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About Il Cortile Ristorante

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.

608 12th St.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Closed on Tuesdays.

Cross Street:
Spring Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 226-0300

Website:
http://www.ilcortileristorante.com/

Executive Chef:
Santos MacDonal

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Il Cortile Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (46)
Special Occasion (41)
Good for a Date (38)
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Notable Wine List (37)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Romantic (28)
Authentic (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Cozy (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Business Meals (10)
Seasonal (9)
Healthy (8)
Casual (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 4 days ago

Went for the winemaker's reverse dinner with Alta Colina. Food pairing was great, and wine was great. Servers were very attentive and personable.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

Another fine Reverse Wine Dinner with Alta Colina Wines! Great food pairings. Meet with our friend Bob Tillman, owner of Alta Colina, and his family. Best tiramisu desert in California or anywhere! Go Carol and Santos!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual, Good for Groups, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Amazing dinner, as always. We have dinner here whenever we're in Paso. Easily the best restaurant in town. Homemade pastas to die for.
I had pork osso bucco with risotto and wanted to lick my plate. Just go!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was my first time at 11 Cortille Ristorante, and I couldn't have been more pleased. The occassion was a birthday dinner for myself, and both my husband and I really enjoyed ourselves. I had the gnocci pasta, with a salad to start, and my husband had the fish. I thought the food and service were both impecable. The restaurant also carries a nice selection of wines, to go with the outstanding meal. The staff paid a lot of attention to the details, making us really felt as though we were at a very high end establishment. The end of the meal was also a nice suprise because of the reasonalble cost. My husband is an accountant, so he very much appreciated it. We will be absolutely be back again, next time we are in Paso Robles.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

PRETTY INTERIOR, FINE SERVICE, VERY GOOD FOOD, GOOD LOCATION. STAFF VERY FRIENDLY. WORTH A TRIP.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Consistently outstanding food from Chef Santos! And our server, Capri, elevated the dining experience! Il Cortile is,our favorite restaurant in Paso, hands down!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Awesome - everything - perfect - Truffle’s with the fresh Fettucini OUT OF THIS WORLD. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 7, 2018

My wife and I and two guests attended the Reverse Wine Dinner with Epoch Wines on February 7th . The Prosecco before dinner was a real treat! The food prepared to pair with the Epoch Wines was perfect. And to finish off the meal with Santos' tiramisu was heavenly. We only spent almost three hours enjoying our meal, drinking fine wine and talking with our special guests.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We went there for the reverse wine pairing night featuring Epoch Winery. We selected the Tempranillo, which is a big tannic wine and the chef did not disappoint. All the food was wonderful and paired beautifully with the wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Wonderful place with delicious house made pasta dishes and also EVERYTHING else. The seasonal Scallop dish was amazing. Best to sit inside rather than on patio in my humble opinion. Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in Paso Robles.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Never had such rushed service..server asked how the food was before we had a bite. She came to pick up our plates and said, hand on plate, do you want that last bite? As if we’d whip out a fork and grab it midair. She dropped our check WITH dessert. It was 8:30, restaurant mostly empty. Food was average—my ravioli thrown in the plate. Room was nice, menu good, wine was great. But dont’t bother

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had high expectations and they were exceeded. The chefs special's were very special. Everyone in group thought they had the best of the meals ordered. Will return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Il Cortile has always been fabulous. We are locals so we dine here often, and this restaurant never fails! The food is creative and delicious and the service is impeccable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 31, 2018

A special reverse wine dinner with Bella Luna Winery. Santos, great pairing!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We took part in the Reverse Wine Pairing series at Il Cortile, featuring Bella Luna Winery out in Templeton. I've always loved their Barbera and Sangiovese, and the food at Il Cortile is so good. All four of us loved each dish and the great pairings created by the chef. Each wine had a three-course pairing menu. You buy a bottle or two of wine and then order the pairing set you want. The duck carpaccio is a perennial favorite, the lasagna was excellent, the kubocha squash soup was perfect and the fettucine with mushrooms was just divine with the earthy Estate Riserva. The Cotolette di pollo, though, a chicken cutlet with mortadella and cacciocavallo cheese in a light cream sauce was killer, especially with the bright and sassy 2013 Bella Luna Sangiovese Grosso. Don't miss the chance to do these Reverse Wine pairings!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Delicious! Everything hot & proportioned right. We'll definitely go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Extremely accommodating. We queried the possibility of an earlier reservation time and the hostess was able to make this happen. Can’t wait to visit again....

