Best American Restaurants in La Jolla

WhisknladleWhisknladle
(1643)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Prepkitchen - La JollaPrepkitchen - La Jolla
(275)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Herringbone – La JollaHerringbone – La Jolla
(1463)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
George's Ocean TerraceGeorge's Ocean Terrace
(3246)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
The Med at La Valencia HotelThe Med at La Valencia Hotel
(438)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores HotelThe Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
(1171)
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American | La Jolla, San Diego
Great Maple San DiegoGreat Maple San Diego
(1520)
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American | Hillcrest, San Diego
Prepkitchen - Little ItalyPrepkitchen - Little Italy
(1026)
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American | Little Italy, San Diego
The Patio on LamontThe Patio on Lamont
(1098)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Urban SolaceUrban Solace
(1989)
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American | North Park, San Diego
Farmer's Bottega RestaurantFarmer's Bottega Restaurant
(410)
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American | Mission Hills, San Diego
1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado1500 OCEAN at the Hotel Del Coronado
(1767)
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American | Coronado, San Diego
Firehouse American Eatery and LoungeFirehouse American Eatery and Lounge
(63)
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American | Pacific Beach, San Diego
Searsucker Downtown San DiegoSearsucker Downtown San Diego
(2342)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Provisional Restaurant at The Pendry HotelProvisional Restaurant at The Pendry Hotel
(66)
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American | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego

Best Italian Restaurants in La Jolla

CataniaCatania
(430)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
(2733)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Manhattan of La JollaManhattan of La Jolla
(629)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Isola la JollaIsola la Jolla
(113)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Piazza 1909Piazza 1909
(148)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Stella Italian Fare UTCStella Italian Fare UTC
(166)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Osteria RomanticaOsteria Romantica
(238)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Lupi Vino CucinaLupi Vino Cucina
(72)
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego
Baci Restaurant Baci Restaurant
(838)
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Italian | Old Town, San Diego
Salvatore's Cucina ItalianaSalvatore's Cucina Italiana
(566)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
CUCINA urbanaCUCINA urbana
(4247)
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Italian | Banker's Hill, San Diego
Primavera Ristorante- CoronadoPrimavera Ristorante- Coronado
(631)
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Italian | Coronado, San Diego
RovinoRovino
(130)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Bencotto Italian KitchenBencotto Italian Kitchen
(1074)
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Italian | Little Italy, San Diego
Italia MiaItalia Mia
(75)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
de Medici Cucina Italianade Medici Cucina Italiana
(787)
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Italian | Downtown / Gaslamp, San Diego
Alexander's on 30thAlexander's on 30th
(1595)
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Italian | North Park, San Diego

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La Jolla Restaurants

HimitsuHimitsu
55 reviews
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Sushi | La Jolla, San Diego

Wonderful experience. Foods came a bit too quickly. I like enjoy leisure dining. I feel rushed a bit when foods arrive one after the other too fast More

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

Great real style French bistro, complete with the tables and style. Food has a Parisian slant, though also innovative (wonderful and different onion soup). Some rarities, like duck breast made from fresh duck, endive salad, gougères (puff pastry appetizer with gruyère) expertly prepared. Attentive service. If you are a francophile foodie, or just plain foodie, this is a nice place. Ample street parking. Definitely will go back More

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Eddie V's - La JollaEddie V's - La Jolla
2124 reviews
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Seafood | La Jolla, San Diego

Valentines Day celebrated the next was perfect! Fine service from Eric. My sweetie and I felt special! More

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Piatti - La JollaPiatti - La Jolla
2733 reviews
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Very popular patio dining in the evening with romantic lighting and excellent service and food. A wedding rehearsal dinner or a weekend brunch are served unobtrusively and cheerfully! A family favourite for many years. More

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

Arrived early and seated right away. Seated outside since it was a nice day. Was handed a menu with a happy anniversary wish printed at the top with our names...great touch. The service, meal and ambiance were all exceptional. One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Understated yet totally elegant. More

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WhisknladleWhisknladle
1643 reviews
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American | La Jolla, San Diego

Fantastic start to finish. Food and service was perfect! We had a wonderful evening. Thank you! More

