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Bernini's Bistro

7550 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4839
+1 858-454-5013
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“walnut salad” (6 reviews)
“pasta” (14 reviews)
“farfalle” (5 reviews)
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European, Italian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7550 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4839
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been there more than once, love the calamari, the service is great. Love the outdoor seating! The menu is nice as well and the prices are great!

Thank lesliebouchard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious bolognese sauce. Offers gluten free pasta. No gluten free bread. Outside seating available. Street parking. Happy hour and drink specials. Pizza oven doesn’t start until dinner. Disappointed couldn’t have pizza for lunch. Gluten free pizza available.

Thank speclkm
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Stopped in on our first day in La Jolla, just by chance it was happy hour which had wonderful specials. The food was superb, the patio dining was excellent, and the staff was very attentive.

Thank Quentin F
Reviewed 12 October 2017

What can I say. La Jolla is breathtaking and sitting outside under a heater at Bernini's made it all the better. The service was great. The host was pleasant and acted like he wanted us there when we were at first undecided. Ran into a...More

Thank Robyn D
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We just moved to La Jolla and saw this Bistro which is situated on Fey Avenue. It looked cozy and inviting, so we made it a point to walk there for dinner. We made reservations ahead and we were glad that we did because the...More

Thank Marlene M
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

First day in La Jolla and was just randomly walking the streets. When I got tired and hungry I stopped into the first cafe that caught my eye which happened to be Bernini's. So glad I did! Sat outside, gorgeous day, and although the scenery...More

Thank Worktotravel4
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Yes, this is our latest Discovery in our Food Adventure!!! we go a lot to The Lot😄and we always see the sing of this restaurant and said we have to try it, well we did and is the Best Italian place we try so far...More

Thank Cinthya D
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We were out walking around La Jolla and walked by Bernini's and saw the TripAdvisor Certification of Excellence. We had been to the beach all day and really needed to clean up, so we went back to our hotel, made a reservation on Open Table,...More

Thank spidersuz
Reviewed 11 July 2017

From fist to steak to salads & great pizza & pasta. Bernini is a nice local restaurant for a casual dinner out with friends. My favorite dish is their pizza!

Thank Renee C
Reviewed 4 July 2017

My husband and I met our nephew for dinner. My nephew lives near by and he really enjoys the food. I had the pasta with salmon and the salmon was so tender. My husband actually ordered the hamburger and said it was great. The bread...More

Thank ClareScottsdale
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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: +1 858-454-5013
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