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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Japanese Restaurant Goshi restaurant
4.9
4.9 (530)
$30 and under
Japanese
San Luis Obispo
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of San Luis Obispo downtown, serving authentic Japanese food starting from Sushi and traditional tei-shoku. Don't forget to enjoy soothing sake and Japanese beer!
Top review
MichelleC
Dined 3 days ago
We have been eating at Goshi for 25 years and it is consistently the best Japanese food in the world. (I have now traveled enough to confirm this.) Particular standouts are the albacore tataki, miso soup, cucumber salad, halibut tempura roll and udon noodle dishes - but even the edamame come perfectly cooked every time. Yes they cost a pretty penny. Always worth it.
A photo of Mistura restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1616)
$31 to $50
Peruvian
San Luis Obispo
About the restaurant
The word Mistura brings together the essence of Peru, a vision of its people and cuisine, a wondrous blend of cultures of priceless heritage. Our Mistura is a modern Peruvian restaurant that is as lively as the country and biodiversity it celebrates. Mistura captures the multicultural spirit of Peru, combining its native Incan and Pre-Columbian culinary heritage with the Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese influences that embody the country's flavorful cuisine. Mistura is an authentic tribute to the diversity of Peruvian food, proposing familiar yet unexpected and adventurous flavors.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Delicious food and warm service. Everything from drinks to apps to desserts was incredible.
A photo of AronHill Vineyards Bistro & Tasting Room restaurant
4.9
4.9 (294)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Templeton
About the restaurant
We are a Paso Robles area winery that offers a wonderful dining experience. At the AronHill Bistro you will enjoy fresh dishes made from seasonal and local ingredients, all paired with stunning hilltop views and even better wines.

The AronHill Bistro & Tasting Room is the Paso Robles wine country’s dining discovery, where you will enjoy fresh dishes made from seasonal and local sources, all paired with estate wines and stunning hilltop views.



Top review
CJK3
Dined 6 days ago
Delicious food and wine! A bit pricey but worth it. Beautiful view of Paso from way up high ❤️
A photo of Bear & The Wren restaurant
4.7
4.7 (108)
$31 to $50
Pizzeria
San Luis Obispo
About the restaurant
A kindly-crafted wood fired eatery combining modern style with an aged finish. Located at The Creamery Marketplace, tucked behind the intersection of Higuera and Nipomo Streets, we offer an experience unlike any other. Our open-concept kitchen boasts an impressive wood fired oven were we craft hand-made Neapolitan style pizzas to order. Soft lighting, low music, and a relaxed atmosphere can be found throughout our indoor dining space. Garage style doors roll up to reveal outdoor dining on our bricked patio where heaters warm up the cooler months and an upbeat, lively feeling resonates throughout the spring and summer seasons. Full service is available at the bar, seating is first come, first serve. We welcome you to join us for dinner, Tuesday-Saturday from 4-10pm.

Please Note: Our seating is a mix of tall tables with barstool style seating, as well as standard height tables with traditional chairs. Our outdoor patio also includes two large tables with bench style seating.

Top review
DesireeC
Dined 1 day ago
Delicious! Our second time there and each dish was a delight.
A photo of Il Cortile Ristorante restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4033)
$50 and over
Italian
Paso Robles
About the restaurant
Welcome to Il Cortile Ristorante, Downtown Paso Robles' newest fine dining Italian restaurant. We invite you to join us to enjoy our seasonal menus created with the freshest ingredients available sourced by our surrounding local and regional landscapes by Executive Chef Santos MacDonal, providing a melody of exceptional homemade pastas, fresh seafood, top quality meats and antipasti. A top destination for exquisite wines, picturesque landscapes and beautiful weather, Paso Robles provides the perfect pairing for Il Cortile's rustic Italian fine dining.
Top review
Ninovip
Dined 5 days ago
An excellent Italian restaurant in a quaint environment. Always a “Hit” when visiting the Paso wine country!
A photo of Barley & Boar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (189)
$31 to $50
Distillery
Atascadero
About the restaurant
Barley & Boar is a cozy boutique pub located in downtown Atascadero. We distill our own liquor, brew our own beer, and craft our own delicious fare from fresh and local ingredients. Dinner is full service, and our bar is open until midnight.

