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Restaurants near La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art

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21 restaurants available nearby

A photo of Puesto La Jolla restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2012)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • La Jolla
Booked 77 times today
Owned and operated by a Mexican American family whose best memories all include tacos. Puesto is an award-winning Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar providing an innovative approach to authentic Mexican flavors. Puesto has garnered national acclaim for its Mexico City-style crispy melted cheese tacos, served on handmade non-GMO, organic, maíz azul stone-ground tortillas. In addition to tacos, offerings include a selection of fresh catch ceviches, guacamoles, starters and ensaladas, courtesy of Chef/Partner Luisteen Gonzales. The bar program showcases the best of Mexico City through the use of fresh ingredients in our hand crafted cocktails and housemade Micheladas, tequilas, mezcals, Baja craft beers, and Valle de Guadalupe wines you can’t find elsewhere. We’re honored to have been featured by media outlets nationally and internationally, some of which include National Geographic, Huffington Post, Insider, Zagat, Eater, Food and Wine, LA Times and the Michelin Guide.
A photo of Manhattan of La Jolla restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1649)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • La Jolla
Booked 9 times today
Manhattan of La Jolla transports you to the best of New York via the cozy, upscale village of La Jolla. Located in the Empress Hotel on Fay Avenue, it is an elegant, casual and classy place where you would expect to see Old Blue Eyes or Danny Ocean romancing a beautiful woman while she sips her Cosmo over dinner. With quality Italian charm, Manhattan offers classic cocktails that get you into that New York swing--and the entrees are as good as it gets. Liberal olive oil, garlic, lemon and pepper complement the Zagat Award winning veal chop, steaks and seafood. Signature scampi, classic cannelloni, pasta al dente, and other succulent dishes, plus professional service and decor make this a terrific spot for a romantic dinner or mixing business and pleasure. Manhattan in La Jolla gets you the best of both worlds. Manhattan is an award winning La Jolla favorite, celebrating its 36th year.
A photo of NINE-TEN restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2830)
Price: Expensive
• Californian • La Jolla
Booked 12 times today
Led by award-winning, nationally-recognized chef Jason Knibb, NINE-TEN offers the perfect combination of sophistication and casual elegance and an ideal location along lively Prospect Street in the Village of La Jolla. Recognized with MICHELIN distinction, NINE-TEN’s globally-inspired, locally-sourced cuisine features the best of the harvest from local artisans where products are selected daily for the restaurant’s seasonal menus. Dine indoors or al fresco on our sidewalk patio or back terrace with peek views of the Pacific Ocean. Heaters and blankets are available during the colder weather. Private dining rooms are also available for groups of 8 or more. Breakfast is served Wednesday through Friday, 7 am to 11 am. Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday, 7 am to 2 pm. Lunch is served Wednesday through Friday, 11:30 am to 2 pm. And dinner service is available Wednesday through Sunday, 5 pm to 9 pm. We look forward to seeing you soon.
A photo of Isola La Jolla restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(741)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • La Jolla
Booked 40 times today
Isola is proud to serve the finest local ingredients from our wood fired oven, dalla vite, from the vine. I hope you enjoy every bite, plucked from my family tree for your table. Buon appetito!
A photo of Piazza 1909 restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(742)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • La Jolla
Booked 31 times today
Welcome to Piazza 1909 in the heart of La Jolla! Enjoy chef Stefano's exquisite Italian cuisine and daily specials in a beautiful Mediterranean setting. Great outdoor patios and private event spaces. Gluten free pasta, pizza and Vegan menu available. Best homemade Pasta in La Jolla. Organic, free range meat and fresh Seafood. Dog friendly. DINNER Tue-Sun & BRUNCH Sat & Sun. HAPPY HOURS Tue-Thu 4:30-5:30pm. Team Building cooking Classes. Private Chef Dinners & Catering. What else to say? If you are looking for a memorable Italian dining experience, you got to the perfect spot! Grazie e ci vediamo in Piazza!
A photo of Catania restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1936)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • La Jolla
Booked 26 times today
Inspired by an Italy road-trip Chef Ryan and I (Arturo) took back in 2008, we’re pleased to introduce Catania, the newest member of the Whisknladle Hospitality family. Here, we’ll be featuring simple, seasonal and authentic Italian Coastal Cuisine (None of the Italian version of TexMex you see most other places). Our commitment to authenticity will be evident in our use of wood burning ovens and grills, an all Italian wine list as well as an exclusively craft Italian Beer program. (Yes, Italy has an amazing craft beer movement nobody’s heard about.)
A photo of THE LOT - La Jolla restaurant
4.0
Excellent(649)
Price: Moderate
• American • La Jolla
Booked 2 times today
THE LOT isn't just a restaurant, bar, and café. We're a unique destination where culinary delights meet craft beverages and top-tier entertainment. Our menus are a tour of contemporary American cuisine, featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients, with offerings from brunch and Happy Hour to dinner. Our patios, equipped with fire pits and heaters, offer a warm ambiance. Our theaters, state-of-the-art and equipped with reclining seats, let you enjoy the latest films while dining in. Drinks from a full bar are available for an enhanced cinematic experience. With standard reserved seating and closed caption devices, everyone is welcome. Enjoy $13 movie tickets every Wednesday. As the community's favorite for social activities, we host over 1000 events annually. From sunrise to sunset, THE LOT is a hub for food, film, and festivity, inviting you to join our community.
A photo of Ambrogio by Acquerello restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(72)
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary Italian • La Jolla
Booked 3 times today
Join us to experience Michelin Star Chef Silvio Salmoiraghi's Signature 7-Course Tasting Menu Daily. *For guests short on time, you can experience a shorter version (4 Courses) of Chef Silvio's Signature Tasting Menu Tuesday-Thursday*At Ambrogio by Acquerello we seek to operate within the frame of a New Italian Cuisine, built on concreteness, innovation and respect for our great Italian Culture and Materia Prima, as well as the amazing resources of San Diego.We work without employing sous-vide or parboiling techniques but cooking "à la Minute" to accomplish maximum quality and an integral respect for the “materia prima”, seeking to sweep away the customer through the experience and hospitality that we strive to offer.Italy, France, Korea, Japan and California: the five countries that define our cuisine and allow us to create a unique set of masterpieces where the traditional flavors of Milan typical foods meet the exoticism of Pacific Asian influences.
A photo of Duke's La Jolla restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(6204)
Price: Moderate
• Hawaii Regional Cuisine • La Jolla
Booked 160 times today
We are open for indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery! Visit dukeslajolla.com to view our menus or place an online takeout order.You don’t need to cross the Pacific to get a taste of Hawaii. Duke’s La Jolla is San Diego’s island-inspired home, honoring the Ambassador of Aloha, Duke Kahanamoku, with coastal cuisine of Hawaii, craft cocktails and a genuine spirit of aloha. It’s the same authentic hospitality and panoramic ocean view that you’ll find at all of the California and Hawaii Duke’s restaurants, paying tribute to the Duke and welcoming you to celebrate life like the legend himself.
A photo of Marisi restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(847)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • La Jolla
Booked 87 times today
Discovering Italy by way of La Jolla, Marisi focuses on Italian hearth cooking with an emphasis on handmade pastas, fine wine and classic cocktails. The menu celebrates the rich diversity of cuisine from across Italy, fashioned in a time-honored tradition of handmade all day, every day. A dream that lives between the Italian and La Jolla coasts, suspended between tides instead of time — a mood more than a plot. A visit that feels a lot like coming home, if home was a warm, charming villa off the Amalfi coast. Marisi is a taste of something you want to remember. We hope you love it.

