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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
Saffron Pappardelle was divine

Saffron Pappardelle shrimp, tomatoes, garlic, chili flakes, arugula, lemon, white wine broth Fun sitting at the bar and chatting with all the locals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Calgary
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Calgary
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170 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Saffron Pappardelle shrimp, tomatoes, garlic, chili flakes, arugula, lemon, white wine broth Fun sitting at the bar and chatting with all the locals.

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have eaten here for lunch and dinner many times. For lunch i alswys get the salmon and lentil salad. One companion ordered the fish special which she said tasted very good. Took home some as it was a good size. the other dining companion had the pannini with short rib. Another large lunch portion. as for boring me, the salmon... More 

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Thank CharlesSD
La Jolla, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Piatti's is a fabulous local restaurant that we often frequent. It has wonderful Italian food and the best garlic oil dip for bread that I've ever eaten. It's lovely to sit outside on their patio.

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Europe
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

ALWAYS good food and GREAT service!!! The dipping sauce for the bread is to die for. You can buy a bottle to take home so save room for dinner!!!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We tried the ravioli and the fetucini pescatora. The latter were very good. To our mind, the ravioli are the best in the San Diego area. The cholocate bread pudding is superb. Service impeccable and friendly. Prices reasonable. What else to ask? It's close to the sea in La Jolla. Relaxed setting and great patio. Thanks, Piatti.

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Arlington, Washington
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made reservations because we figured it was that kind of place and it was a good thing we did. The restaurant was large but had lots of little nooks that were private. The food was okay, but not exceptional. My lasagna was bland as was my friend's ravioli. Dessert, again, was just okay. We split the lemon torta cheesecake... More 

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Bunnik, The Netherlands
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Piatti is a great Italian sit-down restaurant. Take your time and enjoy the Italian food. Piatti has been here for 25 years and it is very popular. Easy to see why. Good service, an extensive menu of antipasta, wood-fired pizzas, variety of pastas and meat or chicken dishes. Sea food choices are limited. Recommended.

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Thank Dutch_Travel-R
Bayville, New Jersey
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431 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a nice pizza for lunch. Nice dining al fresco on the sidewalk. Good service. would go back when in the area. Not a NY pie, but still very good.

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Ireland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used trip advisor to find this great restaurant in La Jolia on a wet,cold evening in July. It was fully booked but after a short wait,friendly staff allocated our table indoors and the atmosphere was buzzing. All 3 of us enjoyed freshly cooked, tasty food and wine. There were no leftovers!! Well worth a visit.

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Thank artyIreland
Westerly, Rhode Island
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was incredible. EVERYTHING IS GREAT. Service. Food is out of this world. Real Italian (I'm Italian, I know). I would definitely go there on my next trip to La Jolla. So fabulous!!!

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
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?