local atmosphere. Their service is fast and every server really pays attention to our customer needs. I should mention about their bread which was fresh and I bet it will calm your growling stomach quickly. I always order linguine clams during my first visit to any Italian restaurant. It sometimes tastes little salty, but their white sauce was fabulous and came with abundant clams.We ordered tiramisu and red cake gelato for our dessert. They were homemade and not too sweet, so we wanted more. They were perfect to finish our dinner.We will definitely go back! More...


Danny F.

4 July 2016

4.5 stars overall. Ordered two pasta dishes and both were very good. I had the pasta pescatore and my fiancée had the pasta rustico. The portions matched the prices since they filled us both up, and we had leftovers. Quality was also apparent in their food. Both dishes had large chunks of meat. I'd definitely come back and try other dishes. Overall, good experience. More...


Chris W.

18 June 2016

We love Trupiano's and the Trupiano family. The food is great. We have been going for a few years now, and it just gets better and better. Tonight it was Orichiette with Lobster sauce and shrimp, portugese sausage and chicken pasta (both are award winning dishes), fried mozzarella, pizza (awesome as usual) for one kid and penne and cheese for the other, and a beer from the tap menu who's name escapes me. It was all wonderful with superb service. We called ahead as we usually do and had no trouble getting a late-ish table. I have never had a bad experience here, wether take out or eat in, snacks and drinks, big family dinners or a date with the wife, it's always great. On a personal note, Faro Trupiano himself once opened up early to make 3 pizzas and deliver them to my son's school for a little party. He volunteered after seeing a quick facebook post in our community page. Eat here. Support a local restauranteur and be fed well at the same time. More...


Jaypee W.

4 June 2016

June 4th 2016, on our way to temecula for this italian resto, unfortunately they closed the freeway so we have to go look for another italian restaurant that is nearby.. so we did some research and found TRUPIANOS.. My first reaction when i get in is HMMM.. the ambiance is not a good start.. But by the time our server(DAVID) started serving our orders, from appetizer to entrees until the last bite of our dessert it is a big WOW.. As the saying goes " DON'T JUDGE THE BOOK BY ITS COVER".. so i am giving this place 5 stars as an overall experience.. and highly recommended to all.. More...


Angelina E.

1 June 2016

The best pizza i had definitely coming here more often !!! Got the chesse and pepperoni pizza to go it was nice & hot chesse was perfect loved everything about it will be coming back to dine & try pasta


Thomas G J.

25 April 2016

We've welcomed Faro Trupiano to Fallbrook since the day he arrived and opened his Trupiano's Italian Bistro. Excellent Italian food in a restful atmosphere. We knew that they did catering although never availed ourselves of the opportunity until yesterday when we held a celebration of life for our dear, departed mother at our Fallbrook home for a small group of sixteen people. Whatever could go wrong - didn't. Faro was right on time and had every delicious item neatly packed and he and his lovely lady when right to work setting it all up. My wife is a gourmet chef and knows food. She was able to relax a bit as Faro briefly took over her kitchen to set up the Italian feast he prepared for our guests. The food was sublime and our company raved about it. The extra bonus? It all was very affordable and I was pleasantly surprised at such a modest bill. Bravo Mr Trupiano. May you live long and prosper... More...


Kris M.

18 April 2016

Trupiano's has a special place in my heart.  This is the first place my wife and I ate at when we were making the decision to make an offer on our first home in Fallbrook.  Since moving to the area some years ago we always find ourselves at Trupiano's often. Its the perfect place for a date, for family, for fun and for just being alone and enjoying some good food.  I highly recommend Trupiano's to anyone thats looking for great atmosphere and fantastic food. More...


Jackie M.

12 April 2016

We went here the first time for my son's birthday and I really try not to eat Italian food; however, this place is the real deal and we discovered that they have the most amazing hand tossed pizza.  On my first visit, I couldn't decide so I split Filet Marsala and a cheese hand tossed pizza and was blown away.  They also offer gluten free options which are pretty good for gluten free.  Their sauce is perfect and they use real cheese -- I had almost forgotten what that tasted like because most pizza places use some type of blend that only partially resembles the real cheese I grew up with.  It has made me fall in love with pizza all over again.  I think that's a good thing (ha) More...


Courtney J.

11 April 2016

Really enjoy this place! Such a quaint Italian restaurant with delicious food. Love the staff and desserts too!


Shanna W.

4 April 2016

Loved our first experience. Service was great. The bread is fresh and unique. I had the eggplant fantastical and if wax seriously one of the best things I've ever eaten. Will come back for sure :)


Kelly P.

4 April 2016

I'm pregnant and had a craving for Italian food so my boyfriend and I looked up some reviews for this place and thank goodness we did because the food was absolutely delicious! First we pull up and the sign light was off so we figured it was closed. We look down and it was 8:59pm so we assume we just missed it, but me being pregnant and wanting my Italian food I send my boyfriend to go see if the door was open and if they'd take us in anyways (crossing my fingers and hoping since some people we already inside still they'd let us in). I was happy to see my boyfriend give me the signal that we were good to go and come on in. We sit down and look through the menu quick since they were nice enough to take us in we should be kind and hurry to order, even though the waitress wasn't rushing us at all. We started with calamari and it was just perfect! For our main dishes we ordered the Parmesan crusted pork chop and the shrimp lobster cream sauce pasta (can't remember the exact name) and both dishes were just amazinggggg!! Food came out hot and tasting like they were made with the best ingredients and full of love! Service was great, waitress was very prompt and kind, started small talk and seemed to really care about us as customers. Will definitely be back to get other items. If you want good Italian food come here, you won't be disappointed. More...


Ashley K.

2 April 2016

My husband and I love trupianos, it's a hidden gem of Fallbrook. Trupianos is one of the best italian places we've ever been to, it's worth the trek out to Fallbrook. Our favorite dish is the penne rustico, whenever our friends visit we take them here and recommend that dish. More...


