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Best American Restaurants in La Jolla

WhisknladleWhisknladle
(1678)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Prepkitchen - La JollaPrepkitchen - La Jolla
(288)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
George's Ocean TerraceGeorge's Ocean Terrace
(3333)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Herringbone – La JollaHerringbone – La Jolla
(1524)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
The Med at La Valencia HotelThe Med at La Valencia Hotel
(459)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores HotelThe Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
(1182)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Great Maple San DiegoGreat Maple San Diego
(1608)
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American | Hillcrest, San Diego
Prepkitchen - Little ItalyPrepkitchen - Little Italy
(1054)
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American | Little Italy, San Diego
The Patio on LamontThe Patio on Lamont
(1128)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Urban SolaceUrban Solace
(2047)
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American | North Park, San Diego
Firehouse American Eatery and LoungeFirehouse American Eatery and Lounge
(72)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Farmer's Bottega RestaurantFarmer's Bottega Restaurant
(445)
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American | Mission Hills, San Diego
1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado
(1799)
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American | Coronado, San Diego
Brooklyn Girl EateryBrooklyn Girl Eatery
(1068)
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American | Mission Hills, San Diego
One Door NorthOne Door North
(305)
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American | North Park, San Diego
Provisional Restaurant at The Pendry HotelProvisional Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel
(78)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Best Italian Restaurants in La Jolla

CataniaCatania
(457)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
(2815)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Isola la JollaIsola la Jolla
(127)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Manhattan of La JollaManhattan of La Jolla
(660)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Piazza 1909Piazza 1909
(173)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Stella Italian Fare UTCStella Italian Fare UTC
(183)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Osteria RomanticaOsteria Romantica
(264)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Lupi Vino CucinaLupi Vino Cucina
(78)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Baci Restaurant Baci Restaurant
(868)
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Italian | Old Town, San Diego
Salvatore's Cucina ItalianaSalvatore's Cucina Italiana
(596)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
CUCINA urbanaCUCINA urbana
(4336)
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Italian | Banker's Hill, San Diego
RovinoRovino
(153)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Nicolosi's - San DiegoNicolosi's - San Diego
(73)
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Italian | College Area, San Diego
Bencotto Italian KitchenBencotto Italian Kitchen
(1127)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Isola Pizza BarIsola Pizza Bar
(159)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
de Medici Cucina Italianade Medici Cucina Italiana
(827)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Alexander's on 30thAlexander's on 30th
(1645)
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Italian | North Park, San Diego

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La Jolla Locals Are Talking About
What are some fun things to do in La Jolla?
Walk along the coastal walk. Art galleries. Shopping. Try some Michelin star restaurants.
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What do locals love about La Jolla?
Ocean view, coastal vibe.
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What’s the dining scene like in La Jolla?
Spoiled for choice....something for everyone ...really
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La Jolla Restaurants

Raised by WolvesRaised by Wolves
23 reviews
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | La Jolla, San Diego

Outstanding service, jaw-dropping decor, lovely ambiance. Cocktails were excellent and reasonably-priced. We cannot wait to return More

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HimitsuHimitsu
87 reviews
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Sushi | La Jolla, San Diego

It was a lovely and cozy restaurant. Their fresh catch was special and fresh. We would definitely vidit again. More

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AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesAR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
684 reviews
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Special occasions or lunch on the terrace....one of the iconic places in So Cal with a majestic view, great food and lovely service. Highly recommend it. More

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CataniaCatania
457 reviews
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Catania never lets us down. We go before events at Warwick's. We have never been late. Better yet, they treat a table of old broads drinking one wine and sharing appetizers like we were big shots with a huge tab. Bravo to Catania!! More

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Eddie V's - La JollaEddie V's - La Jolla
2193 reviews
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Seafood | La Jolla, San Diego

View of the cove, live music, trendy and DIVINE menu Eddie V’s always delivers. We come on date night and are always made to feel super special and pampered! More

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Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
2815 reviews
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Wonderful! Great food and service every Time! More

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Prepkitchen - La JollaPrepkitchen - La Jolla
288 reviews
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American | La Jolla, San Diego

Great service and food. More

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Donovan's - La JollaDonovan's - La Jolla
3626 reviews
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Steak | La Jolla, San Diego

