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810 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2332
805-772-9200
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Today
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 22
    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
Most recent review
New Years Eve ..from 'shaky' to wonderful...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
JayKay054
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Clovis, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Clovis, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Santa Barbara, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Perfectly fine if you give them some slack for a crowded holiday weekend and that this isn't Italy. Crusty bread pieces, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and lightly cooked whole garlic was much better than the usual bread and butter you get elsewhere. Caesar salad large and excellent. Wine by the glass selection also excellent. Main course weren't subtle but this... More 

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Price, Utah
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

The butternut squash is above average with the walnut and a tad sweet, eggplant Parmesan was too thick and too much basil but the sauce was very good.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ventura, California
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?