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Bernini's Bistro

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7550 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4839
+1 858-454-5013
Today
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

If you're looking for good food that's reasonably priced Bernini's Bistro is worth trying. I had the lasagna and my wife had the trout almondine. Both dishes were delicious. For dessert we recommend the bread pudding which has a Bananas Foster flavor. The service and atmosphere were excellent. The restaurant is within walking distance of many local hotels and the... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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286 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Pretty decor is the only nice thing we can say for this disappointing stop for lunch. Wait staff were ineffecient, dripped food on us (with no offer to clean or money off bill, from olive oil all over my wife's sweater), did not know the menu, got orders wrong and just plain sucked a big one. Food came out of... More 

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Thank Robert F
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My friend and I dined here on our last in La Jolla. We had the hamachi tower, which was incredible followed by the pasta with a leek cream sauce - so delicious and so decadent. They also have a great wine list with some excellent California selections. I will definitely return on my next trip to La Jolla.

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Thank Diane H
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I came here with my wife and parents after spending some time at the beach in the AM. The skillet dishes are second to none! Service is impeccable!

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Thank Gregory K
las vegas
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356 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Nice evening for four at Bernini's in La Jolla. The food was generally very good with the exception of the ciopinno which needs some work spice wise. It was much too bland. Good menu and friendly wait staff in a nice atmosphere. We will return.

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istanbul
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Very special meals. We had meat as dinner and it was really good. The service was perfect. If you have time to visit la jolla, try this place

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Thank denizs80
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Really nice local place. Good food and service. Grest Brussel Sprouts and pizza. Try Fettucini Nero. Nice Tiramasu. Just an excellent place to go.

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Thank Timmullenmorse
Bakersfield, California
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Casual bistro in La Jolla ! Very pleasant atmosphere and décor ! Parking is a little crazy - as everywhere in La Jolla but we are glad that we went to enjoy a great dinner ! A special mention to Trevor for his outstanding service and attitude !

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Thank Sandy G
Phoenix, Arizona
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner at this restaurant. Food was very good and our server, Trevor, was very attentive. Loved the short ribs and the pollo picatta. Wonderful ambiance.

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Thank Jasmine61
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Casual, but very good Italian home cooking. Happy Hour affords reduced wine prices. Can't beat the homemade pasta and meatballs! Dining inside, outside patio, or at the bar.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7550 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4839
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-5013

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