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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%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (52 reviews)
“braised lamb” (5 reviews)
“bread” (23 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 2 days ago via mobile

This is a nice little place in La Jolla. The food is magical- especially the lobster bisque and all salads. The eggplant Parmesan is very tasty as well. Probably one of the better Italian restaurants in San Diego. Some items of improvement: could use AC...More

Thank Evan W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Dropped in after spending the morning Kayaking, the reception from the waiter / owner was relaxed and friendly. We chose to sit outside as the weather was amazing. The was no rush with ordering and no pushing of wines etc. The food is amazing, so...More

Thank pringlePlymouth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat at the Osteria because of a friend’s suggestion. The staff were friendly and professional, the surroundings great, the food could have been better but no major disappointment. If you order fish, I would suggest you remind the kitchen to not over cook it....More

Thank MonDan1171
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat outside on a beautiful La Jolla evening. Our first time there, and when we return in August, it will be our first dining experience. Six adults and two young boys. We all enjoyed our entrees. A few has salads. The young boys had...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here several times, the last was for a birthday. Love sitting outside. Food is always delicious and service is very good too. Love their artichoke appetizer. Their parpardelli with lamb is fantastic! Prices are very fair and portions are generous. Simply fabulous Italian...More

Thank Sanford M
Reviewed 10 July 2018

You can sit outside with your dogs and enjoy the wonderful food and people watching. Beware of the SUP parade of tourists, they really don't know what they are doing! LOVE the caprese.

Thank airbrush
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Nice dinner al fresco at this Italian restaurant in La Jolla shores. Food and service were great. Casual.

Thank Lindar529629
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We wanted to eat at Piatti, but it was full, so ended up eating here at Osteria Romantica. We were a party of 14 so it took them some minutes to set up our table. Once we order the food was ready in almost NO...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We had the most amazing Rehearsal dinner at Osteria Romantica! The staff is delightful; welcoming and friendly but most importantly, the food is amazing! The gnocchi is the BEST gnocchi I have ever had. Think pillows of cheese melting away in your mouth. You cannot...More

Thank Emily B
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We have been here many times and it is usually our go to restaurant when we come to La Jolla. I ordered a chicken dish .. it was bad that I made my husband check it to make sure that I was not mis-judging something....More

Thank buzzearl
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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