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Cafe Roma

1020 Railroad Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4450
+1 805-541-6800
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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Mediterranean, Italian, Healthy
$$ - $$$
1020 Railroad Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4450
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

San Luis Obispo is blessed with some excellent Italian restaurants. Cafe Roma takes a back seat to none of them. We loved everything about it from the moment we arrived. First, it's not buried among all the other restaurants downtown but is part of a...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We have been going two to three times per year to Cafe Roma for several years as a couple and with a family group of six to ten. We have celebrated holidays, family events, lunches and dinners. We have never left with any feeling other...More

Thank Jbhes
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This is the real deal! Take it from an old school Italian, it doesn't get more authentic than this. Excellent wine selection with 1/2 price Tuesdays and free corkage on Sundays. The bar is cozy and an excellent place to eat as a couple or...More

Thank Steve U
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is an authentic italian restaurante with a varied mediterranean menu. Nice decoration inside and good service.

Thank Bruno S
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Wife and I, Osso buco octopus appetizer pizza chianti 2 glasses pino grino 1glass lots of great bread one bottle pelligrino + tip $101.00 . Great meal highly recommend.

Thank William F
Reviewed 19 March 2017

average ambiance good food but very expensive for family or moderate income sometimes the vegetable&meat is good

Thank investincalifornia
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We had a marvelous evening eating in the bar. Jeff our bartender recommended great selections for us. We started with the beet salad, one of the best beet salads around. My husband and I enjoyed the highly recommended carbonara. Great selection of wines. We enjoyed...More

Thank Pumpvixen
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great service but my Tortellini was under cooked and had no flavor. The porcini sauce was as tasteless and did nothing to the tortellini. Perhaps the chef was having an off day.

Thank Fulldistance
Reviewed 17 January 2017

6 of us went to this place on a Saturday night. We were seated promptly and our server was right there. Food was very good, service was good, but the owner was fabulous. Moving between the tables, greeting people as they arrived, overseeing the servers,...More

Thank M K
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner for our anniversary. Beautiful ambience. But their menu is a little small. Was surprised they didn't have any entrees with a white sauce. My wife loves the white sauce or a red, but she still enjoyed her meal. The waiter wasn't...More

Thank Pedro P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
After-hours, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 Railroad Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4450
    (Santa Rosa)
  • Public Transportation: Across the street from the San Luis Obispo Train Station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-541-6800
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.
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