Eggs and ears: Celebrate Easter in La Jolla with a special meal

Easter brunch table with ham, quiche, hot cross buns and deviled eggs and mimosas

With Easter arriving Sunday, March 31, you might be hopping for a scrumptious brunch or dinner to celebrate, along with an egg hunt and more.

We’ve collected nine La Jolla spots serving up a holiday meal no bunny should miss.

1. Ambrogio by Acquerello

Michelin-starred chef Silvio Salmoiraghi at Ambrogio by Acquerello will offer a “Banchetto Domenicale” (Sunday banquet) combining Italian traditions and with experiments from other cultures on Easter, served family style from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Adults are $129 each; children are $59 each. Click here to reserve.

2. A.R. Valentien 

Easter brunch at The Lodge at Torrey Pines will be held at the hotel’s signature restaurant, A.R. Valentien from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a prix fixe three-course meal from Executive Chef Kelli Crosson. Savor her dishes while sipping mimosas overlooking the scenic Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Adults are $125; children are $65. Click here to reserve.

3. George’s at the Cove

For a view of La Jolla Cove along with your brunch, seat yourself at George’s at the Cove from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The special holiday menu includes innovative flavors along with classic brunch favorites.

Items are served a la carte. Click here to reserve.

4. Green Door Cafe

For an entirely vegan and gluten-free experience, Green Door Cafe is offering an Easter-themed, three-course high tea from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The cost is $45 per person. Call (858) 291-8886 to reserve.

5. La Valencia

The iconic La Valencia Hotel is offering a three-course meal for Easter Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. featuring honey blossom glazed ham, artichoke veloute, and house made carrot cake. The Easter Bunny will visit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; the hotel will also host an Easter egg hunt and offer festive photo ops.

Adults are $130; children are $45. Click here to reserve. 

6. The Lot

Easter brunch at The Lot La Jolla will be served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and include an array of sweet treats and savory dishes in a buffet designed to satisfy. Take part in one of The Lot’s egg hunts and search for the golden eggs to win movie tickets, meet the Easter Bunny and more. 

Adults are $78, children are $35. Click here to reserve. 

7. Marisi

For the first time, Marisi is hosting an Easter brunch, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu, crafted by Executive Chef Cameron Ingle, will include sticky buns with whipped mascarpone, baked French toast, an Italian dip sandwich and more, along with a cocktail menu and wine list to please. 

A la carte pricing; Reservations can be made here.

8. Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La Jolla

For an “ethereal” all-you-can-eat brunch, head to Mustangs & Burros at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa. Executive Chef Augie Saucedo is serving both savory and sweet plates to enjoy while all ages can take part in a colorful Easter egg hunt among the gardens. Live music and visits from the Easter Bunny and Spring Fairy are also planned. 

Brunch is $115 per person. Click here to reserve.

9. Paradisaea 

For Easter in Bird Rock, join Paradisaea from noon to 5 p.m. for an afternoon dinner featuring a special springtime menu with live music. 

Adults are $115, children are $35. Click here to reserve.

10. Piazza 1909

Chef Stefano at Piazza 1909 will be serving specials during Easter brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on an a la carte menu. Click here for more information.

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Elisabeth Frausto

Elisabeth Frausto has been reporting on and writing about La Jolla since 2019. With dozens of local and state journalism awards to her name, Elisabeth knows the industry as well as she knows her community. When she’s not covering all things 92037, you’ll find her with coffee in hand staring at the sea.
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Elisabeth Frausto

Elisabeth Frausto has been reporting on and writing about La Jolla since 2019. With dozens of local and state journalism awards to her name, Elisabeth knows the industry as well as she knows her community. When she’s not covering all things 92037, you’ll find her with coffee in hand staring at the sea.

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