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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
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Phoenix, AZ
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for an early dinner on a Wednesday. My wife and I split an Arrugula salad. She had the Linguini Puttanesca and I had the Tagliatelle Bolognese. Both dishes were well prepared and very tasty. Our server was helpful and efficient. Overall, a nice experience for the money. Highly recommended!

Thank Arizona_RoadRunner
El Cajon, California
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316 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went to the Parioli Italian Bistro tonight which is located on highway 101 in Solana Beach, very close to the Del Mar Fair grounds, for a cooking demonstration class and dinner. The class was a very informative and relaxing experience. We purchase a Groupon on line for the class which was held at a very nice... More 

Thank grandslamhomer
Philadelphia, PA
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 The décor was somewhat outdated.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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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

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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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 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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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 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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95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
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?