- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Tomato, Spicy Calabrese and Mozzarella.
Chickpeas, Lamb Sausage, Capers and Herbs.
Wood Roasted Cauliflower
Ricotta Cheese, Fresno Chili, Pomegranate, Red Onion and Pistachio.
Beautiful location and the food was delicious.
My friends and i
My favorite Italian restaurant full stop. Everything I have here is delicious. A lot of restaurants I go to some things maybe excellent some not so much. Here everything is consistently delicious.
Food was great, nice place good service
Great food and experience
Great. Our server was excellent. Crude really good. Risotto excellent.
Great! Food was really good and the ambiance is amazing!
My husband and I are on vacation in San Diego for our Anniversary and went to Catania for dinner. It was exceptional in every way. The atmosphere was intimate and airy as it’s located on the roof. We had a seat by the railing overlooking La Jolla and our waiter was very knowledgeable and brought the menu to life in his very detailed explanation of each dish. We ordered two appetizers and two entrees and everything was very unique and delicious. We would both whole heartedly recommend this to everyone in the area.
Food was decent! We each had the pizza.other. Purple had pizza and a pasta dish! Food was good nothing that made you say woo I need to come back for this dish! 10 oz beer pours. Others had mixed drinks and wine and said they were good. Nice atmosphere on the deck
Food made just the way we like it. Custom made for me, as always, as I am vegan. Been there many many times and they have never ever failed me with either delicious food or good service. Thank you
The food at Catania is the closest you’ll come to a dinning experience in Tuscany.
Steve and his excellent staff are a huge part of this.
I like eating at the bar or a high top with a view as the sun sets. Make a reservation
Everything on the menu is good but you must try the Crispy Octopus!
And finish with Nutella Semifreddo.
I can’t wait to come back
Fantastic as always! Sad to not see the peach/prosciutto bruschetta on the menu but it is a seasonal item after all. Fresh and delicious memo options keeps me coming back — oh and those homemade pastas are such a treat!
Wonderful dinner. Fabulous cocktails, foccaccia. Delicious seasonal salad and the best freshly made pasta. Don't forget to split a dessert.
The food was delicious but pretty high-priced for what it is and the 3.95% surcharge that is added on top as a "statement" about the rising minimum wage in CA pushes this beyond what I would consider a good value. The drinks were imaginative and tasty, server was excellent, very attentive and super friendly.
The good reviews led us to this place. Love the casual open-air setting. I tried their salmon special. One of the best I have ever had. Cooked perfectly and an incredible cut of fish. Our waiter was very busy, yet, he offered excellent suggestions and treated us very nice. When they didn't have the dessert we ordered, they offered a sampler of three desserts for the same price. We were getting tired of paying outrageous amounts for so-so food. This place is the opposite. Good value for incredible food. We are absolutely going back.
We dined here for our 30th anniversary. The menu offered a fresh approach to Italian cuisine, and we will definitely be back.
Very good pizza and octopus !
Liked the Nutella semifreddo
Ample balcony space that takes advantage of the cool evenings. Beyond ambiance, the food is spectacular. Homemade pasta (any of them) was delicious. I’ll go back to try the rest of the menu.
Great food, exceptional service and wonderful atmosphere! Kale salad and Crudo were extraordinary. Make sure you consider the ‘Cucina Sixer’ on the dessert menu where for only a few dollars you can buy a six pack for the kitchen staff. Completely worth hearing the cheers from the kitchen shortly after your order is taken.
Excellent mushroom pizza!!!!
Always satisfied coming here and our celebration was complete thank you everyone! We always love tipping the kitchen!
Catania is always first rate, but our pasta dishes were not up to par last night? May have been a different chef as we always get the bucatini amatriciana and it was missing something and the linguini and clams was buttery, which was odd. They treated us so nicely as it was our anniversary - was surprised by the inconsistency of the food.
Order the Focaccia bread!!! 🤤
Tables were not as far apart as advertised. Good, not great food.
First time trying Catania. Very busy Friday night. Food and Service were very good.
Greeted and seated quickly with a view.
Had the grilled octopus which prepared nicely with a bit of spice.
The green salad with lemon dressing and shaved
parm/regg hit the spot. Order 2 pizzas. Margherita which had well balance flavors and the Wild Mushroom which knocked it out of the park.
Nice selection of beer on tap (Allagash) and decent wine list. We will return for sure and are anxiously awaiting when the menu gets extended.
First time visit, celebrating an anniversary. Staff was informed and gracious, making sure the evening was special. The food was outstanding! We will recommend to others and definitely make plans for a return visit.
Wonderful food & excellent/friendly service! Will definitely go again next time I go to La Jolla!
Always wonderful neighborhood gem.
If you haven't been to Catania, you are missing out...
Great place to eat in La Jolla, outside but above the street so nobody walks past while you're eating. ..varied menu...tasty.
Catania is a lovely spot to watch the sunset. We enjoyed our meal sitting on the patio. Our server was very good. The food was fine. The music, which was a bit too techno and too loud, gave the impression that the restaurant is trying to be a club. The demographic at the time we were there (7:15pm arrival) was mixed with a good dose of 50+. As we were leaving it appeared younger people were coming in. Next time I'll try another La Jolla restaurant that isn't trying to be a club.
Perfect place for dinner and the sunset! Really good food and even better service!
Spectacular meal and service!!!! One of my favorite spots in the world!!
10 out of 10 dinner. Perfect location. Amazing staff and waitress. We had so much fun and food was so good. Will definitely go back!
Peaceful place with view. Waitress were very pleasant. Food was amazing!
Very tasty, but portions are small and prices elevated. Our waitress was exceptionally knowledgeable. Will return.
Second time in a row at la Catania and I am still amazed by this place. The view is awesome, I love the design of the roof top and probably one of the best food so far in San Diego. Will be back as soon as I can !
Everything about our experience was outstanding! The food was exceptional, the pacing between courses was absolutely perfect, and the views/ambiance was perfect for a date night but also casual enough for a gathering of friends/family. We enjoyed the Garden salad, Arancini, Aglio E Olio, Tagliatelle, and the Blackberry Peach Crostata. 10/10 would definitely return and highly recommend!!!
Fantastic restaurant, one of a kind. Halfway through the dinner, my family and I already committed to returning. The food was lites amazing and the staff was super friendly, intelligent and very helpful!
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Catania is rated 4.8 stars by 1239 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.