Piatti - La Jolla

4.8
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3710 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect experience from the food to the ambiance, to the service to the location. It was truly an experience we will never forget and for sure won’t be the last.

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CathyP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the outdoor patio with heat lamps!

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OliviaC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was watery and this was true across the board. We had the meatloaf, the linguine with seafood and the catch of the day, and the sweetbread veal. The sweetbread was our favorite but even that was mediocre. Each could have benefited from better spices or just any addition to the taste. We will not be going back and do not recommend it.

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vipBKC2
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!! One of the best in the La Jolla area!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

For our anniversary. Food and location is great. We get unlucky with the waiter’s more often than not. There was a toothpick in the lasagna but they explained it was for cooking purposes and comped the dish.

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner at Piatti. It was full inside so we were given a lovely spot with a heater next to it outside in the garden where it was quiet and lovely. Our meal and service were excellent. Even with a full restaurant inside, we were well attended to.

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Pacoboy
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love Piatti's and this time did not disappoint. The food was delicious as always, served hot and in a consistent and organized manner. We weren't rushed but we didn't have to wait too long either.

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CRA1
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was just ok......pleasant waiter, noisy, food ho-hum

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RickW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch food and value for money as well. Would recommend to anyone who is in the area.

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vipMmb1970
Mexico City
27 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed all the food. Our waiter was attentive and helped us with out choices. The veal lemon picatta is amazing.
I love the roasted olives.
For dessert The tiramisu is wonderful
Oh and the afogatto is delicious

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Xavier
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoy Piatti's - it's close to where we live and the food and service are always good. We are often there with large groups and the servers never disappoint. It is VERY loud when it's full (and it's usually full). And the parking is tough. But I always recommend it to friends because you know you will get a good meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Piatti has always been our ‘go to’ Italian restaurant in La Jolla. Although their salmon pasta special was wonderful, the spaghetti dish was not good. The noodles were undercooked and the meatballs were sub par. Not what we expect from this restaurant.

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SaAnGo
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service too! :)

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Robbie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good date spot

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vipJDPtraveler
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We took out-of-town friends for dinner on a Friday night. I walked away very embarrassed. The service was terrible - had to hunt down the server to place and order, and it went downhill from there. The noise was bad - it was difficult to have a conversation. The food was very disappointing. The only food that was really enjoyable was the bread. The food was served lukewarm and really wasn't that interesting. After trying it at least 4 times, we won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The service staff was a bit pushy as to wanting us to order and moved plates with food still remaining. Additionally, my wife had asked to box her remaining portion to take home and we never was given it in a to go box. We assume they may have thrown it out. Somewhat disappointed for my 51st birthday.

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KarenS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Were in town for a long weekend and birthday celebration with friends. We were able to sit outside in the courtyard which was much quieter and more pleasant surroundings. Our waiter was friendly and gave good recommendations for our meals. We had birthday dessert compliments of Piattis. I would recommend this to anyone in Lajolla.

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vipDudleyS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service & ambiance 😉

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vipElaineK
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere

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vipRM1950
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian food by the beach and they treated us to the best tiramisu ever tasted for our 5th anniversary!

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vipmopen
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Local favorite! Always a good choice for dinner and a stroll.

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vipLorraineA
San Diego
72 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. this is a great alternative to going downtown La Jolla.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Bread and oil mix outstanding. Eggplant appie best ever. Pizza very good. Seafood linguini overcooked and lacking in flavour

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vipSandyS
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Bad night. Food was mediocre and I usually love the food there.

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vipPVYankee
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Every time we come to La Jolla we make sure we stop in for dinner!

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carole
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! It was my birthday and they printed Happy Birthday with balloons on all of our menus; so cute!

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vipleeg
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner. Tim was our server. Best waiter we have ever had!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Out table was surrounded by a lot of noise from the kitchen service area directly behind our table of 6. Made the reservation several weeks ahead and expected a better location within restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were so kind to have a personal menu that said “Happy Anniversary” which was so cool! Food was also amazing

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vipFayxx
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My favorite place to have dinner

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GPFoodie
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to this restaurant twice while in La Jolla shores. Of the restaurants on the street this one was the most elegant. We had a delightful experience both times.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place we come back to all the time!!

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vipFunanddelicious4You
San Francisco
108 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
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.

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BrianN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RoanW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
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.

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JohnR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

My absolute favorite contemporary Italian restaurant in SD!

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Kaorumiles810
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RobD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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 4.8 stars by 3710 OpenTable diners.

Piatti - La Jolla does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://piatti.com/gift-cards/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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