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“Fantastic Italian Deli food”
Review of Giuseppe's Cucina Italiana - CLOSED

Giuseppe's Cucina Italiana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $39
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Giuseppe’s Cucina Italiana was founded in 1988 by Giuseppe DiFronzo as a senior project upon graduation from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Joe, “Giuseppe”, is a son of Italian immigrants who along with the majority of their family emigrated from Bari, Puglia. Puglia is the heel of the boot region of Italy, otherwise known as the California of Italy.Joe grew up in Southern California where he learned his craft working for his four uncles who all owned Italian Delicatessens and bakeries. After fishing in Alaska on a crab boat upon graduation from Cal Poly, Joe returned to Pismo Beach and started his first 8-table restaurant in the old Landmark Hotel in Pismo. Three years later he moved to the historic Plessas Tavern, a Pismo landmark since 1921. This institution fed the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Bob Hope, Clark Gable, and many dignitaries and stars traveling between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Locals were thrilled to see the eatery reopen and thrive for the last 24 years! Today Giuseppe’s boasts an Italian deli and bakery across the street at 800 Price Street as well. Giuseppe also opened a sister restaurant in 2005 in downtown San Luis Obispo named “Palazzo Giuseppe.” Giuseppe spends his pastime cultivating his family farm from which he produces his 15 year old “DiFronzo Vineyards” wines, featured in his eateries. In addition to wine, he grows, cooks, and serves his organic heirloom fruits, vegetables, and herbs with pride and confidence.
goodyear,az
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
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“Fantastic Italian Deli food”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Guiseppe's Italian Express Deli is right across the street from the Main Guiseppe's Italian Restaurant. It is a "fast food" Italian deli. The pizza's are HUGE and fantastic. We also tried their hot pastrami sandwich - FANTASTIC. They have all sorts of beers in bottles and homemade Gelato, which unfortunately - as we were so full from the great lunch - we did not sample - but NEXT TIME we will!!

Visited July 2012
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Nipomo, California
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Go early!”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

An authentic Italian feel with some homemade pastas and a great Margarita pizza. Take home a rustic loaf of bread from the deli across the street, none better anywhere.

Visited May 2012
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“Very good Italian Food Take it from a New York City Italian - Excellent Food”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

Actually found this jem by walking the streets and talking to the locals, truth be told my wife did the talking. Anyway the man we met said he was a local and that he was Italian and when he wanted Italian food he went there. End result he was telling the truth. We had the Zuppa De Pesce and it was very good. Best we have had in a long time. Good bread nice wine selection and reasonably priced the only criticism was the portion of pasta could have been more otherwise excellent. They also have a deli acrosss the street for the quick bite

  • Visited July 2012
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Bridport, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Expected better.”
Reviewed June 22, 2012

Arrived with great expectations after been recommended by locals. Starter was o.k. Then it went downhill. The main course was large but too large! The pork dish was enormous, enough to feed a family! Very off-putting! Lasagna was very good according to my daughter.
Service was o.k, I would not visit again.

  • Visited June 2012
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Arroyo Grande, California
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Spot!!”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

Great spot, both the sit down and the take out are excellent.

Visited April 2012
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