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About Piatti - La Jolla

A tradition to many La Jollans, this Italian bistro serves fresh authentic regional Italian cuisine. A landmark Ficus tree takes up one corner of their very popular patio, but the bright and cheerful dining room is delightful during the day or on those chilly evenings when it’s too cold to sit outside. The menu is presented in an innovative and creative fashion offering a wide variety of pastas, pizza and grilled items. In addition, you may find many vegetarian and health conscious dishes. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday and includes specialties such as Uovo Benedetto (Eggs Benefits served on grilled polenta with basil hollandaise) along with omelets and breakfast pizzas.

2182 Avenida de la Playa
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
La Jolla Shores Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 454-1589

Website:
http://www.piatti.com/lajolla/

Catering:
Piatti offers catering for parties of 40 or less.

Executive Chef:
Pepe Ccapatinta

Private Party Facilities:
Piatti is the ideal venue for private parties, receptions and corporate events. We offer several menus at different price points, as well as an extensive wine list to complement your menu selections. Piatti features several areas for your banquet needs.

We offer a variety of event locations, including Indoor Banquet Space and two outdoor Patios.

Private Party Contact:
Kasey Avedesian: (858) 454-1589

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Piatti - La Jolla Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (86)
Good for a Date (76)
Special Occasion (70)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (65)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Casual (46)
Romantic (44)
Good for Groups (41)
Authentic (39)
Fit for Foodies (38)
Worth the Drive (38)
Great for Lunch (33)
Bar Seating (33)
Cozy (29)
Business Meals (29)
Fun (27)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Comfort Food (22)
Hot Spot (20)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
People Watching (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Kid-friendly (16)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Healthy (11)
Seasonal (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Happy Hour (8)
Scenic View (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Live Sports (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Organic (2)
Waterfront (2)
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 5 days ago

We have visited this restaurant many times. It's a 16 mile drive for us but well worth it. Never disappointed.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

Our favorite place in La Jolla! We drive down from Orange County periodically for an overnight getaway and without fail, we go to Piatti for dinner. We look forward to it between trips. Food is amazing. Ambiance is great! Wish it was down the street from my house so I could eat pasta everyday!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A fantastic La Jolla Gem. Great food and great energy. Fantastic meal and great wine selection. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food. ambiance, and service. We will be back

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Second visit this week. Wife took me for birthday dinner. All was excellent, as expected. Waiter did exceptional job!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I been going to this place for more than 15 years and never been disappointed. I love their Sweet bread, Carpaccio as appetizer and for main course I always ordered Seafood Linguine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

The food was great and we had a nice time dining with a friend. Perhaps our waiter was new? Weren't asked what we would like to drink, or about salad or appettizers- just straight to main course order. Seemed a little out of synch, but we enjoyed and will be back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Piatti has a wonderful outdoor dining area but it was a little cold outside so we decided to eat inside. Sat near the bar but it was very comfortable. Our server Stephanie was very professional and knew the menu well. She helped guide us thru the specials. Very good food and setting. A great place to get together with friends. Obviously a local favorite spot.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was great! I put in a special request when I did my online reservation for seating outside and it was our 5 th anniversary. Our first meeting/date was at the restaurant. They printed a special menu even for us. Very lovely thing to do.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing food, service and location. Would definitely eat here again.

Tags: Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always a favorite when visiting family in La Jolla.

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

It was so fun to show up to the restaurant and have personalized birthday menus. I mentioned in my Open Table reservation that our gathering was for my husband's birthday...the personalized menus were such a fun surprise! The ambiance, food and service were all excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

The cauliflower & polenta appetizers were tired and not very flavorful. The spaghetti with meatballs was mediocre with a sauce that was more brown than deep red. So, we asked if they could make a real zesty red tomato sauce with spaghetti and we got a sauce that was mainly a bunch of chopped tomatoes with olive oil and garlic. The spicy sausage pizza also had a brownish sauce and was very lacking in any savory flavors. All our dishes were flat and disappointing.

Our server was nice and attentive but, since we were celebrating a special occasion, we did not want to get into a debate about the food.

