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Piatti - La Jolla

2182 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3214
+1 858-454-1589
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (80 reviews)
“cavatappi” (8 reviews)
“pappardelle” (23 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2182 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3214
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1 - 10 of 623 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Ended up here by snagging a last minute cancellation. Fun experience and good food, though super busy and loud. Many large tables, some family reunions, others looked like groups of friends out for the evening. Also a few couples. Very jolly with everyone having a...More

Thank Anne F
Reviewed 5 days ago

We tried this restaurant because it was near an escape room we were trying out, had good reviews, and I was able to get a reservation through OpenTable at just the right time (5:00pm--our escape room ended at 4:30 and we wanted to head straight...More

Thank JenniferZ_122
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great restaurant! Tim was our waiter and he was fantastic. My daughter ordered the lasagne and said it was the best she ever had. My wife ordered the Cavatappi, and I ordered the gluten free penne with mussels, clams ,shrimp, calamari, and today's...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were three couples celebrating my husband's birthday last week. It was a Thursday eve, and the place was packed. You had to have reservations or wait in line. The food was quite good, traditional Italian dishes as well some new twists on recipes. Pasta...More

Thank BK122
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Friday night for a family members Birthday with no reservations. The staff was able to find us table without much of a wait. The staff is very friendly. The food was very good and wasn't too expensive either. I would definitely...More

Thank drcon100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on a Tuesday night. The place was bustling and we were lucky to get in. The service was good, the food great from the bread to the starters (the risotto balls were great), the main dishes (pasta cooked to perfection) and the...More

Thank Anco M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for a 40th birthday party, and the food was amazing. This is very easy to get to in the La Jolla Shores strip, and they were accommodating for our gluten-free child with his favorite pasta yet. Highly recommend.

Thank dank120
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was fabulous! Best Italian food I have ever eaten. From drinks to dessert, atmosphere and service, I give them A+. I strongly recommend the ravioli with lemon cream sauce. It was delicious. There were 4 of us and we all loved our experience!

Thank sandyj916
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gem among only a few in this area. Immaculate food preparation, everything is made fresh and on the premises. Linguine with pasta was delicious, and even the roast chicken was great. Best of all the dessert, lemon cheese cake with raspberry sauce,...More

1  Thank Nora O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every course here is delicious. The bread wins you. The carpaccio and polenta made my meal better. My family loved the pasta and the dessert. Every course was a winner. Sit outside and enjoy the sea air and the tree.

1  Thank Jeffrey C
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29 January 2017|
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Response from Elyse C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do- they have a house white that's a chardonnay and a longer wine by the glass list. Don't know what the house red is...
Matt C
28 July 2016|
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Response from Andrea W | Reviewed this property |
The weather always calls for comfortable clothes. Don't have to dress up but casual short will be fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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: +1 858-454-1589
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