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Cello Ristorante & Bar

4.1
4.1
587 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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 587 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for Groups

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Healthy

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Great for Lunch

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Outdoor Dining

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Romantic

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    BEAUTIFUL SETTINGS, FOOD WAS NOT AS EXPECTED.. HOWEVER NOT BAD EITHER,, WISH THE BACK ROOM DID NOT HAVE A DRAFT WHEN PEOPLE WENT OUT OR IN THE BACK DOORS.. SETTING OF DINNING , COULD BE MORE ELEGANT, AND BETTER SETTING,, HAS CORRIDOR LIKE BEHIND THE RECEPTIONIST AND THEN THE BACK ROOM, WITHOUT AMBIENCE, FACING THE KITCHEN, THE REST OF THE HOTEL IS BELLISIMO.. THE OUTDOORS IS VERY NICE ALSO,,
  2. DS

    DougS

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We came for Sunday breakfast (not brunch) and enjoyed our selections. The food rarely disappoints here, but the service can be spotty and the ambience is almost always tending to be too loud. The dining area is small and often too crowded, the surfaces are hard and reflective, the dining area is open to the noisy bar, and it can be more like a loud bistro than relaxed dining. Perhaps the "ristorante and bar" nomenclature is meant to convey the idea of crowded and loud. Yet the price, menu choices, and food quality seem to represent a higher level of dining. Service was very polite and eager, but knowledge of the menu and what was included with each meal was hit or miss. We should not have to ask the server(s) if we are going to receive items specifically listed in the menu after they fail to arrive. We enjoy the food at Cello and generally attempt to dine here during less busy hours when it's not overly crowded and noisy. Everything is better and more relaxed, and the experience is more enjoyable. We forgot this lesson when making a reservation for Sunday morning breakfast, and while it was a nice culinary experience, we'll avoid the noise, crowd, and understaffed service by choosing other times to enjoy Cello at its best.
  3. D

    Delighted

    Los Angeles

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful Roman villa ambiance, delicious food, and superior service from model servers. Definitely coming back!
  4. NM

    NadiaM

    Central Coast

    73 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Over priced for the quality & value of the food! Ambience dated😒
  5. A

    Annette

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our bartender Wyatt was amazing!
  6. NM

    NadiaM

    Central Coast

    73 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Overpriced for the quality & taste of the food. Ambience dated & cold. Breakfast buffet has no variety for the very high price . It had few old pastries, some fruits & non tasty hot item. It had no cold cuts, cheese,etc!! Really disappointed, it seems they have a good marketing that gave the impression that it is nicer than is. The room, had ugly decorations, carpets etc. In summary it is NOT worth the high cost of our our three nights we spent!! Would NOT recommend it to anyone!
  7. HM

    HelM

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Pizza needs to be improved. Mussels and clam dish was excellent.
  8. L

    Lexi

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Over priced for the quality of the food. The Veggie medley was crunchy and with a steak or the lamb chops asparagus or something other than the basic would have been a better choice for a 67.00/ 44.00 dish. The service was mehhh. We arrived 20 min early no tables were seated yet, no one in line and the restaurant was not busy. Yes I understand we were early, but really? We waited the 20 min. and the hostess then sat us at a table, it seemed ridiculous. Ambiance could improve too, turn down the lighting add some candles at the tables I felt like we were sitting in a cafeteria. Way over priced for the service and quality of the food.
  9. PO

    PeggyO

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Lovely venue, gracious service, but pretty terrible food, especially for the price.
  10. M

    My3dogs

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my husbands 70th birthday. It was delightful. The atmosphere was beautiful, the service was perfect and the meal was amazing. There was a guitar player who was excellent.
  11. m

    michaeld

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OUTSTANDING. This place is outstanding. Our appetizers were the soup and the wedge salad. Seems a lot of people get the wedge salad for good reason. The chunks of bacon and the dressing go down very easy. Enough to share. For the main course, I had the lamb chops which were wonderful. My wife had the steak and shrimp. The steak was amazing, slight smokey flavor and as tender as butter. The shrimp were so big you had to cut them, but properly cooked just melted in your mouth. Our desert was the lemon cake which was also wonderful. The best is the wine list. I had a glass of "Cello Red Blend" house wine, and I had try another. I then had the "Cello Grenache Blanc." They are so good I came back today and joined their wine club and purchased 6 bottles. YES, I will be coming back and staying at the hotel too!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience just too Lou day for conversation
  13. DH

    DanH

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, impeccable service. We were outside and view was terrific
  14. w

    winophile

    San Diego

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Excellent calamari appetizer, crispy, crunchy; lamb was a little fatty, but good quality. Entree came with nice array of vegetables. Sat on the patio outside. A bit breezy but they had a heater. Saw a nice sunset. The resort is large; big entry way; Italian concept but Indian art in the hallways. Somewhat of an elegant feel, leaning toward the garish.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    All around so so. Nice enough restaurant on the premises.
  16. RG

    RinaG

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Although it took a while for the server to come (seems like they have an ongoing staff meeting) he was very pleasant, attentive and took care of us for the rest of our dinner. Food was great - we ordered the rib eye, carbonara and seafood soup… overall a great dinner for the family…
  17. CS

    CarlaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the Cello Caesar salad and mushroom pizza. Justin wine was great too.
  18. SB

