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810 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2332
805-772-9200
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3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 69
    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
Good meal!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
Isabella V
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Morro Bay, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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Friant, California
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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Mandeville, Louisiana
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112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Union City, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 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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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

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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Lompoc, California
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Washington State
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We arrived on a Monday night and it was sparsely occupied. Which was great for us. We had a groupon and got an appetizer, two glasses of wine and two meals for a reasonable price. We ordered the piccotte and they came out very hot, and pretty tasty. Beware of the garlic cloves! The food was very good and the... More 

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California
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is an upscale establishment that is off the coast and up the street a bit, but you will be so glad you found them once you walk into their restaurant. Everything they are about is FIRST CLASS! The service, the food, the wine, the dessert, the presentation, the selection, you name it. You will not be disappointed here. Not... More 

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Morro Bay, California, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Sunday Brunch was delightful. The Mimosas were the best I have ever tasted...not too orange and not too bubbly...just right. There were more guests than I think anticipated so while another server was on his way, January took very good care of everyone, including the party of 8. The presentation was amazing. Crab lets towered above the bowled china. My... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
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?