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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (120 reviews)
“bread” (83 reviews)
“salad” (59 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
891 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2531
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1 - 10 of 664 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has such a welcoming outdoor patio at 11:30 am. The wood table is a long tree trunk and its rustic against the brick buildings. Love the decor! The bread and dip is wonderful with Parmesan cheese. The seafood pasta dish is excellent. They...More

Thank mrabara
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately the restaurant was not open in Pismo. But the same great food is offered across the street at the deli. The quality is the same and I gained 30 pounds from all the cakes and gelato. The wine from their very own vinyard is...More

Thank Shanteix
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
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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