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Piatti - La Jolla

4.7
4.7
4008 Reviews
$30 and under
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 english muffin with basil hollandaise) along with omelets and breakfast pizzas.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 454-1589

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Pepe Ccapatinta

  • Catering

    Piatti offers catering for parties of 40 or less.

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Kasey Avedesian: (858) 454-1589

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Cross street

    La Jolla Shores Drive

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Courtyard Patio

    Multiple dates available
    Dine under the tree outdoors.
  • Indoor Dining

    Multiple dates available
    Welcome back to Piatti's dining room!
  • Pedestrian Way Patio

    Multiple dates available
    Dine under the stars, great people watching along the closed streetway.

What 4,008 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. CB

    CBuk

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the food was amazing. Highly recommend
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  3. i

    icnan

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service great table.
  4. S

    Sfbayrich

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always
  5. SW

    ShoreWalker

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Piatti is a short walk from our home, and after almost three decades it is still our primary go-to restaurant in La Jolla Shores. There are several vegetarian choices and all the food I've had there is very good.
  6. NC

    NicoleC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Great atmosphere, wonderful staff and service.
  7. LU

    LULUSAAB

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    La comida es muy mala
  8. D

    Debi

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    The restaurant booked an extremely large party. The kitchen could not keep up. Service was disrupted for the remaining customers which was not the wait staff’s fault. It took over an hour for us to receive our pasta dinners. Our waitress told us that dessert would take about the same time because of the party. We paid and left. Management should have closed the restaurant to other customers. It was an unpleasant experience.
  9. f

    freespirit

    Seattle

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great evening at Piatti!!! Thank you!
  10. SH

    SpencerH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience from start to finish. We arrived early and were able to get a drink at the bar. The bartender was friendly and the drinks were great. The hostess let us know when out table was ready and escorted us to our table. The waiter was friendly and attentive throughout the meal. The food was fantastic as always. Highly recommend this place.
  11. M

    Maxx

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It seems like they change the portion sizes of the plates and cocktails price are very high
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Another enjoyable evening with a friend and the food never disappoints!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Two of our three plates were exceptional. The ribeye was delicious and perfectly cooked, the steamed broccoli was unremarkable, and the fried potatoes were inedible. I asked for mashed potatoes which were very good. My spouse had the raviolis and a friend had the veal which were fantastic!
  15. DM

    DMhand

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    spouse birthday
  16. KB

    KathyB

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Sam, the host, saved the day. It was noted in reservation it was my 70th bday, and he greeted me with “Happy birthday”. Our waiter was a drag: he never smiled once; forgot or never knew it was my bday; seemed just anxious to get us done and gone. So when Sam walked by our table (two-seater entrance side next to coral tree at 6 pm, June 24—maybe you can figure out the waiter), I asked if Piatti’s acknowledged bdays with a gratis dessert. He confirmed and hurried to bring me one. Normally, I love the food here. But this time the veal piccata was way too salty and sour. I didn’t send it back, but I told the waiter after the meal. He said, “I’ll pass along that note.” No “sorry” at all.
  17. SS

    SamS

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I do not understand why when I made this reservation you indicated that I would not get any points credited to me. Can you explain why that happened and more importantly fix the issue?
  18. C

    Cheuton

    Los Angeles

    147 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A longtime local favorite and deservedly so. The food is always reliably excellent. The service is efficient and friendly. I don't think this restaurant has ever let us down. Everything is good. The herbed olive oil served with the bread is really good. All the pastas are great. It's hard to pick specific favorites because everything is good.
  19. g

    guido

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    party of 7 for lunch. meals delivered randomly, last one delivered 10 minutes after first. Not the Piatti that was our go-to place.
  20. B

    Bryan

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    I have been to Piatti multiple times over the last 10 years. Unfortunately the quality of the food has gone downhill and at high prices. The ribeye at $40 was like an old time sizzler steak at 12.99 and the shrimp risotto at $30+ was sub par at best. It’s so unfortunate that Piatti has gone down hill so badly. I loved this place for years but I can’t come back until it changes.
  21. E

    Emily

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely day to be outside and in the shelter of that magnificent tree in the center of the courtyard. Food good as usual, tho I do wish they would cut the salt a bit. It would enhance the flavor and be much better, health-wise.
  22. JS

    JakiS

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening celebrating our 10th anniversary! Dustin was gracious and gave us a great table outside. Isaiah provided superb service, the drinks from Helena’s drinks were perfect! The food, as always, was delicious! Piattis has been a long time favorite and we are so thrilled to see the new staff carrying on the tradition of excellent.
  23. g

    georgem

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The waiter introduced himself when we were seated then went on a break for an hour without asking anyone else to cover for him. We finally asked a busboy for help, but a real waste of time. No apologies from the waiter when he came back. Abysmal service.
  24. CC

    CliffC

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing dinner at Piatti! Short walk to the shores, a perfect night in La Jolla.
  25. s

    sepia

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was Great as always
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, food always exceptional! Friendly service, for our four generations dinner. We were a a party of 10 and the serving team was phenomenal ensuring all guest had a wonderful time. Thanks
  27. CA

    ChristinaA

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the ambiance at Piatti is fantastic. My husband and I go often and I would highly recommend it!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always our favorite place to eat in San Diego. Food never disappoints.
  29. PS

    PaulS

    Tahoe

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was hot fresh and excellent service. This is our sixth visit.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good service and consistent quality food
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    It was my birthday and I put that down when I made the reservation but they never acknowledged it.
  32. n

    nanaya

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything’s good, atmosphere, drinks, foods, services. i think Piatti is no.1 Italian restaurant in Sam Diego
  33. WB

    WBDsr

    Dallas

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service. Good food. Nice outdoor seating.
  35. GJ

    GingerJ

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. Highly recommended....
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We were seated promptly and the food and service were outstanding.
  37. MH

    MinHeeY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The pasta and bruschetta were pretty good. The vinegrette and oil dip was a little spicy, which I enjoyed. I wish the rotolo pasta had more sauce on it.
  38. s

    sanghakh

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food took a long time to come out, but the food was great, service was great, with a reasonable price too.
  39. JM

    JoseM

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Acudimos regularmente con mi familia cuando estamos en la Jolla, como siempre excelente comida
  40. CM

    CMMSD

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We shared a salad, got a couple of pasta dishes and they were all very good and fresh. Good wine selection although a little pricey. Tte negative point was that the A/C was super high and we froze for most of our meal (it got better after some vino but we really needed it!).

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.7 stars by 4008 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Piatti - La Jolla

2182 Avenida de la Playa La Jolla, CA 92037

Additional information

  • Cross street

    La Jolla Shores Drive

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Pepe Ccapatinta

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 454-1589

  • Catering

    Piatti offers catering for parties of 40 or less.

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Kasey Avedesian: (858) 454-1589

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