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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

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Great sauce!

We went to this little restaurant while on vacation. The kids are every bite! They ordered spaghetti with meat sauce and loved it! Asked to go back everyday we were there. Chicken parmesan was also good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
ToryHS
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Grayslake, IL
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Grayslake, IL
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We went to this little restaurant while on vacation. The kids are every bite! They ordered spaghetti with meat sauce and loved it! Asked to go back everyday we were there. Chicken parmesan was also good.

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Arroyo Grande, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We actually never ate here, but walking past it smelled so wonderful, that I wanted you all to know. I will definitely eat here next time I am in the area. Very quaint and romantic looking from the outside!

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FRIDLEY
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Wonderful food in an intimate setting. Although friendly and helpful with the menu, our server seemed more intent on visiting with another (regular?) customer than serving us.

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Encinitas, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

In the context of an Italian-restaurant filled North County, I really wouldn't bother. Solana Beach, Del Mar, Encinitas, are all close by. We had a very mediocre meal--way overcooked unappetizing vegetables, cold plates, just really nothing that would lead us to return. My chicken looked unappetizing, but was actually OK, like something we would cook at home in a hurry... More 

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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178 reviews 178 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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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?