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CataniaCatania
430 reviews
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Italian | La Jolla, San Diego

Fantastic food. Great service. Wonderful outdoor eating area. More

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

Really good pizza. The gnocchi was so light and tender. One of the best I've ever had. More

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

Versatile menu provides options for casual and upscale dining. Cozy environment with friendly service. Good value, will return. More

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

I love this restaurant! I just wish they recognized birthdays. More

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Donovan's - La JollaDonovan's - La Jolla
3584 reviews
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Steak | La Jolla, San Diego

It was a Valentine's dream dinner. We sat by the window with an ocean view and were treated like a King and his Queen. The service was outstanding. Our soup, salad and entrée was cooked to perfection. The tiramisu was a sweet way to end our meal with a nice hot cup of coffee. Loved it! More

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Ballast Point Brewing & SpiritsBallast Point Brewing & Spirits
445 reviews
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Brewery | La Jolla, San Diego

The food is always good here but really, we come for the beer. It's the best! More

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Duke's La JollaDuke's La Jolla
1147 reviews
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Contemporary American | La Jolla, San Diego

Gorgeous views of the ocean and sunset. Very welcoming with kids, fabulous drinks, and the food was amazing! Best food all week while here in La Jolla. More

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

Traditional, white table cloth ambiance. Service (our waiter whose name was Manny) was excellent!!! He was very accommodating to our small group which was celebrating a friend's special birthday. He went out of his way to make sure everything was perfect for us. The food was quite good and could please a wide variety of diets, from steak lovers to vegans. We enjoyed our time there very much. More

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Herringbone – La JollaHerringbone – La Jolla
1463 reviews
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American | La Jolla, San Diego

Lobster roll lunch is a special treat. Nice selection of hand crafted drinks. Free parking adjacent to restaurant is another plus. Perfect lunch ambience. Chris was very helpful as our server. More

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The Marine RoomThe Marine Room
4386 reviews
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Global, International | La Jolla, San Diego

Superb food, superb atmosphere and superb service. You can not beat the beauty of dining by the ocean. More

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

Always a delightful experience. Food is fresh, great flavors. I had the scallops , perfectly cooked. The view can't be beat, especially at sunset. More

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NINE-TENNINE-TEN
1604 reviews
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Consistently special with creative menu, supurb food and excellent service. A favorite place. More

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

Real simple good Italian food. Excellent pizza. One of the few restaurants I frequent. Definitely would recommend to others. More

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

The filet mignonette tacos were fantastic. Started out with the guacamole and it was also very good. They make their tortillas as you watch and then wrap your meat in the cheese sleeves. Service was great and food was a ten. More

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Brockton VillaBrockton Villa
1399 reviews
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Have eaten at Brockton villa several times and have never been disappointed. The food and drinks are very good and the sevice and location is outstanding. Great to eat out on the patio during summer More

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

Good for authentic Italian food, easy to get to and not so pricey. I would brng family and friends here anytime for a casual meal. Finding a parking place is a challenge. More

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George's Ocean TerraceGeorge's Ocean Terrace
3246 reviews
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American | La Jolla, San Diego

A beautiful day en plain air at the Ocean Terrace. The staff was pleasant efficient and let us enjoy a leisurely meal More

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

Excellent food More

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

Couldn’t select a better day before Valentines substitute (business travel forced it) site for incredible ambiance, superb dinners, and service transcending expectations. Cozy by the fireplace after with the staff adding firewood with warm hospitality. More

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

We really enjoyed it. The food was great, the beer was perfect and the pretty drink almost had her ordering another. More

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

We went on a Tuesday night when they have guest chefs from around the area cook. We ordered all 4 special tacos plus some others from the menu and shared among three of us. The food was fresh, fun and good! More

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George's California ModernGeorge's California Modern
1725 reviews
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

Awesome great amazing More

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

Anniversary dinner. Great seats with a great view. More

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

Fabulous food, great service, fun and unique atmosphere. Love the cucumber margarita! Valet was fast. A new favorite, Will definitely be back! More

