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Giuseppe's Cucina Italiana - CLOSED

891 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2531
+1 805-773-2870
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (73 reviews)
“bread” (78 reviews)
“braciole” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
891 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2531
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1 - 10 of 713 reviews

Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Last year, we went to the location at Pismo Beach area which was closed down. We love their Brussels sprouts salad and I really love their Seafood pasta. They were very generous with the amount of seafood. Service was very nice. It's nice to be...More

Thank Traveler_Teena
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Came here with my husband and 2 daughters, age 2 and 4 while we were shopping downtown in San Luis Obispo. It was lunchtime on a Tuesday afternoon and the restaurant was busy, but we only waited about 10 minutes for a large family size...More

Thank Luvtovacation2005
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

I recommend this restaurant! It's always so good ! Good service and I'm always happy when I leave ! I've never been disappointed! The one in Pismo burnt down and they will be rebuilding and the one in San Louis Obisbo is new and really...More

Thank ckvarel
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Loved it, but now it is a boarded up burned down building on a main stream in Pismo. Hope they rebuild, since they need good upper class restaurants in Pismo. We used to enjoy the food, but we're sorry to see it is gone.

Thank lindamA922ST
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Was celebrating my birthday on a family vacation and picked this wonderful restaurant. Very nice ambience, a bit pricey, but worth it. I wish I could remember our server's name. He was very good and even shared several helpful travel tips for us.

Thank pbowenrbowen
Reviewed September 10, 2016

I have very good memories in Pismo including the food experience at Giuseppe. I have been there twice, to tell about the level of satisfaction! The people I was with are from California and often come to this restaurant. It was a family trip (Mother's...More

Thank Emma A
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

This mainstay of a restaurant had a fire in June 2016, and is thus closed pending rebuilding. It was sad to see the burned out building, and I hope it reopens soon.

Thank meischad1
Reviewed September 2, 2016

We recently stayed at the Shore Cliff hotel in Pismo Beach which didn't do dinner so we headed down to the town to eat. We came across Guiseppe's and purchased fresh pizza, salads and lemon cheesecake and the food was hot, tasty and fresh. The...More

Thank KAT0504
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

During my stay in Pismo ate and drank here every Thursday night. Food is reasonably priced and the service is good. The local crowd is a lot of fun. Atmosphere is great. My only complaint is a family brought their kids into the bar area...More

Thank Ted E
Reviewed July 13, 2016

We had a delicious dinner on the patio, rustic and charming. Server was great. Italian fare including seafood. Nice wine list.

Thank deislerfam
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$39
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 891 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2531
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-2870
Description
Giuseppe’s Cucina Italiana was founded in 1988 by Giuseppe DiFronzo as a senior project upon graduation from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Joe, “Giuseppe”, is a son of Italian immigrants who along with the majority of their family emigrated from Bari, Puglia. Puglia is the heel of the boot region of Italy, otherwise known as the California of Italy.Joe grew up in Southern California where he learned his craft working for his four uncles who all owned Italian Delicatessens and bakeries. After fishing in Alaska on a crab boat upon graduation from Cal Poly, Joe returned to Pismo Beach and started his first 8-table restaurant in the old Landmark Hotel in Pismo. Three years later he moved to the historic Plessas Tavern, a Pismo landmark since 1921. This institution fed the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Bob Hope, Clark Gable, and many dignitaries and stars traveling between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Locals were thrilled to see the eatery reopen and thrive for the last 24 years! Today Giuseppe’s boasts an Italian deli and bakery across the street at 800 Price Street as well. Giuseppe also opened a sister restaurant in 2005 in downtown San Luis Obispo named “Palazzo Giuseppe.” Giuseppe spends his pastime cultivating his family farm from which he produces his 15 year old “DiFronzo Vineyards” wines, featured in his eateries. In addition to wine, he grows, cooks, and serves his organic heirloom fruits, vegetables, and herbs with pride and confidence.
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