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Cafe Roma - San Luis Obispo
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.
Raid The Wine Cellar Tueday
Multiple dates availableCome 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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
house-made with béchamel and Bolognese ragu
thinly sliced raw beef crudo, capers, light mustard, arugula, and parmesan
Grilled Salmon Piccata
grilled salmon, wine, capers, lemon with vegetable
Great Italian restaurant in SLO, just across from train station. I liked the relaxed vibe, away from lots of the crowd downtown. The food was great. Our party had the beet salad, which featured generous slices of red and orange beets over butter lettuce, the calamari appetizer, which was perfectly crisp and generously portioned, halibut nicely served with a red sauce, oso bucco, and lamb shank. The latter was deliciously prepared. All were in generous portions. Tuesday is half price wine night, so we ended up ordering 2 bottles from an already reasonably-priced list with well thought-out local Central Coast and Italian wines. Our server was friendly, enthusiastic, and efficient. Can't wait to go back again.
Delicious food and reasonably priced. Tuesday 1/2 price wine by the bottle deal is great.
Our server was wonderful! She was very helpful and very funny. We had a great time!
Really enjoyed Cafe Roma. Extensive menu and everything our party of four ordered was excellent. Warm, friendly staff with good ambiance. The only knock that any of our group had was that COVID mask compliance among multiple staff members was poor, notably less than other area restaurants, and because it was widespread, we had to assume there is lax staff culture regarding COVID. This issue bothered some in our party, although we were all vaccinated and thoroughly liked everything else.
Food always great every time I come here. Too bad on this occasion with a room that wasnt busy we had to wait a long time for food and had starving kids (40 min wait).
Cafe Roma is my favorite Italian restaurant in San Luis Obispo. The food is always amazing and the service is wonderful. Any food on their menu is delicious and very filling!
Taking our 22 year old son out for birthday dinner. Our only issue was that once we were seated, we didn’t get service for approximately 20 minutes. The server indicated there was a miscommunication and was apologetic. Other than that, it was a great meal experience.
We had a wonderful meal at Cafe Roma and the waiter and owner were so friendly. We’ll surely visit again the next we visit SLO.
This is a charming restaurant with a positive staff but sadly it seems like no one is tasting the food or checking to make sure food is prepared well before serving it. Broccoli was so under cooked that even the use of a steak knife with pressure did not dent it and the pasta dish was so “a la dente” it was hard to chew.
We wanted to love this restaurant because it has so much charter and the menu looked good but things did not seem to be prepared well.
Delicious pizza and our server, Roxandra, was great!
I’ve never had a bad experience here!
The food is always delicious. Great servers- especially Roxandra and Hannah! We’ll be back soon!
Wonderful food. Only complaint is that it was really noisy, a bit hard to hear conversations.
Good food and great people. Carpaccio was particularly good.
This was some of the best food we have ever had. The Ossobuco was tender and wonderful, served over saffron rice. Our server Roxandra made our evening even better with her quick wit and excellent service. We are both Italian and both highly recommend Cafe Roma.
Delicious, authentic Italian food. Family owned restaurant. Great service.
As always, we love our evenings at Cafe Roma. Our server Chris was fantastic.
Not the best meal at CR. We fine there frequently. Tonight everything just seemed off. The food was not very interesting. The sauces were very bland. The veal was a little chewy. The carpaccio was good. The service was a little scattered.
We enjoyed dinner a few years ago at Cafe Roma. Saturday evening was not the same experience. Our server seemed scattered, and we were constantly looking for her for our wine, bread, dinner and to pay the check.
Offerings show on their website had not been updated which was very disappointing. We were hoping to pay the additional $8.25 for a dinner salad and dessert with our entry but we were told that was no longer an option and was not honored after speaking with the manager.
The table next to us brought their yappy dog who growled and barked throughout the evening. Very annoying.
We'll plan to go to Rosa's in Pismo next time, one of our favorites!
Fantastic food, service, ambiance. Always a great time!
We loved our early reservation. Our meal was un hurried, over the top delicious and our server could not have been better. It is always a special treat for us to dine at Cafe Roma, and our out of town family insists upon it when they come to town!!
Everything was great!!
Our server was David and we experienced extremely poor service, as he forgot our order and had to ask us twice. We also had to ask for the check, dessert menu and for a box several times. The food was adequate but I was expecting much better.
Tasty food, solid wine list. Felt charming and cozy. I was really pleasantly surprised!
The food was not that great. The soup was watery (minestrone) and the risotto was undercooked. I would not go back.
Food and service was excellent. Real authentic Italian food. The Osso Buco was delicious.
Food was wonderful. So was the atmosphere. Our server, Dave, was great! All in all, a comfortable and fun return to local dining!
Roxanne was an amazing waitress!
It was great for a family dinner, we could all hear each other without feeling like we were making too much noise ourselves. Great experience all around!!
Great service and delicious meal. Excellent tiramisu.
We celebrated our Anniversary and enjoyed the ambiance, food and service!
Our server Dave was the best very personable and funny.
We were not expecting the special lamb entree to cost $48!!! Very high priced.
Good atmosphere and friendly service. The food preparation was a bit dated. The burrata appetizer was good but was spoiled by its sheer size and all the roasted red peppers. I could've fed a small family with that. Similarly, the housemade ravioli was wonderful at first. A delicious filling with a light fresh pasta surrounding it. But the bolognese on it was clearly not fresh, unartfully presented, and surprisingly no one even offered grated parmesan cheese. So, good friendly place, terrific service, OK food, and OK to go but do not have high culinary ambitions.
wonderful in every way! delicious food, superb service......always try to eat here when i'm in SLO!
An excellent dining experience as I booked this for treating my cousins from Mexico for dinner. Great safety measures but better than that, the food was very, very good. I am from Sonoma County so this was a shot in the dark.
Twice in the last two weeks after several years. Excellent service and delicious food - lots of choices now on the central coast- don’t miss Cafe Roma.
Had the Cafe Roma salad to start and veal scaloppine, both very good. Nice to finally sit inside again socially distanced of course but they do have a beautiful patio. Inside great views of the mountains. The owner stopped by and we visited for a while. Very hospitable, gracious host and friendly to us. Had not been to Roma in a while and was like visiting an old great friend. Finished off our meal with a perfectly done Tiramasu and off we went for a stroll around the great neighborhood on way back to our hotel.
Charming restaurant and a nice dining experience. There's indoor & outdoor seating. Basic Italian fair and worth consideration if you are in the area.
Very good food for a fair price. Our server was friendly, but slow. He said that he had been working at the restaurant for one month and had not sampled the entire menu. We have dined at the restaurant 3-4 times in the past and have enjoyed the overall experience.
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Cafe Roma - San Luis Obispo is rated 4.7 stars by 1228 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.