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Piazza 1909

7731 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4310
+1 858-412-3108
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“ravioli” (9 reviews)
“pizza” (19 reviews)
Opens in 4 min
Italian, Pizza, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7731 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4310
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Reviewed yesterday

We came here Christmas Eve dinner and had the most amazing experience. The staff was very accommodating to the fact that we arrived a little earlier than our reservation time. The food was authentic Italian cuisine and so delicious. It is hard for me to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank amicmueller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an early dinner before going to a movie and ordered pizza with a salad and were very happy with the quality of the food and the service. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Narelle P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Piazza 1909 would already be my favorite restaurant for its fried calamari, artichoke hearts, shrimp and zucchini— GLUTEN FREE!!! But then you add the delicious pizzas, pasta, wine, Walter and Stefano and you almost have perfection. Unfortunately, word has gotten out, so you usually need...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank aLITTLESpoiled
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gluten free pizza was good but we felt we were unwelcome. The table next to us came after us but received service before us and more attention. Not sure if they prefer locals?

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lisa M
Reviewed November 18, 2018

Delicious food. Friendly Italian waiter taught me how to say oriecchiette (but not how to spell it). Lovely ambience. Tiramisu was the best, as was the cannoli.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Szerr
Reviewed October 23, 2018

While visiting La Jolla on a October night. We decided to enjoy a small dinner. Pizza was a suggestion and our gps app lead us to Piazza 1009. This was a delicious find. Greeted immediately and we were lucky enough to dine outside. The table...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SidBo
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Unfortunately we did not have a reservation. Their website said nothing about needing a reservation. This was the last day of the Wine & arts festival. There were plenty of tables available, but all were reserved. I walk with a cane and asked if I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cam596
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant. Amazing heated patio, lively and buzzing. We ate family style so tried many items on the menu. Everything was delicious. The meatballs ranked near the top with awesome homemade flavour. The arugula salad had s superb dressing. We tried 4...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cvj123
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Excellent authentic Italian food. Small personal made-to-order restaurant. "Best lasagna I ever had" from our family. Recommend the bruschetta too.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mominphoenix
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Went with kids for an early dinner. It’s really not my favorite type of place - open air, so it was warm inside, some flies, etc. but they made the best beef lasagna I’ve ever had. Also the bruschetta was quite excellent. Downside is that...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank theuncle2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7731 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4310
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-412-3108
  • E-mail
PIAZZA 1909 is located in the heart of La Jolla, in a historical cottage house built in 1909. Authentic Italian Restaurant with chef-owner from Milan. Fresh, homemade cuisine, Piazza 1909 blends traditional Italian cuisine to more contemporary unique dishes with love and passion. We take pride on where we source our ingredients. Most of our products are locally farmed and organic. Thin crust Pizza, Pastas made from scratch, fresh Seafood and Meat Entrees, Gluten Friendly (including gluten free Pizza). Focaccia Paninis at lunch and signature salads and exquisite Brunch Menu. Lots of open space for eating "al fresco", including large covered and heated patios, perfect to host groups and private parties, like Rehearsal Dinners and Weddings. The word "Piazza" in Italian refers to an open space in the centre of public life. It is the very core of the community, where everyone gather to observe and be observed. Hands on Cooking Class are offered on a monthly basis. To wrap it up: Good Food/Great Ambiance/Friendly Service. Come to experience your "Piazza" of Italy in San Diego and practice your Italian with us!
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