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Buona Tavola

943 Spring St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2513
805-237-0600
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Ranked #8 of 148 restaurants in Paso Robles
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 10th Street
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English first
Paso Robles, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is a high end Italian Restaurant. It is a place for good food, attentive service, tasteful décor including white tablecloths. The prices are reasonable for a restaurant of this caliber. I recommend Buona Tavola for a great food experience.

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Lot-et-Garonne
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237 reviews 237 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We chose the Melody Ranch motel as an economical stopover, and were delighted to find next door this very agreeable and authentic Italian restaurant. To be honest we thought it was far superior to the various Italian restarants we'd tried recently in the Mill Valley area, and the Napa Valley. The Buona Tavola people appear to have a serious understanding... More

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Irvine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Friends recommended Buona Tavola to us as we were going to the wineries in Paso Robles. We made a reservation for Friday night. We arrived on Thursday and walked around Paso Robles town going into restaurants and looking at their menus. We actually sat down at tables in two restaurants before deciding we did not want to dine there. We... More

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Estes Park, Colorado
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72 reviews 72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

DELICIOUS food! Northern Italian. Divine limoncello for dessert! Had the house-made gnocchi. Several choices look great. Service friendly. A few tables outside. Will definitely be back soon!

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California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

On a Saturday night we had reservations for 4 - and reservations are a must, as this is a very small place- all four of our dinners were delicious. Tiramisu as well was noteworthy, and even the bread was quite good. The only disappointment is the wine list, which is surprisingly weak. Overall, if you like good food, you can't... More

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San Diego
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218 reviews 218 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We had a dinner here on a Friday night during Zin Fest week end, so I have to be honest and say the timing was crazy busy for this experience. We did make a reservation, which was smart since the line was out the door for folks who were waiting. The place is small with no lobby for waiting, plus... More

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Morro Bay, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

People waiting outside before opening-Sunday! Full shortly thereafter. Well prepared veal; sautéed spinach with garlic; forgot other "contorni". Shall definitely repeat. Wanted light dish, so veal chosen. Others pasta, very good. Olive "tapenade" a little strong for me. Good wine choices and fairly priced. Wine growing areas have that benefit on list prices. To keep cost down we selected Ancient... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Buon giorno! My husband and I love Buona Tavola in Paso Robles!!! We dine here for special occasions, to entertain family and friends and "just because we can," even on a weeknight. They easily accommodated our party of 40-plus for my 50th birthday celebration. The food is always very good and the service is the best in town. The Manager,... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Thanks to other reviews on Tripadvisor, we picked Buona Tavola for our first night in Paso Robles. The restaurant was packed when we arrived, but with reservation, we were seated immediately. Service was excellent and food terrific. Prices reasonable. I would go again for sure.

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Lakeside, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This restaurant came highly recommended so we thought we would give it a try. Their wine selection is terrible, the service was "snooty" and the food was just marginal. We were so looking forward to this meal and it was a disappointment from beginning to end. One good thing that I feel is only fair to mention: the young woman... More

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