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Gina's Italian Restaurant

) #13 of 50 Restaurants in Arroyo Grande €€ - €€€ Italian
138 E Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-2702
+1 805-481-3266
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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138 E Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-2702
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here, and were not disappointed. Friendly service, interesting dishes prepared well. Give it a try.

Thank Kirk F
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We were excited to move into town and learn there was an Italian restaurant right downtown. That excitement lasted until we went there. The food was decent enough for small town Italian, but there wasn't anything on the menu to really excite us. Plus, the...More

1  Thank jkgayley
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I've eaten here about 3 times and I've never felt that my meal was all that great. It's often crowded so others must be happy.

Thank 650to805in2013
Reviewed 14 June 2017

People are very nice who work here. Being of Italian decent, the food was just okay in my opinion. They need to improve on the large pieces of lettuce they serve as salads.

Thank C E
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Italian restaurants are always either good or great. Gina's is very good, not great, but far superior than average. Stick to the specials. You will be super happy and the prices are aligned with the food and service.

Thank Victor L
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Try the Rigatoni Pesto with grilled chicken and roasted pine nuts.... delicious. They also service delicious bread with lunch and dinner. This is a great local place.

1  Thank Simon L
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We manage to get to the central California coast about once a year and always make it to Gina's for lunch. We have never been disappointed. The butternut squash raviolis are absolutely delicious! Others in our group were equally pleased with their meals. Service was...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We came here on the recommendation of our hotel concierge, who suggested that we could get an excellent Italian meal here. I respectfully disagree: it was not an excellent Italian meal (mediocre to pretty good, at best). We enjoyed our visit to Gina's, but not...More

2  Thank Connie I
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Fond memories of Gina's are a thing of the past. The atmosphere is not very comfortable, and the food does not stand up to the finer Italian restaurants in San Luis Obispo County. We drive the extra miles to Pismo Beach for Italian meals.

1  Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Been going to Gina's for years... to meet friends, have a business meeting, or just to relax with a glass of wine. Small intimate Italian restaurant with great food, service and small town ambience. No TVs, just the sounds of happy people enjoying the many...More

Thank Pismodise
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Response from judyy | Reviewed this property |
No reservations, and they are closed on Sundays and from 3pm to 5pm Monday - Sat. I've never had to wait more than a couple of minutes except on Saturday nights. If you happen to come when there's no table and if you can't... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
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11:00 - 15:00
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11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 E Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-2702
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Arroyo Grande
  • Phone Number: +1 805-481-3266
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