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810 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2332
805-772-9200
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good

We arrived on a Monday night and it was sparsely occupied. Which was great for us. We had a groupon and got an appetizer, two glasses of wine and two meals for a reasonable price. We ordered the piccotte and they came out very hot, and pretty tasty. Beware of the garlic cloves! The food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Lompoc, California
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A friend and I had a lovely, gourmet evening dinner at this fine establishment. The owner's wife waited on us and she told us some of the interesting background of developing this restaurant with her husband, who studied at a culinary institute in Italy. He creates the menus, literally oversees the functioning of the entire restaurant. Very tasty gourmet dinner,... More 

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Washington State
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We recently had a high quality meal at Giancarlo's; the best dinner we've had in Morro Bay among several of the well-known restaurants. Seared romaine and the anchovy flavor in my Caesar salad were very nice. I had ossobuco of lamb, classic and very tasty; my wife had salmon with a lemon/caper sauce over risotto which was done perfectly. Being... More 

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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We arrived on a Monday night and it was sparsely occupied. Which was great for us. We had a groupon and got an appetizer, two glasses of wine and two meals for a reasonable price. We ordered the piccotte and they came out very hot, and pretty tasty. Beware of the garlic cloves! The food was very good and the... More 

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California
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is an upscale establishment that is off the coast and up the street a bit, but you will be so glad you found them once you walk into their restaurant. Everything they are about is FIRST CLASS! The service, the food, the wine, the dessert, the presentation, the selection, you name it. You will not be disappointed here. Not... More 

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Morro Bay, California, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Sunday Brunch was delightful. The Mimosas were the best I have ever tasted...not too orange and not too bubbly...just right. There were more guests than I think anticipated so while another server was on his way, January took very good care of everyone, including the party of 8. The presentation was amazing. Crab lets towered above the bowled china. My... More 

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Clovis, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We made reservations for 4, at one of our favorite restraunts on the Central Coast, two weeks before New Years Eve. During the day we had called to confirm that our reservations were set and were greeted with..." Mr. Smith we have you set for 7:00 and thank you for making your reservations early." (We took it to mean 2... More 

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Concord, California
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Giancarlo's offers a lot of local coupons and what not, which is why we ended up buying a Groupon and spending dinner here. We were allotted one appetizer, two entrees, and two glasses of wine. Our appetizer was amazing, I had the lamb shank for dinner which was absolutely delicious. Just a heads up, the lamb shank is huge and... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Went with my son (a chef). Only wine by the glass as mgr left with key. Rack of lamb poorly cooked, by staff. Ribs separated and cooked separately, not allowing for medium rare order when properly grill roasted-then divided. Must have been a sale on basalmic vinegar as it was sloshed over everything on both plates-sloppy presentation. Third rate staff... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I'm going to give some slack on my rating, since our recent dinner here was on New Years' Eve with a group of 8. Having come for the food and not the celebration, we expected that it would be noisy. For this particular evening, the menu offered a fixed price dinner at either $39., $49. or $59. which included 3... More 

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Highland, California
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128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

After reading the reviews about the slow and poor service, I was a little apprehensive, but we had a groupon voucher and it was about to expire. Dillon (or Dylan) was our waiter. I felt so bad for him. He was the only server and the place was filled. He was so apologetic to every table. We waited 20 minutes... More 

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Additional Information about Giancarlo's

Address: 810 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2332
Phone Number: 805-772-9200
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 810 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2332
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: 805-772-9200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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