Piatti - La Jolla

4.8
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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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GM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outdoors on a cool evening under the warmth of the heat lamp. Beautiful patio setting with the tree as a centerpiece and much quieter than indoors. Wonderful evening with great, company and atmosphere.

H
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased overall. I would recommend PIATTI’s, and I will return for future dining.

R
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to enjoy a delicious dinner and romantic date with my husband!!❤️👍

d
New England
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great helpful wait staff serving delicious Italian food in a cozy relaxed setting.

HM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful as always. We go in whenever we’re in the area with our family of 7. Our kids love the food and it is family friendly, but still a very nice ambiance. Our kids are old enough to sit still for a meal, which I’m sure helps. Lol. But it is very cozy, the food is always delicious, and it’s just a nice vibe all-around. Love the tree in the outside dining area, but we enjoy sitting inside as well.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Pasta with mushrooms was overcooked and risotto was unsalted
But pizza as always so good

BG
Dallas
124 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place! Excellent food, service and ambiance! Highly recommend if you are ever in La Jolla!

RL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fun vibe

NS
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service always Fantastic!!!

K
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piatti's is a local institution in La Jolla. We can walk to the restaurant from my parents' home when visiting. The location is ideal and the ambience casual but upscale. The food is always perfect.

JS
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! It is our go-to for any celebration or gathering of our friends or family. They never fail in providing excellence in everything (food, service, ambiance, accommodations for our changing party size).

OT
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lugar al que vale la pena asistir por su comida y la atención de su gente. Al estilo de los viejos restaurantes donde la estrella principal es la buena comida. Nada de lujos pero se disfruta en estilo trattoria

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful patio, amazing service and great food. a must if you’re in La Jolla.

RD
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting family. This is one of our favorite restaurants in La Jolla.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Food was delicious. Best bread!

M
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was excellent. We love the place, will go often.

LD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 adults + 2 kids on NYE - service was awesome and all of our food was spectacular. They even made a custom pasta primavera for the vegetarian. Other favorites were the grilled eggplant w/ burrata appetizer, linguine w/ mussels, and meatballs on the spaghetti.

LG
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience. The food is excellent and my husband and I enjoy bringing our family to Piatti's!

J
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant. Service was great and the food tasty.

S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way -- family holiday tradition.

OT
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was excellent and patient. Food is predictably good and ambience casual but elegant. Thanks for a traditional Christmas Eve!!!!

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Second time there. Some off the food was good and some was not so good. The busboys were very very good but the waiter was a little less attentive than he should have been. Every time we needed something I had to ask. Food was served and I had to ask busboy for peppermill. Or ask to have my wine delivered.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father-in-law’s birthday and they had printed up a birthday message on our menus. A small gesture, but very appreciated. As always food and service were great.

NG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance/excellent wait staff/delicious food at reasonable prices-what more could you want?

SM
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining at Piatti. Any day of the week for any occasion.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was my in-laws 30th anniversary and it was okay. Service was okay, we had to wait a while just to even get our waiters attention. Food was great.

PS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and the dip with bread was amazing! Our server was wonderful and very helpful

a
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night or family dinner or girls night out. Piatti never disappoints!

A
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Tim did an awesome job taking care of us.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday dinner

CC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piatti is delicious! Can't get enough of the bread, the salads, the pasta, the cocktails...will return soon!

EW
New England
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food everytime and service is spectacular! I go here very often and everytime I have a visitor to the state this is a staple !!

OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in La Jolla. Always great-everything!

SR
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places for a leisurely lunch with good friends.

F
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurant, if you haven’t been you should try it! Best wine and pasta!

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Everyone enjoyed their meals.

JR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service!

RS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for over 10 years with my husband! Always amazing!

JZ
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Consistently good food and service, our best neighborhood restaurant.

CG
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother-in-laws birthday dinner. They had the special printed menu with her name on it as they do for birthdays and it’s such a sweet touch.
Started the evening with a few wine samples to decide one we liked and of course the yummy bread with the garlic balsamic dipping sauce 🤤 Ordered salads as a starter and then our main courses. I ended up ordering the spinach basil ravioli with lemon cream sauce which was absolutely to die for! The birthday girl enjoyed her orecchiette and my father in law liked his choice too. My husband liked his Cannelloni but said he probably wouldn’t order it again, he liked mine too much!
They of course also brought a tiramisu to share for the birthday and honestly probably the best tiramisu I have ever had. They always have excellent service and absolutely delicious dishes. We look forward to dining here for so many special occasions :)

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