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Giuseppe’s Cucina Rustica

849 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3224
+1 805-541-9922
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (52 reviews)
“sand dabs” (11 reviews)
“bread” (50 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
849 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3224
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Reviewed yesterday

This would be considered finer dining. Booth and table seating, very busy place. Our server and staff were very nice and efficient.

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Decour and prices for the drinks and food were amazing from happy hour for everyone to get a snack and get some cheap alcohol. The atmosphere is top notch and the wait staff is friendly and very accommodating.

Thank Ed E
Reviewed 3 days ago

We cam here following review of the trip advisor reviews - boy were they right! This place was friendly and yummy and cozy. We really enjoyed our meal, the bartender and our waiter. A great restaurant.

Thank TravellingBee338
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered an 18" margarita pizza to go and it was amazing! About a 20 minute wait, but definitely worth it. Would like to go back for a sit down meal.

Thank Lalls92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for dinner here after a wine tour and it is fantastic! we were a group of 2 couples and every item that we ordered was delicious. I would go back to San Luis to eat at this restaurant again on its own (i...More

Thank Brad K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food with a vibrant vibe. The service was excellent. The pasta was delicious. The decor was very cool. Loved this place!

Thank Caroldepue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a business dinner there during the holidays, so it was a bit noisy but the food was very good, service was excellent and found it to be a good value.

Thank RogueRiverLodge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far one of my favorite restaurants every time I come to SLO County. I usually stay in Pismo Beach for family getaways from Santa Barbara and my husband and I always get excited to visit Giuseppe’s. Love the ambiance of this restaurant....More

Thank Dre805
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No handicapped seats in the bar! Had to sit outside to have a glass of wine to kill time until dinner service began. Weather is great, so not a problem, but what if t was cold or rainy. Food may be great, but think this...More

Thank Jan F
Reviewed May 5, 2018

I was here for a business dinner and wasn't all that excited having been underwhelmed at the Pismo location the two times I had eaten there but this was a very good dining experience. Was in town with a group of a dozen co-workers and...More

Thank Outgunned3to1
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Glad to see others posted. I am not sure. Hope it works out for your. I think you will enjoy the food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 849 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3224
    (Monterey/ Morro)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-541-9922
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Welcome to Palazzo Giuseppe’s, downtown San Luis Obispo! Our Italian regional specialties are indicative to the Pugliese region in Italy, particularly Bari, a seaport on the Adriatic Sea from which most of our recipes originate. We hope you will enjoy and appreciate our great loyalty to the distinctive dishes, all of which we prepare with genuine and natural ingredients and methods. Our bread is baked from scratch every day in a wood-burning oven imported from Italy. Each loaf is made by hand, allowed to rise four times and slow-cooked to achieve the truly rustic appearance and taste you would find in a Baresi seaside village. DiFronzo is dedicated to producing & growing as many heirloom, organic vegetables, & fruits from his family farm as possible. Gelato, pizzas, & specialties including his estate grown Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, & Syrah. All of this takes time but to us it is an art and a labor of love. We are truly committed to bringing you "cucina genuina."
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