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Il Cortile Ristorante, Paso Robles, CA
Il Cortile Ristorante, Paso Robles, CA
Il Cortile Ristorante, Paso Robles, CA
Il Cortile Ristorante, Paso Robles, CA
Il Cortile Ristorante, Paso Robles, CA

Il Cortile Ristorante

4.9
4.9
3943 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 38 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 226-0300
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Santos MacDonal
  • Private party facilities
    We offer seating for private parties in our courtyard.
  • Private party contact
    Carole MacDonal: (805) 226-0300
  • Neighborhood
    Paso Robles
  • Cross street
    Spring Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,943 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Best Overall

  • California Central Coast

    Best Food

  • California Central Coast

    Best Value

  • California Central Coast

    Great for fine wines

  • California Central Coast

    Good for special occasions

  • California Central Coast

    Italian

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Overall

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Food

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Service

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Ambiance

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Value

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for business meals

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Innovative

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Hot spot

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Great for fine wines

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Romantic

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Good for special occasions

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Most Booked

3,943 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience at Il Cortile. Service was excellent and the food was to die for. We sat at the bar while we waited for our table and the bartender was very patient with us— we asked to taste a couple of wines while I debated between wine and an espresso martini (I chose the wine for pairing purposes, plus I didn’t want to be up all night). We were unsure if we just picked the best things on the menu, or if everything from that kitchen was just that good. Do not miss the crostini, the sweet corn pasta, and if it’s on special, the osso bucco. After our meal, the bartender walked over to our table to check in with us and see if we wanted a *decaf* espresso martini… what a thoughtful effort that went above and beyond. Of course we indulged, and walked away incredibly impressed with this lovely dining experience.

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  2. JacobS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was phenomenal! Great date spot. Get the scallops!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a pleasant environment and Delicious food. Carol and her front of house staff were welcoming, professional, and on point. A view into the kitchen let’s you experience the happiness and camaraderie of the Chef and his crew, which throughly reflects in the presentation and flavor of each dish. Wonderful Experience!

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  4. davidr

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    First it was my wife bday and they made a fuss when sat down but that was it . On “ a” website it said $20 corkage but was $40 at restaurant, no compromise. They had a table of 10 very noisy no comment from management. Food good but will seriously consider going back , probably not !!

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  5. TeresaD

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Went to Il Cortile for our anniversary. My husband splurged on the$61 ribeye steak. It arrived looking rather flat for a ribeye. He said it had very little taste and was chewy. He's not the type to complain or send something back. Very disappointing. I had Osso Buco which was fine as was the grilled octopus appetizer. When we got the bill we had been charged another $4.00 for a refill of ice tea. Haven't seen any other restaurant do that. We won't be back.

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  6. ChrisH3040

    Orange County

    222 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    222 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a must dine whenever we make it to Paso Robles. I forgot an item on the night we dined and called the next day. They had saved it for me when most restaurants would've tossed it. The agnolotti and the Osso Buco were exceptional! We can't wait until our next visit!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In town for a bicycle tour and checking out restaurants. This is my top pick this far. Great wine selection. Artichoke soup was to die for. The corn ravioli was delicious.

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  8. TonyaT

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant and experience so much that we ate there two nights in a row! We purposefully made the reservations in advanced because I know they sell out regularly. We went there when they first opened years ago, and I am thrilled to say they’ve only gotten better overtime. They are definitely a local favorite in addition to of course, being one of the top restaurants in Paso. So worth the trip!!!

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  9. Dana

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing everything… from the service we received from Natalie to the delicious bucatini and branzino, fruit tart, and blueberry gelato. It was one of the best meals I’ve had in Paso Robles. I’ll be back!

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  10. LMHT

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We always love dining here and this time certainly did not disappoint. The lobster special was wonderful as was the special chilean sea bass. Also enjoyed the fennel leek soup. We look forward to returning next time we are in town!

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  11. Spicy

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Savory delightful meal from salad to entree to dessert

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  12. Anne

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Bucatini prawn Pasta with just so-so; okay. Skimped on the prawns. Atlantic salmon so-so. Why not serve wild king salmon? Service was excellent. Loved the special salad. Great margarita! Nice Italian white wine.

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  13. AH24

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Professional service all the way through. You can tell they care and take pride in what they do. Food was stellar with thoughtful platings and ingredients that worked together. Thoughtful wine list with an emphasis on Paso Robles and Northern Italy. Homemade Canolis that impressed my Mom who is 100% Italian. Thank you for the great experience.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a pleasure to eat at Il Cortile. Wonderful food, good service at Paso Robles’ finest restaurant.

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  15. CRfromCA

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food as always. Risotto is among the best I have ever had.

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  16. RobertB

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Il Cortile is a must do Paso Robles restaurant, and I recommend it to anyone traveling to or through the Central Coast.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful night out. Perfect vibe and service. Meal and wine were great; octopus starter and shared pasta incredible (sweet corn?). Veal Chop REDICK!