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This was our first time there!.. Will definitely go back, service and food were superb!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Absolutely a gem! May be my favorite dinner of my life. Cannot wait to return...

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The food and service are absolutely outstanding. Reserve early if you desire prime dinner hour.
The reverse wine dinners are fabulous.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent food and service in a cordial environment.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The octopus salad was creative and tasty. The pasta with boar ragu was a definite winner.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Three out of six in our group had the daily fish special - Chilean sea bass. It was wonderful! It came with a light tomato cream sauce over risotto. The sea bass was cooked perfectly and was so tender. A week later, I'm still thinking about the delicious sea bass.
The restaurant is mid size but the noise level was good. The six of us were able to have a conversation. Our waitress was excellent and gave us good recommendations for the entrees and desserts. This is our favorite restaurant in Paso Robles. We have been disappointed previously with restaurants in Paso Robles but not Il Cortile.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Have a great time at dinner my brother and wife were in town loved the house made pasta wonderful wine list. The minestrone soup 👍 We will return thank you for the great meal chef

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Love the food and ambience. We shared our meals and everything was excellent! We loved that the portions were the perfect size!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food is delicious as always! The pasta is always a winner, cooked perfect, very delicate and light. The gnocchi is absolutely amazing! Imagine, gnocchi that doesn’t feel like a lump in your stomach after eaten. We will be back and often!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic. We will be back. Filet great and desert was awesome.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had our New Years Eve Dinner at Il Cortile Ristorante, the food was fantastic. Amazing appetizers, Primi and Secondi with truffles, excellent wine list and just amazing food. Thank you for the evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Enjoyed an excellent dinner on New Years eve. The food, service and ambience were all great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

another home run for Il Cortile in Paso Robles. Sometimes the drive to Paso seems a bit far, but this restaurant makes the trip worthwhile. We went for NYE. The truffle risotto is absolutely the creamiest, richest risotto you will ever have. We are getting so many "we have to have this again" items on their menu will be need a cart for left overs. The grilled octopus appetizer was some of the freshest, most tender I have tasted. Also loved the burrata appetizer. My enter was pork osso buco which was great and we finished with the panna cotta, which was perfect.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Ambiance was good. Il Cortile has great appetizers and mains.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent meal. I eat out all the time and I thought this was one of the best meals I have had.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fabulous food was exceptional

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food, Great service, Great restaurant. It was our second time coming here for our anniversary and we may make it a yearly ritual.

Tags: Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Business Meals, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Outstanding food and service! We will be back. Great vibe as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I've been here 3 times now and it's official; the food is way, way over salted!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My wife and I were enjoying a couple of days visiting Paso Robles, we very much enjoyed our meal at Il Cortile. We shared the octopus appetizer which was excellent and contained quite a bit of octopus. I had the Seafood (Lobster) Ravioli which was exquisite. Lynn also very much enjoyed the osso bucco which (I think was pork rather than veal?). Very tender and moist.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Wow! Best pasta I have had in a long time! Perfectly cooked and seasoned. Andrena our waitress, was also top notch! Intimately familiar with the menu, both for the food as well as wine, and was extremely attentive!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food, great service, good value for the money, and thankfully the music was very quiet so it was a relaxing and peaceful evening!
Delicious meal from Chef. This restaurant is a great find in the small town of Paso Robles! Would be a great find in San Francsico even - that's how good it is!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was perfect, thank you Santos! The service was perfect, thank you Andrea! The company was perfect, thank you to our friends!

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