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About Piatti - La Jolla

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.

2182 Avenida de la Playa
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
La Jolla Shores Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 454-1589

Website:
http://www.piatti.com/lajolla/

Catering:
Piatti offers catering for parties of 40 or less.

Executive Chef:
Pepe Ccapatinta

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Piatti - La Jolla Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (99)
Neighborhood Gem (82)
Special Occasion (76)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (76)
Good for Birthdays (59)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
Authentic (52)
Casual (51)
Romantic (48)
Cozy (44)
Great for Lunch (41)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Good for Groups (38)
Worth the Drive (38)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Bar Seating (31)
Fun (29)
Notable Wine List (28)
Comfort Food (27)
Business Meals (25)
Hot Spot (24)
Kid-friendly (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
People Watching (14)
Happy Hour (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Healthy (8)
Seasonal (8)
Disabled Access (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Scenic View (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (3)
Vegan (3)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Waterfront (2)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great food. Great service. No fault of the restaurant but construction in the area made it noisy outside. Highly recommend.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

First time at Piatti, work up the street and went for lunch with a friend who has been dining at Piatti for years. It was excellent.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

We were a little disappointed to be sat in an empty room when the other room was fun and bustling and the outdoor patios were busy but not full as well. We had our teens with us so we felt like we were put into a “kid room” for punishment. We asked to be moved to the patio and the hostess instantly accommodated us. Patio is pretty and has heaters. Server was very nice but not very attentive. Food was richer than we needed but excellent.

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·Dined 6 days ago

We love Piatti. This was our third time there, and it never disappoints! The food is EXCELLENT! The patio is beautiful and the atmosphere is just amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Never had anything here that wasn't excellent, plus friendly and efficient staff!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Cozy restaurant with nice ambiance. Food had a fresh home made taste and was nicely presented. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. We had a nice relaxing dinner to celebrate our birthdays and they gave us a complimentary tiramisu.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 14, 2017

All went well. Got in, ordered and had salads and a pasta. All OK.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was excellent! The olives and carpaccio were unique and delightful. The homemade papardelle was exquisite and the short rib canneloni was hearty and perfectly prepared.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Always a favorite for us!
We love this restaurant. Great food, impeccable service and what amazing atmosphere out on the patio under the tree.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Not too far from the beach, in a nice quiet area of La Jolla, very nice atmosphere, great bar setting, amazing Italian food, great service!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food! Saffron papperadelle is a must!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2017

My favorite Italian restaurant in San Diego! Delicious cuisine. Be sure to try the Rotolo. Piatti's has a lively atmosphere inside, along with lovely outdoor dining available, too.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We've been to Piatti's many times and we can always count of having a good experience. Food is good, service is good and everyone has a good time.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Italian food at its best and not pricey super fresh pasta intimate setting nice bar outdoor dining option too

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Group of friends gathered for a casual get together and the food, service and atmosphere were great for the occasion! The short rib cannelloni was outstanding!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This restaurant has always been a favorite of mine. The food is consistently good as is the quality. The outdoor patio is amazing with a gorgeous old Ficus Tree in the middle, all lit up. It is a great place to take people out to dinner. You need to make reservations well in advance if you would like to dine before 8:00 pm

The only negative is that there is no valet parking- the restaurant is very busy as well as other places in the same area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Pasta always great as was the veal. Friend said the fish (Mahi) wasn’t great.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always consistent! Always delicious. Never disappointed.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good service. Food was ok but not notable in terms of quality Italian dining.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Breeders Cup

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We visit Piatti anytime we’re near La Jolla. Great venue, appetizers, salads and entrees,

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We love Piatti--we are repeat customer's who will continue going back!

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Host was great and seated us early. Drinks in bar very unique and good and bartender was engaging. Server was a bit pompous and not overly friendly. Food was fantastic.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants- delicious food, nice ambiance and great service. A weekend treat!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Tapas
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Piatti never disappoints. Friendly and exceptionally attentive wait staff and outstanding food at an affordable price. I love the softly lit, intimate patio. Parking can be a challenge so allow a little extra time.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Yet another delightful meal here! The cauliflower cake appetizer is superb!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very nice place with excellent food and excellent service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food, service, attention to detail and ambiance! Thank you for a memorable dinner!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Wonderful ambiance, as well as food. Will definitely be back. Highly recommend for those looking for a great meal in a cool setting.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Service was excellent. The calendar was very good but the parpedella was bland and shrimp overcooked.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Absolutely amazing restaurant. Every bite was full of flavor and the setting was amazing. Find out for yourself. You'll be glad you did.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had an outstanding dinner with wonderful food and especially superb service!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Restaurant food par with other Piatti restaurants we have visited.
We were there during busy dinner time and staff appeared overwhelmed as service was slow.
Something unique happened to me and my guest which we all found interesting ...
The waiter (who appeared to be in a rush all the time) kept spilling both water when refilling our glasses ... and spilling wine when refilling glasses!
We decided to refill our glasses ourselves ... to help our waiter ... and to make sure we were not wasting good wine.
I assume this is an isolated event.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We celebrated a birthday. The menu had our birthday guest's name on top of the menu. Nice touch. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I am gluten free and I had a delicious meal, as well. We will return.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

terrible food and service. low prices however. parking is difficult. we will not go back

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always a great meal.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Used to live in La Jolla but had never been to Piatti. I grew up eating Italian food so am discerning. But the food and service were excellent. They honored my request for a table on the patio. Everything was terrific. Will definitely return for dinner next time I'm in SD.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We went for my bf's birthday. The waitress took forever to come over and was barely present throughout the night. I was underwhelmed. Also, no special anything for birthday :(
It was not a special experience in any way.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Seated us (party of 2) in room with several large noisy parties. Ambience was lost. Service was slow. Food a little over priced. Probably wouldn't return.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Very nice sweetbreads and saffron pappardelle. Excellent service. Reasonable price. Little loud

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