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Ciopinot

1051 Nipomo St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
(805) 547 - 1111
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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88% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
milpitasca
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222 reviews 222 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

You must have reservations for this restaurant on the weekends. Everyone knows how great their food is. We watched numerous people being turned away who did not have reservations. It is a lively place but not so noisy that you can't talk in a regular voice. The bar area evolves into the restaurant area. There was a private party occurring... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here last night and had a fantastic time with a fantastic meal! Really was a good thing to have reservations, we were seated promptly at our reserved time and we brought two nice bottles of wine with us. Our server and the rest of the staff was prompt and attentive, and it... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

we had a nice meal here with another couple. the restaurant has a nice setting (a little dark and rustic) and the wine selection was good and fair priced. everyone enjoyed their food and it all looked good.

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Maui, Hawaii
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is always a first choice for me when I am in San Luis Obispo for work. The restaurant is owned by Leonard who always remembers me & treats me & my guests like royalty. I live on Maui & most say that this restaurant offers the true Aloha Spirit. The food is always fresh & well prepared & presented.... More

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Tracy, CA
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114 reviews 114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We went here based on the reviews on TripAdvisor and we were not disappointed! We made reservations, but showed up about 30 minutes early. We were quickly given a table and were able to peruse the wine list. This place does not charge a corkage fee for the first 4 bottles! What a deal! However, if you don't bring your... More

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San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Highly recommend the "special" trio appetizer. Fantastic! The service is great, friendly and professional. We were celebrating a birthday and they gave us the most amazing dessert to top off a wonderful meal. This will be a regular stop for me when I am in the SLO area.

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Atlanta, GA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great service staff and dinner. Our Cioppino was great (tasty broth and fresh variety of seafood). We split our Cioppino with a salad. We brought our own wine (from our earlier winery tasting) and that made the evening even better. Others in our party enjoyed their dinners as well.

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Bakersfield, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place was amazing, check out some places to eat and take my wife out for a nice dinner. Saw Ciopinot had some great reviews but wanted to check this out for myself, and I was not disappointed at all. The owner was the host of this place and sat us at our table, and he knew so many people... More

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Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Chose Ciopinot to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Everything is great at Ciopinot, but they are known for their cioppino, seafood and wine. For appetizers, I definitely recommend the tuna tartar sampler. If they have the stone crab claws as an appetizer, get that as well. Shawn, our waitress, was friendly and very attentive. My husband was going to get... More

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Windermere, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had made reservations a month in advance and still stood in line for our table for over one hour. The place was packed and the tables were not moving, but it was graduation weekend! The manager was very conscientious and began to make apologies and check back with us regularly after we had waited 30 minutes. Once we were... More

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