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DiStasio's on the Bay

781 Market St, Morro Bay, CA 93442
+1 805-771-8760
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Ranked #37 of 79 Restaurants in Morro Bay
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
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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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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We went in about 15 minutes before sunset and ordered a bottle of Californian red and two of the calzones... They were magnificant! Best calzones I've ever had:-) I would definitely recommend this place for dinner. Fabulous views, lovely staff, good wine selection, and cracking food:-) what more could you want?

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Azle, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Very empty dining room should have been a signal to leave, but... Decided to order a couple of calzones. At $12 each you would think they would be really good, but no the case. The calzones that were delivered to our table looked like an over-done hot pocket. The waiter was pleasant, but that didn't save them from a crappy... More

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We should have gone elsewhere like the 7 other people who left whilst we were waiting for our table to be prepared! Served by several different people in a very dis jointed way - food was mediocre at best - and they added several incorrect items to our bill! One to forget sorry!

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

Toby, I am sorry to hear of your experience. When was this visit? My son and I are normally there in the dining room visiting with customers and to make sure problems do not happen. Was it on Labor day weekend.? It is very common for multiple people to help out on a table. That is by design and I... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I had the eggplant Parmesan and it was delicious! The Chianti was also very delicious! The waitress was very attentive and the food came in a timely manner.

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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went in for our 3rd anniversary. Heard it was family friendly and with a 2 yr old that's a plus. Never imagined that it would be that great!!! Walked in and truly second guessed a place this nice would be good for kids, it was. They seated us in prime seats(not shoving us in the corner), and when they brought... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is bar none the best Italian restaurant I've ever eaten at! The food is awesome, service very good, view excellent and I'd go back in a heartbeat. I've been two times in the last two weeks and I would go tomorrow again if I was in town. Amazing food.

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Melbourne
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9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had a conference in Novotel and needed a place for lunch. What a surprise it was to eat in this restaurant. The place was full with people at lunch time. We had to wait for a while before getting a table for 2. But it was worth waiting as this was the best Italian lunch I have ever had.... More

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Morro Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I've lived in Morro Bay for about a year a half now and I've yet to dine here. I had a friend come in to town and he wanted Italian so I thought I would try it out. I was a little hesitant after reading some of the reviews but I'm really glad I went despite what some reviewers said!... More

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Palo Alto, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I came here for lunch after an adventurous and tiring day in morro bay and the food was great! The service was very good and the food came out pretty fast which was very important since we were extremely hungry! I would love to come to this place again!

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Bakersfield, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were hopeful we would have a great dinner, and the food was just alright.... it was the wait staff that was horrible. Food- Overall it was standard Italian fare, calzone was good and pasta cooked perfect. Other than that nothing to rave over! Just your normal run of the mill pasta joint. Service - Horrible. Our waiter never told... More

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