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Lupi Italian Restaurant

5518 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
+1 858-454-6421
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“risotto” (3 reviews)
“bread” (3 reviews)
“tiramisu” (2 reviews)
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5518 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We showed up for a party of 25 for dinner and the guests of honor were really late. Ended up with 50 people! The owner Adriano was pretty much sweating bullets when he found out the party had doubled in size. His able staff quickly...More

Thank go_mommy
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This place has fabulous food, atmosphere, and service. The staff is Italian and has the casual feel of a restaurant in Italy. The calamari is very good as is their bread sauce. We usually sit inside, because I'm always cold, but the patio is great...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Had a great meal here about 3 months ago, so made the trip back and was dissapointed. The server was a faux italian with a fake accent. The risotto was over cooked, the sausage polenta appetizer was greasy, the special pasta was only so so...More

Thank Floyd M
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Good La Jolla spot outside the crowds of the the main village. Nice for a pleasant Italian summer dining experience outdoors on a patio. The Host was charming and obliging; the Wait Staff of true Italians gave a good feeling. When the food started coming...More

Thank Matty O
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This little restaurant was the best place we dined while visiting the La Jolla and San Diego area for a long weekend. Our family of 5 split a number of appetizers, salads and entrees and everyone of us raved about how tremendous the food was....More

Thank botank
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Everything about this place was top notche! We the patio seating was cool and they had an Italian guitarist playing music and signing. The wine list was amazing and the food was even better. Very affordable as well!! 5 star food of 2-3 star prices....More

Thank Dustin T
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We stopped in randomly after a long neighborhood walk and got the last free table. The appetizer and pasta were homemade and ingredients of high quality. We lived the homemade mozzarella and carpaccio. Our waiter was rushed because there were some large tables seated for...More

1  Thank Jennifer U
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Two rooms for diners, almost everything made in house (breads, pastas) and fresh ingredients. Authentic Italian. We had pollo piccata, gnocchi, ravioli with rock shrimp and papardelle with lamb ragu and it was all superb. Good bread with dipping sauce also. Amazing that we had...More

Thank Jeanne J
Reviewed 8 November 2015

The food was wonderful. Delicate cheese and spinach tortelloni in a to-die-for porcini cream sauce were spectacular and are worth the visit in and of themselves. Eggplant parmigiana appetizer was big enough for a main dish and the chicken piccata was seasoned perfectly. However, you...More

1  Thank Neil R
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Our party of four was staying just up the street and happened on Lupi by accident. Everyone enjoyed their meals from the gnoche, ravioli, fat spaghetti to the risotto. Even the red wine was perfect. The red sauce is rich and loaded with flavor. Our...More

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5518 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-6421
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