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“Very nice” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Giuseppe’s Cucina Rustica

Giuseppe’s Cucina Rustica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $31
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Monterey/ Morro
Description: Welcome to Palazzo Giuseppe’s, downtown San Luis Obispo! Our Italian regional specialties are indicative to the Pugliese region in Italy, particularly Bari, a seaport on the Adriatic Sea from which most of our recipes originate. We hope you will enjoy and appreciate our great loyalty to the distinctive dishes, all of which we prepare with genuine and natural ingredients and methods. Our bread is baked from scratch every day in a wood-burning oven imported from Italy. Each loaf is made by hand, allowed to rise four times and slow-cooked to achieve the truly rustic appearance and taste you would find in a Baresi seaside village. DiFronzo is dedicated to producing & growing as many heirloom, organic vegetables, & fruits from his family farm as possible. Gelato, pizzas, & specialties including his estate grown Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, & Syrah. All of this takes time but to us it is an art and a labor of love. We are truly committed to bringing you "cucina genuina."
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

Great outdoor seating, wonderful service and very good food. Super menu for a light lunch. The evening menu looked even better, but could not stay.

  • Visited September 2012
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Martini bar & Italian food=perfection!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

Fabulous atmosphere in the bar, a little loud during happy hour but fun crowd, good energy. Local hangout on a Friday or Saturday night. Happy Hour Mon-Thurs until 7pm great drink specials & food in the bar area! Try the pomegranate Martini & Flatliner (tastes like coffee) but you can't go wrong with any of their cocktails!
Food: yum! Salads, variety of pizzas, meat, seafood, butternut squash raviolis were to die for! Had the best hazelnut gelato & mud pie for dessert!
Favorite place by far!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Helovesmythighs
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Hobe Sound, Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

We passed this restaurant walking by several times. We were not that hungry, so we thought pizza would be a good option. This is not your average pizza parlor. This is really good food. We had the Della Citta salad with Poached pears, candied walnuts, and gorgonzola. Delicious. The wood fired pizza was cooked perfectly. The service and price were great.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mamamax8825
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

Delicious Italian food, especially pastas. Excellent location, clean and their staff is very friendly.
I wish I could try their desserts also but we were on a hurry. We are definitely coming back!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GraooGra
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Central Coast California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Mi SLO Amore....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

Italian food in SLO - this place has it right. For some of the freshest picks try their daily special. The desserts are delish! When you can, get the Pistachio brulee'....yummy! The outside seating is a little tricky as it can get cold as it's between two buildings. The inside corner near the fireplace is quiet and the staff takes extra care since you are tucked away. Even though it is a busy place, they let you take it SLO and enjoy your meal.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TravelerNBNW
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