Piatti - La Jolla
Piatti - La Jolla

Piatti - La Jolla

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.piatti.com/lajolla/
  • Phone: 8584541589
  • 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 8584541589

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.
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Piatti - La Jolla reviews from OpenTable diners
253 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (174)great for outdoor dining (171)special occasion (113)fit for foodies (97)romantic (96)great for lunch (84)good for groups (74)kid-friendly (46)great for brunch (41)hot spot (36)notable wine list (33)vibrant bar scene (28)late-night find (15)scenic view (12)Show More
  • Lunch on the patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food was excellent. Ambience on the patio was great. Service excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasting the Unusual & Unique
    RLVegas
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    What a joy to find menu items never tasted or tried before. We are in love with cauliflower cakes! And to have a great waiter patiently explain what to expect and how to mix/match to make them even better was added bonus. . Nothing like great service to bring customers back. Kudos! The menu is as vibrant as the room and the outdoor dining area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anne
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Piatti's is my favorite restaurant in La Jolla!!! Piatti's atmosphere especially dining outside, is warm and inviting. Their food is consistently delicious Italian.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodie48
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    It took nearly on hour for our entrees to arrive but the food was excellent when it did come. Too bad the kitchen was so slow. I don't think it was our waiter's fault as he apologized several time for the wait.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Extremely satisfied!
    Foodiesatisfaction
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My son recommended Piatti for my daughter-in-law's 40th birthday celebration. It was fantastic in every way! From our greeting by the hostess upon arrival to the birthday dessert we were all blown away! The waiter was knowledgable about the wines and menu items. We were provided with an amazing gluten free menu upon request. Each of our selections were delicious and very adequate in portion. The dipping oil at our table for the bread was loaded with garlic and scrumptious! The meal was reasonably priced and the perfect choice for our dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was wonderful and the service was great as well !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Lasagna is wonderful. Great service. Grilled asparagus is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious lunch
    goingout
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had the most enjoyable lunch in their patio thanks to the tree that gave us shade from the direct sunlight. Taylor, our waitress was very attentive and answered all our questions. The fresh out of the oven bread and balsamic vinegar garlic oil was out of this world. We had the mushroom pasta with white sauce and the sausage pasta with a spicy zing to it. They were both delicious!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consitently Good
    FitFoody
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I always find the food at Piatti's and the service very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brian
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    the only thing about this restaurant is that i hear that it is owned by Nancy Pelosi. If i determine that this is true. I won't be dining there anymore.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Same
    Scott
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Everything was the same Perfect. Food,Service Environment. Just Great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tourist
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our dinner with good friends who live in the area was spoiled by VERY noising children at the larger tables nearby. It was very loud and we could hardly hear each other talking. Food was OK, but hard to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DebbieVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Food is always good here. Service a little slot the night we were there -- several large parties seemed to be slowing things down. My daughter ordered an additional side which did not show up until she had finished her meal.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great patio dining
    gregmick
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Had clients in from out of town. What a great way to introduce them to the beauty of La Jolla while enjoying a relaxing Italian dinner under the stars and the trees out on the Piatti's patio. Many good options on the menu. Attentive service. My "go to" place in the shores.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Food was amazing. Dipping sauce, bread, veal scallipini, spaghetti Nd meatballs were so delicious! Jessica, our server, was very attentive. Food, server and ambiance was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Piatti Fan
    romanticdiningloverVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Piatti is one of my favorite restaurants in LJ Shores. Great service. Comfortable seating and fun atmosphere at the bar. The food is delicious and the personalized menus created for special occasions make all guests feel very special. I cannot say enough good things about Piatti. Highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was Good BUT
    Messenger
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We go to Piattis frequently. The food and service is always great! This time we made early reservations to beat the crowed. Arrived early and found the bar seating to be open. Asked for a table and they accomodated. We were the only people seated in the area which was quite nice. Until the hostess seats a family of four with two youn children right next to us! No issues if there is no other seat or the place is busy. Not the case here! The place was empy! Our quiet time become very distracted and were left wondering how much thought went into seating their guest. Obvioulsy we were a single couple having a good time in the corner of the bar area. Don't understand why they would made a seating assgnment like they did???
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very good
    eastcoastpatron
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent food and service
    Eric5
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at Piatti - La Jolla mid-week in July. Service was very good and staff was friendly. We had two entrees: the trout and risotto. Both were excellent, especially the trout. Server recommended a very good red wine with our dinner. Relaxing and comfortable in the indoor area. Large outdoor patio with lots of tables would be nice to try next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still one of the best
    jreatsandtweetsVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I've never, ever had a less than stellar experience here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another good experience
    trdliteVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • La Playa Girl
    laplayagirl
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Tradition
    Sucker4specials
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    My wife and I have dined a Piatti La Jolla for our last two anniversaries and they do not disappoint. Excellent menu, wonderful wine pairings, and very friendly staff. They even took the time to personalize our menus when I let them know it was our anniversary. It's the little things these days... If you are looking for a great Italian dinner experience in San Diego, look no further than Piatti. I think my wife and I have a new tradition!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    SDLifer
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always outstanding
    Olivia
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our 1st time. Enjoyed our evening!
    LABob
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jameshjr
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Piatti is consistently very good and was not crowded for lunch this day. Attentive service, excellent food, lovely outdoor patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good
    cmarie
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    michael
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All around great!
    Holly
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italiana
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We always enjoy the food here and have always had great service.Italiano
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of My Favorite Italian Spots
    JGNG
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappointed
    JenninSD
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Lsarron
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great ambience and service! The food was also very tasty :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not NYC Italian
    4FOODVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great dining
    foxLJ
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Piatti's
    4CANDY
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I have been to this restaurant several times and I am never disappointed. Great waiters, helpful suggestions, excellent food and drink.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.