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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Parioli Italian Bistro

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
647 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2215
+1 858-755-2525
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 23:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 135: English reviews
Merriam, Kansas
Level Contributor
84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in town for business recently, and ended up staying next door at the Holiday Inn Express. Dining options were pretty limited in this area, so I took my chances with the only restaurant that was within walking distance. It ended up being a good choice. Food was good, drinks were strong, and the service was better than average.

Thank Partssales
Temecula, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Parioli's is a great place for fabulous food. Daily specials and attentive staff along with a quaint atmosphere make it a go to spot.

Thank jtrockingt
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We stayed a walking distance from this restaurant and gave it a shot. So glad we did. It's on the expensive side, but the food was very good and they have a few dishes where they make their own pasta! It was terrific. Would visit again.

Thank ohiojc
Johnston, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The restaurant was a short walk from our place. Glad we stop in! The food was great. I had the sausage and rabe over pasta and my wife had the artichokes. They served bread with an olive oil and garlic dipping, really, really good. The service was very good.

Thank Michael L
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We flew across country on business, and decided to dine early. This restaurant was next door to the hotel we are staying at, which made it very convenient for walking after having been in planes and cars all day. We found the restaurant very cozy, only 12 tables, with a nice warming fire in the fireplace. Service was prompt and... More 

Thank mulliganshores
Costa Mesa, California
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This was a charming and romantic restaurant. It has a warm and inviting atmosphere. There are big beautiful windows that open onto a lovely patio. Great wine selection and the lobster ravioli was amazing! It is so close to the beach, you can go for a walk on the beach after dinner. I highly recommend this for a romantic dinner... More 

Thank AGMoto
Phoenix, AZ
Level Contributor
56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Stopped in for an early dinner on a Wednesday. My wife and I split an Arrugula salad. She had the Linguini Puttanesca and I had the Tagliatelle Bolognese. Both dishes were well prepared and very tasty. Our server was helpful and efficient. Overall, a nice experience for the money. Highly recommended!

Thank Arizona_RoadRunner
El Cajon, California
Level Contributor
391 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My wife and I went to the Parioli Italian Bistro tonight which is located on highway 101 in Solana Beach, very close to the Del Mar Fair grounds, for a cooking demonstration class and dinner. The class was a very informative and relaxing experience. We purchase a Groupon on line for the class which was held at a very nice... More 

Thank grandslamhomer
Philadelphia, PA
Level Contributor
53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Parioli was just ok. It honestly was nothing special in my opinion. I ordered the lobster ravioli in a blush sauce and while it was delicious, the order came with 5 ravioli for $25. Not worth the price. Two other people were in my party and I do not remember what they ordered. The décor was somewhat outdated. I wish... More 

Thank Patricia E
Oceanside, California
Level Contributor
49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We took our friends to the Cooking Class (demonstration, actually, - - not "Hands On", as we had expected, but none the less informative, interactive and DELICIOUS! The demonstration was very thorough and easy to follow (hand-out with the recipes were given to us to follow and take home). The demonstrator, Antonio, was charming, delightful, and VERY knowledgeable and passionate... More 

Thank Padycake

Travellers who viewed Parioli Italian Bistro also viewed


Been to Parioli Italian Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 647 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-755-2525

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Parioli Italian Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?