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Piatti - La Jolla

4.7
4.7
4082 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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 english muffin with basil hollandaise) along with omelets and breakfast pizzas.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 454-1589

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Pepe Ccapatinta

  • Catering

    Piatti offers catering for parties of 40 or less.

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Cross street

    La Jolla Shores Drive

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Courtyard Patio

    Multiple dates available
    Dine under the tree outdoors.
  • Indoor Dining

    Multiple dates available
    Welcome back to Piatti's dining room!
  • Pedestrian Way Patio

    Multiple dates available
    Dine under the stars, great people watching along the closed streetway.

What 4,082 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. AH

    AmyH

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time! The dipping sauce for the bread was incredible. Service was excellent as well. Will be back!
  2. L

    Leli

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Just a pleasant outdoor place for lunch enjoying the beautiful San Diego weather! Only wish parking were not such an issue.
  3. E

    Exceptional

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Consistently good quality and service over many years.
  4. C

    Chris

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently great food. Brent, our server, was top notch!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    The Linguine dish had too much calamari and the fish didn’t taste fresh. The grilled romaine salad was awful. To much vinegar and the prosciutto was was thick and chewy.
  6. D

    Dave

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    restaurant could not handle the amount of people it seated. found had not flavor at all and service was non existent.
  7. g

    gaga

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    CONSISTANTLY amazing food-has been for over 28 years of us going there Dustin is a fantastic manager and always accommodates us how ever he can Service and servers are always wonderful we go at least once a week and we love it
  8. ES

    ESmith1

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal and experience. Our favorite place.
  9. LJ

    LaJollans

    San Diego

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ABSOLUTE PERFECTION! Piatti is the most intimate, romantic, delightful restaurant in the shores. The staff is beyond amazing...welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The food is the best Italian in the U.S.A. We have had every entree, drink, dessert and when we say it's the best, we mean it. Cauliflower cakes are amazing for your vegetarian, lasagna for meat eaters, mushroom rotolo will please any palate. ENJOY!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Nice to revisit after a number of years.
  11. GS

    GinaS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the Cannelloni and the Wild Mushroom Rotolo! It was delicious with out being too rich. We were seated in the beautiful back patio with a great waiter. Such a great choice for our anniversary dinner. We will be back because there was so much I wanted to try!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was fair, waiter had maybe too many tables. No offer of fresh ground pepper for salads or cheese for pasta dishes. Cesar salad looked like the greens where days old. Actually nothing looked green old white parts of romaine lettuce. Other dishes were fine but for $ 200 for 4 for a week night dinner, the value was fair. Always out go to restaurant but now not sure it’s worth it.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Menu changed. Not good. Very disappointed. Been going there for over 20+ years. Sorry. Awful.
  14. DS

    DestinyS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we come here it's amazing, not much of a wait, great service and food. All of the drinks and pastas are amazing.
  15. JM

    JoanM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks and the service was outstanding - cannot wait to go back on my next trip to San Diego.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great meal, atmosphere, staff.
  17. DS

    DSnSE

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Piatti is a perpetual favorite. Consistent, with some dishes we love to repeat, but also some new ones to experience. Head Chef Pepe does an extraordinary job, making it easy for so many to feel like this is "our place." Wait staff is friendly and attentive. Wine list is solid, and we have been very impressed with some recent additions to the craft cocktail and mocktail portion of the menu. We love doing a mix of an appetizer, salad and entree that we share, tapas style. Love this place. So many good memories, and many yet to come.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We haven’t been in a few years but some of our favorite dishes have changed their recipe? Bread and dipping oil had a new recipe , so did the tiramisu and the papperdelle. Service was ok.
  19. SH

    SantiagoH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelent everything!
  20. j

    john

    Salt Lake City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve eaten here for years. Love staying at La Jolla shores. We can count on a tremendous meal at Piatti.
  21. T

    Tiramisu

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They start charging for bread and dip. Prior it was free. The shrimp pasta was good but bit sour. The ribeye steak was bit undercook for medium. We had to flag our server few times towards the end. Ambience great for family, friends, and date night.
  22. E

    Eilismc

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Consistently good food, service and ambiance. Pasta dishes are excellent. Calamari disappointing but always an enjoyable dining experience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Service was very poor. Front of house and server were not welcoming. I put in the notes it was my friend’s birthday and they didn’t acknowledge it. Very disappointing
  24. B

    Bummed

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was awesome, a gorgeous night on the patio, excellent server, drinks, & food!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughter in town. Our favorite place….thank you!!
  26. JH

    JimH

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Piattis is always our "go-to" in La Jolla. excellent food and service, very lovely setting amidst the hustle and bustle of the Shores. Longtime GM Tom has retired, but his replacement is continuing the fine traditions. Cheers!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Really loud 10 top next to us made dinning experience horrible. This is one of my favorite spots. Definitely should not have a 10 top in the middle of dinning room.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service.
  29. JS

    JeffreyS

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting from out of town and local friends told us about Piatti and it was wonderful. Food was very good and reasonably priced.
  30. KH

    KaHa

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous!!!
  31. R

    Rich

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and atmosphere at Piatti's is always OUTSTANDING. It never disappoints. It is one our favorite all time restaurants. Strongly recommend for lunch or dinner.
  32. JA

    JorgeA

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Un lugar muy agradable.con una comida deliciosa y precios justos
  33. WS

    WendyS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor dining at it's best. Watch the world go by as you eat! Wait staff was helpful and professional. Food was tasty, perfect potion sizes. We live in the area and should go more often!
  34. JC

    JohnC

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation with grandkids
  35. KS

    KenS

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great. Missed it going there these past 2+ years
  36. B

    Blair

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For a Summer Saturday lunch, we sat in the leafy shade of the patio tree, supplemented by umbrellas. Service was attentive, and all the selections for our party of 8 were en pointe. It is so heartening to have a favorite restaurant make it through the pandemic without losing quality. Highly recommended.
  37. SL

    StanfordL

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Beef carpaccio was some of the best I’ve had.
  38. SB

    SandraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food here was OUTSTANDING. It was a great spot. The waitress we had, had a terrible response when I asked about an appetizer. She was sarcastic and rude. There was 6 of us at the table and ALL of us thought the same thing. She did however maybe realized what a stupid answer she gave me and tried to be polite the rest of our dinner. With that being said, service was good and all other staff was more than friendly. I would definitely go back. Chef is amazing.
  39. KL

    KikiL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was ok, waitress was awesome but hostess and manager were rude upon check in.
  40. SB

    SiobhanB

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and great service

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Piatti - La Jolla does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Piatti - La Jolla also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 454-1589.

Piatti - La Jolla is rated 4.7 stars by 4082 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Piatti - La Jolla

2182 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037

Additional information

  • Cross street

    La Jolla Shores Drive

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Pepe Ccapatinta

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 454-1589

  • Catering

    Piatti offers catering for parties of 40 or less.

  • 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

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