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Osteria Romantica

2151 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
+1 858-551-1221
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (48 reviews)
“braised lamb” (4 reviews)
“bread” (23 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2151 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I brought my family visiting from out of town to this restaurant as we used to come here and it used to be better. We ordered their pasta arrabbiata and it was: 1. Very salty 2. Not spicy, which is the definition of arrabbiata 3....More

Thank Sdtraveler111
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gem of a neighborhood restaurant with very good service and outstanding authentic food. We had the sea bass and the homemade ravioli and shared them and each was excellent. The ravioli melts in your mouth.

Thank inetted2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic family run restaurant with friendly helpful staff. Good choice of food on menu at reasonable prices. We started with a creamy clam chowder. My wife had the Pasta al Forno with penne pasta, sausage, peas and mushrooms. I had the Papperdelle pasta with braised...More

Thank iang58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Osteria Romantica is a busy, bustling Italian restaurant. We visited in the early evening and there were large parties of people as well as couples and foursomes. It was a nice atmosphere. The staff were friendly and helpful and although the restaurant was busy,...More

Thank winchesterman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good italian/mediterranean ambient and food in a great location. Simone our waiter was awesome, spoke italian, english and spanish all very well. Good servings and good tasting food

Thank MatthiasAmmann
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First off the food was beyond delicious! Seriously, so good! Our family was seated promptly and the service was attentive and friendly. I love that there was no kid’s meals but any of the menu items could be made in kid’s portions. As a mother,...More

Thank shaneandchelsey
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

We were strolling down the avenue & found this lovely Italian restaurant. Food was wonderful & the service is superb! Dine inside or out on the patio. No matter what you choose to eat, you won't be disappointed. This was the perfect way to end...More

Thank Kay Y
Reviewed March 19, 2018

We dined outside in early evening. Loved all the plants/vines and the lights. Our waiter was friendly and fun, food was delicious. Easy to have a wonderful, relaxed night here.

Thank Kimbolina55
Reviewed March 8, 2018

After waiting for 20 minutes in a terribly crowded restaurant, we were seated...grateful since we were told initially that they had no record of our reservation (they subsequently found it). This would be a charming romantic restaurant if it was not absolutely packed with people....More

Thank pd2think
Reviewed March 6, 2018

I can not say enough good things about this restaurant. The decor is cozy. The service was fantastic. The food was outstanding. The prices were very reasonable. I had the beet salad..delicious and the house specialty pork ossobucco wonderful.. My wife has the lasagna and...More

Thank Donald A
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July 6, 2016|
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Response from 52darcyw | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to Google the menu.
Candace M
April 7, 2016|
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Response from Amiga9 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant. I don't know. Sorry!
Richard B
July 21, 2015|
Response from David D |
Call the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2151 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-551-1221
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