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The 13 Best Restaurants In La Jolla, San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

Take your next night out to the next level with the best and trendiest restaurants La Jolla has to offer. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best restaurants in La Jolla. Head to these establishments for the finest tasting menus and most extensive wine lists in the city.

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Ambrogio15

Pizza, $$, La JollaPizza, $$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Eat in Pacific Beach

    Eater, 2021
  • Eater, 2018

    Where to Eat Gluten-Free in San Diego

    Eater, 2018

Himitsu

Japanese, $$$, La JollaJapanese, $$$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat Japanese Food in San Diego

    Eater, 2019

Catania

Italian, $$$, La JollaItalian, $$$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2015

    Dine With a View at These 11 Local Eateries

    Eater, 2015
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Italian Restaurants in San Diego Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

Herringbone

American, $$$, La JollaAmerican, $$$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Restaurants in San Diego

    USA Today

Piatti

Italian, $$, La JollaItalian, $$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 5 best Italian spots in San Diego

    Hoodline, 2019

Isola Pizza Bar

Italian, $$, La JollaItalian, $$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Turmeric Thai Kitchen

Thai, $$, La JollaThai, $$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Blue Ocean / Harumama - La Jolla

Asian, $$, La JollaAsian, $$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

AROI Thai

Asian, $$, La JollaAsian, $$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Cusp Dining & Drinks

Italian, $$$, La JollaItalian, $$$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Cherry Wine Modern Asian Cuisine

Asian, $$, La JollaAsian, $$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Manhattan of La Jolla

Italian, $$$, La JollaItalian, $$$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Osteria Romantica

Italian, $$, La JollaItalian, $$San Diego, La Jolla
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate these results?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 10162 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 624 lists and articles from Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life and Eater and others were carefully reviewed by boam. For example, we considered Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2021 Best Italian Restaurants in San Diego Area, Eater - Where to Eat in Pacific Beach and Eater - Where to Eat Japanese Food in San Diego as we sourced this ultimate list. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Recurring questions

Ambrogio15, Catania, and Mermaids & Cowboys are the highest-rated vegetarian-friendly restaurants in La Jolla.

Ambrogio15, Mermaids & Cowboys, and Piatti are the highest-rated restaurants for take-out in La Jolla.

Ambrogio15, Himitsu, and Catania are the highest-rated restaurants for dinner in La Jolla.

Ambrogio15, Himitsu, and Catania are the highest-rated restaurants for a quick lunch in La Jolla.

Ambrogio15, Catania, and Mermaids & Cowboys are the highest-rated vegetarian-friendly restaurants in La Jolla.

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