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Dio's Restaurant

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1212 Alabama Ave SW, Bandon, OR 97411-9053
+1 541-297-8620
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Our family of four was in the mood for pizza and pasta, and we discovered this tiny place on trip advisor - just up the street from our beachside motel. The whole experience felt very special. We were the only customers for half an hour, then one pair of locals came in. The menu was on a blackboard - all... More 

Thank Jill C
Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Tiny one man show who could not have been nicer and accommodating in every way. Great PIZZA - so so difficult to have a true crispy thin crust pizza that came piping hot! Limited number of topping but the best execution I can recall in many many years for dinner. (Only two nights a week) Visit Steve for sure when... More 

Thank ClayJr
Blaine, Washington
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I stopped here for lunch because it had 5 Star reviews. It was incredible. Is very limited menu, pasta or pizza. I chose the pasta and it was outstanding. Also very reasonably priced, possibly a little too low if he is to stay in business.

1 Thank Heresolong
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Small place and a one man operation, but some of the best food in around. Menu is limited, but the choices are always great. Arguably the best coffee and espresso drinks in town. This is not merely a business, but a product of someone who loves what they do, and it shows in the taste.

Thank Michael P
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I live in Bandon and have been eating at Dios Café for years. Steve Santoro, owner and chef, makes the best Roman thin crust pizza I have ever eaten. His pasta and desserts are wonderful, as well. He will make the pizza or pasta with meat or with veggies. Just tell him your preferences. The red and white wines are... More 

Thank Sparkyabh
West Chester, OH
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

A very small place, very limited menu, but so intimate. Very casual, relaxed, and great food. On the Monday night we visited, we could choose between pasta or pizza. We opted for the pizza, and the sauce on it was just fantastic. Steve was very personable, talkative but not overbearing-just the right touch! Our only regret is that we do... More 

Thank Greg44
Eagle Point, Oregon
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112 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

We went because there were nine 5.0 reviews of this restaurant on tripadvisor but it was rated the 22nd best restaurant in Bandon. Granted there are some excellent restaurants in Bandon, but there certainly aren't 21 that are better than Dios. It isn't going to appeal to everyone, but if you want wonderful Italian food (from a limited menu) in... More 

Thank 1958DumbSmack
Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Steve serves dinner twice a week on Monday & Friday, 5-7pm. We had his pasta dinner & he offered to make mine with veggies instead of meatballs; they were both delicious! He's also open M-F, 12-2pm. We went back for lunch & had the curry veggies with rice; also delicious! The address is 1212 Alabama, #11; it's in the small... More 

Thank Marj042
Guantanamo, Cuba
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

Terrific homemade cooking in a very intimate restaurant, only a few tables, but the food is beyond words. Truly one of those "locals" treasure finds!!

Thank Michael Q
Bandon, Oregon, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

Steve`s pizza`s are out of this world, in fact everything he makes is a taste sensation, he has a changing menu every day, Monday - Friday, 12 - 2 p.m. Monday and Friday Evenings 5 -7 p.m.

3 Thank Carene W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 Alabama Ave SW, Bandon, OR 97411-9053
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Bandon
  • Phone Number: +1 541-297-8620
Formerly El Santoro, Euro-Organic

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