Piatti - La Jolla

4.8
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3676 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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FY
San Francisco
108 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here for over 20 years and I must share with you all that they are very consistent in their excellent service, food and everything else they do for the guests that eat at Piatti.
This is a must try if you have not already....you will not be disappointed.

BN
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very happy that they had some delicious vegan options on the menu.

RW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I came to this restaurant thinking I was going to spend $100. I ordered an appetizer and two entres and was very surprised when my bill was only $60. The food is amazing and is a little different from your normal Italian restaurant.

JR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

My absolute favorite contemporary Italian restaurant in SD!

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K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so glad that we found this place, everything was just perfect!!!

RD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. We love it every time.
Food is amazing and they always take such good care of you.
The past two times we have wound up with a table in the bar area, don't love that. A little too noisy and enclosed.

IA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our wedding anniversary on Valentine's Day, showed up 30 minutes early to our reservation and seated us immediately. We had amazing service, A big Thank You to Carlos and Victoria for taking care of us. Totally Recommend Piatti!!

J
San Diego
56 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piatti is the perfect Italian restaurant, I can take my vegan friends there also! Great ambiance and delicious food. Great wine list also

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was to die for! Excellent service as well.

M
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and always consistent! Will always go back again and again!

k
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

wonderful as always....just the perfect neighborhood restaurant

S
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service (Tim) and food was outstanding as always. Noise level became very loud and prevented conversation at our table

DJ
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

You truly can’t go wrong with Piatti. I’ve been going here for years and the food has always been very good. If you like salmon, I highly recommend the salmon on a bed of greens and lentils. It’s delicious!

s
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We don't often visit La Jolla in the winter but when the opportunity arises we make it a point to have dinner at Piatti. It's consistently excellent and we have our favorite dishes which never disappoint us. Looking forward to September when we will not only get to enjoy Piatti but the beach will be welcoming too.

B
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

S
Tahoe
30 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been to Piatti’s many times and have never had a poor experience. Very dependable restaurant w good service and fine food.

LG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most delicious Italian dinner that we have had! The ambiance and service were also first rate. Thank you!

JS
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piatti is always good! Whenever we have out of town visitors, we will take them to dinner here. Never disappoints.

LH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like to take friends to Piatti's as the food is always GREAT. Always busy so make a reseration in advance.

CP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, authentic, Italian food with a beautiful ambiance set outside on that patio. My wife and I loved it.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

INCREDIBLE EVERYTHING

CB
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant on the West Coast. Great ambiance, food and best of all people. Cauliflower cakes antipasti with the trout special were delicious! Great service especially the the redheaded hostess. She was juggling the phone, impatient diner and servers all with grace and friendliness. She is the best!

TR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go there every year when I am visiting from the East Coast. The place is constantly good, Food, Service and ambiance. Best Italian at La Jolla Shores.

k
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food. Armando was a terrific waiter. Everything excellent

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! So impressed with the quality of food and great prices.

OT
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very elegant and very nice atmosphere.

j
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Italian restaurant on the west coast for several decades.

KG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great service and food. Very noisy and cold inside the restaurant.

ER
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian inspired menu, great atmosphere and fine service!

d
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Piatti!!
Home away from home!
Always perfect!

t
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Piatti and I was craving their amazing garlicky dip! Can’t go too long without my fix 😋
Our waitress was adorable, knowledgeable, friendly, funny and on top of things. Wish I’d gotten her name.

a
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Neighborhood gem. Make a reservation for your next date night or girls night out.

HR
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful afternoon in Piatti with great service and food in a very comfortable and welcoming atmosphere!

WC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday celebration from the personalized menus to the delicious food. The service was non obtrusive yet attentive..the perfect combo..Thank You!

JC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite restaurant when I visit La Jolla Shores.

DP
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all the way around !

OT
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around

S
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything perfect. attentive service, great location and ambience, and exceelent flavorful Italian food, homemade pasta cooked perfectly. Nothing fancy, everything the way it should be. We were there on a Monday at 5:30 PM and it was packed by 5:45! But they obviously can handle a crowd effortlessly.

M
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, ambience, food, and service are stellar. The staff is so professional, handling crowds of Farmer’s Open attendees efficiently. This remains my favorite restaurant in the San Diego area.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance!

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