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Piatti - La Jolla
Piatti - La Jolla
  • Address:
    2182 Avenida de la Playa
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    La Jolla / Golden Triangle
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $30 and under

Piatti - La Jolla Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.piatti.com/lajolla/
  • Phone: (858) 454-1589
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Pepe Ccapatinta
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Piatti offers catering for parties of 40 or less.
  • Private Party Facilities: Piatti is the ideal venue for private parties, receptions and corporate events. We offer several menus at different price points, as well as an extensive wine list to complement your menu selections. Piatti features several areas for your banquet needs.

    We offer a variety of event locations, including Indoor Banquet Space and two outdoor Patios.
  • Private Party Contact: Kasey Avedesian (858) 454-1589

Getting there

  • Cross Street: La Jolla Shores Drive
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Piatti - La Jolla
A tradition to many La Jollans, this Italian bistro serves fresh authentic regional Italian cuisine. A landmark Ficus tree takes up one corner of their very popular patio, but the bright and cheerful dining room is delightful during the day or on those chilly evenings when it’s too cold to sit outside. The menu is presented in an innovative and creative fashion offering a wide variety of pastas, pizza and grilled items. In addition, you may find many vegetarian and health conscious dishes. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday and includes specialties such as Uovo Benedetto (Eggs Benefits served on grilled polenta with basil hollandaise) along with omelets and breakfast pizzas.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "As always, the food was Excellent! Blueberry pancakes were incredible! The grilled romaine salad was delicious! Would order again!!! Oh, and the EVOO and garlic dipping sauce is out of this world! Always a great dining experience!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "nice restaurant, great staff and the food was real good. There were four of us and we each ordered a different dish and shared them. They were all excellent"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We have been to Piatti many times before. Always leave with a good experience and this was no different. The cauliflower cakes is a very good start. I always get the spaghetti and meatballs, never fails. Need to try other items in the menu as well."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I've never, ever had a less than stellar experience here."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Had dinner with an old friend. Service was slow but fortunately we were not in any hurry. Caesar salad was fine but not exceptional. Seafood pasta was quite good while pappardelle with shrimp only ok as the pasta was tough (not al dente just tough). Lemon tart for dessert was great, creamy and lemony with a raspberry coulée. Reliable but not exceptional"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Piatti has a special charm with a wide ranging menu even though it is an Italian restaurant. The taste will rival any very expensive restaurant and the service is always excellent with a friendly neighborhood feel. There is outside dining that lends itself to romantic and inside that is very comfortable. From the first visit we were hooked and make it in at least once a month and we have to drive more than forty minutes. It is comfortable enough to go after a long day and impressive enough to go for a birthday or anniversary for a special person."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Piatti has a great menu and wine list. The staff are very helpful. The only problem (not their fault) is parking in the La Jolla Shores area. But I'll keep going back!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Went for our 10th anniversary dinner and had a great time. Service was excellent overall , especially our waitress Taylor. Food was excellent. Bread was warm. Eager to go back. Highly recommend Piatti."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We always eat here when we stY at La Jolla Shores Hotel. Fabulous service and food. Shrimp parpedelle and seafood linguini are my favorites. The grilled Romaine salad is delicious and great to share with another person.It's noisy and busy but worth it! Great wine list and wonderful servers. We had Clayton one night and went back a second night and had Sal- both were great and we were never rushed. Great gelato choices for dessert. I don't recommend the lemon marscapone cheesecake."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We loved it. We sat outside under the fig tree and were very comfortable. I had the pasta dish with the mushroom and spinish with a mushroom and wine sauce. I can't stop thinking about it. If it wasn't 2 hours away I have takeout once a week."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We were a Party of Six. Asked for a Round Table. Showed up for our 8pm. and were immediately seated. Place was packed inside and out. Staff was running ragged to keep up. Outstanding Pasta dishes! Food and Wine cost were reasonable."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Piatti is consistently very good and was not crowded for lunch this day. Attentive service, excellent food, lovely outdoor patio."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We choose Piatti based upon reviews. We were visiting from Pasadena with our grandaughter. Friends from Carlsbad also meet us for dinner. Even on the ride from our hotel, another passenger raved, about the food. Maybe my wife and I are "too picky" and possible for San Diego this Italian food is acceptable. The appetizer of fried calamara with spicy aioli was just OK. Best appetizer was a salad of baby fennel. Our grandaughter was the last to be served. Her piazza average at best. Our pasta dishes all varied but nothing memorable. Even Los Angeles has some go to Italian restaurants."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Another outstanding meal at Piatti's. We've been at least 10 times and have not been disappointed. Great food, friendly service, and you can't beat the ambiance if you sit outside."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was our second time to Piatti. Both times we went, the restaurant was packed. Notwithstanding, we were seated promptly, we had excellent unhurried service, and a great meal. It was graduation weekend when we were there and we saw lots of large parties and children. They seem to have it down, and know how to execute. There is parking in a nearby underground lot with security."