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Il Cortile Ristorante

4.7
2682 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2682 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.3
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAgnesM
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Limited bar. Service very good.
Food is typical Italian but not too
memorable. Excellent house made
Tiramisu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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JamesS
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time

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SheilaZ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great space, great food, friendly wait staff . Would definitely come back on next visit.

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KatieL
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Decor is no-frills but it's a nice, festive atmosphere. The caprese salad was delicious, though could have been a bit bigger given the price point. The pasta was good, but this is my second time at Il Cortile and it just wasn't as good as I remembered. The pasta had clumped together in an unpleasing way and the sauce was too rich. The service was excellent as were our cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. We had a reservation for a later time but they were able to squeeze us in earlier. The food was amazing, especially the truffle carpaccio we just had to get another plate of it. Service was great and we had such a fun experience. We will be back on our next trip to Paso.

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vipanned
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was not up to par considering the reputation of the restaurant.
Food needed to be sent back. 2 dinners did not come as ordered.

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vipChrysa
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We had a lovely meal, but very substandard service.

MI
vipMICHAELW
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious authentic housemade Italian food, great wine list, thoughtful service all around. We will return.

JB
JoelB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food quality and preparation; excellent service; excellent wine list

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StevenJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our first time dining at Il Cortile and it won't be our last. The food was delicious, the wine selection was excellent and the service was the best we have recieved in Paso Robles.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Carole is a gem! We love coming to Il Cortile!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal, waitress and service!

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mikeo
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was as expected, excellent. We were seated quickly and the service could not have been better. The food outstanding with perfect portions. Not too much and not too little, and tasty.

We will return!

JM
JillM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had a really delicious meal, celebrating my husband’s birthday. One minor issue, I was asked if it was a special occasion at my reservation, but nothing was said about it at the restaurant; the other issue was when I didn’t receive the same bottle of wine that I ordered , and when I asked our server about it, I was given a confusing explanation, but nothing was done about it. I didn’t want to make a fuss so I didn’t, but for a first class restaurant, to expect a wine list to be correct and updated shouldn’t be too much to ask. All in all, however, it was very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Austin was amazing , the best beef carpaccio
I’ve ever had! The fresh pasta with Italian fennel sausage ragu was simple but every bite was delicious. My husband had the osso bucco and risotto , fantastic ! And the grilled branzino with a bottle of Tuscany Chianti all wonderful . Lord help me that tiramisu , delicious ! I can’t wait to come back to Paseo Robles to repeat this wonderful experience. Great recommendation from Ray at Cloak and Dagger another great spot (wine tasting ) . Definitely one of the highlights of the weekend !

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal...great wine...great service.

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vipAnitaMW
San Francisco
122 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious as usual. However, after waiting 20 min to be seat after our 6;45 reservations, and then waiting over 30 minutes after our crostini for our (eventually delicious) pasta, we canceled our main fish dish because we would have been eating well after 9. The food remains wonderful, but there seem to be some logistical problems with their expanded seating. The inside was as full as allowed, the outdoor porch and new street seating was full, and they were serving guests in the back outdoor area of the hotel next door. Expanded seating is wonderful following a difficult time during the pandemic, but the kitchen doesn't seem to have caught up with it. Several dishes were sold out by the time we ate there on a Sunday evening, which was disappointing, and also a symptom of the same problem (the kitchen). But the food is what we return for, and I still recommend it.

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vipRingo
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is excellent. Best Italian restaurant I have even been into here in the U.S.

Just once caveat, I have been in this place twice already in the last couple of months. There is always delay in bringing bread to the table in-spite of asking them multiple times that we needed more bread.

Other than that, I loved the place and I would definitely eat there again and again..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Some amazing dishes, very authentic Italian cuisine. Extensive wine list - what more could you ask for

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vipNMWIV
San Diego
50 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible menu.
Everything made to perfection.
Service was excellent.
Wine selection was very good.
Desserts were very good especially the Tiramisu.

