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Cafe Roma - San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA
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Cafe Roma - San Luis Obispo

4.7
4.7
1428 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
The Rizzo family has been serving authentic Italian cuisine in San Luis Obispo's Historic Railroad District for 36 years. Enjoy homemade pastas, steaks, pizza, and seafood made from the finest local ingredients––classic dishes like Osso Buco with Saffron Risotto and Tortelli di Zucca. From a vintage Italian bike hanging from the bar ceiling to the Murano glass chandeliers and Tuscan murals, Café Roma is a celebration of what people love about Italy. The covered garden patio, full service bar, and elegant dining room are popular destinations for local vintners, families, travelers, and professionals alike.
The extensive wine list changes monthly, always with additions of new, exciting Central Coast and Italian finds, while fresh farmers market produce is a part of every meal.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Bistro, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 541-6800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Saro and Maria Rizzo

  • Catering

    Café Roma caters special events on request for groups as large as 500 guests. Each event is extraordinarily custom depending on the customer’s needs for staffing, rentals, service, etc. Planning is orchestrated by Café Roma’s owners, managers, and professional event staff. If you are simply needing food prepared for your special event that you plan to pick up from the restaurant and service yourself, please take a look at the Catering for Pick Up Menu at caferomaslo.com/catering. If you require delivery for your food “To Go” please visit www.caferomaslo.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Café Roma has a variety of event spaces, including the Deruta Banquet Room (capacity 80 lunch/dinner, 100 reception), the Garden Patio (capacity 50), and the Sala (capacity 40). Spaces ideal for wedding rehearsal dinners, celebrations, memorials, company parties, and medical or financial dinners.

  • Private party contact

    Lisa Rizzo: (855) 781-6553

  • Neighborhood

    San Luis Obispo

  • Cross street

    Santa Rosa

  • Parking details

    Abundant free parking in front of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Across the street from the San Luis Obispo Train Station.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Raid The Wine Cellar Tueday

    Multiple dates available
    Come in and enjoy wine bottles from our wine list at 1/2 the price. Limit 2 per table. Wines to be consumed at the restaurant. Price limit $100.00 wines.

Offers

  • Raid the Wine Cellars Tuesday's

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Every Tuesday come in and raid our wine list and enjoy your favorite wines or try the bottle your always wanted to try for 1/2 the price. We have a wide selection of local wines as well as a fun and diverse collection of Italian selections.

Popular dishes

What 1,428 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Food

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Value

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Fit for Foodies

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Notable Wine List

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Outdoor Dining

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Most Booked

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  1. MK

    MatthewK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best Italian restaurant in SLO County. There might be some great dishes at other places, but the overall quality here is unparalleled, as is the service.
  2. K

    Kirk

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Were seated on the patio for dinner because my wife who is handicapped had a service dog. We had a reservation and asked to be seated inside but were still told we have to sit on the patio even though they had open tables inside. We sat next to another couple who also had a service dog and they complained of the same thing. After one hour, we had only had our salad and bread and were freezing. We asked for the manager and was told he busy. I found him sitting in the bar watching tv with a gentleman who seemed to also be a manager. I asked if we could be moved inside the restaurant which was now empty because we were freezing and were not getting service. Both asked what the problem was as they commented there were heaters for those on the patio. I explained that we were freezing (temp low 40's) and they argued that the heaters were working fine. My wife wanted to leave so we got up to leave. At that point, both managers starting insulting us saying that we were just trying to cause problems as they insisted that the heaters were working fine. I told them they were both idiots and I helped my wife up to leave. They said good and don't come back and at that point the other two parties on the patio also got up to leave. Then one of the managers got very vocal and blamed us for the other customers leaving. The other manager got physical and started pushing us out the door! These two managers are crazy! NEVER coming back and highly recommend others to avoid this place! Especially if you have a service pet!

    Cafe Roma - San Luis ObispoResponded 1 day agoWe are not going to get into all the blatant innacuracies with your review...they are too many. After you requested to be moved inside, an inside table was being set and it was offered to you per your request. You insisted on leaving (without paying) and started cursing profane vulgarities in a loud mannner in front of other patrons. You were asked not to curse, but you continued to do so. Not appropriate Thanksgiving mannners to say the least. Other customers were happy when you left.

