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Il Cortile Ristorante

4.6
4.6
3346 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 226-0300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Santos MacDonal

  • Private party facilities

    We offer seating for private parties in our courtyard.

  • Private party contact

    Carole MacDonal: (805) 226-0300

  • Neighborhood

    Paso Robles

  • Cross street

    Spring Street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,346 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Italian

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Food

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Fit for Foodies

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Neighborhood Gem

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Notable Wine List

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Romantic

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Special Occasion

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Most Booked

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  1. KH

    KathyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a delight in every way to dine at Il Corrine!
  2. KG

    KarenG

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing FOOD, we will definitely be back! The pasta I had was absolutely perfect. The filet mignon was cooked to perfection and beautiful. If you want great food, make a reservation, you will not be disappointed.
  3. MG

    MariaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! Food is excellent! Service was wonderful!
  4. LM

    LouM

    San Joaquin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    While the food was good, the portions were on the small side. The service was okay, but when you are going out for a nice dinner you would expect your server to be personable. She really didn’t act like she wanted to be there. It was unfortunate as it left a bad impression on us and we will likely not return. Too many good places in Paso to choose from.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Greeting was prompt, brought our own wine. Hoped they might waive the corkage fee since it was our 10th anniversary but sadly no. I had the Pappardelle and it was very good. Hubby had the filet….not bad, but one piece was sub-par at best. For a $52 meal, served with a few veggies, it was disappointing. Molten chocolate cake for dessert…..nothing “molten” about it, not sweet enough either. Krystal, our server and bartender, was terrific.
  6. BS

    BobbyS

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Especially loved their extensive wine list. Very generous pours! Highly recommend this restaurant.
  7. KR

    KurtR

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was good, the carpaccio was way over sauced for my taste and the only thing unavailable was the dish i wanted.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We were very disappointed with this restaurant. We had read many positive reviews and thought we would have a great experience. Unfortunately, the restaurant had an odor of mildew, the food was fine, however our server was so distracted with the other servers, we received no attention. Very disappointed with our experience.
  9. RS

    RomS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My guest and I had a great dining experience! The food, the service and the ambiance were incredible. Will definitely make a point to dine here again when in Paso Robles.
  10. T

    Tina

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Il Cortile is a sumptuous and wonderful restaurant. The menu has Wild Boar Ragu with Papardelle pasta and is out of this world. The varieties of soups can be amazing staters. Like the puréed pea soup! And the Squash Blossoms were fantastic. One of the best restaurants in Paso Robles! Go!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    They were very accommodating in finding us a nice quiet table to celebrate our anniversary. As always, the osso bucco and fettuccine al tartufo were so delicious. We also started with the scallop appetizer, which was a gorgeous dish.
  12. JP

    JohnPhilip

    Sacramento

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always our most pleasurable dining experience in the Paso Robles area, if not on the entire California Central Coast. Good cocktails, great wine list, fabulous menu, savory dishes, and superior service. Feels like Italy, France, and Spain all wrapped up in one great restaurant.
  13. DJ

    DavidJ

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our third visit was as good as we remembered except for the server. Maybe she was having a bad day but she was almost surly from the beginning.
  14. J

    Jesnunbe

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Too loud, the service is lousy and the fact that the servers don’t explain the menu in detail was not helpful. For the price I paid for my dinner was not worth the food or service..
  15. W

    William

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Il Cortile Ristorante is the best Italian restaurant I and my family even been to, including the LA and Orange County areas. Each item on the menu is made to perfection.
  16. SN

    SheilaN

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We dined outside so noise level perfect. Inside it was quite loud. Food took forever to be served. This was a major problem and we wondered if they were short staffed..... We ordered soup/salad, pasta, and veal. Somehow the pasta, soup and salad all came together. We thought soup and salad were to be appetizers, then pasta "primi" and then main course veal. The server thought we had specifically requested service that way. (did not ask to clarify). Kind of put a bad feeling on the evening.
  17. JR

    JohnR

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service at the bar. Incredible House Special Ravioli’s and a Salmon very fresh and moist all the way thru.
  18. LK

    LarissaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anytime we are in Paso we try for a reservation here - food is amazing! Love this restaurant
  19. BG

    BobG

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    My wife's seabass was fishy, my pasta dish was kinda skimpy. Dinner took 45 mins to arrive.
  20. KL

    KatL

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the octopus, lamp pops and a bottle of denner. Service was great and food was delicious!!!
  21. l

    luv2dineout

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were seated outside, small patio area. Pleasant enough though a little more air movement would have made it more so. Service was very good, nice varied menu options as well as tempting specials. Both pastas we ordered were very good.
  22. NT

    NancyTX

    San Francisco

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service! The squid ink pasta with shrimp & mushrooms was to die for! Can’t wait for our next visit.
  23. E

    Eatout

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great venue. Great food, wonderful service, would highly recommend!
  24. A

    Arizonans

    South Dakota

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    When seated, we must have drawn the short straw as we were placed at a "table for two" which provided room for a plate, silverware, a drink glass, and nothing else. Why do restaurants bother with these tiny tables as they do NOT provide for an enjoyable dining experience? Thinking we were at a traditional Italian restaurant, I went looking for Italian dishes on the menu and only found one or two. This was a steak and fish place. :( My mistake for not checking the menu before we made the reservation. We ordered the steak, which was delicious though it could have been cooked a little more for medium. With it came five very small vegetables -- two potatoes, one carrot, 1/2 brussels sprout, and 1/2 cauliflower floret. All of this for $52/plate. Service was so/so. We were not asked if we would like more bread (2 small pieces each) or how our food tasted. If we're ever back in town, we won't return to Il Cortile.
  25. BZ

    BarbZ

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal and experience last night. Kim was our server and she did a spectacular job of curating a delicious meal for us from the heirloom tomato and burrata appetizer, to our amazing entrees (ravioli mais and pork osso bucco) and dessert (panna cotta). Everything was SO good! And the two wines she paired for us were perfect too!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The food was actually pretty great but the service really sucked. The steak was probably one of the best pieces of meat I’ve ever had and it was perfectly cooked, I’m still thinking about it, but honestly, I’m also thinking about how mean the waitress was. The service seriously could have been better. The waitress was not very nice and didn’t seem interested in smiling with us or helping us navigate the extensive wine menu. This probably could have been alleviated by having a sommelier around to help, but either way, thank you for the experience.
  27. D

    Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate outside in the heat and the music c from next store a plus . Service terrific Food on point
  28. RH

    RyanH

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The wines, risotto, and molten chocolate lava cake make you feel close to heaven than you ever thought possible. It’s gastronomic nirvana!
  29. DC

    DavidC

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant. Loved the carpaccio! Would definitely return.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We are visiting Paso Robles from Orlando, and this restaurant was recommended. Our evening was wonderful, and our dinners were memorable! We will be back next time we are in town!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and serve!
  32. DT

    DinaTheDiner

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    These people know what they are doing. Delicious food, perfectly prepared, with originality and flair. The ravioli with mushrooms were flavorful and the white sauce was delicate. The salmon entree was delicious as was my husband’s lamb. We shared a fruit tart for dessert. Service was impeccable. Delightful!
  33. RJ

    RobertJ

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful birthday dinner. The food was great and our server, Andrea, was wonderful. She made dinner so much more enjoyable. We have been here before and always sat outside. Sat inside this time and enjoyed the ambience very much. Only complaint is the noise level was a bit high but understand it's hard to control that in a small setting. We will definitely be coming back again and will recommend this restaurant to our friends.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great except the main entrees were not as tasty as I would have expected. That is the only reason for 4 stars rather than 5. I had the sea bass and it was slightly under cooked and my wife had the linguine with crab meat. However, the caprese, tiramisu, and wine selection was great. Very nice service and staff. We sat outside and the ambiance was lovely.
  35. W

    Walter

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, awesome food, extensive wine list
  36. B

    Bethany

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Usually get amazing food with amazing service. Food was still top notch but our blonde waitress wasn't friendly and seemed to make herself scarce to our table in particular. Not much eye contact and not a smile once. Had to go to bar to get water Refills. Usually not ever an issue, this place is always my #1 go to for my birthday celebration and will continue to be.
  37. AA

    AndreaA

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our food was excellent! Never had soft-shell crab pasta and it was outstanding. Caprese salad was delicious too. Second time we have dined here and we will be back again!
  38. AD

    AnonymousDiner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was delightful- food, service, table, etc. Really no complaints and yet we came away feeling slightly underwhelmed. Why? I will blame it on us, such upscale restaurants are really just not our thing.
  39. KV

    KyannV

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was excellent at making recommendations. Everything was delicous!
  40. JH

    JoniH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was amazing. The food surpasses greatness. The Truffle Rosoto and octopus was delicious. Cannot wait to back. Will recommend to everyone I know.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Il Cortile Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 3346 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Il Cortile Ristorante

608 12th St., Paso Robles, CA 93446

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spring Street

  • Neighborhood

    Paso Robles

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Santos MacDonal

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 226-0300

  • Private party facilities

    We offer seating for private parties in our courtyard.

  • Private party contact

    Carole MacDonal: (805) 226-0300

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