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Bernini's Bistro

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7550 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4839
(858) 454-5013
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here with my wife and parents after spending some time at the beach in the AM. The skillet dishes are second to none! Service is impeccable!

Thank Gregory K
las vegas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice evening for four at Bernini's in La Jolla. The food was generally very good with the exception of the ciopinno which needs some work spice wise. It was much too bland. Good menu and friendly wait staff in a nice atmosphere. We will return.

Thank gapcmp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very special meals. We had meat as dinner and it was really good. The service was perfect. If you have time to visit la jolla, try this place

Thank denizs80
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice local place. Good food and service. Grest Brussel Sprouts and pizza. Try Fettucini Nero. Nice Tiramasu. Just an excellent place to go.

Thank Timmullenmorse
Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Casual bistro in La Jolla ! Very pleasant atmosphere and décor ! Parking is a little crazy - as everywhere in La Jolla but we are glad that we went to enjoy a great dinner ! A special mention to Trevor for his outstanding service and attitude !

Thank Sandy G
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner at this restaurant. Food was very good and our server, Trevor, was very attentive. Loved the short ribs and the pollo picatta. Wonderful ambiance.

Thank Jasmine61
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Casual, but very good Italian home cooking. Happy Hour affords reduced wine prices. Can't beat the homemade pasta and meatballs! Dining inside, outside patio, or at the bar.

1 Thank krweaver
Aliso Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Came here with my wife for breakfast before leaving La Jolla. This place is a nice off the beaten path place away from the main huddle and bustle of the tourists. The service was great and the servers were very friendly and attentive. Breakfast was really good. I got the southwest skillet with fruit and my wife got the artichoke... More 

Thank Alan D
Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Came here for a meal and were given a warm welcome as we were shown to our table. A very confident waiter by the name of Sam introduced himself before going through the selection of specials on offer and then taking a drinks order. Whilst this was occurring another gentleman brought complimentary bread and water to the table. Next up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We stopped here to grab a bite after we were at La Jolla Cove. The food was amazing and the presentation was perfect. A bit expensive but worth every dollar!

Thank Angela H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Italian, American, International, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7550 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4839
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: (858) 454-5013

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