Il Cortile Ristorante

4.8
2071 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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.
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m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wild boar ragu (wow) and the lamb chops were to die for

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B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the grilled octopus and the wine. Ordered osso bucco with parmesan risotto. It was delicious

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PR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner with great service. We look forward to going back when we are next in the area.

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P
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Pros:
Great service and delicious food

Cons:
Tables are so small the bread and oil only fit if you remove the fake candle

Seating is so close I couldn’t place my purse on the bench between me and the next couple

Not a romantic dinner place to go to because of being seated so close

Food is rushed. You can’t enjoy an appetizer because your main course has come and the table is so small it won’t fit

Extremely noisy.

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AP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Our food was good. There is a very limited bar menu. The menu itself is fairly funky choices. For a $170 dollar meal I would think you could order any cocktail you would like. Atmosphere is very plain.

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DE
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect pasta! I had the spaghetti carbonara and my wife, mushroom risotto. Neither of us willing to share! Sat at the bar which always means we get some extra chat time with the bartender/server. Gives us better insight into the restaurant. This one is a high recommendation.

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B
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice meal for our anniversary. Enjoyed the veal chop and pork shank. Nice wine list and good service.

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J
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Too small facility with constant movement of staff up and down narrow aisles.
Food and service was good.

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M
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

My wife and I went with another couple the other night and found the experience disappointing. We had been there before and always had a good time. However, this time the waiter seemed annoyed when we asked about a vegan dish for our friend, even though it was advertised on Trip Advisor. Then my grilled calamari appetizer was over cooked and bland while my friend’s caprese had tomatoes that were not ripe. But the real disappointment came when my wife’s pasta dish had ingredients missing that were noted on the menu. In addition my ravioli type dish was under cooked and so little filling you hardly noticed it. During all this the waiter seemed to be avoiding our table and focused on those who appeared to be regulars. The restaurant did not charge my wife and I for our entres but the evening was ruined. Based on the inconsistencies in the food, the lack of the kitchen’s attention to details and the poor attention by the wait staff supports my reasoning for not recommending this restaurant.

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D
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality of service, food and wine list is outstanding. We have been frequent diners and are never disappointed.

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OT
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The place was nice and cozy service was amazing. The food was definitely sub par for the price there was bones in my sea bass I almost choked on they left the skin on which made the fish just wreak badly. Definitely didn’t come out cooked at proper temperature. The scallops saying story very cold like they were cooked too fast. The filet mignon was cooked perfect tasted amazing but that’s about it. Say I’d go back again maybe if they change chefs but not worth it a second time.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE finest restaurant in Paso Robles!

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DF
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is our Go-To plase in Paseo. Every dish is excellent. Can't wait to return.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, food and wine! The Pork Osso Bucco was one of the best meals I’ve ever had!

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JB
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One if the finest Italian restaurants I have experienced in California . Great wine list and service supreme. It’s a don’t miss if you are visiting Paso Robles - if I lived closer would be a regular.

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i
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an incredible dinner at Il Cortile Ristorante in Paso Robles. The food (we both had pasta) and wine (as suggested by Ivan) were delicious, the service was impeccable, and the decor was minimalist and serene. If we had stayed another night, we would have eaten there again!

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JR
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect service food and ambiance . We always enjoy what is offered

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T
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner was wonderful! The food and service were very good. The wine list is a great collection.

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TR
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Service and ambiance for a birthday celebration! We made reservations and enjoyed a relaxed atmosphere. Server was very attentive and friendly.

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GN
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great find in downtown Paso. We all really liked the food, ambiance and service.

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KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent high end Italian food comes to Paso.
What really makes it special is the staff.
Our server was from Italy, and knew his stuff about what wine to pair with a dish.
Loved our dinner there.

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GT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious and the menu was reasonably priced. We would go back next time we are in Paso Robles.

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LG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Started off with the octopus, which was excellent, then had the fettuccine & pappardelle, which were amazing. Finished off the meal with the tiramisu.....another winner!! Service was great as well. Loved it. Would highly recommend!!

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C
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, beautifully presented in a casual environment. Smaller portions with larger prices, best for a special night out.

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JC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious fresh pasta, excellent service and wonerful wine menu! Highly recommend..

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K
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Salmon was so over cooked is was not edible. The sea bass, which was the special, was the most fatty tasting fish we have ever been served-not edible. I would not recommend this establishment to anyone!

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WE
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, friendly service, reasonable prices,lovely atmosphere! II Cortile never disappoints!

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E
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good italian food. Pasta al dente and service perfect.

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C
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb service by Eric. Food was excellent.

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

04/13/2019 - meeting place to get together between friends who no longer live in the same cities.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliably AMAZING. I simply will not eat carpaccio anywhere but here. The handmade pasta, especially their seafood pastas are a delight.

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e
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very cute italian restaurant in Paso Robles with outstanding menu. We had a meal loaded with truffles and it was subline. Can't wait to go back again.

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A
Columbus
67 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love this place.

It is one of our main reasons for coming to Paso. The risotto is always some sort of culinary magic trick. So good.

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s
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The menu is a little meat-heavy. I had trouble finding anything interesting to eat that was vegetarian. Every single pasta dish had meat but one seafood spaghetti, which was the special. There was a mushroom risotto, though. Our waiter was very good, one of the best ever. Wonderfully complete wine list, too.

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C
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional! Great food, great service and comfortable atmosphere. Everything we tried was delicious but a special shout out for the crostini - a must try.

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MF
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We wanted a simple meal after a day of wine tasting, and this fit the bill. The fettuccine with sausage was excellent as well as the panna cotta for dessert. The waiter was helpful but not pushy with suggestions, and the restaurant was lively but not noisy.

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L
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a quaint, charming restaurant in the heart of downtown Paso Robles. The menu is carefully crafted to include items created with the freshest ingredients. We had Kabucha Squash Gnocchi, Grilled Octopus and a
winter Caprese with roasted tomatoes. Finished off with a nice selection of cheeses. Everything was delicious. The cocktails are tasty and the wine List well thought out. Our service here has always been impeccable. Highly, highly recommend.

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p
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very good and solid restaurant especially for Paso Robles. I enjoyed everything! The beef carpaccio was different in that it was served with a cream sauce but it was yummy especially with the black truffle shavings. My daughter and I shared the wild boar paperdelle - great meaty tomato sauce which also had mushrooms. The pasta is homemade too. We had the molten chocolate cake for dessert which was good - it came with vanilla ice cream. You'll get great food and service but you get pretty small portions and the restaurant is on the pricier side. We asked them to make butter pasta for our daughter with Parmesan cheese and they charged us $12 for it. If you're in Paso Robles for one night this is still a good choice.

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HE
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was packed and yet the service was flawless. Our Server Erick was professional,knowledgeable and with a great personality. The polenta with the egg, was delicious, the special: seafood spaghetti was delicious but what caught my eye was the version at this restaurant the seafood was already out of the shell and mixed with the pasta so no need to play surgeon and make a mess with the shells at the table. The ragú pasta was also excellent as well as the salads and of course the Martinis. Since all us were having different type of dishes Erick suggested an outstanding Pinot that paired very well with all the dishes. I this is, without doubt the place to dine in Paso Robles.

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AM
San Francisco
112 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal at Il Cortile once again and consider it the best Italian restaurant in Paso Robles, and actually, our favorite. We shared a special salad that was similar to a caprese but with roasted tomatoes, a agnolotti filled with lobster (another special), and finished with a lovely sea bass. The cocktails were great, as was the wine list. We will return each time we're in town.

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