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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 - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 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, Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Outdoor seating

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 15
    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
A treat in Paso!

We were hankering for an Italian dinner after an afternoon wine tasting and Buona Tavola hit the spot. From a shared antipasti platter through dessert, everything was perfect. Our waiter/sommelier was helpful, and provided a few recommendations for our next day's activities. This is a cozy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Leadville98
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Marietta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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198 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Newhall, California
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We used to eat at Buona Tavola in San Luis Obispo many years ago and found the Paso location just as delicious. A very authentic Italian fine dining restaurant- good for a special occasion. Pastas, meats, appetizers and salads that our party ordered were all great. The service was attentive and knowledgeable.

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Westlake Village, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is as close to being in Italy as it gets. Great food, outstanding service and a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. A perfect end to the day.

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San Diego, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

We went to Buona Tavola on a Thursday night and it was quite busy. The ambiance is great and the place is small but really comfortable and cheery. Our meals were fantastic. From the mozzarella and roasted veggie salad to the seafood pasta, I would have the same thing again. My husband had the branzini fish and thought it was... More 

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California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great staff. Great menu. Great food!!!!!! From the first second the hostess greets you you know this is a great place. Everyone treats you special. The food was outstanding and so well presented. I had the stuffed chicken dish and can't wait to return to have it again. Well priced great wines rounded out a perfect meal.

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Marietta, Georgia
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214 reviews 214 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I'm not sure if the stars were aligning, our mood for Italian food, a really good kitchen and staff or a combination of all of these - but our meal the night of our visit was one of the best Italian meals I've had outside the North End of Boston. Everything was spot on from the appetizers to the dessert.... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Arriving from Yosemite, where we were snowed in on April 6th, but got out on the following day, we checked into our Paso hotel in the center of town and Googled restaurants near us so that we might walk to one. We found Buona Tavola and could not have been more delighted. We had a short wait, while enjoying a... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were hankering for an Italian dinner after an afternoon wine tasting and Buona Tavola hit the spot. From a shared antipasti platter through dessert, everything was perfect. Our waiter/sommelier was helpful, and provided a few recommendations for our next day's activities. This is a cozy restaurant, perfect for a quiet dinner.

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Mesa, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My husband & I had a late dinner at this nice little restaurant. The food was really good! Service was a bit slow, but we enjoyed the meal very much. The salad was outstanding- it had proscuitto & apples with a balsamic dressing. The orrichette was to die for!

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Wine selection is impressive Food is out of this world - Antipasta good start, alonge w/ the arugala salad and the rib eye was cooked to perfection Service is over the top

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

With six people you can get a pretty good sampling of the menu. We enjoyed the eggplant "Avvoltini" (involtini) unanimously! Also the Insalata di gamberi was excellent. I ordered the Paparadelle. It was good, but not unique. The filet was cooked perfectly to order (rare) and the wine reduction sauce was very tasty. The star of the dinner was the... 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)  >  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
  • 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?