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Piatti - La Jolla

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” (76 reviews)
“bread” (56 reviews)
“cavatappi” (8 reviews)
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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 via mobile

Service was slow even when restaurant wasn't full at all, but I mean really slow. My daughter ordered veal scaloppini which was good, and I ordered a special pasta, it was the today's special, which was average. Location is good, couple blocks from the beach...More

Thank Serbay00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The customized happy birthday menu was the incredible beginning of a perfect meal. Italian that feels like you are in Italy. Food came out super fast- perfect- hot- delicious.

Thank Elissa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a white cloth restaurant with a white sheet of paper over it a clue?. The acoustic is terrible to the point that we had to ask to be moved because the section where we were sitter was so loud. The food selection is...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a large party in for a birthday. Great service and the food was all exceptional. I had the osso bucco special, which was grand. The salami and sausage pizza was excellent. The only weak link of all the various items we ordered around...More

Thank Vladimir1968
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend has been going to Piatti for over 40 years. The last two times I've been there the food and service was amazing. No cheap but well worth the visit.

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant, the service, the food, everything was excellent. Definitely make reservations for dinner. It was my favorite restaurant in San Diego on our family vacation.

Thank Amela N
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The food was excellent. It was hard to hear conversation at our table because of how noisy the restaurant was. The servers were pushing some dishes really hard. Difficult to tell if because they really thought they were good or were under instruction.

Thank CGUrbanaIllinois
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Stylish, busy Italian restaurant in La Jolla Shores. Food was well prepared and delicious. Noise level was reasonable. Service was somewhat rushed with dishes whisked away seemingly as soon as soon as the fork hit the table.

Thank R6Man
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The food is excellent but my favorite part of the meal is their special dipping oil with bread. The restaurant is a few blocks from the beach and a nice place for lunch.

1  Thank Heqet
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Perfect Sunday brunch spot away from the main tourist area of La Jolla. Inventive cocktails to start, followed by salmon carpaccio and grilled romaine with prosciutto. We shared a pizza, with a perfectly crunchy crust. We walked down to the beach area and surrounding neighborhood...More

Thank bilmiami
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Nearby Attractions
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.34 km away
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1,461 reviews
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you serve wines by the glass?
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
Shorts and flip flops okay?
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
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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