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Il Cortile Ristorante

4.7
2589 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 2589 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service.

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GeraldV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a very good meal at Il Cortile. The Osso Buco was one of the best we've had, and the truffle pasta was delicious!

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BriannaB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian food. I would definitely recommend

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vipVinzy1234
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to see such good food being served .. very well plated and equally great tasting ! Must go ..

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vipCBreview
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 - always amazing!

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Robinella
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably excellent food, congenial service. With outside seating, quiet enough to have a conversation (I can't say the same for inside at full capacity). Always a special dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food great service. A bit pricey.

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vipJudy
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter (Austin) Food and service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Hostess was lovely. Seated in the Piccolo courtyard as requested, which was greatly appreciated. Food was wonderful as usual. Ambiance was lovely, had an outdoor heater to ourselves. Server was polite and professional, but lacked any warmth. Would highly recommend for excellent food and atmosphere.

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JerryD
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great menu! Food was thoughtful, balanced visually pleasing and flat out delicious.

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RyanH
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food my girlfriend & I have ever had and she spent a whole summer abroad in Italy. Cant recommend enough!

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vipGigi
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not a great place for Winter dining - it got windy and the heaters were not enough to keep us warm where we sat. Also, people traffic with the narrow sidewalk made it uncomfortable to sit next to. Might need to improve outdoor dining set-up to separate the eating area especially for people who are unlucky enough to sit on the edge closest to the sidewalk.

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Michelle
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service, the owner walked around checking on all the tables and was delightful. We will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great dinner always eat here when on vacation

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RudyA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful Italian food , the wine was magnificent and the atmosphere was amazing !
Will return very soon

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JohnT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Although the food was decent, our table was thirty minutes past our reservation and our server was rude. My girlfriend asked for some protein with her risotto, specifically chicken and she brought her scallops. My girlfriend explained she would never order scallops and the server never offered an apology or removed them from our bill. This is not the type of server you want representing your establishment.
Aside from the rude server, the late table, the octopus appetizer was over cooked.

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Jepco123
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Always rough with outdoor dining this time of year. Service was great. Food great. Nice wine list too

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vipMariaRDH
San Francisco
136 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was fabulous. We had the fettucine with truffles, it was delicious. My husband had the octopus, and enjoyed it. We were in a sheltered area, half inside, half outside. It was comfortable.

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vipAnnB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious!

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vipaefsys
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Service was fabulous and food was great!

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vipclubr
Central Coast
75 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor setting, very knowledgeable and friendly staff topped off by incredible dishes that surpass many well known establishments in the big cities.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! Il Cortile never disappoints

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vipReynoldK
New Mexico
16 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always terrific and a place where multiple entrees are appealing.

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NVDn
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I am not sure why I insist in going to Il Cortile. The food is good but I do not understand why they give us a small table while other couples can seat in a bigger one. We sat outside of the tend while others were seating inside. Every time the service is weird....not horrible but it's indifferently...it looks like we are giving a favor by going there. Tables are not 6 feet apart. Not going back anytime soon.

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vipCookielady
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is consistently delicious. it is our favorite restaurant in Paso Robles. We were celebrating my birthday and it was wonderful. The food is fresh, tasty, & beautifully presented.

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vipCarolineR
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to this restaurant at least 1 time a month. It’s excellent and the dishes are spectacular.

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ChrisRush
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first date was here and seven months later we were married. Il Cortile Ristorante provided the ambiance, food, and wine just as wonderful as our new love and has keep it going for over 2 years now. We will forever be loyal patrons! - The Rush's

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was delicious. Unfortunately there was a glitch in the kitchen so our food took some time getting out. The staff was apologetic but in this case it would’ve been nice to perhaps offer a free dessert? Also the waiter didn’t know what the soup of the day was. But I was very warm, which was a concern being that we were outside. The staff was very attentive and Kind and polite. Our water glasses were never empty. And the outside seating was actually quite lovely.

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Tennischick
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The pasta dishes my husband and I ordered were tasty. We weren’t offered Parmesan cheese.
I would have liked a Caesar salad as an appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We went there on 12/30 for our 31st wedding anniversary. Food was good. Our waiter was attentive. We were sitting outside and even with the heater it was COLD! The worst part was that a very loud, opinionated employee was next to our table with a fairly large party. She had strong opinions and loud F-bombs. This made for a stressful time rather than a relaxing dinner.

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BobbyK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Osso buco and fettuccine with sausage. Appetizer of grilled octopus was a highlight. Service was excellent. Outside due to COVID protocols was not bad. Highly recommended.

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Calistogan
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was fantastic! This was the second time we’ve eaten at Thomas Hill. The first time was first rate! This particular visit the food was slightly above average. Sometimes this happens and it was a bit disappointing. But we’ll definitely be back soon!

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LizJ
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. The veal chop snd black truffle fettuccini were steaming hot , delicious and perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming here for years and it’s still the best restaurant in the county! If you come to Paso and skip Il Cortile, you are missing out! Carpaccio, Truffle Risotto, and Wild Boar Pappardelle are all, no joke.... life changing. The service is amazing as well, treat them as experts because they are.

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JakeR
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went here for my wife's 30th birthday after hearing that it was one of the best restaurants in Paso Robles. Due to COVID-19 regulations we did have to eat outside, but they have a very nice tented area set up with heaters and holiday decorations that made it very nice. I ordered a delicious (and sizable) ribeye and my wife got the filet mignon, both were cooked perfectly. The food was delicious and was prepared in great time. We brought our own bottle of wine and there was a $25 cork fee. Our server was fantastic and very accommodating, and she saw that I said it was my wife's birthday on my reservation so she offered a special desert with a candle (and no cheesy singing, which I love). It was a great dining experience and we were both very happy.

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SarahT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the most delicious dinners my husband and I have ever had. We had the white truffle tasting menu, and each course was more delicious than the last. The filet was so tender we could cut it with our fork! We will DEFINITELY be back.

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vipKentR
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We dined in the courtyard of The Piccolo Hotel, which is right next door to Il Cortile. Very nice outside setting. Grilled octopus was excellent.

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CherylP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! We ate outdoors on the sidewalk. Everything was perfect!

JS
JoniS
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasure to enjoy a meal at Il cortile. Great wine list and the Osso bucco is to die for.

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Il Cortile Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 2589 OpenTable diners.

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