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Best American Restaurants in La Jolla

WhisknladleWhisknladle
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Prepkitchen - La JollaPrepkitchen - La Jolla
(299)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
George's Ocean TerraceGeorge's Ocean Terrace
(3417)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Herringbone – La JollaHerringbone – La Jolla
(1581)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
The Med at La Valencia HotelThe Med at La Valencia Hotel
(479)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores HotelThe Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
(1211)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Great Maple San DiegoGreat Maple San Diego
(1699)
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American | Hillcrest, San Diego
Prepkitchen - Little ItalyPrepkitchen - Little Italy
(1072)
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American | Little Italy, San Diego
The Patio on LamontThe Patio on Lamont
(1157)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Urban SolaceUrban Solace
(2094)
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American | North Park, San Diego
Firehouse American Eatery and LoungeFirehouse American Eatery and Lounge
(81)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Farmer's Bottega RestaurantFarmer's Bottega Restaurant
(478)
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American | Mission Hills, San Diego
1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado
(1820)
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American | Coronado, San Diego
Brooklyn Girl EateryBrooklyn Girl Eatery
(1084)
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American | Mission Hills, San Diego
One Door NorthOne Door North
(326)
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American | North Park, San Diego
Provisional Restaurant at The Pendry HotelProvisional Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel
(87)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Best Italian Restaurants in La Jolla

CataniaCatania
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
(2888)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Isola la JollaIsola la Jolla
(142)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Manhattan of La JollaManhattan of La Jolla
(687)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Piazza 1909Piazza 1909
(195)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Stella Italian Fare UTCStella Italian Fare UTC
(192)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Osteria RomanticaOsteria Romantica
(287)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Lupi Vino CucinaLupi Vino Cucina
(84)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Baci Restaurant Baci Restaurant
(895)
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Italian | Old Town, San Diego
Salvatore's Cucina ItalianaSalvatore's Cucina Italiana
(618)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
CUCINA urbanaCUCINA urbana
(4404)
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Italian | Banker's Hill, San Diego
RovinoRovino
(180)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Nicolosi's - San DiegoNicolosi's - San Diego
(76)
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Italian | College Area, San Diego
Bencotto Italian KitchenBencotto Italian Kitchen
(1175)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Isola Pizza BarIsola Pizza Bar
(177)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
de Medici Cucina Italianade Medici Cucina Italiana
(861)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Alexander's on 30thAlexander's on 30th
(1686)
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Italian | North Park, San Diego

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La Jolla Restaurants

HimitsuHimitsu
117 reviews
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Sushi | La Jolla, San Diego

Excellent Sushi. This is a very small restaurant with most of their seating outside. The quality of the fish is superb. More

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

A very special setting and place for any meal! More

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WhisknladleWhisknladle
1702 reviews
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American | La Jolla, San Diego

The food was delicious, and the wait staff was very attentive. We think that the prices might be a little bit high, but we had a number of drinks and we know that alcohol is where the money is made. More

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CataniaCatania
497 reviews
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

We were celebrating a graduation. The experience was outstanding! Excellent service, and the chef was friendly and talented and amazing. More

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Eddie V's - La JollaEddie V's - La Jolla
2270 reviews
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Seafood | La Jolla, San Diego

Fabulous meal with excellent service in an amazing location. Can not recommend Eddie V’s any higher. More

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

Really good French Food, with very good service and really good 🥖 Bread. For a reasonable price. Will definitely go back soon. À Bientôt 👋. More

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

It was our first time eating here and the service was amazing! The waiter was great with suggestions and very attentive. The food was fantastic! Great tacos! I would definitely eat here again and recommend their Taco Tuesday for great pricing! More

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Donovan's - La JollaDonovan's - La Jolla
3673 reviews
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Steak | La Jolla, San Diego

Great service. Great viene. Great service. More

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

Great drinks! Great service. Will be back More

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Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
2888 reviews
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Lovely experience with delicious food. The light creamy Gorgonzola sauce on the orchiette was so delicious. My friend loved her spinach ravioli. We are so glad we chose this place for dinner. Would definitely return. More