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We always enjoy the food here and have always had great service.Italiano"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great ambience and service! The food was also very tasty :)"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I love Piattis! We have been going there for years. The outdoor patio under the giant fig tree is the place to sit. They are wonderful when it comes to special occasions. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "My husband and I love Piatti. We have always enjoyed going there with just the two of us, but it is also one of the few 'go-to' restaurants where we love to take out of town guests. The food is always fabulous, the service friendly and attentive, and the ambiance always perfect. The noise level is minimal so that several people can carry on a conversation in a normal voice."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant several times and I am never disappointed. Great waiters, helpful suggestions, excellent food and drink."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The most consistently great food spot in San Diego. The dipping concotion is addictive. The pasta is aways perfect."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "we had an awesome anniversary experience at piatti. food was great and service as well. they have no hurry to kick you out as others do in la jolla when you're done with dining! 5 stars!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Generally very good, perhaps it was too busy on Father's day to get my pasta to me hot."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The service was friendly and prompt throughout the meal but unfortunately the food was very poorly prepared. We had the cauliflower cakes and veal sweetbreads as antipasti. Both were a disaster. The cauliflower cakes were a almost tasteless mush. The sweetbreads were worse. They were overcooked to the point some were scorched. Burned sweetbreads? It may as well been chicken nuggets in with the mushrooms. My wife had the veal scallopini and I had the penne with lamb. The veal was mediocre at best and the risitto cakes overdone. My pasta dish was OK with lots of lamb. The pasta was done correctly with but garnished with burned mint? What was going on in the kitchen?"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Have Been here twice and both times we have not been disappointed. Service is always top notch and the food is amazing. Great prices at a great location. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Without taking a trip to the back alleys of Boston, this place will save you a plane ticket. Excellent food!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I have been dining at Piatti's for many, many years for all types of occasions. Something was "off" about the food last Tuesday night. The dipping sauce that is so popular with the bread (which was served warm and was quite delicious by itself), looked "anemic." It didn't have its usual color from balsamic vinegar which they forgot to add. I requested some of the b. vinegar and it helped the taste considerably, but something was still not quite right - possibly not enough garlic or red pepper flakes. Whatever their ingredients are, it didnt' taste the same as it has for over 20 some years! I ordered my usual pappardelle and shrimp and although the sauce was tasty, it didn't have its usual "bite." Also, the noodles were dry. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The mussels appetizer was very good. My wife had the veal dish and loved it, but the portions were really small. I had the linguini with seafood. The "meat" was good, but marinara was really fishy tasing. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "When planning a special lunch for friends....my 1st thought was PIATTI'S! And as always the food, service and ambiance were spectacular. This is our La Jolla neighborhood GEM. The added bonus of bringing our 4 legged companion is just the cherry on the cheesecake."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Always great food and atmosphere. A must stop for dinner when in San Diego!!!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Piatti is a great italian restaurant. What makes it great is the outstanding food, fantastic atmosphere and great service."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Every time we visit La Jolla we make it a point to have dinner at Piatti. The staff and service is great and the food is always delicious! I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone visiting that area. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Been here many times and never disappointed a great place for taking people that haven't been there because it is an impressive and vibrant place with the best food. And they handle gluten-free very well."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We love this spot for lunch and for dinner, both personal and professional. Nice enough to impress, but balanced enough to be comfortable and inviting. The patio is wonderful for lunch - secluded and quiet with wonderful food. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Tom ,the manager runs the place well. Great food, pleasant , attentive staff. Local love it."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I sent my wife on an overnighter with her girlfriends and sent them to Piatti. The staff was great. Excellent and personalized service. Food great. And they let me pay my bill offsite since I wasn't there. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We enjoyed a delicious and fun celebratory evening for 7 at Piatti this past Sat night. It was a busy night with many graduations and possibly proms going on in the area, but we were seated promptly, and quickly given some of their wonderful bread and olive oil dip. Our waiter was very nice and efficient. The various dishes we had were all tasty and nothing was "typical Italian". We eat out a lot and were pleasantly surprised! Great night, very good food and reasonably priced, I would absolutely recommend Piatti. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Everyone in our party really enjoyed Piatti. Italian food at its best. If I visit La Jolla again, this restaurant would definitely be on my list. Great find."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "I always go to Piatti's when in San Diego and environs. Great food; great value and terrific people. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We are regulars at this restaurant and extremely disappointed with out Mother's Day dining experience. The salad advertised on the special menu was more costly than usual and missing key ingredient. The key ingredient was offered, but at that point the salad was almost gone. The ribeye was not med rare as requested but closer to med (fortunately, it was still acceptable). The tin foil in my mashed potatoes did not make me happy. We alerted the wait staff on each issue, and certainly apologies were offered. I expected a bit more than two complimentary desserts especially because we are frequent customers. Our experience was not up to its usual standard."
    Dined on 5/11/2014