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Buona Tavola

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943 Spring St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2513 (10th Street)
+1 805-237-0600
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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long beach, ca
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small place, with both inside and outside seating. I showed up with some friends from out of town. Even on a Tuesday night in the dead of winter, they were booked up for inside tables, but the patio is nice and has space heaters. Make reservations in advance. The seafood pasta special was incredible, and all of... More 

Thank emling
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try the tortellini best I ever had. They make them here. We also had the fettuccine pasta with a sea food that was just average.

Thank lucyexploring
Davis, California
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for above average Italian food and great service. Complete menu with nice wine list. Can be loud at peak times and cramped setting.

Thank Michael L
Boise, Idaho
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buona Tavoli Ristoranti is not your standard fare Italian dining; it is very special with northern Italian dishes and excellent service. The owner also has a specialty deli business and supplies the restaurant with really great salamis and cheeses. The cheese and salami appetizer is unique and the scampi raviolis are excellent. I was with my wife and two friends... More 

Thank B J
Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to this restaurant for dinner within a couple of years. Relatively small and quite popular. Recommend making reservations during peak tourist season or weekends. Food is excellent and wait staff is among the best I've ever encountered. Will definitely return next time we're in Paso.

Thank psgalex
Tustin, California
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Paso Robles wine county about 3 times a year and usually go to the same 2 or 3 restaurants. A good friend insisted that we try Buona Tavola and boy was he right. This is one of the most authentic Italian restaurants we have ever dined at outside of Italy. The menu is extensive, the wine list excellent,... More 

Thank grroice
Paso Robles, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buona Tavola is a very good tuscan style restaurant in Paso Robles. The setting is nice and service is good. It can be noisy. Also there is another Buona Tavola in San Luis so make sure you have the correct one for a reservation.

Thank JMMJ79
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good Italian. Went there with two other couples. Our waitress was nice but getting our food was slow and to have them fill my water glass took a while. Had to drink out of my husband's meanwhile. Parking isn't the greatest. Very hard to get a spot. Had to park across the street. Overall good food but slow... More 

Thank Vanessa L
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Birthday dinner for my 29th birthday celebration. We were staying at Croad Vineyards down the way and we're recommended to come here. The ambience was classy yet relaxed. We dressed up but others we're casually dressed in nice jeans. They have online reservations which made being seated promptly. Our waiter was very friendly and informative. We had the bruschetta with... More 

Thank Lindsay R
Richland, Washington
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I LOVE this place !!! In my opinion - one of the best between Los Angeles and San Francisco. True flavors of Italy, real deal Chef from there running things, can't go wrong. They use great fresh ingredients and have some amazing sauces too. I like it better than the other spot (Il Cortile), found it to be more authentic... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 943 Spring St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2513
    (10th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Paso Robles
  • Phone Number: +1 805-237-0600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?