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“4 year anniversary at Ciopinot” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ciopinot

Ciopinot
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Los Angeles, California, United States
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130 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“4 year anniversary at Ciopinot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

Undeniably the best seafood in SLO, they even have their own ships that go out and catch fish for that night's meals! Check out the post we wrote about our experience there, including the best dishes to get and photos of them :) And you we can't forget to mention, there's no corkage fee! Enjoy!

http://mrandmrsadventure.com/2013/11/05/best-of-slo-montana-de-oro-madonna-inn-zip-lining-and-more/

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MrandMrsAdventure
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NM USA
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121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Sea Bass with strawberries”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

The Sea Bass special was unique - strawberries tucked in the lighted crusted fish with Parmesan cheese and asparagus. I've has a fair number of Sea Bass dishes, this was one of the best. The filet was also good, and the local Wolff Vinyard petite Syrah was a nice compliment to the meal.
They should get rid of the large screen TV at the bar - it is a distraction and no one was watching it.
Service was great.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank tjstjs
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San Luis Obispo, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Our Special Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

This is our favorite restaurant on the Central Coast. The food and service are consistently outstanding. The atmosphere is calm and romantic. You have your choice of eating inside or outside. Everyone that we have taken to the restaurant,or we have recommended the restaurant to have loved it. As one friend said,"done deal". The smartest thing this restaurant does is allow you to bring in your own wine, with no corkage fee. For those visiting, the restaurant carries the best wines in the area. Enjoy!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank sloslp
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San Luis Obispo, California
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A chance to dress up on the casual central coast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

San Luis Obispo is almost painfully casual, but the food, the service, the ambiance, and certainly the prices at this seafood-specialty restaurant warrant a dressier approach, which we women enjoy on occasion! Start with a martini, expertly prepared and suitably chilled, and peruse the somewhat overpriced menu. Try a seafood dish, and ask the waiter which dishes are locally sourced and sustainable, and there will be several, all well prepared with sauces from scratch. A bonus is free corkage on your first bottle of wine, so bring a good one. The meal will be efficiently and neatly served by well-trained and knowledgeable wait staff. The decor is upscale, the llighting low and intimate, amd the feel is of a fancy place and a special dinner. The noise level can get rather loud in proportion to the alcohol consumed!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank lesliiek
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

Being from Vegas, this restaurant ranks right up there. To start, the service was provided by Ann who neither rushed us or ignored us. Her suggestions were very helpful from the wine to food ordering. I'm not a chowder person however was informed theirs wasn't cream base but with a rue. The claim chowder reminded me of a rich pot pie filling. I would highly recommend trying theirs! Ciopinot was great however I would suggest they service bigger toasted bread vs the table bread. Will def suggest and return in the future!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Anthony31
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