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DiStasio's on the Bay

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Italian, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
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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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice But

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2014
Lycanman0187
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Estes Park, Colorado
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
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Cypress, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Menu mostly wrong .. words in french mixed with italian .. mispelled most of the time. Pizza was very small and gummy. Music from the 60's (italian ) - I dislike - . Personnel very kind !!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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

Amyferrell, Thanks for the kind words. Its always nice to know that people are pleased. Did you get a good sunset? Regards Ken/Mark (Father/Son owners) More 

Azle, Texas
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9 reviews 9 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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 

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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, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?