Great dinner and service - will be returning soon!
Bernini’s is warm and friendly. The food is very good. Unfortunately for us a group was loudly celebrating a birthday right near us for a very long time. We had to speak loudly to be heard at our table
Very nice experience good drinks and food.
Love Bernini's. The food is amazing, lots of choices from pasta to seafood. Large portions. Great, cozy place. Close to the Comedy Store so you can park once, eat dinner and go to the show. The drinks are delicious, including the chocolate martini!
Very cozy and great food. Valentine’s Day dinner here was a success. Will be back for more casual times as well!
We ate at Bernini’s, a cozy spot in the center of La Jolla, and had an enjoyable meal. Roasted and caramelized Brussels sprouts made a tasty starter, while broiled salmon and a huge serving of seafood over fettuccine were our delicious entrees. We had enough left over for dinner the next evening. We’ll certainly return.
We had the scallops special and the braised short ribs and we could not decide which was better. They were equally fantastic as well as the sides. I would also like to rave about the lobster mashed. Chunks of lobster were interspersed throughout creamy mashed potatoes. They were to die for. Our server, Lane, attended to our every request with reasonable haste and personable demeanor. I will definitely go back and I would recommend them highly to my friends.
We sat in the patio on a cold evening under a heating lamp. We had our toy poodle with us and she also sat on a chair on top of her blanket. The staff did not mind her sitting on the chair at all. The service and the food were amazing. We had the butternut squash ravioli and it was delicious. Will definitely add to our list of restaurants.
Phenomenal sea bass special and was a huge portion!
The service is wonderful and the food is great. I have come back many times mainly because it is easy to fill good here.
Four separate meals were ordered and all were good. Service was wonderful especially our bubbly busboy or assisting waiter. Funny and personable and made sure we had everything we needdd.
I love Bernini's but our dinner service was not up to par. Our guest wanted a taste of wine before ordering, but was served an entire glass.
I ordered a salad but didn't receive it. The other salads came, and we were served dinner before the salads were half eaten. In clearing the table one wine glass was removed from the end of the table, reaching over a guest, and it was not empty.
It may have been a very busy night but we all felt that we were rushed through our meal.
We did feel the meals were excellent however, but would have preferred to leave with a good feeling.
Birthday for my son , good dinner great service but a little pricey even the great special . But overall great food great ambience you can talk great table outside. We will come back .
Cute little bistro with indoor and outdoor (out front next to sidewalk) seating with heaters. Very pleasant waitress. Food was yummy! I'd definitely go again!
Good for groups. we ate outside. The pizzas looked great. Had the baja sea bass special. very nice (a tad dry tho). Overall reasonable go for happy hour!
Our favorite place. Food is wonderful and staff is incredible. If you request and outside table, they have it for you. Special thank you to Reyhan for watching out for us! Our only regret is that we won't be back in La Jolla until December.......but then will be here for a month so Bernini's Bistro will see a lot of us then !
Everything is great about Bernini’s Bistro. The menu is versatile and the food is delicious. It’s reasonably priced and has comfortable outdoor seating. It’s a La Jolla gem!
Bernini's is excellent! Food, service, ambiance, all great! We will return again and again. Thank you, Bernini's!
We were early before the noise level kicked up. Our meals were delicious and the service was great.
excellent food and service - a little pricy, but the freshness of the food was apparent and well worth the few extra dollars. We sat outside with our friends and our little dog - dog friendly outside - and the server made us feel very welcome. We were visiting La Jolla seeing our friends, so we had to take the dog. Great place.
As usual, good food, great service
This was our first time trying Bernini’s. It was very average. We had the farmers vegetable salad with salmon and the gnocci caprese. The food and service were fine but unremarkable. For a cocktail, I ordered a manhattan and it came with a maraschino cherry. That is a faux pas that is not easily forgiven. Any capable bartender knows to use a Luxardo cherry in a manhattan. That alone will keep me away from Bernini’s in the future.
We love the neighborhood atmosphere and the food is always delicious. Very good wait staff.
This is our favorite restaurant for casual dining. The food is delicious. It is well priced. Waiters and waitresses are fun. The price point is perfect.
Bernini's Bistro is a charming restaurant in the heart of La Jolla. We went for a casual dinner while we were on vacation. The Beet Salad was really delicious and had a light flavorful apple pecan vinaigrette. The pizza was phenomenal. The crust was thin and crispy which is the way I like my pizza. My husband had the Linguini Shrimp Diavola and it was really good. It was perfectly spiced and had lots of shrimp. Bernini's is perfect for a quick bite to eat, dining with friends, or a date night. We will definitely be back when we visit La Jolla again.
Fabulous restaurant. Will definitely go again and again. Menu has a nice range of items for anyone to enjoy their meal. We had ages 11-54 and everyone had a great dinner experience. Staff very nice. food is excellent and priced well. Nice inside and outside seating. romantic but comfortable for families too.
This is our first time eating at Bernini‘s. The food was absolutely fantastic.
Lots of good Variety. I had a pasta dish with cream sauce, shrimp and scallops. It was very good. The pasta and shrimp were cooked perfectly. My mother-in-law had the crabcakes they were awesome as well. We also Shared a seared ahi salad, very good. The bread they put on the table is plenty and delicious. They offer it in olive oil infused with chilies to put on the bread. We will definitely be back. I’m
Booked a table for six and we were therefore seated in their “special” family room, which was quiet and very conducive to conversation. Their portions are ginormous (we all had to take food home). Try their meatballs...delish!
Our favorite local restaurant. We go often. Friendly staff. Excellent food.
This is a small place, but it has a great vibe. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the food is delicious. Definitely would go again.
Fantastic food and good sized portion. Will come again when I’m in town.
We are long time patrons of Bernini's. We had reservations at 5:30; were immediately escorted to a table; and then were left stranded for a long period of time while 2 different waitresses visited adjacent tables 3 or 4 times. After seeing what was NOT happening, the hostess finally game over an offered to bring us water and accept a drink order. Eventually, our waitress apologized for this and provided a complimentary dessert. I believe clearer oversight by management would have avoided this problem.
Perfect venue to go prior to a show at the La Jolla comedy club. The food is great and the service was excellent. I highly recommend this place even if all you are having is a light dinner with salad and pizza. We split a Caesar’s salad (delicious!) and the ravioli with butternut squash. It was all so good!
Bernini’s is always delightful-food very good.
The spaghetti bolognese, salads, and soups are phenomenal! We will visit again anytime we are in La Jolla.
Service was disappointing. Maybe new employee but basic training was not there. Sorry but reality
Grilled salmon, spaghetti Neri, osso buco were superb. Eight of us experienced terrific service and excellent food.
I was looking for a casual restaurant to celebrate my wife’s birthday and close to the Comedy Store. The location, food, and service were excellent. We’ll be back!
Love!!!! Four is amazing and the service is awesome!
First time at Bernie’s. Shrimp cocktail was very fresh and tasty. Good ceasar salad. Ahi tuna salad was great. Tuna was fresh, dressing was very good. Very good Margerita Pizza. Waiter was pleasant. We would return.
Bernini's Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Bernini's Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 454-5013.
Bernini's Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.