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Piatti - La Jolla

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2182 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3214 (La Jolla Shores Drive)
+1 858-454-1589
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Calgary, Canada
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184 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a large party in for a birthday. Great service and the food was all exceptional. I had the osso bucco special, which was grand. The salami and sausage pizza was excellent. The only weak link of all the various items we ordered around the table was calamari - too bready. Otherwise, perfect. Highly recommend the tiramisu and the... More 

Thank Vladimir1968
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My friend has been going to Piatti for over 40 years. The last two times I've been there the food and service was amazing. No cheap but well worth the visit.

Thank Dave W
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Loved this restaurant, the service, the food, everything was excellent. Definitely make reservations for dinner. It was my favorite restaurant in San Diego on our family vacation.

Thank Amela N
Urbana, Illinois
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent. It was hard to hear conversation at our table because of how noisy the restaurant was. The servers were pushing some dishes really hard. Difficult to tell if because they really thought they were good or were under instruction.

Thank CGUrbanaIllinois
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stylish, busy Italian restaurant in La Jolla Shores. Food was well prepared and delicious. Noise level was reasonable. Service was somewhat rushed with dishes whisked away seemingly as soon as soon as the fork hit the table.

Thank R6Man
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is excellent but my favorite part of the meal is their special dipping oil with bread. The restaurant is a few blocks from the beach and a nice place for lunch.

Thank Heqet
Miami, Florida
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect Sunday brunch spot away from the main tourist area of La Jolla. Inventive cocktails to start, followed by salmon carpaccio and grilled romaine with prosciutto. We shared a pizza, with a perfectly crunchy crust. We walked down to the beach area and surrounding neighborhood before heading back to San Diego. Easy Über trip and well worth it. Great service... More 

Thank bilmiami
san diego, United States
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went for a birthday party, drinks and bread arrived promptly, food took forever. service was not as expected.

Thank D6370ZJmichaelh
San Clemente California
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173 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Guess this place has been here for 25 years, but it is not old, nor outdated. Service is warm, friendly and not overwhelming. Great outside seating...especially in the evening. Food was very good and I thoroughly enjoyed a birthday outing here.

Thank DonnaKarson
Longmont, Colorado
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162 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dinner with a large group on the patio. Service overall was good. Appetizers were yummi, especially the fried rice balls. The rest was average: The salad with beets and arugula tasted not completely fresh, especially the arugula was on the edge. The veal shanks (ossobuco) came with a risotto on the side, which was cooked to a good temperature, but... More 

Thank Joe K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2182 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3214
    (La Jolla Shores Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-1589

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?