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Piatti la Jolla Restaurant, La Jolla

News | 8th Jun 2012

Piatti La Jolla
2182 Avenida De La Playa
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-1589
San Diego’s La Jolla neighborhood is home to Piatti, an Italian restaurant that specializes in pizza and a variety of traditional Italian fare like antipasti, paninis, and a host of pasta entrees. Piatti is a family-friendly restaurant with plenty of patio dining space and a friendly, accommodating staff. The dining establishment also offers a number of gluten free options for those who are gluten intolerant or suffer from Celiac Disease; the restaurant uses spaghetti and penne made from corn flour.

Piatti boasts a stone-hearth pizza oven and an open kitchen , reminiscent of an Italian trattoria. The restaurant also hosts private events, and offers an extensive wine list, including many wines that are bottled in California, such as Pinot Noir from the MacMurray Ranch on the Sonoma Coast, a Duckhorn Merlot from Napa Valley, and a Wente Vineyards Chardonnay, bottled in Monterey. This makes Piatti an ideal place for a networking event or cocktail party, as the antipasti offerings including delicious options like smoke salmon carpaccio, bruschetta, and piadina, a savory flat bread with caramelized shallots and fontina and grana cheeses.

The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and also provides a number of vegetarian options. Meals include Bianca con Pesto pizza, which includes fresh mozzarella, pesto and sliced tomatoes, and Rotolo-rolled pasta filled with wild mushrooms, spinach, ricotta cheese, and a porcini mushroom cream sauce. Piatti will also prepare vegan meals for those who request it; the vegetables and herbs used in the dishes will make each meal just as flavorful as one that contains dairy, eggs or meat.

Dessert is also a culinary event at Piatti. Authentic Italian desserts like tiramisu, a tasty blend of mascarpone cheese and chocolate on ladyfinger cookies that have been soaked in amaretto and espresso are a favorite among guests. Other desserts include various flavors of gelato, such as white chocolate and vanilla bean. Crema Catalana, or orange crème brulee, is also a delicious way to end a meal, Affogato, which is a white chocolate gelato with espresso and amaretto, topped with shaved chocolate and whipped cream.

It’s easy to make reservations to dine at Piatti online; you can also make arrangements for the restaurant to host a private event on Piatti’s website. It’s best to make reservations, especially for dinner, since there is often a line of diners waiting to indulge in all the fresh, flavorful food Piatti has to offer. After your lunch or dinner, you can even purchase a bottle of Piatti’s quality olive oil, so that you can create some of your favorite Italian food at home in between restaurant visits.

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