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Tahlia's Cucina

133 S Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444-5323
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Ranked #8 of 37 restaurants in Nipomo
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Oct 3, 2013
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8 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Central CA coast
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We went for my husband's birthday and we, HE, weren't disappointed. Excellent wine, appetizers, main course, and dessert. I always forget HOW GOOD THE FOOD IS until we go back. Need to go much more often. A small, out of the way place, just down the road from the famous Jocko's.

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Santa Maria, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Don't be mislead by the storefront looking appearance. This trattoria is not fancy but the food is lovingly prepared with excellent results. The owner/chef creates hearty dishes that are flavorful and filling. Our party had a variety of dishes including salmon, shrimp, chicken breast and scallops and every protein was cooked such right...neither over or underdone. The portions are generous... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

The service was lacking greatly. The pizza this time didn't even taste the same. I was disappointed. I took my family and friends for a birthday gathering. Will possibly try again. They are one for one

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Can't say enough about the quality and quantity of the food for very reasonable prices. I had a rigatoni with chicken, sun dried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, capers, and basil that was delicious. Our table also ordered pizza and it too was excellent. Don't let the drab exterior dissuade you because the place is very warm and welcoming inside in a... More

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Santa Maria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Ok...looked at hundreds of reviews here and never thought to submit one till now. You walk in to a decent little room that will grow on you once you sit down and look around. Wife ordered a chicken and pasta dish ($15), I had the Pistachio encrusted calimari steak with gnocchi and veggies ($15). One of the 10 best dinners... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

My wife and I were looking for new restaurant experiences in Nipomo. We found Tahlia's on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a try. What a very pleasant surprise! The exterior promises very little, but once thru the door what a change. White table cloths and wine glasses decorating the tables in the small room. A table by the window... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

This place is a bit hard to find, since it is in an unpretentious place. It is close to hwy 101 in a small town of Nipomo. The atmosphere inside is work in progress. Not the best decor but you can see the effort put in it. The surprise is when you get your food. It is very well prepared... More

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Central Coast, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Food is delicious and prices are reasonable. I have loved everything I have eaten here. Service is very friendly but someimtes a little slow. Great place to eat.

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