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Piatti - La Jolla

4.7
4.7
3963 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.

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Booked 68 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.

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 3,963 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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. a

    amzichlin

    Mexico City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    it was a much better place before the pandemic, food was bland and expensive it was a place were you felt like family now its a place to get average food a top prices also they started to charge for bread and 4% for employes before tip

  2. AR

    AllenR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fun dinner out with the family. One of three Italian restaurants we maintain in the local rotation. We're happy they are open for dine-in service again.

  3. n

    none

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Food is tasty. Wine list is adequate. Service is very good. The bread and dipping oil are very good. The grilled Romaine was outstanding. Noise level a real problem

  4. I

    Indigo

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Really nice outdoor patio space. Good salmon salad but could use a little more greens.

  5. S

    Sveee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great authentic food, good service and wonderful atmosphere.

  6. JW

    JeffW

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Everything was great except for the street light that would go on and off at seemingly random times.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They nailed it. We were celebrating a graduation and they honored the custom menu request I put in through Open Table, they let us bring our own cake ($2 per person charge for bringing your own dessert), they brought the cake out whole for us and let us take pictures then took it back and cut it and served us, then gave us the leftovers. A friend surprised us by ordering champagne for us too, which was served immediately and all glasses were filled to the brim. Food was EXCELLENT as well, absolutely delicious. They hummed the graduation song when they brought out the cake and just made everyone feel very welcome. Highly recommend, we will back for more special occasions!!

  8. DS

    DSAII

    San Diego

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Miranda was great! Excellent service and atmosphere!

  9. DR

    DavidR

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great atmosphere and food.

  10. SG

    StephenG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, Piatti’s is lovely. Food, ambiance, wine selection, and service all very friendly and wonderful. Patio dining is great.

  11. JF

    JenniferF

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Table for 7 in dining room, service was excellent, food was amazing and everyone at our table was very happy!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Food was amazing as always, service was fair at best.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Retirement lunch

  14. L

    Liketogo2

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Yummy food and great service. We were seated at an outdoor table in the street -- part of the restaurant's outdoor dining. Next time we'll specifically request the patio. The management was very generous and gracious about celebrating our 51st anniversary for us. We'll be back.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Mothers Day

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Been here probably 50 or more times. This was way below our expectations. Service was poor. It was consistent with what you would expect from a Denny’s, not Piatti. Took forever to get greeted at our table, drinks were not offered, no mention of the occasion Mothers Day or any special. Food was good outside of the raw Salmon dish that we only got to bring to the attention of someone once everyone was almost done with their dishes due to being ignored from the moment the food was delivered.

  17. F

    Fritzy

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is such a great place to eat and dine! Ambiance is great day or night! Great service and fantastic food!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every meal I have ever had at Piatti has always been superb! So for that reason, Mother’s Day lunch was an easy choice.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best short rib cannelloni ever!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Día de las madres

  21. AS

    AndreaS

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    We had lunch mid-day when it was not too busy. The host was attentive and charming but our server seemed sour. He was slow to take our order and we also had to locate him to get our check. I'm guessing he was having a bad day but it did impact our experience. Food was good.

  22. MM

    MichelleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Piatti is the best restaurant in La Jolla. I have to come every time I am in the city.

  23. VF

    VisitingFoodie

    Denver

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Corkage fee of $25 per bottle seems a little excessive. Very knowledgeable server and helpful general manager.

  24. B

    Bill

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We sat ouside on a small location with a four top table. Unfortunately, many of the two top tables in the PATIO area are tiny.

  25. TP

    TiffanyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Definitely a new favorite.

  26. A

    Alex

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing Raviolis and the steamed mussels were wonderful, great wine selection.

  27. W

    Wiggles

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Food wasn’t bad. Homemade pastas good but drinks weak

  28. QS

    QSue

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious and we highly recommend it! That’s all for now

  29. DJ

    DrJan

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is as good as we remembered. Prices are reasonable. Noise level is too high inside but we keep coming back. Pasta dishes are great and one of us had a pizza. All good.

  30. S

    Susan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    This has been our favorite restaurant for many years, however, it has changed. The service was very slow, the food was not as tasty as it always has been in the past. The cost of course has increased with the rising food prices. They have instituted an employee related mandate surcharge of 4% of the bill. Overall, very disappointed in our visit this time :-(

  31. R

    Relga

    San Diego

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Piatti is always a safe space in a great location, a loyal clientele and most importantly good food. The service was excellent.

  32. JD

    JoseD

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Muy buen servicio. Platos abundantes. Excelente relación calidad-precio

  33. D

    Diner47

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Dined solo at the bar. All the staff were very friendly and efficient. Sage cocktail was amazing. Loved the veal piccata & risotto cakes. Asked for roasted potatoes instead of cooked spinach and they were really dry & lackluster. But otherwise enjoyed my time there. Overall it has a warm, cozy atmosphere despite being crowded and noisy.

  34. CL

    ColleenL

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thankyou! Great service and great food.😎

  35. SS

    SamS

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always excellent food and superb service, The lemon dessert was fabulous.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A perfect Easter at our neighborhood favorite ♥️

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    delicious, kindness, beutiful ambience

  38. RC

    RaeC

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very nice for outdoor brunch on Easter Sunday. Service was excellent. Food for most of our party was excellent, although personally , I found the sweetbreads cold and in small pieces, hard to distinguish from the mushroom slices. Presentation of the ribeye steak plate and sweetbreads appetizer was less attractive than expected for this restaurant.

  39. JB

    JayB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food is reliably good. We were their for brunch and with a group of 8 people. They have a good menu with lots of choice. We had a nice table near the window. Our server was responsive. Nothing lot to like.

  40. DC

    DougC

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    They’ve reinvented the menu. Excellent cuisine, friendly service, peaceful atmosphere. Totally worthy

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 3963 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

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Booked 68 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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