We had a great dinner. Food was delicious. Service was excellent.
This is a wonderful restaurant with terrific Italian food served by competent waiters. I had a veal chop, and it was tasty, to say the least. The Caesar's salad was excellent. There is plenty of parking on the street. I liked the decor of the restaurant. The waiters wear tuxedos. My wife had a veal dish also which was delicious. There is a large wine list.
Food is amazing. Wish the service would be better to make it an even better overall experience.
Perfect for intimate suppers and evenings! Favorites include caesar salad, cannelloni and veal milanese!
I have been eating here for over 20 years because the food is outstanding. The service is just average at best but the food makes up for it.
I loved everything about this place! Went on a Wednesday to hear a live Sinatra singer, the volume was
Enjoyable . Good food, service and atmosphere.
Manhattan of La Jolla is a hidden gem! From the warm feel that you get when you first walk in to the top notch customer service. The food is outstanding! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!
This restaurant is a great example of an old school New York steakhouse in California. That means the fish entrees are just as good as the steaks and pasta. You can’t go wrong here whatever you chose, but some of my favorites are the eggplant componata to start with and the steak Florentine to follow up.
It was our first dining experience at the Manhattan.
My wife had been searching for a restaurant that served Cherries Jubilee. We were thrilled to finally locate a place that not only knew about this delicious desert but had all the ingredients.
The special of the evening was a hit but the highlight of the night was the Cherries Jubilee that was prepared right at our table.
Our waiter Jose was knowledgeable and friendly.
It’s refreshing to finally have a place that has ambiance but still serves class.
Todo muy rico y muy bien atendidos
Great ambiance and service. We were given a free dessert and congratulated on our anniversary. It was a great old-school experience.
great food, great staff, very enjoyable. would recommend to anyone.
We were seated at a strange table that looked towards all the other diners which was awkward. We were not given menus. A waiter eventually asked if we would like a drink - no offer of menu's and he had to describe the beers on offer. Said beer arrived and still no menus after finishing the beer and 45 minutes later we had to ask for dinner menus. We ordered after being there an hour. The cannelloni was good. The lobster ravioli had no discernable lobster and was overpowered by garlic. The Veal Fiorentina( the signature dish) was overcooked and overrated. The Halibut was excellent. The piano bar added an ambiance and as it was my birthday a tiramisu was offered for dessert which was a nice touch, thank you. The evening, however, had already disappointed by the lack of service and uneven food in an establishment where the reviews and prices seemed to indicate it was amongst the best...
Very male oriented restaurant with all male servers. I, a female, made the reservation using Open Table under a female name, however, upon entering the restaurant, my husband was greeted and shown the table. They even addressed my husband and not myself. The only women in the restaurant was at the entrance desk. I mention ‘all male’ servers, because they make the big tips. Very ‘old school’ old La Jolla crowd. Our friends took us to this restaurant because of the excellent authentic food. I was served a good Manhattan cocktail, however, the bartender used a marichino cherry and not the traditional Italian cherry. Overall, I would never return because I do not see any diversity in the staff. I refuse to dine at any restaurant that doesn’t offer both males and females the same income opportunity.
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.
The food was delicious. The service was a bit haphazard. We had to send a drink back twice and our salad came exactly as we had NOT ordered it. So it also went back to the kitchen for a remake. And also took 3 times to get it right.
Great service from Beige the bartender and the piano player was entertaining
Wonderful as always
I was expecting great food especially for the prices- it was just "good". The Ceasar salad was very disappointing- most of the lettuce wilted and faded- not crisp and green like it should be- the dressing ,made at the table, was a real letdown. The wine list was, at best, just fair . The entrees were good and the wait staff accommodating but all in all not the great dining experience I had hoped for.
Fabulous food and the service paid attention to the details
A favorite of ours. Old world charm and excellent food
The food at this restaurant is amazing. I have been coming here for over 20 years because of how great the food is. The service could be a lot better.
Just average food, good service.
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.
First time here but we will definitely will be coming back!
AmaZing food! I’m from NY, Italian and a hard critic... simply put it’s the best Italian food I’ve had in the 4 years Living in California. Great atmosphere and live music make it 5 stars. Stay Classy San Diego...Sweet baby Jesus...Help me Tom Cruise... (yes drinks were strong too)
As always a great place to have a wonderful dinner. The food and service are the best.
I was very disappointed in the service and the location of the table. we were in the bar area and the servers seemed to be more attentive in the main dining room. We waited so long after our meal for the dessert menu and then for someone to take our order that we left without ordering dessert.
Food is always excellent, entertainment in the bar, Thursday- Saturday with Tad Sisler is fun!
Delicious table side Caesar and the gnocchi was yummy too! Top notch service! Another La Jolla Gem 💎
Elegant gem in La Jolla. Great service. Good food. A good place to celebrate an event or just have a nice dinner.
continues to be one of my very favorite restaurants. Very good food, comfortable, not too noisey.
We tried this place for our anniversary. It was great the food was awesome.
Understaffed? Took a long time to get menus and get served. Might give it another try in the future...but far too many restaurants in LJ to try at this time to try first.
We just love the old school feel of this italian inspired restaurant. The best table side Caesar salad and Ribeye steak!!!
We have dined at the Manhatten for the past eight years and are pleased with the service, food, and overall experience. I would recommend the restaurant for a dinner or special occasion if you like Italian food.
Delicious food and fine service. Acknowledged my friends anniversary with a surprise dessert.
Felt very special.
I have been eating at this restaurant for over 25 years and just love the food!!!! Hard to get better food anywhere else like the food at Manhattan.
Love the food, atmosphere, and service. This is old-school style of eating, especially in the piano room. Very fun and the food is always outstanding. The service is on-point and love the live piano music which starts around 7:00pm. Great people watching on weekends!