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“Small Italian restaurant.”
Review of Buona Tavola

Buona Tavola
Ranked #2 of 195 Restaurants in Paso Robles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 10th Street
Bahamas
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Small Italian restaurant.”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

Just the right size. Cozy and not over powered with noise like you are in a larger place. The food was excellent. My husband had the rack of lamb and devoured it. I had a pasta dish which I could not finish as it was too much after a good sized appetizer. Service was good and it was not overly expensive.


Visited April 2014
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Claremont, California
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“Wow, all we could ask!”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

One of the best meals we've ever had! Special seafood pasta was exceptional and the service was friendly and attentive. We're glad we made the trip over from Cambria.

  • Visited April 2014
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Camarillo, California
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Disappointing!”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

This restaurant came highly recommended from our hotel desk staff and by one of the local vineyards (where we had tasted wine). I went on their website before making reservations to make sure they offered gluten free pasta. Every dish indicated that gluten free pasta was available. The restaurant is terribly expensive....with everything ala carte. It turns out that they use the same gluten free rigatoni corn noodle for every single dish ordered.
Four of us (only two ordering gluten free) commented that the flavors in the dishes were just okay.....nothing outstanding, wonderful or legendary. For spending so much money, it was very disappointing. We will not return or recommend it to our friends.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Californiafatcat
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Saratoga Springs, Utah
Level 6 Contributor
227 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Real italiano when it's least expected”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

It's a very busy place, especially on weekends, when the wine touristas flock to the area. was able to get in on a Saturday evening using online reservations. The space is small and gives you a close-knit feeling. Nice selections on the menu with some unique items, not the usual italian fare. While we had a brief wait for our table, the staff provided us with our cocktail in the waiting area. The bar could be expanded, but no space to do that. There are probably 20 tables total in this great service, great food and a place to return restaurant.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank dapinca
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Paso Robles, California, United States
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Italian Restaurant”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

This restaurant is a high end Italian Restaurant. It is a place for good food, attentive service, tasteful décor including white tablecloths. The prices are reasonable for a restaurant of this caliber. I recommend Buona Tavola for a great food experience.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Shirley S
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