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

We love eating at Lui Vino Cucina. The owner and wait staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. Every dish is delicious and always be sure to try their specials which change daily. Short ribs, gnocci, halibut, everything really is amazing. More

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

Awesome evening celebrating our 15th anniversary. Philip our server was fenominal and was well aware of his product offering. More

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

Pleasant, casual ambiance . Good America. Casual fare, fair price More

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The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores HotelThe Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
1171 reviews
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American | La Jolla, San Diego

Great place for conversation with friends - quiet Wonderful ocean view! Sourdough dinner rolls are great More

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

Our server Alex was outstanding and gave great recommendations. The French Dip sandwich was the best ever. Thank you! 😘 More

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

Overall meal was good. The view from the patio was excellent and the service was very good. Great place for a nice lunch More

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Crab CatcherCrab Catcher
1991 reviews
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Seafood | La Jolla, San Diego

I had asked for the best table with an ocean view as I was celebrating my birthday with friends. That's exactly what we got. The best table in the restaurant! Along with delicious food and great service. More

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

We love this place. The service is top notch and the menu has delicious dishes. More

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

Three of us were visiting La Jolla from, LA, SAN Francisco and Victoria BC and all of us enjoyed our dinner at the Hake! The food, the atmosphere and the service was fantastic! We will all recommend this restaurant to all our friends. More

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

The outdoor patio is particularly nice with the open fireplace and view of the stars. The food is somewhat mexican inspired without being heavy the way authentic Mexican food often feels. More

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

Great service, we loved the food and the magic show! More

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

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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Olive & BasilOlive & Basil
1 review
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Mediterranean | La Jolla, San Diego

Great ocean views from the patio. Food is fantastic! They have always exceeded our expectations. More

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The Torreyana GrilleThe Torreyana Grille
98 reviews
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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
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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 Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- La JollaThe Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- La Jolla
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Californian | La Jolla, San Diego

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

Opening Soon in Downtown La Jolla

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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
299 reviews
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French | La Jolla, San Diego

Great real style French bistro, complete with the tables and style. Food has a Parisian slant, though also innovative (wonderful and different onion soup). Some rarities, like duck breast made from fresh duck, endive salad, gougères (puff pastry appetizer with gruyère) expertly prepared. Attentive service. If you are a francophile foodie, or just plain foodie, this is a nice place. Ample street parking. Definitely will go back More

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HimitsuHimitsu
55 reviews
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Sushi | La Jolla, San Diego

Wonderful experience. Foods came a bit too quickly. I like enjoy leisure dining. I feel rushed a bit when foods arrive one after the other too fast More

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Eddie V's - La JollaEddie V's - La Jolla
2124 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | La Jolla, San Diego

Valentines Day celebrated the next was perfect! Fine service from Eric. My sweetie and I felt special! More

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

Arrived early and seated right away. Seated outside since it was a nice day. Was handed a menu with a happy anniversary wish printed at the top with our names...great touch. The service, meal and ambiance were all exceptional. One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Understated yet totally elegant. More

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

I love this restaurant! I just wish they recognized birthdays. More

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Ballast Point Brewing & SpiritsBallast Point Brewing & Spirits
445 reviews
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Brewery | La Jolla, San Diego

The food is always good here but really, we come for the beer. It's the best! More

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

Traditional, white table cloth ambiance. Service (our waiter whose name was Manny) was excellent!!! He was very accommodating to our small group which was celebrating a friend's special birthday. He went out of his way to make sure everything was perfect for us. The food was quite good and could please a wide variety of diets, from steak lovers to vegans. We enjoyed our time there very much. More

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Donovan's - La JollaDonovan's - La Jolla
3584 reviews
$$$$
Steak | La Jolla, San Diego

It was a Valentine's dream dinner. We sat by the window with an ocean view and were treated like a King and his Queen. The service was outstanding. Our soup, salad and entrée was cooked to perfection. The tiramisu was a sweet way to end our meal with a nice hot cup of coffee. Loved it! More

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

Really good pizza. The gnocchi was so light and tender. One of the best I've ever had. More

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

Versatile menu provides options for casual and upscale dining. Cozy environment with friendly service. Good value, will return. 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.