Lynn L.

2 March 2016

My favorite Italian eatery, hands down. The food is always phenomenal, always fast, always consistent -no matter how busy or slow.


Wayne S.

30 January 2016

Best Italian food I have ever had. Great service. Relaxed yet very professional in manners. This is a jewel of Southern California. This is awesome. The only negative is you can't stop eating. Wait!!! That's  a positive.  Keep up the great everything Trupianos. More...


Shelby M.

27 January 2016

When I take a bite of their delicious pasta it's like the heavens have opened and are showering my tastebuds with holy radiance. Their breadsticks are oven fresh and positively the best carbs you will ever consume. This place is without a doubt the best Italian food outside of Italy. It can be pricey, so don't go here on a first date. Make sure your date is worth the money before you shower them with such a fine feast. More...


Miriam V.

30 December 2015

We love doing take-out and enjoying the delicious cuisine in the comfort of our home.  Delicious breadsticks and the pasta dishes are gourmet!  I recommend dining in our take out.  Great food and friendly wait staff! More...


Alan M.

31 October 2015

Had the angel hair pasta and sausage & peppers it was great , love the bread sticks also


Nicole S.

13 September 2015

I'm now wondering why it's taken me so long to finally come in for dinner?!  The food is wonderful!  The pricing is reasonable as well.  I'll be back without the kiddos to spurge for date night soon! More...


Eric I.

12 September 2015

Well done Trupianos!!! The food was absolutely amazing and the staff treated us like family. No matter where you're coming from it'll be well worth the trip.


Eileen S.

24 August 2015

Service is a bit slow, but I love love love this place! Pastas are always delicious and the fried calamari is a MUST HAVE. Great place to eat at lunch with friends and family. I'll keep coming back for more and more! More...


John D.

14 August 2015

We really like to go to locally owned restaurants and Trupiano's is on the top of our list.  The kids meals are great! My son loves their pepperoni pizza and breadsticks. The service is friendly and I have enjoyed everything I have ordered.  My favorite is the chicken parmesan. More...


Amanda T.

7 August 2015

I'm  addicted  and I'm  not  ashamed,  ate  my big sister's leftover and this is  my 2 x back to this Sicilian restaurant   in less than 1 wk. I was in search of A delicious comfort  dish. ..FOUND IT..Fallbrook isn't around the corner for me by any means, but off a 2 lane road into a small town to enjoy a variety of authentic  Italian entrees   isn't a bad way to spend a mid summer dinner  date.   PENNE RUSTICO will you marry  me. .. Yes it's that kinda  luv it's  Ritch  & creamy  and the combination of  shrimp ,tender flavorful  chicken and yum pasta has  me hooked.   Took  it to go the first time stayed warm the 30min trip home 2nd x better than the first. Ate there mid week  mid day Tanya  served  us ... Quick  Service  with  genuine  customer service. . Breassticks were bomb  Italian  Soda  maaarvelous  and yes Dessert  crembrulie. .. I'm Smiling,happy  & full More...


Courtney N.

27 July 2015

Should have written this review last year at this time, but hey we were a little busy getting married. =) We did our rehearsal dinner here a few nights before the big day and my mother in law coordinated the whole thing. Just to comment quickly on that whole experience - she said it went incredibly smoothly and she had good communication with the manager through the process. We ever got personalized menus that we could take home which we loved. The food was great. We did revisit this place for our first anniversary recently so here goes a more updated review for a "regular" restaurant experience. Location: Located on what is pretty much the main drag in Fallbrook, Trupiano's is a little, somewhat plain building on a corner. It does have a parking lot attached and there always seems to be plenty. The sign is a little small, so make sure you slow down so you don't pass it up! Service: We have had great service every time we have visited this place including the most recent visit. I would have to be hyper-critical to find a thing to harp on so I won't. Food comes out hot and quick and VERY large portions. This last time we actually ended up ordering an entree to share and the waitress was great about splitting the order for us prior to bringing it out. Love it. Food: Italian food. All the italian food you could possibly think of and then some. I'm a sucker for spaghetti and meatballs so that is what I normally get, but the sauce that comes with it...YUM. I'm not one of those people who likes everything soaked in sauce, but here, its more than okay. We also tried the corn chowder, which I believe was the soup of the day and it was delicious. We ate it despite the fact that it was 90 degrees outside and there was no AC (only minor complaint - if its hot, it is VERY hot inside). You also get a generous order of fresh breadsticks coated in butter every time. I don't think I need to elaborate on that. Overall: Great little place for Italian if you are ever passing through this area... More...


Murray G.

25 July 2015

Excellent! Pizza was the best. Italian dishes were great. Service was excellent too. Thx to our friend Marie for taking us there.


Kristin Z.

27 May 2015

the best pizza, ceasar salad, and eggplant parmigiana ever!!!! seriously!! our favorite new italian restaurant...wont go to any other!


Josh W.

8 May 2015

Just moved to fallbrook and was dying for good Italian food, but didn't want to make the trek down hill... my fiance, mother and I came in with low expectations and we're pleasantly surprised. The service was quick and super friendly and all the food we got was really good. Stoked to know we don't have to go far for great italian! More...


Dale B.

1 March 2015

It's not about the aesthetics.  I had to try this place.  Been here in Fallbrook almost 2 years now and wanted to see for myself.  Wow!  It is a little dated but cozy, low light at night and huge tables and booths.  I ordered the Chicken breast Griglia with spinach, mushrooms, red onions.  It was that good.  Fresh sauteed vegetables, zucchini and carrots.  It was fresh, not out of a can but fresh.  I also had the Caesar salad with grilled salmon.  They cooked the salmon to perfection and the salad had just the right amount of dressing, not too wet and not too dry.  Perfect.  I highly recommend this place.  It only took one stop for dinner to write this review.  I will definitely go back and try something else.  In Fallbrook, not too many places cook fresh food.  This place is excellent. More...


