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“Good Italian fare” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Palazzo Giuseppe

Palazzo Giuseppe
1010 Court St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3203
805-541-9922
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Price range: $0 - $31
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Monterey/ Morro
Description: Welcome to Palazzo Giuseppe’s, downtown San Luis Obispo! Our Italian regional specialties are indicative to the Pugliese region in Italy, particularly Bari, a seaport on the Adriatic Sea from which most of our recipes originate. We hope you will enjoy and appreciate our great loyalty to the distinctive dishes, all of which we prepare with genuine and natural ingredients and methods. Our bread is baked from scratch every day in a wood-burning oven imported from Italy. Each loaf is made by hand, allowed to rise four times and slow-cooked to achieve the truly rustic appearance and taste you would find in a Baresi seaside village. DiFronzo is dedicated to producing & growing as many heirloom, organic vegetables, & fruits from his family farm as possible. Gelato, pizzas, & specialties including his estate grown Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, & Syrah. All of this takes time but to us it is an art and a labor of love. We are truly committed to bringing you "cucina genuina."
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good Italian fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Dinner at Palazzo Giuseppe's was an overall good experience. The wait staff are super friendly and most efficient.....a good combination. We sat indoors which my husband thought to be a bit pretentious.....red walls, dark furniture.....but I thought it was was just right. Both our salads, the Della Citta arugula & the Mista, were delicious although I could do with less dressing. My entree, Ravioli di Zucca, were plumply filled ravioli with really fresh butternut squash in a very light creamy sauce. His was linguini with clams but he said the clams were a bit gritty and the sauce was flat tasting. Although the service and the atmosphere were wonderful the food just didn't have the excellent degree I was looking for.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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North Hills
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012 via mobile

Our server, Courtney, was excellent and so were the guys who bussed the tables. The three of us each ordered a different appetizers. All three were excellent. They offer a very good selection of wine and we enjoyed a couple of bottles a local Pinot Noir. My entree was the Tompano, which was superb and very filling. One of the others ordered the Flank Steak, which was also excellent. The third member of our group ordered the Frutti de Mare. Also excellent. All on all, a 5 out of 5 rating.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Very nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Great outdoor seating, wonderful service and very good food. Super menu for a light lunch. The evening menu looked even better, but could not stay.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Martini bar & Italian food=perfection!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

Fabulous atmosphere in the bar, a little loud during happy hour but fun crowd, good energy. Local hangout on a Friday or Saturday night. Happy Hour Mon-Thurs until 7pm great drink specials & food in the bar area! Try the pomegranate Martini & Flatliner (tastes like coffee) but you can't go wrong with any of their cocktails!
Food: yum! Salads, variety of pizzas, meat, seafood, butternut squash raviolis were to die for! Had the best hazelnut gelato & mud pie for dessert!
Favorite place by far!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hobe Sound, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

We passed this restaurant walking by several times. We were not that hungry, so we thought pizza would be a good option. This is not your average pizza parlor. This is really good food. We had the Della Citta salad with Poached pears, candied walnuts, and gorgonzola. Delicious. The wood fired pizza was cooked perfectly. The service and price were great.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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