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“First rate”
Review of Buona Tavola

Buona Tavola
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Santa Rosa St.
Israel
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127 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“First rate”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

On arriving in San Louis Obispo, we asked a local for a decent place to eat. He recommended Buona Tavola and he was 100% spot on. The Italian food was just first rate, the atmosphere delightful,and the service could not have been better. Not too cheap, but i would definately go again.

  • Visited September 2013
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Atascadero, California
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Delicious food with a quaint atmosphere.”
Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I ate lunch here a week ago. The food was delicious and the patio was comfortable and isolated from the bustle of Monterey Street. The service has always been impeccable. It is truly worth checking out!

  • Visited August 2013
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New Jersey
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good Food in a Pleasant Patio Setting”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

We were walking to another restaurant but the menu and the attention from the maitre d' convinced us to give Buona Tavola a try. My dining partner had house made tortellini. I had the linguini special. We were both pleased with our choices. Prices were reasonable: $75 with a glass of wine, an appetizer and a shared dessert. Although we didn't take advantage of it, Wednesday night was 50% off of all bottles of wine under $100.

Visited August 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Lots more than one would expect!”
Reviewed August 30, 2013

we literally stumbled on this fine restaurant. We rambled into downtown San Luis late one evening, got out of the car and walked into a wine bar seeking a glass of local and some light fare. They did not serve food and recommended the place across the street. We entered the side door into an enclosed patio very reminiscent of Italy and enjoyed a really good meal. Our server was very informative and told us about the long history of the restaurant and made excellent recommendations. He raved about the ribeye steak special which I never had ordered in an Italian restaurant and sure enough it was well prepared and quite tasty as was the caprese salad and the local Piton. This place was an unexpected surprise.

  • Visited August 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

We went here for my Aunt's 85th birthday. We sat in the courtyard which made you feel like you were in Europe. Food was fantastic as was the service. Highly recommend this place.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank talton9
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