Christine C.

6 February 2015

A very quaint and homey Italian restaurant. The staff are very nice. The food is a little overpriced but excellent, especially the bread! The fettuccine alfredo is very rich so watch out. My favorite dish of theirs is by far the gnocchi. My boyfriend and I went there for valentines day last year and it was an amazing night. I definitely recommend it. More...


Danielle E.

7 December 2014

We celebrated my parents anniversary here and it was just perfect! The eggplant parm was really good.  The calzone is HUGE so be prepared to have leftovers.  The tiramisu was light and scrumptious!  It's a quaint, cozy little place that is perfect for a nice Italian meal.  The only down side is the front of the restaraunt is a wreck.  If I was driving by and didn't know that the food was good I probably wouldn't go in More...


Christina W.

2 November 2014

Husband and I are new to the area (lived in San Diego for 20 years and have eaten our way through great Italian restaurants and, yes, we are food snobs).  Our neighbors invited us to try their favorite Italian place -- Trupianos.  I was hesitant (to say the least) about this place.  But the blase exterior and the homey interior belie the sophisticated food that is being served here.  I almost rolled my eyes when my neighbors raved out the free garlicky breadsticks (I thought to myself, Oh great, we are going to eat at an Olive Garden wannabe). [Warning:  these breadsticks are pure evil -- you can't stop eating them.]  They are crispy and buttery garlicky on the outside and soft and pillowy on the inside.  They are served with a plate of balsamic and olive oil.  OMG.  My inner monologue was repeating "OK, so their breadsticks are the best I have ever had.  Let's see if they can make pasta and other stuff."   Simply put, they can and they do.    I had the cavatappi and was blown away.  The dish was perfectly balanced in terms of flavors and the pasta was perfectly cooked.  The portion was very generous and loaded with artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes and shrimp -- the shrimp were prepared in a way so that they mimicked the shape of the cavatappi pasta.  Brilliant.  Hubby had the crespelle (crepes) which were delicious.   There is a small but decent wine list.  We ordered a bottle of Robert Renzoni, which went perfectly we our food.  We are going back and will sample some of the other menu items.  Bottom line - don't judge a book by its cover. More...


Kacee J.

30 October 2014

Best Italian food in Fallbrook. The owner is so nice and always making sure patrons are happy. We had catering for a wedding from them and the service was impeccable. In the restaurant it can be slow sometimes, but its worth the wait. I just wish they would bring back the portobello mushrooms stuffed with crab and spinach because that was AMAZING!!! More...


Kareem P.

4 October 2014

My fiancée and I are relatively new to the area of Fallbrook and just move here. The town is so small that being a foodie might seem to be at a disadvantage here; but I could not have been so wrong. While dining options might be limited here, there are a few gems amongst the bunch and one of them is this establishment. Trupianos excels where other Italian chain restaurants fail to please. Being locally owned and operated and this means you'll always see familiar faces and will receive personalized service from their staff. After a few visits, you're now a regular and the staff now ask you for "your usual". They are also very flexible in their menu, allowing customers to be able to swap-up items together for "customized" meals. They even have a gluten-free section!The decor here is very homey and authentic and the entire establishment, including the restrooms, are spotless. A cozy ambiance, with friendly staff that almost feels like family and great Italian food is what this place is all about! More...


Nathan H.

1 October 2014

Food is great. Atmosphere is nice.  Owner is very friendly and tends to all customers to make sure they had a pleasurable experience.  Highly RECOMMENDED if in the area. More...


Tinky R.

15 September 2014

So we wanted to take a short drive to Fallbrook and try something new.....glad we did.We ran upon this place (they really need better outdoor lighting though because we came upon it by accident).Glad we did! Food was awesome and service was good. More...


Justin F.

28 August 2014

We had a restaurant.com coupon fir this place and wanted to see how good this place was. We had a little drive to this place and the town in this area was nice. The atmosphere was decent and the food was reasonable. Of course this place was a little pricey but we has the coupon :)  Other than that I will rate this place 4 stars More...


Hayley B.

17 August 2014

Delicious breadsticks!  I had the baked ziti and my Mom had the farfelle toscano.  I must say mine was good but the farfelle toscano was better.  I will get that one on my next visit. More...


Morgan B.

3 August 2014

Yummy- actually made their raviolis... Really happy this is around here... Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is there were a couple of drunk girls at the bar screaming at the too of their lungs.... Highly over served alcohol and staff had no control. More...


Tom B.

18 July 2014

Great Italian cuisine, good wine and beer selections. Friendly and attentive wait staff! An overall treat for Fallbrook!


Julie V.

25 June 2014

I have been to their Oceanside location years ago and since I was in town dog-sitting for my sister I decided to meet my other sister here for dinner.  They have an excellent menu, offering gluten-free dishes as well.  They serve excellent bread sticks with a dipping sauce while you're waiting; I had their Baked Ziti and it was excellent, we also ordered garlic bread...I'm a huge garlic bread fan so I feel I can rate honestly.  It was on French bread with cheese melted over it...it was good but not the greatest.  I prefer authentic buttery, garlic bread without the melted cheese and very garlicky.  For dessert we had the Tiramasu and Cannolis, again, not the best but tasty and I would order again. As for the service, it was a Tuesday night and extremely busy, I was quite surprised.  This is the reason they got 4 stars, they don't prioritize their patrons very well, we were one of the first to be seated early on and they had taken other orders ahead of ours, it was a bit of a wait for our food which didn't bother us because we weren't in a huge hurry, we were done with our food for a good 20 minutes before anyone came to take our plates away and ask if we wanted anything else, again, others plates were taken away that were served after us.  Not a huge deal, unless you've got somewhere else to go...just not too professional.  I would definitely go back again as my Baked Ziti was very good! More...


Liza S.

