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Giancarlo's

810 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2332
805-772-9200
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Ranked #22 of 79 restaurants in Morro Bay
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
  • Any
English first
lrolens
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Upland, California, United States
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153 reviews 153 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Each dish is different from what you're used to. Beautifully prepared and served. Would definitely go back here even though the service is a tad slow. Fish was delicate and very nicely seasoned in a green sauce. The bread served with balsamic vinegar and grilled garlic was wonderful. Loved the smokey flavor of the unusual Caesar salad. Take advantage of... More

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Morro Bay, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I bought for mothers day a deal saver coupon for my parents to have a wonderful fancy dinner at a local resturant. They booked the reservations and of coarse I tagged along. We were the only table there so we had a great time from the waiter to the owner and so on. The food was fantastic! My parents loved... More

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Morro Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I can't say enough about how wonderful the food is at Giancarlo. After several dinners, I have never been disappointed. Very friendly staff and a menu that offers many options. The absolute best caesar salad I have ever had.

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Cambria, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I just enjoyed my first meal at Giancarlo's restaurant. I was really surprised at what a great restaurant it was. Passing by on Morro Bay Boulevard I have never thought it was that kind of place. I was wrong. Our meals were fantastic. Our salads were first class: I had insalata misti: mixed lettuce, port poached pears, walnuts, gorganzola, truffled-vanilla... More

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Morro Bay, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

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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