Join us monthly as we change our menu to showcase what’s in season.

Top review
Delo
Dined 2 days ago
Barley and Boar is a great newish restaurant not far off the 101 freeway in Atascadero. The menu is creative and changes every couple of months. The choices include beef, pork, fish, chicken and vegetarian. The kitchen is open and it's fun to watch the cooks at work. The bar menu is lots of fun and includes house made hard liquors and beer. There's also a good choice of local wines. Overall the atmosphere is very pleasant. Reservations are a good idea.
A photo of Mama's Meatball restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1116)
$30 and under
Italian
San Luis Obispo
About the restaurant
There are many Italian Restaurants in San Luis Obispo, but if you're looking for a truly authentic Italian dining experience, then you should consider Mama's Meatball Restaurant. Rated among the best San Luis Obispo restaurants, Mama's Meatball uses the freshest, quality ingredients grown locally to create some of the most outstanding dishes you could find in San Luis Obispo eateries. For your convenience, Mama's Meatball offers dine-in, takeout and delivery service. Mama's Meatball is one of the few restaurants near Mission San Luis Obispo, and a block away from hotels in downtown San Luis Obispo to offer private dining options and banquet accommodations for corporate parties and family celebrations. Click here to request a quote for your next private event. Check Out Charity Water! https://www.charitywater.org/mamas-meatball
Top review
Maryvip
Dined on Jun 22, 2024
We were a party of 7 including 3 children 6 years and younger. Our server was fantastic! He was engaged and understanding of the needs of the children while serving parents needs too! We ordered a regular size pizza to get the kids started and they devoured it. We ordered another to take home. The adult entries were delicious with generous portions at a reasonable price. Always a great meal for just a couple or a family gathering!
A photo of Gardens of Avila Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (908)
$31 to $50
Californian
San Luis Obispo
About the restaurant
The Gardens Restaurant at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort, a favorite spot for locals as well as travelers, is situated in a beautiful garden setting in the Avila Valley. Savor the flavors of the award-winning contemporary coastal cuisine inspired by the surrounding local wine country.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Amazing food and service! The bees knee’s and short rib were to die for. ❤️
A photo of Junction restaurant
4.6
4.6 (183)
$31 to $50
Spanish
Paso Robles
About the restaurant
Junction's Dinner, Brunch & Happy Hour menus are unique to our combined Spanish, Cuban & Mexican family heritage, blending childhood favorites with the flavors & ingredients discovered while travelling the Spanish-speaking world. Junction is a place for friends, old & new, to spend time & enjoy our Spanish-inspired menu, all lovingly infused with Mediterranean flavors & Latin-American flare.

Join us for Happy Hour Thursday - Saturday 3:00 - 6:00 PM
Stay for Dinner Thursday - Monday 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Come for Brunch Friday - Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


¡Gracias! Thank You!
Nick & Ingrid Holguin, Owners
Executive Chef & General Manager

Top review
RobRvip
Dined 1 day ago
Exceptional food, and service. The staff were so lovely and accommodating.
A photo of Cafe Roma - San Luis Obispo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1696)
$31 to $50
Italian
San Luis Obispo
About the restaurant
For over four decades, the Rizzo family has been serving authentic Italian cuisine in San Luis Obispo. At Café Roma, you can indulge in homemade pastas, wood-fired pizza, and fresh seafood. Don't miss classic dishes like Osso Buco with Saffron Risotto, shortrib pappardelle, and Bistecca alla Fiorentina.

Inside Café Roma and you'll feel like you've been transported to Italy. From the vintage Italian bike hanging above the bar to the Murano glass chandeliers and Tuscan murals, every detail has been thoughtfully curated to celebrate Italian culture.

Pair your meal with one of the many wines on Café Roma's extensive list, which changes monthly to include new and exciting Central Coast and Italian finds.

Café Roma is a popular destination for locals, vintners, families, travelers, and professionals alike. Whether you're looking for a romantic date night spot or a gathering place for friends and family, you'll find it here.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Very good Italian food. Seems like a local favorite where most people were known. Great food and service
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