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Parioli Italian Bistro

647 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2215
858-755-2525
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Ranked #23 of 67 restaurants in Solana Beach
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A friendly small Italian restaurant with friendly staff. Food was tasty and enjoyable. Comfortable atmosphere. Worthy of a return trip if we get back to Solana Beach

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We went here while on holiday in SD...we were supposed to be meeting a friend and his wife and their 2 year old daughter there (their recommendation). Unfortunately they didn't make it as their daughter had a tummy bug...but by that point we were already at the restaurant at a table. We knew our little boy (18 months old) wasn't... More

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Solana Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We frequently take out-of-town guests to Parioli, because the food is always excellent, the service attentive, and the atmosphere charming. My husband and I have traveled often in Italy and one reason we enjoy Parioli is that it tastes like authentic Italian food. The salads are terrific. The wine list is interesting and affordable. Unlike many restaurants the pours are... More

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Westminster, CA,
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Three friends and I had dinner at Parioli Italian Bistro. As the online listings had recommended reservations, we had made them. There would have been no need. On the Tuesday night that we were there in May, with fires all over San Diego County, there were many empty tables. We found the food to be average Italian. There were several... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

On my first night in Solana Beach, I walked next door and discovered a true Italian bistro! Perfect!

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Kansas City
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We travel 4 months a year so we know when an establishment serves a good meal. Veal picata was excellent, spagetti bolanese was very tasty, add a sprinkle of red peppers and it was amazing. Bus staff was attentive, owner took order and answered questions. Bread pudding, shared with spouse was perect finish to a great meal. Best of the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The restaurant is a small, casual place with charm. We didn't have reservations on a Friday night, but they were able to take us within a half hour. The Italian servers (possibly the owners) were very nice. The service was great but the food was average. We had a salad and two different pasta dishes, all average. We didn't stay... More

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Solana Beach, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is a nearby restaurant in my community, which I hadn't been to for a couple of years. The last two times I dined at Parioli I was rather disappointed. This time, though, was different. My husband and I received excellent service from our French(?!) waiter. The wine and drink list was very good, and I had a delicious cocktail... More

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel. It is a lovely little place with a friendly staff. unfortuanately all this could not make up for the food. I had Chicken Parmagiana. The chicken was fresh cooked and served hot. Problem is it had no seasoning what so ever. The Marinara sauce tasted like Ketchup. All said this was a very... More

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Encinitas, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

My husband and I have been eating here for over 12 years. We love the food and the cozy feel of the restaurant. It is good for a nice adult dinner out but comfortable enough for a family dinner with our son.

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