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DiStasio's on the Bay

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781 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2121
+1 805-771-8760
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Los Angeles
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72 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

How can you screw up Italian food? Nothing creative or inventive. Same old Italian with heavy sauces and tasted reheated. Bread was not good. They need to try some rosemary & Garlic in their bread ~ or something! Husband had Canole's and I had vegetarian lasagna. No Spicy Penne with Arriabiata sauce!!! Really plain jane and a disappointment.

Thank KCCowgirlLosAngeles
Santa Barbara, CA
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The views from this restaurant are great. But the food was only okay and a bit on the pricey side. The price of a bottle of wine was ridiculous. The marinara sauce was too tomatoy. The calzone was overcooked, as was the meat. The server was pleasant, but the service was a bit slow.

Thank Suecitysal
Morro Bay, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's more than you might imagine. The building has been in town for years and housed a number of eateries. But, I was pleasantly surprised by the level of service and quality of their food. Most of the pasta is house made as well as the sauces. I have been back several times and take visiting guests who want to... More 

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Scottsdsale, AZ
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I stopped in Morro Bay twice--once on our way to Oregon, and three months later on our way home to AZ. The first time we chose DiStasio's because it offered steaks and pasta, and it was one of the few restaurants in Morro Bay that are still open after 9 pm. We were pleasantly surprised by the... More 

Thank MomoScottsdsale_AZ
Joue-les-Tours, France
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the food was correct but we had a surprise when the bill arrived. the sauce for the pastas and the toppings for the pizzas are added at the initial prices...and it is not written on the menu! the tip of 18% is pre-charged. It is the end of à 3 weeks of holidays in the west and i've never seen... More 

Thank Lolotteandco F
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

The food was dull and probably from forzen packages (most certainly the poorly cooked pizza base !). Service was slow. The prices were high compared to the quality of the dishes and a "compulsory" 18% "tip charge" was added to the bill .

Thank Fabio S
central california
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

My wife ordered the linguini primavera and I ordered the capellini naturale. Neither was remarkable although mine was better. The service was good but we were just hoping for a little more taste and authenticity in the food. Nice view of the estuary.

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Canyon Lake, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I think this food came from frozen dinner packages. No flavor. No spice. View was nice but that's it.

Thank Sonya K
Prescott, Arizona
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

The food was great Italian fare and the views are spectacular! Great place to grab a bite and a glass of wine!

Thank Stephanie928
Prangins, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We ate here four years ago and on our visit this year we found the food just as great as in the past. Very nice and friendly service and their steaks are wonderful. Was just surprised that there were not too many guests that day.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $22
Italian, Seafood
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 781 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442-2121
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Morro Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 805-771-8760
Beautiful setting overlooking the Rock, the Bay and the Embarcadero. Panoramic view. Every seat has a view and the fireplace adds that cozy feeling.

We offer a separate Gluten-Free menu with over 10 entrees.

DiStasio's has been in business on the central coast for 17+ years.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?