7 June 2014

Moved to FB 5 months ago and I have been to this restaurant three times.  I have not been disappointed.  Great food & good service.  I love their bread sticks. Will be coming back. More...


Susanne H.

23 May 2014

Excellent food! Love coming here for dinner. He even has a Gluten free Menu. Highly recommend!!



16 May 2014

We are SO glad we picked Trupiano's Italian Bistro for our Rehearsal Dinner. Faro the owner was so great to us. He took the time to meet with us on several occasions in order to help us select our menu. We had a private menu for our quests to choose from (all of which selections we got to sample before hand). The quality of service and food were amazing. All of our guest kept saying how good their food was. Trupiano's is no "Olive Garden", the food here is authentic! We definitely want to find time in the future to come back to Trupiano's for dinner! It's worth it! It's also really close to the Grand Tradition Estate where we had our wedding rehearsal. It may take a day or two to receive a response when corresponding in email, but this restaurant is worth the wait. More...


Candice C.

10 May 2014

The outdoor seating on a warm night is perfect for wine and good conversation. Very hospitable and insist that you be comfortable. I was kind of disappointed by the crab cakes, but I am from New England.  The entire experience made up for that. The artwork and great memories were unforgettable. More...


Sarah F.

9 May 2014

The food and the service are both legit. The hubs and I were both stoked when we found this little joint because we both love pasta but don't really want to drive all the way to temecula to get it. There are a lot of different options on the menu, we've tried a lot and everything is delicious! They serve fallbrook wine here too which is awesome , the cab is super smooth. This is definitely a regular spot :) More...


Rocio T.

7 May 2014

First time trying this place and I can't believe I haven't been here before. The breadsticks were so good. I had the farfalle toscana and it was delicious. Their microbrews are delicious too. Great service and great food. All in all, it was a great experience. I'll definitely come here again :) More...


Elizabeth S.

2 May 2014

My husband and I ate at Trupianos for the first time 2 weeks ago. The service was outstanding and the food could not have been better. Everything was so fresh and so well presented. I loved the bread sticks, and the portion sizes were great! I can't wait to go back, and next time save room for dessert! More...


Jim P.

25 April 2014

Had my 2nd dinner here recently and the food was fantastic. I live in downtown San Diego and this place blows away my local Italian restaurants. Try the eggplant parm and the stuffed mushrooms! More...


Rachael C.

20 March 2014

Trupianos is a great little Italian restaurant. Good pizza, great pasta and yummy salads. The inside is a bit small, the the food makes up for it... over all would recommend it to everyone who likes Italian. More...


Don S.

14 March 2014

You cannot beat it!  They do it right, you can count on it!!  Come hungry, leave satisfied and happy.  A BIG asset to the community.


Sue C.

10 March 2014

We eat here every time we are in the area. The food is fresh and delicious.  Amazing bread sticks. The only negative is the lighting. It's really dark and not in a good way. More...


Christy C.

2 March 2014

My family and I recently moved to the area and decided to forgo the trip to the Olive Garden in Temecula and try a local restaurant instead. I'm so glad we did! This place is so much better! The breadsticks were amazing, so much better than what you get at the big chain restaurants. We ordered the fried ravioli to start and they too were delicious! I ordered the lasagna, my daughter the cheese ravioli, and my bf ordered the chicken Parmesan. I tried everyone's food I honestly could not tell you which was best- they were all equally tasty! I can't wait to try all the other goodies on the menu! I highly recommend! More...


Serene E.

1 March 2014

This was my first visit to their establishment.  It was very busy, we had to wait to be seated.  It seemed like they only had 2 waiters working so it took awhile to place our order.  It is a good place to take the family and it is affordable.They brought out some bread sticks for us, they were nice and warm. I ordered the Eggplant Florentine it was really good. We also ordered the Pesto Tortellini, Antipasto salad, and mac & cheese.  Everything was pretty good.Everyone was satisfied when we left. More...


Christine L.

22 February 2014

What can I say. Great service and great authentic Italian food. The Farfalle is to die for. My water glass never went  empty...always someone there to fill it.  A must  place to eat at. More...


Ashleigh B.

19 February 2014

Stopped by on busy Friday night but were sat right away.  Enjoyed a few breadsticks,  split a Caesar salad with my man (add anchovies), and had the Salmon Bueno Salute. He had the Fusilli with cream sauce. Both were delicious, mine was certainly enough for 2 meals so I split it and wrapped it up. Had a tasty bottle of Malbec and shared the lemon cake for dessert. Nothing was mind blowing but, the combination of good food, good service, and reasonable prices will bring us back. Great little spot. More...


Laura A.

17 February 2014

Fabulous food... both lunch and dinner menus are extensive and delicious!!  I love that the lunch portions aren't super huge yet are still so filling.  Not to mention the breadsticks are AMAZING!!! More...


Raul V.

13 January 2014

I've been here a handful of times, I like the simple setup they have, the bread sticks are really good! The Stella they have on tap hits the spot. Service was good and I really like the seafood dishes they offer. The deep fried stuffed ravioli was also pretty good. More...


Katie D.

7 January 2014

Excellent service, delicious and unique Italian food in a cozy ambience. Don't fill up on the delicious breadsticks or you won't have room for the award winning entrees. The house cab is a perfect complement to almost everything on the menu. More...


Tara B.

23 December 2013

Love this place! Just like Italy except the food is better! My friend had the eggplant Parmesan-it was amazing & I'm really not an eggplant fan. There's a reason why it's won awards. I always get a calzone and/or a pizza, and am never disappointed. Last time I also ordered the seafood stuffed portabello in a white cream sauce. This was to die for! I will be ordering two of those next time! So rich and delicious! More...


Tami W.

7 December 2013

We ordered our pizza and I have to say it was a really good  one. We had the mardi gras. Delicious and a lot. Will order again :-)


J P.

27 November 2013

Great neighborhood restaurant with good Italian American food and friendly service.


