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“Panolivo's French Family Bistro”
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Ranked #20 of 201 Restaurants in Paso Robles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 14th Street
Description: Tasty, comforting and healthy, French-inspired California cuisine, in a warm, inviting, casual chic atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch & dinner served nonstop, all-day, everyday. Dedicated Vegan Menu. Dedicated Gluten free menu. Menu also featuring Mediterranean dishes from Jaffa Cafe.
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Panolivo Family Bistro is one of my favorite casual eateries in Paso. Owners and chefs Didier and Beatrice serve traditional French family fare with fresh California ingredients, as well as a wide variety of other offerings including many salads, sandwiches, pastas and vegetarian dishes. I love the seafood croustade filled with shrimp, scallops, baby clams and calamari in a creamy mushroom white wine sauce with its flaky house-made puff pastry. Panolivo is the only place in San Luis Obispo’s north county where I can get escargot anytime I feel so inclined. Other great traditional French dishes include boeuf bourguignon and chicken cordon bleu. For lunch I love the seafood Cobb which has a generous amount of fresh seafood with a tasty lemon vinaigrette and side of lemon aioli. They have gluten-free breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, the most extensive that I have seen in north county, including pastas, bread, pastries and desserts. They make gorgeous and delectable French pastries; my son who is the chocolate expert recommends the “opera” or “chocolate dome.” Panolivo also has a children’s menu. The atmosphere is a cheerful yellow and green, Provençal style. French sodas, and a nice selection of French and California wines are available. Now housed in Panolivo is the popular San Luis Obispo restaurant, Jaffa, which serves gyros, schawarma, kabobs, falafel and other Mediterranean favorites. With Jaffa in the same building, there are even more menu options and diners can order from both menus. Prices are reasonable; the restaurant is a short two blocks from the Paso City Park. Dogs are welcome on the outside patio.

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Reviewed August 6, 2013

pleasant reception, helpful staff.
excellent wine (pinot noir) , and you can choose the quantity you prefer. from half a glass to a bottle.
the food basic but good.

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Thank KleineBeuk
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

This place is a jewel - very casual, fabulous food. We ordered off both the Mediterranean menu and the kids ordered off the standard menu. Everything was healthy, light, and fresh. The service was great. While there was nothing fancy about it, it was one of our best meals out on our recent vacation. If you want fresh, real food, this is the place...

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Thank american_foxhound
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Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

A wonderful French American fusion. Excellent food and fresh baked pastries and desserts. A must try.

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Thank Odinelfson
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a great little place with a lot of choices for meals. I love the bright colored decor. We just had a very light meal here and it was perfect for that

Thank jdkbeach
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