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“Outstanding food and service”

Rosa's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 109 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 8 March 2013

The best Italian restaurant in the 5 cities area. The food was excellent and the service was great. The staff kept our drinks full and made sure we were attended to. They were very busy and we had to park a block away, but it was worth it. Prices are reasonable and food portions are good sized. We'll be back.

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Reviewed 8 March 2013

Food is always fresh and DELICIOUS! Service is always A+ - Drinks are tasty (a little pricey) and as a Chicagoan I LOVE their Italian Sausage (it is hard to get good Italian Sausage in CA). Food prices are not bad and they stick to what they know ITALIAN FOOD!

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Reviewed 7 March 2013

Have you ever been to a restaurant where you waited so long for your food that you thought your waiter had forgotten about you? Well, that was our experience at Rosa's. When the food finally arrived, it was nothing special.

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Reviewed 19 February 2013

Ate here for the first time recently. Excellent food, fantastic service. The chicken parmagiana, Chicken Piccata, and Shrimp and Scallops pasta all considered wonderful by our party. Our waiter was there whenever we needed him. Good atmosphere though it got a bit chilly. I would highly recommend Rosa's for a fine dining experience.

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Reviewed 26 January 2013

Friendly professional service with homemade entrees. This place is reasonably priced for the type of restaurant it is. They have a wenesday night ciappino that is excellent.

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