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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
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

We've eaten here many, many times and have never been disappointed. The food is outstanding, as is the service. We like to sit in the back in the outdoor patio. Try it. You won't be disappointed

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great anytime of the year. Indoor dining room is replete with white linen tablecloths and napkins. The wine list features most of the excellent Central Coast wineries. Although most of the menu has Italian classics there are local specialties and seafood. Great food and wonderful service, they even have a waiter direct from Italy with continental service! Doesn't get much... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

If you like Italian, you're going to be happy in San Luis because there are a number of really good Italian restaurants. Buona Tavola is certainly one of them and possibly the best. BT is a white linen kind of place with excellent italian food, wonderful California (and other) wines and a warm atmosphere. My favorite area is the al... More 

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Folsom, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is a great little italian place. Great food! The courtyard diniing in the back is really nice! The indoor part looked good too.

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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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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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18 reviews 18 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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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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