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Panolivo

1344 Park St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2235
805-239-3366
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Ranked #18 of 148 restaurants in Paso Robles
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 14th Street
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English first
Paso Robles, California
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A friend and I went to get Middle Eastern food and ate in the Café portion of the restaurant. We found the food to be very good (not superior). One of us got a Shwarma plate, the other Kabobs. Both were very tasty and the portions were quite fair. The only "criticism" is that the small café section is quite... More

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Maybe I ordered wrong, maybe I was full after a long day of wine tasting, or maybe my beef bourguignon is better? Tender beef, but lack luster taste. Maybe missing the red wine in the cooking process? Were the pearl onions frozen? Bacon was not cooked before it went into the pot so it remained flimsy. Missing the richness I... More

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Sacramento, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Panolivo is consistently a great place for lunch or dinner. The service is always good, the food is tasty, and the atmosphere is great. They have an area for sit-down dining or a more casual bakery area that also sells pastries. The bread and pastries alone make this establishment worth visiting. The menu includes both French inspired items as well... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Just had a very good meal, all high quality at a reasonable cost and good service.Family owned resturant using best ingredients and cannot fault.

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Orinda, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We have had several meals now and have never been disappointed because of the wide variety of well foods, pleasant patient staff, and good wine list for the average customer. Last Friday we arrived for the weekend and needed a place for 8 for dinner. They had room in the back and quickly seated us. Although the ambience is not... More

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Laguna Hills, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

First, I'd rate this bistro 4 1/2 stars, but that's not a T-A option. Second, go there for the food. The atmosphere is OK, but it's "glorified coffee shop"-style, clean and friendly, but not fancy. The owners are from Paris, and it rubs off, in a pleasant way, if you like French food. We had both a dinner and a... More

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Chandler, AZ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Rarely do we get bad service and poor food from this type of establishment. Granted my review may be affected by being almost knocked over and my foot stepped on by one of the waiters, who simply turned around, said "Oops" and ran off, without checking to see if I was ok. The rest of the experience was not any... More

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PanolivoRestaurant, Owner at Panolivo, responded to this review

I am sorry about your recent experience. Please be assured that this is not typical on how we handle special requests. I have addressed the issue with the individuals who have been involved and used this incident with the rest of our staff . I would appreciate if you can call me at the restaurant at 805-239-3366. Didier Cop Owner More

San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We ate here twice on our recent trip to Paso. Our dinner entrees were delicious. I had Spinach & Feta Rigatoni, which was a very flavorsome veggie dish with lots of fresh spinach, broccoli and beans. My husband had the Beef Bourguignon, with pasta. Huge plates - but it was so tasty we both ate it all. Sadly no room... More

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California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We have eaten breakfast here multiple times now and will be back again. Nothing fancy or over the top just good food.

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OZ
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We had a very relaxing business dinner at Panolivo. Service was great as were the apetisers, main meal with a Mediterranean flair and desert. They also offered a good beer selection. Everyone was quite happy and we will return.

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