Book-a-table

Address:
7863 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037

directionsBTN

WANT IT DELIVERED? FIND US ON : doordashBTN

valet-catania
valet-catania-mobile
thanx-logo

btn-register

Fan of our Restaurants?

Let Us Thanx You

It’s simple. Download the THANX app, register whichever credit cards you plan on using when dining with us and Thanx does all the work.

Every time you spend $350, you’ll automatically receive $25 cash back on your credit card on your subsequent visit. We’ll even thanx you with a complimentary appetizer simply for signing up, no strings attached.

Menus

Overseen by Whisknladle Hospitality’s Culinary Director Chef Ryan Johnston and in collaboration with Catania’s talented chef’s and cooks, the menu is as authentic as it is innovative.  Staying true to Whisknladle Hospitality’s dedication to from-scratch cooking utilizing the freshest ingredients available, the menu presents guests with unexpected riffs on traditional dishes. Guests are invited to surrender their palates as they are taken on an immersive experience, transported from Venice to Puglia to Sicily. 

 icon-lunch  icon-dinner icon-dessert

About Catania

Located on the top floor of the newly redesigned La Plaza center on the historic corner of Wall and Girard in La Jolla, Catania is the result of the vision of Whisknladle Hospitality owner Arturo Kassel and Culinary Partner/Director Ryan Johnson who were inspired by a two-week, 1,400 mile road trip throughout Italy years ago. The restaurant provides guests with authentic Italian coastal cuisine in a relaxed, yet elevated setting featuring panoramic ocean views.

Highlights include a rotating selection of fresh crudo, housemade pastas and handcrafted pizzas, all crisped to perfection by Beatrice, the restaurant’s 5,000 pound wood burning oven.  Completing the Catania menu is a thoughtful selection of handcrafted desserts overseen by Whisknladle Hospitality Corporate Chef Jojo Rossi, a first generation Sicilian-American. 

Named one of  Zagats “15 Hottest New Restaurants Around the U.S.”

Nothing like a nice cup of coffee to finish off a meal and no better day to enjoy one at Catania than National Coffee Day. Photo by: @briannaraebertha ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

"For those concerned about service, know that we’ve always done our best to surround ourselves with people who take immense pride and pleasure from making you happy with delicious food, exceptional service and genuine hospitality. While we’ll never be perfect, your dining experience will not suffer as a direct result of this change."

Read more from Whisknladle Hospitality founder Arturo Kassel as he shares his thoughts with The San Diego Union-Tribune about switching from tipping to a mandatory surcharge. We hope you'll agree that this is a progressive step, and we're happy to be spearheading the initiative here in San Diego. Let's keep the conversation going!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Another beautiful shot of La Jolla from our rooftop captured by @paige_trainrobber Join us for happy hour from 3-6 pm and see for yourself. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Catania SD updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Hours

Monday – Thursday 11:30-9:00PM
Friday 11:30-10PM
Saturday 11:30AM-10PM
Sunday 11:30AM-9:00PM

Italian Appertivo

Daily 3-6PM

Recent Press

Labor Day At Catania

Unfortunately the summer is over. Let that sink in for a minute. What does this mean? Well to most...

CLOSED:

Super Bowl 2/1 | Independence Day 7/4 | Employee Staff Day 10/31 | Thanksgiving11/26 | Christmas Day 12/25