We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Spirito's Italian Diner

2508 El Camino Real, 2508 El Camino Real, 92008-1203, Carlsbad, California, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1203
+1 760-720-7111
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ravioli” (23 reviews)
“cannoli” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (58 reviews)
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
2508 El Camino Real, 2508 El Camino Real, 92008-1203, Carlsbad, California, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1203
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (135)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 135 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the first place I have encountered on the west coast that recreates the Italian food that I took for granted growing up in NJ. I felt like I was transported 2500 miles to back home. If you miss the tastes of home or...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Food is good prices are fare and the place is small but they do the food right tastes like it was made from scratch Servic is good too everyone was friendly down side was they only have canned soda and drinks but you can get...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 22 April 2018

My husband and I just relocated from the east coast, specifically Long Island, New York... home of some of the best pizza anywhere. My husband is an Italian who worked in Brooklyn for over 20 years. Spirito's was recommended to us by chance after we...More

Thank Cali1961
Reviewed 21 March 2018

My friends bought Pizza and 3 kinds of Ravioli's. I love Ravioli and this is the best ever. The Ravioli are huge and doughy as they are made fresh. I liked all 3 sauces and really don't know which I would have next time. The...More

Thank PeggyChism
Reviewed 10 March 2018

A friend had told us about Spiritos and how it had been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives by Guy Fieri . It is not fancy but a neighborhood kind of place. Lots of people were picking up pizzas as we waited for our own...More

1  Thank RetiredHawkeye
Reviewed 3 February 2018

After reading several other reviews, we, my wife, myself and a friend, decided to try Spirito's. Our friend had recommended it based on word of mouth. We were very surprised by the quality of the food. I had the lasagna, my wife had the ricotta...More

1  Thank Sagres96
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We arrived before the dinner crowd, so we had no problem finding a table. We had eaten here last time we visited Carlsbad so we knew exactly what we wanted;lasagna,salad and garlic bread.Friendly service and delicious food is what we experienced.

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The new “chain restaurants in the mall” were 45 minute wait so we went across the street to try Spirito’s. Yes, you have to walk up to the counter to order, but it is definitely worth it. Great, authentic, Italian food - with some great...More

1  Thank cheesypapa
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We had a Friday night diner at Spirito's. The decor is very plain with about ten tables. The do a very good take-out business. It's one of those places where you place your order, pay and they give you a number to display on your...More

2  Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 1 December 2017

My husband and I travel to Carlsbad about 4-5 times a year. Spirito's is our main stop on each trip and sometimes twice if we stay long enough. We have tried various meals on the menu and they are all great but our top pick...More

1  Thank buyer1423
Nearby HotelsSee all 38 hotels in Carlsbad
Quality Inn & Suites Oceanside Near Camp Pendleton
173 reviews
.22 miles away
Extended Stay America - San Diego - Oceanside
113 reviews
.32 miles away
Extended Stay America - San Diego - Carlsbad Village by the Sea
175 reviews
1.53 miles away
Motel 6 Carlsbad - Village
95 reviews
1.61 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Texas Roadhouse
71 reviews
.23 miles away
Hooked on Sushi
43 reviews
.09 miles away
42 reviews
.24 miles away
Nearby Attractions
SoCal Surf Lessons
39 reviews
.89 miles away
Scavengers Beer & Adventure Tours
36 reviews
.89 miles away
Boss-Play Escape Rooms
12 reviews
.40 miles away
iFLY Oceanside Indoor Skydiving
6 reviews
.24 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Spirito's Italian Diner staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2508 El Camino Real, 2508 El Camino Real, 92008-1203, Carlsbad, California, Carlsbad, CA 92008-1203
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-720-7111
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing