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Cello Ristorante & Bar

4.2
4.2
529 Reviews
$31 to $50
Continental

The interplay of wine and food is key to this Paso Robles restaurant experience. The long bar and extensive wine list feature exceptional wines from the Central Coast - especially Paso Robles - as well as producers from across the globe. Cello offers bottles from its own wine label, sourced from a vineyard in Willow Creek District owned and operated by the resort. Oenophiles and foodies alike will fall in love with Cello's vibrant fare and adventurous offering of food and wine.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:30 am Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 7:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:30 am–11:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 369-2503

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Cello Ristorante & Bar is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, where food, friends and flavors are in harmony. Revel in the personalized, handcrafted cuisine amid the unparalleled beauty of our meeting and banquet rooms.

  • Private party contact

    Joyce Connelly: (877) 769-5938

  • Neighborhood

    Paso Robles

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Self Parking

  • Entertainment

    Friday and Saturdays from 6p.m.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 529 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for Groups

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Healthy

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Notable Wine List

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Outdoor Dining

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Scenic View

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. CD

    CinthyaD

    San Diego

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Average restaurant in a nice place, not very remarkable flavors, service lack of attention

  2. BB

    BobB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food very fresh

  3. C

    Cole

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Nice place. Service was good. Food was okay

  4. EC

    EmilyC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    The staff is super young and inexperienced. We celebrated our anniversary here and had higher expectations, based on the elevated feel of the rest of Allegretto. Our entrees were very late with no explanation and then it felt like they were trying to clear our plates 5 minutes later. Never offered bread as was on all the other tables and our server was clueless as to how to serve a bottle of wine. Good was pretty good but disappointing experience overall.

  5. S

    Sandy

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The setting is lovely for sunset. The service was very good. My salmon was was well prepared, with an innovative twist. My husband enjoyed the duck which was not over cooked.

  6. KB

    KathyB

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    The outdoor setting is beautiful and calm enough to enjoy the conversation at your table. The servers are attentive and work as a team. My salmon was delicious, as was, my husband’s duck. A most pleasant evening.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    Service was attentive but food was very disappointing

  8. JD

    JDfoodie

    Central Coast

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Outstanding friendly server. Went out if her way to fund us a rosè which was nit listed on the menu.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Horrible everything

  10. C

    Chuck

    Denver

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We really enjoyed our second night of dining at Cello Restaurant. Next time we will stay at the Allegretto Hotel that is attached.

  11. A

    Ashley

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Look over 15 minutes to get any attention after being sat down with a reservation. The busser ended up taking our order (drinks and all). Waiter showed up at the end and tried to charge us for food we did not get (he never helped us so it’s not like he knew what we were eating). I’ve had better service there but this night was nothing special.

  12. C

    Critter

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent outdoor dining experience. Fun, Lively wait people! Menu somewhat limited. Extensive local winery wines available Love the venue!

  13. MV

    MichaelV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Memorable occasion. One highlight of our USA trip from UK Memories are made of these occasions

  14. CD

    CarDen

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    The staff rates a 10 - very friendly and helpful!! I have been there for lunch and dinner and both times the food fell below my expectations. The flavor is there but both times a bit overcooked. Dining on the patio was beautiful - and the table was in a quiet spot as requested. I will definitely go back!!

  15. RP

    RonP

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First, our server Betsy was wonderful. Second, the food was really good. Especially, the Risotto which may change. We hit the jackpot. My cocktail was also one of the best Manhattans ever.

  16. S

    Suzi

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our second night in a row eating dinner at Cello. The fillet and rib eye dinners were one of the best eaten ever. Kudo’s to the chef!! We had Ethan waiter for us again. We asked for him since he was such a pleasure the night before. Great cocktails also!!!

  17. S

    Suzi

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cello restaurant had amazing food. Big portions and delicious. Mussels were amazing and calamari great with large portions. Ethan, wait or, was very kind, friendly, and provided helpful menu information and guidance. Loved him!!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Everything was lovely. The place, the food, the service. However, a worker showed up blowing leaves and making a terrible noise that spoiled the experience. Too bad! Management should schedule these services outside of lunch time.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5

    The “wood fired” pizza was on a flatbread style crust similar to what you can buy in a vacuum pack at Walmart. Not great. Prices are very high for the quality you get.

