We had guests here last week so we ate out a lot. The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe was greatly improved over our last experience. Good ambiance and good food and wine and not very busy at 7pm on a Tuesday. Worth a look. Vigilucci's in Cardiff and Piatti's in La Jolla Shores were good and modest in price. You must like pasta, however. Rancho Valencia was the high point. The food and wine and the service were terrific even though they were very busy on a Friday night. The bill, about $60 per person, with wine and dessert was well worth it. Bon appetit.