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Cafe Roma

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1020 Railroad Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4450 (Santa Rosa)
Across the street from the San Luis Obispo Train Station.
805-541-6800
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wow! Very good

I will preface this review by saying that I have had some extraordinary meals in some spectacular restaurants, and so I rank everything off of those experiences. That said, this was a VERY good meal. We were traveling up the coast of California and we were told to eat here by a friend, as this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Port Hueneme, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you use credit card....make sure you have enuff $$$ in your line of credit...and, the card won't be denied! Otherwise, the owner, Mario, will call the police to have a citation issued against you for..."Intent to Defraud Innkeeper"! That's what he did to me for a $20. tab...and, $750.00 in legal fees. BTW, he received his money the following... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I will preface this review by saying that I have had some extraordinary meals in some spectacular restaurants, and so I rank everything off of those experiences. That said, this was a VERY good meal. We were traveling up the coast of California and we were told to eat here by a friend, as this one of the best places... More 

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No. California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

great food, attentive staff and relaxing atmosphere. My stroganoff was so good that I wish I had another order to take home! Traditional Italian with some updated entrees and fresh greens and veggies. Unfortunately, I was too full for dessert, but my niece's cannoli looked mouth watering. Café Roma was a nice change from the noisy places downtown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Lovely little place across from train station. We had a train layover and this is very convenient. Great lunch selection with awesome staff. We had panini with a salad that was perfect.

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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Very nice Italian restraunt at railroad station. Super Great food and amazing service. Basic Italian. Pastas, pizzas and seafood specials. Sit on patio and enjoy weather and ambiance. Great place out of downtown area but very close to downtown with free parking right in front.

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Hemet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My friend married an Italian and the Wedding Reception was held here. Food was good, great party room, and the place was packed. You can always tell good Italian....as people are waiting to get a table....

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Cafe Roma is close to the train station and the service is excellent. Always good Italian food! I love the Margarita Pizza....and a good Ceasar salad.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Excellent food and service. I've eaten here before and never been disappointed. The bruschetta is divine (I could make a meal of it alone). There are two reasons for a half-star deduction, both minor: 1) Though the wild salmon I had for dinner was hot, seasoned perfectly and cooked flawlessly, the accompanying vegetables and potatoes were barely warm. Being with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I had the most AMAZIN turkey dinner at this place!! It was fantastic.. This is the best place in town for Italian food! Are you looking for the best Italian food. Cafe Roma is the plc to go! I allwAys go there when I crave Italian food!!

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San Luis Obispo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Sometimes we overlook places that are in our own neighborhoods. I plead guilty to that. I have always liked Cafe Roma and have had great meals and some mediocre ones. It is friendly, the owner always chats up the regulars, and the staff is efficient and kind. It always amazes me when people don't ask to have a problem remedied.... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Roma

Address: 1020 Railroad Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4450
Phone Number: 805-541-6800
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $20 to $35
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1020 Railroad Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4450
    (Santa Rosa)
  • Public Transportation: Across the street from the San Luis Obispo Train Station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: 805-541-6800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20 to $35
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?