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Gina's Italian Restaurant

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138 E Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-2702
+1 805-481-3266
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Arroyo Grande, California
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Italian restaurants are always either good or great. Gina's is very good, not great, but far superior than average. Stick to the specials. You will be super happy and the prices are aligned with the food and service.

Thank Victor L
Arroyo Grande, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Try the Rigatoni Pesto with grilled chicken and roasted pine nuts.... delicious. They also service delicious bread with lunch and dinner. This is a great local place.

Thank Simon L
Grants Pass, Oregon
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197 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We manage to get to the central California coast about once a year and always make it to Gina's for lunch. We have never been disappointed. The butternut squash raviolis are absolutely delicious! Others in our group were equally pleased with their meals. Service was very good and nice atmosphere. Highly recommended. (Get the butternut raviolis).

Thank Tom B
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309 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We came here on the recommendation of our hotel concierge, who suggested that we could get an excellent Italian meal here. I respectfully disagree: it was not an excellent Italian meal (mediocre to pretty good, at best). We enjoyed our visit to Gina's, but not for the food. We had a table at the window and had great views of... More 

1 Thank Connie I
Arroyo Grande, California
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Fond memories of Gina's are a thing of the past. The atmosphere is not very comfortable, and the food does not stand up to the finer Italian restaurants in San Luis Obispo County. We drive the extra miles to Pismo Beach for Italian meals.

1 Thank Stephen D
Pismo Beach, California
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Been going to Gina's for years... to meet friends, have a business meeting, or just to relax with a glass of wine. Small intimate Italian restaurant with great food, service and small town ambience. No TVs, just the sounds of happy people enjoying the many selections they have. Known for their raviolis and local wine selection, Gina's is a special... More 

Thank Pismodise
Santa Maria, California
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 December 2016

My husband and I ate at Gina's on a weeknight,so unfortunately we didn't try any of their interesting wine list. We did , however, try the eggplant parmgiana appetizer which was very good. The sauce was tasty , the eggplant tender and filled with cheese. I had the pollo marsala, which was a very large portion, with fresh green beans(... More 

Thank srateapot
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived for dinner at this quaint small restaurant around 6:30 without reservations on a weeknight and we had to wait. If possible make reservations. The food was good and the serving sizes were generous. They had the best tiramisu I have had in a long time.

Thank greatfultravelr
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Easy to find, generous portions of fresh food, patio eating available. A great dinner at a fair price!

Thank cissy3
Atascadero, California
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The service and food are outstanding, and a good wine list. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars from me is because the menus is pretty traditional and the decor is pretty basic. I would absolutely recommend this place for a very nice Italian meal.

1 Thank Charles G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 E Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-2702
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Arroyo Grande
  • Phone Number: +1 805-481-3266

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?