The San Diego Union-Tribune
Michele Parente
April 4, 2019

With its gorgeous setting, landmark restaurants and top-line chefs, La Jolla has long been one of the region’s top dining destinations.

But as neighborhoods like Little Italy, North Park and Carlsbad have edged it out for culinary cachet, La Jolla isn’t always the first place that pops into hungry non-La Jollans’ minds.

Friday’s opening of the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center is sure to change that tune. The $82 million, state-of-the-art venue is the new home of the La Jolla Music Society and will also host a world-class roster of performers.

If you’re planning to eat up all that culture and it’s been a while since you’ve been to La Jolla — or are looking for a new place to try — here’s our first-string list of where to dine.