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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” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
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 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a surf on La Jolla shore we found this restaurant with friendly service and great food; try the pizza and pasta.

Thank Raimund M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good Italian food. Lots of choices on the menu, something for everyone. All servers speak a little Italian to you. It is cozy. You may need a reservation (we made one so we were seated right away). They also have outdoor seating which I'm...More

Thank nadj68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dinner for 2 teens, 2 adults earlier this week. It was full inside, so we agreed to sit outside under the heater. One of the waters got spilled, red dipping sauce for bread also got spilled- our error, not staff - and...More

Thank Maikokw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to like this place. The thing is, the food is not very good, even when you are starving. It’s like homemade, but run of the mill... not even super-tasty grandma-level homemade. For a $15+ entree, I’d rather go elsewhere. We had the ok...More

Thank prkittysd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Osteria Romantica - is a very good Italian Restaurante near the beaches of La Jolla! We were with another couple and celebrating their birthdays. We wanted a cute, quaint European style restaurant near La Jolla Village. This restaurant was exactly what we were hoping for....More

Thank Larryrutkowski
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having lived all my life in the Northeast, I've eaten at many Italian restaurants from pizza joints to high-end fancy-pants. The OR strikes a comfortable balance between the extremes. We enjoyed our meals and felt the quality was quite high. The service was attentive; our...More

Thank D0ntFenceMeIn
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

2 couples had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. Felt like we were back in Italy. We had Caesar salads, calamari app, and pasta Bolognese , linguini pesto and Pappadelle with lamb and mushrooms in Brandy sauce.we all loved our meals. Food was fresh, tasty...More

Thank KL1437
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Questions & Answers
7 July 2016|
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Response from 52darcyw | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to Google the menu.
Candace M
8 April 2016|
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Response from Amiga9 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant. I don't know. Sorry!
Richard B
22 July 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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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