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Parioli Italian Bistro

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647 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2215
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Philadelphia, PA
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Parioli was just ok. It honestly was nothing special in my opinion. I ordered the lobster ravioli in a blush sauce and while it was delicious, the order came with 5 ravioli for $25. Not worth the price. Two other people were in my party and I do not remember what they ordered. The décor was somewhat outdated. I wish... More 

Thank Patricia E
Oceanside, California
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our friends to the Cooking Class (demonstration, actually, - - not "Hands On", as we had expected, but none the less informative, interactive and DELICIOUS! The demonstration was very thorough and easy to follow (hand-out with the recipes were given to us to follow and take home). The demonstrator, Antonio, was charming, delightful, and VERY knowledgeable and passionate... More 

Thank Padycake
San Diego, California
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Parioli for a cooking class which turned out to be a cooking demonstration, not a cooking class, I believe it was the Owner that put on the demonstration. He was a little hard to understand, but did a nice job. He prepared 4 dishes and all were quite good although the food we received came from the... More 

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La Mirada, California
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner, the service was bad, the waiters we had never asked how are meal was, the only time we saw him was taking our order, bringing a glass of wine, I had to ask for more water which I had asked the other server and she never brought it so I had to stop... More 

Thank cassiefelix
Surrey, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Though the service is slow, the food is well worth waiting for. The veal Marsala was so tender and the salmon was baked just right. Also the wine pours here are very generous which was appreciated. Definitely a place to come every trip.

Thank smilinggrace
Mission Viejo, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great relaxed dinner here last week with cousins from out of town. It is their favorite restaurant when here visiting. ( I do not understand the bad reviews other than maybe that customer lost at the races! ) We all had great dishes, Seafood risotto, a Sausage and Orechiette dish full of flavor, and Putenesca pasta that... More 

Thank BeyondTheSfumato
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Parioli's food is delicious and authentic, superb pasta dishes, yummy meatballs. Lasagna was ok. We ate lunch, unfortunately they didn't have pizzas or flatbreads. Service is good.

Thank icecream79
Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Post Race Disappointment Walk in at 730p on a post race Saturday. Seated right away. Order taken quickly, only to return 15 minutes later with "we are out of pizza dough". Then 20 minutes later to we have no lasagne. Now, it's Saturday pre-dinner rush. Begged for some bread and were warned the kitchen is "taking forever" to do orders.... More 

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Solana Beach, California
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201 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

The owner was super friendly and we enjoyed the food. They have a full bar and people seem t like to sit and drink on patio. The crowd is mostly locals and the atmosphere is relaxed.

Thank beachmamaesq
Carlsbad, CA
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336 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Very cozy atmosphere with a great little bar. Eating inside or out on the open and covered patio is perfect. I had a caprese salad with fresh home made mozzeralla, heirloom tomatoes, large leaves of fresh basil out of the garden and topped with fresh sliced proscuitto. Fresh EVVO from Italy. Just melts in your mouth good. Nice choices of... 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
Average prices
$20 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 647 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: 858-755-2525

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?