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Rosa's Italian Restaurant

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491 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2523
+1 805-773-0551
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16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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Tucson, Arizona
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

at the last minute we decided to try Rosa's, on a Saturday night it was very busy, but we got seated in less than 5 minutes, the service was outstanding, followed by some of the best food we've had in sometime. We'll be back and highly recommend giving Rosa's a try if your in the area

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Thank Tim R
Petaluma, California
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great food and service in this large restaurant. Friendly staff and consistent table visits. Nice wine list with good prices.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must if you are looking for a fine Italian dining experience! Extensive menu, great local, regional, and world wine list, indoor and courtyard dining, awesome wait staff!

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Thank pennijohnson
Grants Pass, Oregon
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171 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Briefly: Very good food, service and atmosphere. Much improvement since we were last here a couple of years ago. Highly recommended.

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Thank Tom B
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in last year about the same time and enjoyed our meal so wanted to experience it again. It didn't disappoint. They even gave us the same table. Not the best location in the restaurant but not bad either. Since my view was the kitchen, I can tell you it's very clean and organized. Only complaint could say is they... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of six had reservations for 12:30 pm and were seated at exactly that time. We enjoyed a very relaxed, leisurely meal, yet every need was supplied immediately. I ordered the spinach manicotti and my wife chose the eggplant parmesan. While both dishes were delicious, after we each tried the other's meal, we agreed that I had made the... More 

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Maiori, Italy
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for Valentine Day. Sauce was taste and roasted garlic bulb was miniature. Both were sick the next day. Waiter just said oh when we voiced our concern - seem to care that food was tasteless. Would not recommend.

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Visalia, California
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu of Italian seafood dishes but also traditional favorites of veal, eggplant and pastas. Lunch salad of grilled Salmon and spinach with cucumber and perfect pepperoni! Very warm and inviting bar area. Service was very friendly, perfectly attentive and sincere. Also, great coffee!

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Thank Peter T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent service bar none. The wait staff and bus boys are so friendly, so accommodating you feel like you are family. These employees must be treated well by management because they truly act like they love their jobs and we benefit from that enthusiasm. My favorite dish is the Chicken caccatori. The sauce is so good you need two baskets... More 

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Thank Shanteix
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have been going to this restaurant for many many years - food is always good and the prices are reasonable. We especially like their bread, which comes with the meal. it's the usual Italian menu - nothing fancy but always well prepared and the service is always great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 491 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2523
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-0551
Description
Rosa's Italian Restaurant in Pismo Beach, CA culminates 50 years of restaurant experience in regional Italian cuisine to create a family operated dining destination by the sea. The combination of Chef Doug MacMillan's Northern Italian cuisine apprenticeship with the Southern Italian family recipes he learned from his mother, Rosa, produces multiple award winning entrees with the freshest and finest quality ingredients. Classic and specialty Italian dishes such as Tortellini Con Quattro Formagio, Veal Piccata, and Pasta California will excite your taste buds and keep you returning time and time again. Our history begins with Rosa, whose journey to the Central Valley of California started in Avellino, Italy, located between Naples and the Mediterranean Sea. After moving to America and marrying Bill MacMillan, the two opened up their first restaurant in 1966. In 1988 when they moved the restaurant to Pismo Beach is when their son, Chef Doug, took over the kitchen. We are customer service oriented, and each of our dishes are made with the same care as if you were in our kitchen at home. In addition to a full menu for dine in a takeout, we offer a full bar with cocktails, beer, and an extensive wine list available to order by the glass and bottle. Our Happy Hour is Sunday through Thursday nights from 4PM - 6PM where we offer $2 off wells, cocktails, and drafts. Our professional staff is ready to welcome you. Come join us for fine Italian dining in a relaxed atmosphere and let us show you the tastes of Italy.

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