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Il Cortile Ristorante, Paso Robles, CA
Il Cortile Ristorante, Paso Robles, CA
Il Cortile Ristorante, Paso Robles, CA
Il Cortile Ristorante, Paso Robles, CA
Il Cortile Ristorante, Paso Robles, CA

Il Cortile Ristorante

4.8
4.8
3859 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 40 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 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

Experiences

  • Six Mile Bridge, Kinero , Royal Nonesuch Dinner

    $275.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Apr 11, 2024 only
    Join us for a delicious 4 course dinner beautifully prepared by Chef Santos and paired with Six Mile Bridge, Kinero Cellars and The Royal Nonesuch Farm exquisite wines! Dinner, wine, tax and gratuity all inclusive at $275.00 per person and non refundable once the reservation is complete.

What 3,859 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Best Food

  • California Central Coast

    Great for fine wines

  • California Central Coast

    Italian

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Overall

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Food

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Service

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Ambiance

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Value

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for business meals

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Hot spot

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Great for fine wines

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Romantic

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for special occasions

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Most Booked

3,859 Reviews
  1. CDMreg

    Orange County

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow!!! The food was amazing & service & atmosphere perfect. Can’t wait to go back.

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  2. Yoli

    San Francisco

    169 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    169 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and good! We will be back next time we are in town.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Although the food and service is above average, the courtyard dining is not as comfortable as the main dining room. Noise level from other diners can drown your own conversation.

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  4. Sheri

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & service was outstanding! Enjoyed everything from cocktails, apps & pastas Very yummy

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  5. NancyM

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful as always…our favorite Paso stop. This time the corn puree-filled pasta was particularly succulent. Perfect cannoli dessert, too!

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  6. MarkT

    Los Angeles

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    IL Cortile is my favorite restaurant in Paso Robles. It’s always impeccable and this last visit was no exception. Just amazing!

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  7. Chazbro

    Central Coast

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We are repeat diners. We visit every time we travel to Paso Robles. Always good, always consistent. Definitely would recommend.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was exceptional! Christy our server was wonderful!

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  9. GuyD

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time going. Super delicious and very authentic! Super friendly staff and very explanatory when it comes to the menu.

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  10. GrantM

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second visit this month and the food was just as incredible. Great service and really nice ambiance. Love this place!

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  11. KentR

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious pork osso bucco with rosemary risotto. On our short list for great Paso Robles dining.

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  12. Melanie

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So delicious! Perfect portion sizes and excellent service. We started with the carpaccio (which I cannot recommend enough, I am still drooling over it), the fettuccini, and the salmon. All perfectly prepared and such a good portion size - not too much! We ended with the panna cotta - YUM! I highly recommend this spot.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very inventive menu. Specials are always great. I love the osso buco. A regular special.

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  14. AlnorP

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We loved this place before, but not anymore!! Ate at I’ll Cortile on Valentine’s Day & it was the worst service we had ever experienced!!. Our reservation for 4 was at 8pm & we had their pre-fix menu. It came with 4 courses but every course came after an hour, so the main dish came at 11pm My husband & our friends ate theirs but I didn’t eat mine so I got it to go. I was very tired & sleepy just waiting for the food & again service was awful!! Exhausted from the long night of waiting for each course to come, we had our deserts put into to- go containers. It was a valentines dinner we want to forget!!!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On a very busy Valentines dinner - they were absolutely amazing … food and ambiance were great and the staff is always ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  16. KevinJ

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had a wonderful Valentine 3 course dinner here with my sweetheart. The food tasted heavenly, and the ambiance was perfect for the occasion. Given that it was Valentine evening the place was crowded and a little slow. The place is small, so we had drinks on the roof top of the nearby Piccolo Hotel (while waiting for our table to be ready) which made the evening that much more special.

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  17. Timi

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Valentine’s wine paired dinner at Il Cortile. Amazing service, food and wine. Beautiful atmosphere and style.

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  18. LesB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The beef carpaccio appetizer is amazing. Shaved truffles on top and so delicious. The spaghetti with delicious lobster sauce and prawns added, so good. Panna cotta is a scrumptious dessert.

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  19. JackL

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We eat here every time we go to Paso. It is always a highlight of the trip!

    1 person found this helpful

  20. Rudisel

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were very busy but got us the perfect table. Great food and service.

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  21. RobertK

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was awesome! Will definitely be back! So many great choices!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was amazing. The owners were personable.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. OrloO

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carol and Santos and the entire staff are exceptional. Fantastic food and service.

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  24. CHumphreys

    Austin

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food! We had the beef carpaccio, Sea Bass and homemade pasta dish that might be the best we’ve ever had! Perfect wine pairings and kind staff - highly recommend!

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  25. GrantM

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolutely wonderful experience. Food and service were exempliary.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food and a great overall experience. Absolutely outstanding service!

    1 person found this helpful

  27. Californiagirl

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As everyone has said the service is really impeccable. You can tell the team takes pride in their craft. We sat at the bar and loved being taken care of by Crystal. The ambiance inside is very nice. The burrata appetizer was delicious. We will be back and bring friends next time.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service! We will be back on our next trip.

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  29. JonT

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you want unbelievable house made pasta along with other premium entrees there is no other place in San Luis Obispo county to go …. Period. Carol and Santos do an unmatchable quality dining experience. Go there to see for yourself.

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  30. quincy

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I experienced an amazing dinner here. Food was outstanding and the waitstaff friendly and engaging. If you enjoy fine Italian food, I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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  31. piccolo

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! My wife had the wine maker dinner menu that was created by the chef to go with the 6-7 wines that were being poured. I ordered from the regular menu + a bottle of Roero Arneis. All was fabulous. The 3 winemakers, L’Aventure, Benome, & Clis Selene all stopped by to answer questions and the service was up to the standards Il Cortile has always set. This is truly a “destination” restaurant.

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  32. PasoRoblesDining

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The veal chop was done to perfection as was the risotto. We were there for a recruitment dinner and Il Cortile really sold our client on Paso Robles! The wait staff were very warm and friendly as well as efficient. Kudos to all!!

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  33. BrittanyN

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an incredible experience at Il Cortile. Highly recommend. The food and service was spectacular.

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  34. honestdining06

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, perfectly size portions . Squid ink pasta was delicious , as was the scallop appetizer . Enjoyed fresh warm ciabatta .

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fantastic! Jason was our server and the food (Veal Chop) was perfect.

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  36. Hunter

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always go for the chef specials. I had the pork and risotto and my fiancee had one of the pastas. Reasonable wine prices and great service.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent. Definitely worth every penny

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not only is the food first class, but the service matches at every level! We feasted on the wild boar ragu pappardelle and spinach gnocchi with gorgonzola and pink trumpet mushrooms (which I am still dreaming about) accompanied by some lovely Italian wines by the glass.

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  39. MSMAC

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was engaging & very helpful. She help make the dinner delightful,. Multiple times enjoying this dining experience & will continue in the future.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The server brought us a glass of wine from a bottle that was badly cork tainted. When I told my server, she took it to the floor manager, who came back to tell me that they had opened the bottle the night before, poured it for other guests, and that nobody else complained. They refused to open another bottle. I am a wine professional so I know that this is 100% poor customer service. Our server, Natalie, handled it with grace. It was the floor manager who should train herself and her staff better. For a restaurant in wine country, they should be ashamed. I went to this restaurant to have fine food AND wine.

    1 person found this helpful

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 4.8 stars by 3859 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 40 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Il Cortile Ristorante

608 12th St., Paso Robles, CA 93446

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Spring Street
  • Neighborhood
    Paso Robles
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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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