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1051 Nipomo St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3802
+1 805-547-1111
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice restaurant, great ambiance. Casual dress. Great food at a price you'd expect. Both couples ordered a King's Ransom- steak, lobster and king crab. Plenty for two! No corkage fees for up to 4 bottles. Bottled Wine on menu at market price plus $5 or $10- very reasonable. No automatic gratuity regardless of group size. No plate sharing fee.... More 

Thank Alan M
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I am sure the fish quality is outstanding. The interior has a posh, elite vibe. But, price-wise, I found my walk-up-to-the-bar appetizer experience here disappointing. I ordered the deep-fried calamari appetizer and a glass of wine (I think it was one of the cheaper wines at $10). Finished the very small portion of calamari, which cost $17, in about five... More 

Thank crankybanker
San Luis Obispo, California
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

I've come here for business meals. I had my first oysters Rockefeller. Done well. I had a very good cucumber martini.

Thank Wanda L
Camarillo, California
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Ciopinot Seafood Grill in SLO is "top notch" in every category. This is our "go-to" restaurant when visiting the Central Coast. Well worth a 20 minute drive to experience the meals served here. Just hosted a party of 20 (Dec. 2016) and Christina performed "outstanding" service in every respect. The specials can't be beat.

Thank Walt805
San Luis Obispo, California
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51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

this place is the bomb!! exceeds in service and food and drinks!! while this may be a bit pricey for the average budget, it is absolutely incredible and you will not be disappointed!!! zinfandel wine, tuna trio appetizer, caesar salad and clams and mussel pasta were the delectable choices of the evening. (oh, and a butterfinger confection for dessert. split... More 

Thank SydneyofSanLuis
Maui, Hawaii
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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 

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Nipomo, California
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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 

2 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 23 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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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

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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
Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?