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1051 Nipomo St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
(805) 547 - 1111
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood
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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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Los Angeles, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Outstanding fish dishes, especially the varieties of cioppino. Also, try their special cucumber martini. it's worth the trip from LA

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Avila Beach, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We, our friends and family love this place. Great oyster bar selection, always good multiple daily specials choices of fresh fish, etc. and the MOST AMAZING CIOPPINO we ever had. Ask them to serve it on the original pot - Le Creuset dutch oven. Portion is more than enough to share at least between two people. Great terrace on the... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The urban high end vibe is more city than small town...but a welcome addition to San Luis Obispo. The staff is excellent and service impeccable. The food can be pricey depending on what you order but the fact there is no corkage fee for wine you being in mitigates this expense. HIGHLY RECOMMEND - NOTE: Dinner Only

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Paso Robles, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Tonite some of my friends and I went to Ciopinot. I've never had better scallops this side of San Francisco. They were huge and melted in your mouth. The menu is full of great seafood. Don't forget their extensive wine list and desserts. I had the creme brulee. Fantastic!!! The service from Jennifer was outstanding. No rush here. Just sit... More 

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We have eaten at 6 restaurants in the last week. All of the best rated on TA. This was our favorite. The owner was the host for the evening and he was very charming and engaging. The wait staff, professional and friendly. The food was outstanding. We had the "Works" Ciopino , the seafood was fresh and the sauce was... More 

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Arroyo Grande, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was our second visit with another couple to celebrate a birthday. We decided to skip the copinot offerings and have various platters and plates of seafood. My brother and husband had the Captains Platters with multiple types of seafood. My sister in law and I had the swordfish and sea bass. OMG, each of these were the best prepared... More 

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Chicago
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We both had the "no work cioppino. IT was exactly as described: loaded with seafood that was extremely fresh in a hearty broth that was the right balance of acidic and sweet. As an added bonus there was no corkage. Get off the expressway to stop here. You will not be disappointed.

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Encinitas, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My aunt and I got the recommendation by a friend to stop for dinner at Ciopinot. We weren't too hungry but ended up eating a few appetizers. Highly recommend the Scampi Fritti salad and the beat sallad. Yum!

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Bristol, England
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This place is not for a quiet romantic meal - it's great for a group of people, bustling and informal. The food was excellent - the starter of 3-way tuna was amazing; the sashinmi was excellent; the fishermans plate was excellent. The staff were very good, attentive and knowledgeable without being pushy. A starter and main course each for 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Service was Excellent! Very friendly and welcoming, from calling and making a reservation to leaving. Food was delicious -and worth the dollars Would recommend to anyone!

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Additional Information about Ciopinot

Address: 1051 Nipomo St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
Phone Number: (805) 547 - 1111
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Italian, Seafood

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