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Il Cortile

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608,12th Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446 (Spring Street)
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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  • 3
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian in Paso

Appetizer great was slow to serve but once we struck up a conversation with the bartender all was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Solana Beach, California
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Special occasions
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Solana Beach, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Appetizer great was slow to serve but once we struck up a conversation with the bartender all was good.

Thank Jeanne683
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a great dinner at Il Cortile, the branzino on vegetable risotto was excellent. We were a party of 4 sitting a a table so small our knees were touching and there wasn't enough room for dinner plates, bread plates and glasses on the table. I will ask for a banquette next time, those tables are larger is you... More 

Thank Isabel S
London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us and when we arrived we initially thought it wasn't for us. The food was excellent and the waiter was absolutely tip top. Thank you Eric you were wonderfully informative and made the evening. This is undoubtably the best restaurant in town.

Thank mandy s
Paso Robles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Santos prepared a fabulous meal that he donated as part of a music & dining fundraiser for the Food bank of San Luis Obispo & Loaves & Fishes of Paso Robles. Such a generous gift!

Thank Jim I
Carmichael, California
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92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Il Cortile is a small, comfortable restaurant with a very nice patio for warm days and balmy nights. The food is excellent (my wife had the pork osso buco -- braised 14 to 16 hours -- and I had the black truffle-flecked fettuccine in s light, creamy sauce) and the service is superb. We will definitely return when we come... More 

Thank GeorgeT47
Sacramento, California
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The appetizer scallops were the highlight of our meal - as well as the fond regulars who shared the banquette (and each others' wine!). The osso bucco fell apart as one would hope, but missed some of the depth of flavor I love in that dish. I would have to say the same for the risotto... so I was relieved... More 

Thank kristinalisan
Las Vegas, Nevada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere is awesome for such a small town. Service is superb. And the entrée choices are like a big city menu. Portions are reasonable. They don't rush you.

Thank honest-abouttravel
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We checked into our hotel and had this reservation made for about a month, as it is rated very highly in trip advisor. The decor is decent, and the food was just so-so. I had some type of fish, and it was really fishy tasting. My husband has a special beef tartar appetizer and it was covered in sauce with... More 

Thank Islandgirl4343
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lobster was very good. My husband had the lamb and loved it. Service was not rushed but timely. If you are a vegetarian there are not a lot of choices. (Not even a lot of fish) If you make reservations, try and book the patio. It's heated and even on a chilly night it provides a nice atmosphere. Dessert... More 

Thank Nalyes
Bakersfield, California
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All of us chose one of their handmade pasta dishes. The pasta was perfect and delicious. They have an excellent wine list by the bottle and by the glass. Two of us had blown out our palates wine tasting, and enjoyed beer--imported and local. The caprese was beautiful with heirloom tomatoes and burrata.

Thank DachsiesMom

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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: Business meetings, Special occasions


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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?