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Giuseppe’s Cucina Rustica

849 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
+1 805-541-9922
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (42 reviews)
“bread” (44 reviews)
“gelato” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
849 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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1 - 10 of 320 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped on our Trip from San Fran. to L.A. in SLO and had a wonderful Diner. Despite the fact we arrived in the restaurant after 9.00 pm (kitchen closes 09.30) we had a very warm reception and got a nice table. Diner did start...More

Thank Marcel M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Frankly, I do love carbs. So when you bring me a lemon raspberry martini, fresh bread, and garlic and parmesan olive oil spread - who needs to order food?? But order I must - and who can decide?? Everything in this restaurant is delicious, fresh,...More

Thank Leslie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in the area for several weeks and ate here on the average of four times a week for both lunch and dinner. They use top notch ingredients such as San Marzano tomatoes that truly elevate their food to another level. I was fortunate...More

Thank Lee F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners of Giuseppe's have done a fabulous job of renovating the old Sinsheimer Building on Monterey St. We walked by and were immediately drawn in, but it was crowded and we decided to return early the next day for dinner. And you should arrive...More

Thank Chelsea42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was excited to try their new location! Went,sat in the 'waiting chairs'inside...they have a screen as their doorway...while I sat I smelled something I associated with pesticides...their employee said it was exhaust from the cars on the street. It was overwheelming. I got a...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner there with my daughter and was pleasantly pleased. The Carbonara and the Vongole was excellent (although the latter was bit on the salty side). I loved the texture of the pasta which was done perfectly and delightfully springy. We enjoyed dining in the...More

Thank wt930
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the lasagna for takeout and found it worthy of four stars. In truth it was a little overcooked (mushy). The reason I'm only giving three stars is that they charged me extra when I requested bread - something they give away when you...More

Thank wel51x
Reviewed 30 August 2017

their parking was terrible,the seating was hard,they brought out the salad,but there were cucumbers in the salad and I could not have them so I had to pay for another salad,,,,then we had fruit flies in the wine,,,,no considersation on the salad or the wine,,$100.00...More

Thank rickcasi
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We ate a late lunch around 2 pm and it was quite busy. The restaurant is in an old building with high ceilings and is quaint with out being presumptuous. Service was quick and helpful with recommendations. Portions are large. Food/pasta is hand made and...More

1  Thank Gmickers11661
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We checked out this restaurant since the one in Pismo is not open. The wait staff is bar none the friendliest around. The food is good and the wait minimal. We never had an empty bread basket or water glass.... they were just on it!...More

Thank Shanteix
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Response from margyrl | Reviewed this property |
Glad to see others posted. I am not sure. Hope it works out for your. I think you will enjoy the food.
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Glad others responded because I was not sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 849 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    (Monterey/ Morro)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-541-9922
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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."
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