  20. DR

    DREDGMD

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience2

    This is a classic hotel restaurant, not a place for a special occasion. The hostess was nowhere to be found. When she finally showed up, no greeting but went right to her computer. Before we were seated, she answered a call and took another reservation while we waited. We could not have felt less valued as customers. It was a bit like dining at Disneyland - you shouldn't expect a personal touch. But this wasn't even efficient. Food was OK but average quality. Nothing special and certainly not worth the price charged. Stay away unless this is your only option while staying at the hotel.

  21. AL

    ALICE

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4

    Very high priced. Pizzas were not very good. Pasta carbonara was good. Rib eye was tough and not good. I won't go back.

  22. P

    Parky

    San Joaquin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Staff is nice and welcoming. Food was just ok, tasty enough but not 4-5 stars. Thought the restaurant would be a lot nicer inside but it’s more cafe style. Windows looking outside we’re filthy, everything else seemed to be nice and clean. Perfect place to eat if your at the hotel, nothing else around to compete with them.

  23. WR

    WilburR

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    Forget this place. It has the ambiance of a hotel coffee shop and the food is appalling. The calamari was barely thawed and coated with a bland powdery “batter”. The sauces were over salted. My pasta carbonara tasted like Campbell’s soup with extra salt and soggy noodles. The pictures and descriptions were deceiving. Nope.

  24. CH

    CHend

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic. When we visit it is a favorite.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    Terrific food and ambience. Understaffed, very slow. A bit overpriced but very large portions

  26. KN

    KerriN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always delicious. I usually get whatever pasta dish is on the menu and it never disappoints. We always receive excellent service as well. Brianna even helped us celebrate our guest’s birthday.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed the Cello Ristorante and every food and beverage experience we had at the Allegretto Resort, for that matter. The service was friendly, and the food and drinks were delicious. Most of all, we cannot say enough good things about Tai Loporto, the food and beverage manager here. He went above and beyond to make our stay incredible! He was charming, showed genuine care, and anticipated our needs throughout our stay. Cello Ristorante and the Allegretto Resort are lucky to have him!

  28. JR

    JennR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dining experience, enjoyed the energy of our waiter and enjoyed the great service by Michael as well.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food is consistently good and the service nice.

  30. EZ

    ElizabethZ

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The short rib pasta dish was one of the best pasta dishes we’ve ever had. Tasty and cooked to perfection. All the food was great and the service was awesome.

  31. b

    bhmc

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    What a disappointment! The restaurant is over lit and unattractive. The food was subpar. My beet salad was a can of beets dumped on a plate. Others at the table are overly dry chicken and overly smoked flavor mussels. Would have expected much better given reviews.

  32. J

    Jewell

    Orange County

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I had spaghetti Carbonara and it was great. Very pretty place at the allegretto.

  33. PM

    PamM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3

    Casual, elegant dining. Friendly and attentive service. Great place to conclude a day of sightseeing.

  34. RH

    ReneeH

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2

    The service and food was excellent. There was a larger group that was way too loud, made for a difficult time to enjoy the experience.

  35. JG

    JoanG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Service was a bit below what we expected. They sat us at a sunny table, then were delayed in lowering the blind. Took awhile to get waited on, then they were not very timely in clearing the table between courses. All in all, not up to par for the prices and expectation of high end resort dining. Food was adequate but lacked any flair. So overall all too many $$$ for the value received. The grounds and location is lovely.

  36. A

    Alex

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My fiancée and I got engaged before arriving at Cello. We were pleasantly surprised by extremely friendly staff that were all congratulating us and had even provided us with champagne on the house to celebrate. Thank you, Cello, for making our day so special!! 10/10 recommend

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easily the best visit we have ever had there. The server was truly great and the food was fantastic start to finish

  38. PH

    PennyH

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The two small disappointments were :- in a cold draft each time outside door was used. The chanterelles ere very tough with little flavour.

  39. RH

    RussellH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have enjoyed the excellent service and food on the 3 occasions we have visited Paso.

  40. WJ

    WilliamJ

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    Overpriced and under served Would not recommend this establishment to anyone. The young woman serving us didn’t have a clue to want was going on as to what we ordered and the accompanying service to our food and wine ordered

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Cello Ristorante & Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 529 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Cello Ristorante & Bar

2700 Buena Vista Dr Paso Robles, CA 93446

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Paso Robles

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:30 am Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 7:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:30 am–11:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Italian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Self Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Friday and Saturdays from 6p.m.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 369-2503

  • Private party facilities

    Cello Ristorante & Bar is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant, where food, friends and flavors are in harmony. Revel in the personalized, handcrafted cuisine amid the unparalleled beauty of our meeting and banquet rooms.

  • Private party contact

    Joyce Connelly: (877) 769-5938

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