Nice seasonal menu. Roasted Beet's, ahi tuna crudo, blackberry, ricotta, proscuitto, all fantastic! Can't wait to go back. View of Pacific ocean not bad either!!
Great farm to table fare in beautiful La Jolla with a view of the ocean from the 2nd story restaurant. Knowledgeable server And staff, really excellent flavors and ambiance made this a perfect choice for a romantic evening.
Truly outstanding dining experience. My husband and I had dinner for our anniversary. The service was excellent, food delicious, ambiance perfect. Highly recommend.
Food was good but overpriced. Nothing to drink if under 21. Service was good and they were very accommodating to help with allergies
Lovely view of the sunset, amazing food and drinks..
Super fun! Wonderful waitress!
We shared a lemony farmers market salad: outstanding.
We both had the sugo orechiette pasta: outstanding.
We shared a panne cotta with huckleberry sauce: outstanding.
A memorable dinner.
I actually already recommend it to a friend. Great place for a perfect dinner. Delicious pizza!!
Wonderful food. Great service. Very nice evening
The food is very very (too) seasoned
We went to Catania for dinner with friends. All of the staff were friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and attentive without being there too much. One of the waiters was just learning the electronic system and was a little slow but was open and joked about it. The food came quickly after we ordered and everyone enjoyed their dishes including the green salad, the beet salad, the lamb meatballs and the the bucatini. We sat on the upstairs protected patio which was lively but not so loud that we couldn't enjoy conversation. Lovely evening. We've been here twice before and enjoyed it as much each time. Thanks, Catania.
Outstanding on every level, every dish was A+: flavor, creativity, presentation. Tuna crudo, arancini, green salad, clam pizza, blackberry pizza, steak-unique, unforgettable experience. Stylish and powerful drinks, exemplary service. Catania delivers. Every Single Time.
Phenomenal meal, great service and friendly staff. They accommodated our picky nine year old and made a special fruit and cheese plate for my husband. They have a menu item called the cucina sixer where you buy the kitchen staff a round of beer. We bought this and heard cheers from the kitchen and a received a personal visit from two different chefs. It was a great night!
Had an amazing time here with my best friend. Nice view over looking the streets of La Jolla and very close to the shores. Ambiance was awesome and so are the food! My fave was the crudo! I wish it had more spice in it. Our server also did a great job! Overall experience was amazing!
Always amazing food. Great service -
Our waitress was awesome! Cheers to the beautiful dancer. The meal was a don’t miss this place!👍🏼
A great spot to have an elegant but still casual dinner, watching a sunset by the ocean from a terrace. Service is well trained, food great. I have been in Catania several times and every time my experience was the same- fantastic place!
This is not our first time dining at Catania, since we are locals - we live just down the road. Love the food, ambiance is ok. I was actually really disappointed that there was absolutely no effort made to recognize Fathers Day. Nothing. Give the man a free shot or dessert. Make him feel special. It could have been any other night of the week. My husband is a “foodie” and that’s why we came here for Father’s Day, but I cannot say it was special. Will still return, but not for a special occasion. Sadly disappointed.
We have been to Catania 4 times now and consider it to be one of the top 3 restaurants in La Jolla. There is a beautiful outdoor patio with a partial view of ocean and sunset, but thats not even why we go. The food is fresh, innovative, and outstanding. We have eaten top notch seafood, pasta, and pizza. Everything was delicious. Its a casual place which makes it even better. The inside is beautiful too so you can't go wrong.
Really good food. Service was great. Enjoyable dining experience.
I ordered a shrimp risotto which was very salty, presentation very mediocre and portion of risotto very small, probably there were 8 spoons full of risotto and for the price that I paid was not worth it and very ridiculous.
Food is amazing
This is one of our favorite restaurants in the US! We visit everytime we are in the area.
Bridgitte and the hostesses are all amazing. Friendly, accommodating, fun.
If it wasn't so pricey I'd come regularly!
Catania is reliably wonderful, the food, cocktails, and service are fantastic as is the killer view. One of our favorite local spots!
First time there and I had the squid ink pasta and oh my goodness! I didn’t want to eat it all , only because I wanted to save some for later but it was too good to save for later!
Very accommodating to reservation request. Delicious food. Loved the Artichoke Ravioli en Brodo.
My friend and I had a delightful dining experience. Thank you!
Really enjoyed our meal here. We shared a couple appetizers and entrees. The pizza was very tasty, as was the ahi tuna, cauliflower and risotto. The restaurant is in a little mall on the 3rd floor. We ended sitting by the entrance so we felt a little chilly at first. Once the wind died down it was fine. I would definitely recommend this place if you’re in La Jolla.
Fantastic outdoor view of La Jolla and the ocean. Exquisite food and wine offerings. A real gem for Italian foodies.
best italien restaurant in San Diego!!! The Chef is the AMAZING
Menu gave us so many choices, we really could not decide. Two of us had pasta, one had a pizza and I had a salad. Views were amazing, ambiance was wonderful, wait staff were a delight. Can’t wait to go back.
The food, service and atmosphere has been wonderful each and every time we have gone to Catania. Great for a casual dinner for 2 or a celebration.
Waiter (Brazilian Japanese) was amazing. His service was exceptional and his knowledge of the cuisine was second to none!
I usually never leave reviews but felt the need to do so in this case. We went for Mother’s day and we were seated on the patio, which had a nice view and was warm. The hostesses who greeted and seated us were so sweet, hospitable and welcoming!
Service was fine, but the food was horrible and expensive! The cauliflower appetizer was good, but as for the entrees. 1st, the menu selection was very limited. Of the selections, the only thing my brother and I wanted was the seared tuna and they were out of it. So we settled on another fish they had, the "ROASTED BRANZINO". We asked the waitress if the portion was sufficient to share since it was $38.00 and she said yes. When she brought the dish out, I seriously thought it was a joke! I was expecting a relatively normal fish plate, fillet with sauce and the like; however, she brought out a literally whole small sized "roasted fish" lying on its side, including head, eyes, tail and all! There were a few small clams surrounding it. No Salad and just a few stalks of broccolini. When I saw it, I lost all my appetite and told my brother to eat the whole thing (which was not all that much)! My mom ordered the GRILLED SHRIMP AND CALAMARI. The shrimp looked fine, but the calamari was to me very unappealing. Several long "tubes" of squid, along with pieces of the tentacles, on a small bed of what looked like little pearl pasta, with a few olives. This dish was $17.00 - Neither of these dishes included soup, or salad which would have been an additional $14.00.
What was more surprising is that the prices were just for the Lunch menu - the dinner menu was considerably more. I don’t mind paying for a good meal with decent portions, but to me this did not qualify. I did not end up ordering anything and left hungry.
All in all, I feel like we mostly paid to have the nice view in the heart of La Jolla Cove.. The shops around it and the beach being close by compensated for the lunch. Obviously just my opinion
Came here for Mother’s Day lunch and everything was fantastic. To be honest, I was not expecting the food to be as good as it was! Food was amazing and so was the service! Will definitely be back.
Staying in LaJolla for a few days. Catania was outstanding. Great cocktails. Wait staff are very personable. Shared the flat bread, which was excellent, along with individual salads. Versatile wine list.
Adorable restaurant with a great view. Food was incredible, as well as the service. Will definitely come back often!