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Villa Creek Restaurant
Villa Creek Restaurant

Villa Creek Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.villacreek.com
  • Email: tfun@villacreek.com
  • Phone: (805) 238-3000
  • Hours of Operation: Bar/Tapas open daily at 4 p.m.

    Dinner Service

    Sunday-Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 10 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Organic, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Tom Fundaro
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Villa Creek can accommodate up to 32 people, either in a private room or in the outdoor courtyard.
  • Private Party Contact: Tom Fundaro (805) 238-3000

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 12th and Pine
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Villa Creek Restaurant
Working with local farmers since 1998. Villa Creek's Chef Tom Fundaro prepares local, organically or sustainably farmed products in rustic preparations. A local and international compilation of wines and a premium bar selection complement the fresh inspiring cuisine.
"It seems that practically everyone visiting Paso Robles wine country passes through Villa Creek. That's easy to understand, because this winemaker hangout serves up youthful energy, satisfying food and an exciting wine list with excellent prices."
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "The bar was very busy, a little noisy. Service was great. Food delicious! I had the sea bass and it was tender, flavorful and served on baby greens. My date had the pasta Bolognese. Also very good."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Very nice spot for dinner with excellent food, especially good for vegetarians or vegans. I had an issue with the detail of the menu, not enough description of the dishes to avoid surprises. I ordered a seafood dish that was advertised as good for two people for my wife and myself. I even spoke to the server about the type of fish. The menu never mentioned nor did the server that we would be getting a whole fish, head and tail. Left on her own my wife would have sent it back, I was happy to bone the fish and serve my wife and it was delicious but that omission almost ruined the evening."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had a delicious meal at Villa Creek Restaurant. The staff was attentive without being intrusive and the food was delicious. I had tuna and linguini with a pine nut, golden raisin, and red chili pepper sauce. My husband had a pork chop with sauerkraut and apples. The food was well presented and cooked to perfection. We will definitely eat at the Villa Creek again."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The menu is diverse and delicious. The dessert menu was remarkable as well. This was a wonderful place for an anniversary dinner after visiting the local tasting rooms. The only complaint (and it's a trivial one) the corkage fee was a bit steep otherwise, the meal was well worth the money spent. Truly a grand dining experience!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The dinners were all satisfactory except for one at our table which was a steak that was tough. And noted that to the waiter which we thought we would have been paid a visit by the manager to inquire about it. No one came. I think the manager was too busy at another table which looked like friends or maybe some staff all the way at the end of the restaurant in a corner and was deep in conversation and never left their table the entire time we were dining. Maybe the waiter never passed on the information. Anyway the green chile stew was the best and really surprisingly hot but so tasty."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Hadn't been to VC on several previous Paso trips. Nice looking restaurant, lively bar. We found the wine list had a good selection, but it was pricey compared to similar places. We also found the regular menu not as appealing as the bar menu, so ordered off it. The "Not Nachos" was a hit as an appetizer. Entrees were varied and good. Service was adequate, but our server didn't exude friendliness. The concrete floors carry a lot of noise, so the loud talk of one man at an adjoining table could be heard throughout. If I return, it will be in the bar."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Food was marginal and in some dishes, very poor. Fish overcooked, beet salad bitter and short on beets. Cocktails not good either. Service was efficient and friendly."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Even better menu than a few years ago, great service and food. Waiters team up to deliver all plates at the same time. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We were excited to try Villa Creek but ended up not having a very enjoyable evening. Our waitress was slow in coming to our table and not very pleasant when she showed up.. We ordered our wine from her; on the plus side a very nice, helpful man handled our wine choice. When our waitress returned to our table she told us her shift was ending and another waitress would take over. The new waitress was an huge improvement - welcoming and attentive. Food was ok but we may not have ordered well - the short ribs were outstanding but the rest of the things we ordered were only ok."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Nice wine list representing local vineyards. Good service. Suggest the steak and the papas bravas."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Reasonably priced. Center of Paso Robles. We found it on the Internet. Very Pleased."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Loved Loved Loved this restaurant! While wine tasting, we were told to try the "Not Nachos". Of course we couldn't wait to eat. We sat in the bar. Our bartender was friendly and funny. The No Nachos were spectacular! A great combination of flavors. Even the duck was not too gamie and went perfectly with the mole. Needless to say, we enjoyed every moment of the Not Nachos and would recommend it it everyone! We also ordered the cheese plate and the oysters. Wonderful combinations and flavors!"