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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

My husband loved the linguine with clams and found the pasta cooked to perfection. The lobster and scallops were in a sauce that was delicious and the pasta was home made. Wonderful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Pam M
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Business meetings
  • Romantic
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English first
Fredericton, Canada
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38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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212 reviews
136 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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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 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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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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208 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My husband loved the linguine with clams and found the pasta cooked to perfection. The lobster and scallops were in a sauce that was delicious and the pasta was home made. Wonderful.

Thank Pam M
Albany, NY
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Awe ful - drinks, service, food. Management/owner. Took 1 1/2 hrs to get under cooked pizzas served to our party of 6.. Ordered " old fashions "were not made properly, no water nor service while waiting & told shortly (8-10) min several times.. Portions small for Italian restaurant, over priced & needs to take a look at their prep &... More 

Thank momof3cfg
San Diego
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This used to be one of my favorite dining experiences. I always enjoyed the movies in the patio. I called this morning to confirm there would be a movie tonight and the owner told me yes. When I got to the restaurant he told me there would not be. I asked him if it was half price wine night and... More 

Thank WilliamNe
San Diego, California
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380 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The eatery is near my house, so we go now and then. I like the food, though the setting is average. The prices are OK.

Thank baltoro

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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: Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic


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