Piazza 1909

4.8
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387 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
We are no longer taking reservations through OpenTable. Please go to our website at www.piazza1909.com or call us at (858) 412-3108 to make a reservation.
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OT
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting with friends

Y
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you. Every time I am in town I make a point to have dinner at Piazza. Always enjoyable. Great food. Great people.

OT
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Absolutely awful from beginning to end. We had a horribly rude and unfriendly waiter named Stefano. The food was also tasteless. Worst minestrone soup I’ve ever eaten (and I’ve been to Italy several times) I had to send it back because it tasted like dish water with a couple of chunks of butternut squash in it. Stefano was beyond disgusted that I wanted to send it back. My friend’s Pesto dish was literally worse than what you could throw together at home with a store bought jar of pasta sauce and my Risotto was also pretty terrible, but I forced it down so as not to further incur the wrath of our surly waiter, who seemed truly inconvenienced every time he came to our table. Just don’t waste your time or money here!! There are far better more authentic and friendly restaurants in San Diego (like Buena Forchetta).

Piazza 1909
Responded on November 8, 2019

Thanks for your feed back. I have talked to our server & mgr and they did everything to accommodate your requests, from changing your table three times, taking out of the check what you did not like and prepare other dishes, in order to please you. Unfortunately, he felt distressed, but he did not have any intention of being rude, and we are sorry you had that impression. As a chef, I use the best fresh ingredients & I wish to welcome you in my kitchen & prepare a great meal on your next visit

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OT
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monthly friends dinner

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant.

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m
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service ; the portions are big so be careful when ordering :)

JM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Piazza 1909, and again we loved it. Our first occasion there was Sunday Harp Brunch. The brunch was delicious and the harp was heavenly. On Thursday evening we returned to dine and enjoy live classical guitar music. Molto bello.

ER
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took by niece and nephew for brunch on Sunday. We were a little early but were seated right away. Fun place. Mostly outdoor seating but nice to be able to chose between sun or shade. Very pleasant staff. Excellent menu choices and service. Food was prepared quickly and correctly. They had a lady playing the harp while we were there and that was quite lovely and added to the overall good ambiance of the place!

JM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our whole experience at the Harp Brunch on Sunday at Piazza 1909. The food was perfect and delicious, the service was excellent, and the beautiful harp music just added to the ambiance. We will return.

K
San Diego
125 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place & all the homemade pastas. Menu is varied but not too much and the food is great. Service is very good also. I recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I’d give it 4.5+ stars overall if I could, but no option to. Great place, great service, good food, comfortable and relaxed. Will definitely go back.

T
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service superb, ambiance with live music on patio made it special

DK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance and very nice live music when we visited Friday night. We’ll definitely be back whenever we are in town.

OT
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piazza 1909 is one of my favorite restaurants in SD. I came with my son for dinner today and it was heavenly delicious! Every dish was perfect for my picky taste. I always feel welcomed here. I definitely recommend this restaurant for any occasion! Will be back.

LM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic on every level. Will definitely be going back!

b
San Diego
69 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mamma Mia, what a fantastic dinner we had on our most recent visit to Piazza 1909. Chef Stefano had some very interesting specials on the menu and we decided to try a few of them. The Braesola Fagioletti, I think it was called was bursting with flavors in your mouth. A combo of goat cheese and pears wrapped up in cured beef pinched into parcels served with caponata and arugula was just fantastic. The Tagliolini Tartufo, pasta with truffle was outstanding. The pasta noodles were light and fresh and the truffle flavor, well, who doesn't like truffles? I could eat it everyday and have been thinking of it non stop. Our server Riley is so professional and helpful and attentive without being overbearing. A perfect dinner out!

OT
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting up with old friends in a pleasant setting with wonderful food and excellent service. Who could ask for more?

TB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing on all levels!
We had the privilege of meeting to owner, her sons and interacted with the best servers you could ask for!
We eat plant based...it’s amazing when you can find Italian food/pizza this good! A little taste of Italy in a perfect spot in La Jolla. How lucky are we!!!

F
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service are always fantastic at Piazza 1909. Highly recommend the specials and paired wines.

KC
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fresh food, lots of unique menu items and all really good.
Each time we go, we enjoy the whole dinner.

g
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not as good as I remembered. There were no veal dishes on the menu. The food we ordered (different pastas ) cam to the table quite cold.

OT
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed this restaurant very much. It had been recommended and we were not disappointed. Staff is friendly and helpful with wine selection. Accommodated special requests easily with no fuss.

Plan to go back soon.

H
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waiter Stefan.
Great food.
Outside seating wonderful view.
Quiet not loud.
Fresh fish well prepared.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Host and waiters not welcoming. Trying to rush us out for an 8:30 reservation when they close at 10. Food and wine were good.

GC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and first class service!

LL
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was up to par.

RG
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza! Just get it!

OT
Munich
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sehr gut Salate. Ansprechendes Ambiente und aufmerksamer und schneller Service.

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OT
San Diego
107 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Like this restaurant a lot since they have really good indoor and outdoor seating - the menu selection is also varied and for sure we will go back ...

BE
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good value, moderate price. they have nice outdoor seating in front, and beautiful indoor/outdoor seating toward the back with black table clothes. If/when we go back i'd ask for one of the back, outdoor tables.

L
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Waited over an hour for my salad to be served.

OT
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my second time eating at this restaurant. I enjoyed it more the second time than the first. My dinner was good and the service was good and the people were friendly. We dined outside which made it a nice experience. All around, I would recommend this restaurant. The food is good and I really enjoyed my chocolate gelato with espresso.

AM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I read the reviews of this restaurant and went because of that and it did not disappoint! We were all so happy that it was so delicious!!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meals, service, and place.

P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

The pizza was bad lasta night

PC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant in every way! I enjoy the ambience, the food, the service... perfection!

M
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just like the first time I ate at Piazza 1909, the food is fantastic and the service is outstanding. Just enough interaction with the servers to not feel bothered. Great suggestions on food options and always available to refill our glasses.

SM
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was so good we went there twice - and we were only in town two nights!! Very authentic and reasonable prices (especially given its in La Jolla). The staff was excellent!!

OT
Puebla
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

La comida estuvo espectacular, deliciosos los ravioles y el volcán de postre. La chica que nos atendió muy amable y nos hizo muy buenas recomendaciones. Los platillos los hacen al momento y tardaron en llegar.

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d
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was very disappointing !