Rosa’s Italian Restaurant

Rosa’s is one of our “go-to” restaurants. For date night, for business lunches, for their fun and fabulous annual (JUNE) fundraiser, the “Martini Shakedown” — we are at Rosa’s once a month on average. They have always had a fantastic menu, constantly updated by chef Doug MacMillan. My favorites are the Arugula Salad, Pasta California, Spinach Manicotti, fresh seafood specials, lamb and of COURSE their award winning Bouillabaisse. OH! And you absolutely cannot miss their fresh bread. Truly, like a drug, this bread cannot be missed so cancel your carb-free diet on the evening you visit Rosa’s.

And ask for the martini menu — they usually highlight one from their shakedown competition that will include ingredients that you will never expect and taste delish — however my favorite is their Pomegranate Martini. Make a little extra time to enjoy their absolutely gorgeous bar — redesigned 3 or so years ago, it is like an upscale, urban martini bar in the hub of the restaurant. Outdoor seating is lovely around the fountain in any weather — as it is heated and protected from the elements. This is a must-try if visiting Pismo Beach for any length of time. And DON’T miss that bread.

Rosa’s Italian Restaurant, a Central Coast dining destination for 20 years, retains its reputation with award-winning recipes. A family owned and operated establishment, Rosa’s boasts fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Classical Italian dishes and highly acclaimed specialties, such as cioppino, have been written about in San Fransisco and Los Angeles newspapers. Executive chef, Douglas MacMillan, is always introducing new and exciting dishes – simple, fresh, and sometimes complex. An extensive wine list and full bar await your arrival.


491 Price St.
Pismo Beach, CA 9344

Ashlea Boyer

Ashlea Boyer: Is a native of Pismo Beach, having moved here from South Lake Tahoe when she was just four years old. An Alumni of Arroyo Grande High School, she then attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, graduating with a degree in English Literature. After college, she spent 5 successful years working her way up to Management Editor of a national fitness magazine in Southern California, working for two of the three largest West Coast publishing houses. Ashlea return to the Central Coast for her wedding and stayed raise her family. She joined the family business in 2004 and began leading the Pismo Beach Homes Team with her Mother, Kathi Foster in real estate. Ashlea has been a leading real estate agent in the Pismo Beach area for 10 years, and has developed a strong client following in the area based on her dedication to our community and outstanding customer service. Our team, The Pismo Beach Homes Team, has been awarded the Quadruple Gold level awards consistently over the past 5 years with Keller Williams Realty. She has been named more than once as the "Agent of the Quarter". In 2011, Ashlea was presented with the "Top 20 Under 40" award by the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation for my professional excellence and profound commitment to the community. Ashlea lives in Arroyo Grande, California with her husband and son and she enjoy running on the beach, volunteering, pilates, snowboarding and the occasional scuba diving. She's active in many industry, community service and non-profit organizations and serves on the board of the Rotary Club of Pismo Beach, the Clark Center for the Performing Arts, and other community non-profit organizations. 

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