We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rosa's Italian Restaurant

491 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2523
+1 805-773-0551
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (94 reviews)
“bread” (67 reviews)
“tutto mare” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
11:30 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
491 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2523
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (556)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 519 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I have eaten at Rosa's many times. The service is good in both the bar and food area. However, the food is not spectaular, but it is good and a value.

Thank mtotieb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rosa's only accepts reservations for groups of 6 or more. So, either get there early or very late! We got there just after 5 on a Friday evening and there were many tables available. We sat at a cozy corner table by the front window....More

Thank Robincafoxa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rosa's is where choose to go when we need a place for a good family dinner, where we take our own family for a relaxed atmosphere with good food at affordable price.

Thank Ralph B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant does not accept reservations so we walked in and paid the price of a long wait. The wait was worth it, service and food was very good. We had pizza, pasta, chicken and egg plant.. we really enjoyed coming here. When we return...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked in for dinner on a Friday night along with half of Pismo Beach. It seemed like the crowd was a normal occurrence there - the front of house staff was really hustling to get people checked in and seated, and to get tables cleaned...More

Thank nylanyc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I choose Rosa's for my birthday dinner because I wanted an authentic Italian dinner with my family of six. Right from the beginning Rosa's disappointed us by seating us on the patio in uncomfortable plastic seats, at a round table designed to fit four people,...More

Thank loras177
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Food was exceptional (I'll never again think all marinara sauce is the same), service impeccable, atmosphere lovely. All this, despite how busy it was with families visiting Cal Poly. What more can one say? What a wonderful holiday experience.

Thank LynneG40505
Reviewed 22 November 2017

A bit disappointing after reading some reviews and choosing this restaurant. It is a bit dated. Food OK maybe we went on an off day. Only stayed in Pismo one night so wasn't able to try it again.

Thank andreamckenna
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Came for their osso bucco but the waiter said they only had enough for 4 orders today!! Why? Make more please. So we had the lamb shank which was good but the frutti di mari was the best dish. The broth was fantastic. Great service.

Thank kpocampo
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at Rosa's, my spouse had pizza & clam chowder, I had their Tutto Mare: he got a good meal - the clam chowder was really good and the pizza okay, but the bottom was soggy. I got over-cook shell fish, overly chewy...More

Thank aleciaf
Nearby HotelsSee all 29 hotels in Pismo Beach
Sea Garden Motel
69 reviews
.09 km away
Ocean Palms Motel
337 reviews
.12 km away
Beachwalker Inn & Suites
157 reviews
.13 km away
Blue Seal Inn
84 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Cracked Crab
1,049 reviews
.27 km away
Mo's Smokehouse BBQ
505 reviews
.33 km away
Pismo Fish & Chips & Seafood Restaurant
283 reviews
.27 km away
Nearby Attractions
Monarch Butterfly Grove
830 reviews
1.31 km away
Pismo Pier
1,316 reviews
.49 km away
Pismo Beach Premium Outlets
142 reviews
1.09 km away
Sans Liege Wines
16 reviews
.38 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
26 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from Doug M | Property representative |
Hi there, the corkage fee is $10.00.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing