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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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Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
891 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2531
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Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant had been referred by a friend many times and I now see why. They don't take reservations and the wait was a little long but it was worth waiting for. Food was excellent (although they could offer more vegetarian options). Our waiter was...More

Thank Bobbi T
Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and great food. The pizza was amazing! Amazing service ❤️ the waiters were super nice! The happiest place in pismo beach ☺️

Thank Einav S
Reviewed June 21, 2016

We tried several salads, a wood-fired pizza, and some tortellini. All were very good. We did not have to wait for a table on a Sunday night.

Thank Tony_from_Ohio
Reviewed June 20, 2016

I was in California a few weeks ago and found this jewel. I had Bucatini con Polpette della Nonna and my wife had Orecchiette e Braciole. The red sauce was one of the best I have had in a restaurant. The noodles cooked perfectly. The...More

Thank JerryTambo
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This place came highly recommended, so we decided to give it a try. The atmosphere was really nice, the service was really good, and the food good. It was very busy for a Thursday night.

1  Thank David S
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

The food here is always great and always very fresh. It can get a little loud when tables start ordering bottles of wine but a fun atmosphere and staff has always been friendly.

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the whole experience of dinning in Guiseppes tonight, fantastic staff, superb food and an unforgettable evening. You will not be disappointed!

Thank 234oaties
Reviewed June 14, 2016

We came here around 730pm on a Saturday night, likely their most busy time of the week. I had tried to make a reservation for our party of 3 but the restaurant promptly emailed me back saying they don't take reservations but recommended coming in,...More

Thank Nathan T
Reviewed June 8, 2016

Giuseppe's Cucina Italiano is a great choice for apps or dinner while in Pismo. We arrived on a Wed. evening and checked in with the hostess. She took our name and 15-20 minutes later personally found us to say our table was ready...no beepers here!...More

Thank Marcia S
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Had pizza here last night. The pizza was outstanding. Did take out again tonite: Pizza looked like something a 5 year old made. Salscicca and Neapolitan thin crust pizza: dough thickness thin to non-existent, barely cooked in some areas and literally raw in others with...More

Thank rednats
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
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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