Yanni's Bar & Grill

Yanni's Bar & Grill

Yanni's Bar & Grill
Hours of Operation:

Open Seven Days a Week

Sunday through Thursday
11:30 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Friday and Saturday
11:30A.M.-9:00 P.M.

12015 Scripps Highlands Dr.
San Diego, CA 92131

Tel: (858) 527-0011
Fax: (858) 527-0286

 Closed on:
Easter Sunday
Memorial Day (Sun & Mon)
  Fourth of July (Days vary)
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
New Years Day

Yanni's Interior

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Yanni Pihas

Special Fundraiser for Rady Children's Hospital
Monday April 17th @ 5:30 P.M.

Dear Yanni's Bar & Grill Friends,

Last week we celebrated our 21st year in this amazing community and we want to say thank you!!!! We would not have made it this far without your continued support over the years and we are so appreciative. We are fortunate to be a part of your celebrations and milestones over the years and it's incredible to see new generations of children that grew up on Yanni's food now introducing the tradition to their families.

As you all have supported us over the years, we have tried to do the same serving delicious food, wine and our ever popular budino. We enjoy supporting our community by giving gift certificates to many of our local organizations hosting fundraisers. We have had a special place in our hearts for supporting Rady Children's Hospital, and the auxiliaries. A few years ago we did a fundraiser for a cause called PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal infections). We were able to raise $10,000. Our efforts contributed to hiring a fellow who is doing research and is a part of the newly created Pediatric Inflammatory Brain Disorders(PIBD) program at Rady Children's. PIBD can occur after an infection and many times is misdiagnosed as a psychiatric condition instead of brain inflammation. We are incredibly passionate about PIBD because 11years ago it touched our family and we had difficulty finding a specialist that could identify, diagnose and treat this debilitating condition. Rady Children's has recognized the need to begin a program that will provide care for local families with this very complex brain illness. It is our hope with the money raised, we will assist in hiring a nurse/care coordinator.

We are hosting the first annual PIBD Fundraiser dinner on Monday, April 17th at 5:30pm. Reservations can be made by calling Yanni's Bar & Grill (858)527-0011. We are asking for a $100 per person donation that can be made on our fundraising page or a check can be made out to 'Rady Children's' and will be accepted the night of the event. It will be a fun evening with appetizers, wine and a buffet dinner. There will be auction items, a few giveaways, and Drew Schlosberg the host of Spotlight on the Community Podcast, will emcee.

We hope that you can make it Monday, April 17th, but if you can't we would very much appreciate your consideration in supporting our fundraising efforts by making a donation to the PIBD program. Your donation will be supporting the hospital to take the first steps to help local families find the care that they so desperately need. The process is fast, and secure, and you will be giving a precious tax-deductible gift to children that may otherwise be lost to a psychiatric diagnosis. 

Link to Donation page

Call for reservations and/or questions - 858-527-0011

With deep appreciation and gratitude,

Denise & Yanni

Rady Children's Hospital

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Yanni's Team wins Best Greek Award!

We are very proud to announce that after 17 years in business, on 05/30/19
the team at Yanni's Bar & Grill won the Best Greek Restaurant award
from the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association!

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Best Greek Restaurant 2019

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Northern Mediterranean Cuisine in Southern California

Yanni's Bar & Grill has fulfilled the need for a great restaurant in the Poway and Scripps Ranch area. A loyal following of guests comes from Rancho Bernardo, Ramona and Escondido, even traveling from as far as Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla, Julian and Point Loma.

Yannis MusselsThe feeling at Yanni's Bar & Grill is elegant and sophisticated without being stuffy. Simplicity is the focus: delicious food served in a comfortable, spotlessly clean environment.

Proprietors Yanni & Denise Pihas are veterans in the hospitality industry, and owned a very successful restaurant in Sherman Oaks. Previously they worked for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company in several locations throughout the United States.

In keeping with Yanni's and Denise's heritage, the menu reflects a fusion of northern Mediterranean cuisine with predominant influences of Greece and Italy.

Two wonderful patios complement the dining room and lounge and is perfect for dining al fresco.

A very extensive wine list was designed to complement the menu and has a very good balance between old and new world wines with some hard-to-find wines and vintages from Yanni's private cellar. Yanni features his own wine label called “Grano Greco” (Yanni's nickname), along with a large variety of wines by the glass. Quite often Yanni will open an exceptional wine to make it available by the glass.

Come and visit Yanni's Bar & Grill for a gourmet lunch or a memorable dinner!

Yanni & Denise

“The menu at Yanni's has a generous mix of Greek and Mediterranean food, sure to satisfy everyone.”
The Well Known Eater

"They are all personally involved in making sure you are welcomed properly, served appropriately and thanked graciously when you dine in their bistro."
Rancho Magazine


2019 Best Greek Restaurant - San Diego Chapter, California Restaurant Association
Best Restaurant – 1st place Best Lunch – 2nd place
Best Italian – 2nd place
Best Greek – 2nd place
Best Seafood – 3rd place
Best Gourmet Cuisine – 2nd place
Best Sandwiches – 3rd place
Best Dessert 1st place

Rancho Magazine 2010 Dining Survey as selected by readers

Voted #1 for Best New Restaurant
Voted #1 for Favorite Restaurant
Voted #2 for Best Greek
Voted #2 for Best Lunch
Voted #2 for Best Other Ethnic
Rancho Magazine 2008 Dining Survey as selected by readers

Voted Best Italian and Seafood
SignOnSanDiego.com Best of 2003

Voted Best Greek and Best Italian
SignOnSanDiego.com Best of 2008