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“Nice evening” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Roma

Cafe Roma
1020 Railroad Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4450
805-541-6800
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Ranked #61 of 256 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Santa Rosa
Transit: Across the street from the San Luis Obispo Train Station.
Los Gatos, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Nice evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We had a nice meal outside. The waiter was very good. Fun appetizers...all the Italian favorites...we all really enjoyed ourselves and would recommend it.

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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian and Great Ambience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Cafe Roma is so different from chain Italian restaurants. The Rizzo family hails from Lake Maggiore in northern Italy and one or more are always there to greet guests and make sure they are satisfied. The dining areas are high ceilinged and decorated with Italian ceramics. There is a separate bar, and the Deruta room downstairs for large groups. When it's warm you can eat outside. The menu is great, and the pastas and pizzas are especially good. There's a good selection of wines, and delicious gelati and other items for dessert. As locals, we go here often for special occasions or with friends.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Luis Obispo, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Cafe Roma”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I find Cafe Roma to be a little over priced and their wait staff tend to have 'attitudes'.... a little to contemporary for my style....

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SLO, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I like Cafe Roma. Some of their food is excellent, but all of it is consistently good. Their bruschetta has a special place in my stomach! Has a good room downstairs for meetings, but the room does not have a lot of ambience for a social event.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Monica, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Our favorite Italian Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

We always eat at Cafe Roma every trip to SLO, and the Central Coast. The food is wonderful, Marco the owner and warm and welcoming, and the service is excellent.

  • Visited February 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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