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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
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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
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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
    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
Excellent food and wine, knowledgeable staff - it's getting better.

10 of us go to Paso every January for a bike ride. This was the 3rd time we visited Tavola. Our group has a wide range of experience with good food. Everyone was happy. They are much better with large groups then in the past. The food was better than last year, and that's a pretty high... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
TSlobko
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Los Angeles, California, United States
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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170 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Los Angeles, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

10 of us go to Paso every January for a bike ride. This was the 3rd time we visited Tavola. Our group has a wide range of experience with good food. Everyone was happy. They are much better with large groups then in the past. The food was better than last year, and that's a pretty high standard. Not a... More 

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California
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20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We've dined at Buona Tavola for both lunch and dinner and enjoyed our Northern-style Italian meals. A standout was the Insalata di Parma. Looking forward to returning soon.

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Concord, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Buena Tavola (both in Paso and SLO) are great places to eat, while the one in Paso doesn't quite have the ambiance/romantic as the back patio of the Buena Tavola in SLO, it's still a very nice place to spend a romantic evening out at. They have a lot of options for appetizers, first and second plates, and dessert. They... More 

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Port Hueneme, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by many people, and we were not disappointed. Aaron, our server, was a delight and knowledgeable of wines and wineries, which we love. We'll be back!

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Paso Robles
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband and I and another couple spent a lovely New Year's dinner with two bottles of our own wine corking fee waived! Attentive service, great food, and lovely environment! We loved the food, and would return in a heartbeat!

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Medford Oregon 97504
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We travel every year to Paso Robles for a winter get away in our motorhome. We always have a late lunch on New Years Eve for my husbands birthday. The food,wine and staff are amazing. Everything is always PERFECT. I would recommend this to anyone that loves great food. You will not be disappointed.

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Antioch, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Outstanding Italian food, great pastas, veal, steaks......just plain great food, great service and nice atmosphere.

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San Jose
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Pros: Good food. Nice value. Ask for the “burly guy". Cons: Dining room is narrow and can get noisy. Suggestion: Go for dinner midweek...or early on the weekend. Star Ratings: - Overall: 4 - Food Quality: 4 - Food Quantity: 5 - Dining Room Attractiveness: 3 - Menu: 4 - Service: 4 - Noise: 2 - Price: 4 - Value:... More 

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Fountain Valley, California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is the second time this year that we have had the pleasure of dining in this Italian restaurant. Our previous visit was back in May. The place is small, which contributes to the noise factor, but this is a minor annoyance when the delicious food arrives. My veal stuffed raviolies were delicious and I could have easily split the... More 

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