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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
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08:00 - 22:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great cheap place to eat with alfresco or indoor Italian resturant. I had the signature lasagna and it was good, not sure though about the bread on the plate adds to it. The Syrah Burgess Cellars, Napa red wine was average.

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Thank Glyn C
San Diego, California
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218 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bernini's is a place you can always meet up with friends for coffee or tea, breakfast, lunch, or dinner any time of day. We often have small school committee meetings there since they have some nice large booths and tables. The service is great and always friendly. The food is really delicious and any type of eater can find great... More 

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Thank 2beans2000
Bradenton, Florida
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666 reviews
492 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The restaurant is an absolute jewel in a location consisting of many quality eateries. The food was very good and worth the price.

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Thank Jhonesnaps60
Des Moines, Iowa
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142 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

There were 4 of us: two ordered the spaghetti and meatballs while 2 ordered the farfalle gorgonzola. The farfalle gorgonzola was delicious but the spaghetti sauce and the meatballs were tasteless. Our waiter told us that they were homemade but tasted pretty blah. The service was impeccable and we enjoyed the atmosphere.

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Thank Nancy F
Singapore, Singapore
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92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Came as a family. Service was friendly but a bit slow. Husband ordered gnocchi and enjoyed, daughter liked her pizza, though it was not very crispy for wood fired and lots of cheese. I had a very nice vegetarian salad. One of our daughter's got the plain penne and it was very plain--boiled box pasta. They forgot the parmesan that... More 

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Thank Maguerite J
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had an excellent mid afternoon meal at Berninis after we had arrived in La Jolla from a 2 Hour plus drive. Their Chicken Parmagiana is wonderful and I look forward to eating it every time I come to La Jolla, usually once a year. My wife had the grilled Trout which she said was excellent. They also serve a... More 

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Thank LES H
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We were very pleased with this visit. The food was very good. The service was very good. Pleasant atmosphere.

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Thank Jeff L
La Jolla, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Want to experience a casual indoor/outdoor restaurant with a bar and has an excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner menu? Try Bernini's. I asked them to make me a calamari (not breaded) pasta dish for dinner. Yum.yum! The multi-style egg dishes are wonderful for breakfast, too.

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Thank Vreneli W
La Jolla, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Very friendly place. I especially love their breakfast. It is a great place to sit outside and watch people to go by.

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Thank Brita W
Fort Worth, Texas
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The pistachio crusted salmon was amazing! Delicious bread. The staff was great! Outdoor seating us available and they have a large bar.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?