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Fritz
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

VERY DISAPPOINTING...We made a reservation three weeks prior four our last night of our vacation...with the note inside if available. Upon arrival the restaurant was 100% full inside and outside under the patio. We asked to be seated inside but they said there is no availability. They proceeded to seat us in the overflow area which was the former parking on the street which had a tent with plastic sides. The set-up was horrendous and looked like a clown tent and that we are eating in the middle of a construction area. The only reason we stayed was because it was already after 9pm and we didn't know where else to go as this was our last night in the city. The food was just average and the service was below average. We asked a few times to be moved as we saw people arriving after us and getting seated outside under the patio and in the courtyard at the restaurant next door. Would never go again and would not recommend.

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vipBrianM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanks so much! Good food and service. Good wine list.

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LaFoodie
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in Paso. Best food ever, every dish we've tried is deliciously perfect, from the burrata and arugula salads, through scallops, sweet corn ravioli, wild boar pasta, truffle risotto, ending with heavenly desserts such as cannoli or tiramisu. Fabulous wine selection, friendly check-in and attentive service, nice ambiance with outdoor seating available. Great place for a date night. Highly recommend and can't wait to go back!

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MSMAC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience3

This is our fourth time eating at the restaurant. Food consistently good. Our service was extremely poor! He was non attentive, disinterested in our experience & seemed bored with having to serve us. I am not sure if I will return to the restaurant based on our last experience.

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SteveG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent authentic Italian food, very knowledgeable waiter

LD
vipLynneD
South Dakota
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was not up to our past experiences

KS
vipKateS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious everything was amazing, highly recommend the Octopus, Sweet Corn Ravioli and Squid Ink Pasta.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Many customers complained your service.
I think you should take less customers.
It was too many customers were just waiting their food.
I felt sorry to eat in that atmosphere.
However, food is always excellent.
Thank you.

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SamP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sweet corn ravioli is amazing. Unlike anything I've had before. Will definitely be returning for that again.

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ConstantinoL
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Carpaccio was extremely stingy on the beef and overly smothered by the cream sauce. No sign of capers or arugula anywhere.
Salad was fair but boring.
Squid ink crab pasta was very heavy handed on the ink and the crab was virtually non-existent.
Ossobuco was flavorful but the accompanying risotto was runny, spending all over the plate on its own, and undercooked.
I don't recall ever being brought any bread and butter or olive oil.
We can't figure out how an internet search would rank this the #1 italian restaurant in Paso Robles. Others we've been to in the same downtown area were much better and didn't seem like they were trying to cut costs with the way their dishes were put together. Definitely never going back and not recommending to anybody who cares to ask.

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MelissaW
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Server was excellent. Food was pretty good. Location was awkward. Around the corner, down the alley in a courtyard for another business. And was not told we were sitting in another business so getting different staff and different wine menu from the restaurant. Wish they had explained. But it was super busy so we had to take the table. It was weird and no vibe with the restaurant. Would recommend not going here for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liam the bartender was GREAT! our first time there ... we will go back!

PJ
PJD3
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Great food, but the waiter's performance was lacking during this meal. Both food and service during previous meals at this restaurant were excellent.

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NancyB
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have never disappointed me! The food, wine and service is amazing. Thank you for all you do!

KD
KayDeeF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a reservation and still waited 30 minutes. To be fair. It was a lovely evening and diners were lingering long after they paid their checks. The food was delicious, if a bit under seasoned, and the side of veg and potatoes were children's portions, 1 floret each cauliflower and broccoli, a slice of carrot and a small piece of potato. My veal chop was enormous, and the mushroom sauce was more sauce with 5 or 6 specks of mushroom. But very tasty. My husband's filet with peppercorn sauce was delicious. But he ordered no veg, just potatoes, got the veg and 2 small pieces of potato. Overall it was a lovely evening, the wait staff was attentive, and the wine our server suggested was spot on for our taste buds. Perhaps a bit overpriced, but very nice for a romantic evening.

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vipMidnightfoodie
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first Paso meal in over a year... knew this was the first place to come back to.....sigh I missed this food! Danny our server is a trip!!! Such a lovely evening...

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IronPat1966
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, wine, and service are exceptional. We loved the whole experience and will definitely return. Highly recommend it!

LP
LeiraP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good, waiter was excellent. I would recommend and would return.

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Il Cortile Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 2682 OpenTable diners.

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