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Il Cortile

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608,12th Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446 (Spring Street)
805.226.0300
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 199
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Viva Italy

Some of the best Italian dishes in the Central Valley. Excellent servers and wonderful food. The owners are visible and engaged. We frequently dine at il Cortile and look forward to our next visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Bob S
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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316 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Some of the best Italian dishes in the Central Valley. Excellent servers and wonderful food. The owners are visible and engaged. We frequently dine at il Cortile and look forward to our next visit

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Pleasanton, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

A friendly restaurant with excellent food The menu has a variety of Italian dishes cooked to perfection

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Bardstown, Kentucky
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

In Paso with friends for a wine trip. Had dinner here one of our nights. Sat outside on enclosed, heated patio. Very quaint and small inside. Atmosphere was quiet, we were loud so glad we got seated outside. Some ordered appetizers and raved over them. My salad was just ok. My meal, lobster ravioli was very good. We had some... More 

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Santa Barbara, Ca
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

In Italian, il cortile means the courtyard, but that's definitely where you don't want to sit on a cold winter's evening at this restaurant. As an Italian-American, brought up mainly on a mixture of Italo-American cooking, I like to get to know other Italian cuisines, both in the U.S. and Italy. It Cortile bills itself as northern Italian, and while... More 

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Walnut, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I'm dreaming about the next time I am in Paso Robles and I can eat here again! The food is amazing! I came here with a large party and we were seated within minutes on a Sunday night. I was a little concerned about the menu choices with the party I was with. They are not into "fancy food" and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Paso Robles has many fine restaurants, but Il Cortile is one of the best, if not the best (the other is Bistro Laurent). Brought our own wine for a very modest $20 corkage fee. Amazing food and service, delightful decor. And the head chef, from Honduras, wears a Univ. of Texas Longhorn cap because, as a waitstaff told us, he... More 

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La Quinta, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Wonderful restaurant with friends on New Year's Eve. Staff very good for a party of 8 on a busy night & food was excellent. Our second visit.

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San Jose, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I just came back from Paso Robles after 4 days in the area. I have to say that one of the highlights of our trip was dinning at Il Cortile. We are very particular about Italian food, as it is one of our favorite cuisine. The food was excellent and the wines very good, as expected from... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

was at Paso and hungry for good Italian food. Let me start by saying that the device at Il Cortile was very professional and detailed. Our server was great in his food recommendations and even accommodating our requests. I had the salmon which was delicious and who knew vegetables could taste so amazing. I had a side of Passat with... More 

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Palo Alto, California, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Four of us visited this highly-recommended restaurant. Sunday evening, not a super-busy time of year. Food: excellent. Standouts were the pork osso buco, a scallops/truffles appetizer, and a veal chop with an amazingly intense, true-flavored porcini mushroom sauce. Service: friendly, but a little off. Took my wine to decant, but then seemed to lose track of it (bad handoffs amongst... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 608,12th Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446
    (Spring Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Paso Robles
  • Phone Number: 805.226.0300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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