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“That's amore!”
Review of Giuseppe's Cucina Italiana - CLOSED

Giuseppe's Cucina Italiana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$39
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Giuseppe’s Cucina Italiana was founded in 1988 by Giuseppe DiFronzo as a senior project upon graduation from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Joe, “Giuseppe”, is a son of Italian immigrants who along with the majority of their family emigrated from Bari, Puglia. Puglia is the heel of the boot region of Italy, otherwise known as the California of Italy.Joe grew up in Southern California where he learned his craft working for his four uncles who all owned Italian Delicatessens and bakeries. After fishing in Alaska on a crab boat upon graduation from Cal Poly, Joe returned to Pismo Beach and started his first 8-table restaurant in the old Landmark Hotel in Pismo. Three years later he moved to the historic Plessas Tavern, a Pismo landmark since 1921. This institution fed the likes of Eleanor Roosevelt, Bob Hope, Clark Gable, and many dignitaries and stars traveling between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Locals were thrilled to see the eatery reopen and thrive for the last 24 years! Today Giuseppe’s boasts an Italian deli and bakery across the street at 800 Price Street as well. Giuseppe also opened a sister restaurant in 2005 in downtown San Luis Obispo named “Palazzo Giuseppe.” Giuseppe spends his pastime cultivating his family farm from which he produces his 15 year old “DiFronzo Vineyards” wines, featured in his eateries. In addition to wine, he grows, cooks, and serves his organic heirloom fruits, vegetables, and herbs with pride and confidence.
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Only negative is close proximity to other tables. Fabulous food and service with a smile. Highly recommend that you arrive early.
Easy walking distance from pier/beach.

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

A group of 6 of us went on a weekend night...very crowded,only 1 chair available. However, I had the BEST martini of my life and will be going back next weekend. Yes, it was that good. It was strong and filled to the top-received my money's worth.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

I went to Giuseppe's for lunch last week. I have heard good things about it on many occasion during the years I have lived in the area. I thought the lunch portions were small. Just bread and the main dish. The food was average. I went with two friends and neither talked about it afterwards
a sure sign they didn't think it special. If you want table clothes with attention from the staff it might be more to your liking.

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

We came here for our honeymoon 17 years ago and from time to time we needed our "fix" of Giuseppie's well, sorry to say, we won't be back!!! My wife's linguini was not done. Not even aldente and my "Nonna" well let's just say, I think they opened a can of Hunts spaggheti sauce. It had no Italian seasoning, no garlic. Nonna was a big nono as far as I am concerned. to bad

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Very good traditional
Italian food. Took a little longer than the 25 mins. they quoted for take out.

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