Pismo Beach/Shell Beach
By Blake Lewolt
As part of an ongoing series, K2TC brings you the most romantic spots for lunch and dinner, combining beautiful atmosphere with delectable menu items. It’s never been easier to find the perfect spot for date night. These are some of the best and hottest Italian restaurants on the Central Coast.
Rosa’s Ristorante – Pismo Beach
491 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
You’re sure to have a good time at Rosa’s restaurant. Their prime rib steak is melt-in-your-mouth good, the bruschetta was fresh and delicious, and the Fritti was crispy and tasty. Rosa’s has a modern yet very distinct Italian feel. It’s a beautiful restaurant with a wonderful staff and great wine list. It’s also one of the most romantic restaurants that I’ve ever been to, you’ve got to try it!
Chase Bar & Grill – Santa Barbara
1012 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Quaint, dimmed, lighting with white tablecloths and Louie Armstrong singing, “It’s a wonderful world tonight.” Glistening lights above and traditional Italian cuisine for a whopping $9.99. Sumptuous grilled Mahi-Mahi tossed in olive oil and garlic on a bed of grilled veggies. Yum!
Dolphin Bay Resort & Lido Restaurant – Pismo Beach2727 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Pismo Beach’s Dolphin Bay has a killer ocean view. They have an outdoor pool and a fantastic restaurant called Lido where you can sit outside, enjoy the fresh ocean breeze, and sip champagne while listening to the sound of the ocean. You can also enjoy concerts on the lawn. It’s spectacular and is right on the water. Lido restaurant has a really nice bar as well, and you will want the patio seating right on the ocean. I was right at the front, sipping wine and enjoying my meal and time with friends. Highly recommended.