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Buona Tavola

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943 Spring St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2513 (10th Street)
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Sayulita, Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful food and service! It is a very lively place, and difficult for intimate conversation, but the food more than makes up for it.

Thank Karen K A
san marcos
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've dined here three times. It is very popular and very noisy when crowded. One large rectangular room with tables on top of one another. My meals were 8/9 out of 10. The soup one night was heavenly. There is nothing traditional about the pastas, a disappointment to my husband who likes to like a regular spaghetti Bolognese the first... More 

Thank waterwoman1
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Saw this great place online and I am so glad I made reservations to this great restaurant. Unfortunately my daughter was not feeling well and we had to take our order to go. Trish, I am sorry if I got her name wrong but she was great in accommodating our order to go, thank you. Highly recommend this restaurant if... More 

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Bristow, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a super meal here last night! We both had pasta, but i chose the Gluten Free pasta w/seafood special. It was amazing! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank jawjgw
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154 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The dinner was among the best I have had in the US. The food is exceptional, the wine list broad an the deserts irresistible. The Caffè correto con sambuca was the best since my last trip to Italy.

Thank Jeff D
Palm Beach, Florida
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real Italian restaurant with great food and a large wine list. Good service and very attentive staff in spite of being busy. I would recommend a reservation as it was full even on a Tuesday night.

Thank rsstopper
Paso Robles, California
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is THE place for Italian food in Paso Robles (there is also one in San Luis Obispo. The ambiance is great albeit a bit noisy due to the closeness of the tables. The servers were very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. I I had the linguini with clams, mussels, scallops and shrimp, and my wife had the tortellini... More 

Thank johntello
San Diego, California
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215 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here before, so returned with anticipation during a recent Paso Robles trip. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a most unpleasant experience. It is a small restaurant, so sound travels. A large table in the corner was full of drunks, each shouting to be heard over the others. It was unlike any experience of mine in many... More 

Thank OldBigBob
Simi Valley, California
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove by restaurant on our way to wineries and decided to go back that night. So glad we did! The menu is varied and offered something for everyone. Wine list was nice and reasonably priced. You can bring your own wine and they have a corkage fee. It is a small place we were there at 5:30 when they opened... More 

Thank Vitagal
Irvine, CA
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I both had pasta with meat (I can't remember the names, sorry) that were more than filling and delicious. I had caprese as a first course and it was wonderful; my husband, the house salad. Our waitress was VERY patient with us as my husband just couldn't decide what to order. In the end she helped us... More 

Thank cindyelizabeth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
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: 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?