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Bernini's Bistro

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7550 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4839
+1 858-454-5013
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came as a family. Service was friendly but a bit slow. Husband ordered gnocchi and enjoyed, daughter liked her pizza, though it was not very crispy for wood fired and lots of cheese. I had a very nice vegetarian salad. One of our daughter's got the plain penne and it was very plain--boiled box pasta. They forgot the parmesan that... More 

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Thank Maguerite J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent mid afternoon meal at Berninis after we had arrived in La Jolla from a 2 Hour plus drive. Their Chicken Parmagiana is wonderful and I look forward to eating it every time I come to La Jolla, usually once a year. My wife had the grilled Trout which she said was excellent. They also serve a... More 

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Thank LES H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very pleased with this visit. The food was very good. The service was very good. Pleasant atmosphere.

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Thank Jeff L
La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Want to experience a casual indoor/outdoor restaurant with a bar and has an excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner menu? Try Bernini's. I asked them to make me a calamari (not breaded) pasta dish for dinner. Yum.yum! The multi-style egg dishes are wonderful for breakfast, too.

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Thank Vreneli W
La Jolla, California
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Very friendly place. I especially love their breakfast. It is a great place to sit outside and watch people to go by.

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Thank Brita W
Fort Worth, Texas
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The pistachio crusted salmon was amazing! Delicious bread. The staff was great! Outdoor seating us available and they have a large bar.

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Thank jrub630
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Went to the restaurant spur of the moment with two kids. Nice outside seating but we sat inside. They had kids menu with crayons. Ordered the beef carpaccio, salmon sandwich and Brussels sprouts. Everything was really good. Cheese raviolis and penne pasta for the kids that they loved. What especially stood out for me was that I ordered a beer... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast on the Sunday of the parade, and selected the Bistro because it didn't have a wait time. Seating on the patio in front was available, and it was a beautiful morning so we opted for that. My favorite part of my breakfast (eggs and applewood bacon with rosemary potatoes) was the homemade cheese scone-yum! Hubby had the... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Came here for dinner with a group of 6 people. 5 out of 6 of us were disappointed. Three of us ordered the lasagna (it's my go to when I'm trying an unfamiliar Italian restaurant). So disappointing! I asked my friend how she liked her; her words were the same. The woman across from me ordered a fettuccini dish with... More 

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Thank janentim
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Pretty good menu and reasonably priced for what it is. The food and service are both good, definitely worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Cuisine
Italian, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?