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Piazza 1909, La Jolla, CA
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Piazza 1909

4.6
4.6
516 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Piazza 1909 in the heart of La Jolla! Enjoy chef Stefano's exquisite Italian cuisine and daily specials in a beautiful Mediterranean setting. Great outdoor patios and private event spaces. Gluten free pasta, pizza and Vegan menu available. Best homemade Pasta in La Jolla. Organic, free range meat and fresh Seafood. Dog friendly. DINNER Tue-Sun & BRUNCH Sat & Sun. HAPPY HOUS Tue-Thu 4:30-5:30pm. Team Building cooking Classes. Private Chef Dinners & Catering. What else to say? If you are looking for a memorable Italian dining experience, you got to the perfect spot! Grazie e ci vediamo in Piazza!

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 29 times today

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 412-3108

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Stefano Ceresoli

  • Catering

    Chef-owner Stefano caters for you fabulous meals and is available to cook at your home for special occasions. Call Roberta at 858.349.7966 to help you with your catering needs, from small office parties to large private events and weddings. info@piazza1901.com<br />

  • Private party facilities

    A perfect venue to host your private event or corporate party.Large front patio with outdoor wine bar, perfect for cocktail parties. Private covered heated patios for banquets. Request a quote at www.Piazza1909.com or call Roberta at 858.349.7966 info@piazza1901.com

  • Private party contact

    Roberta: (858) 349-7966

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Cross street

    Silverado &amp; Kline

  • Parking details

    1 to 2 hrs parking limit during the day, until 6pmUnlimited after 6pm or all day on Sunday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 516 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. TR

    TexasR

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to catch up with friends. There is a vegan menu you can request!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I really enjoyed this restaurant! Great service and delicious food! I recommend this place.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and service.great place
  4. CP

    CactusPatch

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looking for wood fired pizza and chose 1909 based on reviews, location and they took open table reservations too. The Margarita pizzas were wonderful. They put a char on the crust which is the way we like them. Sauce was smooth and tart. Glad we went to 1909!
  5. A

    Audrey

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner with a friend for her birthday and enjoyed for about three hours. The family owned and run business id from Milan. This is delicious Italian. Would love for them to create a flight of pastas plate so I can try everything 😋
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cena Fin de año 2022
  7. MN

    MarisabellaN

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food! Complement to the chef. A small gem in La Jolla, that’s definitely worth trying.
  8. L

    Leta

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Felt like we were in Italy. Charming rustic ambiance- hood wine list- good SPECTACULAR! The Burrata one of the best we’ve had- if you like an excellent Bolognese you are in for a treat. Also the butter Romano pepper spaghetti was unique and delish. Topped off with an amazing Tiramasu! Service a tad slow but was NYE so expected.
  9. JF

    JaniceF

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Stefano gets pasts right! Outdoor dinning in The Village - fun!
  10. d

    demiz

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    The restaurant was very busy. Our waiter was sweet but very busy and took a while to get our food. The food was great and authentic. I would definitely recommend others to go.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully appointed outdoor space. Fun and festive.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed front porch seating, delicious pasta dishes and yummy desserts.
  13. s

    sdfoodie

    San Diego

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This delightful restaurant continues to be our "go to" place for authentic, delicious Italian food. With visiting family here who are vegan, I was pleasantly surprised to find a plethora of vegan options on their menu, and as usual the food and wine did not disappoint. We look forward to continuing to return here again and again.
  14. s

    shouldbeafoodcritic

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Unfortunately the first time we’ve eaten here and been disappointed. Half of the entrees were either cold and or over or undercooked. Usually everything is perfect, will definitely try again.
  15. EM

    ElenaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Chef Stephano and Piazza 1909. Always a great experience and will always come back for more!!!
  16. JF

    JanaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our Christmas Party @ Piazza 1909, the food and wine were delicious, the service was outstanding and the ambiance was warm and festive! Grazie!
  17. JE

    JenniferE

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Italian food, authentic! Great atmosphere outside with toasty warmers.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food!
  19. TU

