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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 - 11:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 19
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  • 6
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  • 2
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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
Great food & service

We really liked the food and the service at Piatti. I ordered the calamari risotto and my wife saffron shrimp pasta. They were both very delicious. In addition we really liked their service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Reza L
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We really liked the food and the service at Piatti. I ordered the calamari risotto and my wife saffron shrimp pasta. They were both very delicious. In addition we really liked their service.

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Beacon, New York
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45 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Pricy italian joint with decently good food. The service was excllent, the wine choices were great. the food choices were plentiful - portions were small but adequate. In all a good time spent with family, but pricy by all means. A good meal for 3 will set you down by 100+$ . Finding parking can be tricky.

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43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I don't eat a lot of pasta, but i decided to try out their homemade spinach agnolotti. OMG so melt in your mouth delicious. They also have this dipping sauce with Olive oil, parsley, garlic and pepper flakes...I would have purchased a bottle of it if they sold it. My husband had the Saffron pappardelle and friends had the cavatappi.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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46 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A very popular spot with the locals, so get a reservation at least a day in advance. We were seated and had to wait about 15 minutes till a server came over. We weren't her table, but she graciously got our drinks started....even though she had a table of at least 20 behind us! Our server, Tim, had not been... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

On a recent visit to San Diego my family had the opportunity to enjoy lunch at Piatti. The restaurant came highly recommended and now I know why. For me, he tasty beef carpaccio and bruschetta appetizers paved the way for a main course of orecchiete pasta. I finished with Piatti's superb tiramisu. My lunch mates advised that their gelato and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and highly recommend this restaurant in this beautiful area of La Jolla!

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Dallas, Texas
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370 helpful votes 370 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It is always a pleasure to be here. The patio, under the giant tree, is especially nice. But the food shines here, from authentic TASTING appetizers to entrees, it's a touch of old school goodness. Service always good, food the same, it's a worthy destination in lieu of the main village

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Pune, India
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6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

So pleasantly surprised to find how good Piatti was! At 7pm on a weekday it was packed and I'm glad to have gotten a table! The ambience was great, though we couldn't get a table on the patio. Food was excellent with desserts to die for!

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La Jolla, California
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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I love coming to Piatti's. Parking looks intimidating, yet we ALWAYS find a nearby spot. Upon entry there is always a peppy hostess that isn't too peppy ready to seat us. The tables are always clean and many of them offer crayons for doodling. The atmosphere welcomes everyone and is very La Jolla with some carting diamonds on their wrists... More 

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My cousin had her weeding rehearsal dinner here. The outside space where our party took place was inviting with the large tree in the center space providing shade from the evening sun. The service was excellent. All servers and busers were very attentive and accommodating in making everyone feel welcome. The food choices that we had on our selected menu... 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: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
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?