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2182 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3214
+1 858-454-1589
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (87 reviews)
“bread” (66 reviews)
“cavatappi” (9 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
10:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2182 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3214
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We did not know the outdoor patio would be so spacious and dog friendly so we left our dog in the hotel. The patio is so pleasant. I ordered the chicken sandwich which was tasty but had too much bread. My husband loved the mussels....More

Thank GoldenJudy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, smelled outstanding, obviously in-demand because it was hard to get a reservation. We felt a bit rushed and service was a bit impersonal. The pasta dishes were fabulous, even with GF noodles. We highly recommend the red sauce. The ribeye was decent but...More

Thank Cowgirl359
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come to the beach at La Jolla Shores, but this is the first time for the little commercial area where Piatti exists. It's early Friday night, but all ready the bar is almost full and the dining area that spills over into a courtyard...More

Thank unhappytraveller123
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Had dinner at Piatti on a Friday night while attending a conference at Scripps. Even solo, I couldn’t get a reservation before 8:45. Was it worth it? Great, attentive service, a well-edited menu, and a nice corner table where I could people watch and enjoy...More

1  Thank Greselda B
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

After staying too late on the beach Sunday night I didn't have many options of where to eat. (It was around 10:00.) Luckily La Jolla's Italian restaurant, Pianni was still serving. I had one of the best meals of my trip there. I wish I...More

Thank 211heather
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Went with a group of 8, we sat outside under the tree which was nice on a summer evening, our service was good the waiter was attentive

Thank rebecarpisces
Reviewed 5 October 2017

HIdden in some back streets on the north side of La Jolla with lots of surf shops and young surfer dudes wandering around. We worried that maybe this place would be too hip. But while Piatti is an unassuming place from the outside, the interior...More

Thank T S
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

No other Italian restaurant in San Diego can compete with Piatti in food, prices, and service. We love it, but please remodel your bathrooms.

Thank Y2kbug
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great food and great atmosphere. We ate here 3 of the 4 nights we stayed in La Jolla. The food was amazing and we loved sitting on the back patio area by the tree. The staff were excellent and very accommodating. All of our waiters...More

Thank Jefersonjones
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Piatti's has been consistently fantastic for decades! You will be pleased at the choices, and delish Italian food!

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29 January 2017|
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Response from Elyse C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do- they have a house white that's a chardonnay and a longer wine by the glass list. Don't know what the house red is...
Matt C
28 July 2016|
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Response from Andrea W | Reviewed this property |
The weather always calls for comfortable clothes. Don't have to dress up but casual short will be fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2182 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3214
    (La Jolla Shores Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-1589
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