Service was exceptional! Thanks, Jason and team! All the little things were timely, and often above expectations! Food was fabulous! Even the wedge salad was exceptional...a wedge salad! Ahi and Filet...savory! And the view? The Pacific Ocean forever! Thank you Donovan’s! More

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WhisknladleWhisknladle
1678 reviews
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American | La Jolla, San Diego

We go to Whisk and Ladle most every Sunday. We LOVE Kristen as our server. The food and ambiance is very nice. Pretty good value. More

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Piazza 1909Piazza 1909
173 reviews
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Great location, Italian food (ravioli) and ambience. Lunch was delightful. Only negative was the fish of the day was tasty, but had tiny white bones as well. More

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Bistro du Marché by TapenadeBistro du Marché by Tapenade
328 reviews
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French | La Jolla, San Diego

Quickly becoming one of our favorite restaurants in La Jolla. A little bit of Paris in our own backyard. More

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Puesto La JollaPuesto La Jolla
442 reviews
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Mexican | La Jolla, San Diego

Puerto makes the most delicious tacos I have ever tasted. Great value, too More

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NINE-TENNINE-TEN
1643 reviews
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Great service and excellent food!! Never disappoints. More

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Duke's La JollaDuke's La Jolla
1264 reviews
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Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego

great service outstanding food, the cocktail were very tasty especially the pina colada lavender the bloody Mary tasted well but to spicy for us so we switch to another pina colada lol the server was very helpful even if we knew what we wanted the fish tacos and the burger. More

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True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTCTrue Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC
150 reviews
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Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego

The sunrise bowl was delicious. 😋Great healthy options for breakfast. Our server, Drew, was very friendly and attentive. More

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Manhattan of La JollaManhattan of La Jolla
660 reviews
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Excellent cocktails, especially the Whaler. Full of nostalgic charm with attentive service. Menu is Italian classics plus some modern standards and always well prepared. There are many reasons that Manhattan is a well-loved favorite. More

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Herringbone – La JollaHerringbone – La Jolla
1524 reviews
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American | La Jolla, San Diego

Love this place! Such a great ambiance, and great service. Took tons of pictures of all the detail around the restaurant. More

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Osteria RomanticaOsteria Romantica
264 reviews
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

A great place for families and every day dinner. Delicious pasta and friendly service More

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Beaumont'sBeaumont's
355 reviews
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Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego

Casual dining in a fun atmosphere. The food was excellent! More

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George's Ocean TerraceGeorge's Ocean Terrace
3333 reviews
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American | La Jolla, San Diego

Very nice view & atmosphere! Will definitely return. More

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Ballast Point Brewing CompanyBallast Point Brewing Company
479 reviews
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Brewery | La Jolla, San Diego

We come here all the time and food is always great! They the best selection of beer out of any of the big breweries in the area!! More

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The Marine RoomThe Marine Room
4483 reviews
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Global, International | La Jolla, San Diego

Great view. Nice service. Awesome food. Bit expensive, though. More

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Cusp Dining & DrinksCusp Dining & Drinks
521 reviews
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

We had out of town guests and we could not have asked for a more perfect evening. Great view, great sunset, personable staff and really delicious food. Our favorites of the evening were the beet salad, scallops and sea bass. Steve, thanks for the great service. More

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Brockton VillaBrockton Villa
1446 reviews
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Fantastic! Delicious food, accommodating service, idyllic setting More

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Isola la JollaIsola la Jolla
127 reviews
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Excellent food and a great value. Our server was very helpful with our wine selection. The food was brought out timely and was delicious Just be aware that a table of six or more has added gratuity and they don’t do anything special for birthdays. Overall a very good meal! Will return. More

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Stella Italian Fare UTCStella Italian Fare UTC
183 reviews
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Another great evening at Stella, great authentic Italian food, ambiance and value! More

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Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - La JollaRock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - La Jolla
237 reviews
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Brewery | La Jolla, San Diego

Came for a birthday early dinner and drinks. Everyone liked the food, and the waitress recommended an IPA that was very good. My stuffed peppers were spicy and better than expected. Had a quesadilla appetizer that surprised everyone. One of our party, who works nearby, had been there several times; she enjoyed our Saturday 5:30 pm time -- not wall-to-wall people. Gave 4, not 5 stars for luke-warm french fries, and took a long time to get out food, even though place was very "empty." More

