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  • SteveC
    Orange County •3 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    Very interesting place to eat. Has an over-the-top theme like everything at the Madonna Inn. Good menu with great bakery items. What’s really cool is that you can also order from the steak house menu.
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    Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna InnPrice: Expensive• American• San Luis Obispo
    4.4
  • Foodlovervip
    San Francisco Bay Area •21 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    We had an outstanding experience at Mistura! The service was amazing, with our server (perhaps the owner?) describing the extensive menu and giving suggestions. The drinks and the food were all delicious, every bite. And they were absolute works of art on the plate! It was a wonderful experience.
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    MisturaPrice: Expensive• Peruvian• San Luis Obispo
    4.8
  • Slocat
    London •50 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    While dinner at Cafe Roma is always a treat, we were especially pleased to find an excellent tasting menu at a bargain price! We ordered each of the dishes and shared them. Everything was delicious, the service impeccable (thank you, Greg!), good martinis and a bottle of wine, with a cappuccino to round out the evening. We will return before ent end of the month to take advantage of this great menu! Thank you!
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    Cafe Roma - San Luis ObispoPrice: Expensive• Italian• San Luis Obispo
    4.8
  • MonicaR
    Orange County •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 4 days ago
    My husband and I had a wonderful dinner. It was our time dining at the steakhouse and it was an excellent experience. The staff was amazing and very friendly. Our server, Jamie, was so helpful and even took some photos of my husband and I with a polaroid we brought. The food was perfectly cooked and the cake was better than I imagined. We can't wait to go back.
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    Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House, at Madonna InnPrice: Expensive• Steakhouse• San Luis Obispo
    4.5
  • OpenTable Diner
    Key West / Florida Keys •2 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 7 days ago
    We had a great time , service was friendly, profession and accommodating. We love the cool decor and cozy environment . I get sensitive to noise levels so I suppose if you're seeking a quiet dinner request a table away from a potentially loud party. Desserts were yummy and the cocktails did not disappoint! Enjoy !!
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    Granada BistroPrice: Expensive• Californian• San Luis Obispo
    4.3

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Discover California Central Coast

The California Central Coast is home to beautiful beaches, and it is also a major source of fresh seafood for local restaurants. Enjoy a locally caught Cajun-style Albacore tuna steak, panko-crusted and topped with wasabi coleslaw and sliced avocado. Elsewhere, you may prefer the halibut, which is in season year-round in the area and guaranteed to be fresh. Order it lightly cooked in lemon and butter, sauteed in wine, butter, garlic, and capers and served over pasta or with potatoes. The coast has more than seafood, as residents and visitors can relish a California beet salad made with sliced beets over butter lettuce and liberally sprinkled goat cheese dressed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Frequently asked questions

The best reviewed restaurant in Central Coast is BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Salinas

The best vegan restaurants in Central Coast are Passionfish, Copper Café and Bakery, at Madonna Inn and Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch

The best vegetarian restaurants in Central Coast are Mezzaluna Pasteria & Mozzarella Bar, Secret Bao and Oliver's

The restaurants with the best service in Central Coast are Olivella - Ojai Valley Inn, Monterey Plaza Hotel and McClain Cellars - Solvang

The restaurants with the best ambiance in Central Coast are Monterey MarriottSpecial Events, Al Lago Wines and tierra y vino

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