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“Great, as usual”

Rosa's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 115 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 28 June 2018 via mobile

Rosas is such a nice restaurant to eat at for dinner. The food has always been good and service is top notch. The waiters/servers are attentive and professional. They keep track of the patrons making sure all are being tended to. The food is always hot and fresh tasting. A must eat restaurant.

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

A group of us drove four hours to Pismo Beach and one couple made reservations at Rosa's because of good reviews. We were all exceptionally pleased with the atmosphere, food, and especially our waiter--Richie--who went out of his way to take care of us and describe the menu items. We'll definitely go back.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We've eaten at Rosa's on numerous occasions, however this was the first time we did take-out. This visit at Pismo we decided to eat in and enjoy our room. We've always had positive experiences with the food and service and this was no exception. The take-out portions are VERY generous. We ordered the lasagna and beef ravioli. The only complaint we had was regarding the ravioli. While the portion was generous and the sauce was tasty, the beef had a very odd texture to it, to the point of being spongy. This was strange, as we've had the ravioli on previous occasions. Not sure if they've changed the recipe or it was just an off night.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Great find in Pismo Beach. This restaurant has been around for a long time. Food is very good and the service is acceptable. The menu is varied so everyone can find an entree they will enjoy. THe enclosed patio is a nice spot for dinner. It gets busy but they don't take reservations so call ahead to check availability.

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Driving through and stayed night in Pismo Beach. Walked in to Rosa's. Seated in less than 5 minutes (party of 2). Opening bread was wonderful. Halter Ranch Cab by the glass great taste and pairing. Arugula salad, special was Korean shirt ribs. Wife had pasta. Finished with tiramisu and coffee. A really great tasting meal, and our server was great. Very personable and had recommendations. Would go again for sure.

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