Piatti: I had a wonderful evening with friends on the patio of this Italian restaurant. The pasta special with scallops was really excellent. The place was buzzing and loud which is a good sign of great food. It is located at 2182 Avenida de la Playa in La Jolla Shores. Barbarella Restaurant, across the street at 2171, is another good option that I have tried in the past.
Caroline’s Seaside Cafe: So glad my friends introduced me to Caroline’s. Located in an attractive contemporary building at the UCSD Scripps Institute of Oceanography, this is an upstairs restaurant right on the beach. It has an outdoor deck plus indoor seating. It is the perfect spot for brunch!!! It is located at 8610 Kennel Way.