Best American Restaurants in La Jolla

WhisknladleWhisknladle
(1629)
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 36 times today
Prepkitchen - La JollaPrepkitchen - La Jolla
(268)
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 6 times today
Herringbone – La JollaHerringbone – La Jolla
(1429)
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 23 times today
George's Ocean TerraceGeorge's Ocean Terrace
(3199)
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 124 times today
The Med at La Valencia HotelThe Med at La Valencia Hotel
(425)
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 8 times today
The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores HotelThe Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
(1152)
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 54 times today
Great Maple San DiegoGreat Maple San Diego
(1483)
$$$$
American | Hillcrest, San Diego
Booked 56 times today
Prepkitchen - Little ItalyPrepkitchen - Little Italy
(1014)
$$$$
American | Little Italy, San Diego
Booked 19 times today
The Patio on LamontThe Patio on Lamont
(1087)
$$$$
American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Booked 17 times today
Urban SolaceUrban Solace
(1981)
$$$$
American | North Park, San Diego
Booked 21 times today
Farmer's Bottega RestaurantFarmer's Bottega Restaurant
(385)
$$$$
American | Mission Hills, San Diego
Booked 87 times today
1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado
(1750)
$$$$
American | Coronado, San Diego
Booked 23 times today
Brooklyn Girl EateryBrooklyn Girl Eatery
(1027)
$$$$
American | Mission Hills, San Diego
Booked 28 times today
Firehouse American Eatery and LoungeFirehouse American Eatery and Lounge
(62)
$$$$
American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Searsucker Downtown San DiegoSearsucker Downtown San Diego
(2311)
$$$$
American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 44 times today
Provisional Restaurant at The Pendry HotelProvisional Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel
(54)
$$$$
American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 21 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in La Jolla

CataniaCatania
(419)
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 48 times today
Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
(2693)
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 70 times today
Manhattan of La JollaManhattan of La Jolla
(618)
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 9 times today
Isola la JollaIsola la Jolla
(111)
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 2 times today
Piazza 1909Piazza 1909
(138)
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 4 times today
Stella Italian Fare UTCStella Italian Fare UTC
(163)
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 2 times today
Osteria RomanticaOsteria Romantica
(228)
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 8 times today
Lupi Vino CucinaLupi Vino Cucina
(70)
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Baci Restaurant Baci Restaurant
(819)
$$$$
Italian | Old Town, San Diego
Booked 6 times today
Salvatore's Cucina ItalianaSalvatore's Cucina Italiana
(545)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 12 times today
CUCINA urbanaCUCINA urbana
(4200)
$$$$
Italian | Banker's Hill, San Diego
Booked 116 times today
Primavera Ristorante- CoronadoPrimavera Ristorante- Coronado
(616)
$$$$
Italian | Coronado, San Diego
Booked 26 times today
RovinoRovino
(118)
$$$$
Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Booked 5 times today
Bencotto Italian KitchenBencotto Italian Kitchen
(1047)
$$$$
Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Booked 82 times today
Italia MiaItalia Mia
(59)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 2 times today
de Medici Cucina Italianade Medici Cucina Italiana
(767)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 21 times today
Bottega AmericanoBottega Americano
(639)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Booked 21 times today
Alexander's on 30thAlexander's on 30th
(1564)
$$$$
Italian | North Park, San Diego
Booked 24 times today

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La Jolla Restaurants

Bistro du Marché by TapenadeBistro du Marché by Tapenade
285 reviews
$$$$
French | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 18 times today

Every time, we are in La Jolla, we visit Bistro du Marche, service, food prepararation at the TOP !! Thank you More

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HimitsuHimitsu
39 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 28 times today

Delicious fresh fish and fun to sit at the bar and watch chefs preparing plates. Everything looked delicious More

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Eddie V's - La JollaEddie V's - La Jolla
2094 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 43 times today

Eddie V’s is always great, this time they exceeded our expectations on all levels. The Bananas Foster is wonderful! More

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Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
2693 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 70 times today

Piatti's never fails to delight. Always delicious food, service and ambiance! More

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Manhattan of La JollaManhattan of La Jolla
618 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 9 times today

Loved the Italian food and wine and piano bar! I felt like I was stepping back in time with the beautiful art on the brick walls, authentic Italian cuisine and charming piano bar. More

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CataniaCatania
419 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 48 times today

