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Wed, 5/23
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Piatti - La Jolla

4.7
2855 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(858) 454-1589
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Pepe Ccapatinta
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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.
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Private party contact
Kasey Avedesian: (858) 454-1589
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Catering
Piatti offers catering for parties of 40 or less.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
La Jolla Shores Drive
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2855 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Piatti's is always a favorite with everyone. You can get fresh and perfectly dressed salads, pizza, pasta, chicken , fish, meats. Something to please everyone in your group. Charming neighborhood gem. You can enjoy a stroll along the beach afterwards Just a few steps away.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Went for my husbands birthday, had a reservation. We were greeted and seated right away. It was a wonderful surprise to see menus with happy birthday and my husbands name at the top- such a lovely touch!
At that point we felt we were in for a great meal-
Husband and brother in law ordered autumn amaro, neither one drank it- basically water. We’re not offered something else when server saw they were not drinking. My husband moved on to beer as decided better not to risk another cocktail. Brother in law wanted a Manhattan so gave a try- came in a bad martini glass with a maraschino cherry, drink was pink. Bottom line, better to stick with wine or beer here.
Caesar salad was less than average looked like a gas station salad.. nothing special, did deso eone prderthegrilled romaine salad and that looked great!
Calamari was actually mixed seafood and vegetable..?
Rotolo was recommended by the waitor and was great, risotto had a funny taste to it that was displeasing, something was off- two of us tried it.
Saffron papardelle was good but shrimp over cooked .. pizza was great!
Complimentary tiramisu was delicious!
Bottom line, come here for the bread and dip, wine and pizza, dessert to follow. Stay away from the cocktails and Caesar salad.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

it was a incredible dining experience as always!!!!
it never fails!!!! you can always count on an amazing meal!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

We've dined at Piatti before and really enjoyed it, however, this time we found the service very rushed and a little pushy. The food was very good however. And the noise makes it really hard too converse.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I had heard good things about Piatti and had seen pictures of their food on Instagram. Well it is all true. Excellent food, good service and did I say excellent food. Oh and most importantly, excellent food. I had the spaghetti and meatballs (veal and pork) and they were at the top of my list of excellent meatballs, tender, flavorful and I can't wait to eat my leftovers tonight. Fresh Italian bread and a wonderful EVOO and balsamic vinegar dip. My guest had the spicy sausage pizza and they were very happy.
Then we decided to have gelato for dessert. I have had gelato in Italy so I know good gelato. My dark chocolate gelato was so very rich with a great smoky chocolate flavor that I felt like I was back in Venice.... My guest had the caramel sea salt gelato and it was fabulous as well.
I forgot one more thing, did I say that they had excellent food?
I will be back!!!!! Too busy eating to take photos!!!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Late night dinner of appetizers and pizza. Loved the cauliflower cakes. Pizza very good with thin crust. Friendly efficient service. Fun vibe. Seemed like a local crowd, but they were glad to chat with us tourists. Only downside: bit noisy.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Too loud, especially by the bar. The best part of the dinner was the bread and yummy dipping sauce, and the mussels. The pasta dishes were okay, nothing to particularly great.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was out of this world! We really liked the saffron risotto balls appetizer.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Delicious food. Good service. Fairly priced.
Nice selection of choices on the menu.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Love this place! 2 years in a row for Mother’s Day. My children and I plan on making it a Mother’s Day tradition. Food is excellent!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Service and food ALWAYS spot on!!!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

As always excellent food and perfect service.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

One of our favorite Italian restaurants. Food is always outstanding, the waitstaff always helpful. We were at a table in the bar this time which was a bit noisy but it was raining outside and they were scrambling to keep people happy. Ravioli with lemon sauce is delicious! Doing split sauce is perfect!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Celebrated my sisters birthday! They did an amazing job of making us feel welcome! Great place and wonderful food!!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Bustling, happy place with quick attention after seated promptly at reservation time. Excellent, knowledgeable and pleasant service overall. Shared great appetizer dish for our party of 2. Each of our pasta entrees were not typical fare or heavy but unique twist, so flavorful, light, and all enjoyable. Thank you.
From Houston and we were glad to have picked a winner dining spot each of our 3 nights in LaJolla.

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

They have a good menu even with food allergies they were able to adjust my meal. It was my birthday and they had Happy Birthday and my name on menu - cute! Food was good, Noise level was high. They are always real busy and we were there on Monday evening.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We love Piatti! We came here for our 1 year anniversary and had our rehearsal dinner last year! Our favs are the cavatappi, orrecchiette and tiramisu. The veal piccata was dynamite, too! Such a fun ambience:)

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Always love eating there. Great food, friendly staff and lovely outdoor seating under a gorgeous tree.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Nothing special about the food

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We were disappointed. We’ve been coming to Piatti for years. It was my moms birthday. She ordered the chicken and had to send back as there was no meat. We kept having to ask for things from server and from busboy. Flatware, water etc. it doesn’t seem like it use to be.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Outstanding! Authentic Italian cuisine thoughtfully created. The service was fantastic.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

been there a few times... food, service always good, nice ambiance but quite loud. the wait staff always seem to be rushing around really quickly, and stressed out...a bit frenetic

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I’ve been coming to Piattis for years, this was disappointing, chicken dry and tough, apology given but no compensation, quality of food has deteriorated

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Was so looking forward to this restaurant. One of the meals was so late. Which meant everyones food was cold while we waited and waited. No real apology was given..... Very very slack!
We were all overseas guests.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

My friends and I were celebrating my 29th birthday and when I got to the table I saw that they had decorated the menus to say happy birthday Samantha which was such a special touch. The food was delicious and they brought out a birthday dessert with a candle. The ambiance was wonderful. I have been to this restaurant 3 times and it has been consistently awesome which is a good sign. I can’t rave enough about this place!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

This is our “go to” place in La Jolla. The outside Patio has great ambiance and the food and service is consistently great.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Great vibe. Hidden treasure that La Jollans frequent. Super busy for a rainy Monday. Polite waiter and the best risotto I've had in a while. Nice to lively ambience.

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1.0Dined on April 30, 2018

The service was good and the restaurant was kind to celebrate our anniversary with some hearts on the menu and a nice tiramisu as complimentary but the food is very average. The shrimps were not fresh at all and overall we were very disappointed with the food.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Personalized service is THE BEST! Started eating here 25 years ago and they never disappoint

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Lovely always!!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The reviews really hyped up this place...maybe too much. The service was wonderful and QUICK which was great because we were hungry. The cauliflower cakes were okay - they could have been crispier on the outside and been more flavorful. They should also include more of the sauce since that was the best part. I ordered the ravioli with lemon cream sauce. I LOVE lemon, so I loved that part of the dish. However, I don't think I would order it again. It was my own fault for ordering Ravioli when I'm not a big fan of ricotta, but the reviews convinced me to order it anyways. If you like ricotta, then it's a good choice.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Best Margherita pizza. Piatti's pizza is reminiscent of the delicious pizzas enjoyed while traveling in Rome, Italy.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

It’s always good to be at Piatii, food was amazing as always.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Always a great dining experience at Piatti’s, food delicious, great service. Outdoor patio relaxing!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

It was beautiful. The service was super friendly and very welcoming. Me and my date just adored the food. It was absolutely divine. Couldn’t have picked a better place for a romantic first date. Thank you Piatti’s!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Rosie was hospitable, Nancy too. Great, friendly, congenial wit staff.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

They made our birthday dinner really special. Our names were printed on the menu.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Food was fantastic. Wish I could say the same about the company I was with...

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

1 of the best Italian restaurants in SD.

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