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Parioli Italian Bistro

647 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2215
858-755-2525
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Ranked #20 of 66 restaurants in Solana Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Kansas City
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We travel 4 months a year so we know when an establishment serves a good meal. Veal picata was excellent, spagetti bolanese was very tasty, add a sprinkle of red peppers and it was amazing. Bus staff was attentive, owner took order and answered questions. Bread pudding, shared with spouse was perect finish to a great meal. Best of the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The restaurant is a small, casual place with charm. We didn't have reservations on a Friday night, but they were able to take us within a half hour. The Italian servers (possibly the owners) were very nice. The service was great but the food was average. We had a salad and two different pasta dishes, all average. We didn't stay... More

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Solana Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is a nearby restaurant in my community, which I hadn't been to for a couple of years. The last two times I dined at Parioli I was rather disappointed. This time, though, was different. My husband and I received excellent service from our French(?!) waiter. The wine and drink list was very good, and I had a delicious cocktail... More

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Houston, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel. It is a lovely little place with a friendly staff. unfortuanately all this could not make up for the food. I had Chicken Parmagiana. The chicken was fresh cooked and served hot. Problem is it had no seasoning what so ever. The Marinara sauce tasted like Ketchup. All said this was a very... More

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Encinitas, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

My husband and I have been eating here for over 12 years. We love the food and the cozy feel of the restaurant. It is good for a nice adult dinner out but comfortable enough for a family dinner with our son.

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I wanted to like the restaurant as it is down the street but, from almost beginning to end, it was sub-par. The hostess forgot about us and our wait doubled. I could get over this but the food was pretty bland (I ordered pizza). The waiter told me there would be no substitutions when ordering because it was too busy.... More

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San Diego
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had everything from soup to tiramisu. It was all delicious. The service was exemplary and the atmosphere cozy. We had lunch, but I think it would be even better for dinner.

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Melbourne
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I had the best gnocchi at this restaurant, home made style. The salad was fresh and tasty. The service was friendly but not over the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We were a party of eight (three children and five adults). The setting is quiet and romantic, so we were happy to be seated in the back away from other guest. Our server, Gulia was fun and accommodating of our fussy eaters. She also let the children split an entree. The food was delicious and we liked that the restaurant... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Dined here after the Amtrak Century with a large group. Food and service was awful. Several of us ordered dishes that we could not eat and had to send back. The pizza was undercooked (frozen crust), lasagne served frozen in the middle, pasta dishes dry and tasteless and overcooked appetizers. When we complained they just made excuses about how large... More

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