Danny W.

8 November 2013

the restaurant is a bit small and tables are close together. but the food is really good. portions are big so there is plenty to eat. the price was good for quality of food. most entrées were around $15. More...


Liz H.

17 October 2013

Food is amazing and creamy. A true taste of Italy -- and I've been to Italy! Chef will even do at-home cooking lessons! Learned a lot at a family birthday party and got to help make the 6-course meal! Original Italian recipes. The four-hour cooking lesson made for a very memorable birthday. More...


Marianne D.

1 October 2013

The Farfalle Tuscana was to die for and I can't wait to try their other dishes. Waitstaff was very friendly and attentive my drinks were never empty


Jami L.

6 August 2013

We've only ever had take-out pizza here. It's always ready quickly, and the price is good. Not to mention the fact that the pizza is Really Awesome.I will say that we have no interest whatsoever to eat in. The set up is very open and there are not many tables at all. I would not recommend this place for dining with kids at all. More...


Haley A.

14 July 2013

Love the garlic bread. Really good food, really good people.


Kevin L.

9 July 2013

Came here with my girlfriend and my parents. The breadsticks were delicious and were unlimited. They come right out of the oven soft in the center, crispy on the outside and drizzled with butter and garlic.There is also a concoction of olive oil and Vinegar to dip them in. For my main course  my girl and I split a large margarita pizza with pepperoni. It was delicious and was probably enough to serve 4 easily. For dessert we sampled the cream brûlée, which was exquisite in both taste and texture. All in all, we enjoyed our dining experience and did not have the same complaint of bad service that other Yelpers complained of.  Great dinner overall! More...


Chris G.

5 July 2013

Really great food. Extremely friendly staff. Will definitely go back.


Lady C.

28 June 2013

This is a great place to eat. The bread sticks are amazing and the food is delicious. What I like the most is that the food here does not give me heart burn. I don't know what they put in their ingredients but the food is very tasty and healthy. The staff is friendly and they get everything you need fast. They also pack your food to go for you  if you can't finish it there.This is an excellent place to dine out. If you have not been here yet, you have to try it. You will not be disappointed. More...


Shelly J.

26 June 2013

This is our favorite Italian restaurant. Everything is flavorful & cooked to perfection. The sauce is thick & full bodied & the cheese generously fills every bite. Yum!! More...


Annette A.

15 June 2013

Sooooo good! Food had so much flavor and came out really hot even the breadsticks! So impressed with that... being it's one of my pet peeves when food is served cold at restaurants. We will definitely be frequenting this place. Looking around at all the other dishes that were served salivating because they all looked so amazing. Can't wait to go again! GO GO GO you won't be disappointed! More...


Nathan R.

2 June 2013

Very cute and nice Italian cafe in Fallbrook. The food always delicious, fresh and reasonably priced. Very polite and fast service team. Keep at the same level Trupianos!!! highly recommend this place. More...


Carrie R.

25 May 2013

Just had lunch there today.  The food was very good (as always)...but I wanted to make a special remark about the new bread sticks.  They were awesome!!


Jennifer A.

19 March 2013

Pretty great Italian food in Fallbrook!  We ate here about a month ago, the bread sticks were delicious and my husband had the lasagna and loved it.  I had ravioli & it was pretty good. Atmosphere was quaint. Good experience.  We will definitely eat here again! More...


Jeremy F.

25 February 2013

Exvellent food and neat atmosphere. One of the best antipasto salads in my life and I am an antipasto salad enthusiast and lifelong fan. TRUST ME!


Nimitz B.

18 February 2013

Another go to place for me and my wife!  We love ordering the Lobster Bisque here and dipping our complimentary bread sticks in it.  Good stuff!  This place has a home grown feel.  Just like a good place to be and spend time with family and friends.  The staff is very friendly and the owner is cool.  We never leave unsatisfied!  We usually order pizza or any of the great italian classics like Chicken Marsala or the Eggplant Florentine! More...


Tom S.

3 February 2013

I found this place last night by accident but I am very happy I did. One other review expressed my philosophy about ordering spaghetti and meatballs the first time in an Italian restaurant. The spaghetti and meatballs was excellent, the sauce was just right. I am half Italian and pride myself on my own version of Spaghetti and meatballs, I cook for two days when I make this. Theirs in very good...I will be back... More...


Jackie W.

2 February 2013

We ventured out to this restaurant for something different. What a difference it was! Excellent food, excellent service, reasonable prices. Couldnt ask for a better dinner and service. Nice to finally find a restaurant worth going to. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! More...


Katie C.

29 January 2013

I have been two Trupianos twice now and both times the food was amazing.  I love that they list all of their accolades on the menu of various dishes that have won awards, although it's still tough to decide what to get.  I didn't experience any delays in service as others have mentioned.  Wonderful experience all around and I will definitely be coming back! More...


Ross W.

28 December 2012

Outstanding, friendly service; powerful and rich flavors; nice atmosphere; reasonably priced. You can't go wrong with the pasta, this is some of the richest and most flavorful Italian cooking I have had anywhere. The Italian nachos are delicious, albeit unusual. The servers are extremely friendly. I have had nothing but outstanding experiences here. More...


Shari R.

30 November 2012

We moved to Fallbrook 1 year ago and have been told to try this restaurant. It was my husband's birthday and he chose this restaurant. It was fabulous. The owners are so nice and the food was supurb. Two thumbs up! We look forward to eating here again More...


Tien Christine L.

