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Buona Tavola

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943 Spring St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2513 (10th Street)
805-237-0600
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5:30 pm - 10:00 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, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Such a nice meal!

We made reservations and had dinner here on a Wednesday night. It is a special night, any wine under $100 is half off. The servers were spot on...water glasses filled, plates removed only after asking. We split a salad and a main course and we left feeling wonderfully full and said it was the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
CWFSantaCruz_CA
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Santa Cruz, CA
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Santa Cruz, CA
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103 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We made reservations and had dinner here on a Wednesday night. It is a special night, any wine under $100 is half off. The servers were spot on...water glasses filled, plates removed only after asking. We split a salad and a main course and we left feeling wonderfully full and said it was the best Italian meal we had eaten... More 

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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the outside, an unassuming building a block away from the plaza. Inside, dramatic light fixtures and original art. Wife and I were there on a Tuesady evening between Christmas and NYE. The place was packed and jumping. Had reservations and got seated close to the reservation time. Service was friendly, but professional and efficient, except that our server did... More 

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Thank Audi45
Huntington Beach, California
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a reservation for our group of six after reading glowing reviews on Trip Advisor. This dining experience exceeded our expectations from the start of the reservation to the "good-bye's" and "thank you's" as we exited. So glad we reserved our table for 6:30PM as it was completely packed inside and out on the patio when we left two hours... More 

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Westlake Village, California, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just happened on this restaurant. Our table was on the front porch. It was a little noisy from the street traffic, but a very pleasant, delicious dinner

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Paso Robles Wine Region, California
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for the local restaurant month which is every January the restaurants do three course menus for $30. Buona Tavola's was excellent, nice options and paired with wines for $45. My wife and I each ordered different items they were all excellent, Caprese Salad, I was skeptical since it was January but the tomatoes were as good as they... More 

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Granada Hills, CA
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner, although the sauces on our foods were a bit rich. Food was good, but a bit on the pricey side.

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Thank Andy S
SoCal
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I joined another couple who had previously dined at Buona Tavola and we greatly enjoyed our experience. Our server, Shay, was outstanding with a very engaging personality. The other fellow and I each had the $30 three-item special and it certainly was a lot of great food. Each of the gals had tortelloni which they enjoyed. This... More 

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Santa Barbara, Ca
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We overnighted at the Paso Robles Inn and decided to try Buona Tavola, which is less than a block away on Spring Street from the Inn. I ordered the beef carpaccio with arugula and a minestrone soup. My wife ordered the bruschetta ai fungi trifoliate, a mushroom bruschetta, and then the tortelloni di zucca alla salvia e mascarpone (pumpkin tortellini... More 

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El Dorado Hills, CA
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183 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a great meal here last August that we decided to come back again. The meal was excellent. I had the Restaurant Month special. It was supposed to be small portions. It was actually more than I could eat for $30. The service (Shea was our waitress) was excellent. She had a great personality and knew the food... More 

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Thank BEN P
La Crescenta, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is always tricky when you go somewhere new and don't know where to go for dinner. This was a find. It was down the street from our hotel. I made a reservation ahead of time. The food was wonderful. Portions were just right. Restaurant is small but not noisy. Delicious!

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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)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Paso Robles
  • Phone Number: 805-237-0600

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?