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Giuseppe’s Cucina Rustica

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849 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (Monterey/ Morro)
+1 805 541 9922
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Dana Point, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were told Giuseppe's was a local favorite so we decided to give it a try. It was crowded with a 45 minute wait (on a Sunday night over Presidents weekend). Luckily we found seats at the bar which our kids could sit at too - a plus! Food was excellent, service was excellent and the owner came and checked... More 

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Thank Kerry Q
Atascadero, Ca
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had lunch last weekend at Giuseppe's new location at the "bottom" of Monterey St. in downtown SLO. The design of the restaurant has a comfortable "San Francisco feel" to it with a deli style take out at the front, booths along the side, tables lining the middle, rooms in the back and an outside terrace after that. Leif met... More 

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Thank TMG086
Los Osos, California
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food for every taste and price range. Great atmosphere and location is very easy to get to. Ciopino was very full of every kind of seafood and had a taste to remember. Fresh bread with an olive oil, garlic, parmesan dipping.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about the new Giuseppes is great. The food, ambiance, decor and service. It's a fun place to go and meet your friends or have a date night.

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Thank Norene C
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The new location is a lot brighter and more welcoming. The food and service was very good as well. The only downside is having such a small take out food area at the entrance.

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Thank Tyler D
San Luis Obispo, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this recently re-located old favorite in SLO. Their new location is beautiful, inviting, and comfortable. Best deal in the world is happy hour at the bar ---just try to get a table! Fireplace in the adjoining nook is so inviting on a cold, rainy night. Calamari and eggplant appetizers are amazing and the portions are perfect. Nice house wine... More 

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Thank connie c
danville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally new experience in the newly relocated Giuseppis. Close to old location in an old, I mean old, brewery, it has been made into a beautiful modern airy restaurant. Liked everything about it. The food as good as before and the server charming. Outside seating looked nice. Prices ok.

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Visalia, Ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was delicious, but the portions were a little small. I sat at the counter and my service was mediocre. One of the hostesses had to come in to assist. I was never offered a refill on my drink.

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Thank eduardocali
Cleveland, Ohio
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our discovery of this spot was a pleasant surprise. The atmosphere is enjoyable and the service great. My wife and I coped with the oversized portions by getting one entree salad and one entree sandwich and then sharing. That made for a delicious and balanced meal.

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Thank Oliver S
San Luis Obispo, California
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

absolutely love the new location!!! it feels more intimate and cozy. it just has a more personal style. a friend and i decided on the fly to try to new location. instead of just having lunch, to really DO lunch. the chicken parmesan special was just amazing. light and fresh. the ahi tuna salad magnificent. a glass of ancient peaks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 849 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
    (Monterey/ Morro)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805 541 9922
Description
Welcome to Palazzo Giuseppe’s, downtown San Luis Obispo!
Our Italian regional specialties are indicative to the Pugliese region in Italy, particularly Bari, a seaport on the Adriatic Sea from which most of our recipes originate. We hope you will enjoy and appreciate our great loyalty to the distinctive dishes, all of which we prepare with genuine and natural ingredients and methods. Our bread is baked from scratch every day in a wood-burning oven imported from Italy. Each loaf is made by hand, allowed to rise four times and slow-cooked to achieve the truly rustic appearance and taste you would find in a Baresi seaside village.
DiFronzo is dedicated to producing & growing as many heirloom, organic vegetables, & fruits from his family farm as possible. Gelato, pizzas, & specialties including his estate grown Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, & Syrah. All of this takes time but to us it is an art and a labor of love. We are truly committed to bringing you "cucina genuina."

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