6 Best Italian Restaurants in La Jolla, CA

Posted on April 03, 2014 by Tijon Employee
With over 1,200 restaurants to choose from in La Jolla, it can become overwhelming to the casual diner on where to visit. If you are in the mood for Italian food, a listing of the best Italian Restaurants in La Jolla are listed below and happy to rank high on the reviews of locals and visitors alike. You are sure to quench your cravings with these local pasta and pizza offerings. 

1. Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant
Leucadia is known for having the best garlic bread in the area with large portioned dishes. With a wide variety of Italian dishes, this local small restaurant is open later than most other restaurants. They offer delivery, take out, and reservations so you can secure yourself a nice table setting. Over a dozen pasta varieties are available with 26 specialty pizzas to choose from. Leucadia was originally established in 1980 and currently services three full restaurants.

7748 Regents Rd,
Ste 303
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 597-2222

2. Lorna’s Italian Kitchen
If you are looking for a quick, easy, and tasteful diner, Lorna’s Italian Kitchen is easily accessibly on a strip mall with private lot. Known for their excellent, yet pricey pizzas, this will sure be a unique experience. Operate by a mom and pop business for over 25 years; all dishes offered are family style. 

3945 Governor Drive
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 452-0661

3. Café Milano
Café Milano is known to the local residents of La Jolla for their fresh handmade dishes and excellent tasting Tiramisu dessert. Offering a quiet and romantic ambiance, street parking is available for visitors to include take out.  Café Milano offers reservations to casual diners who wish to plan their dinner ahead of time. 

711 Pearl Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-3806

4. La Taverna Restaurant
This great Italian restaurant is perfect for dinner and offers a unique 5 course dinner for $25 on Mondays and Thursdays. This Tuscan menu is a favorite of regular visitors with the added delight of fresh good quality food offerings. Regular visitors enjoy the hearty size portions and casual environment.

927 Silverado Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-0100

5. Bistro Pazzo
Offering both indoor and outdoor seating options, Bistro Pazzo is a wonderful local choice for lunch or dinner. Visitors love their generous portions, tasty dishes, and sunset specials. A small local treasure, a selection of 5 tables sits on the sidewalk across the street from a church and down the way from Whisknladle offer the perfect bistro experience. 

7930 Ivanhoe Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 456-4005

6. Sorella della Taverna
An Italian deli, offering a wide selection of fresh salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and pastas freshly made to order. Sorella offers a casual dining experience with private parking lot. Originally established in 2003, Sorella became quickly known to area locals as having the best meatball sandwiches wish dishes that carry a strong Tuscan influence. 

7420 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 866-6400

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