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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

based on recent ratings
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 (95)
Neighborhood Gem (82)
Special Occasion (79)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (78)
Good for Birthdays (62)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
Authentic (52)
Casual (51)
Romantic (48)
Fit for Foodies (45)
Cozy (44)
Good for Groups (43)
Worth the Drive (42)
Great for Lunch (38)
Bar Seating (32)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Fun (31)
Business Meals (27)
Comfort Food (25)
Notable Wine List (25)
Hot Spot (24)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Kid-friendly (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
People Watching (14)
Great for Brunch (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Healthy (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Seasonal (8)
Quick Bite (6)
Scenic View (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Live Sports (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Organic (2)
Waterfront (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful food friendly staff opentable reservation helped.

Tags: Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The food and the service was spectacular, and not terribly expensive for fancy Italian food. My only complaint is that I made reservations for a business dinner and they sat us right next to the kitchen, so it was difficult to hear eachother and conduct business. I was not expecting the restaraunt to be so loud and busy on a Wednesday.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

We met long time friends for dinner. We had a good window table. The food and service was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Outdoor patio dining is a great setting. Food and service is fantastic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The atmosphere was fun, the food was delicious and our server had great energy

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

My all time favorite Italian restaurant! The food here are always fresh, flavorful, & on point! A lovely dinner date place. Great staff & service too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I’m leaving this comment after a few not so fab dinners at this particular location. This review is about our visit the other night: Our waitress was perfect in every way. Our food was not so stellar. They forgot the chicken in my kid’s chicken pasta dish. My steak wasn’t flavorful nor hot, my Brussels sprouts weren’t cooked as they have been on every other visit to Piatti at another location (Danville— they’re delicious there), and they re-seated us TWICE (“Oh, whoops; this table is reserved.”) Having grown up with Piatti Danville, attending college with Piatti Sacramento, and now living near Piatti La Jolla, I can assuredly say that La Jolla’s location is the lowest performer in a group of restaurants that I can usually depend on for a delicious (no complaints) dinner. Bummer.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything was great except the table should be used to seat two not three

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food is amazing and the vibe is happening. A great place to entertain friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We've been coming here from the date it opened...and before many of the service staff was even born! We even watched OJ in his White Ford Bronco on TV while the Police were chasing him from the TV at Piatti's Bar!!! Its a neighborhood gem.....we'll always be back.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great pre-show dinner venue...My friends and I enjoyed our meals and we're very impressed..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Christmas outing with a friend

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

AS ALWAYS....AMAZING FRESH FOOD AND DELICIOUS!! NOISE LEVEL PRETTY HIGH BECAUSE OF PRIVATE PARTIES. STILL WORTH IT.....FOOD ALWAYS SO SO GOOD!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I’d been looking forward to dining here to celebrate my son’s 19th birthday.

I won’t return. I was very disappointed with lackluster service in which the proverbial ball was dropped, inexcusably.

First, lackluster service started with our server, who couldn’t answer simple questions about basic menu items (i.e., is the mushroom soup cream dominant or a touch of cream?). OK, it’s a solveable problem and not that big a deal. I’m not nit picky, I didn’t care so much and it didn’t stop me from getting the soup, which was excellent.

However, my pizza was average at best, certainly nothing to write home about. And while I said yes that I’d have a second glass of wine when she asked attentively, the server took a very long time to bring it. So long, my meal was long finished. I no longer really wanted the wine, but accepted it. I expected at least a festive end to the evening so I wasn’t going to make a big deal. But clearly, our server was not so good.

My expectation of the end of the evening was due to my conversation with whoever manned the phone earlier. I requested a dessert for my son with a candle. It’s his birthday.

I was really excited, they said they’d print a special menu to say happy birthday and. bring dessert.

But they didn’t — and I’d had enough with the lacking service, and the average meal.

The following night I made it up to my son across the street at Osteria Romantica.

At Osteria Romantica, the menu in my opinion has plenty of choices to satisfy most everyone, I find the preparation of what I ate (a shrimp dish in a slightly spicy red sauce) to be simple (which I like), flavorful and portioned properly (enough to satisfy a big eater like me but not overly so).

And the value/pricing at Osteria Romantica can’t be matched, in my experience in La Jolla.
And the service was excellent. And they did follow through with birthday celebration dessert, unlike Piatti.

Go to Osteria Romantica. No contest.

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vip
 (Toledo)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Yes, everything was wonderful, the food, the service & the atmosphere

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Wonderful experience, always prompt and attentive, even with a big group. Food was delicious..Thanks for being awesome!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 29, 2017

All four diners were very pleased with their selection for lunch. Service was outstanding and personable

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food! Butternut squash ravioli - I can't resist. Clean, bright atmosphere. Great for a business lunch or a date.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always very good and reliable
Lasagne is delicious

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Our party ordered four different dishes ranging from salad to pizza to cannelloni. All were excellent. As usual, the service was very attentive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Always love Piattis. Great food, great service, family friendly.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Exceptional! This is a great place, for wonderful food, great service and always interesting specials.....

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our server was very nice and attentive and did not rush us on a very busy night.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Cozy
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

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 on November 21, 2017

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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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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