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Giancarlo's

810 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2332
805-772-9200
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Ranked #26 of 78 Restaurants in Morro Bay
Hours:
Sun - Tue 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

On a recent trip to Morro Bay we stopped at Giancarlo's for dinner on a Thursday night....The restaurant was almost empty, but we chose to eat at the counter...We enjoy the interaction between the cooking staff and also viewing the cooking process in the open kitchen.... Counter to recent reviews we found the food, service, and drinks to be outstanding,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

No need to visit the Embarcadero. Visit Giancalo's for really great food. All 3 of us greatly enjoyed our appetizers, entrees, and the desserts. Just what we needed after a day of scarecrows (Cambria event). Everything was picture perfect, and a treat to our taste buds. I don't usually review restaurants but this Gem deserves it.

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Ventura, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Our server quickly introduced herself as the owners wife but in a snotty sort of fashion. She forgot our drink order and our appetizer hit the table before our cocktails did. We prefer to take our time when we dine out, she was not too pleased with this fact and kept pushing us to order our food even though we... More

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Los Angeles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Giancarlo was my favorite restaurant in Morro Bay. Something has changed. Don't know what. Experience was not as satisfying as it used to be. I don't know what else to say other than it was somewhat disappointing.

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Morro Bay, CA
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

For a couple years we came here literally two or three times a week. Then we noticed the service quality start to decline, and we came less and less. For the last year or two we've only come about once every three months, and after tonight it might be even less frequently - if ever. For starters they used to... More

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lrolens
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Carefully crafted food (sit at the bar if you want to watch them work) by people who know what they're doing. Very good wine selection and a menu that's different daily with the standbys you can count on. Service is a little slow, but, hey, that's how it works in Europe where they think dining is a process to be... More

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Lompoc, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We have eaten here many times, but I feel the need to review it every time we do because the food is so exceptional. The owner does the cooking and is a master when it comes to sauces. Giancarlo's is Italian by nature, but way upscale from ordinary spaghetti and meatballs. His dishes are gourmet and one-of-kind making you want... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

During our 2nd annual visit to Morro Bay, my husband was in the mood for Italian and during his search on the web saw that Giancarlo's also catered to Vegans (that's me). We were also happy that this place was not in the 'tourist' section of town. It was Friday night but we got there early, about 5pm so though... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Ordered the Ravioli Pollo. The pasta was stale and the chicken was chewy. Tasted kind of like it was leftovers that they heated up in the microwave too long. The waiter did take it back and brought something he assured me would be fresh: the Mancati. Although it wasn't stale, it certainly didn't taste fresh. Service was very slow. Also,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We went for the "early bird" special dinner, which was an outstanding value. The menu changes frequently, but on this occasion, there were three fresh fish selections. We had the local rock cod and the grilled swordfish. Both plates came with fresh vegetables, and a choice of salads or soup. The food was skillfully prepared, and everything was delicious. This... 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

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