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DiStasio's on the Bay

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Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
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781 Market St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
+1 805-771-8760
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Beautiful setting overlooking the Rock, the Bay and the Embarcadero...
Beautiful setting overlooking the Rock, the Bay and the Embarcadero. Panoramic view. Every seat has a view and the fireplace adds that cozy feeling. We offer a separate Gluten-Free menu with over 10 entrees. DiStasio's has been in business on the central coast for 17+ years.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
End of Year Work Party that was Great!

Upon arriving we were greeted right away and taking to our table even though not everyone had arrived yet. Met Ken(owner) mingling about with other patrons - wish more restaurant owners took an active part in their guests like this. Having a party of 14 could get crazy but not for them. We were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
jamaicabitty
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Morro Bay, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bakersfield, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had a party of six and didn't have much of a wait to be seated. We talked to the owner as we waited. He was talking about how restaurants change when passed down to family. He is grooming his son to take over one day, but to keep everything the same. Everyone absolutely enjoyed their food. Our waitstaff was... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My girlfriend and I visited off-season and decided to go for a quick italian meal on a slow night in November. We travel to Italy and Sicily several times a year and enjoy the country and cuisine. Particularly, I was hoping to get a nice real italian pizza. The staff were hanging around the shabby, fairly outdated place, watching the... More 

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Los Osos, California
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This place moved from a strip mall in Los Osos to their much grander bayview digs in Morro a few years ago. The building is huge for the usual client count--even cavernous. Decor is nice, seaside casual. The food is only average, the servers seem constantly distracted and inattentive, the menu is rather limited. Prices are fair. Service can be... More 

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Glasgow
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We stayed in Morro bay whilst travelling from monterey to san diego. We had planned to eat elsewhere but on arrival discovered the restaurant was closed. I thought being a tourist area it would have been opened 7 days, but apparently not. After wandering around we went into Di Stasios. Although the restaurant appeared half empty the 3 people at... More 

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Bakersfield
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is our son's favorite restaurant in Morro Bay. The food is good (I love the beef ravioli) and you cannot beat the view. The restaurant sits above Embarcardo Street, you have views of the bay, Morro Rock & the open beach to the North. The staff is friendly and the service is usually quite quick. They can get busy... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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140 reviews 140 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

my husband and I found our meals to be delicious. The homemade marinara sauce is very tasty. The service was excellent. We watched the sunset from the window and enjoyed the Christmas lights on buildings on the street below.

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Morro Bay, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Upon arriving we were greeted right away and taking to our table even though not everyone had arrived yet. Met Ken(owner) mingling about with other patrons - wish more restaurant owners took an active part in their guests like this. Having a party of 14 could get crazy but not for them. We were actively attended to and our server... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were in a hurry and trying to find a spot for lunch that had gluten free food. This met our needs. It was recommended by our hotel when we arrived at 8:30 pm the night before, and we tried to go in for dinner but apparently it is the slow season and they closed at 9:00. The lunch was... More 

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Roanoke, Virgina, USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We enjoyed the food and service. The view was nice, but we could not talk. Part of "dining" is being able to have a nice conversation, but not here, at least not that night. NOISY just sat there and ate. WHY don't restaurants know that you want to talk as well as eat!!

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Santangelo11, Owner at DiStasio's on the Bay, responded to this review

jimofroanokeva, I appreciate the feedback. My son and I certainly try to provide a comfortable environment for dining. I am of the era that I appreciate being able to eat and visit with others at my table. Saying that, I would appreciate knowing what was causing the noise you spoke of. Sometimes we are too busy running around to see... More 

Morro Bay, California, United States
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you like great Italian food on the bay, ask someone who lives here. Ken is a wonderful host who always has time to visit and make sure you are happy. Mark runs the best kitchen I know, bar none. He goes out of his way to make you happy. Spoils us rotten. If visiting and want the best, this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 781 Market St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 805-771-8760

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 22
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view

Description

Beautiful setting overlooking the Rock, the Bay and the Embarcadero. Panoramic view. Every seat has a view and the fireplace adds that cozy feeling. We offer a separate Gluten-Free menu with over 10 entrees. DiStasio's has been in business on the central coast for 17+ years.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?