Belated Valentine’s Day celebration
Excellent food, atmosphere and service.
It was a nice evening, thank you!
Always the best time at Piatti!
If you are gluten free, PLEASE BE AWARE IF YOU ORDER PASTA. I have been here 3 times and every time order the same thing. Each and EVERY time, they serve me regular pasta. I have to ask “this is gluten free, right?” And the food runner will always say, “oh this is supposed to be gluten free?” So, please double check ALWAYS! One clue is that the gf pasta is penne- if you get another shape, it is regular pasta. The restaurant really needs to be more careful... I worry for people who did not check, or who come here. Overall, the food is fine. It’s the better option for Italian that I have found so far in La Jolla, but it’s nothing too exciting. It’s also very expensive for the portion sizes. So, the price with the overall food taste may not be worth it.
My boyfriend and I went for an early date the night before Valentine's Day, and although the bread and drinks were fantastic, overall the food was disappointing. Piatti was expensive for us (~$20-$30 per entree, ~$15 for appetizers) and even though the food was okay, we definitely didn't think it was worth the price. I ordered a shrimp pasta and the shrimps were extremely overcooked to the point that they were tough and chewy, and my boyfriend's food was unevenly salty so he would take one completely bland bite and one salty bite. We complained to the waitress and she offered to take the food back to the kitchen to have it remade, but we didn't think it would be worth the time. We ate inside at a table and it kind of felt like eating inside a model house. I wouldn't recommend this place for the price or ambience.
Everything was great! They even made specially printed menus that matched our anniversary, which I indicated when making reservations through the app. I did not request this verbally, so we were very pleasantly surprised.
Food was amazing, and at very affordable prices. I was expecting the bill to be at least 30% higher, especially because we were dining in La Jolla.
Service was also great, very attentive but not annoying.
We were seated very promptly, so from start to finish, we had a great experience. We’ll definitely be going back soon!
My husband and I have been coming to Piatti to celebrate our anniversary for a couple of years now. We went there with our family after eloping, then returned the next two anniversaries. Our anniversary falls on Valentine’s week, so I understand restaurants are very busy. This time, our server was clearly rushing us out. She checked on us far too often, kept taking our plates away, and when she dropped off the check, kept coming by to pick it up when we weren’t even ready. I was still sipping my wine and trying to enjoy the ambiance. It honestly ruined our experience and we are going to try to find a new tradition. I’m so sad about this considering it was our tradition.
We took friends to celebrate their anniversary. Good wine, good food, we'll go back!
Very popular patio dining in the evening with romantic lighting and excellent service and food. A wedding rehearsal dinner or a weekend brunch are served unobtrusively and cheerfully!
A family favourite for many years.