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Rosa's Italian Restaurant

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491 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2523
18057730551
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pismo Beach has a number of dinner options, but by far Rosa's is the best in the city. The starters were good and all of the main courses were very well prepared. Overall the service and food is excellent.

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Thank DonR_09
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A little higher priced, but the service and the food are worth it. The bread they bring before dinner is to die for. My butternut squash ravioli was creamy and rich. They serve six huge raviolis, which I couldn't finish. My husband loved the chicken parmesan that came with pasta and fresh green beans. I noticed on the menu that... More 

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Thank SMGrandma
Grants, New Mexico
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is very good and we didn't have to wait long to be seated. Service is above par, excellent. It is a little pricey for a family, but if you can afford it, it is worth the visit.

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Riverside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped in for dinner at this huge restaurant. The place appeared to be upscale, but no one complained about how we were dressed. The Italian menu was loaded with great dishes. However, we elected to try the pizza. We found the pizza to have great flavor and a nice crisp crust.

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Bakersfield, California
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Italian comfort food in generous quantities and well prepared. Decent pizza, and pasta. Try their specials in the summer on fish.

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Thank JBakersfield
Long Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a late night dinner on a Thursday night. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent.

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Thank Sam S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a first-class restaurant all around. The service from all the staff is attentive and very welcoming. They are "on top of their game" and very professional. Food is always served perfectly and timely. It is a real pleasure to eat here, you won't regret it. A real quality atmosphere and dining experience.

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Central coast CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and super wait staff! Food is served quickly and very tasty. Makes for good leftovers. Love the little orange and lemon candies up at the reservation desk :)

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for a meal whilst on a recent trip. Didn't book a managed to get a table after a short wait, which was good. Nice decor and very clean. Staff were friendly enough and service was prompt, however staff were a little too keen to get us out the door (other diners waiting) only one in our party ordered... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to the pier and can walk right in on a non busy day and get seated right away. Food is great and kids loved it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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