Il Cortile Ristorante

4.7
3121 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3121 people are saying
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Fasteddie1
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner there last weekend ! Our server, Shelby, was very courteous and attentive. She helped us pair the wines with our food. My wife had the fettuccine with sausage and mushrooms. Homemade pasta loaded with meat and veggies. I had the special salad to start, fresh and flavorful. For main, I had the pan seared squab in a prosciutto Demi glacé sauce. Killer good !!! They loaded us up with house made bread with oil and vinegar. What a treat ! We’ll be back !!!

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vipTravelgal1
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here many times and it never disappoints us. Food is delicious, creative and way above other restaurants.

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ScottL
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Probably my favorite Italian restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, cocktails and wine! We loved the osso buco special as well as our octopus and burrata appetizers. And Shelby, our server, was very sweet and timely with our food, drinks and bussing of our table. From someone who also works in the industry I was very impressed with the hospitality.

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JimR
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service were superb, but it was so loud, we could barely hear each other, let alone our server. We were placed in a room with a large, roudy party. Not the intimate setting we anticipated!

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Marjorie
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This special wine dinner at Il Cortile made us feel very special indeed. The personal service was professional and sincere, and the food was both gorgeous and delicious. We were served efficiently but never felt rushed. The sound level makes you feel you're in the "IT" place to be. Quite the positive buzz. Overall a perfect evening.

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OrloO
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic place to dine. Chef and staff are wonderful and informative. The wine pairing meals are exceptional.

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vipLBG8
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, the service was excellent and very attentive.

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vipJohnL
Detroit
81 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience.

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LoLoG
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food, the freshness pops.
Our server was nice, but it felt forced. Maybe not being able to see peoples faces as they speak to us had something to do with this. The mask business is nonsense. Not sure how they do it there, but we had to ask her to take our drink order. Other than that, it was a wonderful experience.
Only other thing, most people were nicely dressed, but this is one of the finer places in Paso and as a local, I am sick of seeing tourists showing up in their car travel clothes. You go to a nice restaurant, you dress nice. I wish Il Cortile would change the dress code from casual to even business casual would be better.

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William
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant with delicious food. The appetizer, the main course, and the deserts are all super Dixie’s with attractive presentation. It exceeded our expectation.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely New Years Eve dinner here. The food was excellent and cooked to perfection. We started with the burrata and grilled octopus dishes. Both were delicious. Our main courses were the filet mignon and a lamb agnolotti. Both were so good and prepared to perfection. We finished the meal with a shortbread berry tart & a tiramisu that were fantastic as well. We both agreed that it was the perfect meal to end the year. I only wish we lived closer so we could come back more frequently.

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vipBurner2returner
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ll Cortile never disappoints. Another wonderful meal and fantastic service!

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KristinaQ
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great. Andrea’s recommendations were spot on!

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KevinH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent! We arrived more than an hour early and was treated exceptionally well and seated in minutes. Will definitely return next trip.

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MillbraeSenior
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When in Paso Robles this is a must location if you enjoy fine dining

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vipTioBoni
Los Angeles
138 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, very good wine list and excellent staff. An excellent way to spend a cold, rainy evening in Paso.

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vipPhilZ
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best meal -- great food, perfect service, and so much fun! Highly recommend this spot!

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Lisaopar101253
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place for dinner. Food was exceptional. Make sure to
Make a reservation since it is hard to get into.

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RaquelH
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was fantastic! One of the best meals we have had in a while. We started with the burrata then had the squid ink pasta and a filet mignon. Our waiter recommended a wonderful Italian red wine. He was funny and charismatic. Overall, a wonderful experience.

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EthanM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Some of the best food we’ve ever had. Thank you!

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LoriG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our meals where delicious! Thought the cannoli shells where a little hard but the filling was good.
Would definitely recommend this place !

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ValeriL
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, exceptional wine list, and wonderful staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine.
Love coming up to Paso just for the risotto with black truffles

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JR2013
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great! Food was delicious! Staff very accommodating. Will definitely return.

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vipJane
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Famtastic food. Great service. Romantic atmosphere. Perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner for my husband’s birthday. Great appetizers and the local Italian wine flight was awesome. The homemade pasta was a hit with our daughter and the tiramisu was delicious. We’ll be back soon!

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and the ambiance was elegant and peaceful. We had a caprese salad and crostini for an appetizer. Very rich and satisfying. The fettuccine and gnocchi were fantastic! The wine selection is vast and full of local favorites. We can’t wait to go back.

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JoCh
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very disappointed with the beef carpaccio. The meat was painted on the plate. It was so thin you had to scrape it off with a piece of bread, which we had to ask for. The truffle sauce was wonderful tasting, but I was expecting a little more beef and a little less sauce to compliment it. The pasta with a sausage sauce was wonderful. One of the best I have had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant!

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DianaB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal at Il Cortile on our 45th anniversary. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Our server Andrea was friendly and attentive and made our evening one to remember. We will definitely return again!!

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vipSarahS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite restaurant in Paso Robles when we come for a trip away for wine tastings and enjoying Paso Robles. The food is always top notch…get the truffle options if you can, and the service is always excellent.

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napavintner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Thoroughly enjoyed each dish with some interesting surprises. The grilled fennel on the burrata was a unusual combo for me and very tasty. The sauces and pastas excellent, highly recommend.

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vipMICHAELW
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service as always. Really well decorated for the season. Top notch👍👍👍

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Ourvine
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truffle Risotto is the DREAM!!! Amazing service. Wish the restaurant was a bit quieter and better situated for a better experience...especially for the price!

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BarryH
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The octopus dish was excellent, very nice surroundings,very pleasant service staff. It was a very enjoyable evening, a good choice to celebrate my wife birthday.

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Paulobee
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Waitress did not offer parmesan cheese. Had to ask.
Waitress determined we would not be big orderers and service was basic.
Caprese salad was really small and lacked flavor.
Funny booming noise overhead like some one was lifting weights upstairs.

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vipAmiDI
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at Il Cortile. The food, service and wine was all amazing and we would go weekly if we were locals!

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vipDareckM
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Paso once a year and always eat here both nights the chief is absolutely the master of truffles. The carpaccio is amazing have it both nights

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Joellagray
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The carpaccio was excellent with the shaved truffles and we were very happy with our entrees. Our server was ver helpful in recommending an interesting wine we wouldn’t have chosen. The desserts were a disappointment. Very ordinary. Next time we’d order another appetizer and skip dessert.

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Il Cortile Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 3121 OpenTable diners.

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