Piatti - La Jolla

4.7
3170 reviews
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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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Chicago
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will again. Great food

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JO
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was average -mushroom risotto advertised to have many varieties of mushrooms but only found crimini. Shrimp on top were over done and dried out. Bread was served cold. Good appetizer and dessert.

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E
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place will never let you down...whether it’s your first time or your 50th time...whether there’s no reason or it’s your 50th anniversary! Pick 1:30pm...the lunchtime crowd is gone, the waiters are relaxed and the ambiance is just right...

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DS
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful restaurant. Great food, wonderful service and priced well. Two drinks, two appetizers, two main courses - $120. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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PB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I really liked the food that I had! It was cannelloni with braised beef rib. I would also recommend the pasta with scrimp. The waiter was okay as he was not really friendly and seemed sort of bored or inpatient! I will still come back and I am sure I can get a better waiter.

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d
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DEEEEEEElish!!!! Great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love Piatti. It was the first visit for our out of town friends and they really enjoyed it.

I don’t know why Open Table said we “no showed” for our reservation. We did call the restaurant directly to advise them we’d be 15 minutes late.

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LS
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Piatti's always surpasses the previous visit. Food is always delicious and fresh!

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SD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites to enjoy lovely setting and good wine

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MT
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere

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FG
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere.

Patio dining is our favorite.

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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For an appetizer, I had the cauliflower pancakes, I really liked them and they were quite filling. For my main course I ordered the Vesuvio which I believe is vegan. It was amazing! I didn't try any wine or dessert, so can't comment on that, however my martini was perfect. Service was great and we had a nice private table. Overall just a solid bet for a night out. Delicious food, great location and good prices. Easy choice!!

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SP
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is consistently excellent. Food well prepared and plentiful. Can have big meal or small. Service friendly but not overly or pushy. We love it!

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San Diego
80 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. We had heard that there were issues with the food after the remodel, but I wanted to see for myself and everything was terrific!

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NN
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always worth the drive.food very delicious and the place and the waitresses really nice...

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m
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The service wasn't so good. We had to ask for bread (which was delivered to the other tables when they sat down). I also thought $4.50 for a cup of tea (simple black, no pot of hot water) was exorbitant).

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LM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Piatti is by far one of the best restaurants I have had the pleasure of dining at. Everything from the ambiance to the perfectly curated dishes (they even have their own wines, which are outstanding), even to the first class customer service, it’s all perfection. When I visit the area, even for a short time, I frequent there at least twice before heading back east.

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AA
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was great. The pasta dish was tasty and the pasta was home made. The herb chicken was full of flavor and the meat was very tender. The bread was very tasty also. We enjoyed the chocolate dessert that had raspberry sauce drizzled on it. Great place to dine.

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VF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Vacation at La Jolla Shores Hotel. This restaurant was highly rated. The service was friendly and efficient. The was was delicious and satisfying. We would definitely come back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely lunch in a stunning town. The infused oil and balsamic vinegar is to die for.

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M
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the ravioli!!!! It’s the best we’ve ever eaten! And the cauliflower cakes are a must to start with and share! Delicious!

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j
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal here on the last night of our holiday. Only wish we'd discovered it sooner! I'd recommend the risotto and my husband loved his pizza.

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E
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, broad wine selection, food was wonderful. Becoming our go to place!

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M
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food great Italian food with great service and ambience. Good wine our group of 5 with kids were served well and timely even though the place was packed during holiday week

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a
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Spur of the moment late lunch. The patio was beautiful, but service was a bit harried with several large groups in our immediate area. Nothing worth complaining about, just not the outstanding attention to detail we're used to at Piatti. Very enjoyable, incredible food, can't wait to return.

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JS
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Piatti! It’s our favorite place to take out of town guests, and everyone we’ve taken there loves it.

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A
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent in just about every way

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M
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Made for a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner!!!

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CP
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found the restaurant to be very cozy Our waiter was very pleasant and kept out food delivered to our table at a nice pace so we could enjoy each setting The food was fabulous My pasta dish was excellent as well as my friends Ravioli dish The salad we chose was excellent

The only critique was the noise level very loud However it was Christmas Eve and that was to be expected
We definitely will recommend Piatti and will look forward to returning

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r
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and ambiance under the outdoor fig tree. The service was excellent. We come here often because it is always a great experience!

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m
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came here with my cousin for an early Christmas together..
We enjoyed our Brunch on Sunday and sitting on the patio was so nice and relaxing during an otherwise busy time. We will be back as she lives close and we love the area and the food.

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service and great atmosphere. Always a family favorite when we visit the San Diego area.

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P
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our daughters 20th birthday

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Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restaurant! Wonderful food and excellent service.

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T
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

A potentially exceptional restaurant where it not for their none welcoming and dismissive hostess. Our waiter was absolutely fabulous and gracious making up for her.
The food is excellent though a tad too much flour in the sauce for the sweetbreads. Pastas reign supreme! Loved the dessert sitting in the outdoor patio.

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S
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and atmosphere at a very reasonable price.

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TF
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

This time we sat outside and it was a MUCH better experience.
Our server was excellent. Major props to him!
Food is still just ok.
The menu is the same year after after after year. The specials are the same specials year after year after. That is for sure NOT special.
The ambiance outside is much better than the main dining room.

I suppose corporate is limiting the chef on the menu. Please corporate let the chefs be creative. For a La Jolla Gem this place still needs help

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent waitress/staff.

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Miami
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great time. Food was amazing. Will definitely be back.

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