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Palazzo Giuseppe

1010 Court St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3203
805-541-9922
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $31
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Monterey/ Morro
Description: 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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Yuma, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch there on a Sunday. The restaurant was slow, yet it took too long for our waiter to acknowledge us. Never told us the specials. Food took too long to arrive, and all of us felt it was average. Had to ask for refills on iced tea, then ice. The waiter offered cheese, hot peppers for our food, but... More

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California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I love Palazzo Giuseppe's ! The food is always delicious and they have a varied menu with daily specials so there is something for everyone's palate . The service is always wonderful without being overbearing. Great wine list featuring many local wines. Palazzo Giuseppe's is a great restaurant to celebrate an important event or just to enjoy a glass of... More

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USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I have dined here twice. Once in the Fireplace room with amazing staff, great service and fantastic food... and once in another room. The second time was not great. The room has a very high ceiling and the noise level was ridiculous. The busboy was a disaster. He was constantly bumping into us and even dropped some bread plates on... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I am a vegetarian and was very disappointed in my meal. The salad was small and drenched in oil and had mostly lettuce for $9. I ordered the ravioli and was disappointed to see that it was served with white sauce, which I do not eat. I did try to eat it but it was full of garlic and I... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Not always on the menu but their Limoncello Martini with lemon sorbet is to die for!!! The chicken mushroom risotto is excellent and can easily feed 2 people!

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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We had a large party and we all enjoyed our food. The wait staff was professional and informed. We mostly ate pasta which was varied and flavorful. Gnocchi and lasagna. My mother and I split several appetizers: a brussels sprouts dish and crab cakes all tasty and rich. The red wine was smooth and paired perfectly with the Italian dishes.

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Thornton, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Really good food and service. My wife and I shared a Caesar salad and a margherita pizza. Great pizza. Wonderful way to try each. Right in downtown SLO on a short street, it's worth finding. It was rainy when we were there, but it has outdoor seating. It also has a take out area if you're on the go.

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aptos, ca
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Had lunch at Palazzo Giuseppe on the way to LA and liked it so much we stopped there again for lunch on the way home. San Luis Obispo is a favorite stop, and finding a new place that we liked was a real treat. The service was excellent. The food very good. The ambiance was relaxing. The salad dressings were... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I've traveled to San Luis Obispo three times and no matter how long I'm in town I always find time for Palazzo Giuseppe. The bread, olive oil and cheese to start the meal is probably worth going for, but it gets better. Every salad I've had is delicious and every main course is better each time I go. The Strozzapreti... More

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Avila Beach, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

My husband and I had the most fantastic dinner here. Everything was flawless from the service to the food to the ambience. It was just great. We sat outside by the warmers and it was just beautiful to look out into the little courtyard and watch the people pass by. We split the house salad and the server had already... More

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