Piatti - La Jolla

4.7
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3569 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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 polenta with basil hollandaise) along with omelets and breakfast pizzas.
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OT
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, we had a lovely lunch on the patio. I wanted something not on the menu and the gladly fixed it for me. Thank you!

JH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent in every way...the most delicious sweetbreads to tiramisu! Outstanding service!

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious. The pasta iwas perfectly cooked . The Pappardele was “al dente”. My son ordered the Pizza and also was delicious. I thought for a moment that I was in Italy. Also, the restaurant has good wines by the glass. Muchos saludos amigos

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great!

M
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the Best!!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Delicious wine and great service. Will be back soon!

SH
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Piatti. We've been going there since the 90s. It was my wife's birthday and we had a wonderful time. Wednesday night, crowded as if it were a Friday or Saturday night.

CK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and an enjoyable evening with good friends!

F
San Joaquin
25 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A truly wonderful find in a delightful neighborhood in La Jolla - the true definition of a "neighborhood gem." Overall, an amazing dining experience as the food was just exceptional with attentive, but not intrusive service. Each course was excellent with such wonderful and inventive flavors, as well as presentation. It was a real treat to find this restaurant and dine here while visiting the area. I will definitely seek this out and return on my next visit. A really special evening all around!

h
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Recommended as an excellent Italian restaurant and everyone we met along the way (bartenders, kayak guides, shop owners, etc.) all agreed and it lived up to expectations.

JD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food tasted great, as expected. The service was quick and attentive. The restaurant is in a great location to walk off the food. We ordered meals for the both of us, dessert, and a glass of wine for the two of us for $100. Not a bad value for La Jolla in 2019!

Steak wasn't served here.

GK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely atmosphere on the patio for dining with friends. Great menu, excellent service, and a delightful place to linger and enjoy!

E
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appreciated their getting us an outside table for our dog. Great food and wine. Great menu, will go back next time I'm in SD

j
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and the food amazing!! I had the lasagna and what I couldn’t finish my friends inhaled

KG
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always and consistently fantastic! Saffron papradell is the best pasta outside of Rome.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

L
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of seven and our waiter was very pleasant and we had a birthday desert with a candle complimentary

G
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this wonderful place, especially in the fall when parking is easier!

S
Tahoe
29 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good as ever. Can always depend Piatti to give you a great time. A favorite of ours for at least 20 years.

E
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently FABULOUS. We've been coming here for every occasion for years and years and always have a great meal.

MM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food and service. I will recommend specially for people who are celebrating birthdays and other important events. Parking is hard as you have to walk several blocks if you are not lucky.

CL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exactly as it should be...perfect!!!

JP
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It's usually pretty good, but this evening wasn't so great. Ambiance and service always really nice, but the food was unfortunatly, pretty mediocre

OT
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The good was good, not amazing, but the ambiance made up for it. Our waiter was not very attentive and disappeared for a good 20 minutes; we had to wait for our check for a while before we asked the busboy to please box up our food and find our waiter.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best service and meal celebrating our anniversary! The outdoor patio is so quaint and cozy and the from the bread dipping sauce we knew the food would be 10/10! Thank you Piatti!!

RC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional meal and experience! We live in New Orleans and we’re delighted to have the chance to have such an excellent meal. Luxurious yet unpretentious and delicious Italian food!
Staff attentive and professional Garden dining at its finest

KL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Service was great as usual.

M
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girlfriends getting together 👍🏼

D
San Diego
57 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We go often to Piatt. The location is good and the food and service are good and very reliable.

AD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Food was a little bland, and the service was terrible

NG
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great restaurant which is clearly loved by many because it is always so busy.

I like that they leave a water bottle at the table. The food was good - my chicken was a little dry. But overall it is a great place to spend an evening. Just be sure to make a reservation and give them 15 minutes or so after the time to seat you.

EG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love. Favorite in LJ, hands down. Ambiance is wonderful, noisy but festive and happy. Food is delish and service perfect.

BO
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a consistently great experience at Piatti! Been going here for special occasions or date nights for 15+yrs. Always great to see the same familiar faces and eat the same great food.

M
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the ambiance was beautiful!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal!!! Excellent food and service!!!

F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here three times on visits to La Jolla this past year. Well on the other occasions I was with business associates, this evening I was on my own. Everything about this place is wonderful. The service, the food, the drinks. Highly recommend!

JG
Hokuriku Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is delicious, as always.
The parking situation is terrible, as always-good thing I took a Lyft!
The server was overwhelmed with the number of tables he had so the overall service was lacking quite a bit.

We went for a special birthday and the complimentary tiramisu was so full of rum nobody could eat it.
Good thing we filled up on the entrees!

a
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food wS very well prepared and well presented. Service was excellent. Patio dining area was very pleasant. Oversll very good.

DO
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was fantastic. Mussels, bread and bread sauce are to die for. Keep up the excellent work.
Thanks for a great evening.

JD
Montana
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the ambiance of the outdoor patio. We had been there about 3 years ago and enjoyed our return visit. Service and food were excellent.

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