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“Fun Italian” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Buona Tavola

Buona Tavola
1037 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3206
805-545-8000
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Ranked #11 of 236 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Santa Rosa St.
West Menlo Park, California
2 reviews
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“Fun Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Fun little find in SLO. Sit out back in the covered/heated patio. Great knowlegable service. Good pasta.

Visited September 2012
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Merida
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92 reviews
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“Italian Dinner Delight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This lovely little, somewhat crowded restaurant is an Italian gem in San Luis Obispo. For years it has been serving gourmet food in a lively atmosphere. You can sit up front inside, if you are lucky at the front window where you can watch the world go by. Or sit out in the back in the garden surrounded by greenery. Either way, you will be treated to some great food, an excellent wine list and usually good service. Reservations are usually required on a weekend.

Visited February 2012
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San Luis Obispo, California
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“great food, nice outdoor patio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

a must try dinner place. outside patio in back is quiet and intimate. the butternut squash soup is to die for. and don't forget dessert, tiramisu killer. we go as often as possible, watching my figure, maybe once a month.

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Paso Robles, CA
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“not at all your common "Italian" food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

If you thought you didn't like what is usually touted as 'Italian' food, try Buona Tavola in San Luis or Paso; they are both wonderful. Seasonal and regional Italian food. Friendly service. Noise level 3-4 out of 5. We are local.

Visited July 2012
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“So tasty!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

Second time eating at tavola and once again was not disappointed. Everything here is so tasty! The salads are delicious although a little pricey! Don't pass on them though, they're worth it! Can't wait to come back!

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