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“TOO LOUD and busy” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Piatti - La Jolla

Piatti - La Jolla
2182 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
(858) 454-1589
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Ranked #11 of 1,261 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: La Jolla Shores Drive
Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“TOO LOUD and busy”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

We sat in the bar and ordered a few appetizers (because there were no tables and we didn't have a reservation). The server only came by once or twice, and the bar was so loud and packed with people (at 6:00), some of whom were young and obnoxious -- disappointing because it is a beautiful restaurant and location. I can't even remember what we ate, and it was only 2 weeks ago, so it must not have been outstanding. Too bad. My husband remembers some great food there years ago when he was in college, which is of course, no longer on the menu.

Visited April 2012
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English first
San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

We live up the street from Piatti's so it is easy for us to get there. The parking can be very iffy. We like to go there for lunch as I always have the same salad, cappriosa(sp) with goat cheese not gorgonzola. Their raviollas with lemon sauce are delicious. It is very noisy inside so try to eat outside if the weather permits. We like to eat in the bar for lunch in the corner avoiding as much noise as possible.
I have never had a meal dissapoint us. Reservations advisable.
Sometimes we order and bring it home. It is quieter there.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“You just cannot go wrong here. This place is excellent.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

This restaurant has been in La Jolla for a long, long time. It is a local hotspot and is always booked so make reservations well in advance. No matter what you order it is going to be good. The waitstaff are friendly and the setting is fantastic. Try to get a patio table on a warm day. The patio is probably one of the best things about the restaurant.

There is a bar with friendly bartenders and you can order off the menu there. It is a great place to get an appetizer and a great glass of wine.

Visited March 2012
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Portland, OR
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great pasta, OK pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

The pasta with tomato sauce and house made sausage was really tasty ( freshly made sauce!), but pizza crust was not crispy at all. Would return for more pasta, though.

Visited March 2012
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great food at a good price !!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

I went to this place with my husband and cousin. We sat outside, to avoid the hustle-bustle of the restaurant inside. We ordered pasta, which were all very delicious and good. But the highlight was the Tiramisu these guys served. It was absolutely the best I have had ever. Totally heavenly. A must try for anyone going to this place.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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