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Bernini's Bistro

7550 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4839
+1 858-454-5013
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (9 reviews)
“farfalle” (5 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7550 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4839
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally a restaurant in the area that makes great food! We were losing hope in the west coast restaurants until we found this place. Varied menu something for everyone, friendly staff and great ambiance (ate outside with heater above us since marine layer refuses to...More

Thank girliesmama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was strolling around my first day in La Jolla and found this very cute bistro called Bernini's. I decided to sit on the very comfy patio to enjoy the late afternoon sun. The waiter, Hamdi, confirmed my choices of Lasagna in Bechamel sauce and...More

Thank traveltime111
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Great cheap place to eat with alfresco or indoor Italian resturant. I had the signature lasagna and it was good, not sure though about the bread on the plate adds to it. The Syrah Burgess Cellars, Napa red wine was average.

Thank Glyn C
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Bernini's is a place you can always meet up with friends for coffee or tea, breakfast, lunch, or dinner any time of day. We often have small school committee meetings there since they have some nice large booths and tables. The service is great and...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The restaurant is an absolute jewel in a location consisting of many quality eateries. The food was very good and worth the price.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
Reviewed 8 March 2017

There were 4 of us: two ordered the spaghetti and meatballs while 2 ordered the farfalle gorgonzola. The farfalle gorgonzola was delicious but the spaghetti sauce and the meatballs were tasteless. Our waiter told us that they were homemade but tasted pretty blah. The service...More

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Came as a family. Service was friendly but a bit slow. Husband ordered gnocchi and enjoyed, daughter liked her pizza, though it was not very crispy for wood fired and lots of cheese. I had a very nice vegetarian salad. One of our daughter's got...More

Thank Maguerite J
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We had an excellent mid afternoon meal at Berninis after we had arrived in La Jolla from a 2 Hour plus drive. Their Chicken Parmagiana is wonderful and I look forward to eating it every time I come to La Jolla, usually once a year....More

Thank LES H
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We were very pleased with this visit. The food was very good. The service was very good. Pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Want to experience a casual indoor/outdoor restaurant with a bar and has an excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner menu? Try Bernini's. I asked them to make me a calamari (not breaded) pasta dish for dinner. Yum.yum! The multi-style egg dishes are wonderful for breakfast, too.

Thank Vreneli W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7550 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4839
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-5013
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