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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
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Price range: $31 - $50
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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275 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
Salem, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We went to Il Cortile on our Paso trip based on the numerous great reviews we had seen and weren't disappointed. The food and service are just fabulous. Pastas and meats alike were cooked to perfection. And be sure to save room for their unbelievably good tiramisu for dessert - light as a feather and so good! Really great meal.

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Cloverdale, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Il Cortille is a local restaurant in Paso that has exceptional service and high quality Italian food. I had the Cinghiali with pappardella and it was very enjoyable. Hot and flavorful. We also had the lobster ravioli. Also very enjoyable. The wine list was excellent and we brought one and bought one. Sophisticated and comfortable at the same time.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Just left dinner at this restaurant. Had five courses. All courses were done and presented well,EXCEPT the main course. Kudos to the other courses,but main course lack everything. Veal chop over cooked,accompanying potatoes tasted old and dry,my wife had there signature dish of pork osso buco was acceptable , but the risotto did not reflect any thing like risotto. For... More

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Oakhurst, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were a party of 4, recommended by a winemaker from the area. We traveled about Paso Robles that day doing various wine tastings at the vineyards searching for something to bring back to our restaurant. We were very excited to try this restaurant for two reasons. a. It was recommended by a local b. I find small restaurants to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Our extended family of 6 adults dined here last Saturday. We sat in the front patio. Our waiter was efficient and attentive. We tried their minestrone soup- excellent with a variety of fresh vegetables, grilled octopus as appetizer- delicious - done just right not overlooked on a bed of beans. Entrees included seafood pasta, fettuccini with truffles, filet, and pork.... More

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San Jose, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great, inventive Italian menu; great customer service, both at the front desk and at the table. We go there every time we're in Paso Robles.

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Portervbille, CA
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Friends recommended we try this restaurant when we recently traveled to Paso Robles. This is a small downtown restaurant, but parking was easy to find. The food is phenomenal; it's gourmet Italian. I had the Chilean sea bass; my wife had a pasta dish. The appetizers were wonderful. My carpaccio was terrific, maybe due to the truffle, cream sauce. A... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My wife and I were working in the area and were fortunate to be invited to Il Cortile by colleagues. We brought a bottle of Turley Zinfandel and when the cork broke, the server kindly offered to decant the wine for us. The service and ambiance couldn't be improved and the food was spectacular. Three of us enjoyed the Milanese... More

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Solvang, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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