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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
10:00 - 23:00
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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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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

What can I say ... thank you for the amazing service, beautiful and colorful food prepared honestly and convincingly ... loved the patio and all ... can't wait to be back. Loved it!

Thank alangourmet
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

The food is consistently excellent and the service is usually quite good. It's crowded and noisy (but you can also order food to go). Spinach is offered in lieu of pasta, the dipping oil for bread is the best anywhere, chicken dishes are delicious, the arrabiatta pasta, seafood pasta and gorgonzola pasta are outstanding. Allow time to find street parking.

Thank JV99
Bengaluru, India
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223 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Piatti is a fantabulous place for excellent Italian dining certainly for vegetarians. Their spiced olive oil with bread combo (complimentary) is a prime reason for visiting. Other than that you can try their gnocchi or pastas certainly. The chefs will make sure you go home smiling. Also, the staff is very kid friendly. We've visited Piatti over the years since... More 

Thank hjs25
glendora, ca
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373 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

we have been going to the piatti's in denver forever (one of the most beautiful restaurants there) so have been looking forward to going to this one in la jolla my husband and i were no disappointed the parking can be difficult but the restaurant is darling and cozy and popular a short walk to the beach before or after... More 

Thank brittGlendora_Ca
Florham Park, New Jersey
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83 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

I always hear from my NJ friends that you can't get good Italian food in the US except for NYC or NJ. Well, excuse me but this chain restaurant has captured the taste and essence of good Italian food here in La Jolla. My veal piccata was fantastic. The ambiance and service was outstanding as well.

Thank Tleuzarder
West Chester, Ohio
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Downtown La Jolla. Very nice restaurant, it can get busy. Reservations are a good idea. Food is very good and the bread is really good. I could live of the bread they have there.

Thank Bill T
El Paso, Texas
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Good and fast service. Eggplant panini super! Eat outside for peaceful and pleasant dining. Olive oil/balsamic vinegar dip very tasty.

Thank Carlos Antonio J
San Diego, California
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125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

A classic Italian restaurant that is a favorite of the locals so you need to get your reservation made early! Request seating in the garden area under the huge tree, it's a treat to enjoy dinner under such a lovely tree. The service is excellent, and some of the specialties that we've enjoyed for 20 years include cavatappi with sausage,... More 

Thank 2beans2000
La Jolla, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Piatti's at the Shores is one of the best Italian restaurants in San Diego, and that's saying something since Little Italy downtown has a lot of them. But Piatti's is elegant and gourmet and has a lovely patio as well as seating in the bar and dining room areas. It is busy so be sure to make a reservation, so... More 

Thank bjb100
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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129 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Piatti was highly recommended and I loved their gluten free selection. They also had a nice wine list. Nice ambiance and great wait staff. Would go there again.

Thank Laurie D

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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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?