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Rosa's Italian Restaurant

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491 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2523
+1 805-773-0551
16:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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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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Central coast CA
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends love coming here because the food is consistently good and the service is really professional. I can never finish the dinners because the servings are good sized. My picky kids love the food here too - pasta and pizza. I've only had dessert once - it was decent. Friendly wait staff - a couple of very cute waiters... More 

Thank 458debbia
Livermore, California
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208 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have been wanting to try this place for awhile now. Went last Sunday eve. The service was good and the food was good too. It looks really intriguing from the outside and the inside is nice too but the average rating is because for Italian I just didn't think it was spectacular. It felt like a big room with... More 

Thank asweet81
La Palma, CA
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446 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My grandson and I stopped for lunch at Rosa's. Great atmosphere, I thought my beef ravioli for $14.20 was just all right, but my grandson thought his chicken fettuccini for $13.45 was very good. Very good service. Parking was not a problem as it was not very busy.

Thank David from La Palma
San Francisco, California
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205 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A shout out to the server Chris.. Promptly informed us that the minestrone soup is in chicken based stock and we would not it. Really appreciated the service. Food is great, simple Italian fare. Rich ingredients and ample serving size. Food came in quick after we ordered two pasta dishes. Bread was fresh and warm. Would highly recommend it.

Thank Shreyk21
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is always excellent and the service homey and top notch. Sat on the patio which has a great atmosphere. The bar also makes great drinks with a energetic vibe.

Thank Ken D
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is so casual and yet elegant. You could dress up for a special occasion or (as we wore) jeans and casual tops. We had just driven for hours and were so hungry. I hadn't been in about 10 or 12 years so reminded my co-workers, it was great back then. We were not disappointed. Our server was so... More 

Thank Lupe H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Chicken parmesan was little to thick. Maybe make chicken thinner and more on plate. The mash potatoes are good but we came here last week and the amount you get is not the same.

Thank Wodarczyk
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I stopped here recently on recommendation from a friend. My friend and I shared two dishes, squash ravioli and the California pasta. Both were exceptional, though I slightly lean more to favor the ravioli. They serve a hot, fresh, homemade loaf of delicious bread. I could just eat that and a bowl of soup. I had a glass of wine,... More 

Thank Kelly1558
Salem, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

All three of us enjoyed a nice Italian dinner at Rosa's. It is inviting, cozy and moderately priced.

Thank Eric S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This came highly recommended, went on a Saturday night. It was busy and we were sat outside. The inside dining room looked beautiful, white linens and i believe a fireplace. The enclosed patio has plastic chairs and plastic tablecloths. We had drinks, appetizers and dinner. Food was great. Outdoor ambience was very disappointing.

Thank Cris D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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