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Il Cortile Ristorante

4.6
2851 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 2851 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryS
Miami
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall2food5service3ambience2

Apparently someone wanted our table. Also, apparently the manager told them they could have it. We were only half through our entree. What ensued was a rush to get us out accompanied by jerk staring at us and staff pointing at us. Manager herself whisks away plates as soon as fork goes down. Spoiled the meal.

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Latnor
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

World class restaurant. Remarkably, with so many restaurants struggling to hire staff, ll Cortile enjoys a full compliment of kitchen , servers and front staff so clearly they care about both staff and customers. Every dish that we ordered hit the mark.the grilled octopus was amazing as was the creative beef carpaccio , the boar ragu , rack of lamb and barramundi. We have traveled extensively, enjoyed many fine meals and ll Cortile successfully competes with the best.

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vipMICHAELW
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Thank you very much 👍🙏🎉🎊

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Nino
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was accommodating and absolutely wonderful !

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MAYC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service as well as the food is extremely good, we enjoyed our dinner. however, the table is a little small especially we also ordered wine and we're afraid of breaking the glass during the dinner. Thanks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, food was absolutely amazing and they were flexible with my vegetarian diet the pasta tastes fresh and melted in my mouth!. A bit pricey but definitely worth it!!

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vipTDRfromMdR
Los Angeles
78 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food all excellent—prosciutto with melon, polenta with poached egg, scallop appetizer. Staff stretched a bit thin but friendly and helpful. Nice outdoor setting.

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vipKomred
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The truffle risotto was amazing.
We are looking forward to coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the best Italian food we have ever had. Absolutely delicious!

It was our anniversary and they made it a point to tell us “happy anniversary” several times. They wrote it on our dessert plate too. It made the evening very special.

We’ll be back for sure!

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vipBurner2returner
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a double celebration anniversary and birthday. The meal was stellar. We haven't dined herlat in 2 years and this occasion did not disappoint. We highly recommend this restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with friends

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HenryS
London
31 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Il Cortile is always excellent.... superb food, we have never been disappointed

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vipTDRfromMdR
Los Angeles
79 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food excellent, especially my wife’s scallop appetizer. Outdoor seating pleasant and quiet at end of hot day. Waiter too jokey and overfamiliar. Bill very reasonable.

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OldWestRailroad
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great Italian restaurant. The beef carpaccio was fantastic with that creamy truffle sauce on top. The service was excellent! It was a scorching 100+ degrees and the staff luckily found us an indoor seating next door at the Piccolo. The waiter was extremely attentive, given that she was at the main restaurant, walking back and forth. Overall, we will definitely be back.

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vipRussC
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar. Liam was our bartender/server. He was friendly, engaging, and very knowledgeable about the items on the menu. We had a great experience. Special thanks to Liam.

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K7539
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the specials. All were wonderful. Just wonderful. Also an amazing wine
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gregabouttown
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were busy- so efficiently took care of us! We took our time and let them work. They rewarded us with great food and a superb effort. Worth every penny and worth the time.

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GwenF
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the burrata appetizer as well as all the pastas. I also found out there is a vrbo rental above the restaurant that I might book next time. It looks really nice :-)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liam at the bar is the very best!

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vipMellissaC
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding !

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vipJerry
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, excellent service and very enjoyable.

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CarloO
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liam the bartender was awesome.He is very knowledgeable regarding the menu and the wine list. The truffle dishes are over the top.
We love this place and look forward to returning many times

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AnnB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always great. We have been coming since they opened and have never been disappointed! The truffle pasta or risotto is amazing and worth the price!

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vipDiscerningdiner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious! Get the Tiramisu for dessert - absolutely outstanding!

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vipLuvtodineout
Orange County
119 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our favorite restaurant in Paso , I had the wild boar ragu with pappardelle , and my wife had truffle risotto. They were both delicious, wine was great and at a fair price. Some places where we live have really jacked up the alcohol. Desert was great , and our server very friendly and prompt.

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vipKEddie
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Italian in Paso Robles. Would definitely return. Excellent wine and cocktail list.

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vipDGA1
Dallas
78 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Cortile is consistently great - from the moment you step into the restaurant until you leave. The service is attentive and professional, while being friendly. The food - no matter what you order - is absolutely amazing. My favorite dish is the truffle pasta, and let me say, it’s not just a hint of truffles; this is the real thing. No visit to Paso Robles is complete without a visit to Il Cortile. I’m already looking forward to our next trip.

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RobertS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was about as good as it gets. Server knew exactly what she was doing and was prompt and friendly. I'm going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We heard great things about this place from friends. The server recommended a wine which was less expensive than what we ordered (you don't see that very often), and it hit the spot. We started with scallops as an appetizer. I was left a bit underwhelmed here. The flavor was great, they were cooked to perfection, but the serving size was definitely not worth the cost. Only two small pieces. The osso bucco (my first experience) was delicious. The squid ink pasta with crab was really good (crab pieces were really small though). Worth a try if you're okay with the pre-covid crowded dining room. Maybe ask for an outside table.

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vipBarbaraB
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is one of the best restaurants in Paso Robles that we have found. And it's authentic Italian cuisine. I just wished they would have the outdoor dining set-up in the courtyard of the adjacent hotel during the week as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. The service was excellent and the pasta doesn’t get any fresher. We loved the crostini appetizer. The owner even came by to check on our experience.

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Menemsha
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Be careful to reserve either indoor or outdoor because if you change your mind, or the weather changes, you must be seated where you requested.

And, another new twist, you may be asked to leave your table after either an hour and a half, or two hours, depending on where you are seated!

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vipDonnaB
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good Italian food. Friendly staff with great service.

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KeilahL
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta was the best my husband and I have ever had. The night before we went to another Italian restaurant in the area and were very disappointed. Il Cortile blew them out of the water. Would highly recommend.

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JimSMN6
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Cortile has it all: great food and a wide selection of it. Great ambiance and great hospitality. Earns every bit of its reputation for being the best restaurant in Paso. And btw, it could play in SF and LA and standout.

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Nami
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious! It was our 14th anniversary. My favorite was Ravioli. We will be back!

TJ
vipTreyJ
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

My wife and I visited Il Cortile during our first visit to Paso Robles. Reservations are a must for this Italian restaurant, located near downtown. This is a high-end dining experience, with a delicious offers and excellent services.

We enjoyed interesting appetizers, followed by an Osso Buco special, a branzino special, and some of the best risotto that we have ever tried. We will DEFINITELY return.

Like many restaurants, Il Cortile offers outdoor dining during COVID. We were glad that heaters were abundant and made the experience better.

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KBTheWaiter
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and her mom went to Paso for some bonding time and I made them a reservation because they were driving and having trouble finding their way. Thanks for taking care of them. They had a lovely evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and Nikki was great!

LM
LeslieM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant! After a long drive I was pleasantly surprised at how wonderful Il Cortile turned out to be. Delicious food, welcoming service, and they even had my favorite type of Italian wine. If you're going to Paso Robles this restaurant is a must!

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Il Cortile Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 2851 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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