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Rosa's Italian Restaurant

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491 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2523
805-773-0551
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 171
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  • 85
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We love Rosas. Its like your favorite family Italian restaurant away from home.

We sat outside on the patio, it is closed to,the wind, but open at the top. Very comfortable. Like many places in Pismo,there is not air condo, so,the patio was perfect on an August day. We come to Rosa's every time we are in pismo because it is reliable and delicious. Great homemade bread. All... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Lucy B
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Placerville, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were headed to Guiseppes, (spelling), but the line was into the sidewalk. We drove on heading toward Arroyo Grande, and happened upon Rosas'. There was a very short line, we figured it wasn't as good, by the size of the crowd. Ha, it was awesome. The food was great. GF had the Lasagna, I had the steamers.........wow, they were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We sat outside on the patio, it is closed to,the wind, but open at the top. Very comfortable. Like many places in Pismo,there is not air condo, so,the patio was perfect on an August day. We come to Rosa's every time we are in pismo because it is reliable and delicious. Great homemade bread. All the pasta is fresh. The... More 

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Pismo Beach, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The service was a little slow. The busser seemed to help out a lot. He was so sweet and helpful and kept on coming back to let us know the server would be right with us, we wished he was our server. The bread was delicious, probably my favorite part of the meal. I had a stuffed mushroom appetizer, it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

All the food we had was good - nothing extraordinary to set it above others in the area. Great waiter. My cocktail wasn't great but maybe I chose badly. Not too busy so no wait time which is unusual in this area at the height of the season. A good night.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Saw that this restaurant was near where I was staying. The dinner was good and my server Kelly was very good. She has a very pleasant, friendly personality which enhanced the dining experience. The bread they serve with dinner is warm and tasted great. I highly recommend this place if you are in Pismo Beach

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My actual rating would be about 3.5, if given that choice. It is definitely better than average, but not quite deserving of a "very good" rating of 4. We have been here twice, and while it was crowded the first time we visited, there was plenty of room the second time (I assume that the summer crowds have started to... More 

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Lafayette, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The service was very good. Friendly and efficient. Appetizer of fried artichoke hearts not good. The artichoke hearts were not fresh, but canned. And the kitchen oversalted them into oblivion. Pasta dishes were ok. Marinara was good, but there was not enough of it. Maybe the kitchen has been caught up in all the California drought hoopla, but the pasta... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My boyfriend and I came here looking for a "nicer" dinner experience. We definitely got what we were looking for! Waitstaff was extremely friendly! Food and drinks were great!! I have no complaints! It wasn't as busy as the other Italian restaurant down the street which looked like it had a wait but don't let that fool you!

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Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Good food Italiano...but crowded, dark, slow wait staff and limited many. I suppose it's okay if you don't go there too hungry and want to linger....but by then other patrons are staring you down to hurry up and eat. Parking is tough...but I suppose the walk is good for you. Wine is abundant...but you could get drunk just waiting for... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Small friendly restaurant easily accessed and good parking. Good choice of menu but portions very large. Friendly staff and good value for money.

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Restaurant Details

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: 805-773-0551

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?