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DiStasio's on the Bay

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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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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine
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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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Full bay and harbor views

We had lunch here and enjoyed every bite. I am sure this place gets packed in the summer but we enjoyed a pleasant time mid-week. Food was fresh and staff was full of tips and knowledge on all items. Also a great wine list.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jim P
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Tiburon, California
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Tiburon, California
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had lunch here and enjoyed every bite. I am sure this place gets packed in the summer but we enjoyed a pleasant time mid-week. Food was fresh and staff was full of tips and knowledge on all items. Also a great wine list.

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Everett, Washington
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went there for dinner. There were not many people there. The place looked tired. The service was slow. We tried to order a cocktail but were told they only served beer & wine. The bread was not very good. We never ordered any food. Service still slow so we put $5 on the table to cover... More 

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Thank MTS--1000
Stockholm, Sweden
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Went to DiStasio's on New Year's Day craving for pizza and pasta. The place is just up the hill close to the embarcadero and it has a nice view. Service was really slow and ignorant. We ordered pizza and it took them 35-40 minutes to get the food done. The restaurant was far from full so that wasn't the issue... More 

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

Zoegas, I am sorry to hear of your experience. I regret that if you had any issue with the food that you did not let us know and we could have dealt with it. Next time you have an issue with your food or service at any restaurant, please let the owners know so they can rectify it before you... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We have been to DiStacios on more than one occasion and loved it each time. The location is wonderfully close to many hotels. The menu is quite varied and we all found dishes we loved, especially the Italian. The wine list is extensive, although not cheap. The service and decor is wonderful and we will return again next time we... More 

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Thank Chris M
Septfonds, France
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Lovely food and a great location just above the harbour - especially good for sunsets so time it well

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Thank GlynisHowgego
Irvine, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This was our 3rd choice on a restaurant because it was the shortest wait time and it was fantastic. I ordered the cannelloni w/meat sauce and my boyfriend had half penne/half ravioli w/meat sauce...both was so so good. The meat sauce was suggested by our server and it was definitely a good call. The service was great too. We are... More 

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Thank Misssly
Travis F, Public Relations Manager at DiStasio's on the Bay, responded to this review

LOVE your review!!! Thank you for taking the time to write it... and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Good food with a nice view. We viewed a beautiful sunset during our meal. Really enjoyed the butternut squash ravioli. Service was good as well. Easy walk to the shops on the bay. Prices were average.

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The picture of this restaurant on tripadvisor is several years old: DiStasio's has moved to a location on the bluff overlooking the Embarcadero and expanded quite a bit. It is our favorite place for Italian food, and we each have our dishes we order each time: Capellini au Natural; the half-spaghetti, half-ravioli with meat sauce; and my favorite, the sun-dried-tomatoes... More 

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Del Mar, California
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The place has gorgeous views and the wine was good but the food was a bit disappointing. The artichoke appetizer we ordered had too much batter and not a lot of artichoke heart for over $8. The eggplant parmesian was just average.

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Thank Yuri D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Wedding-eve dinner party: Wine in Bar & dinner in restaurant. Meals delicious, warm and timely by great staff. Mark set up pre- and evening. Our guests impressed!

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Thank Cherie R

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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, Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?