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Rosa's Italian Restaurant

314 S Johnson, Visalia, CA
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Really nice meal - delicious good sized portions, good friendly service and a restaurant full of local people (always a good sign). As tourists just passing through we found it on Trip Advisor and it was so pleasant and relaxing and excellent value.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Our family goes to Rosas all the time. My husband and I order the lasagna every time. It's fantastic! The staff is always attentive and the owner is friendly and always makes us feel welcome.

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Visalia, California
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184 reviews 184 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
3,257 helpful votes 3,257 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I do understand why some people would not like it here, they are use to the fake Italian foods around here, people complaining about the sauce, etc. I have been here and the one that used to be in Tulare and both always make great food, from the pasta to their desserts. If you are in town and looking for... More

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Visalia, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We went there for lunch I had the Italiano Ensalada And my husband had the pesto with fettuccine. We both enjoyed our lunch immensely. The service was wonderful. The atmosphere was very authentic although a little dark for lunch. High-quality food at a bargain

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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

I can honestly say there are only two great Italian restaurants in Visalia and this is one of them. The other is Little Italy. I love the Chicken Marsala here and the pizza. I'd really like to see them update the place though. Get rid of the tv up front, looks unprofessional to see employees watching the tube when you... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Having eaten in a number of restaurants for dinner in Visalia, I think that I can safely say that Rosa's has been the best Italian-style restaurant in the area. The food is Southern Italian, with all the traditional dishes served, and the sauces are also Southern Italian in style. Unlike a previous review, i did not find the sauces I... More

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123 reviews 123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Red sauce is fresh out of a can, thick and acidy if there is such a word. Food does not have the Italian flare or flavor of any good Italian food I have had elsewhere. I have tried different dishes , only to experience more of the same,even when I asked for Rose sauce, it was still too thick ,... More

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198 reviews 198 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We took our son and our granddaughter here for dinner. Our server was a little slow at the beginning of our meal but made up for it throughout the evening. I liked my tortellini and asked for a side of meatballs and found them to be just average and didn't finish them. The side of sausage that my husband ordered... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is a delightful, relaxing, delicious way to spend time in Visalia, California! Walk into Rosa's and you are part of their extended family. The service is friendly, you are never rushed from the table, and satisfied guests surround you. Food here is consistently delicious - prepared with fresh ingredients, using recipes passed down through generations of their Italian family.... More

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Porterville, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

The original owner, Carmen, came here from Italy and served real Italian food. Now it is being run by his children who grew up working in this restaurante.

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