  3. MW

    MaryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent classic Thanksgiving dinner. Service was terrific. Turkey was perfectly cooked with the fixings. Pumpkin pie for dessert was perfect. Enjoyed the appetizers too. Did not have to wait to be seated which was a real plus given the large Thanksgiving crowd.
  4. RM

    RamieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Roma was busy on Thanksgiving But that didn’t affect the service, food and atmosphere! As always Marco and his team were excellent in every regard. Ramie Manderscheid
  5. F

    Fildo

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    We caught our waiter at the end of a long and harried shift, so we understand to an extent. Service was slow: our order wasn’t taken until 45 minutes after we were seated, and we weren’t able to order drinks to wait with. My wife asked for glasses of Champagne for her and our DIL, and was brought a split of Asti Spumante and a single glass. My wife commented she had asked for Champagne, and was informed this was the only “champagne” offered by the glass. She reluctantly accepted this, only to discover that this was a very sweet asti, not at all to her taste. My wife asked the waiter about the sign at the door announcing Veuve Cliquot Champagne available at the bar. He returned with a split of Veuve Cliquot, and said this was all he could find, but it was $55! We said, “Perfect! We’ll have that then.” Two of us ordered the short ribs, and two the turkey, and all of us enjoyed What we ordered, although conversations were severely hampered by the noise level. The waiter brought the check after collecting our plates and taking our dessert orders, which I thought strange, but we were nearing the end of our 2 hour allotted time, so I thought the waiter was feeling the time pressure. After I paid, the waiter thanked us, and wished us well, etc., and I noted to him we had not had our dessert yet. He was embarrassed and quickly brought our desserts.
  6. CG

    CarolG

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful thanksgiving dinner. Evening though they were booked, we got our table at the reserved time. The service was friendly, relaxed and efficient.
  7. JR

    JimR

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving at Cafe Roma has become our holiday family tradition. Not having to cook the whole dinner makes the day totally relaxing and fun. My husband and I also enjoy anniversaries and birthdays there. Makes all those days seem special.
  8. s

    slomurf

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our dinner at Cafe Roma was top notch. It’s a white tablecloth venue and the orchestration of the whole evening was spot on – great timing! Best of all the food significantly exceeded expectations!
  9. T

    Tbear

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful holiday meal—we ate in the bar, which was enjyable and very comfortable.
  10. AB

    AngelaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Thanksgiving dinner at Cafe Roma was delicious. I don't like to pay big $ for dishes that I can do better at home. No problem here, everything was superb!
  11. CC

    CarolC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We wanted Thanksgiving to be simple and easy. Over the years we've done this and are always delighted with the food. Great turkey with enough for left overs today!!!
  12. CB

    ChristinaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambience inside and outside on the patio. You feel like your transported to Italy. The flavor and quality of the food is amazing. The staff were very friendly and the owners are wonderful people.
  13. JW

    JasonW

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Roma exceeded our expectations The food was delicious
  14. KH

    KerryH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Usually one of our very favorite Italian restaurants. Service was excellent.
  15. M

    Minou

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure bringing new folks to enjoy the food and wine.
  16. NN

    NoNamePlease

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Took a chance on entrees we haven’t had before.. unfortunately the veal in the veal scalloping was quite tough, and the squid ink pasta in the seafood special had the taste and texture of shoelaces
  17. WF

    WineFoodieGal

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was popping in there the evening we were in. Our server was spectacular, even with the crowds. Food is always great at Cafe Roma. Wine list is really one of the best in the county.
  18. SM

    ScottM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food & service were just as outstanding as our last visit. Fresh ingredients & simple, classic dishes.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved all our food - we ordered the pizza, lasagna, fettuccini Alfredo, & gnocchi. Dessert - chocolate mousse. Service was excellent & I loved the atmosphere. I would definitely come again.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great food and outstanding service.
  21. PF

