Piatti - La Jolla
Piatti - La Jolla

Piatti - La Jolla

  • 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 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
258 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (180)great for outdoor dining (178)special occasion (107)fit for foodies (106)romantic (105)good for groups (78)great for lunch (72)hot spot (52)notable wine list (51)kid-friendly (44)vibrant bar scene (40)great for brunch (29)late-night find (15)scenic view (9)Show More
  • Special Occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    My wife and I always celebrate special occasions at Piatti's, La Jolla!. We have never been disappointed, food and service has always been the best! Jessica is an especially wonderful and caring server!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    kcinsdVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I brought my staff here to kick off a staff retreat and express my appreciation for their hard work. All eight of us had positive things to say about our orders. I highly recommend this restaurant! Food and service were top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Birthday Ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I came here for a friends birthday and I made the reservation but it was an amazing meal. Any and every single time I've been here it was amazing service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely return to try more dishes. The butternut ravioli was amazing the wine selection is not only extensive it is very affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite restaurant
    kpigVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Visitors were in San Diego and their favorite restaurant is Piatti and we love it too. Food and service are outstanding. Love their many delicious choices and great prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diappointed regular customer
    Yukieson13VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I have eaten at Piatti"s many times and was surprised at how bad the service was at my last visit. We were rushed throughout the meal. The waitress had a terrible attitude and was very pushy. Instead of a relaxing evening I was stressed out by the end of the meal. I've had better service at Denny's. Food was good but not as good as I had in the past. Will not come back for awhile. Ver disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Maybe too busy.
    LAjollan
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Food was over cooked, sever was not to be found and it took ages to get anything. That's why we didn't send food back. Patio is lovely otherwise.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always reliably good
    Darla
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Good food, good service and great ambiance but lousy parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a winner!
    Jme493
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Piatti's was perfect setting to have early dinner and catch up with with friends. Always on our short list of places for delicious food,knowledgable,attentive service and great patio dining and this was no exception. Kudos to Mathew for his menu suggestions and discreet,attentive service. Mixed frito misto, butternut squash ravioli and pumpkin cheesecake made a delicious dinner and ravioli for lunch the next day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • creative and traditional
    ghina
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Even on a Monday night the restaurant was bustling. We decided to eat outside as it was quieter. The tree in the center of the patio was.magnificent. The waiter was nice enough to adjust the outdoor heaters for us. All three of us cleaned our plates. The dipping oil was a nice mix of balsamic, oil and herbs. Don't fill up though, we had to skip dessert because of this indulgence. We had a nice vegetable soup that was a consistent texture and cream based. Once tasted another was ordered. Although not a vegetarian I had pasta with wild mushroom sauce. The pasta was tender and the sauce delicious. The last bit of sauce was mopped up by the warm bread that was refilled. All around very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love to dine
    4a22bday
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Everything was exceptional, however due to the road being torn up and huge and very loud machinery was running late, immediately outside, we were unable to sit on the lovely patio area. This was the only disappointment which will hopefully not be an issue for long.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • becoming the go-to place for us
    DCtraveler
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My friends and I have come here another year when I visited them in San Diego. We always have a good time 😊 and the food is always delicious. Never a disappointment. Affordable, friendly and comfortable dining in La Jolla.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vibrant Italian gem.
    RBJeanneVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We had a great group dinner. The food was very tasty and the atmosphere was energetic. The sweetbread appetizers were delicious. We had a variety of entries and all were well received. Finally the desserts were excellent. I would definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • To popular for me
    RelgaVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    It was so loud we couldn't hear the other side of the same table. Avoid during busy dinner hours..otherwise fine
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Typically terrific!! As always.....................
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    bsmitty24
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I had an excellent time in my 6 month anniversary with my gf here. We sat outside by the giant ficus and the ambiance was so romantic. Food was delicious and no to expensive at that. Overall it is a great find and I will more than likely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buon Appetto!
    Stash
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We've been dining at Piatti's for many year and have always enjoyed the food, friendly service and ambience that the staff executes. We have had graduations dinners there with large groups and have had excellent service. Always enjoyed the Pasta dishes especially the Ravioli stuffed with ricotta in a lemon sauce. The cocktails, wine list and after dinner drinks along with espresso are great. Manager and staff all friendly and service oriented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Halloween visit
    HyRayVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Friday is eating out so despite it being Halloween we were at our local favorite Piatti's. It was great fun because the wait staff were all in costume. A good time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Staff and Restaurant!
    ChicchickVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I was in a rush to go on a kayaking tour and the restaurant seated me right away and took my order quickly as I had requested. I had the butternut pizza with some fresh fruit juice and everything was fantastic! I sat outside which was lovely and clean. The fresh bread and balsamic vinegar mixture was fantastic - I even had seconds and the server brought me some more! The service here was wonderful and when I was in a rush to leave the restaurant I forgot my pizza box on the table and the server remembered me and reminded me to take it as I walked out. Great place!! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful Experience
    Dining4luv
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I brought a friend visiting from LA. We started with their complimentary bread (excellent) and dipping sauce (balsamic, olive oil, garlic & parsley), and a bottle of Chianti Classico. We ordered a frito misto of calamari and shrimp with an aioli dipping sauce, so good that we could have stopped there. But we didn't. Next, we split a mixed green salad as a prelude to our main courses. My friend surprised me with antipasto of beef carpaccio that was second only to one that I had in Milan. Finally, my friend had Veal Picatta with a white wine-lemon-caper sauce that was perfecly breaded and cooked. My choice was fusilloni with octopus in a tomato sauce. It was perfectly cooked, but the sauce hid the flavor of the octopus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great La Jolla location
    lajollafav
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This is my second time coming and on both occasions, I had a reservation, showed up early, and was immediately seated. The restaurant is always full and usually has a wait so I do recommend getting a reservation. However, obviously it is busy because the food and service are outstanding and at VERY affordable prices. A definite must visit for anyone who loves the coast and good Italian food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SEriously, one of the best
    sdcheese
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great time (as always) at Piatti's. The food and service was excellent, making the overall experience an amazing time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great attention to detail.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Great service and food. Went for my wife's birthday and she was very pleased with the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Casual Dining
    beech10
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Then reservation system worked well. We were accommodated even though we had a change in party number. Seated promptly. The wine recommendation was excellent. Our food was good. We did not feel rushed. We dined under the tree in the patio.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChristinaA
    ChristinaA1214VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Fantastic food. Great atmosphere. Love the our server. She was outgoing, knowledgeable about the menu & had a great demeanor.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grandy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We love going to Piattis whenever we are in the Shores. Great neighborhood atmosphere and food. This last visit, they were very careful to make sure I was comfortable since I am using crutches. Really went out of their way. Great food and attention! The "layered pasta" offering is lasagna. Different name. Still very good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Jkogz
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I went to this restaurant with my parents for my birthday and we were absolutely amazed by the incredible food. So much flavor and everything was cooked perfectly...incredible selection and the service was incredible as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and noise level disappointing
    Birthdayblues
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Ambience very nice inside and out. Very noisy inside in bar area. Nice that there was a kids menu and so noisy it is a fine place to take kids. The cheese pizza on the kids menu is enormous and delicious. Wish that I could have said the same for my food. The sausage pasta dish was bland. The key lime pie way to sweet and not tart enough. The salad with mozzarella like cheese was the best of what I had. The cosmo drink was way too small for an $11 cocktail. All I all this place did not live up to my memories of being here in the distant past.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the sam Perfect
    Scott
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    GReat Place we go often Consistent. Staff is professional attentive willing, flexible and want you happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Gem
    louib
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I have been dining at Piatti's with friends, family and business associates for over 15 years. The food is always great, I love the brick chicken the ravioli's are also wonderful! We enjoy dining at the bar probably even more than sitting at a table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patio is great when . . .
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Patio is great when the weather is nice. Don't care for inside seating -- too loud. Food always predictable and good!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    no matter the order, the bread & olive oil dip is fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great patio dining
    RobertNVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I just had a birthday celebration at Piatti's and as always they made it a special event. Lots of variety on the menu, but the osso buco is always outstanding if you are there on a day its being prepared (generally Thursdays)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We'll be back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Everything about our Piatti experience was more that we expected. Service was excellent and the food was heavenly. We will definitely be back and thanks Rachael for making it so special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great birthday dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We had a fabulous time at piatti for my 27th birthday. Great food, a good house wine, and beautiful patio. What I was most impressed with was that I had noted in our open table reservation that it was my birthday and they gave us printed menus that said happy birthday Sara on top. It was a great touch and a wonderful night. Also my boyfriend doesn't usually like Italian food because he thinks it can be under seasoned but he loved it and we will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    OhDeb
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We dine at Piatti every chance we get. Special occasions? Piatti. An out-of-town visitor? Piatti. Need my fix for the Lemon Ravioli or the bread and Oil & Basalmic dip? Piatti. Fast and super friendly staff too. We go so often that I am surprised they don't just say "The usual?" because we often get seated at the same table. Our table. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great!
    KristenVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The pastas are reliably good always! I tried the rib eye this time & it was delicious! Service was great too. This place never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Poor Everything Else
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Mediocre service all around, wannabe central, sad to see this go downhill. Food remains good. Used to be a neighborhood gem, now it's anyone's game. Sad.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It Never Misses
    EKOekoVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Piatti remains a go-to for almost any occasion: a nice luncheon, a romantic dinner, a personal indulgence. The service is spot-on, the food is wonderfully prepared and presented. Vegetarian diners won't feel left out here, so I feel I can bring anyone here for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food!
    golfandfood
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I recommend the Rotollo! Sit on the patio foe great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.