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Buona Tavola

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943 Spring St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2513 (10th Street)
805-237-0600
Today
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Outdoor seating
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Holy....The Pumpkin Tortelloni!!!

This restaurant doesn't look like it would anything special, but......The Tortelloni di zucca alla salvia e mascarpone is probably one of the most amazing things I have ever eaten in my life. I literally had to fight my friends from stealing it from me. Everything I tasted was absolutely amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
JessG13
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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182 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This restaurant doesn't look like it would anything special, but......The Tortelloni di zucca alla salvia e mascarpone is probably one of the most amazing things I have ever eaten in my life. I literally had to fight my friends from stealing it from me. Everything I tasted was absolutely amazing, and I am very hard to impress. The staff was... More 

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Fresno, California
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Without a doubt, one of the best meals I have ever had. I wanted the grilled eggplant appetizer, but wife doesn't like eggplant so she ordered the special house-made salamis, olives and cheese. After hearing my raves on the eggplant, she tried a bite and wound up eating eggplant for the first time ever. Next was the Parma salad -... More 

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Atascadero, California
Top Contributor
309 reviews 309 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Buena Tavola is a small Italian restaurant that you just might drive by when you were coming up Spring Street in Paso Robles. Keep your eyes open as it's definitely worth a stop . I just had lunch there the other day after what I must admit was a long interval from my previous dinner there. My mistake indeed. The... More 

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Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Feb. 14th 2015.....Me and my sweetie of 32 years had a absolutely delightful dinner at Tavola's .....The service was very attentive with spacious seating(even on Valentine's Day) the food was well prepared and there was not any hesitation even when my wife ordered the salmon that was on that nights menu....great service, delightful meals and great atmosphere what more do... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Long wait even with reservations on a Wednesday when bottles of wine are half price, but food was worth the wait. My husband said his seafood pasta was the best he's had.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

After 10 days in Paso and reading the reviews -why anyone -outside of Italy maybe-would rate this less than a 10 is beyond me. Definitely the best meal yet. Everything from the aroma ( fennel ) to the bite was beyond. Noisy?-get over it-the atmosphere was contagious . Best meal of our stay -and we hit a few of the... More 

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Had one of the best meals of our lives with three different imported Italian wines offered with this three course meal. Thought the portions would be the tiny fancy restaurant "presentation with lots of plate" but discovered we each had full sized portions even though we were sharing the special being offered for two. An excellent deal that may have... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Often you go to a place and the service is great but the food isn't, or vice versa. Buona Tavola happens to be the exception. Service was as fantastic as the food! Our party of 8 arrived 7:30 on a busy Saturday night, only to find out that I had made the reservations at their other location which is in... More 

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at Buona Tavola on Feb 8 2015. Quaint little Italian restaurant with excellent food and service. Tricia was our server and she did an outstanding job. She was very prompt, courteous, knowledgable and professional. We both had the lentil soup which was the best I've ever had. I had grilled salmon which was rubbed... More 

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Moraga
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The restaurant that we first decided upon had no reservations available so Buona Tavola was our second choice. Now it goes to the top of the list. Everything we ordered was first rate and there were some items on the menu that were new to us. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable and it was excellent from beginning to end.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 943 Spring St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2513
    (10th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Paso Robles
  • Phone Number: 805-237-0600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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

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