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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
11:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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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 Francisco, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Delicious food, a great wine list, attentive service and a willingness to make sure you get the exact dish you want.

Thank denise s
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not a large place but a size we like, with good food, not too heavy, large wine choices, all a reasonable price for a nice restaurant. It can be a bit noisy but that seems to be all restaurants these days.

Thank Vikingtravellers
Los Osos, California
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216 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small, classy Italian dining gem. We started the evening with a couple of classes of Pinot Grigio and the house special Salami and cheese board. From there we graduated to a nice bottle of local Zinfandel paired with Veal Scallopini and the Lamb special for the evening. The service and food was excellent and fit the occassion... More 

Thank Gene H
Templeton, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Buona Tavola offers the best in old world style, fine dining Italian cuisine, along with an excellent wine list and top notch service; That is why this is our favorite place to go for a perfect evening. All of the pasta dishes are scratch made, with layers of flavor and wonderful textures. From the simple spaghetti & fettuccine dishes to... More 

Thank Jeffry W
Corona del Mar, California, United States
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168 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love dining at Buona Tavola as we pass through town on our way to Sonoma. The food is so flavorful and fresh, the service is great and friendly. We ordered a bottle of Windward Pinot Noir and started with the fresh bread and olive tapenade, just the right amount to get us started. We the enjoyed the caprese salad... More 

Thank Sherena T
long beach, ca
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is a small place, with both inside and outside seating. I showed up with some friends from out of town. Even on a Tuesday night in the dead of winter, they were booked up for inside tables, but the patio is nice and has space heaters. Make reservations in advance. The seafood pasta special was incredible, and all of... More 

Thank emling
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Try the tortellini best I ever had. They make them here. We also had the fettuccine pasta with a sea food that was just average.

Thank lucyexploring
Davis, California
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Nice place for above average Italian food and great service. Complete menu with nice wine list. Can be loud at peak times and cramped setting.

Thank Michael L
Boise, Idaho
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Buona Tavoli Ristoranti is not your standard fare Italian dining; it is very special with northern Italian dishes and excellent service. The owner also has a specialty deli business and supplies the restaurant with really great salamis and cheeses. The cheese and salami appetizer is unique and the scampi raviolis are excellent. I was with my wife and two friends... More 

Thank B J
Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to this restaurant for dinner within a couple of years. Relatively small and quite popular. Recommend making reservations during peak tourist season or weekends. Food is excellent and wait staff is among the best I've ever encountered. Will definitely return next time we're in Paso.

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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
US$20 - US$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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?