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Rosa's Italian Restaurant

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491 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2523
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sanger, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We can't go to Pismo without dining at least one evening at Rosa's Italian restaurant. Excellent food and service. Good wine list. And very reasonable priced. Give Rosa's a try if you haven't. I think you will be pleased.

Thank dpitts01
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in without a reservation. We waited about 10 mins for a seat on the patio. The wait for the patio is worth it. The food was excellent and the portion sizes are huge. Limited Parking in their lot so take the first one you find.

Thank Cory T
Rohnert Park, CA
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for dinner. We had a delightful waitress and server. The restaurant makes you feel like you are dining in Italy, with its decor and certainly the menu. My husband had the Tuta Mare, a pasta dish with copious pasta and equal amounts of fresh fish. He was hard pressed to finish all of the pasta. I had... More 

Thank Italylover47
Tyler, Texas
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a hidden treasure in Pismo Beach. Brief wait without reservations on the patio. Server informative on the specials. Menu included a variety of superb Italian dishes. Server recommended an excellent Italian Chianti wine. Calamari served with two very tasty dips. We ate the whole dish. Husband ordered Lasagna with he said was EXCELLENT. My dish however, was the best... More 

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San Jose, California
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here twice and each time didn't have to wait long. Had clam chowder very nicely seasoned. My veal picatta was delicious and generous serving! Hubby couldn't finish his ravioli as it was a large portion! My sister in law loved her ribs. Will go back often.

Thank cookiebabe2016
Chowchilla, California
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went during the week and our party of nine was seated quickly. They were busy as usual but the service was excellent. I ordered the chicken parmigiana and it was was very tender but a little on the cool side. Two other members of our party needed to send his or her food back because it was cold. It... More 

Thank Paisano76
Solvang, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Especially love the homemade bead and selection of fine pasta meals. Very reasonably priced and within walking distance to our favorite Pismo hotel.

Thank syvcookiemom
Fountain Valley, California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I didn't expect Rosa's to be so pretty inside. Large dining area surrounded by windows. Cloth tablecloths and napkins and also an outside patio room. The food was very good and reasonable, large portions, too.

Thank chee2
Ojai, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We ordered a delivery to our hotel and the service was excellent. Don't miss the garlic bread! Delicious!

Thank tess451
Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This restaurant is better than a 3 but not quite a 4. The food was good but not exceptional to us. The server was almost non-existent but the busser kept us supplied with drinks and cleaned the table off quickly. We sat in the outdoor area but because it was still pretty cool they had the enclosures up. It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 491 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2523
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: 18057730551
Rosa's Italian Restaurant in Pismo Beach, CA culminates 50 years of restaurant experience in regional Italian cuisine to create a family operated dining destination by the sea. The combination of Chef Doug MacMillan's Northern Italian cuisine apprenticeship with the Southern Italian family recipes he learned from his mother, Rosa, produces multiple award winning entrees with the freshest and finest quality ingredients. Classic and specialty Italian dishes such as Tortellini Con Quattro Formagio, Veal Piccata, and Pasta California will excite your taste buds and keep you returning time and time again. Our history begins with Rosa, whose journey to the Central Valley of California started in Avellino, Italy, located between Naples and the Mediterranean Sea. After moving to America and marrying Bill MacMillan, the two opened up their first restaurant in 1966. In 1988 when they moved the restaurant to Pismo Beach is when their son, Chef Doug, took over the kitchen. We are customer service oriented, and each of our dishes are made with the same care as if you were in our kitchen at home. In addition to a full menu for dine in a takeout, we offer a full bar with cocktails, beer, and an extensive wine list available to order by the glass and bottle. Our Happy Hour is Sunday through Thursday nights from 4PM - 6PM where we offer $2 off wells, cocktails, and drafts. Our professional staff is ready to welcome you. Come join us for fine Italian dining in a relaxed atmosphere and let us show you the tastes of Italy.

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