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Parioli Italian Bistro

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647 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2215
858-755-2525
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A pleasant surprise

I have seen this place while driving up and down the 101 for a while. Finely had a chance to try this place and now cannot get enough. My expectations were low. Ut any all change very quickly as I entered the restaurants. The staff was friendly and helpful. Each part of our meal was filled with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Russ V
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San Diego, California
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have seen this place while driving up and down the 101 for a while. Finely had a chance to try this place and now cannot get enough. My expectations were low. Ut any all change very quickly as I entered the restaurants. The staff was friendly and helpful. Each part of our meal was filled with tasty treats. The... More 

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Solana Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This restaurant has been around for a long time and, yet, it is surprising how many people I know that have not dined here. This has a very local feel, conveniently located, charming interior and ease of parking. The food is traditional Italian and well prepared. There is dining at the intimate bar and the service is friendly and welcoming.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Recommended by the hotel, we ate at Parioli's for a late night meal. We found it to be peaceful and enjoyable. Food was delicious and the service was attentive. We sat outside, which was the perfect place to be on that summer evening.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very nice ambience with a fireplace and we really enjoyed a nice quiet meal! Service was great and very timely. We enjoyed an antipasto platter, the lasagna, a pasta with sausage, spinach and garlic and a nice bottle of wine for a really reasonable price for a Valentine's Day special.

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Bella Vista
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here, and will go back during our stay at Solana Beach. The entrees (lamb osso busco and a broccoli pasta dish) were excellent. Service was attentive and helpful. It is unfortunate, as mentioned in other reviews, that the interior decoration is not as excellent as the food. But it is not a major deterrent. Enjoy... More 

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I took my wife here and she fell in love. The food is so rich / tasty and the pasta is divine. The wine list compliments the perfect menu. Do not eat too much bread as you will miss the wonder flavors of the entrees.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Restaurant needs an update but the service & food was excellent. Obviously freshly prepared. Will make sure to stop here next time we're in the area.

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USA
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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

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Wabasha, Minnesota, United States
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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 

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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 

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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, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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