    TheUnknownCritic

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Unfortunately most of the dishes we tried were very bland. The cioppino was just average, but at least it had seasoning in it. No seasoning or sauces whatsoever on 2 of the dishes, not even salt and pepper. The salad had no dressing on it- maybe just a little lemon juice, and the salad was served with a lemon wedge. We should have said something to the staff, but didn’t want to create an uncomfortable scene. They must have figured it out, because we ended up asking for salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar so we could season the food ourselves. When I asked, our server brought grated Parmesan cheese for the pizza, and that helped a bit, but it still needed a lot of salt and pepper. I like food that’s on the low end of the salt spectrum- I’m not a saltaholic. But most dishes need at least a little salt to be palatable. Two of the dishes we ordered had shrimp on them. That’s usually one of the highlights for me at most restaurants, but their shrimp didn’t taste good, even with a lot of added seasoning. Either they weren’t fresh, or they’re just low quality shrimp. We were both dissatisfied, and rushed home to make ice cream sundaes. Didn’t even think about getting dessert at the restaurant!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service, outstanding atmosphere. The food was beyond delicious and most important, healthy.
  21. D

    Duke

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My wife enjoyed the fish of the day dinner she had, my pasta di mare was a bit bland and there was not much seafood, a bit disappointing. The staff was excellent, very attentive and moving us to different table at our request due to a very loud diner at a table close by
  22. LN

    LNreview

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Service is always good at Piazza 1909. It feels like they are all in the same family. The dinner and lunch menu are better than brunch.
  23. OT

    OldTownGrad

    San Diego

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just outstanding in every way. Unpretentious and yet superb food, service, atmosphere. Best I’ve experienced in La Jolla village.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Celebrating a birthday for a friend. The service was very slow and at some times non existent. The food was okay. Over all I expected better.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    I love this place, however they sat us on the cold, didn’t offer bread till the last minute and had to ask the server to remind him. We where sat in the back alone while all the other tables where in the front.
  26. LS

    LiveSimply

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We sat inside on a Tuesday night. Took a bit of time for anyone to service our table, but once our waiter arrived, he was attentive. Not an exceptional ambience, but food was very, very good!
  27. B

    Bryan

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Piazza 1909 is one of my favorites in La Jolla. I have been going there for years and it never disappoints.
  28. L

    Lana

    Milwaukee

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent. The made from scratch pasta was wonderful. We were fortunate to be seated near where they were making desserts. They looked incredible. We were too full to order any dessert. Next time! I highly recommend this restaurant.
  29. DM

    DennisM

    Vancouver

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service. Love the place and they are dog friendly.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. The food is excellent and they have the best tiramisu in San Diego!
  31. JJ

    JJacobs

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service everyone was so attentive! We love your restaurant!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance, as always
  33. C

    Christine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic dinner here! The waitstaff was very friendly and attentive. Our waitress had great recommendations for the menu. The service was fast, and the timing of the courses was perfect. There are really pretty string lights on the outdoor patio and the music was great - very pretty classical guitar at a perfect volume. The food was fresh and everything tasted great. We can't wait to go back!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious. Would come again!!
  35. SC

    SeanC

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Service was just a notch below outstanding. Great venue and ambiance. The pizza and bruschetta were both great. Highly recommended.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting and food for our friendship reunion
  37. M

    Mamasherry

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place, our favorite restaurant, our favorite staff, the most delicious food!!
  38. C

    Cdopera

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the food!! And the atmosphere!!
  39. C

    Cdopera

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite restaurant. The staff are wonderful, food delicious - my pasta vegano is the best thing I’ve eaten!!! Love sitting on the front patio.
  40. SO

    ScottO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food and atmosphere at a wonderful family run restaurant. The pesce di giornio sea bass was excellent. The food is always great. I always look forward to the fresh bread with roasted pepper sauce.

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Piazza 1909 is rated 4.6 stars by 516 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Piazza 1909

7731 Fay Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Silverado &amp; Kline

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    1 to 2 hrs parking limit during the day, until 6pmUnlimited after 6pm or all day on Sunday

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Stefano Ceresoli

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 412-3108

  • Catering

    Chef-owner Stefano caters for you fabulous meals and is available to cook at your home for special occasions. Call Roberta at 858.349.7966 to help you with your catering needs, from small office parties to large private events and weddings. info@piazza1901.com<br />

  • Private party facilities

    A perfect venue to host your private event or corporate party.Large front patio with outdoor wine bar, perfect for cocktail parties. Private covered heated patios for banquets. Request a quote at www.Piazza1909.com or call Roberta at 858.349.7966 info@piazza1901.com

  • Private party contact

    Roberta: (858) 349-7966

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