Great meal! Brad was our server and his service was amazing. The cocktail were delicious and so was every item we ordered. We ordered the Mushroom pizza, Bucatini, Ahi Crudo, Grilled Oysters and everything was top notch! More

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Prepkitchen - La JollaPrepkitchen - La Jolla
268 reviews
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 6 times today

Love the food and the quaint atmosphere!! We will go back when we visit San Diego again. It was so good and service was great. The waiter gave us our dessert for free because he said that he thought our dinner took to long to come out!!! More

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WhisknladleWhisknladle
1629 reviews
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 36 times today

Great ambiance, great food, great area. I'll definitely come back. More

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Donovan's - La JollaDonovan's - La Jolla
3562 reviews
$$$$
Steak | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 49 times today

We always love the food and staff at Donovan's. Great time every time we go. More

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Piazza 1909Piazza 1909
138 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 4 times today

I really liked the place. It's authentic Italian food. Plus, they are all very friendly. More

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True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTCTrue Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC
70 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 42 times today

Besides the construction going on around the mall, the service was amazing and the food was delightful. More

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AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesAR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
620 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 30 times today

beautiful setting, excellent service menu doesn’t change much, but it’s perfected More

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Herringbone – La JollaHerringbone – La Jolla
1429 reviews
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 23 times today

Right in downtown La Jolla, Herringbone not only has a diverse and delicious menu, but also has multiple choices for seating - on the patio in front, around the bar, and in a large quiet back room perfect for a group. In addition, there is adequate parking right at the restaurant. More

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Ballast Point Brewing & SpiritsBallast Point Brewing & Spirits
437 reviews
$$$$
Brewery | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 9 times today

The brewery tour was a lot of fun and very informative. Our service was top notch and the food was delicious. More

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Stella Italian Fare UTCStella Italian Fare UTC
163 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 2 times today

We were a party of 5 enjoying a mid-week dinner. The staff is friendly and accomodating. The menu is impressive in its options. This is not your 'spaghetti-and-ravioli type Italian restaurant. We each ordered something different, and on the whole all entrees were enjoyed. My husband ordered the carbonara with meatballs on the side. Unfortunately, the meatball was extremely tough and couldn't be cut with a dinner knife. The waitress was very apologetic and returned the meatballs to the kitchen and removed them from our tab. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and able to answer all questions accurately. We had a problem with paying the bill, in that I had given her a $100 bill and my credit card, asking her to put the balance on the card. She misunderstood and charged the entire amount, returning the $100 in 20's -- she had thought I wanted the bill changed. I thought my request was clear, and she offered to re-run the check, but we opted to leave things as they were. We will definitely return as there were so many dishes we want to try! More

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Brockton VillaBrockton Villa
1376 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 84 times today

Alec took good care of us, they prepared a cute birthday ice cream dessert for my son. The smoked salmon was excellent!!!!! The entire staff was great! Also, the fruit they served us was super sweet! Great experience. More

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Duke's La JollaDuke's La Jolla
1078 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 113 times today

Excellent service. The food was amazing, to bad, it was at night because the views would have been amazing overlooking La Jolla Cove. More

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Puesto La JollaPuesto La Jolla
393 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 30 times today

Excellent authentic Mexican cuisine at a reasonable price, with very good service. We were impressed that the tables were not jammed together in an attempt to cram as many customers as possible into the restaurant. In addition, the table was ready at the reserved time (which is more than we could say of Eddie V's). A reasonable amount of space between tables and on-time seating is indicative of putting the customer experience above squeezing every last penny out of the place. More

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NINE-TENNINE-TEN
1588 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 21 times today

Always a great dining experience here! We each ordered the specials ~ gnocchi with truffles, and a porterhouse ~ so good! We were treated to an anniversary dessert that was deliciousness ~ thank you nine-ten ~ More

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Isola la JollaIsola la Jolla
111 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 2 times today

The house wine was delicious! As was our pizza and salad. Cool vibe and fun atmosphere ! Would go back again! More

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Beaumont'sBeaumont's
341 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 17 times today

The welcoming at the door was friendly and sincere, the wait staff excellent, the variety of small and large plates was good and our choices for four of us were all excellent, the live music was “not too loud but loud enough”, conversation at a table for four was easy even though it is a lively place....will look forward to going back! More

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The Marine RoomThe Marine Room
4321 reviews
$$$$
Global, International | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 143 times today

