Pismo Beach, is a beach town with a population of less than 9,000 located on the sandy California coast. Don't let the size of Pismo Beach fool you, there are over 30 Pismo Beach restaurants and a handful of wineries for you to enjoy. Pismo Beach offers some of California's freshes seafood and a variety of other cuisines. We have southern barbecue, Asian inspired cuisine and authentic Italian meatballs.

Cracked Crab

Although we serve fine food in a nice atmosphere, please dress casual should you choose us for lunch or dinner. Our concept is largely based on dumping a bucket of various shellfish on your table with a mallet, crab crackers, and other tools to get the job done. It can get messy, but hey, we clean it up! We feature "in season" product, printing our menu daily based on what`s available (and what we feel like cooking). We serve several local fresh fish daily, and use local farmers (Peacock Farms) for fresh in season produce all year round. They even built a greenhouse for us so we can have good fresh tomatoes all year. We use a local butcher and a local baker. We always have a steak for those of you who don`t eat fish, a chicken dinner for those of you who don`t eat fish or meat, and we can sauté a vegetable dish for those of you who don`t eat fish, meat, or chicken
Location: Pismo Beach
Phone: 805-773-2722

Giuseppe`s Cucina Italiana

For almost 20 years, Giuseppe`s has been known throughout the central coast -- and beyond -- for great wine and Italian food. Giuseppe`s Pismo Beach was founded in 1988 by Giuseppe Difronzo as a senior project for graduation from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Giuseppe`s dedication to this ristorante, its authenticity and your enjoyment is only rivaled by his dedication to the region of Italy his family comes from. Our Italian regional specialties are indicative to the Pugliese region in Italy, particularly Bari, a seaport on the Adriatic Sea from which most of our recipes originate. We hope you will enjoy and appreciate our great loyalty to the distinctive dishes, all of which we prepare with genuine and natural ingredients and methods. Our bread is baked from scratch every day in a wood-burning oven imported from Italy. Each loaf is made by hand, allowed to rise four times and slow - cooked to achieve the truly rustic appearance and taste you would find in a Baresi seaside village. Wood-firing also gives our pizzas, which are made with fresh and specialty ingredients, a delicious gourmet flavor. Our pastas, with their full nutty flavor and al dente qualities, are either made here on the premises or are imported from Italy. We use only the finest ingredients including virgin olive oil on our tables and in our sauces, local produce from farmer`s markets and fresh fish delivered to our back door from local waters. We feature imported Pecorino Romano, Grana Parmigiano, imported porcini mushrooms, and the best meats, olives and fine wines available, all in an effort to bring the classic taste of the Italian countryside to your dining table. All of this takes time but to us it is an art and a labor of love. We are truly committed to bringing you "cucina genuina"
Location: Pismo Beach
Phone: 805-773-2870

Ventana Grill

With an atmosphere that channels the four elements, Ventana Grill in Pismo Beach immerses guests in the enchanting pleasures of the natural world. Dine surrounded by the rhythmic serenade of waves crashing on the beach below. The stylish dining room sits perched on a coastal bluff, treating guests to an endless view of azure blue and rich red sunsets.
Location: Pismo Beach
Phone: 805-773-0000

Old West Cinnamon Rolls

Totally worth blowing your diet for! ;) They don`t just have cinnamon rolls they have all sorts of yummy rolls to choose from. I really liked the bacon one. Yummy! It wasn`t really as busy as we thought it would be from some of the reviews...plus they are open in the afternoon for that late snack too!
Location: Pismo Beach
Phone: 805-773-9827