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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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10:00 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
  • 187
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    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
Great Italian food!

I judge an Italian restaurant by a delicate salad dressing, delicious bread and awesome meatballs. Piatti has all that and more. Great Italian food by the beach.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
breezeedeck
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Santa Monica, CA
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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307 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Santa Monica, CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I judge an Italian restaurant by a delicate salad dressing, delicious bread and awesome meatballs. Piatti has all that and more. Great Italian food by the beach.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The food was excellent! Not a ton of choices for younger kids, and those without an adventurous palette. But, if you're willing, the food is great.

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We ate here on our last evening in San Diego after experiencing fantastic meals (lunches & dinners) over 5 days; and based on reviews on tripadvisor and the fact the restaurant was very busy on a Monday night, we were expecting similar delicious cuisine and personable service. Unfortunately our waiter, Paul, just went through the motions and did not engage... More 

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San Diego, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Recently we were entertaining some out-of-town guests and happened upon this Italian restaurant while walking along La Jolla Shores beach. What a find! The outdoor patio was fun, relaxing and the food was authentic, tasty, well prepared and served. REALLY enjoyed our lunch there. Will have to go back for dinner sometime by ourselves or with other guests. Very impressed... More 

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367 reviews 367 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Nice restaurant but the margarita pizza is average to below average. The outdoor seating is very pleasant and comfortable

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paris
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had a very good diner at Piati and decided to come back for diner the day after. And we had another excellent diner. A special mention for the penne with slow cooked lamb with red wine sauce : probably one of the best pasta dish I ever had. The tiramisu was very good : light and not too sweet.... More 

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Irvine, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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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?