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All 81 Morro Bay Restaurants

DiStasio's on the Bay

781 Market St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
+1 805-771-8760
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Ranked #43 of 81 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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Glasgow
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
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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131 reviews 131 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
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
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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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101 reviews 101 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 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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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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