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Rosa's Italian Restaurant

491 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2523
+1 805-773-0551
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (96 reviews)
“bread” (72 reviews)
“tutto mare” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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491 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2523
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful meal at Rosa's. My husband had the lasagna which is always a good litmus test- it was delicious. My son loved his chicken picatta and he is somewhat of an expert as this is one of his favorite dishes. I had...More

Thank labatt_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Still the best in Pismo! The servers clearly love their job! Which is what I noticed years before, and is still the same today. Friendly and fast. The chicken cacciatore is my favorite. It is huge, flavorful and just the best. Get extra sauce to...More

Thank Shanteix
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We could not have a chosen a better venue and the food did not disappoint. My mussels and tutto mare meals were exceptionally good and the six of us had a great time with both wine and food.

Thank John G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got exactly what we were looking for! Nice green salad to start, fried artichoke hearts and the squash ravioli. Wonderful. The garlic cream sauce was really good, but might have been over dressed. Overall, great service and great food in this Central Coast eatery...

Thank MaBrusse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So we got to our condo @ 8:20 & I looked on Yelp for the closest 4+ star place to eat that would deliver & saw Rosa's would deliver as long as I ordered before 8:30. So at 8:25 I'm flying through the menu...not happy...More

Thank t0nic540
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Visited a few years ago -- ok, nothing special. Went for a birthday dinner with friends this evening. The enclosed patio room with heat lamps was a surprise. very open and inviting. We had spaghetti, cheese ravioli and chicken cacciatori -- all were perfectly prepared...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Nice place, not pizza & stuff. Large menu, quick service, fair prices for great food, large portions, ++++ If you like Italian food, want to have a lot of choices and eat in a nice place this will work for you. I ordered the Veal....More

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We recently visited Pismo Beach from Carson City, NV. One of our daughters graduated from Cal Poly, so we'd come to enjoy Pismo Beach/ San Luis Obispo as a favorite getaway destination. We dined at Rosa's Italian Restaurant on our 2nd night in town and...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

I love the classy romantic atmosphere of this place! They have a lovely bar with blue mosaic details to hang out with friends and a great selection of wines. We tried the shrimp scampi, salmon, and chicken Picatta with a bit of added basil and...More

Thank Arnali6
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Of course our favorite Italian restaurant in the area. Excellent southern Italian food. If you can get there on a Thursday and try the Osso Bucco. Fall off the bone tender veal shanks. Or you can try the Tutto Mare and enjoy the sea food....More

Thank ddaniels43
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
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
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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