18 November 2012

Love this place! Favorite Italian restaurant in SoCal so far. I just moved to Fallbrook and a friend and I were feeling for italian food. We found this little gem right off of Main Ave. Our waitress was such a sweet lady so the service was great.I don't know where to begin about the food. The home made bread sticks were delicious. We had to refrain from filling up on it too quickly. We decided to start of with the Italian nachos off of the Chef's Menu. Orgasmic. Hot double plated dish of italian chips topped with (pulled pork?), tomatoes, fresh basil, and bechamel sauce. Blew our minds.He ordered the Fettucine Pescatore: Calamari, Shrimp, Scallops, Green Lip Mussels in a tomato cream sauce with fettucine. I got the Penne Caprese but with angel hair pasta instead. It was fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, chicken in a cream parmesan sauce. Going to visit again soon! More...


Rhonda G.

28 October 2012

We eat out around 4-5 days a week.  Sometimes 7. We are busy and we have this thing where we would rather spend time WITH one another eating food than cooking it and cleaning it all up.  Problem with this? Well, we live in a town called Fallbrook and, as much as we love our lil' town, we are limited in our choice of eateries. Even with what there is to offer, we eat at Trupiano's (either dine in or take out) about 2 days a week.The week we moved to Fallbrook, we found Trupiano's (we call it Troops).  It was good, and maybe just OK.  We quit going because all of it's dishes seemed to be over-cheesed and loaded with just lots of heavy cream and salt.  A couple of years ago, I gave it another chance and much had changed.  They must have gotten another chef or something.  It is not super fast service, but I don't care.  The food is so good to me that I just don't care.  Good food cannot be made at lightening fast speed and I don't expect that when I go to dinner. Everything I eat here is really, truly good.What is good to eat? Well, this place has the best marinara sauce I have ever put in my mouth.  I never even liked marinara sauce that much before.  I think I could just eat it like soup. Some nights, we just go by and pick up a hot jar of sauce and put it over our pasta at home.  The owner, Faro, holds this recipe close to his heart and won't part with it - I've tried. More...


Bryan M.

19 October 2012

Great food (breadsticks are AWESOME)...service good...would have gave 5...but when i got here i went to use the restroom...and the cook just got done taking a enormous shit...and it smelled very bad...had the thought stuck in my head the entire time More...


Deb A.

3 September 2012

The food is good here and matches the prices.  I don't like watching TV when I eat, and that is the only complaint from me with this place.  There are a few seats that don't have view of the bar's TV, but if they are taken, I am out of luck.  The food, though, is good and affordable, and I will come again for that. More...


Unyime E.

3 August 2012

We held our wedding dinner at Trupiano's and I am so glad we did.  From the beginning, we knew that we did not want all the typical traditions of normal wedding receptions.  We wanted to feed everyone great food, have solid drinks and enjoy a semi-casual dinner with our close family and friends.  We had about 45 people and Faro closed the restaurant for us.  My main goal was to have great food that our guests would talk about even after the wedding.  Faro and his crew blew everyone away.  I still have people telling me, almost 1 month later, about how amazing the food was and their favorite parts of the meal.  The stars of the buffet dinner were the coconut shrimp, farfalle pasta, tri-tip w/avocado chimichurri sauce and the raspberry cheesecake.  They were also very flexible with special requests.  We had a few picky kids that were able to get chicken tenders or mac-n-cheese and a vegetarian that ended up being full and satisfied.  The service was also spot-on and we could not have asked for a better location for our wedding dinner.  If you are in the area for lunch/dinner or looking for someone to cater an event, Trupiano's is definitely the way to go. More...



23 July 2012

We held our wedding dinner at Trupiano’s and I am so glad we did. From the beginning, we knew that we did not want all the typical traditions of normal wedding receptions. We wanted to feed everyone great food, have solid drinks and enjoy a semi-casual dinner with our close family and friends. We had about 45 people and Faro closed the restaurant for us. My main goal was to have great food that our guests would talk about even after the wedding. Faro and his crew blew everyone away. I still have people telling me, almost 1 month later, about how amazing the food was and their favorite parts of the meal. The stars of the buffet dinner were the coconut shrimp, farfalle pasta, tri-tip w/avocado chimichurri sauce and the raspberry cheesecake. They were also very flexible with special requests. We had a few picky kids that were able to get chicken tenders or mac-n-cheese and a vegetarian that ended up being full and satisfied. The service was also spot-on and we could not have asked for a better location for our wedding dinner. If you are in the area for lunch/dinner or looking for someone to cater an event, Trupiano’s is definitely the way to go. More...


Ethel C.

8 July 2012

This is by far my favorite Italian restaurant in all of San Diego! This place is where I had my wedding rehearsal dinner for my friends and family which we basically occupied the whole restaurant. My friends and family loved this place! Everything and anything on the menu is hands down fresh and delicious! We had the pleasure to meet the owner and his dad is actually the owner of Dominic's restaurant in Oceanside, CA. The two restaurants taste completely different. Trupiano's is a great small business restaurant. My husband and I love going here when we are in town. I highly recommend this Italian restaurant! More...


James R.

23 June 2012

First off this review was of the lunch service and it was our first time eating there...  Our server was Jordan.. Service Quality: ExcellentFood Quality: ExcellentFood Freshness: ExcellentThere were four of us at the lunch service, we each had a salad, entree's and desert....  All of the ingredients were fresh, freshly prepared, light, flavorful and expertly prepared.  Jordan made us all feel right at home, explained all the house  specials and he was very attentive to our groups needs as he was towards everyone there...  In the future I will be back to eat there again... More...


Kathryn S.

15 May 2012

We love, love, love Trupianos! Although I do agree with many of the previous reviews that mention the slow service. It's not bad, just slow.  However, once this place becomes a favorite for you, too, the wait becomes part of the experience. The wait can begin from the time you get there, to when you finally get a table, and you can always count on slow-going once seated, until your bill is finally closed. Just plan on it.The wait is worth it though, and the staff is always friendly -- and always the same. It's like a family there -- the same four or five folks doing all the work. They really do have a system for what they do. It just takes a while when the place is busy.But of course its busy. The food is fab! Pretty much everything we've tried we've been happy with. You will love the hot from the oven breadstick, which are to die for -- and don't leave without the creme brulee. A must!Reservations can be made and I would highly suggest. More...


