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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, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
891 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2531
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Reviewed October 4, 2014

Fantastic services, we had two waiters looking after us. We didnt have a booking but we were able to have a drink at the bar and wait 10 mins. Food was superb, authentic italian,and we were able to walk from our hotel. sandcastles at Pismo....More

Thank Bernice D
Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went here to celbrate my wife's birthday while we were camping at the nearby state beach. We walked around "downtown" pismo looking for something to eat and we happened into Giuseppe's. It was very, very busy but they were able to get relatively quickly without...More

Thank Jfrederick89
Reviewed September 29, 2014

When a restaurant excels at the food, or have great staff, or a killer location and vibe, we like it. When a restaurant does all that, and more, at the highest level on the Central Coast, you have gem. This is The Top place to...More

1  Thank Patrick M
Reviewed September 28, 2014

The bread and dipping oil loaded with garlic and balsamic will get you in the mood for the coming dinner. The portions are not oversized but adequate. The linguine and clam sauce was excellent with plenty of clams and a broth made for what bread...More

Thank bstdflsh
Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I tried this place for the first time and had a great experience from the great food to great service. We would come back again.

1  Thank Maryglend C
Reviewed September 24, 2014

Very popular restaurant with a good reputation. Recommended to us by two locals and we are glad that we went. Menu was wide and the food very tasty. Service was good especially considering how busy they were.

Thank maryellenNottingham
Reviewed September 18, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here about a week ago. Food and wat this restaurant is absolutely fantastic. Prices and portions are great. Very popular restaurant on the central coast. We also love Rosa's which is also in Pismo.

Thank craig m
Reviewed September 18, 2014

Picked up pizza at express location. A little pricey, but 18" pizza was good for two meals for two. Could have been hotter. Maybe better to have them deliver.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed September 17, 2014

surprisingly spectacular Italian food for a beach town -- which is why there is almost always a wait to get in --- everything from the hand-made pizza to the veal is incredibly good --- the owner and his wife happened to be there during one...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed September 11, 2014

We go to this restaurant every time we are in Pismo Beach. They do not take reservations so be prepared to go to the bar and have a drink but it is worth the wait. Authentic italian food. You may want to split a meal...More

1  Thank lovethecaribbean23
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, 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
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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