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Ciopinot

1051 Nipomo St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
(805) 547 - 1111
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Tracy, CA
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
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
16 helpful votes 16 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Aliso Viejo, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My second time back and I love this place. The "no work" cioppino is UH-Mazing! The broth is what really makes this dish. It's located in such a cute area and the staff was great. Very attentive and nice. If I make my way back up to SLO again, I will be stopping here again.

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

We wanted wine and bread and seafood, so all roads (research) led us here for a nice Saturday night dinner. Called a only couple of hours in advance and was able to score a reservation slot in main dining room. Saw in a review that they allow outside wine with no corkage or minimal I can't remember. Regardless, there is... More

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Washington DC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We came on a very busy and somewhat noisy night (Father's Day and local graduation ceremony that weekend), but we were quickly accommodated by a very friendly host/manager/owner(?) who seated us in a nice spot. My wife ordered the Alaskan King Crab legs which she knows very well. She said they were very well done. I had the swordfish which... More

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North Hills
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256 reviews 256 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My two colleagues and I have had dinner at Ciopinot at least a half dozen times over a five-year span. Our server, I believe her name was Anne, was spot-on every step of the way. I ordered a Chopin vodka martini up with olives. Kudos to the bar tender for getting it just right. We also brought in three bottles... More

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