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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“walnut salad” (6 reviews)
“farfalle” (5 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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Reviewed 22 March 2016

The salad was great, but the pepperoni pizza was soggy and flavorless. We have eaten here years ago, and we liked the pasta, which we hope is still good.

Thank Ronald T
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

A thoroughly ordinary, bland meal. Staff were courteous but the food was plain, ho-hum. The house specialty lasagne had just a plain tomato sauce, no herbs, little flavor. Pizzas were simple but very light on herbs. No pepper grinder to be seen. We won't be...More

Thank AJB_Ottawa
Reviewed 3 March 2016

I called in here for a late lunch. Wanted something light so settled on soup and sandwich. The food was very good and just right size serving, fresh and tasty. Service was very good. Outside seating in nice garden setting.

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

I ate here just now. I ordered a Marguerite pizza. And a good glass of Merlot Pepperwood. The pizza was thin, crunchy and excellent with some fresh basil on top. A thé wine was a good companion.

1  Thank Rob K
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Have had great meals here with both small and large parties. Always fresh ingredients well-prepared, tasty and never disappointing. Good food, whether pizzas or multi-course meals, and with good wine selections. Very friendly wait staff.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We stopped in for lunch before a movie and it was perfect. I had the greek chicken wrap and my wife had the chilaquiles, both were great. Its seems like new management or ownership, we will definitely be back

Thank TheLindes
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Three of our party had fish entrees and one had a chicken pasta. They were all OK. The highlights for us were their salads. The portions were very generous, even if you ordered the half/smaller size salad. I very much enjoyed the Farmers Vegetables salad....More

Thank alviemsw
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Always enjoy this family style Italian..atmosphere and food are both good. Comfy.. with good service and good prices.

Thank EttieD
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

We had coffee and dessert. We recommend the Budino. It was perfect. The service was impeccable. The waitstaff were very polite and accomodating. The customer around us were raving about the food and service as well. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Monica D
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Casual atmosphere offering a choice of seating in or out with a menu that offers tried and true dishes and specials of the day. Two of us had the very fresh sweet walnut salad which I thought needed a little more zip in the dressing...More

Thank Rosie657
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
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
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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