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Bernini's Bistro

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Wed, 23/1
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
US$21 - US$30
CUISINES
European, Italian, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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meals, features

Menu

STARTERS
Cup $6.0
Bowl $8.5
Soup of the Day
Homemade; Daily selection
$12.9
Brussels Sprouts
duck bacon, garlic aioli, balsamic reduction
$15.0
Calamari Fritti
served with 3 shrimp, house cocktail sauce
$15.9
Crab Cakes
on a bed of mixed greens, lemon pesto aioli
$13.9
Shrimp Cocktail
jumbo Black Tiger shrimp, cucumber, house cocktail sauce
$13.9
Mozzarella Caprese
fresh mozzarella, kalamata olives, roma tomatoes, basil, avocado
$15.9
Seared Ahi Tataki
Ahi, sesame seed, chive, cilantro, maldon, napa cabbage, radish, pickled red onion, sesame vinaigrette
$14.9
Mussels
white wine sauce, tomatoes, garlic, shallots, french fries, lemon pesto aioli
FROM THE GARDEN
Add to any salad jumbo white beans +$2, flame broiled chicken breast +$5.50, grilled or blackened salmon, or shrimp +$6, filet mignon +$7
Little $8.0
Full $14.0
Sweet Walnut Salad
field greens, cranberries, apples, caramelized walnuts, balsamic vinaigrette
Little $8.0
Full $14.0
Caesar
hearts of romaine, croutons, shaved parmesan; Gluten Free without croutons
Little $11.0
Full $15.9
Beet Salad
field greens, tomatoes, shredded carrots, red onions, red and gold beets, walnuts, feta cheese, apple pecan vinaigrette
$16.0
Shrimp Louie Salad
romaine, field greens, egg, tomato, carrot, cucumber, avocado, bay shrimp, shaved shallot, radish
$15.9
Farmers Vegetable Salad
arugula, jumbo white beans, carrots, roasted peppers, roasted garlic, egg, avocado, grilled asparagus, our special green goddess dressing
$16.9
Grilled Shrimp Salad
field greens, romaine, tomatoes, feta, green onions, bell peppers, roasted almonds, balsamic vinaigrette
$16.9
Cobb Salad
flame broiled chicken breast, bacon, avocado, tomato, romaine, field greens, gorgonzola, hard boiled egg, ranch dressing
$16.9
Ahi Crunchy Salad
seared rare, field greens, shredded carrots, napa cabbage, sesame seeds, crispy wantons, soy vinaigrette
BURGERS, SANDWICHES & ENTREES
All sandwiches served with a choice of french fries, or baby greens. Gluten Free pasta +$3
$14.9
Berninis Signature Burger
cheddar cheese, grilled onions, bacon, fresh tomatoes, lettuce, mayo, brioche bun
$14.0
Greek Chicken Wrap
hummus, romaine, avocado, roasted red pepper, green onion, pesto aioli
$15.9
Prime Rib French Dip
thinly sliced fresh Prime Rib, ciabatta, au jus, creamed horseradish
$15.5
Salmon Sandwich
grilled salmon with roasted red pepper, arugula, dill and lemon pesto aioli on focaccia
$14.0
Chicken Salad Sandwich
chicken, celery, cranberries, pecans, mayo, malted brown bread
$14.5
Half Sandwich & Soup
1/2 Chicken Salad sandwich with a bowl of soup (no sides)
$18.0
Pistachio Crusted Salmon
French lentils, spinach, citrus beurre blanc
$19.9
Fettuccini Nero
home made organic fettuccini, leeks, shallots, garlic, shrimp, local wild scallops, leek cream sauce
$16.9
Cheese Ravioli
butternut squash, peas, sage, parmesan cream sauce
$14.9
Spaghetti Bolognese
signature home made bolognese sauce
WOODFIRED PIZZA
Gluten Free pizza +$4 (pizza available after 1pm)
$13.0
Pepperoni
pepperoni, mozzarella, tomato sauce
$14.9
Spinach & Ricotta
spinach, ricotta cheese, garlic, mozzarella
$17.0
Meat Lovers
pepperoni, beef short ribs, ham, bacon, mozzarella, tomato sauce
$14.9
Margherita
mozzarella, fresh roma tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, fresh mozzarella, tomato sauce
$16.0
Nature Lovers
caramelized onions, mozzarella, grilled zucchini, grilled peppers, jumbo white beans, artichoke hearts, garlic oil, pesto, parsley
$20.0
Everything but the Kitchen Sink
mozzarella, grilled peppers, grilled zucchini, mushrooms, grilled spanish onions, pepperoni, sausage, Canadian bacon, prosciutto, garlic oil
$16.0
Turkish Affair
Turkish all beef sausage, green peppers, spanish onions, mozzarella, tomato sauce
HOUSE SPECIALTIES
$13.9
Eggs Diavola
grilled polenta rounds (homemade corncakes), poached eggs, pasilla tomato sauce, cheddar cheese
$13.9
Berninis Benedict
our version poached eggs, English muffins, crumbled bacon, tomato, avocado Hollandaise
$13.9
Eggs Benedict
two poached eggs, Canadian bacon, English muffins, Hollandaise sauce
$14.9
Crabcake Benedict
crispy crab cakes, 2 poached eggs, pesto Hollandaise
$13.9
Lox
cream cheese, tomatoes, spanish onions, capers, bagel
$12.9
Breakfast Burrito
scrambled eggs, hash browns, green onions, guacamole, bacon and cheddar cheese all wrapped in a large flour tortilla
$13.9
Chicken Chilaquiles
grilled chicken, chilaquiles, two eggs, guacamole, cheddar
$13.9
Beef Short Rib Hash
onions, corn, peas, green onions topped with 2 over easy eggs
$10.0
Oatmeal
brown sugar, caramelized walnuts, bananas
$3.0
Homemade Baked Goods
ask for today's selection
BATTERS
$13.5
Been To Heaven and Back Waffle
kiwis, bananas, strawberries, Nutella, whipped cream, chopped walnuts
$10.9
Plain Belgian Waffle
plain, dusted with powdered sugar
$12.9
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
served with butter and syrup
$11.9
Buttermilk Pancakes
served with butter and syrup
$13.9
Stuffed French Toast
french toast stuffed with fresh strawberries, mascarpone cheese, whip, vanilla sauce
$11.9
French Toast
served with whipped cream
EGGS, OMELETS AND SKILLETS
Served with your choice of hash browns, rosemary potatoes, fresh fruit or green salad and homemade cheese scone (grain toast available upon request). Egg whites add $1.50. The skillets are baked in cash iron skillets
$11.9
Traditional Breakfast
two eggs any style
$12.9
Grilled Veggie Omelet
asparagus, broccoli, onion, tomato, swiss
$12.9
Artichoke Omelet
spinach, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, goat cheese
$12.9
Mediterranean Omelet
tomatoes, kalamata olives, fresh dill, feta
$13.9
Meat Lovers Omelet
Canadian bacon, sausage, green onions, mozzarella
$14.9
Filet Mignon Skillet
shredded filet mignon, bell peppers, onions, cheddar
$14.9
Crab Skillet
avocado, roasted bell pepper, shallots, garlic, mozzarella
$13.9
Southwest Omelet
avocado, pasilla chiles, mozzarella, applewood bacon
$13.9
Turkish Sausage Sucuk
3 eggs sunny side up with all beef sausage
SIDES
$4.5
Hash Browns
$4.5
Rosemary Potatoes
$4.0
Bacon
$4.0
Sausage
$7.0
Fruit
$5.0
Fries
$4.5
1 Pancake
$2.0
One Egg
$4.0
Two Eggs
$4.5
Egg Whites
DRINKS
$7.0
Mimosa
Champagne & Orange or Pomegranate juice
$8.0
Berninis Bloody Mary
Vodka & Tomato Juice dash of spice, bacon garnish
Small $3.0
Large $4.0
Fresh Squeezed Juice
freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit
$5.0
Berninis Organic Lemonade
with added hints of strawberry, mango, mint and lemon
$4.0
Organic Lemonade
$4.5
Clean Paradiso (Non-Alcoholic)
Pomegranate, lime, ginger beer, pineapple, sparkling water
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Bernini's is an easy go to. Food is all very nice, have never had a bad meal here. The bar is comfortable for a drink or a meal by yourself or with friends.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 2015tripper
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Nice local eatery in the La Jolla neighbourhood. We had the pizza and tuna and both were good. Service was good and our waiter was really nice giving us recommendations on what to do and see during our stay in San Diego. Nice atmosphere with...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank beanwandering
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Caesar salad was bland - basically lettuce, about 5 croutons and very little dressing. Pizza was disappointing. Very soggy, you have no choice but to eat it with a knife and fork as it cannot be picked up. You can do a lot better.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Inspire01665613348
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Our late dinner, outdoor, was with seared tuna and a woodfire pizza. The tuna was excellent as the pizza could have been larger, and the dough seemed to be pre prepared. The service was rushed, the pizza being ready before we finished our first dishes,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank longtravel09
Reviewed 2 October 2018

