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“Good Italian food”

Rosa's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 105 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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 10 July 2014

A nice place for a meal , good choices and friendly service.Would go again. It was easy walk from our Motel

Thank Alan H
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Doug M, Owner at Rosa's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2015

Alan, thanks for the short and sweet review -- I hope I'll be welcoming you back sooner than later for more of that Italian food you enjoyed so much!

Kind regards,
Chef Doug M.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

My husband & I have a long standing tradition of always having dinner at Rosa's the first night we vacation in the Pismo Beach area. The restaurant has a rich history & has been in business a long time. The service & the food are superb. The prices are reasonable for the quality of the food, and the servers are very knowledgable. There are always delicious specials offered. There is a covered patio area but we've always eaten in the lovely dining room. The bar is gorgeous with blue hanging lights - very cool. Rosa's is a great place for a special occasion or just great dining. The dress is dressy casual to summer wear, but not right off the beach. Many locals are seen eating here. I always recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling in the area.

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

The "house salad" is both large, with lots of little pieces after the "normal green stuff" (tomatoes, olives, pepper, and salami), I love the eggplant parmagioni - along with bread and big glasses of water. wine and beer are available (for a price), and finally desert If you haven't already satisfied your appetite (which I do). My multiple visits continue to motivate me for another visit the next time that I'm over there...like maybe next week ?

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Thank Leon1958
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Great food, great price. Will go again on our next Pismo trip. Had a great time, the wait staff was awesome....

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Thank HDFred
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

The food was very tasty and presented perfectly. A very good selection of wine to accompany the meal. Would go back on my nex trip there.

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