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "This restaurant never disappoints! It has a short menu, but everything on it is done just right! Full bar with beer, wine & fun cocktails. Excellent food & service. And you can visit with friends without being hurried out. Pricey but worth it."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food was fantastic - ordered the braised pork shoulder with sweet potato red flannel hash. My companion had the bone in rib eye. We were both exceptionally pleased. Really enjoyed the rustic ambience as well and the friendly service."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The charcuterie plate was a work of art. The Lentil and Chicken stew was hearty and satisfying but the Papas Bravas are not for the faint of heart as they are very spicy ( but very good ) The Brick Chicken and Short Ribs were outstanding as well. We didn't have room for dessert, regrettably. The house Cab is a very good, full bodied red as well."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Not nachos with Duck and mole sauce were a hit in flavor, but probably were waiting for delivery to our table too long as the chips were soggy. Wine list heavy in European and little selection other than the VC, which were overpriced I think. Atmosphere fun, but full of tipsy tasters on Friday night - so a little rowdy."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Overall prices are high, quality of food was OK, not bad, but not great either. We're there during low season, so it was really quiet, but I think it would be very noisy during high season. We like their shared plates items more than the entrées. The wines are very expensive given that they are local wines - we could have brought our own bottle of the same wine, paid the corkage fee, and still wouldn't come out to a fraction of their prices."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We love their wine and each tried two different ones. We went with appetizers for dinner. They were all great. We were in Paso 3 nights and this was the best place of 3 name restaurants we tried."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Villa Creek is the perfect place for a special dinner. The food was delectable, and the service was outstanding. We started with the duck nachos (which are on the bar menu, but can be ordered from the dining room) and the autumn farmers market salad. The nachos were absolutely amazing, and the salad was light and full of flavor. For drinks we started with a moscow mule and an old fashioned. My boyfriend was very impressed with the old fashioned, and he is bit of a fan. We then shared a pork belly entree, which was served over a sweet potato and root vegetable hash. There were so many flavors that came together perfectly. We finished off the evening with the persimmon cake served with condensed milk gelato, which I am still dreaming of!"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "This place does an excellent job of consistently creating delicious food. This time I was with friends who are vegetarians and we found several plates that filled us up. There was only one vegetarian main course - an unbelievably delicious, robust and unique pasta dish - but there were several sides, salads and veggies, to add and we were very happy all around. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Our party of six were all quite impressed with our varied dinner selections. From the fanrastic rustic Hatch Chile to vegetarian."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Had a wonderful dinner for our anniversary trip! Loved the ambiance and menu items were so unique and different."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "The menu is very creative without being too exotic. Hatch Chili was great! Whole Branzino was perfectly cooked. The wine steward was very helpful when out first choice was not available."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Favorite spot in old town paso... had fried chicken and waffles which were spot on delicious. Never been let down at VC"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "This restaurant is always very good! The menu is eclectic and consists of fresh seasonal ingredients. I would recommend it!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "It has the makings for a great place. You can tell that the chef has put a lot of thought into the menu. The front of house pulled the entire experience way down which is too bad. I used to work in the restaurant industry so I have companion for what they do and what they're up against. The wait staff was beyond horrible. I don't recall the last time to left $0 tip - but i did this time."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We enjoyed this restaurant on our second night in Paso Robles. Fairly quiet on a Sunday night. Considering this restaurant is affiliated with a winery we thought it would have a more extensive wine list from their winery. We also were not aware that the Villa Creek wines were available by the glass as this was not listed on the menu. It was not until we had ordered something else and mentioned it to the waitress that she said they were available by the glass. The food was very good and very hearty. Great ambiance as well."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "We come to town once a year for the half marathon & look forward to eating here the evening after the race! Good food, nice wine & small..easy to talk & unwind...especially on a Sunday evening."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Great place to dine food presentation fabulous every time we r in area we eat here. We r never rushed people Very friendly service great."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Food was excellent. I had market salad and it was yummy. Also had pasta with mushrooms and that was also very good. Had to wait long time for everythi. Waitress was pleasant, but just not there. I would go again as food and menu were good. Service issues could have been a fluke."
    Dined on 8/17/2013