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Giuseppe’s Cucina Rustica

849 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3224
+1 805-541-9922
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (54 reviews)
“sand dabs” (11 reviews)
“bread” (53 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
849 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3224
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Always bustling and busy, this local Italian place (within easy walking distance of many hotels) opened by a Cal Poly Alum has fresh food and the largest dessert cakes I have ever seen. I think the slice of carrot cake was as big as my...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came to Giuseppes for dinner while staying at Avila Beach on the recommendation of our hotel concierge. We were so pleased with the quality of the food, excellent service and lovely casually elegant (jeans fine, cloth table covers) ambiance. We ordered tomato bisque (comes with...More

1  Thank cherathome
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is very laid back and relaxing. We started with a bottle of a delicious red blend from Paso Robles. My husband had the sea food bowl/soup, which he said was amazing. I had the lasagna, which was also amazing. I took my son...More

Thank Mlirvine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is really fantastic. The food sits about halfway between authentic Italian and American Italian, but keep in mind that I am Italian and VERY picky! I would eat her again.

1  Thank Steve F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best lasagna ever!!! Super friendley staff, perfect ambiance and delicious food! I highly recommand this restaurant...thanks Inn at the Cove for the recommandation. Greetings from The Netherlands

Thank Nicoleoo1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here before going to movie at Palm Theater. We couldn't have asked for better weather or food! We shared a "Beverly HIlls" salad which was perfect and a pasta dish with carmelized onions.....just wonderful. We ate on back patio; music was a nice...More

1  Thank Robin F
Reviewed 5 September 2018

we met for a business meeting. Out door atmosphere was nice, except they had a lot of flies for some reason. The food was ok- Not spectacular. Unfortunately the service was Not impressive. There were 4 of us and the meals were ordered. When they...More

1  Thank asweet81
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We were so surprised to find such high quality Italian food in San Luis Obispo--a charming setting, wonderful selection of classic Italian dishes cooked with modern flair, and homemade pastas, desserts, etc. A gem--great selection, great quality, at reasonable prices.

Thank macdonalde823
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Stopped in for dinner, busy restaurant , ordered the chicken parmesan and ceasar salad overall it was good, bread is homemade and good, tried creme brûlée for dessert it was good but served in a small shallow dish so not much to eat for the...More

Thank SGLA2017
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

I ate here with my husband while spending the evening and night in SLO. I had read positive reviews, and wanted a unique Italian meal at least once, while on vacation. I was not disappointed with my experience in the least bit. The atmosphere is...More

Thank h_nixon83
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 849 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3224
    (Monterey/ Morro)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-541-9922
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Welcome to Palazzo Giuseppe’s, downtown San Luis Obispo! Our Italian regional specialties are indicative to the Pugliese region in Italy, particularly Bari, a seaport on the Adriatic Sea from which most of our recipes originate. We hope you will enjoy and appreciate our great loyalty to the distinctive dishes, all of which we prepare with genuine and natural ingredients and methods. Our bread is baked from scratch every day in a wood-burning oven imported from Italy. Each loaf is made by hand, allowed to rise four times and slow-cooked to achieve the truly rustic appearance and taste you would find in a Baresi seaside village. DiFronzo is dedicated to producing & growing as many heirloom, organic vegetables, & fruits from his family farm as possible. Gelato, pizzas, & specialties including his estate grown Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, & Syrah. All of this takes time but to us it is an art and a labor of love. We are truly committed to bringing you "cucina genuina."
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