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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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849 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3224
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place doesn’t take reservations, so keep that in mind and it is very popular because the food is good. I started with Americano salad which is a meal in itself, but split it with a friend. We also split the lasagna. Good bar and...More

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can't beat the atmosphere! Great decor throughout the restaurant. Offering many seating choices, indoor, outdoor, garden patio and a counter. You can also order to go from the deli counter. Pasta is fresh and the sauces are original. The pizzas and also good.

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in SLO for an appointment and decided to try Giuseppe's for lunch. Good choice! The food was excellent as was the service. I had the Pomodoro, probably some of the best I've every had, and my daughter had the Italian Beef Dip, which...More

Thank unicornflight500
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting SLO for business, and decided to have dinner with my wife at this Italian restaurant. Really surprised at the ambiance and quality of food. We literally had two of the best pasta dishes we have had in quite some time. This is not a...More

Thank mikesesq
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful menu, awesome food and great service. We had almost everything on the menu and I would give a gold star to every dish! Dream about getting back there soon!

Thank 476paisley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this place by our Concierge at the Shore Cliff Hotel as the best local Italian - the bonus was it was walkable down Price Street from our hotel. The restaurant is kinda split into 2, sandwiching a very busy bar in the...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came by during the Thursday night farmers market as most places were pretty packed. We were pleasantly surprised. We had the calamari and the pumpkin zucca ravioli. Both dishes were excellent, though the ravioli could have used a little more seasoning. It's a noisy...More

Thank 03092010f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here a couple of times now and had great experiences each time. The restaurant has relocated down the street, to a neat old historic building, since our last visit. We really like their new place very much. We had spaghetti and lasagna, plus...More

Thank GlenDimas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for lunch and was very favorably impressed. Service was attentive and the menu was extensive. There is also a nice area in the back patio for seating.

Thank Martinezman1025
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, convivial atmosphere, and good service. This place ticks all the boxes. Perhaps a bit pricey but worth it.

Thank 365Bellfamily
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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