La Jolla is a very upscale part of San Diego. It is nice to find a cozy neighborhood restaurant there. The food and service is good. You can comfortably sit inside or outside.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CaliforniaLeslie
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

No complaints, food was solid, wait staff pleasant and accommodating. Nice patio. Overall a very solid choice but nothing I’d write home about. Some may thing 3* to be negative, but I don’t mean it that way. I mean that it is a solid choice...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank venturgrl
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We ate here on our first night in La Jolla. Excellent friendly service. Between us we had salad, pizza and their dinner special pasta all were very good. The restaurant is well established and whilst it is not on the bay it is well worth...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank PeterG022
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

On our first night in LaJolla, we went to Bernini’s for dinner. Although it is not on The Bay and does not sport great views, the sidewalk seating is fun and the food and service were excellent! In addition, they had a nice wine list...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 991maryal
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We had an anniversary dinner recently at Bernini's and were delighted with the European atmosphere and terrific menu. Lane was our server and went above and beyond to make our experience memorable with his welcoming attitude and spot-on recommendations. The restaurant has been there for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JamesHJr
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Found our way here after escaping crowds further south. Delightful weekend brunch choices, good lunch choices. One of group chose ahi crunch salad, said it was really good. Two omelets and one stuffed French toast on the order as well. All delicious. Wait staff friendly....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JB825
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I was a customer. You would need to contact the restaurant to obtain further ingormation regarding large parties and/or pricing. Thanks.
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