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I love Goshi's. I have been coming here for over 25 years and have always had a fabulous meal. Everything they prepare is amazing, sushi is super fresh and always a variety on the fresh fish board. It is the only authentic Japanese owned and operated sushi bar on the Central Coast. I eat here at least twice a week and look forward to coming every time. Some of my most memorable dining experiences have been at Goshi's. MoreOpenTable Diner -
First, we have never had a bad meal here or even a minor complaint. The Brothers know how to make excellent food! This trip to the restaurant - 45 minutes from home near Pismo Beach - was with two other couples to celebrate my birthday. I said "fabulous Prime Rib" and they said "we're in!". And, as always, it was fabulous. So tender and tasty, you wonder how they do it. There are now four more addicts, vying for those tables, so be sure to have reservations. We were there on a Monday evening, no holiday, at 5pm and within an hour all the tables were full. Seriously, make that reservation and go. You will not be disappointed. MoreOpenTable Diner -
The onion rings are essential!!! Crisp, tasty and easily shared among 5 of us. Every dish was to each person’s delight. I especially loved the sand dabs which were in a browned butter and herb glaze. Service, as always, was impeccable. The spicy mango margarita sublime. Frank Family Zin was quite yummy. MoreOpenTable Diner -
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Anything grilled is "divine" and the rest of the menu is "delectable" at the "charming" Italian in Santa Barbara known for its "excellent" execution of "simple" pasta, meats and other classics plus a "fantastic" wine list with many available by the glass; it's a local "favorite", so reservations are a must.More
Il Tegamino is a family run restaurant in Carmel-by-the-Sea specializing in authentic Southern Italian Comfort Food.
The cozy restaurant transports you to the look and feel of a restaurant on the Amalfi Coast, complete with lemon trees adorning the courtyard.
With just 18 seats inside and 24 seats outdoors, it is important to note our table types, Standard tables are indoor tables in our petite dining room. Often our guests make friends with locals dining near them!
Outdoor tables are in our courtyard. The courtyard is a more quiet atmosphere compared to indoors and is great for romantic dates. Our outdoor tables are covered and have heaters/blankets, but jackets on colder nights are recommended.
Due to our cozy size, table types are not changeable once reservations are set.
Established in 2015, Il Tegamino is owned by Giuseppe Panzuto and his wife Colleen. Giuseppe was born and raised in Napoli, Italy and enjoys sharing his culture and cuisine with guests More
Indulge Restaurant is where traditional American cuisine and creative fine dining meet. Located inside The Oaks Hotel, one of the newest and most beautiful hotels in Paso Robles, Indulge is open to its gracious guests staying at the hotel as well as all hungry visitors looking for an A-list breakfast buffet or gourmet dining experience.
Highly rated for our service and quality, we don't want our diners to simply enjoy their experience, we want them to indulge.More
Discover California Central Coast
The California Central Coast is home to beautiful beaches, and it is also a major source of fresh seafood for local restaurants. Enjoy a locally caught Cajun-style Albacore tuna steak, panko-crusted and topped with wasabi coleslaw and sliced avocado. Elsewhere, you may prefer the halibut, which is in season year-round in the area and guaranteed to be fresh. Order it lightly cooked in lemon and butter, sauteed in wine, butter, garlic, and capers and served over pasta or with potatoes. The coast has more than seafood, as residents and visitors can relish a California beet salad made with sliced beets over butter lettuce and liberally sprinkled goat cheese dressed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.