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Parioli Italian Bistro

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647 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2215
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 5 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank El_jefe33
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 5 weeks ago

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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311 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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 

Thank John R
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

If you are in a hurry, this may not be the place for you. Food was outstanding. Staff was very friendly. The service was very slow- I don't know if it was by design or not. If you're looking for a relaxing meal with no fear of being rushed out, brought dinner while apps are being eaten, or brought the... More 

Thank Sixfive34
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

A family run Italian restaurant that is worth the stop on Highway 101. whether you're ordering pasta, meats or seafood fare this is an awesome place to stop. Run by two brothers and their families it is very warm and cozy inside. You will enjoy the family atmosphere.

Thank salesguytoo
Coronado, California
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Pros: Great restaurant Homemade food Cooking classes available Lasagna and parpadelle are spectacular! Happy hour 9-12am Cons: I can't think of any

Thank LaViajeraSolitaria
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

A friend and I went for lunch on Tuesday 3-22-16 to case the joint. We are scheduled for the cooking class at the end of April and read the yelp replies both positive and negative. We started with the Baby Calamari Parioli appetizer that was "Awesome". It was sautéed with pesto and pinot grigio. I had calamari many different ways... More 

Thank nam552016
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Stayed in Solana Beach for a few days and ate at this restaurant. My husband had the orecchiette with Broccoli di Rabe and Sausages and he loved it. Said everything was cooked correctly. I had the Chicken Piccatta. I thought it would be chicken medallions but it was a large chicken breast butterflied so it was a rather thick piece... More 

1 Thank MusicLuver B
Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Staff was very nice. Food was average. Only been there once. I would try it again however. Atmosphere was very nice. We got there early and they were not very busy. Great location.

Thank xShanex

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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?