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La Jolla - Kid Friendly and Good Food

Priya Apr 26, 2010 11:27 AM

Will be in La Jolla for three days and four nights. Will be dining with our 4 yr. old granddaughter. We know about Harry's and Sammy's Wood Fire Pizza. Hope someone has some other suggestions.

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  1. Beach Chick RE: Priya Apr 26, 2010 11:40 AM

    I would try Piatti's in the Shores..there is also The Shores restaurant that is oceanfront.
    For Mex, you could do Alfonso's or Jose's Courtroom on Prospect.
    Burger Lounge and the Cottage too.

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      RB Hound RE: Beach Chick Apr 26, 2010 11:53 AM

      Barbarella (across the street from Piatti) gets generally positive (though not uniformly strong) reviews for dining with kids.

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        Priya RE: Beach Chick Apr 26, 2010 06:30 PM

        Will definitely try Piatti's. Is that at La Jolla Shores Hotel? We're staying there. Thanks for other suggestions as well.

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          foodiechick RE: Priya Apr 26, 2010 07:22 PM

          Piatti is about a block and a half from the hotel. Barbarella, across the street from Piatti is VERY kid friendly.

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        stevewag23 RE: Priya Apr 26, 2010 11:52 AM

        Cheese shop for lunch and eat it at the beach. Watch out for seagulls.

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          RB Hound RE: stevewag23 Apr 26, 2010 02:15 PM

          The seagulls there are very interesting. They will go after anything unattended, but generally they keep a respectful distance if you are with your food. However, if you offer just a smidgen of food to a bird (seagulls or some of the other things that hang out there), it very quickly turns into a scene from The Birds.

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            stevewag23 RE: RB Hound Apr 26, 2010 02:34 PM

            At the cove an alpha seagull snatched a sandwich right out of a girls hand I was with.

        2. foodiechick RE: Priya Apr 26, 2010 12:09 PM

          Coffee cup cafe for breakfast/lunch.

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            daantaat RE: foodiechick Apr 26, 2010 08:18 PM

            strong 2nd for Coffee Cup Cafe. Very kid friendly.

            Coffee Cup
            1109 Wall St, La Jolla, CA 92037

          2. hopkid RE: Priya Apr 26, 2010 12:13 PM

            I've seen diners with their children at whisknladle. If your daughter is a squirmer you could ask for one of the tables in the corner of the restaurant. Or eat outdoors on the patio. Great for lunch/dinner.

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              Priya RE: hopkid Apr 26, 2010 06:31 PM

              Sounds like a definite possibility. What kind of food do they serve?

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                hopkid RE: Priya Apr 26, 2010 10:25 PM

                It's mainly contemporary California with that locally fresh/raised vibe. Their daily flatbread special is usually good. And the tagliatelle bolognese is fantastic. I thought the sweetbreads and bone marrow were just OK. Their charcuterie platter, the Cutting Board, is also worth trying. What is on it varies depending on what they've prepared recently. Service is also very good IMO. Reservations a must. Here's a sample menu that's on their website but the offerings were not exactly the same when I went a couple of weeks ago.


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              steveprez RE: Priya Apr 26, 2010 12:45 PM

              Karl Strauss if you like good beer! very kid friendly.

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                stevewag23 RE: steveprez Apr 26, 2010 01:16 PM

                Especially if your kid likes beer.

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                  steveprez RE: stevewag23 Apr 26, 2010 07:39 PM


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