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1051 Nipomo St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3802
+1 805-547-1111
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Maui, Hawaii
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I work in San Luis Obispo every few months & topping my list of places that I HAVE to go to each time is Ciopinot's Seafood Restaurant. The owner, Leonard, personally greets you at the door and is by far the host with the most. I love to get the "No Work" Ciopinot and a glass of great wine. I... More 

Thank GinaOnMaui
Nipomo, California
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best thing about this place is the FREE corkage on four bottles of wine. Our server was very gracious and knowledgeable, but the prices for the dishes is really out there! Other reviewers have mentioned how bland many of the menu items were, and that was the case for me as well. My husband and I split the (bland)... More 

1 Thank schwakes
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We never miss a dinner when we are in town. This is our favorite. From the greeting we receive once we enter to the service and the amazing specials. It is a true gem. Best seafood. My swordfish was the thickest and most moist I'd ever had. The ciopinot is the best as well. Can't wait to go back. Oh,... More 

1 Thank CCMCR
Overland Park, Kansas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Definitely high end restaurant with sophistication and high-end service. Can hold a lot of people, I went early so not sure how crowded it gets.

1 Thank SeminarTraveler
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A very nice restaurant with a great feel about it. The service was excellent and our waitress was very helpful . We enjoyed the idea that we could bring own own bottle of wine without the corkage fee. The prices were a little high but the food was excellent( as the saying goes (" you get what you pay for").... More 

Thank Kathrine2100
Kansas, USA
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent selection of appetizers. Service was superb. Handled a group of 8 very well on a Tuesday evening. Entrees were excellent. A great evening .

Thank RDFKansasUSA
Sacramento, California
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

How can a highly rated Resturant next to the ocean serve not fresh seafood that is over cooked? I had the captains sampler and while I was incredibly disappointed by the over cooked fish selection and the scallop and shrimp that were nearly eatable due to their unfresh quality and having been seriously over cooked quality, I do have to... More 

Thank Hinrichsen J
Los Gatos, California
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We have been going here for a while-it is ALWAYS good--no corkage for your wine-but more important the food is over the top-ask for Ann for your server-she and the food are the best

3 Thank Hal C
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

My husband wanted seafood for his birthday dinner. What an excellent choice! He had the linguini with mussels and clams and loved it, practically licked his plate. I had the Greek scallops and calamari, amazing. The portions were perfect size. The service was very good. We were greeted and welcomed as soon as we entered. There is a good wine... More 

1 Thank Karen W
Arroyo Grande, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Good place to go for dinner if you love wine. The food is great. Love the variety of dishes offered from beef to seafood to chicken, there's something for every palate. They let you bring up to 4 bottles of wine and even our cake. Lovely atmosphere!

1 Thank mrabara

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1051 Nipomo St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-547-1111

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