Are you in the mood for some hearty Italian food? You are invited to Del's Pizzeria, where you smell the home baked bread when you arrive. Feel the warm and cozy ambience, reminiscent of an old Italian farmhouse, as you dine here. At Del's you sit back and enjoy the traditional Italian decor, of red and white checkered tablecloths, soft glowing candlelight and Chianti bottles adorned with baskets. You listen to the strains of Sinatra, followed by festive Italian songs in the background. Located in Shell Beach, Del's is right off Highway 101 on the Central Coast of California.
Meet Bernadette Donakowski, the owner and operator of this family operated business, which got started back in 1973, making Del's the oldest established Italian restaurant in San Luis Obispo county. Bernie makes sure that her patrons get generous portions when they dine here, and says that "Our lasagna is our specialty." It has ground beef, lots of garlic, mushrooms, onions and three different cheeses, plus our own special meat sauce. Other Italian specialties include New York style pizza, Calzone, Pesto Ravioli, Fettuccine Alfredo and Chicken Parmigiano, just to name a few.
But Bernie does more than supervise the cooking. On any given evening, Bernie can usually be found in the restaurant talking to customers and making sure their visit is a pleasant one. "I really like dealing with people," she states emphatically. Bernie and her two sons work around the clock to ensure the continued success and reputation of their award winning restaurant. Del's has received local and national recognition as a standout Italian restaurant and pizzeria throughout the county. In addition, Del's received the Pismo Beach Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award in 1991.
So, if you are looking for consistent quality, personalized service and reasonable prices, come to Del's Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant. Del's is the perfect place for families, special events or just a good old fashioned meal. We look forward to seeing you soon at our little pizza heaven.