Exceptional food. The seafood is cooked to perfection. Crispy skin on the outside of the fish, savory buttery texture. Good seafood is expected, the French influence sets it apart. You notice it as your main has many small tastes ans flavors. You could tell that each dish was carefully planned by a skilled chef. However, be prepared to pay an exceptionally high price. Even more than your average luxury restaurant. A prix fixe menu would help. More

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The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey PinesThe Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
288 reviews
$$$$
Comfort Food | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 35 times today

The Lodge is one of our favs and never disappoints! More

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George's Ocean TerraceGeorge's Ocean Terrace
3199 reviews
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 124 times today

Arrived early yet seated immediately. Fabulous view, great food, efficient service. You can’t beat this spot. More

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Farmer & The SeahorseFarmer & The Seahorse
224 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 30 times today

Friends from the UK who were totally overwhelmed with the setting and concept of this great restaurant! Food and service always reliable and nice sized portions of everything. Wish they did dinner!! More

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Rock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - La JollaRock Bottom Brewery Restaurant - La Jolla
226 reviews
$$$$
Brewery | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 2 times today

Food was good, not as noisy as I'd thought, seating uncomfortable! More

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Osteria RomanticaOsteria Romantica
228 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 8 times today

Charming Italian bistro, old world charm, delicious food, attentive servers , sweet patio with heaters if needed. Overall, very good ambiance and food for value. More

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George's California ModernGeorge's California Modern
1710 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 47 times today

Best restaurant experience in San Diego by far. More

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Galaxy Taco - La JollaGalaxy Taco - La Jolla
244 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 24 times today

Great selection of mezcal and tequila. Had the mushroom taco, spicy and awesome More

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Larsen's Steakhouse - La JollaLarsen's Steakhouse - La Jolla
48 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 34 times today

Larsen's dinner for company new year's celebration dinner. Excellent appetizers, steaks and seafood. Extensive wine list, good beer selection and full bar. Very good, attentive wait staff and atmosphere. Expensive but not any more than best, high-end steak restaurants. Would definitely return for special occasion or business meal. More

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Cusp Dining & DrinksCusp Dining & Drinks
493 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 16 times today

Location and view were superb. Server very friendly and informative - food choices , wines, desert - attentive but not overly so. The presentation, flavouring and sides were all excellent ! View of La Jolla , ocean and hillside homes worth it even without the great food and drink More

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The Med at La Valencia HotelThe Med at La Valencia Hotel
425 reviews
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 8 times today

This is my favorite “special brunch” place. The views, staff and food are outstanding. Just perfect place. One reminder is to bring your sunglasses. More

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Bazille – Nordstrom University Town CenterBazille – Nordstrom University Town Center
26 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 6 times today

Overall, very good food and service. However we were celebrating a birthday and a free dessert for the birthday girl was not offered. I ordered dessert for her but there was also no candle available. As a loyal Nordstrom customer, I'd like to see this amenity added to your service. Thank you. More

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Red O - La JollaRed O - La Jolla
418 reviews
$$$$
Steak | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 79 times today

Very pleasant surprise ! It would seem that Red O is "under the radar" - not featured on "foodie sites" . . . . will return More

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The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores HotelThe Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
1152 reviews
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 54 times today

Great food. I had fish tacos and ginger dumplings which were excellent. Food is all fresh from local farms and the view on beach is amazing. It’s a must try in La Jolla if you love fresh food with great options. More

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Crab CatcherCrab Catcher
1976 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 10 times today

Good food, great view, wonderful attentive helpful staff. More

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

Julio gave us Great service and brought a special dessert for Barbara's birthday including a birthday song with guitar accompaniment!! All our food was outstanding! More

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George’s Level2George’s Level2
105 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 14 times today

It is one of our favorite spots in La Jolla since they first open. More

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James' PlaceJames' Place
423 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 3 times today

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The HakeThe Hake
428 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 8 times today

The food is outstanding, no doubt about it. The service, no so. For the type of restaurant, I expected better. Our main course took a long time to arrive, even though ours was only one of 2-3 total tables in the place. The waitress kept telling us "it's coming." We ordered dessert, which was also great. We ordered coffee but no cream or milk was served. It took a while for any waiter to come near our table to get this and it took telling two different wait staff to get the milk. Could do better with service. I was very surprised by this. More

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Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La JollaMustangs & Burros at Estancia La Jolla
243 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 13 times today

