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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We dined here on a Saturday night. Our reservation was for 7:45 and we were seated promptly. Our group of 8 had to ask several times for certain items and the server seemed distracted. Our food was not well prepared nor really very tasty. My lasagne had clearly been heated up but it was unevenly heated and had some cold... More 

Thank troutbum2
Carlsbad, California
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41 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

This restaurant has a wonderful view overlooking the Embarcadero area of Morro Bay, Staff is excellent and provided great service. We did find the food to only be average, hence the rating on this establishment. We would, however, return to sit in the bar and have a drink and some appetizers. The view was that great, the atmosphere in the... More 

Thank Mark B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We had a really lovely Italian meal here. The food was really good and the service great. Also lots of great music in the background especially from the rat pack The cost was also reasonable. With tip $90 for four of us.

Thank Martin G
Los Osos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

A beautiful view restaurant, family owned and operated atop the Embarcadero in Morro Bay. If you are looking for a calming atmosphere after a hectic day of shopping on the embarcadero, then this is the place to rest your legs with fine Italian dining at its best. What a view of the harbor and sandspit with all the boats moored... More 

Thank hungrynomore2016
Los Angeles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

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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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

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 

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1 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $22
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, Reservations, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, 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?