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Buona Tavola

1037 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3206
+1 805-545-8000
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (43 reviews)
“salami” (10 reviews)
“insalata” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1037 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3206
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Reviewed 3 days ago

food good I had stuffted torttilia good but little of it My hubby had the salmon dinner good but nothing special his was 27.95 service good and friendly we ate in the patio

Thank peterpanjaffray
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I am with the Mustang Parent Society at Cal Poly SLO and I had a lunch meeting with a donor and a staff member. This place is wonderful and they are very accommodating. The donor concocted her own meal and they made it for her,...More

Thank Svignolo
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit here—it will be the first of many. We loved everything about our dinner here, starting when we were seated in their back patio, which is outside but feels like it's inside. Perfect table. Our waiter, Mackenzie, promptly greeted us and...More

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We try and include a visit to Buona Tavola every time we are in California. It is always worth while. This year was no exception. The food was excellent as was the service. What we like is the atmosphere of the outside dining on the...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is our 2nd visit while traveling, to this amazing restaurant in SLO. From the moment you enter the restaurant the staff and the manager Andrea Fabbretti make you feel as if you are the most important patron they've ever served. The entire staff was...More

Thank 987janf
Reviewed 29 May 2017

My fiance and I dined there on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. It was jammed packed. While our food was quite good, the noise level was painfully high...apparently there was a birthday dinner and some other event in the patio...so they sort of jammed the...More

Thank Roger H
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Of all the places I have reviewed, this is one of two that I would give 6 stars. Went to Buona Tavola in April on the way to LA, enjoyed it so much we stopped and ate there again on the way back to San...More

Thank stodd39
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a fabulous meal at Bouna Tavola in Paso Robles. Although you need to alert the restaurant beforehand, the veal Milanese can be ordered and is wonderful. Pasta, salads, bread, and wine are also memorable. The staff are first rate. Highly,...More

Thank Traveldudeworldwide
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We had wanted to come here for quite a while and finally got a chance. This restaurant did not disappoint. Clearly, this is no secret because we had plenty of company when we arrived. While the restaurant appears at first to be quite small, they...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Made a reservation through yelp a few days in advance. Probably didn't need it for a Thursday night but I like to play it safe. I'm too lazy and greedy to wait. There was a farmer's market nearby which made parking difficult but we worked...More

Thank TonyGal3s
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$20-25 per person
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1037 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3206
    (Santa Rosa St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-545-8000
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