Tags: Casual
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Piatti was recommended by a friend, and it lived up to her review. We sat on the patio, which was quieter than inside and beautifully lit. The food was outstanding. I had the saffron papperadelle, which was incredibly flavorful. The staff was very accommodating.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We always enjoy dining on the patio at Piatti's it's a beautiful setting. On this occasion there were 7 of us and they sat us next to a gate when patio furniture was being moved in when the rest of the patio was mostly vacant. An odd choice for sure. Otherwise will continue to visit Piatti whenever we are in SD.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We enjoyed our food and our server was very attentive. The restaurant was very lively. Our favorite things were the bread and the Caesar salad.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Glad we had reservations as the restaurant had many customers waiting. That's a hint.
Our waiter was attentive and pleasant. Nice guy.
Whatever they put in the olive oil to dip bread in is almost crack, so, so good. The bread was pretty good too. Mussels we're great. Veal scallopini was very tender and the caper sauce was perfect. It was accompanied with fried risotto cakes, they were outstanding.
Definitely a well run restaurant with great chef and staff. Thanks!

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent in every measure. Thank you!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and service as always. Very consistent restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very efficient, attentive staff, well prepared food. Prompt servic

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Groups, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My second time to Piatti and the food was amazing as I remember it! Great dinner there and would highly recommend it!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Amazing food. Excellent Service.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Once again great food, service and ambiance! We will
be back!

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We go to Piatti several times when we come to LaJolla to visit family. The veal is fabulous, it is very welcoming, and the service is great!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Luis Potosí)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent in every way and the price is right. The service was just so-so, but that’s easy to overlook.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great spot in LJ just a couple of blocks from the beach. Off the main path, so I love it. We went there for lunch, they have a gluten free menu (love), we all had different salads and they were outstanding. The people dining with me said the bread was amazing. They had two of their specially blended juices and I tasted both, very good, very fresh. The service was also very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Our meal was delicious. Other than the fact that there was a problem with getting the pizza order in, everything was great. The management graciously offered a compensation for the delay of the pizza. Everything else was wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food and service! we have been there several times and have always had consistent service and meals.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Brought a friend for the first time - SHE LOVED IT!!! Thank you for always being fantastic!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Healthy, Fun, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This is a favorite neighborhood restaurant in LJ Shores that never fails to please. The pizza is always perfect! The salads wonderful to share! The pasta with lemon cream sauce is to die for! We were really too full for dessert but decided to split one. The one we choose was not our best choice. It was made with apples and caramel but had a rather saw dust concoction mixed in. I am sure that any other dessert would have been a better choice for it was the only thing I have ever ordered there that was not perfect.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Overall nice ambience & good food. Their appetizers and main course had many vegetarian options. Certainly a good place to revisit!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

This was by far the loudest restaurant I’ve ever been to...and this was on a Tuesday night. I’ve been in packed bars that were quieter. The service was good but the food was just OK.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Piatti is our "go to" place for special family occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We always enjoy going to Piatti's. The food is consistently fresh and prepared well. The variety of dishes is good. The ambiance is cozy and relaxed. The service is very good. The staff are welcoming. The restaurant is clean. The neighborhood is pleasant and relaxed with no chain eateries. The bar is appealing. The optional outdoor under-the-stars eating area is lovely.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Too bad as this is one of our favorite regular spots and we drive 26 miles each way to get to it. Had a server that practiced taking orders from memory. Had to return shortly after taking the order to reconfirm one of the entrees. Missed an app (ordered 3 received 2). When entrees were dropped I told the server that we wouldn’t be needing our salad course. Response was, “Oh, you ordered salads?” There is a reason why orders should be written down and then recited back so there is no missed communication. Asked for water service, not received until apps arrived and on two occasions the server would watch us pick up the water bottle to refill our glasses and not offer to poor. Had to ask for bread service when apps arrived. Told bread was being made, nice but tables that sat far after us had their bread. Small things if individual but add them up they make a big difference. Server noticed my displeasured demennor and offered a comp dessert to make up for the shortfalls but at that time just wanted out.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful food friendly staff opentable reservation helped.

Tags: Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Have been going to Piatti's for decades and love it since it is nearby, and the food and ambiance always good. However usually eat outside... That said, Last Saturday, because it was cool, got a table inside... Big mistake, the restaurant was jammed, and so noisy we couldn't hear each other talk.... We ate quickly and left,,, Would be nice if they could somehow reengineer the rooms to make them quieter when the crowds come.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great! Food and Ambiance were great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food and the service was spectacular, and not terribly expensive for fancy Italian food. My only complaint is that I made reservations for a business dinner and they sat us right next to the kitchen, so it was difficult to hear eachother and conduct business. I was not expecting the restaraunt to be so loud and busy on a Wednesday.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We met long time friends for dinner. We had a good window table. The food and service was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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