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Galaxy Taco - La JollaGalaxy Taco - La Jolla
266 reviews
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Mexican | La Jolla, San Diego

Awesome experience! Highly recommend mushroom tacos and chicken and rice soup! More

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The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey PinesThe Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
325 reviews
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Comfort Food | La Jolla, San Diego

Great service by our server Robert. Food was outstanding. They helped us celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary with class. More

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George's California ModernGeorge's California Modern
1756 reviews
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Excellent! Always excellent! The food is exquisite and interesting, beautifully presented. Staff is attentive and excellent. Chef superb and creative! More

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Red O - La JollaRed O - La Jolla
522 reviews
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Steak | La Jolla, San Diego

Good food and very pleasant service. Guacamole was very tasty. Sea bass was great. Overall great night out. More

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The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- La JollaThe Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- La Jolla
54 reviews
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Went there this past Monday, for our anniversaries (2 couples) and had a blast. The service was excellent, drinks awesome! the food was delicious. Very nice atmosphere, not stuffy at all. We were treated very very well! More

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The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores HotelThe Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
1182 reviews
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American | La Jolla, San Diego

Celebrated four April birthdays at brunch. Lovely outdoor patio seating, attentive staff, great menu selection. More

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George’s Level2George’s Level2
135 reviews
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

The burratta was great - a must! Menu is a little on the small side. More

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Larsen's Steakhouse - La JollaLarsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
115 reviews
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Steakhouse | La Jolla, San Diego

Stellar! Above and beyond service. We LOVE LS’s! More

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Lupi Vino CucinaLupi Vino Cucina
78 reviews
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Always a pleasure to go to this neighborhood gem. The food is delicious, the service even better and you feel like you just arrived in Italy. Highly recommend!! More

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Crab CatcherCrab Catcher
2036 reviews
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Seafood | La Jolla, San Diego

Bartender was very nice and accommodating. More

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The Med at La Valencia HotelThe Med at La Valencia Hotel
459 reviews
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American | La Jolla, San Diego

A lovely oasis of beauty and calm, with excellent service. More

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Bazille – Nordstrom University Town CenterBazille – Nordstrom University Town Center
41 reviews
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Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego

The food was excellent and wait staff was attentive. We were on our way to a movie and service was prompt . More

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Farmer & The SeahorseFarmer & The Seahorse
254 reviews
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Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego

A very pleasant experience! This restaurant is a hidden gem! More

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Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaMustangs & Burros at Estancia La Jolla
254 reviews
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Fabulous lunch today at the delightful outdoor ranchero style patio at Mustangs and Burros .... Both our lunches were perfect - the seared ahi salad - and tiger shrimp salad - excellently prepared - delicious- Great service - could not have been any better ! Love it ! More

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James' PlaceJames' Place
452 reviews
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Sushi | La Jolla, San Diego

This is the perfect spot to bring UCSD guests for dinner. The food was good, the decor was nice, we could talk, the parking was easy, and no drive to La Jolla or UTC. More

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Adobe el Restaurante at Estancia La JollaAdobe el Restaurante at Estancia La Jolla
31 reviews
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

We shared the fixed three course menu for two for $50. An outstanding value if you can get it. More

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THE LOT - La JollaTHE LOT - La Jolla
245 reviews
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Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego

Our waitress, Ashley, was extremely outgoing and professional along with the rest of the staff that helped make my girlfriend's birthday dinner a memorable one. More

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Olive & BasilOlive & Basil
11 reviews
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Mediterranean | La Jolla, San Diego

We were recommended by our concierge at the Hilton, he called the manager and he waited for us with a nice table in the patio. From the hostesses to the food runner, everything was excellent . We tried most of the seafood and it was great . Excellent Ocean view, our server was nice and professional the manager made sure we had champagne at the end. Highly recommended More

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The HakeThe Hake
462 reviews
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Seafood | La Jolla, San Diego

Great view, excellent food, professional and friendly staff. More

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Great Maple - UTCGreat Maple - UTC
21 reviews
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American | La Jolla, San Diego

Had a great time, the food was fantastic. The deviled eggs were almost as good as mine! We went for HH, great drink prices and a good HH menu to choose from. The only challenge was trying to find the place in UTC. More

