Rosa's is a family-owned and operated Italian Restaurant located in the heart of Pismo Beach, California.
With second generation Executive Chef Douglas Cristallo MacMillan in the kitchen, Rosa's combines the best of old and new world thinking, to create a wonderful full-flavored and well-rounded menu.
Doug is an Award-Winning and European-Trained chef, and he delights his guests with the highest quality and finest blend of traditional Italian cuisine. His California innovations have an added emphasis on freshness and simplicity. The result is exciting food, as satisfying as it is up-to-date.
Recipes have been developed over many years, based on different seasons and current tastes. Specialties of the house include Cioppino on Wednesday, Osso Bucco on Thursday, and freshly-made Tiramisu. Local produce and seafood are ordered on a daily basis, thus ensuring the highest quality, freshest ingredients. Rosa's award-winning wine list features local California as well as imported wines that compliment the Italian cuisine. Rosa's also offers a fine selection of premium cigars, and a fully-stocked bar.
Rosa's has several 1st Place awards from the Pismo Beach Clam Festival for their "Italian style" clam chowder . Rosa's has also received the Pismo Beach Business of the Year Award in 1998, and again in 2008. Additionally, in 1996, Rosa's received the Fleur-de-Lis Award for excellence in fine cuisine and service.
Doug is also proud to display his many awards for his mouth-watering Cioppino.
Located at 491 Price street in Pismo Beach, Rosa's is also proud to have served many of the famous. Past celebrity guests include: Christina Applegate, Gillian Anderson, Burt Reynolds, Pierce Brosnan, Rick Moranis and Pernell Roberts.
The light and airy dining room opens to a spacious and heated patio that attracts an animated crowd of locals and tourists, both day and night. Best of all, the moderate prices and unpretentious ambiance that have made Rosa's so popular remains firmly in place. It is easy to see why Rosa's is favored among so many.