Great table right by the outdoor fire, awesome chicken tacos! Lovely venue. More

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Cafe la Rue - La Valencia HotelCafe la Rue - La Valencia Hotel
45 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary European | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 2 times today

The dining was great once we got seated, but the reservation experience was not so good. They had never heard of us. In fact, they don't take reservations. I'm not sure what this place is doing on Open Table. You should either get this sorted out with the restaurant or remove them from Open Table. More

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THE LOT - La JollaTHE LOT - La Jolla
228 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 12 times today

Great neighborhood place to hang out with a wonderful ambience. It is so nice to go out for an evening, enjoy a drink, have dinner, then see a show, and still be very close to home! More

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

If you seat in the Bar area ask for Bin, Great personal waiter Also our grill Host and Server up front was Michael (spelled different ).Great young guy that goes out of his way to please you too. More

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Adobe el Restaurante at Estancia La JollaAdobe el Restaurante at Estancia La Jolla
30 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 2 times today

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

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Olive & BasilOlive & Basil
Reviews Coming Soon
$$$$
Mediterranean | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 7 times today

Serving the best Breakfast and dinner in la Jolla Cove with an outstanding Ocean View. In the Heart of Girard Avenue, Olive & Basil is the newest Mediterranean Fusion restaurant in San Diego, serving fresh and healthy cuisine. Our chefs have traveled all over the world, bringing their experience, expertise, and knowledge of Mediterranean cuisine combined with a Southern California touch, also the beautiful setting of La Jolla Cove. Our Food is prepared fresh daily with our high quality ingredients from local farms Happy hours with craft beer and selected wines available every day.More

La Jolla Diners' Choice Winners

La Jolla's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Bistro du Marché by TapenadeBistro du Marché by Tapenade
285 reviews
$$$$
French | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 18 times today

Every time, we are in La Jolla, we visit Bistro du Marche, service, food prepararation at the TOP !! Thank you More

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AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesAR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
620 reviews
$$$$
Californian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 30 times today

beautiful setting, excellent service menu doesn’t change much, but it’s perfected More

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HimitsuHimitsu
39 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 28 times today

Delicious fresh fish and fun to sit at the bar and watch chefs preparing plates. Everything looked delicious More

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Prepkitchen - La JollaPrepkitchen - La Jolla
268 reviews
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 6 times today

Love the food and the quaint atmosphere!! We will go back when we visit San Diego again. It was so good and service was great. The waiter gave us our dessert for free because he said that he thought our dinner took to long to come out!!! More

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True Food Kitchen - San Diego UTCTrue Food Kitchen - San Diego UTC
70 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 42 times today

Besides the construction going on around the mall, the service was amazing and the food was delightful. More

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Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
2693 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 70 times today

Piatti's never fails to delight. Always delicious food, service and ambiance! More

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Eddie V's - La JollaEddie V's - La Jolla
2094 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 43 times today

Eddie V’s is always great, this time they exceeded our expectations on all levels. The Bananas Foster is wonderful! More

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Stella Italian Fare UTCStella Italian Fare UTC
163 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 2 times today

We were a party of 5 enjoying a mid-week dinner. The staff is friendly and accomodating. The menu is impressive in its options. This is not your 'spaghetti-and-ravioli type Italian restaurant. We each ordered something different, and on the whole all entrees were enjoyed. My husband ordered the carbonara with meatballs on the side. Unfortunately, the meatball was extremely tough and couldn't be cut with a dinner knife. The waitress was very apologetic and returned the meatballs to the kitchen and removed them from our tab. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and able to answer all questions accurately. We had a problem with paying the bill, in that I had given her a $100 bill and my credit card, asking her to put the balance on the card. She misunderstood and charged the entire amount, returning the $100 in 20's -- she had thought I wanted the bill changed. I thought my request was clear, and she offered to re-run the check, but we opted to leave things as they were. We will definitely return as there were so many dishes we want to try! More

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WhisknladleWhisknladle
1629 reviews
$$$$
American | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 36 times today

Great ambiance, great food, great area. I'll definitely come back. More

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CataniaCatania
419 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Booked 48 times today

Great meal! Brad was our server and his service was amazing. The cocktail were delicious and so was every item we ordered. We ordered the Mushroom pizza, Bucatini, Ahi Crudo, Grilled Oysters and everything was top notch! 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.