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Cafe la Rue - La Valencia HotelCafe la Rue - La Valencia Hotel
49 reviews
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Contemporary European | La Jolla, San Diego

Comfortable with good service and food More

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The Torreyana GrilleThe Torreyana Grille
99 reviews
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

The reason for the recommendation is due to the fact it is the only restaurant in the Hilton. More

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - La JollaBJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - La Jolla
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American | La Jolla, San Diego

Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.More

Cocotte BistroCocotte Bistro
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French | La Jolla, San Diego

An incredible French Cafe with a relaxing atmosphere, great food and coffee.More

Covo La JollaCovo La Jolla
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Continental | La Jolla, San Diego

Covo Lounge – Extend the evening’s adventures in an upscale setting that offers exceptional food, drink & music. Our off-the- beaten-path establishment hidden in plain sight on Prospect Street in La Jolla will make you feel like you’ve wandered into a modern, sophisticated speakeasy – enveloping you in opulence with its low-ceiling, plush-seating & after-hours atmosphere. A blend of elegance & the extraordinary, Covo Lounge is a destination in and of itself!

Feed Your Late-Night Cravings
Each tavern-inspired menu item is consciously crafted by San Diego-renowned Executive Chef Jeremy Fleming & his culinary experts. And, our unsurpassed service is perfectly paired with every plate that leaves our kitchen. You’ll also be elated to find an exquisite drink list with unexpected temptations.

Beyond small-batch food & drink selections, we also feature local musical talent from the Covo Lounge stage. Check out our calendar to gauge ‘arrangements’ planned for each evening.More

La Jolla Diners' Choice Winners

La Jolla's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
HimitsuHimitsu
87 reviews
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Sushi | La Jolla, San Diego

It was a lovely and cozy restaurant. Their fresh catch was special and fresh. We would definitely vidit again. More

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AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesAR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
684 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Special occasions or lunch on the terrace....one of the iconic places in So Cal with a majestic view, great food and lovely service. Highly recommend it. More

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Eddie V's - La JollaEddie V's - La Jolla
2193 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | La Jolla, San Diego

View of the cove, live music, trendy and DIVINE menu Eddie V’s always delivers. We come on date night and are always made to feel super special and pampered! More

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Bistro du Marché by TapenadeBistro du Marché by Tapenade
328 reviews
$$$$
French | La Jolla, San Diego

Quickly becoming one of our favorite restaurants in La Jolla. A little bit of Paris in our own backyard. More

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Piazza 1909Piazza 1909
173 reviews
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Great location, Italian food (ravioli) and ambience. Lunch was delightful. Only negative was the fish of the day was tasty, but had tiny white bones as well. More

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WhisknladleWhisknladle
1678 reviews
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American | La Jolla, San Diego

We go to Whisk and Ladle most every Sunday. We LOVE Kristen as our server. The food and ambiance is very nice. Pretty good value. More

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Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
2815 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Wonderful! Great food and service every Time! More

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Prepkitchen - La JollaPrepkitchen - La Jolla
288 reviews
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego

Great service and food. More

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Donovan's - La JollaDonovan's - La Jolla
3626 reviews
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Steak | La Jolla, San Diego

Service was exceptional! Thanks, Jason and team! All the little things were timely, and often above expectations! Food was fabulous! Even the wedge salad was exceptional...a wedge salad! Ahi and Filet...savory! And the view? The Pacific Ocean forever! Thank you Donovan’s! More

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CataniaCatania
457 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Catania never lets us down. We go before events at Warwick's. We have never been late. Better yet, they treat a table of old broads drinking one wine and sharing appetizers like we were big shots with a huge tab. Bravo to Catania!! More

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Discover La Jolla

One of San Diego’s top beach destinations, La Jolla provides visitors with plenty of fun and exceptional dining options. Some of the most popular places in the area include fine dining restaurants that serve high-quality food amid a relaxing coastal atmosphere. With its location so close to Mexico, La Jolla also offers some of the best Southwestern foods in the nation. You’ll be able to find everything from authentic tacos to Americanized breakfast burritos. In addition to fine dining options and satisfying Mexican dishes, La Jolla’s dining scene features casual seafood spots and restaurants serving up American, Mediterranean and Indian favorites.