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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 good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“farfalle” (5 reviews)
“lasagna” (9 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7550 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4839
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

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....More

Thank LES H
Reviewed 6 February 2017

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

Thank Jeff L
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.

Thank Vreneli W
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.

Thank Brita W
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
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...More

Thank Laura T
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...More

Thank cyndyd860
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;...More

Thank janentim
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.

Thank bobholt_2000
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Great from start to finish. Lovely warm super fresh bread with oil, amazing pasta with chicken, meat pizza way above standard, meat balls super tasty, our party of 4 left not even a smear of sauce on the plates. Was delicious. Lovely environment too with...More

Thank Simon F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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