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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 good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (48 reviews)
“sand dabs” (10 reviews)
“bread” (49 reviews)
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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 yesterday

We ate there three times. Twice when we were on the way up to visit family and once on our return trip. I had the carbonara, mamas meatballs, and the tortellini, my wife had the capesante e gamberi, the pollo alla piccata, and I forgot...More

Thank lmarietaylor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This very lifely place serves very tasty food. Homemade and authentic flavors. True Italian, yet American size portions. So do consider sharing. Extensive wine list with great local and Italian selections. Everything at an OK price level. Take the time to enjoy the ambiance and...More

Thank CatharinaMJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy place! Either get there early or expect to wait! But wait, because it is worth it! Love the seafood pasta!!! Delicious!

Thank Shana C
Reviewed 10 February 2018

A wait of only 25 min for the 2 of us on a Friday evening - not so bad. Our first visit to Giuseppe's since they moved in early 2017 (the new location is much tighter than the old). The food was as well done...More

Thank CACoastTraveler
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed every minute and every bite of food at this wonderful Italian bistro! The choice of wines was excellent. Waiter Ryan was super ... and his assistant Grant is just the best!!!!! For dessert be sure to try the snickerdoodle gelato!

Thank Relojudy
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

The restaurant has an open area for general seating. It is nicely done and simple in decor. They have a very cute and cozy patio in the back that we enjoyed our lunch at. There is also a private event building in the very back....More

Thank MichaelH6811GY
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

This is the first time eating at this restaurant and the overall experience was excellent! The food was hot and very good. The homemade pasta and meatballs and the other meals was also very good. Our waitress was excellent and very attentive to your needs!...More

Thank Carlos T
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We were looking forward to a great lunch. The restaurant is busy, attractive and the food at the deli counter looks good. They have a wood burning pizza oven and they make the pasta in the premises. What else can someone ask for? Well, the...More

Thank Silvia p
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This place is a real gem. The locals all know about it but if you are visiting make a trip. Has a great happy hour from 3 to 6 Sunday thru Thursday. It is the best pasta and pizza in town. I make my own...More

Thank MaryCM708
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a delightful restaurant located near the mission--the servie was fantastic--the food wonderful--the make a mean martini and even have blue cheese stuffed olives. The sand dabs were fantastic and were the reason we went to this restaurant--i would certainly return there if i...More

Thank Susan W
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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