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All 255 San Luis Obispo Restaurants

Buona Tavola

1037 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3206
805-545-8000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thu 5:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Santa Rosa St.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Rancho Mirage, California
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great service, fair prices and the food is over the top good. If you are visiting the Paso Robles area give this one a try. You will not be disappointed!

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San Luis Obispo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We lived in SLO for 30 years and this is by far my favorite restaurant among the many delightful choices to dine. I would go there simply for their wonderful salads...the chopped artichoke, tomato, fresh shaved Parmesan makes my mouth water. We usually chose the specials....as they are well named...special! End it all with their decadent dessert...coffee ice cream, powdered... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

We found Buona Tavola on Trip Advisor and the reviews were spot on. The food is very good, but not exceptional. We split a very good Caesar salad and each had a pasta. The best part of the meal was the service from Lizzie. She made the meal. I would definitely come back here as my hunch is that the... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a great Italian restaurant in downtown San Luis Obispo. The patio seating is especially nice. There is a reasonably-priced wine list featuring local wines.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We liked the lovely courtyard and the service. The food was good but not exceptional. Overall, our experience was positive and deserving of another visit.

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We have eaten here twice. It's okay. I like that they are on Open Table and we could get a reservation. The food is decent but not outstanding.

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San Luis Obispo, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The outdoor garden is delightful...the quality to the food consistently wonderful...the wild grilled salmon exquisite...

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San Luis Obispo, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Antonio (owner) is amazing and his passion is food with your experience. He makes his own salami and the cheeses are amazing. You will not be disappointed.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The service was far from great. The manager, I believe, called one of the members of our party to tell her that he was going to charge the cards used to pay a mandatory tip he failed to include originally, which I presume can't be lawful without the consent of the card owners.

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Boise, Idaho
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We enjoyed a memorable meal, reasonably priced at $44 per person for 3 courses plus wine pairing. We started with a classic caprese salad followed by a delightfully prepared pasta course, then a spectacular grilled salmon filet over greens. Then, couldn't resist a chocolate ganache and espresso to finish. Would revisit in a heartbeat.

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Additional Information about Buona Tavola

Address: 1037 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3206
Phone Number: 805-545-8000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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