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“Good cheeses, but not great for tasting” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vivant Fine Cheese

Vivant Fine Cheese
Ranked #55 of 191 Restaurants in Paso Robles
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: Located in Historic Downtown Paso Robles, the Central Coast's premier cheese tasting room features premium local and imported handcrafted artisan cheese paired why the finest Central Coast wine and beer.
San Francisco, California
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118 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Good cheeses, but not great for tasting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

The selection of cheeses here is excellent, but the atmosphere is not the friendliest for tasting. We already knew what we wanted, but we might have bought more if someone had offered us samples and encouraged us to try some new cheeses. Go to Di Raimondo's Italian Market a few blocks away instead if you want to explore new tastes in cheese - the very patient and friendly staff there will offer you taste after taste of any of their excellent selection of cheeses, no rush or pressure to buy.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Atascadero, California
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Build your our gift baskets!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

They have amazing local wine and cheese! I will be back! Makes a great gift for anyone! Really nice selection and friendly service!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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188 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Cheese Please!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

I have been dreaming of the cheeses I had with my Parrish Wines since last September. The cheeses here are great. The BellaVittano Merlot Cheese is RIDICULOUS! I went visit the shop with the intent to just buy cheese. My friend and I purchased the wine/cheese pairings. They have great wines! We were fortunate to sit with the owner's husband. Thank you for a great afternoon!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DianainAruba
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Templeton, California, United States
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Selection Of Cheeses”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

We found hard to find cheeses. Great place to buy cheeses for a special party or just eat there. Prices a bit high but you get what you pay for.

Visited January 2013
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176 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A bit disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Saw a rave review in Sunset magazine so we thought this would be a good stop for lunch between wine tastings. Such a limited menu,we were expecting more. Decided to try the $5 little sampler plate. Ok this is little! You get five little chunks of cheese on a little plate. Had to ask for crackers,no water offered. Hmmmm unless you decide on the sampler platter don't bother with the $5 chunks of cheese. Not worth it. I don't like writing negative reviews but iwas really disappointed.

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