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Giancarlo's

810 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2332
805-772-9200
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Ranked #18 of 77 restaurants in Morro Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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
Morro Bay, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We purchased the Early Bird special from Deal Saver. Wasn't expecting much for the cost. But one of friends who frequents this restaurant was always saying great things about it. So figured we'd give it a try. So glad we did! Our waiter, Dylan, was very attentive and friendly and did a great job. We were even greeted by the... More

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Shell Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Excellent atmosphere, food and service. We purchased a four martini / two appetizers coupon from the Tribune. Was very skeptical. Experience was delightful. Martinis were perfect...very dry..and extremely cold. Selected the eggplant tourine and mussels appetizers. Both were a 10. Had a cannoli and two lemon flavored cocktails . Excellent cannolli and excellent cocktail. Loved the ambience and the service... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Three adults and 2 kiddos, everyone left full and happy. We had excellent local seafoods and the kids had pizza. All perfection. My husband had some dish called "my favorite". Ohhhh wow homemade noodles with Italian Ham and smooth creamy cheese. So good we all loved it. The best choice as it is upscale, great service, devious food and a... More

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Los Gatos, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I treated myself and three friends to dinner here after I found an excellent coupon deal, We were pleasantly surprised by the wide variety and the server's suggestions. The appetizer's were incredible and the specials, too, Nice wine selection and good service. Will definitely take others back for other special occasions. Really nice surprise in the Central Coast.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This was a good experience in a well established restaurant. It has been rated as the second best in Morro Bay, and while we did not test all the other possibilities, that rating is probably accurate. The food was well prepared, fresh and very tasty. The atmosphere was average and the service, above average. For someone looking for a good... More

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Pismo Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

My wife and I went to celebrate our 48 wedding anniversary and had one of the best meals of our life. The Short Ribs of Beef ravioli were so tasty and the sauce even better. The fish dish my wife had was cooked to perfection. This meal was on their coupon and the service and the bottle of house wine... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We will definitely be back. The menu had a huge selection of Italian dishes, pastas, meats and seafood. The staff and owners were so friendly, it made me feel like we were having dinner at their house. My seafood entree was melt-in-your mouth delicious. I liked the wine tasting sampler option that is about the same cost as a glass... More

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Upland, California, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Agree, it was late on a quiet night, but ONE waiter to handle all the tables didn't cut it. The food, however, especially the steamers, was EXCELLENT. Papardelle: very nice. Good, eclectic wine list. Odd, no conventional sparkling water brands.

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Lompoc, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This was not our first visit to Giancarlo's, but is still one of the most outstanding meals we've ever had! Even though most of the restaurants in Morro Bay are on the waterfront, its worth the 2 minutes it takes to get to Main Street for this amazing food. It is an Italian restaurant, but extremely upscale and innovative in... More

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san luis obispo, ca
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82 reviews 82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I was given a Giancarlo's gift card from a business I had done work with. So I took two people with me for dinner there last night. The food was fine. Not "I'd go back" fine, but OK. Very slow service and at the time we were there were only two other tables with a couple in each. I ordered... More

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