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  • CatherineB
    San Francisco Bay Area •3 reviews
    5.0
    Dined today
    Peter, our server was wonderful! Food was good, particularly the arugula salad. Pastas were fresh, and better than average, but not mind-blowing. I like that the was good wine for < $15/glass. So often there is not.
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    Isola La JollaPrice: Moderate• Italian• La Jolla
    4.7
  • SugarFamilyvip
    San Francisco Bay Area •4 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    Food was amazing! Best tacos we’ve ever had. Great service too. Lovely time.
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    Puesto La JollaPrice: Moderate• Mexican• La Jolla
    4.7
  • OpenTable Dinervip
    San Diego •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    Absolutely love Manhattans! Our favorite place to go for a nice dinner!
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    Manhattan of La JollaPrice: Expensive• Italian• La Jolla
    4.7
  • OpenTable Diner
    Houston •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 5 days ago
    The restaurant has its own very cool vibe. The server was warm and friendly and very knowledgeable about the cuisine and the region of Italy as well. The management was very patient with visitors that misread a ferry schedule from the Del and accommodated the party anyway. The menu has a dish to suit every palate whether you want light and fresh or more filling and comforting. We ended up ordering a little bit of everything and sharing. Highly recommend. We will be back next summer.
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    CataniaPrice: Expensive• Italian• La Jolla
    4.8
  • OpenTable Dinervip
    San Diego •7 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 7 days ago
    Outstanding food and outstanding service. It was a lovely experience. We will definitely be back.
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    NINE-TENPrice: Expensive• Californian• La Jolla
    4.7
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