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  18. TomZ

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent! We had a reservation and suggest you do the same. Jason was our server and presented well. Now the dining experience. We each had one of the specials, lasagna and pork osso buco. The dishes were amazing. The lasagna was just like we were in Florence, Italy. The osso buco super tender. We finished the dinner with cappuccino, which we let them know the coffee could be a little stronger. Overall we still give them 5 stars. Highly recommend!

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  19. steakmonster

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food & great service, please give it a try.

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  20. Francophiles

    Orange County

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice “white tablecloth” Italian restaurant. We ate inside but there’s also a covered enclosed patio in front. Our server Misty was professional and helpful. We both ordered specials: asparagus ravioli paired with lobster ravioli, and lasagna bolognese. Both divine. Also had a nice fresh mixed green salad, and white strawberry gelato and tiramisu for our desserts. Excellent! A splurge evening and well worth it.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really delicious! My friends and I enjoyed every dish we ordered.

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  22. RNarito

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals my wife and I have had in a while. The white polenta with poached egg and black truffles is a life changer!

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  23. PasoFan

    Central Coast

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Post wine touring dinner for 4 on a rainy night. Parking in the area is a mess but food and service were excellent. All of us vowed to try something different than our go to Mushroom Risotto and the house special Pork Oso Bucco. We tried to order one 'entree' and one pasta dish per couple to split (in addition to the gotta have Beef Carpaccio) to keep the cost down. The discovery which will be my next visit favorite was the Lamb Rack - wonderfully flavored and done perfectly. But you really can't go wrong here. Bring your wallet, allow time to find a parking spot.

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  24. denverdiner

    Denver

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Visited Il Cortile while in town for a long weekend wine tasting trip. One of the best dining experiences we've had in a long time. Food & drinks both very creative and tasty. Service was excellent. If we're ever back in town will definitely come again.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful evening. Food was off the charts good. The Old Fashioned cocktail was literally one of the best I’ve ever had (and I’m a bartender). My wife and I and our friends agreed it was a great meal!! Would go back again in a minute.

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  26. GCK1

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding and attentive service, combined with amazingly prepared and presented dishes, make this a 5 star place for us. Excellent acoustics for conversation, and absolutely the best scallops we have ever experienced (and we have them a lot).

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambiance. Recommend for a lovely couple’s dinner.

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  28. Ninner76

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, good service. We had sea bass & osso bucco. Both were excellent. If you are in Paso Robles I highly recommend.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    North Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite places in all of Paso. If I had to have a last meal, it would be the scallop appetizer- perfectly tender scallops with such delicious sauces! Their pasta is so fresh and the service is impeccable. Highly recommended!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything, the food, the service, and the value - thank you!

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  31. AngelM

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb! Perhaps the best Italian restaurant on the Central Coast.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect dining place with excellent care by staff, superb food quality, and nice ambience.

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  33. NazN

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience at Il Cortile Ristorante! Wife's birthday weekend in Paso. Server, staff and food were excellent. Foos of course was excellent!

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  34. John

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the finest dining experiences we have had in a long time, and we dine out regularly. We will dine at Il Cortile twice on our next trip to Paso Robles.

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  35. luv2winedine

    Jacksonville

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about Il Cortile was perfect! The food was beyond amazing and the service very attentive but not hovering. I had the best pasta that I’ve ever had and the crostini appetizer was mouth watering. Go!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated right away, host was very friendly. Our waitress was super sweet and went through all specials for us a few times since there were so many and they all sounded delicious. We each had something different and shared and EVERYTHING was delicious. Definitely coming back here when we visit Paso Robles again.

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  37. DMG1727

    Columbus

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Il Cortile never disappoints. I’ve been eating at this restaurant 1-2x/year for several years and the food is always amazing. My favorite restaurant in California hands down.

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  38. johnm

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    For many years, best fine dining in Paso . Super Bravo.

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  39. kaboolie

    Central Coast

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The scallop appetizer was cooked perfectly and a wonderful sauce. Sea bass was very tasty. The service is gracious and attentive. Wish we were closer so we could come more frequently. A nice Italian wine list.

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  40. PalisadesGal

    Los Angeles

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat to dine at this incredible restaurant! The food is amazing. We had the veal chop with a marvelous mushroom sauce that can match any restaurant in the country. For first we had the sweet corn agnolotti and it was sweet and flavorful and I hated for it to end. The service is attentive but not overpowering. This restaurant would be a hit in any major city in the US.

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FAQs

Il Cortile Ristorante is rated 4.9 stars by 3943 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 38 times today
Google Map for Il Cortile Ristorante

608 12th St., Paso Robles, CA 93446

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Spring Street
  • Neighborhood
    Paso Robles
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Santos MacDonal
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (805) 226-0300
  • Private party facilities
    We offer seating for private parties in our courtyard.
  • Private party contact
    Carole MacDonal: (805) 226-0300
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