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Rosa's Italian Restaurant

491 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2523
+1 805-773-0551
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“bread” (67 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
491 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2523
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Food was exceptional (I'll never again think all marinara sauce is the same), service impeccable, atmosphere lovely. All this, despite how busy it was with families visiting Cal Poly. What more can one say? What a wonderful holiday experience.

Thank LynneG40505
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bit disappointing after reading some reviews and choosing this restaurant. It is a bit dated. Food OK maybe we went on an off day. Only stayed in Pismo one night so wasn't able to try it again.

Thank andreamckenna
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came for their osso bucco but the waiter said they only had enough for 4 orders today!! Why? Make more please. So we had the lamb shank which was good but the frutti di mari was the best dish. The broth was fantastic. Great service.

Thank kpocampo
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at Rosa's, my spouse had pizza & clam chowder, I had their Tutto Mare: he got a good meal - the clam chowder was really good and the pizza okay, but the bottom was soggy. I got over-cook shell fish, overly chewy...More

Thank aleciaf
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Our party of six all enjoyed our meals immensely and we all had something different. Our server Rodger was very attentive. It was our first visit but I can guarantee we'll be back when we are in the area again.

Thank catysonreviews
Reviewed 17 October 2017

One of the best meals we’ve ever had. Service was outstanding. Very busy night we were there but food came quickly. My husband had chicken piccata and I had baked salmon which was one of the specials that night. Bread was delicious. We don’t normally...More

Thank Judi H
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner here on our first night in Pismo. Service was great and the waiters suggestions were spot on. Great desserts as well.

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The food here is high quality, authentic Italian, and delicious. The portions are also generous. The summer pasta with chicken was outstanding.

Thank OntheGo630
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

When we are in Pismo we always eat at this restaurant. The chicken cacciatore is my wife's favorite and one of the best I have ever tasted. However I had the clams and linguine which was very tasty also. I would highly recommend this Italian...More

Thank Ted R
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I made reservations for our family for Mother's Day, and it was a perfect afternoon. The service and food are superb! Love the ambiance! There is an enclosed patio with a lovely fountain. The sound of the water is so relaxing and adds to the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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