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810 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2332
18057729200
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Description: Romantic special occasions casual fine dining

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 12
    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
The best of the best - Nice Ambiance, Great Customer Service, Excellent Food

I'm not good at taking time to leave reviews(hope to get better) but GC's is worthy of a review! Hubby and I try to go to Morro Bay a few times a year. It’s our favorite place to relax and unwind. On our last visit and looking for a new place to try, we were told about GC’s Bistro while... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
nikkikole
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Mariposa, California
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Mariposa, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I'm not good at taking time to leave reviews(hope to get better) but GC's is worthy of a review! Hubby and I try to go to Morro Bay a few times a year. It’s our favorite place to relax and unwind. On our last visit and looking for a new place to try, we were told about GC’s Bistro while... More 

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Oceano, California
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112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We have wanted to try Giancarlo's for years, but never did. Now it's called GC's Bistro and we decided while in Morro Bay to finally give it a try. We're glad we did. The food was excellent. I had Lasagna and my wife had Chicken Picatta. We sat at the bar and watched all the meals being prepared. Our server... More 

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Thank Walter S
Morro Bay, California
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We recently went for lunch at G C's Bistro (formerly Giancarlos) in Morro Bay, CA and had a delightful and delicious lunch. The restaurant recently underwent remodeling and is offering an exceptional menu. My husband had Chicken and Mushroom Fettuccine, and I had Butternut Squash Raviol. We both REALLY enjoyed our choices. We had been to the restaurant several times... More 

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Morro Bay, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

this is a great place for a relaxed evening....the service was very slow, so no rush. may have been short staffed that night. this bothers some, but would be welcomed by others. food was very good- beet salad and a rustic pizza. larger group of friends included meals of paella and various pastas- all good portions and qualities. recently remodeled,... More 

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Thank LabmeisterII
Friant, California
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is an updated restaurant, chef is now the owner. Updated decor and menu. Chef is experienced around the world, and his flavors show it. There are tastes i have not experience before. And no, i am not related to anyone involved, just appreciate a good meal. Appetizer of pork belly was unbelievable tasty, new preparation for me. Fish is... More 

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Thank Thad S
Mandeville, Louisiana
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112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Judging by recent reviews, maybe they have picked up their game, but our visit was a little disappointing. We did make a reservation on a very crowded night and were seated promptly. However the service went downhill from there. Seems there just wasn't enough staff for the crowd that night. Food was nothing exceptional.

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Thank Nelson T
Union City, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Starter of beet salad and the Best seafood pasta with a great bottle of wine! Terrific venue! Try not to fill up on the fresh bread and dipping sauce - delish! I like to sit at the bar and watch GC do his magic!

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Thank Lindi2014
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

I recently ate at Giancarlo's and really enjoyed my experience! The restaurant was just slightly empty, which, in conjunction with dimmed lighting, fostered a serene and private atmosphere. The quality of the food was great! I had the butternut squash in walnut and sage cream sauce, which I would highly recommend!

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Thank Isabella V
Lompoc, California
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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1 Thank suzannesuz
Washington State
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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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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: 18057729200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 29
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions

Description

Romantic special occasions casual fine dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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