    SandraB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Early dinner reservation one other outside table occupied. We ordered a beet salad to split Asked for 2 plates and was told the kitchen would only give us one. No problem we used our bread plate. Salad was beautiful but lacking in dressing. Too bad the bread and oil and vinegar cruets arrived after we had finished could of used them to give it some tang. Our main order took 45 minutes more to get to the table . We just sat there waiting. Even motioned to the waiter who also thought it was also taking a long time. Tables had filled up by then and others were getting their meals. My husband ordered the special, lobster ravioli. It came in a bowl and looked like a creamy soup. We had to ask for a spoon. Very minuscule amount of lobster in the few raviolis. We actually cut one open and saw a speck of pink. Thank goodness I’d ordered a burger and it came with all the trimmings and fries which my husband finished off Wasn’t worth the money . Very disappointed .
  19. DC

    DavidC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Although the location was wonderful and the staff initially attentive, the caesar salad was boring, the pasta carbonara bland and the pizza burnt. The food was not worth the money.
  20. AL

    ArceliaL

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We made dinner reservation to celebrate a Birthday. The restaurant had a nice live music. We were seated right away but the waiter took a long time to come to our table. We ordered the Surf and turf, Five spice Muscovy Duck Brest and pork shop. The duck was the worse I’ve ever tasted. I thought is was undercooked rubbery and tasteless. The steak in the surf and turf was good but the shrimp was over cooked in a flavorless mushroom sauce. The desserts were bad bad. Who messes up a cream Brûlée?? Well they managed to totally ruined my bother in-law’s Birthday dinner. The did removed the Duck dish from our bill and comped the bread pudding. The overpriced service/Food get zero stars from me. I definitely do not recommend this place.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We could tell our first glass of wine was watered down, but everything else was great.
  22. MT

    MikeT

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience1
    Noise level was very irritating. Chairs moving against stone flooring is very noisy. Wouldn’t go back for this reason alone Don’t recall the chair noise before as we have been there many times.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food was good but not out standing. Loud children at the resturant should have been placed away from other guests.
  24. F

    Franca

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great! Knowledgeable and friendly.
  25. JP

    JoeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, albeit short menu. Everything was fresh, flavorful, and nicely seasoned. Went for lunch, planning to grab dinner there soon.
  26. b

    breakfastking

    Los Angeles

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed my beet salad and salmon entree. Nice environment and good service. We will go back the next time we are in Paso.
  27. TC

    TC27

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was a lovely dinner but it's was just like all resort fare. Not that fascinating but it was nice. Food was pretty good and they spilt our orders so this was nice. Waiter very lovely. I would recommend it yes but I would likely not go back again myself. Just not my vibe.
  28. SM

    SaraM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and wait staff was great. We will definitely go back
  29. G

    Gioro

    San Francisco

    200 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    200 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Ordinary food, ordinary ambience, good service
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Good experience overall.
  31. HL

    HansL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff and food and service at Cello and Allegretto never disappoints.
  32. MJ

    MarkJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Seemed to be an abundance of staff, though we sat for nearly 10 minutes prior to be greeted and having our drink order take. Following that, service was attentive. Dress level of other patrons was far more casual than anticipated, more like an Applebees or Chilis than the advertised upscale feel of the restaurant. We attributed it to a possible attitude of “We paid a lot of money to stay here, we’ll dress how we want.” The food was delivered quickly and was excellent.
  33. KL

    KenLee

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    It appeared the staff was more interested in who was to be sent home early due to over staffing, this debate continued for 10 minutes before I asked someone to see if they could find someone who could work the area.
  34. e

    eleonard

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Nice dinner, attentive staff, overall a very nice dining experience. Will return soon!
  35. DD

    DennisD

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ethan was our server. He did and excellent jo! Mussels were fantastic. The pizza was fantastic.
  36. SV

    SandraV

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Limited menu. Restaurant and bar Closes way to early. You security hovering over you at 10 pm sharp when they close.
  37. ES

    ErinS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The ambiance and food was ok to but not worth the amount paid. The calamari starter and beet salad were both good though.
  38. BS

    BethS

    Houston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    The food was delicious, the ambiance was nice. Loved that they had someone playing the guitar in the bar area, however, the volume of the music was so loud that we couldn’t carry on a conversation without yelling across our table. We were celebrating a birthday and our waitress acknowledge the fact that we had a birthday at the table. Unfortunately, things went down hill from there. It took well over 60 minutes to get our food and the restaurant was not even full. All of the 5 tables surrounding us got their food served before us and they were all seated after us. Our waitress and service staff were fully aware that our meal was missing because they kept coming by and apologizing for the long wait. However, they did nothing to compensate…..didn’t even ask if we would like more bread. The waitress mentioned that she was having to deal with a customer who wanted something not on the menu……REALLY…….What about the people who have been waiting over an hour for food with no special requests and that WAS on the menu. Because we were celebrating a birthday we were given a complimentary dessert. The birthday girl asked for crème brûlée, but the waitress said she could choose between a slice of cheesecake or an ice cream sundae. We asked again if we could have the crème brûlée, hoping they would accommodate since they took so long to bring our meal. The waitress said “No”. Okay…..you can’t be too picky with a complimentary dessert. But guess what…..the table next to us was also celebrating a birthday and they asked for CRÈME BRÛLÉE!! and got CRÈME BRÛLÉE!!!! Needless to say, we were really disappointed in how things transpired, especially for a birthday celebration dinner. I’m not sure we will come back, or recommend to others, especially if they are celebrating anything.
  39. D

    Drodarod

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, atmosphere romantic, great service. Deducted one star because of two pesty flies.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Our waiter

FAQs

Cello Ristorante & Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 587 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 10 times today
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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