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“Nothing to write home about”

DiStasio's on the Bay
Ranked #74 of 100 Restaurants in Morro Bay
Price range: $10 - $22
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nothing to write home about”
Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

I had the chicken Alfredo, my husband had the sausage lasagna. Neither were anything spectacular, but neither were they bad. The only thing that was poor, was the bread; hard as a rock and crumbled to pieces all over the table. Definitely not freshly made. But the waitress was nice, view was beautiful, price was reasonable.

  • Visited September 2013
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La Quinta
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Anniversary Dinner”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

The food is average and decent prices, as for the location beautiful view! The night we ate here the sky was clear and we had a beautiful sunset.

Visited August 2013
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Ready to retract my first review!!”
Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

After communicating with the owners Ken and Mark and relating our dismay about the very disappointing meal we ate in April, they invited us back. We ordered the eggplant parmigiana and linguine primavera and were pleasantly surprised that everything was cooked to perfection tonight. The hospitality was outstanding. Our server Lindsey, was most efficient, attentive and welcoming.

The restaurant was packed yet I felt like we were the only two people in the house.

Well done Mark and crew. Thanks to Ken and Mark for being good restaurateurs and assuring that patrons received a fitting meal.
Sioux-30 year Morro Bay resident.

  • Visited August 2013
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Whittier, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good Food With A Veiw”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We have been on the coast for a week and wanted something other than seafood. This was a good choice. Their homemade sauces are very tasty. The entire meal very enjoyable. Their tiramisu is excellent . The staff is friendly and attentive. Although their bread needs improvement. We will be back in the winter.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank mikeybuoy
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Columbia, South Carolina
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food / poor cleaning”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

We visited last week and although we liked the food the silverware had to be wiped before using because of bad water spots which we didn't complain about but later we were served with a very dirty cup. The waiter was nice and replaced the item but we won't be back.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank clarence g
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Santangelo11, Owner at DiStasio's on the Bay, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
I am so very sorry that you encountered some water spotted silverware. We do try to keep our dishwashing detergents and water softeners balanced and watch for anything like that before it gets out of the dishwashing area.

As for the cup, that should never happen. Unfortuantely it does happen on very rare occasion and it gets to the table. Again, I am sorry about that and your comment helps us in our diligence to stop it from happening again.

Ken & Mark Father/Son owners
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