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Parioli Italian Bistro

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647 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2215
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Warm cozy comfort

The atmosphere warm not just because of the roaring fireplace but the whole place is welcoming and the food is comforting too. I love this place so don't tell too many people.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The atmosphere warm not just because of the roaring fireplace but the whole place is welcoming and the food is comforting too. I love this place so don't tell too many people.

Thank etd2015
Pikesville, Maryland
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This low-keyed Italian restaurant is just a delight for family and friends. You can trust anything on the menu to be just fine, even if every dish is not the very best you ever had. The portions are ample, if not huge and just a bit on the pricy side. Dinner for 4 with apps, drinks and desserts, tax &... More 

Thank Tom P
San Diego
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We signed up for a cooking class for 4. Upon entering the bar area, we were greeted by a bartender who welcomed us in. Owner sat at the end of a table in the bar, totally ignoring all guests, not a hello, welcome, how are you……we proceeded to the back covered patio for our “class” only to see several tables... More 

Thank KLDSanDiego
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parioli Italian Bistro is one of those hidden gems in the area. This is not a corporate restaurant but, rather a family owned and run place that is rarely over-run with business. I have never had a bad meal or experience here. They are consistent and make you feel at home....

Thank salesguytoo
Fredericton, Canada
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Had this amazing spinach alfredo ravioli, I highly suggest it! My friend had the lasagna to which she did not enjoy, she found the tomato paste to be similar to what you get in a can,,,

Thank Carolyn B
Solana Beach, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I love to eat at Parioli when my husband and I have a date night. It's cozy and romantic with wonderful wine list and authentic Italian food. The service is excellent.

Thank lorimcktia
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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226 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Authentic Italian food with a very quant atmosphere. My wife and I stay in Solana Beach year at our timeshare and we have frequently stop in and just sit at the bar for a martini. The service can be slow at times as the staff seem to just move a slower pace so if you are in a hurry you... More 

Thank radman143
Dousman, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Place was recommended by a couple in the lobby, great recommendation! We started with the cheese plate appetizer along with a glass of the house chianti. I went on to the arugala and pear salad. It has a light oil dressing with candied walnuts, not over done but quite delicious. My wife had a mushroom soup, not the thick creamy... More 

Thank Jim H
Truckee, California
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150 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Parioli Italian Bistro is a family owned business that serves up great Italian dishes. Restaurant has a great European feel to it and they also have a great full bar. They serve authentic Italian beer and wine. Appetizers are great and the bread and olive oil dipping sauce is fantastic. All entrees are great and services is the best because... More 

Thank dank937
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217 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

The service was friendly but the pizza(me) and steak(dad) my father and I had were not so good. The steak was a little tough and over cooked to my dad's liking . The sauce on the pizza was really bland and there was not enough cheese on the pizza. Nice try but I'll pass if I'm in the area again.


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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 647 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: 858-755-2525

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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