Chantal B.

2 May 2012

I love italian restaurants that offer a variety of eggplant dishes! Place is good. Eat here.


Jean W.

30 April 2012

I think this is the best place to eat in Fallbrook.  The owner/chef is so friendly and very consistent in the preparation of my favorite dishes!  I love pollo alla griglia and the Linguine clams. Yum!!!!!!! More...


Daniel W.

25 January 2012

Very good food :) last time I was there I asked about the pasta being made in-house and the owner was friendly and responded no but informed me of the high quality pasta they use and that most everything else there was made on site. Definitely try the penne rustica if you're up for it, it is all very delicious. The service is a little on the slow side but bring a friend and chat and the breadsticks and food will make up for it :) More...


Dave B.

24 January 2012

Best restraunt in Fallbrook. A bit pricey, but it's quality food.


Ed K.

28 December 2011

Best Italian North County -


Caitriona R.

11 November 2011

Excellent! I am surprised to find an Italian restaurant of this quality in Fallbrook.  We've been here three times. Highly recommended.


Megan J.

30 September 2011

We drive here every once in a while because the food is just so delicious! The people are very friendly and make you feel like family. The only downside is that the service is a little slow. They bring lots of fresh bread to keep you from starving before your meal comes. More...


Tim H.

29 September 2011

We love it!  Been here several times, and have been so happy with the food and service.  Everyone from the busers to the wait staff to the owners are very nice and welcoming.  We recently moved from Winchester, and were sad we would not be as close to Rustico.  On our first visit, we found that the owners of Trupianos and Rustico are related.  As much as I love Rustico, I think Trupianos is better.  The bread sticks are great, fresh out of the oven with melted butter.  The different pasta dishes I've had are VERY good.  The pizza is very good too.  Good wine and beer selection also.  We are so happy we found a new favorite. More...


Mojo S.

18 September 2011

When I first visit a new Italian restaurant my usual m.o. is to try out the spaghetti and meatballs plate.  It's a staple of mine.  It's also something of a bench mark for me since if a place cannot make a decent spaghetti and meatballs, there's not much hope they can make something a bit more sophisticated.  However, when I came to Trupiano's the first time something drew my eye to Linguine Volgare, with its fresh clams and appealing red sauce.I'm glad I switched up the way I operate because that was one of the best linguines I've ever had.  The pasta was perfect.  The clams were divine, tasting almost ocean-fresh even though we were several miles inland.   And the sauce was a light, yet tart, marinara that was the perfect consistency that never drowned out the flavors.Trupiano's is a little gem in a little town that I may have to consider driving down more often for. More...


Christy R.

20 August 2011

Fantastic Italian restaurant! Great pizza and an overall delicious menu!


Melanie S.

19 August 2011

The setting is wonderful, breadsticks are good, speedy food, but here is my complaint. Having 3 servers is better than none, but when it came time to pay the bill, the hostess brought the bill, not the person who took our order. Each person passed us on different occasions & did not pick up the book. We had it at the end of the table, standing up. My fiancé ended up handing it to the lady who had done the most serving and she said "your server will pick it up". Well who was the server We said will u please just give it to then because they've walked by twice now. The place is small, but there were only 4 tables & everyone had finished eating so what was the big deal? We spent more time waiting for change than we spent eating our food. I would say the food was good but I wasn't actually a fan of what I ordered. I don't blame the cook, I had something similar at cheesecake factory & didn't care for it, but thought maybe the recipe was different & may like it this time around. Not every cookie tastes the same, ya know? I will def come back again & order something different. Hopefully a different way of serving will take shape.Well, I have eaten there 3 times now, and the service has gotten better. Food is wonderful. Must come and try for yourself! More...


Teo S.

24 July 2011

Excellent wine & superb Italian cusine. Had dinner here with family and friends on multiple occasions. Best Italian Bistro in North County.


Barbara S.

27 May 2011

These people and their food rock. Three of us wandered in there at the height of dinner hour while they were very crowded on mother's day, and they were nice enough to find seating for us. The food was absolutely divine. From the long soft bread sticks which we couldn't get in our mouths fast enough, to the eggplant, to the meat balls, to the pasta primavera--it was all perfect. Even when the owner whispered in my ear that the food (we were starving) would be out in 45 seconds and it wasn't--he was sweet and you just couldn't ding him for it. If this restaurant were in my town I would be a regular! More...


Debbie W.

18 April 2011

LOVED this place for my birthday dinner.  The service was on point and the staff is super friendly.  It was kinda crowded and so we just grabbed a seat at the bar and iate there.  We had the Trio which was the bomb, lasagna, ravioli and chicken parmesan.  Also had the pizza which was really good.  The wine was awesome and they gave me a yummy cake to take home cuz we were so stuffed!  It's nice to find a great restaurant when you're outta town.  GPS led us the wrong way, so make sure you map it out first.  It's near a Cold Stone Creamery and McDonalds. More...



14 February 2011

Great customer service.  Very dependable and consistently good food.  We usually get take out, they have yet to make a mistake and we have called them on the busiest of holidays.  Not many Fallbrook restaurants are willing to to do last minute take out on a busy holiday- let alone get it right. More...


Marty C.

29 January 2011

Excellent dinner for 4.  It was our first time here, and I have a habit of  having the Veal Parmigiana the first time at an Italian Restaurant.  It was very good.   The Red Velvet Cake for desert along with my Mocha was excellent.   The pesto made my wife smile.  She said, we'll be back.  The staff was very attentive and helpful.  We had reservations for 6 and the place was not packed but a half hour later it was filling up and by the time we left it was full.   It is definitely a favorite with many. More...


Bonnie L.

