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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 78 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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  • Italian first
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English first
Melbourne
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes 7 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Orange, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

For dinner you can get a great view of the water. Our dinner was very good. Several tables had been sat after ours and received their food at least 20 minutes before us. I am aware that certain meals take different times and maybe orders aren't put in at the same time. However I did notice that our order was... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Nice view but food wasn't amazing. Restaurant was almost empty. Staff nice. Dorn's (next to it) had more people in but we only stayed one night so couldn't compare the competition.

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Bakersfield, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Great views, location, and service. Gf menu with 12 or so entrees. Eggplant and scampi dishes delicious. My Gf pasta was undercooked and chicken was over cooked.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

It was Pizza Tuesday (long story here), and we were on the hunt for the Nibble Nook (Yup, that’s the name) Pizzeria in Morro Bay. Couldn’t find it, even with GPS, so we ended up at this great full service restaurant we had never been to called DiStasio’s with a fantastic view of Morro Rock and the Bay with the... More

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Mariposa, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I suspect the family of the owner has been writing reviews. The pace has not been updated since 1970. The service and food was about the same. We ad a much better dinner with much better service across the street at Dorn's.

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

Hello Suzette, my name is Mark. My parents and I own DiStasio's. I got home Friday night and saw your review and I was disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit with us. I was working that night and you probably saw me or my Dad in the dining room. I only wish that you would have told... More

San Diego, CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Great view of the water and excellent italian food is a winning combination. Fabulous marinara sauce made my calzone even tastier. Lasagna and ravioli were good but the calzone was outstanding. Good value.

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