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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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“pasta” (76 reviews)
“bread” (82 reviews)
“orecchiette” (7 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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291 - 300 of 663 reviews

Reviewed September 10, 2014

Popular spot with great wine, the owner makes a Syrah that is wonderful. Fresh fish and lots of pasta choices as well as all the Southern Italian favorites. They make a special bread dipping sauce with olive oil balsamic and fresh Parmesan .

Thank Stephanie1178
Reviewed September 7, 2014

A nice location which we sat outside at and in the middle of the town. The team were friendly and the choice and quality of food really good. We had a strombola each and they were excellent, mine a meat one and my wife had...More

Thank Wellssimon
Reviewed September 6, 2014

Our dinner was excellent! Loved the atmosphere, very we'll designed and decor classy! The starter bread and garlic Parmesan dip was so good. I had butternut ravioli and my husband had veal Parmesan, he gave me a bite and the veal just melted...so tender. My...More

Thank remaxsharon
Reviewed September 4, 2014

Always a great meal .. A bit crowded .. But it is popular! We love the bar. Ask for a booth if you can get it.

Thank Linda A
Reviewed September 2, 2014

I always enjoy good authentic italian food but, I was a little unimpressed with the quality of our food. It was labor day weekend and they were slammed. It seemed there was more attention given to production rather than quality which, I understand. I would...More

Thank mi2critical
Reviewed September 2, 2014

Let me start by saying this place has great food! It rec'd only 4 due to service (2* for the waiter, 5* for the bartender!). We arrived and was told the wait was 5-10 min so we went to the bar with the kids (kid...More

Thank Smithgang4
Reviewed August 30, 2014

The linguini and clams was a great choice. The wait was long though which was surprising for a Tuesday night.

Thank Mayreth76
Reviewed August 26, 2014

Highly recommend this restaurant. The dinner prices are a little steep for me but the lunch prices are in my range. LOVE THIS PLACE!

Thank Anne S
Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

I was in town for one evening and my friends and I were wow'd by this restaurant. We split the gnocchi appetizer, pizzas and salad. The food was amazing and accompanied by great service!

Thank Cari F
Reviewed August 24, 2014

Had a bottle of wine and spagetti. The place was packed but only waited about 10 mins for a seat. Had quite a few kids in there and the noise would not be good for a hard of hearing person. The food was quite delicious.

Thank dynarider
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, 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
  • E-mail
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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