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Buona Tavola

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943 Spring St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2513 (10th Street)
805-237-0600
Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed 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, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
    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
Now That's Italian!

We called ahead for a party of 7 on a Wednesday night and we were seated immediately when we arrived. We were lucky enough to be dining on “1/2 price wine night”, so that was a great start! We all enjoyed the night’s special antipasto platter of meats and cheeses along with a generous portion of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Oceanbear
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Encinitas, CA
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Encinitas, CA
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We called ahead for a party of 7 on a Wednesday night and we were seated immediately when we arrived. We were lucky enough to be dining on “1/2 price wine night”, so that was a great start! We all enjoyed the night’s special antipasto platter of meats and cheeses along with a generous portion of mushroom bruschetta which had... More 

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Long Beach, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Unpretentious and delicious Italian cuisine. The service and food have been great the few times we've been there. They make their own salami, too, so definitely try that as an appetizer.

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San Clemente, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for a great Italian dinner at a reasonable price, this is the place. We had a group of 7 and everybody had something different and all plates were cleaned. Whenever we're in Paso we always eat here at least one night. The waitress was very helpful in explaining the specials as well as the items on the... More 

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Dallas, TX, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Our waiter, Aaron, not only presented the chef's creative menu very well, but also helped us select appropriate pairings from the outstanding wine list. A nice couple sitting at the next table overheard our conversation and offered a taste of their favorite Paso Zinfindel. Aaron finished the evening by slipping us some recommended stops for the next leg of our... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Have eaten at Buona Tavola in San Luis Obispo as well. The food is very reliable, always fresh. Pasta cooked to perfection. Wasn't enamored by the service. Pet peeve of waiters clearing plates before all members of the group are done eating. Had to stop them multiple times for that. I would eat here again.

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bakersfield
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Outstanding food and excellent service - we had a great experience. One of the top places to go for dinner in Paso Robles.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The owner is actually Italian and so is the food. Great pasta never overcooked. The angel hair always comes out of the kitchen al dente and is never, never mushy. Salads are inventive, soup always hot not warm, and portions sized to please most people. We like to go for Sunday dinner and last night we shared risotto for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Local ingredients, tasty opening arugula salad and tasty pasta dishes suitable for vegetarians. Great service. Nice sleek decor. Convenient to 101 and just off the square.

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New Hampshire
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97 reviews 97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Had no trouble getting a table for dinner at 8pm on a Tuesday night without a reservation. Waitstaff pleasant and accommodating. Bright and clean inside (though it might have been better to turn the lights down just a bit at the dinner hour). Bright and tasty Linguine ai muscoli di mare e porri and delicious and comforting Risotto del cusio... More 

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Lodi, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Run don't walk to this place. Everything here is the best service, ambiance and food. A bit pricey but so worth the money.

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