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608,12th Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446
805.226.0300
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Ranked #4 of 156 Restaurants in Paso Robles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Spring Street
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English first
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Tried for the first time recently. Heard the reviews, and wanted to see the hype. It ain't hype if you deliver. And they did. The food was delicious, well prepared, and plated very well. The timing for the apps and entree were perfect. We felt like the server and staff cared about our dining experience. You have to try the... More 

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North Potomac
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Four of us ate at Il Cortile after a day of wine tasting and we were very happy with our dinner. The pasta was cooked perfectly. My husband had the osso bucco and although he liked it, he thought it wasn't as good as typical osso bucco made with veal. Service was also good. We did not have a reservation... More 

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Oxnard, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed eating dinner at Il Cortile after a long day of wine tasting. After sharing a delicious and large salad with my wife, I had the pasta with wild boar as my entree. My wife also had a pasta dish-the special pasta with lobster. It was delicious-I had a few tastes and wish I could have had both... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Loved the osso bucco! Little bit of a wait for our table, but they gave us complimentary proseco while we waited.

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North Potomac, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Food was great. Wine was great. Service was TOO great. Overly detailed explanations of each entree (I was only eating it; not cooking it). Every sip of water does not require a "top off". If the appetizer was good after the first bite, it was probably still good after the third; or fourth - no need to keep asking. With... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Il Cortile's owner & chef, Santos, is inventive and his menu is always interesting. I've enjoyed his Oso Buco many times, its always great. But the best meal I've enjoyed was a "chef's choice" where he prepared dishes that weren't on his menu! Ask what the favorite for the evening is.

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Seal Beach, SO CA USA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Setting aside that this restaurant is a bit pricey, we enjoyed a wonderful dinner. Wines are either local, or Italian. We selected from their list of numerous Italian reds, and sat at the bar. I can see why this is rated so highly!

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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Don't go here expecting everyday southern Italian, i.e. meatballs or lasagna. This is an upscale, unique Italian cuisine using southern Italian influence in preparation. Lots of fish, steaks, unique pastas and other dishes. I had braised Oso Buco . . . it fell off the bone. Pretty pricy.

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Walnut Creek, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My wife and I took a chance and stopped at Il Cortile without a reservation recently while staying in Paso Robles one night. A friend had recommended this restaurant and we were very pleased that he had. We were surprised how busy they were for a Wednesday night and ended up just eating at the small bar they have. That... More 

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United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Love their duck carpaccio with balsamic and parm - sinfully sweet, salty, lean and delicious all at the same time. Pastas are divinely fresh and desserts are spot on. Splendid service! Kudos on the wine pairing suggestions, too!

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Additional Information about Il Cortile

Address: 608,12th Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446
Phone Number: 805.226.0300
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Paso Robles
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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