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Buona Tavola

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943 Spring St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2513 (10th Street)
+1 805-237-0600
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Mon 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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San Luis Obispo, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was excellent and the server was delightful and most helpful.We ate in the courtyard which created a nice open out door atmosphere,most relaxing and pleasant

Thank mulrooneyr
Atascadero, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent and authentic Italian restaurant. Staff is knowledgeable and the ambiance is great. I highly recommend the restaurant.

Thank winewiz
Bakersfield, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food speaks for itself here. The risotto was delicious. The staff was friendly, and welcoming. We enjoyed the atmosphere too. If you're looking for a hearty meal, this is the place. They have a very large wine selection too. We rarely ever eat dessert, but here, we're glad we did. It was a great meal.

Thank arynlangley
Holte, Denmark
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well located downtown in Paso Robles you find Buona Tavola. A nice but "nothing special" restaurant with mostly italian food. We ordered the menu presented in connection with the yearly "restaurant month" and once again you note that "you get what you pay for". On the other hand the food was inexpensive, so expecting something extraordinary might be to... More 

Thank Lea J
Paso Robles
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi, I live in Paso and my wife and I are fond of Buona Tavola. The food is almost always good and although it can be a little loud it's one of our favorites. However, after ordering the Orichette (my favorite dish) three weeks ago I was sorely disappointed. Especially since I had ordered the same dish at the San... More 

Thank Steven E
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132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is just off the square so the location is good and it's a comfortable atmosphere. We felt that service was lacking - as soon as the restaurant became crowded, our waitress became scarce. My husband wanted dessert but decided against it because we waited so long for anyone to return to check on us. Our food was good... More 

Thank Jen K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant. The service is outstanding. Having been to Italy three times, my wife & I can attest that the food is as close to authentic Italian as you will find in the states. And, the staff goes out of their way to make you feel welcomed. And, they are pet friendly!! They have two tables outside... More 

Thank John C. S
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to Buona Tavola (first based on TripAdvisor reviews) a handful of times on wine tasting trips to Paso. It is our go-to place and we have never been disappointed. There are always a handful of specials on a given night, which we usually order, and the food has always been excellent. The inside dining room can get loud... More 

Thank 94602
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is cozy and vibrant. It is a relatively small room so everyone seems close together and the place can be loud depending on when you visit. Overall our service was great and they food was also excellent.

Thank vivianavallin
San Francisco Bay Area
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129 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our. Dinner very uch, but the prices are over the top. $14.95 for a Caesar salad that had one leaf of romain lettuce stuffed with more lettuces. The presentations were beautiful and the veal and seafood were very good. We might come back if we were in the area.

Thank ACALIFNative

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 943 Spring St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2513
    (10th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Paso Robles
  • Phone Number: +1 805-237-0600

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?