Pizzas, pastas and fish dominate the menu at La Jolla's airy, European-style bistro near The Shores.. In Short Blocks from the beach, find dining areas as beautiful as the servers and bartenders who walk through them. The bistro has sidewalk tables, an inside dining room and a patio used for parties. The menu is upscale, but the atmosphere is casual enough for family and small group gatherings. Start with a rich soup like the French onion-it's made with Gruyere. Popular main courses include smoked salmon pizza, roasted whole fish and spaghetti with clams.