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Herringbone – La JollaHerringbone – La Jolla
1581 reviews
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American | La Jolla, San Diego

Really enjoyed Herringbone. Loved the trees, decor, and vibe. Food was very good. Service was wonderful. Would definitely come back again for a special event. A bit pricy for a typical night out in my opinion but you’re definitely getting what you paid for in terms of the overall experience. More

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Duke's La JollaDuke's La Jolla
1357 reviews
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Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego

Love this resturant. Great food and Jon is always friendly and helpful. Wonderful service everytime. Our favorite place to take our friends, La Jolla needed this gem! See you next time. Jim & Jennine More

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NINE-TENNINE-TEN
1671 reviews
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Fabulous! Incredible service! The short rib was the best I’ve ever had! More

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

I thought the Prepkitchen downtown had better food. Service was excellent. More

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

It began my future daughter in law’s bachelorette weekend! The food and ambiance were absolutely amazing! We were treated like queens and princesses and the service was over the top! Will definitely go back for any occasion. 🤗 More

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Brockton VillaBrockton Villa
1491 reviews
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Had a wonderful Birthday dinner with my wife - Great views and service from the restaurant- Thank you More

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

The food is fresh, healthy, delicious and the menu offers lots of choice. Definitely try the specialty tea / lemonade / kombucha drinks which are refreshing and tasty. Service was friendly and fast. Ambience / outdoor dining was open and lively but not noisy. Great for a lunch meeting for business or with friends. More

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George's Ocean TerraceGeorge's Ocean Terrace
3417 reviews
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American | La Jolla, San Diego

It was great! We loved the entire experience. They seated us at a great table with beautiful views of the ocean. The service was excellent and the food was phenomenal. Would highly recommend this restaurant! More

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

Excellent food and service. A classic dining experience no to be missed. More

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

Took the family to eat for Father's day dinner. We loved the service, especially Alex.....loved him. The ambiance and the music was great(my husband loves reggae and the roots music). More

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

The views are fantastic. Julio was our server and he did a great job. We were there for brunch. $15 endless mimosas. Reasonable brunch prices. $3 valet parking with validation. More

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George's California ModernGeorge's California Modern
1809 reviews
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

The fish tacos were amazing and very unique. The pork chop I had was one of the best chops I have ever had. More

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The Marine RoomThe Marine Room
4590 reviews
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Global, International | La Jolla, San Diego

Beautiful view, great service! Nice upscale with an ocean view! More

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

really good pizza and pasta, great for sharing, a true neighborhood find More

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

Good food and service. More

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

Our first time here and it was great from start to finish. Antonio was our server and he was great! We will be back! More

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

Great food, atmosphere & staff. Fabulous location try to be there at sun set More

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

Great place and great service More

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

Birthday celebration More

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

Fantastic! Impeccable service! More

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

She loved it! More

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

Our waiter took special attention to make our evening special. Presentation and food was great. We will be back!! More

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

We came here on a friend’s recommendation. It was perfect! We sat outside on a lovely patio for a gorgeous sunset view. We enjoyed delicious, interesting food and would definitely come here again! More

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

My dear friend picked this restaurant to celebrate her birthday. We both wanted to try it since it's close to home and looks pretty nice from the outside. Boyyy we were not disappointed!! We LOOOOVE this place!! The food was fantastic! I ordered the pork chop and it was so delicious! I wanted to lick every once of the plate lol. My friend had the duck which was amazing! We both shared a calamari appetizer to be on the safe side versus the frog leg special. We also ordered a bottle of win recommended by the sommelier. She is very knowledgeable and friendly. The thing that impressed us the most about this restaurant is the service. It was IMMACULATE! I think the best service in San Diego thus far! Everyone from the host to our wonderful server to the bus boys to the sommelier and the manager..they all are so nice! and it shows that everyone takes pride of what they do. We will definitely be back and recommend this restaurant to everyone. More