23 October 2010

After reading the previous reviews, my family decided to give this place a try. You definitely have to give this place a try.  We went here a few months ago and just LOVED it.  We only found out about it through Restaurant.com.  We liked it so much that when we saw another Trupianos in Oceanside, we thought it would be just as good...but the food just wasn't as good.  I'd definitely go here again. More...


Karin S.

24 September 2010

I love to order over the phone and pick up through their drive thru. Pizza is great and Penne Rustica was wonderful!



9 June 2010

Wow. The food provided by Faro was absolutely AMAZING. Everyone loved it. No question that this is some of the best Italian food (and we even had a buffet) you will ever have the pleasure to eat. Not only was the food delicious, but also Faro was very flexible, listened to me, kept in contact with me, and just did everything he could to ensure that his catering would turn out just the way I wanted it to. Also the tasting was really fun (not to mention mouth-watering). Overall, I completely recommend Trupiano's Italian Bistro for any catering you might need. More...


Harry V.

17 April 2010

My wife and I went for a romantic dinner and they delivered!  The food and wine were both excellent.  We shared a bottle of the house cab.  I had the Fettucini Pescatori and she had the Sea Bass.  Highly recommended...and you can find coupons on Restaurant.com. More...


Kelly R.

3 January 2010

Consistently excellent food, great service.  One of our favorites.  Highly recommend - look them up on Restaurant.com - - Owner very involved and really seems to care about customers


Nikki B.

23 October 2009

I visited this place on a date a few weeks back, the atmosphere was wonderful, the service was even better, and the food was phenomenal. I had the Seafood Rustica and will definitely be going back for another visit soon.If your turned off by the drive don't be, it was definitely worth the trip. More...


Kenneth A.

19 October 2009

This place rocks.  Faro the owner is one sexy beast.  and his food rocks my socks off.  Try all of his award winning food.  I live in Chula Vista and I will still drive up there.  I had Toscana Farfale and it was super duper good.  Seriously, the food is incredible. Plus it is actually a cute place nestled in the the heart of Fallbrook. Go there you wont be disappointed. More...


Joseph E.

18 September 2009

Trupianos is authentic Italian at it's best.  They have a full wine list with an excellent house cab.  You can either sit down at a table or enjoy their full featured wine bar.  Their food is excellent. I would recommend the chcken parmasean sandwich for lunch or the lasagna for dinner.  The chicken parm sandwich is served with marinera for dipping and comes in generous portions with fries.  The lasagna is meaty, cheasy, and yummy.   Great place to take a date.  If you are ever in Fallbrook, this is the place to go.  The food is good, the prices are reasonable, and the service is excellent. More...


Jack D.

24 August 2009

I recently discovered this place, and, after having zero expectations, I have been back every week since I did. As an east coast Italian, I'm always searching for decent Italian food. This place just knocked Vigiluccis off the top spot on my list. Despite a rather extensive menu, I have ordered the same thing each time...some kinda crepe thing that won some food award in 2007. I feel bad for not trying other things, but it's THAT good. In fact, I've brought two couples up there so far, and each time somone ordered it based on my recommendation, and each time they were beyond happy. Their breadsticks are so good that I'll just assume their pizza is, and I'm actually gonna go verify that tonight.Update: I'm removing a star for lousy service. I ordered a bottle of beer as soon as I sat down, poured it into a glass, and the bottle stayed on the table for the rest of the night. Even through desert. My wife & I even started making a game of it...putting the bottle where it would be in the way when they brought food/etc. They'd move the bottle out of the way, but never think to pick it up. I'd put it so it was only 1/2 way on the table, ready to fall off, and they'd move it back on. At the end of the night I put the check on top of the empty bottle. Ridiculous.The pizza was good. Not like Basic, but a step up from normal SoCal stuff. However, like a lot of places (I just don't get this), there was hardly any sauce on it. So, if I get it again (if I'm gonna drive that far for pizza I'd probably just go to Urbn) I'd order it with extra sauce.Update #2: Had the crepes again yesterday. The food is outstanding, but the service keeps getting worse. So what do you do? More...


Katie Q.

29 March 2009

Oh my goodness!!! I can't belive this restaurant only have 2 reviews! Everyone should come here because they have the best mozzarella cheese here!!! it's so yummy- the best cheese in town.  They have good creme brulee here too! YUUMMEEE!!! and fried calamari salad! yummmy!! I LOVE IT all. More...


Nate W.

3 February 2009

Absolutely the best meal you'll have in the Fallbrook / Bonsall area. Great service, interesting and diverse menu, acceptable wine list. Low key, great prices / value.Recommend the eggplant florentine and the "farfalle toscama" (without chicken - we're vegetarian). We'll definitely come back next time we're in town. More...


Sofia B.

14 October 2008

I love this place. The food is excellant and quite reasonable. ya gotta try the Mushrooms they are do die for, seriously. And their house wines are very nice. I just love this place. It's quaint and yet sophisticated More...


Mario S.

6 October 2007

Fallbrook seems like the most unlikely place for Trupiano's. A town on the border of North County and East County. When you walk in the lighting is dim but not too dark. It's not a big place and has a small nice looking wine bar near the back. Too bad I don't touch the stuff. It defiantly feels more upscale the the prices are. Whatever you end up getting, you will have the best bread sticks anywhere. Shaped like a mini baguette with the perfect amount of garlic. Warning: It took me several times to resist the urge to eat the bread stick and spoil my appetite. My favorite is the Pene Vodka. Penne in a orange Vodka sauce with grilled chicken and chopped bell peppers. The Garlic Parmesan is outstanding,  as is the pesto sauce. It's all great basically. You can't go wrong.The service is fast and friendly and the owner (whose name escapes me) is always helping out and talking with everyone. This place has a very strong customer base. This concludes my first Yelp review ever. I think it went well. More...


Jenn R.

18 September 2006

I came here on a lunch break with my friends. The waitstaff was kind of slow, but the pasta made up for all of it. I LOVED the lasagna. Next time I visit my brother I will definately stop in. More...