This is a tiny, family-run restaurant with very good Italian cooking. It has been a favorite of mine for many years. Try their risotto.
We had not been to this restaurant for some years and were prompted to try it again by a local coupon. We ordered the bruscetta of the day (good and a style with less bread than traditional which we liked), a very good house salad and, at the urging of our server, the delicious signature chicken dish with lemon sauce.... More
Our experience for dinner was perfect. Caesar salad, chicken parmasean, and banana cake were excellent. We love the quaint tucked away feel of the place.
Typical "hole in the wall" Italian restaurant with incredible choices of pastas, meat and salads. The chicken parmigiana and the veal parmigiana are two winners. All of the pastas are to die for. Salads and deserts are out of this world. This restaurant is small, so be sure to call for reservations. Wait staff is excellent.
Since I had a good experience at entoteca adriano I thought I try la taverna. What a mistake! Starting, the bruschetta was with the wrong type of bread and disgusting. How can you screw up bruschetta. Second the flat bread appetizer was so generic and nothing special. Then when we got our main coarse, we were in shock. Total old... More
After a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art, we were wandering the shopping streets of La Jolla and stumbled on this small but very cozy cafe. The combos of sandwiches with either soup or salad were just what we wanted, and the server was friendly and efficient. Everything was fresh, the soup was fully flavoured and hot, the salad... More
We really like this restaurant. The food is very good & has consistantly been good for years. The banana cake is incredible! Love to sit outside when the weather is warm. A little slice of Italy in La Jolla.
Americanized Italian but wrapped up in a cute little package. The location and feel is reminiscent of the small charming eateries in Carmel and aesthetically it serves to elevate the food (which is just okay). Think Olive Garden style fare-satisfying generous portions of generic food that you can't possibly finish. Service is good (not superb however considering the seating capacity).... More
This restaurant has the feel of a small European bistro. We sat on the patio in privacy. The pasta was cooked just right and my husband is particular because he's Italian. I asked for pesto instead of marinara sauce and the chef happily obliged. My only question is serving the wine in a juice glass.
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