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Rosa's Italian Restaurant

491 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2523
+1 805-773-0551
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (85 reviews)
“tutto mare” (6 reviews)
“manicotti” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
491 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2523
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great menu. Reasonable prices. Good service. Family restaurant. Very popular. Small private room. Does not normally take reservations.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I stopped here for a light meal before departing Pismo. We had the mussels appetizer which was phenomenol, delicious bread and great service. The Margherita pizza was pretty bland tasting and not prepared like any Margherita we have ever had. Chopped tomatoes...More

Thank Jopalis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived having seen the reports on trip advisor. After joining a group of others waiting for the doors to open we were shown to our table by a lovely lady. We were asked if we would like to sit inside or outside. We chose...More

Thank Mark I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say about this place... Delicious and yummy, awesome Italian food. The best restaurant in this area. I come here every month when i am in town. This place never disappoints. I sit in the patio area which is nice and clean, they...More

Thank Melinda L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is amazing and dont forget to try the spumoni ice cream. It is out of this world. Great staff

Thank Sandi D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time on the covered outdoor patio dining area. There is a nice water fountain & they do have heaters to keep the space comfortable. The food was really good and the wine list offers a nice selection of wines from local...More

Thank Deborah F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Rosa's for a family dinner. They were accommodating with my restrictions, but they charged me for a side of veggies even though I got no pasta (that my meal came with.) The chicken Marsala was delicious! The bread was amazing! My kids...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Most folks line up outside the several small restaurants within a couple of blocks of the pier at Pismo Beach. And that is certainly appropriate if you are wearing beachwear. But if you are staying for a few days, and would like a reason to...More

Thank missvicki
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We had been to this restaurant in 1994 on our last trip to Pismo. The food is very good. We ordered Manicotti. They charge $4.00 for a split plate. The wine is a bit pricey (even for the Central Coast Region). There's usually a wait...More

Thank Linda G
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Took the folks to dinner here after seeing a play and had a lovely dining experience, very convenient, super friendly staff and each one of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal! Look forward to returning soon!

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Response from Doug M | Property representative |
Hi there, the corkage fee is $10.00.
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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, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
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
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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