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Piatti - La Jolla

2182 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3214
+1 858-454-1589
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (76 reviews)
“cavatappi” (8 reviews)
“pappardelle” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2182 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3214
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1 - 10 of 612 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Sunday was our first visit to Piatti....we sat at the bar.....ordered some wine.......Helena the bar tender was great! Service was just right...the place was packed, a sign of good food!! We both loved our pasta dishes....we will be back!!!!

Thank KLDSanDiego
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Piatti is a truly La Jolla classic. Serving fabulous Italian dishes. The place is really nice and the the terrace is excellent. The food is fantastic ! Must try the beef carpaccio and the orrechieti pasta.

Thank Juan Pablo O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came around 21, and it was crowded and too dark in the restaurant. But the service was good and the pasta was very good!

Thank Guðrun J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere, people and service! We love the kindness of San Diego. This place does not throw you to the curb. They love to help and serve.

Thank bradgreer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was slow even when restaurant wasn't full at all, but I mean really slow. My daughter ordered veal scaloppini which was good, and I ordered a special pasta, it was the today's special, which was average. Location is good, couple blocks from the beach...More

Thank Serbay00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The customized happy birthday menu was the incredible beginning of a perfect meal. Italian that feels like you are in Italy. Food came out super fast- perfect- hot- delicious.

Thank Elissa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a white cloth restaurant with a white sheet of paper over it a clue?. The acoustic is terrible to the point that we had to ask to be moved because the section where we were sitter was so loud. The food selection is...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a large party in for a birthday. Great service and the food was all exceptional. I had the osso bucco special, which was grand. The salami and sausage pizza was excellent. The only weak link of all the various items we ordered around...More

Thank Vladimir1968
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

My friend has been going to Piatti for over 40 years. The last two times I've been there the food and service was amazing. No cheap but well worth the visit.

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Loved this restaurant, the service, the food, everything was excellent. Definitely make reservations for dinner. It was my favorite restaurant in San Diego on our family vacation.

Thank Amela N
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you serve wines by the glass?
28 January 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Elyse C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do- they have a house white that's a chardonnay and a longer wine by the glass list. Don't know what the house red is...
Matt C
Shorts and flip flops okay?
28 July 2016|
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Response from Andrea W | Reviewed this property |
The weather always calls for comfortable clothes. Don't have to dress up but casual short will be fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2182 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3214
    (La Jolla Shores Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-1589
  • E-mail
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