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Piatti - La Jolla

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2182 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3214 (La Jolla Shores Drive)
+1 858-454-1589
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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La Jolla,CA
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This longrunning Italian restaurant has a delightful patio and a great location in La Jolla Shores (if you can park). Pizzas are authentic and superb prepared in a woodburning oven. Pastas are delicious (especially the pappardelle. The meats and fish are OK, but not notable. Sunday brunch was superb and a pleasant surprise after a morning on the beach.

Thank ManOLaJolla
San Diego, California
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546 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant has been very consistent over the last twenty years. The service is always excellent. It is a can't miss restaurant. I recommend sitting on the back patio, since it is more quiet than the main dining room.

Thank baltoro
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was good. Got a table right away, though it was very busy, and they told us that we needed a reservation. Heated patio was very nice. Cauliflower cakes were not as good as we were hoping, no flavor, but the butternut squash was wonderful.

Thank Heather S
Henderson, Nevada
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288 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a little trouble getting there because the street nearby was tore up for construction. The food was very good and the service was also very attentive. We had a reservation for 7:30, arrived 10 minutes early and we were seated immediately. Piatti"s has a modern look with a view of the open kitchen. The tables are on a rough... More 

Thank Clifford L
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really fun place. I wish I lived closer so I could try more things on the menu. My friend had the lemon sauce pasta and I had the roasted chicken. It was very good, though the spinach was oily and I found it all kind of rich. That's mostly because I had been eating very clean for... More 

Thank Chevy S
Champagne-Ardenne, France
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always great service and food. Nice ambience and a very good menu. We go every time while in La Jolla.

Thank pam p
New South Wales, Australia
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95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here twice and loved it both times. Food and service were excellent. Lovely atmosphere. Garden is beautiful. Highly recommended.

Thank Jamaican-Luck
Huntington Woods, Michigan
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130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This friendly Italian restaurant had top notch service. We had a six year old with us and our server knew to bring her food first. The butter lettuce salad was delicious as were the margarita pizza and butternut squash ravioli. I'd come back just for the bread which they graciously gave me some butter.

Thank Judy G
Southwick, Ma.
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

our waiter at Cody's restaurant in LaJolla recommended this Italian rest. for dinner and we were glad we went. We had a great experience as my husband and I love Italian food and it was well worth it.

Thank Leesmuffin
Northern Virginia
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sat outside under the fabulous ficus tree on the patio and shared an endive salad with arugula, grana padano and lemon vinaigrette. My husband got the homemade ricotta spinach basil ravioli with lemon cream sauce, which was excellent. I got the saffron pappardelle with shrimp which was good, but the noodles were a little thick/heavy for me. The service... More 

Thank Candace C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
Italian, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?