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Piatti - La Jolla

4.7
2806 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(858) 454-1589
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Pepe Ccapatinta
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Private party facilities
Piatti is the ideal venue for private parties, receptions and corporate events. We offer several menus at different price points, as well as an extensive wine list to complement your menu selections. Piatti features several areas for your banquet needs.

We offer a variety of event locations, including Indoor Banquet Space and two outdoor Patios.
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Private party contact
Kasey Avedesian: (858) 454-1589
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Catering
Piatti offers catering for parties of 40 or less.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
La Jolla Shores Drive
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2806 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Love this place !! Everything about it!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Very good pasta here!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great for special time with friends and family.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I came here for dinner with my Aunt, and we absolutely loved every part of it! First they start off by giving you bread and to dip, olive oil, balsamic and minced garlic. It is heavenly. I got a glass of wine and had the Veal. It was to die for. The service was excellence and the food was superb. I highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our 2nd time and the food and atmosphere was as great as we remembered - delicious and flavorful Italian

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Best Italian restaurant in San Diego! A real treat!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Goo Food. Well located in La Jolla.Had the day risotto recommwnded by the waitress which was good choice. All the other went for pasta and also good.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

great location - lovely patio! service was excellent

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

As always amazing food. So delicious and fresh. The carpaccio is to die for.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great authentic Italian food + great service.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The tables were so close together that the waiters could not get through without my having to scoot my chair completely forward with my stomach pressed into the table. One of my dinner companions had a seat next to the wall, and barely had enough room to get into her chair, and that was only after we pulled the table out a few inches. It really disappointed us. I understand the restaurant's desire to maximize seating and profits, but really? Show a little more respect for your patrons.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Charming atmosphere. Vibrant, fun, romantic, everything was perfect! Delicious meals and fabulous service!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We have eaten at Piatti on quite a number of occasions. Because this was a week-day evening, I was surprised at the quality of the food, more than anything. My pasta was overcook, insufficiently warm, and not very tasty. The patio was closed for renovation, so we tried to conduct a business meal indoors. I had notified the staff regarding the purpose of the meal, and I was disappointed that I was not informed that the patio was closed. The noise level precluded a truly satisfactory conversation. I will return to Piatti, with expectations that the food quality will return to my previous experience.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Always friendly service and food is consistently great. Best bread dipping oil around.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great menu choices

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We enjoyed our waiter, and our food was delicious. Our disappoint was that the pasta and lamb dish featured that evening was sold out by 8:00 pm and the noise level was definitely louder than we prefer.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Another great meal and service! We will return!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food. Reasonably priced. Absolutely lovely outdoor dining experience. We made a few requests upon reservation, each of which were honored. We will definitely come back.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Service was excellent as was the food. Will return

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Oh YUM! Piatti's is a longstanding go-to restaurant for outstanding Italian food. Their bread is awesome - as well as everything else. It feels like you are in a small town in Italy! Bravo!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Tim - our waiter - made my daughters 20th birthday a memorable occasion. Thanks for the attention to detail and wonderful food.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Enjoyed Easter brunch here - not a fixed menu but breakfast and lunch options were offered. The food was outstanding. Our entire party loved their choice. Only downside was eating under the tree on the back patio. Lots of tiny black flies covered the table when we arrived and was kinda yucky. Not flying around our heads, smaller than that, kinda dust size. It's seasonal but was an unfortunate extra for our table. The front patio (with no tree and bugs) has a little shelter away from the sidewalk so I think that would be a good outdoor choice next time, but looked like it was only for smaller parties. Otherwise, it was a beautiful day and a delicious experience.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food and service every time, never an exception in 30 years. The patio is especially lovely.

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This was a disappointing dinner. The food timing was way off. Entrees were not brought out together and then one of the dishes had a small rock in it. Despite the overall good reviews on multiple sites, I found the food underwhelming.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Friends from out of town

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Extraordinary restaurant .. Best italian in town and extraordinary service

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Asked for quiet table and ended up at a table in bar next to 6 very loud men at the bar.
At times could'nt hear each other talk. Very unpleasant!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The service was quite good. Many people came by the table; all were pleasant, helpful and arrived on time. The cauliflower cakes were really superb. The salad was good, and the pizza was just how we like it . . . thin crust and cooked through. Well done.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Been there about 5 or 6 times now and food is always consistently good. Friendly and courteous staff and always attentive. I would recommend this place and go back again and again. It was and is favorite of our cousins who have lived in La Jolla for over 40 years and have been going there forever.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always amazing, never dissappointed. Love the service, food is delicious (we tried the meatloaf and it was awesome), the ambiance is a mix of lively, warm and romantic. Can’t wait to come back.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The service and food were amazing. The only (small) issue was that because we were outside, little bugs were falling from the tree on the patio. They were harmless and stopped after a bit, but when we told the staff, they didn’t offer to seat us inside.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We had a fantastic early dinner here with our five year old daughter. Excellent house made pasta and beef carpaccio. Extensive kids menu. We will return soon!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Saw Piatti recommended on a couple websites, not at the top on any, but not sure why--we decided to try it anyway. Nice walk from our hotel. Happily pleased, it was everything we needed: ambiance, great staff, wonderful food. Would highly recommend and will return when/if we are back in La Jolla again.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Piatti is one of the best Italian restaurants in San Diego for these reasons: the food is of high quality, with generous portions, the ambiance is like a cozy home, the wait staff is friendly and competent, and most importantly, it is a great value. Finding a neighborhood gem in La Jolla with prices this reasonable for food this amazing is rare. Try the mushroom rotolo or the beef rib cannelloni. Love this place!

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

This is the place we always go with this couple, We are never surprised. Everything is great

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great service and great food!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great food and service. Noisy though.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

I find the ambiance of the outdoor seating at Piatti magical and the food equally enchanting and quite delectable.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Can't wait to dine there again, very good food, and fun restaurant to treat your friends and family

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Some of the best food we have ever eaten! It never disappoints. FABULOUS!!!!

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