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Piatti - La Jolla

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2182 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3214 (La Jolla Shores Drive)
+1 858-454-1589
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Prince Edward Island
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great vibe, great servers and wonderful food. Apps of mussels and carpaccio salad were excellent but the veal scaloppine was so tender and delicious I can't wait to go back. The butternut squash ravioli was also excellent. You cannot go wrong with any of the food choices at this restaurant. Drinks at the bar first were great as was the... More 

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Encino, California
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is my third time here, and Piatti never disappoints. From Pizza to appetizer to pasta and dessert, everything was perfectly cooked and delicious. We were seated precisely at our reservation time, and our waiter was very helpful in explaining the specials. I look forward to another great meal, next time I'm in the San Diego area.

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San Diego
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love how close to the beach it is - very convenient for a nice lunch. But note that there are no ocean views from the restaurant. It's also a little cramped for fine dining. The outdoor space is cute but the patio is very old so our food was literally sliding off the table. The menu is pretty standard... More 

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Anacortes, Washington
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited La Jolla before Christmas and "discovered" this restaurant on a walk from our hotel to the La Jolla Shores Business District. We made reservations for dinner and were glad we did as the bar and dining rooms were filled with people. I enjoyed my Chianti wine as we browsed the menu. My companion chose a shrimp pasta dish... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family of 6 had dinner on New Year's Eve at Piatti's. We were thrilled that the had their regular menu, not a special New Year's rip-off menu!! We had a Margherita pizza and Calamari for apps. I had the Chicken for dinner which had incredible flavor. The others had different pastas and we all cleaned our plates. My brother... More 

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Thank Petey126
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some restaurants have dazzling atmosphere and mediocre food, others no place to sit with spectacular food. This restaurant is simple and comfortable. This is important, because it is one place I am never freezing. But the food is excellent. Locals love it. I can't get enough of the bread and olive oil dip. The service is always perfect, never inattentive... More 

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Thank Karen S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with the family for New Year's Eve dinner. Since the moment we step in our waitress rushed us in every decision to make. Even the action of taking some of the plates away while the other ones were having dinner!! Very rude!!! There was no time to enjoy the nice dishes! Main courses were served already at the... More 

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Katy, Texas
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for lunch one day after walking around in La Jolla. The service and food were both excellent. You can't go wrong with Italian food, and this is a great local place in a beautiful setting.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was the perfect end to a great first day! They have this beautiful courtyard with a huge tree and string lights, it sets the mood for a very romantic yet lively dinner. We ordered the carpaccio, the roasted chicken and the homemade pasta with shrimp and garlic. Everything was incredible, the au ju for the chicken was plate... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere. Supersonic service. Interesting twists on pizza, pasta and chicken. Short but solid list of wines. We will be back for sure. Tried quite a few Italian restaurants in LA Jolla. This one is the best by mile. Right next to La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, 4 minutes walk.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?