We love the neighborhood atmosphere and the food is always delicious. Very good wait staff.
This is our favorite restaurant for casual dining. The food is delicious. It is well priced. Waiters and waitresses are fun. The price point is perfect.
Bernini's Bistro is a charming restaurant in the heart of La Jolla. We went for a casual dinner while we were on vacation. The Beet Salad was really delicious and had a light flavorful apple pecan vinaigrette. The pizza was phenomenal. The crust was thin and crispy which is the way I like my pizza. My husband had the Linguini Shrimp Diavola and it was really good. It was perfectly spiced and had lots of shrimp. Bernini's is perfect for a quick bite to eat, dining with friends, or a date night. We will definitely be back when we visit La Jolla again.
Fabulous restaurant. Will definitely go again and again. Menu has a nice range of items for anyone to enjoy their meal. We had ages 11-54 and everyone had a great dinner experience. Staff very nice. food is excellent and priced well. Nice inside and outside seating. romantic but comfortable for families too.
This is our first time eating at Bernini‘s. The food was absolutely fantastic.
Lots of good Variety. I had a pasta dish with cream sauce, shrimp and scallops. It was very good. The pasta and shrimp were cooked perfectly. My mother-in-law had the crabcakes they were awesome as well. We also Shared a seared ahi salad, very good. The bread they put on the table is plenty and delicious. They offer it in olive oil infused with chilies to put on the bread. We will definitely be back. I’m
Booked a table for six and we were therefore seated in their “special” family room, which was quiet and very conducive to conversation. Their portions are ginormous (we all had to take food home). Try their meatballs...delish!
Our favorite local restaurant. We go often. Friendly staff. Excellent food.
This is a small place, but it has a great vibe. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the food is delicious. Definitely would go again.
Fantastic food and good sized portion. Will come again when I’m in town.
We are long time patrons of Bernini's. We had reservations at 5:30; were immediately escorted to a table; and then were left stranded for a long period of time while 2 different waitresses visited adjacent tables 3 or 4 times. After seeing what was NOT happening, the hostess finally game over an offered to bring us water and accept a drink order. Eventually, our waitress apologized for this and provided a complimentary dessert. I believe clearer oversight by management would have avoided this problem.
Perfect venue to go prior to a show at the La Jolla comedy club. The food is great and the service was excellent. I highly recommend this place even if all you are having is a light dinner with salad and pizza. We split a Caesar’s salad (delicious!) and the ravioli with butternut squash. It was all so good!
Bernini’s is always delightful-food very good.
The spaghetti bolognese, salads, and soups are phenomenal! We will visit again anytime we are in La Jolla.
Service was disappointing. Maybe new employee but basic training was not there. Sorry but reality
Grilled salmon, spaghetti Neri, osso buco were superb. Eight of us experienced terrific service and excellent food.
I was looking for a casual restaurant to celebrate my wife’s birthday and close to the Comedy Store. The location, food, and service were excellent. We’ll be back!
Love!!!! Four is amazing and the service is awesome!
First time at Bernie’s. Shrimp cocktail was very fresh and tasty. Good ceasar salad. Ahi tuna salad was great. Tuna was fresh, dressing was very good. Very good Margerita Pizza. Waiter was pleasant. We would return.
We were able to walk to Bernini's from the place we were staying in La Jolla so thought we would give it a try. My husband loves lasagna, which is not one of my homemade specialties, so it was a good opportunity for him to get a lasagna fix. Which he did. And now he wants me to have Bernini's ship their lasagna to us in Washington state! My salmon was excellent, and the place was great about accommodating my dietary restrictions. Of course, it was a Monday and they were not busy, but they were so friendly and willing to fulfill my needs that I would expect them to always be that gracious. Heaters on the patio, which is dog friendly.
What do you say when the dinner neither impressed nor disappointed? Very average experience. Service was as expected, food was good but nothing really impressed us. One serving of salmon was not good and the waiter was helpful getting things resolved. Atmosphere was a little loud but we had no trouble talking. Prices were within expectation of a La Jolla restaurant. So... average.
Fantastic food and service. Focaccia bread served with their homemade tapenade was awesome.
We stopped for dinner on our way to drop our son off at UCSD after the holiday break. What a find! We will come back every time we are in the La Jolla area. Everything we ordered was wonderful and freshly prepared.
Always a delicious and lovely experience, from the greeting at the door and throughout.
We always have a wonderful time at this restaurant. Great food, great service, and great environment.
All dood, nice casual place with solid food
Friends met for dinner. We ate outside with the aid of a heater. The food was very good and the service was great. Berninis is a good neighborhood place to eat in La Jolla.
Good value but food quality was uneven. Lasagna and trout were excellent but the seafood cioppino had a heavy tomato sauce suitable for pasta. Should be a seafood tomato broth. It was terrible
Too many patrons with Dogs that were barking.
The inside layout isn't great
Suggest removing the wall between the two sides & make it into one room
We often choose Bernini's for dinner!
Quiet, so we can all talk. Delicious food.
I loved my Chicken PICATA !!!
The people were all extremely friendly!
I was shocked at how clean the bathroom was. There were fresh flowers on the table, and that little touch really stood out to me. It felt special:)
And the food was the best pasta and bread I've ever had. Very fun and romantic.
I will be back!!!
Really nice restaurant and food with really attentive service
Had a great time (again)!! I thought breakfast was the best they had to offer until we had dinner.
They always have really good food. This time service was a little bit slow. The waiter never came back and asked how everything was. Which is OK. They have really really good coffee and we like going there. The busboy Chico is always friendly and super nice and waits on us when we need something when we can't get our waiter's attention.
Food was good. Service was excellent. Definitely worth a visit!
It was the perfect birthday celebration for Maggie!! The food & service were great and fun was had by all!
Great find! Was recommended by the La Jolla Comedy Store as we had tickets for later that night. My husband and I split a Kale Caesar which had the perfect amount of dressing (Light). We ordered the Trout Almandine and Shrimp Diavola. Both were amazing. The Tiramisu was not only "Best in La Jolla", it was best we've had. Our waiter Amit was very attentive and kind. We look forward to returning!
A local resident recommended this place, so I came in on labor day evening. The restaurant was quiet with many open tables. I was seated next to the door leading to the patio. I asked the hostess if the waiter would be using that door to go in and out and she said no. Within 3 minutes that's exactly what was happening - constantly. Very annoying. Service was okay at that point and my food was excellent. Then a party of 7 men was seated right next to me , in the very nearly empty dining room. The quiet of the evening was over. The waitress told me the option was that I could move, even though I was already halfway thru my meal. The waiter brought the bill without asking if I wanted desert or anything else. He clearly was more interested in the party of 7. That's too bad because he missed an opportunity to increase my bill for the restaurant. The food here is excellent but the service ruined the experience.
Always looking for new Italian restaurants, short drive/UBER for all families, and Bernini's suited us perfectly. Everyone tried something different and each dish was perfectly cooked, beautifully presented, and equally delicious! Fun and relaxing evening, wonderful and attentive wait staff, and hats off to the chef(s)!!
Eager to return for dinner again. Will need to return and try brunch at Bernini's soon.