    1PasoFoodie

    Orange County

    62 reviews

    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers are so professional, food buonissimo, atmosphere comfortable, prices affordable. What more could you ask for from a local gem?
  22. TP

    TinaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great local spot and amazing food! Our server Keisha was also the BEST! We will be going back regularly!
  23. JH

    JonH

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always feel like family here. Great dinner celebration for my birthday.
  24. M

    Minou

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took our daughter and she loved it. Love trying new dishes and drinks
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner with friends. Always a great experience and food!
  26. KM

    KathleenM

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was delicious and our server Hannah was the best!
  27. h

    heidiw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy food and great ambience. Will definitely be back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a romantic couples getaway or a family dinner out as there are at least three separate dining areas maybe more. I’ve been there twice recently and the food and service was excellent on both occasions. Their beef carpaccio was excellent and veal options wonderful as well I recently had the veal piccata but had the veal Parmesan last time. Both tasty. Good wine list and bartender cranked out super lemon drop martinis as well. Fun presentation of an apple pie dessert. Thank you.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Service was quick and professional.
  30. T

    Tonyc

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hannah was our server and was very attentive and had great suggestions for food and beverages. We would return the next time we are in the area.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We came to dinner to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday. The restaurant was fantastic. The old world charm and atmosphere were amazing. The food was excellent. I will recommend to friends and family. Will definately come back.
  32. M

    Minou

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Van, our server, was there very soon after we sat down took appetizer order, opened our wine and explained the dinner specials. We listened to his recommendations and ordered. Rib eye and scampi both delicious. Will return again soon.
  33. AG

    AlexG

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Great food, but understaffed so service was lacking. It took us about 45 minutes just to place our order.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here a couple years ago. Knew I would be in the area so I decided to make a reservation for dinner. They never disappoint always have good service and food.
  35. KM

    KarenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have never had anything but a superlative meal at Café Roma. Service is always as fine as the food.
  36. S

    Scott

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were able to utilize the Open Table bit to get a reservation. Thanks for that. We had a terrific dinner and everyone was pleased with their meal and ambiance. We closed down the outdoor venue as the last guests to leave and we commented to each other that we were never rushed to wrap it up and we appreciated that - very European in that respect. Good work!
  37. R

    Rach

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the service to food, everything was impeccable.
  38. PQ

    PQueen

    Orange County

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food highlights were the Black Manhattan cocktail, the fish special, and the discovery that wines are half off on Tuesdays. 😊 Excellent service, pleasant ambience.
  39. DB

    DottorBob

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Only negative thing about Roma was sitting at the ends of the 6 person table: it was made somewhat uncomfortable by the metal framework of the table: a horizontal bar on each end of the table that was raised a bit and made sitting there a touch troublesome.
  40. MC

    MichaelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Fresh veg is and polite, professional service. Always the best food and service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe Roma - San Luis Obispo using the Order Online button. Cafe Roma - San Luis Obispo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 541-6800.

Cafe Roma - San Luis Obispo is rated 4.7 stars by 1428 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Cafe Roma - San Luis Obispo

1020 Railroad Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Santa Rosa

  • Neighborhood

    San Luis Obispo

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Bistro, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Abundant free parking in front of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    Across the street from the San Luis Obispo Train Station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Saro and Maria Rizzo

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 541-6800

  • Catering

    Café Roma caters special events on request for groups as large as 500 guests. Each event is extraordinarily custom depending on the customer’s needs for staffing, rentals, service, etc. Planning is orchestrated by Café Roma’s owners, managers, and professional event staff. If you are simply needing food prepared for your special event that you plan to pick up from the restaurant and service yourself, please take a look at the Catering for Pick Up Menu at caferomaslo.com/catering. If you require delivery for your food “To Go” please visit www.caferomaslo.com.

  • Private party facilities

    Café Roma has a variety of event spaces, including the Deruta Banquet Room (capacity 80 lunch/dinner, 100 reception), the Garden Patio (capacity 50), and the Sala (capacity 40). Spaces ideal for wedding rehearsal dinners, celebrations, memorials, company parties, and medical or financial dinners.

  • Private party contact

    Lisa Rizzo: (855) 781-6553

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