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Piatti - La Jolla

4.6
4.6
4158 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 64 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 4,158 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. L

    Leen

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    food was well prepared and nicely seasoned. Starters were delicious. Pasta homemade
  2. SE

    SandraE

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful little place. Food was great with great prices. Service was quick.
  3. ST

    SpiritTourist

    Los Angeles

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been coming to Piatti for many, many years. We are guaranteed a good meal at this La Jolla restaurant. Service is good though sometimes the bar orders can be a bit slow when the bar area is busy. The rotolo is delicious, the beef carpaccio as well. Thursdays, I think, they have ossobuco, which my parents really like. The patio area inside de restaurant is nice at night. Highly recommended!
  4. F

    Fern

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. My family loved and we’ll be back soon.
  5. DL

    DeeL

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Fellow diners liked their dishes - mine not so much - I had the cavatappi which was overcooked; sausage was good; if you list spinach as an ingredient it should have more than 8 leaves. They seem understaffed and haggard which is sad. No specials offered (because of understaffing?!) Paying for bread and dip (love their dip!) is a terrible trend and should stop. Lots of Italian restaurants in La Jolla and surround, and competition could kill Piatti if they don't improve.
  6. MC

    MaryamC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    My canollini had alot of fat grizzles. My husband orechetta dish was salty.
  7. AA

    AnthonyA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Terrible service. Had to keep asking waiting for waiting to bring items that he should have brought to the table. Had to waive down the water several times … 1. Waiter served room temperature water , asked for cold water. 2. Straws not provided with lemonades 3. Had to ask for Crushed peppers 4. Had to ask for pepper 5. Had to stack plates because table not cleared
  8. MS

    MichelS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The restaurant charges a 4% additional tax. When I asked what that was for the waiter just pointed me to the menu stating that these 4% are added by the restaurant owner to "meet their commitments" or something like that which does not really tell me anything about what this is for. That was pretty lame
  9. J

    J30912

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The foods are good, but ordinary. The service was not good.
  10. DP

    DougP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Piatti in La Jolla always a great experience! Thank you
  11. D

    Donna

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner, and our server was amazing and was very creative to arrange vegan dishes for us. In general I wish there could be more vegan options.
  12. L

    Lennyb

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about this place. Food, service, ambiance. All outstanding
  13. JT

    JayT

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic birthday dinner with family on the Patio. We’ve been coming to Piatti’s for over 30 years and never disappointed.
  14. PK

    PauKe

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great Italian food with an amazing outdoor back patio
  15. R

    Restpatron

    San Diego

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Piatti always has great, tasty food. Good size portions!! Wonderful servers, aiming to please the customer. Prices have recently increased again. But still this is one of our favorite restaurants!!
  16. DF

    DidierF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    20 or 30 years later, I still love coming to your restaurant at least a couple of times a month. Other restaurants should learn from you. Didier
  17. c

    calidiner

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The cannelloni and bolognese were fantastic.
  18. CK

    CynthiaK

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening! The outdoor patio is magical, and the food is outstanding, especially the cannelloni and lemon raviolis.
  19. JD

    JaneD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Piatti disappointed us last night. It has been our go-to restaurant for many years, but last night's pappardelle were inedible - doughy and undercooked. If not for our long history of good times at Piatti, we would never be going there again.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a superb meal, deliciously prepared and served on as beautifully arranged setting.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The 4% service charge was not known until after paying.
  22. b

    bebec

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was delish! Staff was very accommodating and the food was so good. Highly recommend
  23. M

    Maura

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful & relaxing, cozy corner table , date night with another couple. Food, wine, service, everything was perfect.
  24. j

    juliel

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner par excellence! It’s been many years since I last dined at Il Piatti. They are as great as they were back then! Food was fantastic(fried calamari, Caesar salad, complimentary tiramisu.) Great ciabatta and dip. Will definitely return when I’m back in the area!
  25. DC

    DanC

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Piatti is one of our favorite restaurants. We wish we lived a little closer so we could visit more often. Patio dining is our favorite location in the restaurant. I believe most anyone will enjoy the dining experience at this restaurant in La Jolla.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent. Coming back
  27. b

    bobs

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greatr location! Excellent food and service! I would recommend to all!
  28. KK

    KarenK

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    We were seated in the courtyard at a table that shouldn’t have been placed there. We were also seated next to a large party that was very loud and obnoxious. Our server was inattentive and never asked us how anything was or we would have told him instead of giving this review. Expensive and mediocre.
  29. TE

    TanyaE

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sammy was amazing, the food was divine and we will continue to come back every year for our anniversary.
  30. G

    Good2eatout

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Not the same as it was and many well-loved dishes have changed (e.g. ravioli with lemon sauce) or disappeared (lamb sandwich), but still serves up tasty food. Service could be improved with training. Recommend the outdoor patio/courtyard whenever possible.
  31. B

    Blanchetta

    Phoenix

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had not been here in years. It was lovely
  32. AM

    AMBERS

    San Diego

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing night! Great food and great service!!! We sat outside and had a lovely table! An overall awesome experience!!!
  33. EC

    ECSD

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An early evening family birthday celebration at Piatti’s was delightful and delicious. We enjoyed piping hot bread and salmon appetizer before our delicious entrees of freshly made pastas, veal and seafood. Our waiter Alejandro was friendly and attentive and opened a special bottle of champagne we brought for the occasion and brought chilled glasses and an ice bucket to our table. We also brought a cake which was sliced and served after the birthday song. Everyone from the greeters to wait staff and servers were very friendly and seemed to enjoy the happiness of our special occasion. We have been to Piatti’s several times in the past few months and have never been disappointed! We especially enjoy dining on the patio. This time we were inside due to threatening weather and the atmosphere was very elegant.
  34. GD

    GregD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Nice place, delicious meals. Our waiter was just “average”, he didn’t tell about the specials, we overheard another waitress describing it to the table behind us, which sounded very good.
  35. KD

    KinDM

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Piatti is always amazing! My friend and I each tried something new and we were both very pleased!
  36. TB

    ThomasB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner, excellent wine and superb service
  37. LH

    LynnH

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good meal. Great service.
  38. JD

    JoseD

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente atención en la mesa. Buenos los calamares, la pasta, el sándwich y la ensalada. Igualmente, muy bueno el menú infantil y los helados
  39. l

    laurar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great but please have the bus boy wait for patrons to finish eating. He stacked the plates on the table while several of us were still eating because a few were finished. Very uncomfortable. It’s not like they were closing. He needs to be trained to be at a restaurant like this!
  40. NA

    NoahA

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant - friendly staff good food. Thanks

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 4.6 stars by 4158 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 64 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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