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

5 out of 5 stars review here. I also already left a great review on yelp. Our waiter Matt was awesome, and definitely earned a great tip. The food was fixed to perfection, so full of flavor, great portions and reasonable prices. It was a very chill spot, our first time there, but thanks to Matt and outstanding food, it won't be our last. See you guys soon! More

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

Great food and ambiance! Would definitely recommend and come back! More

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

We love the staff and ambiance of Galaxy Taco always so welcoming, attentive and friendly. The drinks are consistently perfect and the special negroni Tuesday night was no exception. There were 6 of us so we were able to try several appetizers and a variety of tacos. Everything we are was interesting and very well prepared. The mushroom taco was the hit of the night. More

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

Our server was excellent she knew the ingredients for all of entrees and cocktails. Prompt and pleasant. Will return again. Cheers, Ines campbell More

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Crab CatcherCrab Catcher
2085 reviews
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Seafood | La Jolla, San Diego

My husbands 50th Birthday. More

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

Great experience friendly service , nice music More

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

We were ignored for first 15 min after we sat down. The host tried his best to not make us feel neglected. He checked on us throughout the night. Not sure if they were short staffed or not. Restaurant was 2/3 empty when we sat down. Food was tasty (Brussels sprouts, flatbread pizza) and vibe was good. Would like to come back with a group next time. Outdoor seating was awesome. More

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

Awesome find with great modern Mexican inspired. Unbelievable outdoor ambiance at night with the fireplace. Will be back! More

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The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores HotelThe Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
1211 reviews
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American | La Jolla, San Diego

The experience was lovely! Especially since I was next to the beach! Their buffet serves great food! And I enjoyed making my own sundae at their sundae bar! I definitely recommend eating at La Jolla Shores. Especially when you’re with others. More

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

I was not expecting much, but was really blown away by the food. Try the bacon maple donuts, they are surprisingly mild (I was expecting them to be overwhelmingly heavy). More

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

A bit noisy but fun More

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

A great little place to enjoy Mediterranean food and watch the happenings in La Jolla! More

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

This is a terrific restaurant. The combination of cuisines should satisfy most palates. And, our experience was enhanced by knowledgeable and friendly server, Josh. More

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Torreyana Grille - Hilton La Jolla Torrey PinesTorreyana Grille - Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
101 reviews
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Lovely. A little noisy for our over 80 crowd. More

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Adobe el Restaurante at Estancia La JollaAdobe el Restaurante at Estancia La Jolla
32 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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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

Dominic's TableDominic's Table
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Dominic's Table is pleased to announce our soft opening Tuesday, June 12th, 2018. More

La Jolla Diners' Choice Winners

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

Excellent Sushi. This is a very small restaurant with most of their seating outside. The quality of the fish is superb. More

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

A very special setting and place for any meal! More

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

Great drinks! Great service. Will be back More

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Donovan's - La JollaDonovan's - La Jolla
3673 reviews
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Steak | La Jolla, San Diego

Great service. Great viene. Great service. More

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Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
2888 reviews
$$$$
Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Lovely experience with delicious food. The light creamy Gorgonzola sauce on the orchiette was so delicious. My friend loved her spinach ravioli. We are so glad we chose this place for dinner. Would definitely return. More

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WhisknladleWhisknladle
1702 reviews
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American | La Jolla, San Diego

The food was delicious, and the wait staff was very attentive. We think that the prices might be a little bit high, but we had a number of drinks and we know that alcohol is where the money is made. More

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

Really good French Food, with very good service and really good 🥖 Bread. For a reasonable price. Will definitely go back soon. À Bientôt 👋. More

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Eddie V's - La JollaEddie V's - La Jolla
2270 reviews
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Seafood | La Jolla, San Diego

Fabulous meal with excellent service in an amazing location. Can not recommend Eddie V’s any higher. More

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CataniaCatania
497 reviews
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

We were celebrating a graduation. The experience was outstanding! Excellent service, and the chef was friendly and talented and amazing. More

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NINE-TENNINE-TEN
1671 reviews
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Fabulous! Incredible service! The short rib was the best I’ve ever had! 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.