We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 69 Solana Beach Restaurants

Parioli Italian Bistro

647 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2215
Improve this listing
Ranked #23 of 69 Restaurants in Solana Beach
Price range: $20 - $35
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Write a Review

70 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Owners need to complement the chef's skills by updating the interior and investing in printed menus! Almost passed it by, but was tired and hungry. Unfortunately, the inside looks worse than the outside Just a few minor tweaks could turn this place into a gold mine

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wabasha, Minnesota, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this spot because it was near our hotel and we couldn't find anything else open.... But what a pleasant surprise! The pasta was fresh and homemade, the service was thorough, and the setting was peaceful and elegant. The owner made himself (and his interest in his customers) known in a subtle way, but also was charming and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Think a cozy Bistro with vintage Del Mar track photos and a good selection of California and Italian wines. The staff makes you feel at home and are always helpful. The menu is balanced with Tuscan comfort food and great local seafood. The menu offers something for every palate. The pasta sauces are hearty and the salads delicious. I only... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We have been here a few times in the past and have really enjoyed the ambiance and food. The sweet hostess was lovely about arranging a table that was more convenient for my husband and I to seat my elderly (and disabled) father-in-law down at. That's where the good service/experience ended. We ordered 4 different dishes and all were bland... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

A friend and I used a Groupon to go to Parioli for a cooking class. We had the greatest time! The restaurant itself is very romantic, with white table cloths and candles. The cooking class is in the back of the restaurant, under a covered canopy with lighting. We felt pampered. The chef was so much fun. He showed us... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visited on a Sunday evening of a 3-day weekend. The wait staff was attentive and personable. The basic salad with locally grown greens was very tasteful. The lasagna was good but not great. The prices were reasonable. Nice experience.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scottsdale, Arizona
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Solana Beach, California
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Westminster, CA,
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Parioli Italian Bistro also viewed

Solana Beach, CA

Been to Parioli Italian Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Parioli Italian Bistro

Address: 647 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2215
Phone Number: 858-755-2525
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Italian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Parioli Italian Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?