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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
Danville, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This was a wonderful dining experience. Our waitress was adorable and super friendly. The food, wine, deserts - everything was fantastic. A must try restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Date night with the husband while the in-laws watched the baby....Enjoyed a bottle of local J Dusi Wine yummmm....the waitress did not rush us. The service was excellent. I ordered Homemade ricotta and spinach tortellini in a marinara sauce which was mouth watering, husband had a rib-eye. He wasn't too fond of his meat, but he said "I'm at an... More

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Arcata, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stopped here for dinner on our way to Fresno. The food was fresh and perfectly seasoned. The Swordfish special was exceptional. I liked the thinner steak which was a change from the much thicker steak that one normally sees. The service was attentive without being over-bearing. It was worth the stop on a long trip.

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Arcata, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

How refreshing to find an Italian restaurant that serves twists on old favorites and surprises with every bite. The salad was fresh and perfectly dressed. I had a vegetarian pasta dish that had small slices of potato and just a hint of pesto with other julienne vegetables. I was skeptical but it was probably one of the best pasta dishes... More

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San Luis Obispo County, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It was our first time dining here. We were impressed with the sitting. Food was amazing, we felt very comfortable. Service was great they were very attentive. We would recommend this place to our family and friends.

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Rancho Mirage, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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