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Cafe Roma

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1020 Railroad Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4450 (Santa Rosa)
18055416800
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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San Luis Obispo, California
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Some very fine food at Cafe Roma, and a rather attractive place, too. But, quite pricey. It is a good place for a large party.

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

We were attending a wedding in Santa Margarita and wanted to dine somewhere we hadn't tried before. Being a group of 10 we were surprised we could get a reservation last minute. We were seated promptly and drink orders were taken right away. We all ordered something different with just a couple of duplicates. Everyone was very pleased with our... More 

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Irvine, CA
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Across the street from the train station, this Italian Restaurant has a very nice patio for outdoor dining on a warm summer evening. It is much quieter than the downtown restaurants so it feels more tranquil and diners can actually hold a nice conversation. Food was delicious. I had a fresh halibut than was a special of the day. The... More 

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Lompoc, California
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133 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

We stayed overnight in SLO for an early fishing trip out of Morro Bay and I used trip advisor to check out the restaurants close to our hotel. This place had good reviews and I'll add another one. Nicely decorated restaurant and it was packed on a Saturday night which is always a good sign. Our service was a little... More 

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Belmont, California
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Right across from the Amtrak station. The menu was variable,mostly Italian, and hard to choose. Whatever we had was excellent. The service was attentive and efficient. The cocktails were perfect. The evening was well spent.

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North Hills
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532 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

If you are in the San Luis Obispo area and want a nice, quite place to have some really good Italian food, you might want to give Café Roma a try. A business associate and I dropped in on a Tuesday evening around 6:30 pm (with no reservation) and were seated immediately. Half way through our dinner, we noticed that... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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266 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We stopped here after my train arrived in San Luis Obispo Amtak station. It is directly across the courtyard. Unfrtunately my train was late so it was just closing. It was so charming though that we came back the next night and were glad we did. The service was outstanding and the food very authentic and delicious. Family owned for... More 

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Lisa R, Owner at Cafe Roma, responded to this review

Thank you Janis! We are sorry we missed you the first time but so glad you made it in for dinner! The Rizzo Family More 

Goodyear, Arizona
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Located in a quiet part of town across from the RR station this eatery makes you feel like you're in Italy when you walk in the door. Clean, neat and the staff is what you want in any restaurant; be there when I need you and quietly going about business when you are eating. Food is excellent, flavorful and good... More 

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Lisa R, Manager at Cafe Roma, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a meaningful review about your experience at Cafe Roma. We appreciate your business and thoughtfulness! Kind Regards, The Rizzo Family More 

San Luis Obispo, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Not in downtown, but by the historic railroad station. Funky location, but lovely restaurant. Well known by locals who want to have a superb meal, with great wines.

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Lisa R, Manager at Cafe Roma, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Cafe Roma. It means a lot to our family. Kind Regards, Lisa Rizzo More 

San Jose, California
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Went here for my sisters bday.the ambiance is nice. The food is good but maybe my expectations are too high. We ordered a signor mason for the pizza.my sister got a veal scaloppini marsala and i got Barolo wine braised short ribs which is very good by the way but i did not get full. The service is good as... More 

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Lisa R, Manager at Cafe Roma, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Cafe Roma. It means a lot to our family. Kind Regards, Lisa Rizzo More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Italian, Healthy
Meals
Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 Railroad Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4450
    (Santa Rosa)
  • Public Transportation: Across the street from the San Luis Obispo Train Station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: 18055416800
Description
Since 1980, the Rizzo family has been serving authentic Italian cuisine in San Luis Obispo's Historic Railroad District. Enjoy homemade pastas, steaks, and seafood made from the finest local ingredients--classic dishes like Osso Buco with Saffron Risotto and Tortelli di Zucca. From a vintage Italian bike hanging from the bar ceiling to the Murano glass chandeliers and Tuscan murals, Café Roma is a celebration of what people love about Italy. The garden patio, full service bar, and elegant dining room are popular destinations. Café Roma accommodates many special occasions and business functions with its private dining options and banquet room.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?