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287 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

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Tasty, comforting and healthy, French-inspired California cuisine, in a warm, inviting, casual chic atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch & dinner served nonstop, all-day, everyday.
Dedicated Gluten free menu. Dedicated Vegan Menu.
Menu also featuring Mediterranean dishes from Jaffa Cafe.
Spectacular desserts and French pastries, reasonably priced French and local wines. Extensive kids menu and outdoor dining.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary French / American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 12:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 7:30am - 4:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 7:30am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Friday and Saturday : 4:00pm - Last seating 8:30 pm. Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - Last seating 8:00pm
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Phone number
(805) 239-3366
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Beatrice Cop
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Breakfast and lunch off-site catering.
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Cross street
14th Street
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Parking details
Easy on-street parking and private parking alongside the restaurant.
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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vipEric (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

What a hidden gem here in Paso! The breakfast servers were always friendly and efficient & the food was just right. I'm so sorry to see this place close in the next few days. Thanks and good luck to the owners and all the staff!

Kitti (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Love this place. But we've heard that this is the last week they're open. The owners are retiring. We're going to miss this wonderful restaurant.

jenlampton (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

It was okay. The salmon was cooked perfectly. French onion soup was barely that, not placed in the oven, cheese on top was still shredded when it was served to me, not even melted, let alone crisp on top. Crab cakes we're certainly frozen. But the pita and hummus was tasty. I probably won't be back, as there's so much great food in this town.

vipOpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Have been to this restaurant a number of times. Love the variety of menu. Great club sandwich. Real roasted turkey. However, soup came cold. hmmmm

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Great breakfast, loved the brioche french toast! Fast & friendly service.

Strats43 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

Very good food and service. We opened the place at 7:30 AM before we left Paso Robles. The manager was very gracious and provided good service as she opened the restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Very empressed with the food quality!!!! Atmosphere gives a sense of a fast food restaurant but the quality of the food was amazing 👌

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

After reading all of the good reviews, we were really looking forward to dining at Panolivo. We made reservations and arrived early on a Friday evening. There were several tables seated and the restaurant was not crowded.

We started with appetizers. The crab cake puffs were crab cakes on a puff pastry with an aioli on the side. The puff pastry did not add anything to the crab cakes. All three of us found them somewhat bland and blah. My wife had the tomato fennel soup and I had the french onion. Our friend ordered the baked brie.

The tomato soup was more like a gruel - you could eat it with a fork. It might have been OK over pasta or in lasagna, but as a soup it was inedible. The french onion soup was average (I order it a lot at restaurants). It didn't really have much flavor. Our friend like the baked brie.

When my wife mentioned that the soup was much too thick to our waitress, she did offer to take it off the bill.

Our waitress was polite, but disconnected and distant. She may have checked with us once during the meal. We chatted for a while after finishing, but she never checked back to see if we wanted coffee or anything else.

As we left, the restaurant was still largely empty - it definitely does not draw a crowd on a Friday night which might be a sign that it is not popular among the locals. With so many other dining options in Paso Robles, I don't think we will be back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

When we walked in for our dinner reservation at 7PM, we were the only ones in the restaurant. It was all down hill from there. The atmosphere is more like a lunch time coffee shop as food was OK but not great and service was almost non-existent. They could not even remove a cork from a wine bottle in less than 3 pieces.....

vipJimL (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

We love to eat at Panolivo whenever we are in Paso, which is quite often. One of us has Celiac and there is a gluten free menu. The wine list was expanded and the prices are very reasonable. There is a great cross section of food choices from seafood and steaks to pasta and burgers. This week we enjoyed dinner. In past trips we have also enjoyed breakfast at Panolivo. The service is good and the ambiance in casual and comfortable.