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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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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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

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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 17
    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
great Italian cuisine; uppity waiter needs social skills improvement

Seated us on a Friday night without reservations. Food was excellent, but middle aged, male waiter left a bitter taste! Attitude adjustment needed. Maybe a bad day(?) if so, he should have stayed home.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Rosemary M
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Paso Robles, California
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Paso Robles, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Seated us on a Friday night without reservations. Food was excellent, but middle aged, male waiter left a bitter taste! Attitude adjustment needed. Maybe a bad day(?) if so, he should have stayed home.

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Laguna Beach, California
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. Bistro style Italian. Had an excellent waiter and very good food. Reservations on weekend are a must. Pasta was perfect especially the tortelloni.

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This place came recommended by a local, and it was just a miss for us. The tomatoes on the caprese were not ripe and also ice cold. The flavors in my pasta dish did not compliment one another, and the sausage in my boyfriend's dish tasted and looked like breakfast sausage. Very disappointing.

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Phoenix
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I visited this restaurant about 10 years ago while passing through Paso Robles and nothing has changed. The food is still outstanding as is the service. It's a very small place with limited seating. A reservation is highly recommended. It gets pretty noisy as the place fills up so bear that in mind in you are looking for a quiet,... More 

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San Diego
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This Italian family restaurant is just what you need after a long day of wine tasting. The dishes are hearty and well-seasoned and the energy level of the staff is just right to keep you smiling without being overwhelmed. Be sure to try the artisanal salami made by the family of one of their staff. Although it’s a low-key, locals... More 

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Yuma, Arizona, United States
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Service was excellent, Ryan our server did s great job with wine suggestions. Food was very well done. A bit noisy due to the acoustics but not much they can do about that!

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Iowa City, Iowa
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We chose this Italian restaurant over another popular one in town because we heard it was just as good or better than the other one, less expensive, and bigger portions. My wife and I split a bruschetta and shared two pasta dishes and were more than satisfied. The gnocchi and tortelloni were tremendous. With a couple beers and a glass... More 

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El Dorado Hills, CA
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Small but mighty. This restaurant is a stand out in a town with several very good ones. The food was prepared to perfection. The service was friendly, efficient and timely. The wine list is excellent. We were there on "wine Wednesday" when any 750ml bottle under $100 was half price. The tortellini stuffed with roasted veal was absolutely delicious. We... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We spent a week on the central California coast and we were enchanted with the small city of Paso Robles. We feel very lucky that we happened to find Buona Tavola. Our dinners were exceptional. My husband enjoyed a tortellini in a tomato sauce with veal and procsuitto. I chose the tortellini with pumpkin and marscapone. The olive tapenade and... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

From the street you'd see this as a fine dining restaurant, and the interior decor supports that impression. The service is very good and the food is excellent. Might be the one of the best restaurants in central CA. Don't miss it if you're in Paso.

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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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