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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
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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las vegas
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356 reviews
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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.

Thank gapcmp
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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

Thank denizs80
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91 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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.

Thank Timmullenmorse
Bakersfield, California
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27 reviews
17 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 !

Thank Sandy G
Phoenix, Arizona
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67 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.

Thank Jasmine61
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

1 Thank krweaver
Aliso Viejo, California
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114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Came here with my wife for breakfast before leaving La Jolla. This place is a nice off the beaten path place away from the main huddle and bustle of the tourists. The service was great and the servers were very friendly and attentive. Breakfast was really good. I got the southwest skillet with fruit and my wife got the artichoke... More 

Thank Alan D
Chorley, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Came here for a meal and were given a warm welcome as we were shown to our table. A very confident waiter by the name of Sam introduced himself before going through the selection of specials on offer and then taking a drinks order. Whilst this was occurring another gentleman brought complimentary bread and water to the table. Next up... More 

Thank Cullen316
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

We stopped here to grab a bite after we were at La Jolla Cove. The food was amazing and the presentation was perfect. A bit expensive but worth every dollar!

Thank Angela H
Evanston, Illinois
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

The salad was great, but the pepperoni pizza was soggy and flavorless. We have eaten here years ago, and we liked the pasta, which we hope is still good.

Thank Ronald T

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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$21 - US$30
Italian, Steakhouse, International, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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?