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.
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.
it was a incredible dining experience as always!!!!
it never fails!!!! you can always count on an amazing meal!
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
Food was out of this world! We really liked the saffron risotto balls appetizer.
Delicious food. Good service. Fairly priced.
Nice selection of choices on the menu.
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!
Service and food ALWAYS spot on!!!
As always excellent food and perfect service.
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!
Celebrated my sisters birthday! They did an amazing job of making us feel welcome! Great place and wonderful food!!
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.
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.
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:)
Always love eating there. Great food, friendly staff and lovely outdoor seating under a gorgeous tree.
Nothing special about the food
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.
Outstanding! Authentic Italian cuisine thoughtfully created. The service was fantastic.
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
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
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.
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!
This is our “go to” place in La Jolla. The outside Patio has great ambiance and the food and service is consistently great.
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.
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.
Personalized service is THE BEST! Started eating here 25 years ago and they never disappoint
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.
Best Margherita pizza. Piatti's pizza is reminiscent of the delicious pizzas enjoyed while traveling in Rome, Italy.
It’s always good to be at Piatii, food was amazing as always.
Always a great dining experience at Piatti’s, food delicious, great service. Outdoor patio relaxing!
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!
Rosie was hospitable, Nancy too. Great, friendly, congenial wit staff.
They made our birthday dinner really special. Our names were printed on the menu.
Food was fantastic. Wish I could say the same about the company I was with...
1 of the best Italian restaurants in SD.