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.

Cafe Roma

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1020 Railroad Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4450 (Santa Rosa)
+1 805-541-6800
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 138: English reviews
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an authentic italian restaurante with a varied mediterranean menu. Nice decoration inside and good service.

Thank Bruno S
Folsom, California, United States
Level Contributor
55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Wife and I, Osso buco octopus appetizer pizza chianti 2 glasses pino grino 1glass lots of great bread one bottle pelligrino + tip $101.00 . Great meal highly recommend.

Thank William F
San Luis Obispo, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

average ambiance good food but very expensive for family or moderate income sometimes the vegetable&meat is good

Thank investincalifornia
Palm Springs, California
Level Contributor
162 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We had a marvelous evening eating in the bar. Jeff our bartender recommended great selections for us. We started with the beet salad, one of the best beet salads around. My husband and I enjoyed the highly recommended carbonara. Great selection of wines. We enjoyed meeting and chatting with the owner Marko. We will definitely make a return trip.

Thank Pumpvixen
San Mateo
Level Contributor
187 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great service but my Tortellini was under cooked and had no flavor. The porcini sauce was as tasteless and did nothing to the tortellini. Perhaps the chef was having an off day.

Thank Fulldistance
San Luis Obispo County, California
Level Contributor
44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

6 of us went to this place on a Saturday night. We were seated promptly and our server was right there. Food was very good, service was good, but the owner was fabulous. Moving between the tables, greeting people as they arrived, overseeing the servers, the man could not be faulted. It was packed, yet we were never hurried, and... More 

Thank M K
Visalia, California
Level Contributor
39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner for our anniversary. Beautiful ambience. But their menu is a little small. Was surprised they didn't have any entrees with a white sauce. My wife loves the white sauce or a red, but she still enjoyed her meal. The waiter wasn't quite as friendly almost as if he got offended because my wife wanted a dish... More 

Thank Pedro P
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We (family of 5) stopped in for a quick lunch before departing to LA. Great martini's, calamari, cafe Roma salad and the angel hair pasta was too good to leave behind!!! Restaurant across the street from train...convenient!

Thank Gina P
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Revisited here after 25 years. The location has changed slightly, but the new building is much larger and the furniture and ambiance was romantic and elegant. The food is a cut above many restaurants in the area and the staff were there at a glance. Had one of the specials and was very pleased. The cannoli were wonderful. Wish we... More 

Thank Maria-Teresa W
Robinson, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
219 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We ate at the bar area. The bartender Jeff was outstanding-not only was he the bartender but he was also the waiter. The place was packed & he was still very attentive. We had a couple of Bellini cocktails which were very refreshing. We tried the Beef Ravioli with salad-both very fresh.

Thank susan c

Travellers who viewed Cafe Roma also viewed

San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County

Been to Cafe Roma? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 35
Mediterranean, Italian, Healthy
After-hours, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 Railroad Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4450
    (Santa Rosa)
  • Public Transportation: Across the street from the San Luis Obispo Train Station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-541-6800
Since 1980, the Rizzo family has been serving authentic Italian cuisine in San Luis Obispo's Historic Railroad District. Enjoy homemade pastas, steaks, 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 garden patio, full service bar, and elegant dining room are popular destinations. Café Roma accommodates many special occasions and business functions with its private dining options and banquet room.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cafe Roma and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Cafe Roma 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?