Having lived in Los Osos since 2000, I’ve seen many changes. One of my favorite additions is Nardonne’s La Famiglia Pizzeria.  Located nearly a block from the back bay, Nardonne’s offers amazing food and great beer.

Ben Dougherty and his mother, Janice Dougherty, own Nardonne's La Famiglia Pizzeria in Los Osos.

Nardonne’s offers seating indoors and on their patio. They also have a bonus kiddo-distraction — an arcade room for kids young and old!  My husband and I enjoy sitting at the bar where the beer selection is always updating and evolving.  “Our Bartender, Rachel, and I choose the beers” says owner Ben Dougherty. “We swap out beers multiple times a day.  We have 13 craft beers on tap — one beer of each variety, and always 5-6 IPA’s.”




One thing that remains consistent is the food. My personal favorite is the calzone.  The outer crust is crispy while the interior is deliciously soft, with an abundance of cheese and slightly spicy red sauce –making this dish a fantastic reason to spoil yourself!  I always add a side salad – the ingredients are purchased from the farmer’s market and make a great compliment to any meal.  Other choices include sandwiches, pizza, and small bites.img_1318

The Dougherty Family opened Nardonne’s in 1976 and decided to relocate themselves and their business five years ago.  Thankfully, they decided to come back to Los Osos.  Ben Dougherty states,”We returned to Baywood Park for many reasons.  I was born and raised here and have 3 kids. I knew I would always move back at some point, it was just a matter of time.  As I got older, I realized what my priorities were.  I wanted a beautiful, clean, safe place for my wife and kids and to be closer to the rest of my family.”img_1320

Nardonne’s is still family run.  Ben is the Bartender and runs the front of the house.  His mom and wife are the Pizza Chefs, dad is the Prep Cook, and Ben’s son and daughter work multiple positions in the restaurant. Stop in and try it – tell them Maria from the Pismo Beach Homes Team sent you!

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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