- 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
Chickpeas, Lamb Sausage, Capers and Herbs.
Wood Roasted Cauliflower**
Ricotta Cheese, Fresno Chili, Pomegranate, Red Onion and Pistachio.
Tomato, Spicy Calabrese and Mozzarella.
Fun and friendly place with great food at a reasonable price.
Had an amazing time celebrating my mamas 50th bday. They had "happy 50th bday" on the menu and everyone greeted my mama with love. Thank you so much for making this a special day for her! Def would recommend and come back again.
Great food and service, a real gem.
It was so tasty, very friendly, service was perfect, we will surely come back very soon.
Antipasto Ahi crudo: so delicate, tasty : best I have ever eaten
One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time! California twist on Italian. Ie not too heavy, wonderful flavors. Just excellent
It was our second time dining at Catania. There were four of us, and we all loved our food. Lamb meatballs, salads, duck pasta, salmon and chicken dishes were all excellent. Service was a tiny bit slow but not bad at all. I would have preferred to sit on the patio but it was crowded and there were some extremely loud toddlers running around. The dining room was a bit warm but otherwise very pleasant. Overall, a very good experience. We’ll be back soon.
Duck liver pate. Yum
We had the best server in town! excellent food and service. This has become our new favorite.
Again, absolutely fabulous the food was sublime and the wait staff superb. We love Catania. Do make reservations!!! See you next summer !
Staff was welcoming and attentive, even with the restaurant full to almost capacity. The food was delicious, and brought to the table nice and hot. the menu choices were well thought out, there was something for every palate and dietary requirement.
Parking can be an issue, but the hunt for a spot is worth it for a meal such as the one that we had.
Catania went above and beyond to make this a special night for my fiancé’s birthday! From customized menus to free limoncello and semifreddo to the best seats in the house, they made it a truly special night for us. We can’t wait to be back!
We eat here quite often and always love the food, cocktails and excellent service. It was the same and we’ll definitely be back.
Catania is my go to in La Jolla. It's central yet elevated, so you get to enjoy the neighborhood while avoiding foot traffic and noise. The food and service are always phenomenal. Thank you for never faltering, Catania!
One of our go to La Jolla restaurants ! Absolutely fantastic in every way. We have NEVER been disappointed in all the years dining here.
The food & wait staff are perfect 🤩
The best octopus 🐙 & chicken ever ! My husband loved the pasta with clams- always terrific!
Fantastic! Food was delicious and highly recommend the duck liver appetizer. Service was terrific. So attentive and our waiter Alberto was just great. Manager and hostess were superb. Highly recommend Catania!
Beautiful view and we had a fabulous time.
Be careful with the sunset and your seating location. We were hot, with the sun in our eyes.
Beautiful atmosphere. Delicious example of Italian cuisine. Professional service.
We look forward to coming back again soon.
Waiter could have been more attentive. Had to wait for drinks and he brought salads same time as main course. Still a great night.
Had really good main entrees and the dessert was also amazing!
Food was amazing. Service was ok.
Great food and drinks.
Great views and great service
Great restaurant! Food is fresh with lots of flavor... every dish was excellent! Service is fantastic and attentive. The ambiance is great with indoor/outdoor seating. Great experience!!
Missing Whisknladle but so happy to return in person to Catania. The view from the patio is gorgeous, sublime food and cocktails, and stellar service as ever.
We had some excellent dishes and the service was great. The duck crostini was a great appetizer, the pasta was fresh and the donuts for dessert with the whipped cream and cherry compote topped of the evening. My wife loved her cocktail, the Torino, and my old fashioned was also good. Great discovery for a trip to La Jolla.
Excellent as always!
Wonderful place to enjoy dinner with family and friends. Food was delicious, timing of courses was great and each plate was a beautiful presentation. Very pretty setting. Great wait staff.
Great burst of flavors with ever dish!!
Great pizza- the crust was crisp but chewy and the ingredients fresh and flavorful! The branzino was tender and the sauce was delicious! The bruschetta was excellent. The menu has a good variety- you can find something for almost everyone. They also have a great drink menu. The wine list is limited but we did enjoy the house pick medium body red wine.
Outdoor seating was really nice! Pasta and pizza were good. Great place to celebrate a birthday!
Pizzas were marginal at best.
Amazing service and food always at Catania. It doesn’t get better than this!!
Very attentive wait staff. Great food. The selection of dishes are quite unique and worth exploring. Not your normal, run of the mill Italian fare.
Pizza was a little soggy,
Lamb meatballs are a good appetizer
Loved it. The patio is gorgeous. I loved the grilled octopus and the homemade limoncello. We will definitely be back!
top place to have a Sunday brunch. Great food and service, lovely view from the terrace.
The food is worth the price. Absolutely outstanding.
We had a wonderful dinner for my birthday, they were able to move us to a perfect table with views of the sunset. Pasta and pizza were both amazing and we were gifted limoncello to celebrate after dinner. I would highly recommend for a nice dinner out with great service!
The athmosphere is very relaxing. beautiful sunset views of la Jolla. Food was very good the only reason I do not give it 5 stars is because serving your food and drinks took a very long time.
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Catania is rated 4.9 stars by 1134 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.