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Piatti - La Jolla

2182 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 454-1589
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Ranked #7 of 1,270 restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $35 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: La Jolla Shores Drive
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English first
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
313 reviews 313 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
398 helpful votes 398 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is a La Jolla institution serving good Italian food and pizzas to La Jollans and tourists in-the-know. Though usually busy during dinner hour, it is most often possible for a couple to be seated without reservations. Seating options are in the main dining room, the bar area, the outdoor enclosed patio, or on a sidewalk table with people... More

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Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We ate pizza and it was very good. We reached this restaurant because of trip advisor and we liked it, but the atmosphere was not as great as in Osteria Romantica

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We came for a late dinner with our tweens and all had a great meal. The girls loved drawing on the paper tablecloth with crayons while we waited for our meal. The melon with proscuitto and cheese appetizer was excellent. I had the saffron pasta with shrimp and arugula which was light yet flavorful. Husband had lasagna which he really... More

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La Jolla, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Piatti's is a locals hangout in La Jolla Shores. You can eat under the stars on the fenced in patio, in the restaurant, or in the thriving bar! In any event, don't miss some of the specials, like their delicious lemon ravioli (summer) or squash ravioli (fall). The food is delicious and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. Plus, you... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We sat outdoors and after dark it got cool, so be sure and have a light jacket. The food was delicious and ample for the meal, but there will not be extra to take back to the hotel. Atmosphere quiet and pleasant with no rushing at all, and we even chatted with a couple who saw our 3-1/2 yr old... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Warm breezes, pleasant conversation, good wine, green trees - what more could you want in ambiance. The food seemed more than good enough.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Had a delightful experience with one exception. The patio is fantastic surrounding an incredible old tree. The only exception in the four meals and desserts was my wife's chicken which was overlooked and dried out. She pointed it out to the waiter late in the meal and he offered to replace it but as the rest of the party was... More

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Lacey, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Everything was brought to life here. It was the perfect evening we had been looking for. Loved the ambiance, seating, service and yes the food. We sat outside around a beautiful well established tree. The linens were clean and white, there was small foliage that fell unto the table. It truly added ambiance to make you take notice of this... More

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Orem, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed Piatii --- it's a quaint restaurant tucked into the area we refer to as lower La Jolla (not the ritzy downtown area). You're right off the main beach area - short walk from our La Jolla Shores hotel stay. Their hand/homemade pastas and pizza were delicious and our service was great. We ate out on their patio... More

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Central Arizona, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Italian restaurant that really cooked to order. I cannot eat butter or cheese and it was no problem.I had Veal ,my husband had another Veal dish with cheese and both were delicious. Reasonable prices especially for La Jolla.very friendly waitstaff.What more could you want.

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