We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“You need plenty of time to eat here”
Review of Panolivo

Panolivo
Reserve with OpenTable
Panolivo is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #18 of 195 Restaurants in Paso Robles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: French
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
331 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“You need plenty of time to eat here”
Reviewed September 30, 2010

Went here for lunch with a local who loves the restaurant.

Food, especially the deserts (which you can also take away), really tasty. Despite being early (before noon) service was very slow, and as it wasn't very busy at all, atmosphere not that good.

Prices reasonable, but you could not call it "cheap"

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank gloandbob
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

271 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    116
    108
    29
    11
    7
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Cypress, Texas
Level Contributor
73 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“great food..worst expereince”
Reviewed September 21, 2010

My wife and I ate lunch here. The service we got was horrible. Took forever to come to our table which we can let slide, but then there were no utensils on our table. Which we alerted our waitress when our food came. We could watch her go from table to table inside checking on other customers. My wife actually got up and got it....We did speak to manager/owner who should have made the situation better but instead of saying he was so sorry made excuses....this really made the situation worse.

On the other side of it. The food was very good, but the entire service was horrible.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank AGRandy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best breakfast spot for miles and miles...”
Reviewed September 18, 2010

Best breakfast spot for miles and miles. We've been there twice. My husband has had the blueberry pancakes both times, unbelievably good. I had quiche first time--excellent. Second time I had a Spanish torta, it was ok. Great service, nice morning atmosphere.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank trojanfamily
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Paso Robles, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Well...”
Reviewed September 8, 2010

So, Panolivo had been on our list of "must-tries" for a while. We finally did, right after they had just "re-invented" their menu, and concept I'm general. We were very excited to try it after a day at the Festival of the Arts. We had lunch, and unfortunately, no matter what they said about becoming "re-invented", I wasn't feeling it! The atmosphere is slightly mish-mashed, the service was nothing to exclaim about, and the food was not memorable at all. The positive that I do see in Panolivo is this, their gourmet desserts are AMAZING!! Plenty of gourmet French desserts to eat their or for take-out. So, I would recommend Panolivo for a delicious dessert, but not a full meal...their prices were just a little too high for the experience.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank tmckibben
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Southern California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous Restaurant!”
Reviewed August 23, 2010

2nd time I've been there, and the food was perfect. My daughter is vegan & ordered a dish that was supposed to be vegan, but the chef came to our table to let her know it was not, apologized, and offered to prepare her something else. He was very gracious, and she ended up with a delicious, gourmet meal. Everyone that worked there was very nice, and the service was great! Gourmet food, unpretentious. Not cheap, but not overpriced. Highly recommended!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Surfside805
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Panolivo also viewed

Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County
Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County
 
Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County
Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County
 
Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County
Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County
 

Been to Panolivo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing