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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite places in San Diego and whenever we can we come back!!! They have the best Italian food and their staff is so nice and helpful always!!! Love their location!!! They make the best Negronis!!!!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come to Piatti's often. The place has a lovely ambience and they have a nice patio. Most of the time the food is very good, sometimes it's average. It was my daughter's birthday and 12 of us went to celebrate. The menu always seems...to be the same and they do not change it very often. They often have specials that is not on the regular menu, but this time they did not have it. We got a selection of pastas, pizzas and salads. All was very good. Service was good, as usual. My only disappointment was that they didn't have any fish on the menu, other than farm raised salmon. I do not like to eat farm raised fish. Would have preferred a wild caught fish.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 21 August 2021

I haven't been back here since 2018, though my friend who visits his 89 yr. old mother with a walker frequents this place because the mom loves the food. I had made 5:00 p.m. reservations way in advance to dine here 2 times requesting the...mothers favorite spot: outside by the big tree. First visit, we arrived at 4:55. We were told that the table was just clearing out. 5:10, we were told the people still have not left. 5:20, again we were told that they are slowly getting up and that we could sit inside or on the street patio, and the 89 year old mom wanted her table. 5:30, finally we were seated, no management apologies, no complimentary round of drinks for the inconvenience of an 89 year old women waiting with a walker. Business management should either post a time frame limit (which I've seen) to your customers or don't take overlapping reservations. Second visit, again we arrived at 4:55 and yes, this time our table was ready. Both visits, the cocktails, food and service from both Laura and Alex was excellent. FYI they make excellent Cosmos. Food ordered: Beef Carpaccio, Burrata Salad, Veal Picatta, Mushroom Rotolo, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Lasagna and Pei mussels. All the dishes came out hot, fresh and tasting great! Atmosphere: Indoor and outdoor seating. Service: excellent. Food: very good. Just don't make your customers wait 1/2 hour for their reservation.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 6 August 2021

Do not even bother to try to visit this Restaurant. The crowd and street parking was so bad that it would have taken us over an hour to walk from the car to this restaurant. Recommend avoiding this wholde mess on the weekend.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 26 July 2021

The food is so-so, at best. Service is OK, but not especially warm. Definitely, NOT good value for your money. The fact that we were asked to free our table before we had finished our meal is outrageous. The above evidences two facts: 1. Poor...table management; and 2. Dollars and cents are more important than satisfied customers. Piatti doesn't realize they are in the "hospitality" business.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 5 July 2021

Sat outdoors to enjoy people watching on this pedestrian-only section of La Jolla Village. We got excellent recommendations from our waiter and enjoyed our dishes which were served hot and delicious. Choose their private outdoor garden for a more intimate dining experience.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 24 April 2021 via mobile

We had a fabulous dinner at Piatti's on Tuesday night. The restaurant's local cabernet was quite tasty. Our appetizer was calamari, shrimp and asparagus, and was very tasty. My friend and I shared the pappardelle with shrimp. The sauce was amazing and so delicious. All...in all, we would return to this restaurant every time we go to La Jolla.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 9 April 2021 via mobile

Very pleasant atmosphere in the courtyard. Reasonably priced but as they say- you get what you play for. Unfortunately the food is no better than so so. We each had a salad and they were both quite poor- all lettuce and nothing else. Had one...of the pasta dishes and the red sauce was so bland. Nice place to eat but don’t go for the food.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 25 March 2021 via mobile

A La Jolla Local Favorite! Italian dinning, love the calamari appetizers and linguine seafood pasta.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 16 March 2021 via mobile

A Birthday celebration at Piatti was 4 stars! The missing star is because the patio heaters were not working effectively and it was a very chilly evening. Our party of 9 wore jackets during the entire meal. The 4 stars are based on the delicious...food served at the right temperature and the great service. As another reviewer mentioned, the city of LaJolla made a wise decision by blocking off the street so the restaurants could expand their outdoor dining. Parking was easy to find on a Monday night.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Yes, Piatti offers takeaway services.

Piatti is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5