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Piatti - La Jolla

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2182 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 (La Jolla Shores Drive)
(858) 454-1589
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 185
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent location, menu & service

Went with group of girlfriends and needed reservations for a Sat. night. Excellent food, great service and value. We tried the polenta & mushrooms, mussels, mushroom rotolo - all great. Excellent meal and tried many of the wines by the glass - again a great value. Very pleased.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
CarrieOregon
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Irvine, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Irvine, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Went with group of girlfriends and needed reservations for a Sat. night. Excellent food, great service and value. We tried the polenta & mushrooms, mussels, mushroom rotolo - all great. Excellent meal and tried many of the wines by the glass - again a great value. Very pleased.

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took my business associates to Piatti for dinner last night. Great location (some street repair in the area this month), great pasta and specials, and the indoor/outdoor dining area is great. Our guests ordered various pasta dishes (lamb, crushed tomatoes, and red wine over penne) and the Thursday night special, veal Oso Bucco, were fantastic. 5 stars!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went there for dinner with my husband. Not very conviniently located but it is worth the dive. Recommend it

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Dana Point, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Quite a noisy and cramped place in La Jolla by the beach. We ( 4 of us ) went there on a busy Saturday evening and a bit of disappointment when we walked in to see how cramped and noisy it was ... but that all changed when the food arrived. Pastas were beautiful to look at but also tasted... More 

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San Diego, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great food and service..no ocean view, so sit outside under the big tree day time bring yourDOG...yes they are pet friendly and i LOVE places that are pet friendly and Great Food. The Shores are not popular life Prospect, it's a local secret. Beaches there are big white sandy with parking if you get there early. Go retca kayak, they... More 

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I love the food and the staff. Have been here on many occasions and all have been nice. they have a changing menu which makes it better. The bread + oil is delicious. Proximity to la jolla shores is a plus. When there is a wait, just put your name and take a stroll to the beach. The host is... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

First, the ambience is casual but inviting. Second the bread and house sauce is crazy good. Third, the meal was terrific! I had the penne with lamb that was divine. Followed up with Torta Di Limone for dessert. Heaven! I will most definitely be back!

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columbus, ohio
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This yummy Italian restaurant was recommended by our hotel on my birthday. A little tricky to find but so worth the effort. The service was excellent. My husband made a phone reservation that they couldn't find, but we were quickly seated on a busy evening. We had a delicious bottle of wine--not too pricey for a restaurant- and the food... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Everything was flavorful. Excellent service. Generous portions. Good wine list. Nice for couples while still being family friendly. Save room for the Gelato.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I was Piatti in La Jolla patron since December '2000 and tried to eat there every time I am in the area. Great food, amazing service, and wonderful attitude of the staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2182 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
    (La Jolla Shores Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: (858) 454-1589

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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