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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The absolute best meal we had during our one week stay in Paso Robles. Small space - but big on food choice & quality. I had a perfectly cooked Filet and my wife (we were celebrating our 46th anniversary) had the sea bass and just...raved about it. Service fairly prompt and engaging. Even though it was pretty busy that night, it was quiet and provided that intimate environment you look for when expecting "fine dining".More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place with great food , a lively friendly ambience and friendly professional staff. We had booked well ahead for an early evening table and glad we did as it was very busy. There is an enclosed patio area to the right at the front...on entering which we wouldn’t have liked as it didn’t seem to have anything like the atmosphere in the main part of the restaurant. We shared a salad to start which was enough and our fish mains were excellent. It’s a small menu but suited our requirements and should generally please most customers. All in all we felt it was a good quality choice for our evening in Paso Robles and would reserve again on any future visits there.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed May 8, 2024 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant a couple of other times in the past. Our last experience was due to a waiter who was very rude. Once he realized a person from our party was from Russia, the service stopped there. He was rude and...inattentive. We will not be coming back.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed April 19, 2024 via mobile

Delicious and beautifully prepared. The only reason I am giving it a four star rather than a five star is that the service was a little slow . There was only one waiter to serve 6 tables. I would suggest when dining at this establishment...you sit inside as the patio is nothing special. The inside has a vibe and feels more like a dining experience. Guests are dressed casually because after all you are in Paso Robles. I ordered the special salad of the day and the branzino and both were fresh and delicious! Though we did not have dessert the tiramisu looked divine. I will be back.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed February 11, 2024

The service is swift but not rushed. Our server was attentive and we were never waiting on anything. The food was good and the portions are generous.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed January 3, 2024 via mobile

3 friends & I were here for New Year's Eve. Oh my. Best. Fancy. Dinner. Ever. Staff are friendly & charming. Everything with a smile. Service was attentive. Food was outstanding. My veal chop was cooked perfectly. The Negroni was zesty. The rosé was delicious....We finished with delicious Panna cotta and fruit tart. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 17, 2023

Another wonderful dinner. Hostess seated me at my favorite seat, which was very sweet. The pretty lady bartender remembered the fresh raspberry mocktail that I liked even without me asking (and it had been six months since I was last there!) ; the waiter and...busboy remembered me too, which is darling and made me feel so welcome. Chef made me THE BEST linguini with a spicy tomato sauce; Panna cotta was smooth as silk. Il Cortile is a wonderful restaurant - for atmosphere, service and food. Looking forward to returning:)More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 23, 2023 via mobile

We had dinner at Il Cortile last night and we were most impressed. We started with a Crostini con Burrata. Very good. Since it is white truffle season, we shared a risotto with tartufo bianco. The truffles are excellent this year. For the secondi, I...had a veal chop, and my wife had spaghetti with seafood. The wine list was extensive and really well priced. Many were priced at the same price as if you were to buy them at a retail store. Carol the owner was a pleasure to talk with and a great host. Definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 22, 2023

Not much else of interest was open on a Monday night so we tried Il Cortile. My girl had the lasagna and I, the wild boar fettuccine. Both were very nice although the wild boar was very mild (was hoping for more game flavour, which...it usually does). The lasagna and also cheese on mine was a little goopy. The staff however were exceptional. Make sure to reserve as it was full and they have a little add-on canopy in front for the overflow.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed November 19, 2023 via mobile

The most amazing homemade pasta we have had since we visited Italy recently , everything was tasteful and fresh . We definitely recommend this restaurant ti everyone .

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed October 17, 2023

This is probably our favorite dinner spot in Paso Robles. We are always pleasantly surprised. Wonderful food and service.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed October 5, 2023 via mobile

We loved our dinner at Il Cortile. The bistro atmosphere was lively and inviting, the wait staff was friendly, professional and totally timely every step of the way, and the food was perfect. Melon and prosciutto, osso bucco, bronzino, scallops — each was exquisite. You...may be able to get a table last minute but it’s worth booking well in advance to be sure of one.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 25, 2023

A great place for some fresh made Lobster Ravioli that melts in your mouth and a sauce that's thick and incredibly full of flavor. We always like sitting at the bar which is small and cozy, Make sure you ask for Crystal she helps make...your event even better. Great selection wines by the glass too. So many other great dishes. EnjoyMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 18, 2023 via mobile

The front of house gave a friendly greeting and the server was so helpful in describing the menu and daily specials. I ordered the Lobster Ravioli with a glass of Vermentino and the Rack of Lamb with a glass of Nebbiolo. The pasta was delicious...with tender chunks of lobster. The lamb was cooked to a perfect medium rare. I truly enjoy this restaurant every time I am in Paso Robles.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 7, 2023

Really excellent food, thoughtful wine list, top notch service. We will return. We had a delicious pasta dish, perfectly cooked Branzino, and the best crostini ever. Desserts looked good but we didn’t have room. It’s a small place, food outstanding, so make reservations.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Response from WillieMacfan | Reviewed this property |
There is a patio in the front. When you make your preferred eating area
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Sure do - there's also a nice patio area if it's a comfortable temperature.
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