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Il Cortile

608,12th Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446
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Ranked #3 of 150 restaurants in Paso Robles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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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85% Recommend
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Solvang, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My wife and I enjoyed Il Cortile very much. Both our B & B hosts and a winery suggested Il Cortile and I'm glad we took them up on their recommendations. I particularly enjoyed the duck carpaccio appetizer. Our entrees of veal fettuccine and pork oso bucco were flavorful and just the right proportions. The staff was appropriately attentive, although... More

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Bakersfield, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lovely place with excellent food and service! Best in Paso for a romantic dining experience. Not on the main square which makes for easier parking

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Carlsbad, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went to this restaurant for the third time. As every time before, the restaurant was outstanding......the food was very good and very Italian in nature. There was a large group with us and we were all happy with our meals. We will visit this restaurant again.

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Halifax, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had a stopover stay in Paso Robles on our way from Los Angeles to Carmel on the Pacific Coast Highway. Typical yuppy wannabe tourists in search of good wine and touring in the convertible sports car we were. We arrived at a nearby hotel and decided to just walk around town in search of a restaurant. This was the... More

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Central California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Almost everyone we met in Paso Robles raved about Il Cortile and since we were in Paso to celebrate a special birthday, we had dinner there. The first thing I noticed from the menu was that there were only two entrees that appealed to me - salmon ($25) and fillet mignon ($33). I'm not a picky eater but boar, beef... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I read the reviews before going to the restaurant. Were really not very helpful . After having eaten there, this won't be either. First of all, it is expensive for this area. A counterpoint, the service was immaculate. The menu was exotic. The food we ordered, every one agreed, was very good to excellent. So we're back to the sticking... More

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Fountain Valley, California
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162 reviews 162 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The hotel recommended Il Cortile to us for dinner and we decided Italian sounded good for the evening. The hotel made a reservation for us and when we arrived, we were promptly seated. The ambiance is nice, it is a little eatery and we looked forward to a great dinner. Restaurants need to understand that their wait staff really creates... More

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Yorba Linda, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We heard about this place while wine tasting and everyone gave it high marks. We decided to give it a try and we are so glad we did! I had the papparelle with wild boar and my daughter had the fettucine with buffalo. The pasta was freshly made and so delicious. My wild boar had been marinated in wine and... More

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Leucadia, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had dinner with three other couples and the whole evening was very enjoyable. Good service and a relaxed atmosphere. We especially enjoyed the carpaccio and the Risotto. Also tried the octopus appetizer and it also was delicious.

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North Tustin, CA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Of the Italian restaurants I've been to in the Paso area this one is definitely one of the better ones for food quality. However, while the food was very good it was very pricey for what you get, even if you consider this one of the better end Italian restaurants. 4 adults, one glass of wine (just 1, not each),... More

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