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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 6
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  • 3
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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
Highly enjoyable... a cool place overall

I give 4 stars... my wife would say 5... and of course, she wins despite the fact that I'm writing this>:- ) Overall, this place is a hit. Service was spot on, we sat on the patio which makes brilliant use of a huge tree for natural shade. And yes... the basalmic/garlic/crushed pepper... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Ladera Ranch, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Ladera Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I give 4 stars... my wife would say 5... and of course, she wins despite the fact that I'm writing this >:- ) Overall, this place is a hit. Service was spot on, we sat on the patio which makes brilliant use of a huge tree for natural shade. And yes... the basalmic/garlic/crushed pepper dipping sauce for the bread is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A friend recommended. If all restaurants were like this, i'd never eat at home again! I find myself thinking about the food and when I can return. When spinach has you yearning for the next bite, you are eating in Heaven! DO NOT LEAVE THIS OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST:)

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I have been to this restaurant over 500 times at least. It is consistent and fabulous. It says something that the server that I love seeing, Patty, has been working here for over 24 years...as has most of their staff. The food is fantastic and if you aren't a local, you will meet some...because they hang here. I love that... More 

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Northridge, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had the unusual fortune of being taken to dinner at this restaurant two nights in a row. The first night was by a family that lives nearby and the second night it had been chosen by the people making arrangements for a business dinner for 12. That made it easy for my husband to order one of two entrée... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Recommended by a local friend. Lovely place, good service, great food. We called ahead, which was a good decision (weekday in summer)

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Aliso Viejo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The food was pretty bad and the service was worse. I ordered a shrimp dish and when it was served I noticed that the shrimp had not been deveined. I explained the the waitress that the "vein" was actually the shrimps intestine and I do not eat fish poop. There were only two tables occupied and yet it took one... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We very much enjoyed our meal at Piatti! The cauliflower cakes were a very interesting, unique and enjoyable appetizer. Both our pasta main courses were very good. This is probably the best Italian restaurant in La Jolla Shores. Definitely worth going back to!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Lady at front very friendly, enjoyed the chicken with roasted corn, tomato, and basil. Very good food, not spectacular, but very good. Service was quick to get us out in time for the fireworks and friendly too. Not cheap but probably considered average priced for that area. Has a kids menu.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We always come here when we stay at La Jolla Shores Hotel. Food is excellent and a great value. This place is always very busy and very loud. Reservations are a must. Only disappointment this last visit was ordering the daily halibut fish special. It was dry and overcooked. Stick with the Italian menu items.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

They have indoor and outdoor seating. The service is outshines only by the food. The 4 entrees at our table were thoroughly enjoyed. I suspect anything they make is great.

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Additional Information about Piatti - La Jolla

Address: 2182 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Phone Number: (858) 454-1589
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
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
Average Prices: USD $35 to $50
Cuisine: Italian

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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 to $50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?