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Osteria Romantica

2151 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
+1 858-551-1221
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (54 reviews)
“braised lamb” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2151 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking forward to going to La Jolla Shores as we had not been there for quite awhile and were meeting good friends we also had not seen in a while. We started out with a bottle of Prosecco and before I was completely...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Gail A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to blame the entire experience on the bratty “old enough to know better” 4 local kids who screamed in conversation throughout the whole meal to the point no one in the front dining room could hear a thing. Not to mention the oblivious parents...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff and good service. Food was fantastic!! Some of the best I’ve had and we eat Italian a lot. I would go here all the time if I lived locally.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Karen L
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Had superb dining experience. Terrific service really good food and the prices for where it’s located are extremely reasonable. Had the risotto special and loved it. Would come back tomorrow.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Visited this place just today for lunch, 8th of December, after checking the menu online. I have to say it has been a great discovery: fast service, good food with big portions, probably even too much. I think our digestion finished around 5/6 hours later....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jazzlove15
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

We love Osteria Romantica... it’s located in La Jolla Shores, the neighborhood where we live. The menu offer so many choices it’s hard to decide, there are sooooo many delicious dishes to enjoy. We started with the Romantica salad, our favorite. It is a light...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 17 November 2018

Sometimes it's the spice and sometimes it is the sauce that makes a difference. Albeit a bit pricy , the food here is very good. Try it for a special occassion

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Hari A
Reviewed 14 November 2018

After a long beach walk the day ended with a visit to Osteria Romantica in la Jolla. The quiet part of lajolla by la Jolla Shores. It is local, peaceful, beautiful as well as delicious! They will bring red sauce to dip your bread, know...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Julie S
Reviewed 13 November 2018

This lovely gem of a restaurant is one block from the beach in La Jolla Shores.The food is fantastic ! In fact, we enjoyed our meals SO much,we ate here twice for dinner during our stay in the area. Lovely atmosphere with indoor and outdoor...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Christina M
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Excellent, feels like An authentic Osteria from Rome. The artichoke is to die for. It is prepared in white wine sauce with garlic, basil and onions. The specialty is the house made pappardelle with braised lamb ragu, nothing better. Finally, strawberries napoleon or tiramisu, take...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stephanie1178
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7 July 2016|
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Response from 52darcyw | Reviewed this property |
You should be able to Google the menu.
Candace M
8 April 2016|
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Response from Amiga9 | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant. I don't know. Sorry!
Richard B
22 July 2015|
Response from David D |
Call the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2151 Avenida de La Playa, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-551-1221
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