Cello Ristorante & Bar

4.1
476 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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vipSFdiner
San Francisco
104 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and the staff kindly put a heater right next to our table. Service was great and we enjoyed our dinner. The calamari is a must order - perfectly crispy and no oil. Pizzas were very good. It is a beautiful venue inside and out.

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vipjjhrad
Central Coast
26 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A solid choice for excellent pasta in a beautiful setting. Wine list is quite comprehensive. Attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was fine. Decor is nice. Waiter was good. Manager was good.
One dish was underdone, which we were comped for.

We found other restaurants in the area “trying harder” with a better menu and food.
Safe good place to eat, but only if you are not adventurous enough to drive across the bridge to downtown.
It’s too bad: ambiance and service are great. Menu and execution need work.

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AimeeJ
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I would absolutely recommend! Food was delicious. Very quaint setting. So relaxing. Everything was wonderful minus one of our hostesses at the restaurant.

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kravit
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good solid place to enjoy a good meal and lovely outdoor area when the weather is conducive

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Macy and Brian did a great job as backups when our waiter Brandon got busy so we were well taken care of.

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Beams
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

beautiful surroundings, excellent service, good food, good ambiance

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vipJhenie
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Service little bit slow but overall attentive service located inside the hotel plenty of parking mask is required

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vipKtraveler
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Atmosphere is lovely at this beautiful resort. However, the service was”spotty “. Took a long time to get our pre dinner wine after we ordered it. I ordered the mussel appetizer and Caesar salad prior to that. Caesar salad was “average”…. Seemed similar to what I put together from one of the Costco kits I buy there. Bread served was also average.
Mussels were seasoned nicely and plenty to have as a main dish. My husband ordered the filet which was very tender and came with potatoes and vegetables- a lot of food . Although, was a little overdone. At $60 for this dish, think they could have gotten it right.
Service was slow in the beginning but after we got our meal, he seemed to want to rush us to close out.
Have to say, I was a little disappointed in this restaurant which was highly rated.
Atmosphere great though!!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Waitress could’ve been a little nicer but good experience

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DerekC
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was wonderful but the food was okay, not over the top. The restaurant, for a Tuesday, was not very crowded, although they did forget to deliver our complete order. However, they were very apologetic and accommodating, which is what I would expect from a higher end dining.

The Arancini was delicious and very crisp with a soft smooth interior. The carbonara was so-so, which suffered from a little more seasoning as well as proper draining. The ribeye steak was delicious. It had a lot of flavor and tenderness; however, the temperature was slightly on the blue side for a medium rare. Nevertheless, it was enjoyable. I was going to have them fire it a minute longer, but it is served pre sliced. I guess, now thinking about it, since it was pre sliced, there should have been no excuse for the bluer temp. Their wine selection was perfect, not over the top and their signature cocktail (old Fashion) was just right.

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heatherb
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The menu is very limited and over half are red meat dishes. We ordered an appetiser and entrees and it all came within 10 minutes We were only half was through our appetiser. Entrees were plonked on the table without a care. Although the restaurant was only half full we felt very rushed.

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Beams
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delightful restaurant, good food, good value, good service in a charming setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Lovely place, servers did a good job but the food was not good. Lettuce was wilted and appeared to have sat around in the caesar dressing too long and the croutons were cardboard with no flavor. Similarly the pasta was over cooked (carbonara).

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SteveM
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service . Excellent food. Well prepared & timely

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Was excited for a big plate of carbonara last night. Not as good as mine I make at home in 10 minutes.

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TheaterPatron
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Entree choices were very limited and not much for someone trying to eat healthier.

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danB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

One of the worst meals with a group of friends I HAVE HAD IN YEARS.
Terrible service and high prices and food quality low / never will be back.
So bad it was almost funny.

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vipPaulGolfa
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually eat there on our way to Santa Barbara
Or Pal Desert
Been going there for lunch and dinner on our
Way through. The meals have always been superb
And they do go the extra mile!
I would highly recommend going there if
You are near Paso Robles, you will not regret it!

MJ
vipMikeJ
Wilmington
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Waiter was forgetful and we had to ask several times for items . Forgot the drinks , had to ask the hostess for our bread and never came back with cracked pepper we asked for . The food was good except the vegan dish was bland . For the cost a disappointing experience for such a wonderful resort .

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vipGeorge
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Ok food, very casual setting and clientele. Felt like a convention type hotel. Inexperienced wait staff but very friendly. Nice looking bar but poor quality drink. It was one of very few reservations available…

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KamiW
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, we got engaged just prior to going here for dinner and they were so sweet to give us a delicious dessert. We will definitely be back some day!

JR
vipJesseR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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GabrielO
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 20th wedding anniversary. Cello was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend it to everyone

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JamesS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Being understaffed with a minimal menu was the main problem. We understand that is the world we currently live in. Nevertheless it was not a great experience that we could recommend. No interest in returning.

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AlvaroV
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Greeter did not greet at all. Waiter was ok. Food could have used some seasoning. It was average. Desert options were lacking at best. It feels like the place wants to be high end but doesn’t need some tweaking. We stayed at the resort. The resort stay was great.

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vipFoodiefan1
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always it was a pleasure away from home dining that was delicious and the ambiance amicable. Enjoyed the risotto with filet considerably. Wine was delicious and perfect temperature. Thank you again.

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DebM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was quite busy but with that said we received timely service
Good good good service 20 dollar corking fee was ok. Large portions a bit much for me I had the Atlantic Salmon my husband
had the Risotto special we left with food. We enjoyed are evening
very much.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful meal and night out at Cello. La Vine was a great server and made us feel special.

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none
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was just fair. Food was poor. Had a hamburger. No flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We sat outside. The server Sam was great. The only complaint would be the flys and people bringing their dogs to dinner. Constant barking. It’s not what I would of expected for my 19th wedding anniversary.

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RachelW
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very friendly and the food was fresh. Definitely a great experience.

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vipTadley
Central Coast
38 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We eat at Cello whenever we are in Paso Robles. It is a very nice place, excellent food and service. (I would have to add, however, that prices have increased considerably --- probably trying to recover from the pandemic)

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vipTonyaV
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for our anniversary and would like to personally thank Jack and Alan for taking such good care of us and making the evening so special!

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vipluvtodineout
Las Vegas
51 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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Scurvy
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent restaurant. The spinach artichoke ravioli was superb as was the Caesar salad. The service was great and the prices reasonable

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Vivddreams
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first reservation here, and we enjoyed ourselves. They were able to accommodate us before our scheduled time. The service was great and food was amazing.

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vipLizN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Limited menu and average quality of food.
Our server was nice but the restaurant was definitely understaffed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Poor service - nice ambience but food was mediocre not what you would expect for such a nice hotel . Service was sub par.

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StanleyH
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food in a magnificent hotel. Good wine list and killer desserts.

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Cello Ristorante & Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 476 OpenTable diners.

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