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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%
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“pasta” (86 reviews)
“bread” (66 reviews)
“cavatappi” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2182 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3214
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Reviewed yesterday

We come to the beach at La Jolla Shores, but this is the first time for the little commercial area where Piatti exists. It's early Friday night, but all ready the bar is almost full and the dining area that spills over into a courtyard...More

Thank unhappytraveller123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner at Piatti on a Friday night while attending a conference at Scripps. Even solo, I couldn’t get a reservation before 8:45. Was it worth it? Great, attentive service, a well-edited menu, and a nice corner table where I could people watch and enjoy...More

Thank Greselda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After staying too late on the beach Sunday night I didn't have many options of where to eat. (It was around 10:00.) Luckily La Jolla's Italian restaurant, Pianni was still serving. I had one of the best meals of my trip there. I wish I...More

Thank 211heather
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a group of 8, we sat outside under the tree which was nice on a summer evening, our service was good the waiter was attentive

Thank rebecarpisces
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

HIdden in some back streets on the north side of La Jolla with lots of surf shops and young surfer dudes wandering around. We worried that maybe this place would be too hip. But while Piatti is an unassuming place from the outside, the interior...More

Thank T S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No other Italian restaurant in San Diego can compete with Piatti in food, prices, and service. We love it, but please remodel your bathrooms.

Thank Y2kbug
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and great atmosphere. We ate here 3 of the 4 nights we stayed in La Jolla. The food was amazing and we loved sitting on the back patio area by the tree. The staff were excellent and very accommodating. All of our waiters...More

Thank Jefersonjones
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Piatti's has been consistently fantastic for decades! You will be pleased at the choices, and delish Italian food!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate there last night. Nice courtyard outside after the sun goes down on a perfect San Diego evening. Wine selection is pretty good and service is nice. The bread and oil was excellent , The lasagna was pretty average for decent Italian meal. The ravioli...More

Thank Carl L
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Piatti's has been a part of the La Jolla restaurant scene for many years, and its success is well deserved. It is one of a number of good restaurants in La Jolla Shores, and is the kind of place both the young and old enjoy...More

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28 January 2017|
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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
27 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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