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Piatti - La Jolla

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2182 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3214 (La Jolla Shores Drive)
(858) 454-1589
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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
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glenview, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I never give five stars but this was amazing. The atmosphere was perfect and the service was equal to the food. My dinner was savored in each bite and I tried my girlfriends and hers was even better and tried my son's and that was even better. So there is no way to go wrong at Piatti's other then not... More 

Thank Gregory S
La Jolla
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Piatti's has been in La Jolla for decades and is definitely worth a visit if you have never been. The atmosphere is casual Italian, the food is delicious and the staff is wonderful. We love sitting out on the patio, feels like you have whisked away to Italy for a night.

Thank nadiwo
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A really great old-school Italian spot in La Jolla. The food was delectable and appreciated the Italian staff.

Thank rvanheertum
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A local place in the LaJolla Shores area far from the hustle of Prospect St in La Jolla, Italian food is tops. Great flavor, served hot and good size proportions, but not too much. Caesar salad very tasty. Pizza was good size for a teenager. Pescatore was out of this world with a good blend of shellfish. Service was fine... More 

Thank Harry G
San Diego, California
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Local experience with a coastal Italian flare. Try the cauliflower cakes and any pasta dish will set you straight. Take it from a local. It's a local consistent staple

Thank jackabout
Fresno, California
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382 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were four of us for dinner. Two ordered spaghetti and meatballs. It was more like meatballs and spaghetti with a less than generous portion of pasta. Two said the pasta itself was good but we all agreed the meatballs were mediocre with one member indicating Costco has better frozen meatballs. The veal was okay and would have been excellent... More 

Thank traveltheworldcs
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I honestly do not remember the food as much as I remember the company and the atmosphere. The outdoor seating was great as you sit under warm lighting and beside a beautiful tree that the restaurant built around.

Thank caitlinpow
Wailea, Hawaii
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Italian food great vibe reasonable prices I can hardly wait to back.Most of the pasta is home made and with an unusual twist. Reservations are recommended during the evenings,

Thank Rima08
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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336 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place came highly recommended, and I'm glad we made it our first stop. First tip: eat outside. Lovely courtyard, with a huge tree right in the middle. I've never seen such a large, unique tree! But they have heaters just in case it's cooler when you dine. Atmosphere - outside or in, this place has a very warm and... More 

Thank Donald M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a reservation. Showed up on time and got our table. The only thing that bothered me that the paper of drink menu and the daily special were quite wrinkled. We ordered the chopped lettuce with ham and another mushroom dish that was rolled in a pasta. Plus the calamari. All good and yummy. The vibe is romantic so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $50
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2182 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3214
    (La Jolla Shores Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: (858) 454-1589

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?