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943 Spring St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2513
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Ranked #13 of 155 Restaurants in Paso Robles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Sun - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 10th Street
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Fairfax, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Based on some other reviews I did not have the highest of expectations. I was wrong. The food was terrific especially the "home made" tortellini. On Wednesday night every bottle of wine is half off with many local Paso wines. The prices, while not inexpensive, represented very good value in Paso Robles. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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San Francisco
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place is the real deal! Not some Wanna be Italian Owner. The Owner and Chef are from the Piedmont Region of Italy. His nephew runs this restaurant at night. Great food! Better than most food places in North Beach SF. They even make their own Salame. This place was crowded and busy. I had the pasta al mare. Wow!... More 

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Paso Robles, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

All cooked from scratch, real Italian run by real Italians. This is truly a gem in Paso. Very good food, service and wine.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I'm torn on this review. My pasta dish was delicious...the one with the meat sauce of various meats. My husband had the pork chop special, which was good but almost overcooked. My friend enjoyed her pasta. The antipasto special was fun as we had just been in Italy so it brought back many memories. The waiter was from Italy, so... More 

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I want to clarify that the food at Buona Tavola and the service were both very good. HOWEVER, we would not go back due to the number of loud inconsiderate cell phone users - and the restaurant's lack of a policy regarding the use of cell phones in the dining area. Having the person at the table next to us... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We have been enjoying Buona Tavola during visits to Paso Robles for several years. We have never been disappointed. Service has been excellent even when the restaurant was full to capacity. Dishes from simple, for example, Penne All'Arrabbiata to specials, for example, King Salmon, have been excellent. The King Salmon special my wife had last night was second only to... More 

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San Diego, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Came to Paso Robles with my friend for a half marathon and after looking at the great reviews from Trip advisor decided to try this restaurant and it was great! Very good waitress, fantastic food, lovely little place, a must when you decide to come to Paso Robles.

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Las Vegas
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191 reviews 191 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

After we were seated it took about 20 minutes before the waitress ever came by to acknowledge that we were there. The hostess was kind enough to notice that we had brought a bottle of wine so she opened it for us. Once we ordered, the timing of the food was good. We noticed that other tables received their appetizers... More 

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Sherwood, Oregon
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We have been going to Paso for many years now, and this is our favorite place. It is very welcoming with an open kitchen that is fun to watch. The wait staff are excellent and we think this is the best place for Italian or any kind of food here. Many types of pasta, with meat and fish dishes that... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Loved the tiny close atmosphere and the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Awesome food and good wine selections. They also allow you to bring your own wine, so that is a plus!!

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Additional Information about Buona Tavola

Address: 943 Spring St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2513
Phone Number: 805-237-0600
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Paso Robles
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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