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Cafe Roma

1020 Railroad Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4450
805-541-6800
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Ranked #20 of 257 restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Santa Rosa
Transit: Across the street from the San Luis Obispo Train Station.
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Cambria, California
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

One of my physicians who lives in SLO highly recommended Cafe Roma for lunch, and I would certainly agree that this is one of the local bests. I like to judge the quality and value of a restaurant's menu offerings by its house salad. Cafe Roma's is a very generous mix of fresh and varied greens nicely presented with great... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

For many of us in San Luis Obispo, this is the favorite restaurant in town for special occasions. I would recommend that people check out the specials board outside unless they are able to remember all the choices the waiter shares with you - I can't. Reservations are usually needed and easily done online. The food is excellent and there... More

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Inyokern,CA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

When the last bite is as good as the first you know you have struck gold. Cafe Roma is indeed a restaurant in the 4 star group. We were greeted as we walked in the door and shown to out table right away. Menus and bread were served and we had a great time reading all the items on the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

My father and his friends always plan a visit when in SLO. Delicious food, good service, lovely ambiance.

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Morro Bay, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Our party of four arrived at 6:30 pm for our reservation. No official greeter but finally seated by our waiter, Marcus. It took 30 minutes before our order was taken, another 30 minutes before our appetizers arrived, and another 30 minutes before our dinners were served. Upon our query, Marcus informed us that there were 3 large parties being served... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My wife and I have eaten here many times, both lunch and dinner. We have never been disappointed. The food is excellent as is the wine list, the ambiance very pleasant, especially on the patio for lunch, the service expert and friendly, the owners very gracious. This is where we go for special occasions and for relaxed lunch with friends.... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Food is great and waiters are very nice. The owners are there and are always kind. One of my favorie restaurants. I have been going to this restaurant since I was a child and it is both a great place to eat on a date or if you are with your family.

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

We have been eating at Cafe Roma for lunch and dinner for more than ten years, always on a trip to southern California. They never disappoint. The specials are always "special." The service is always prompt and freindly. I am writing another review to underscore how wonderful it is for a restaurant to maintain high quality and service. I cannot... More

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Ladera Ranch, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We're traveling up the coast for Thanksgiving with our children and grandparents. There was a set Holiday menu that did not disappoint. Every one in our party had something different and all of us were very happy. Even the traditional turkey dinner was fantastic - moist and flavorful. Can't wait to go back and explore other options on the menu.

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Atmosphere good, service and food poor. But prices high, Maybe it was relief staff during day after Christmas but our food was cold and special of the night that one of us ordered came ten minutes after others and was over cooked. For 6 (2children) of us to make up for all we had to ask for and wait for... More

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