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Osteria Romantica

2151 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
+1 858-551-1221
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (44 reviews)
“braised lamb” (4 reviews)
“piccata” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2151 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
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1 - 10 of 304 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice restaurant with good food and service. I had pasta and meatballs last night, and the dish was very good. The Napoleon for dessert was terrific. The soup was OK, not great.

Thank baltoro
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Osteria Romantica has nice ambiance and makes me feel like I am in a restaurant in Italy. The servers even seem to be Italian! I love their food and wine and have not been disappointed the 8-10 times we've eaten there. We often take out-of-town...More

Thank Teresanorris
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We love this place!!! We eat here at least once whenever we are in San Diego or La Jolla!! Sometimes we eat there twice!! The food is so good and the atmosphere is also great!! The staff is amazing very authentic Italian !!!

Thank Traycie B
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Casual air and pleasant patio seating drew us into this Italian restaurant in La Jolla Shores. The servers were extraordinarily friendly and attentive, and the mixed salad with bits of figs proved promising. But the Eggplant Parmesan not at all: tasteless and barely identifiable eggplant...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Osteria Romantica is located in a really nice part of La Jolla Shores. The restaurant has a really nice vibe and the prices are very reasonable. If you want an authentic Italian meal and experience, this is the place to be. One dish that I...More

Thank Ruud1981
Reviewed 5 August 2017

enjoyed the relaxed and authentic atmosphere like in Italy. Food was good: very solid italian cuisine and good service. will be back!

1  Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Osteria Romantica has a very warm family Italian ambiance. From the decorations to the service you really feel at home here. Just a minute walk from the beach experience comforting and delicious Italian meals. The complimentary bread with spicy marinara sauce is to die for...More

Thank MonkyKong
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Gnocchi pollo was great. Great patio seating for our family. Very friendly server's.

Thank Jackie F
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Ate an early dinner here with two teenagers. Food was great. Loved the spinach ravioli and pink sauce. The grilled fish was beautiful. Nice mix of fish, shrimp, and squid. They graciously made up a plate of vegetables for us as well! Great meal. Will...More

Thank IowaTransplant
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We were looking for a place open a bit late, and had a group with some special dietary needs. At first Osteria Romantica did not seem promising, but when we got into the restaurant and started taLking to the waiter, we were pleased at the...More

Thank N_skier
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Questions & Answers
7 July 2016|
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Response from 52darcyw | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to Google the menu.
Candace M
8 April 2016|
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Response from Amiga9 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant. I don't know. Sorry!
Richard B
22 July 2015|
Response from David D |
Call the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 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 - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2151 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-551-1221
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