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All 80 Morro Bay Restaurants

DiStasio's on the Bay

781 Market St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
+1 805-771-8760
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Ranked #39 of 80 Restaurants in Morro Bay
Price range: $10 - $22
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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.

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Morro Bay, California
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 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
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Cypress, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Way to much sauce on the fettuccini. Truly, it was overwhelming. The garlic cheese bread was tasty though.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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98 reviews 98 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This place was very nice with great views of the bay and what I will call the "ROCK." The food was very good and the prices were not unreasonable. My only complaint was that they only had a Beer and Wine License and having been on the road for three days now I really wanted something a little stronger. You'd... More 

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

Lycanman0187, Thank you for your nice comments. The liquor license is an issue with many restaurants in California. Unfortunately in California they only release new licenses when the population of your county increases. Ours has not increased for years. This leaves you in a situation where you can only buy a license from an existing owner (assuming they want to... More 

San Diego, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We stumbled into this place on our last trip to MB, and found it to be very good. We were craving Italian food, and theirs is traditional style....spaghetti and meatballs was delicious as was the Cannelloni. Service was friendly and attentive. But the views can't be beat. On a slight hill, over looking Morro Rock and the ocean - even... More 

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Valley Springs
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great food and a great price. Super view of the harbor and the "rock." Super service, close to the hotels.

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Bakersfield, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My husband and I make a point to dine at DiStasio's each time we visit Morro Bay, CA. Consistently good food (actually, great Italian food!) and friendly service. The view is fantastic.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I wanted to come here for our anniversary dinner. I tried to call THREE times for a reservation but no one answered I even had the hotel we were staying at attempt to call as well but they were never able to get through. As it was only a Thursday early evening dinner I figured we'd be all right to... More 

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

Kflanigan, I am very sorry for your difficulty on Thursday evening. We certainly did have problems Thursday between 4-5PM. Our early Server had an accident and was not able to be there for opening at 4PM. Our Hostess had to become a server and take care of 5 tables that all came in at about 4PM. Even though they were... More 

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Additional Information about DiStasio's on the Bay

Address: 781 Market St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
Phone Number: +1 805-771-8760
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 22
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta

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