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Rosa's Italian Restaurant

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491 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2523
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Novato, California
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived at 5:45 for dinner. The place was packed! Sat in the outdoor patio. Very cozy. I had the chicken marsala which was just fair, nothing to write home about. My friend had the manicotti. Very large serving size. She enjoyed it. We both ordered their "Perfect Margarita" which was far from perfect. Too sour. Could barely finish them. Overall,... More 

Thank Kiddergirl
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179 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Molto Bene! Lovely atmosphere and fine food. I like this Italian Restaurant best in Pismo. Always eat there when in town or try to. Service is good too. Not such a big place though.

Thank betsybubbles
Atascadero, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place : food was excellent I had rack of lamb ( Full 8 chops no other restaurant gives you full rack!! ) my wife has pasta diner Service was great not overbearing just right we have been many times over the years ALWAYS GREAT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Francis & Susan Lavoux ( Atascadero )

Thank 444francis
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband and I decided to try something new. We didn't have a reservation; however, the wait time wasn't too bad. We sat in the bar while we waited. I had wine #213 (VERY GOOD) Husband had the 805 draft. We were seated within 25 minutes. We ordered the portabella mushroom stuffed with crab for an appetizer. It was cold, but... More 

Thank Kalisa75
Jackson, Tennessee
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice dinner, but the waitress was not very friendly and was almost rude when asked a question. The location is on a Main Street and the other Italian restaurant burnt down, so they no longer have the competition. We had a nice view of the raid from our window table. The people next to us ordered before us... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group 6 of was warmly welcomed at the bar before a . Very nice Italian dinner. Plenty of options but most chose the pasta options, you can only have so many burgers and fries, so this was a good choice. Very well presented and tasty dishes and served with a smile. Not the cheapest but certainly money we spent.

Thank julesFlitwick
SF Bay Area
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fairly large restaurant with a couple of dining areas. A nice bar/lounge is well isolated from the dining sections. The ambiance is toward the upscale side, quite comfortable and relatively quiet - carpeting, nice decorations, very good furniture and cloth table coverings and napkins. We had a variety of menu items - Rosa's Special Pizza, Minestrone soup,... More 

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Kansas, USA
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Started the evening with one of the special appetizer samplers. It was delicious. The entrees were outstanding. A great experience for a couple.

Thank RDFKansasUSA
San Francisco, California
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42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant with a group of friends. The restaurant was inviting, service good, and staff helpful and friendly. There was a varied menu with a good selection of pastas, steak, seafood, and pizza. My husband liked his seafood linguine and my chicken parmigiana with spaghetti was good, but not great. It's solid Italian food with nice atmosphere.... More 

Thank CaAngie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

6 gals came here after a day of wine taste and beach fun. We all did pasta dishes. Cannelloni with spinach,1/2 ravioli1/2 spaghetti with marinara ,tortellini with pink sauce. All were done perfectly. Bread on the table was the kind my aunt use to bake.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, 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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