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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
Good for:
Fine Dining
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 221
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Foie Gras & Truffles--How Can You Not Love It?

The dining room was as we remembered it from our visit several years ago, its spare design placing the emphasis on the food. We began with a special app of foie gras on meaty pork belly in a pool of port-Madeira reduction. Both meats were generous for an app portion, and each perfectly cooked for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
patandmaryjo
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The dining room was as we remembered it from our visit several years ago, its spare design placing the emphasis on the food. We began with a special app of foie gras on meaty pork belly in a pool of port-Madeira reduction. Both meats were generous for an app portion, and each perfectly cooked for its type. We followed with... More 

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Hayward, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This place has gotten a lot of ink in the Bay area newspapers and we were glad it still seemed small, friendly and awesome. This is where I learned about burratta and the current dish as an appetizer is almost a desert with caramelized onions and the cheese just melting in your mouth. For and entrée the gnocchi had been... More 

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Naples, Florida
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147 reviews 147 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

On March 11 we had a wonderful meal. After reading the one review with the knock on the service I was concerned. As it turned out, the four of us on our last night in Paso Robles had an 8pm reservation (only one we could get) and it happened to be on the night that the restaurant was participating in... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The server was inattentive and left the bill without breaking stride and thanking us for the business. Food was average and the total experience was less tha we expected from what we thought was a first-class restaurant. The pacing was awful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

OMG I wish I had taken a picture of this amazing appetizer. I was skeptical of raw beef and truffles, but this dish works as the beef is shaved paper thin, the sauce is awesome, and the truffles are also shaved paper thin. Go there for this dish alone. I also had the spinach gnocchi in a rich Gorgonzola sauce-... More 

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RICHMOND VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We had the best meal last night. Our waitress was the perfect combination of being very friendly, but not too friendly. She was well versed with the menu and had great suggestions but was not pushy. Now to the food. It was wonderful! We had a beef carpaccio special with shaved truffles, crustini with fennel and prosciutto, then house-made fettuccine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Fantastic food, plentiful helpings, great service, wonderful ambiance! We had a fantastic birthday dinner and left with big smiles on our faces.

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tucson
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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My husband and I ate dinner at Il Cortile on the recommendation of our inn keepers. We loved it! Our waitress had worked at Il Cortile for 3 years and was great help with suggestions and service. We shared the lobster zucchini ravioli as our appetizer. Very light pasta that was full of flavor and served with pomodoro sauce .... More 

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Fallbrook
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104 reviews 104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

On the recommendation of our inn keepers we chose Il Cortile for our anniversary dinner. The service was excellent. Our waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable out the menu. While the selections were interesting, it was just a bit too gourmet for our tastes. If you like to eat specialties such as rabbit, duck, octopus, etc you would have loved... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Great service, quality ingredients and nice ambiance. SIx of us for dinner. No big complaints. Just nothing that was earth shattering. For the price. Just not worth it. This place is what I would categorize as a high end tourist trap.

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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)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  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?