We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Our favorite in San Luis Obispo” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Roma

Cafe Roma
Reserve with OpenTable
Cafe Roma is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #23 of 301 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Santa Rosa
Transit: Across the street from the San Luis Obispo Train Station.
Description: Since 1980, the Rizzo family has been serving authentic Italian cuisine in San Luis Obispo's Historic Railroad District. Enjoy homemade pastas, steaks, and seafood made from the finest local ingredients--classic dishes like Osso Buco with Saffron Risotto and Tortelli di Zucca. From a vintage Italian bike hanging from the bar ceiling to the Murano glass chandeliers and Tuscan murals, Café Roma is a celebration of what people love about Italy. The garden patio, full service bar, and elegant dining room are popular destinations. Café Roma accommodates many special occasions and business functions with its private dining options and banquet room.
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Our favorite in San Luis Obispo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

My wife and I have eaten here many times, both lunch and dinner. We have never been disappointed. The food is excellent as is the wine list, the ambiance very pleasant, especially on the patio for lunch, the service expert and friendly, the owners very gracious. This is where we go for special occasions and for relaxed lunch with friends. I'm looking forward to my next meal there.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Lorenzo37
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

137 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    74
    35
    11
    7
    10
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food and ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

Food is great and waiters are very nice. The owners are there and are always kind. One of my favorie restaurants. I have been going to this restaurant since I was a child and it is both a great place to eat on a date or if you are with your family.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Alocalizer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
aptos, ca
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An old favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have been eating at Cafe Roma for lunch and dinner for more than ten years, always on a trip to southern California. They never disappoint. The specials are always "special." The service is always prompt and freindly. I am writing another review to underscore how wonderful it is for a restaurant to maintain high quality and service. I cannot imagine a visit to San Luis Obispo and not eating at Cafe Roma.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank rocky2690
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Juan Capistrano, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Thanksgiving Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

We're traveling up the coast for Thanksgiving with our children and grandparents. There was a set Holiday menu that did not disappoint. Every one in our party had something different and all of us were very happy. Even the traditional turkey dinner was fantastic - moist and flavorful. Can't wait to go back and explore other options on the menu.

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank LoriJL
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Santa Rosa, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Off on all accounts”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Atmosphere good, service and food poor. But prices high,
Maybe it was relief staff during day after Christmas but our food was cold and special of the night that one of us ordered came ten minutes after others and was over cooked. For 6 (2children) of us to make up for all we had to ask for and wait for ( bread olive oil Parmesan late meal) they offered 2 deserts only. One was creme brûlée and it was cold just out of fridge Not a satisfactory meal for over $200. Won't return. No sauces were memorable and portions were rather small.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank jeaniklaus
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cafe Roma also viewed

San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County
 
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County
 

Been to Cafe Roma? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing