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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 213
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
One of my favourite restaurant experiences

My boyfriend and I went to dinner at IL Cortile for our birthdays which are relatively close together. We always like to splurge on this particular meal, we do it every year, and this was no exception. We decided to do the chef's tasting menu, and we were not disappointed. I have a few food issues... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Jessie M
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San Luis Obispo
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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333 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Luis Obispo
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I went to dinner at IL Cortile for our birthdays which are relatively close together. We always like to splurge on this particular meal, we do it every year, and this was no exception. We decided to do the chef's tasting menu, and we were not disappointed. I have a few food issues with things I can't... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is one of my most memorable meals, ever. Started out with the duck prosciutto--thinly sliced cured duck--phenomenal! Next was the veal chop, a perfectly cooked portion that was tender, tasteful and one of the best that I’ve ever had. With the appetizer and main course so good, how could you not see what dessert would bring? Tiramisu that, in... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

What a pleasant surprise, we found this restaurant in Paso Robles this week and had a most delicious dinner!! The beef carpaccio appetizer (with truffles) was possibly the best we have ever had! Great atmosphere and wine list, all in all just delightful.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

What a little gem. The bartender, Brooke, was great. We ate at the bar and listened to her suggestions based on our input. I got a fettucini plate with mixed seafood topping of shrimp, clams, and a bortarga sauce. I also had a local Firestone pale ale. They were perfect. I would go here every time I'm in the area.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Slow service, bad knowledge of entrees and awful fillet mignon and pasta dishes. Would not recommend to anyone. Not good

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Our visit to this restaurant was perfect from start to finish. They have a great wine list that is reasonably priced. Everything our party of three ordered was delicious. Our waitress was friendly and funny. What more could you ask for from a restaurant? Go. You won't regret it.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We love Italian food but are often disappointed with the experience. Il Cortile was a very pleasant surprise! It is located a bit off the beaten path in a nondescript building. The good news about the location is that parking is easy! That's a huge plus in crowded Paso Robles on the weekend. The best seats seem to be on... More 

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Long Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Maybe it was the Monday night chef or maybe one shouldn't order the specials, either way it was a disappointment. The one special was a lobster dish that was tough and over cooked. You could barely cut through it. The manager conveniently disappeared and the waitress stayed away as I tried to eat it. We were not asked how our... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Second time to this fine establishment. Will not visit Paso without breakin bread at Il Cortille. The service was impeccable, friendly and knowledgeable. And did I say passionate. Yes, our waitress was passionate about the food she was about to serve. And her description of the kitchen specials for the night was Oscar worthy..... Ahhhhh the Spaghetti Borgatta "mouth watering"... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Attentive service and a very well run kitchen. Delicious food which was well seasoned and nicely presented. We could watch the kitchen crew perform their jobs with great teamwork.

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