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Bernini's Bistro

7550 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4839
+1 858-454-5013
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“walnut salad” (6 reviews)
“farfalle” (5 reviews)
“pasta” (14 reviews)
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European, Italian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7550 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4839
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11 - 20 of 154 reviews

Reviewed 18 July 2017

We were out walking around La Jolla and walked by Bernini's and saw the TripAdvisor Certification of Excellence. We had been to the beach all day and really needed to clean up, so we went back to our hotel, made a reservation on Open Table,...More

Thank spidersuz
Reviewed 11 July 2017

From fist to steak to salads & great pizza & pasta. Bernini is a nice local restaurant for a casual dinner out with friends. My favorite dish is their pizza!

Thank Renee C
Reviewed 4 July 2017

My husband and I met our nephew for dinner. My nephew lives near by and he really enjoys the food. I had the pasta with salmon and the salmon was so tender. My husband actually ordered the hamburger and said it was great. The bread...More

Thank ClareScottsdale
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Finally a restaurant in the area that makes great food! We were losing hope in the west coast restaurants until we found this place. Varied menu something for everyone, friendly staff and great ambiance (ate outside with heater above us since marine layer refuses to...More

Thank girliesmama
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

I was strolling around my first day in La Jolla and found this very cute bistro called Bernini's. I decided to sit on the very comfy patio to enjoy the late afternoon sun. The waiter, Hamdi, confirmed my choices of Lasagna in Bechamel sauce and...More

Thank traveltime111
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Great cheap place to eat with alfresco or indoor Italian resturant. I had the signature lasagna and it was good, not sure though about the bread on the plate adds to it. The Syrah Burgess Cellars, Napa red wine was average.

Thank Glyn C
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Bernini's is a place you can always meet up with friends for coffee or tea, breakfast, lunch, or dinner any time of day. We often have small school committee meetings there since they have some nice large booths and tables. The service is great and...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The restaurant is an absolute jewel in a location consisting of many quality eateries. The food was very good and worth the price.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
Reviewed 8 March 2017

There were 4 of us: two ordered the spaghetti and meatballs while 2 ordered the farfalle gorgonzola. The farfalle gorgonzola was delicious but the spaghetti sauce and the meatballs were tasteless. Our waiter told us that they were homemade but tasted pretty blah. The service...More

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Came as a family. Service was friendly but a bit slow. Husband ordered gnocchi and enjoyed, daughter liked her pizza, though it was not very crispy for wood fired and lots of cheese. I had a very nice vegetarian salad. One of our daughter's got...More

Thank Maguerite J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7550 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4839
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-5013
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