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.

Gina's Italian Restaurant

138 E Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-2702
+1 805-481-3266
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ravioli” (27 reviews)
“bread” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 15:00All hours
$$ - $$$
138 E Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-2702
Write a Review
Reviews (122)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 122 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

People are very nice who work here. Being of Italian decent, the food was just okay in my opinion. They need to improve on the large pieces of lettuce they serve as salads.

Thank C E
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Italian restaurants are always either good or great. Gina's is very good, not great, but far superior than average. Stick to the specials. You will be super happy and the prices are aligned with the food and service.

Thank Victor L
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Try the Rigatoni Pesto with grilled chicken and roasted pine nuts.... delicious. They also service delicious bread with lunch and dinner. This is a great local place.

Thank Simon L
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We manage to get to the central California coast about once a year and always make it to Gina's for lunch. We have never been disappointed. The butternut squash raviolis are absolutely delicious! Others in our group were equally pleased with their meals. Service was...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We came here on the recommendation of our hotel concierge, who suggested that we could get an excellent Italian meal here. I respectfully disagree: it was not an excellent Italian meal (mediocre to pretty good, at best). We enjoyed our visit to Gina's, but not...More

2  Thank Connie I
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Fond memories of Gina's are a thing of the past. The atmosphere is not very comfortable, and the food does not stand up to the finer Italian restaurants in San Luis Obispo County. We drive the extra miles to Pismo Beach for Italian meals.

1  Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Been going to Gina's for years... to meet friends, have a business meeting, or just to relax with a glass of wine. Small intimate Italian restaurant with great food, service and small town ambience. No TVs, just the sounds of happy people enjoying the many...More

Thank Pismodise
Reviewed 2 December 2016

My husband and I ate at Gina's on a weeknight,so unfortunately we didn't try any of their interesting wine list. We did , however, try the eggplant parmgiana appetizer which was very good. The sauce was tasty , the eggplant tender and filled with cheese....More

Thank srateapot
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived for dinner at this quaint small restaurant around 6:30 without reservations on a weeknight and we had to wait. If possible make reservations. The food was good and the serving sizes were generous. They had the best tiramisu I have had in a...More

Thank greatfultravelr
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Easy to find, generous portions of fresh food, patio eating available. A great dinner at a fair price!

Thank cissy3
Nearby Restaurants
Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab - Arroyo Grande
247 reviews
.21 km away
Jaffa Cafe
145 reviews
.03 km away
Rooster Creek Tavern
253 reviews
.03 km away
Klondike Pizza
116 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby Attractions
Clark Center for the Performing Arts
58 reviews
.93 km away
Fair Oaks Theatre
7 reviews
1.56 km away
Heritage House Museum
5 reviews
.13 km away
Phantom Rivers Wine
10 reviews
.07 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does Gina's take reservations?
15 January 2017|
Answer Show all 5 answers
Response from judyy | Reviewed this property |
No reservations, and they are closed on Sundays and from 3pm to 5pm Monday - Sat. I've never had to wait more than a couple of minutes except on Saturday nights. If you happen to come when there's no table and if you can't... More
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 E Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-2702
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Arroyo Grande
  • Phone Number: +1 805-481-3266
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing