Il Cortile Ristorante

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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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Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends gathering in CA and celebrating a birthday. Everything about this restaurant is lovely and the food is delicious - homemade pastas and ossa buca!

N
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Really a disappointment. This was our second visit, but it did not live up to the first visit and our expectations. The sea bass special was over cooked and the pastas we mediocre. Cocktails were good.
We shall consider a return visit.

DW
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific food and nice ambiance!!
Knowledgeable staff and excellent menu.
Well priced, too!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit and we were not disappointed! Great food and very attentive service in a setting that is relaxing and enjoyable. The food is so good!

c
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Sat outside...nice layout, attentive and knowledgeable waiter. Entrees were done perfectly and priced competitively. Would go back in a heartbeat.

J
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been many times. Always impressed with the food and the wine choice is very nice...

GT
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great food and service

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wanted to enjoy a dinner with friends. Unfortunately, it was a bit rushed due to full booking. But we appreciated the service staff accommodating us.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Terrible service and food. Disappointing since all the reviews were so good.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was wonderful. Tyler was our waiter, and he’s very knowledgeable about the menu. I took his recommendation on the sweet corn ravioli, & it was delicious. My husband had the sea bass, & enjoyed it immensely. The tiramisu was very light, and a perfect way to end the meal. I’d had my share of wine at the tasting rooms, so I had an Aperol spritz. It was refreshing, with just a hint of the expected bitterness. We’ll definitely return next time we’re in Paso Robles.

s
Tahoe
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, interesting and fabulous menu, it couldn’t have been better.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing Italian dinner. Good ambience and great service. The bartender was very friendly. We had a lovely time.

YB
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was all we expected. It was our second time dining there and it did not disappoint. The grilled octopus was delicious. The best we’ve ever had. The veal was perfectly prepared. The service was excellent. Our server was friendly, courteous and right on top with attention. Even though we don’t live in the area it is undoubtedly one of our favorite restaurants.

OT
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a fabulous meal with fabulous service. We are very fortunate to have Il Cortile in our town!

O
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The waiter and I got off on the wrong foot which colored the whole experience. Some of it I definitely deserve some responsibility but the attitude of the server did not help. The food was adequate with very few vegetarian options. If I lived there, I would probably find somewhere else.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We don't care for the European-style dining experience which puts us in very close proximity to other patrons, so close that we found it prohibited free exchange of conversation. Apart from that, the food was fine, and the experience overall wouldn't inhibit us from returning.

E
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great welcome upon arrival and terrific table service. Pastas absolutely delicious. We made another reservation for when we are next in town . can't wait!

T
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It's to find better qualty of food and ahigher art of cooking that at Al Mulino. The grilled octopus is the best I've had outside of Greece. The pastas are plate-licking delicious. The only reason I don't give this a fivei star review because the tables set for four are too small to accomodate all the place settings comfortably. Other thn that, superaltive all the way.

P
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate my birthday and it was absolutely perfect!

AS
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal. We had two excellent starters, scallops and quail. Presentation and taste were both impeccable. We both chose the Chilean sea bass special, which was not at all like the European sea bass we are used to, but Patagonian tooth fish. It was delicious, although one was slightly over charred. The heritage carrots which accompanied the fish were good, and I usually hate carrots. We were slightly disappointed by the lemon tart, which was a little stodgy and too sweet. As you would expect in Paso Robles, the choice of wine was good, and included many European as well as American wines. We enjoyed our glass of Hearst Ranch wine.

GL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visit Paso Robles 4 times/year and dine at El Cortile every time!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere for a special evening out! Excellent service and food options. We will definitely return.

LT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner at Il Cortile with friends. Service and food were excellent. My only disappointments was that there weren't more good inexpensive wine options.

JE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always a pleasure heading back to Paso Robles, in that I know a fantastic dinner will await me at Il Cortile. The mainstay pasta dishes and entrees are reason enough to salivate - and then come a few specials. The staff is warm, attentive and knowledgeable.

D
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always, medium sized portions. We split a starter, an entree and dessert. The best of Paso

AB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Back after 3 years and it was absolutely splendid. I could not recommend this place more if you are in Paso Robles. We came here 3 years ago for our anniversary and did it again this year. Vanessa was absolutely incredible - her service, kindness, quality of recommendations and heart are what made our time even better. For food we had the scallops (must have) a MP salad with shaved Parmesan (excellent and fresh), the lamb chops for main (8.5/10 as they had way too much fat - older animal), and MP seafood pasta which was a 10/10.

Excellent drinks. Porto Wine (Clemintine?) was AMAZING!!! Thank you!!!

MG
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food, wine list and service. Highly recommended!

JU
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place with great food and great service.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food in Paso Robles with excellent wait staff.

GF
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had reservations for dinner on a Monday evening and had to wait 20 minutes for our table. The food was worth the wait. My Beef Carpaccio starter was unique with a velvety sauce and very good. My HH had the Pan Roasted Quail starter which was excellent. Our entrees of Papardelle Vitello and a special Chilean Sea Bass were both delicious. The Cannoli and Panna Cota desserts were wonderful as well. Our server was great and made sure my food was Gluten Free.

LO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We were there to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We have been to your restaurant several times in the past. We both had a pasta dish and they were just ok. Our server was polite but didn't go out of his way or show much in the way of personality as I would expect. So we were a little underwhelmed with our experience.

RW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. The risotto was the best that I have ever tasted and the Oslo Bucco was fantastic. This restaurant gives Napa and Sonoma a run for their money. Can’t wait to go back.

F
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Authentic Italian cuisine. The grilled octopus appetizer, parpadelle with wild boar, and spaghetti with seafood and bottarga were all delightful. Excellent wine list including many outstanding Paso wines, and good selections by the glass as well.

OC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time to this restaurant and first for the rest of our party of 10. Everyone loved their meal and the wine was fantastic. Excellent service and we will return soon.

PT
Yosemite
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dinner in Paso Robles. Amazing Italian food.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. Thaw food, the Waiter and the restaurant.
No place better in Paso Robles!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here, had to have the Octopus appetizer again. Did not disappoint! We both had the specials, sea bass, and seafood pasta. Delicious

w
Phoenix
51 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, as usual. The special of the day, osso buco, was excellent. My wife had the Chilean sea bass which she also raved about. Dessert, wine, and all is good.

C
Orange County
53 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a special occasion but last year they ignored it so didn’t mention

BO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AS USUAL THE STAFF WAS GREAT. THE OWNERS ARE EXTREMLY PERSONALBE OSOO BUCA FANTASTIC WINE TIOP NOTCH

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