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Rosa's Italian Restaurant

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491 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2523
+1 805-773-0551
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Today
16:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service bar none. The wait staff and bus boys are so friendly, so accommodating you feel like you are family. These employees must be treated well by management because they truly act like they love their jobs and we benefit from that enthusiasm. My favorite dish is the Chicken caccatori. The sauce is so good you need two baskets... More 

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Thank Shanteix
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to this restaurant for many many years - food is always good and the prices are reasonable. We especially like their bread, which comes with the meal. it's the usual Italian menu - nothing fancy but always well prepared and the service is always great.

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Thank Lynda T
Citrus Heights
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered from here and had delivered to where I was staying. So I can't say anything about the actual restaurant but the food I ordered was very tasty. They have a wide selection of Italian food including pizza, pastas, salads, desserts, etc. I'd definitely get again if I go back to Pismo Beach!

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Thank E9567RCaudreyl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i cant get over how great the food is here... fresh and authentic... perfect AND at a great price! you can get apps and main dishes with wine for a nice deal... all while relaxing after a day at the beach!

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Thank Sara L
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant. Nice atmosphere, really good food, good service. Very convenient to walk to from our motel

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Thank Cathy S
Bakersfield, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is very good however they do not give as much as I thought I was paying for. Family friendly. Limited parking

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Thank Colleen T
Winnebago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

$172 for dinner for four. Nobody liked their meal. Service was very good. The only thing we reviewed favorably was the coffee and the bread served w dinner.

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Thank Kelly J
Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I made sure we revisited Rosa's while in Pismo this time. We both were craving Rosa's Parmesan. I love their chicken and he loves their veal. Great meal, Great Service. Never a disappointment. Best Italian food in the area.

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Thank Jeanne B
Fullerton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with some friends last week and the food was great as always. Love the fresh baked bread and their Italian garlic Parmesan dipping sauce. Everything here is great from the lasagna to the pastas to the ravioli. Great place for a romantic night out or dinner with friends.

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Thank RockNCreekGirl
Moorpark, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice restaurant, good service, good food - but a bit expensive I think for Italian food. But great for a nice dining experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 491 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2523
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-0551
Description
Rosa's Italian Restaurant in Pismo Beach, CA culminates 50 years of restaurant experience in regional Italian cuisine to create a family operated dining destination by the sea. The combination of Chef Doug MacMillan's Northern Italian cuisine apprenticeship with the Southern Italian family recipes he learned from his mother, Rosa, produces multiple award winning entrees with the freshest and finest quality ingredients. Classic and specialty Italian dishes such as Tortellini Con Quattro Formagio, Veal Piccata, and Pasta California will excite your taste buds and keep you returning time and time again. Our history begins with Rosa, whose journey to the Central Valley of California started in Avellino, Italy, located between Naples and the Mediterranean Sea. After moving to America and marrying Bill MacMillan, the two opened up their first restaurant in 1966. In 1988 when they moved the restaurant to Pismo Beach is when their son, Chef Doug, took over the kitchen. We are customer service oriented, and each of our dishes are made with the same care as if you were in our kitchen at home. In addition to a full menu for dine in a takeout, we offer a full bar with cocktails, beer, and an extensive wine list available to order by the glass and bottle. Our Happy Hour is Sunday through Thursday nights from 4PM - 6PM where we offer $2 off wells, cocktails, and drafts. Our professional staff is ready to welcome you. Come join us for fine Italian dining in a relaxed atmosphere and let us show you the tastes of Italy.

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