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Il Cortile Ristorante

4.6
4.6
3300 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 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 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

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What 3,300 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Italian

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Overall

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Best Food

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Fit for Foodies

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Healthy

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Neighborhood Gem

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Notable Wine List

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Romantic

  • San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

    Most Booked

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  1. DH

    DrHowFun

    San Francisco

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is AMAZING! Every course was sooooo great!
  2. RH

    RebeccaH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    The restaurant was recommended to me by a friend. We went there to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were very disappointed and will not return nor recommend it to anyone The salad was limp and tasteless with very little dressing on it. We complained to our waitress who said she would tell the cook. We shared a pasta dish which was ok. But we have had better at another restaurant in Paso. The best part of dinner was the bread and bottle of wine we shared. Not a good recommend for another overpriced restaurant in Paso.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. Would prefer to not be shoulder to shoulder with other patrons and it’s difficult to have a conversation when loud children are present
  4. W

    Watchwait

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding restaurant from every aspect. Owner and staff are fully engaged in the art of running a fine restaurant. Staff is well trained and responsive. Never felt rushed...even though I sensed they may have benefited by one or two more staff as they got busy. At that time, the OWNER was actively managing the front desk and things were running very smoothly. But in these times of overall staffing challenges...Il Cortile seems to be managing it seamlessly. Kudos to an owner/restauranter who knows the food service benefit in general and fine dining management in particular. Can't say enough about this restaurant. Definitely in the top3 restaurants in Paso!
  5. j

    jeffa

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and wine. Excellent service. Definitely will be back
  6. p

    philipb

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a special occasion--anniversary. We were treated very courteously, and as always, the ambience was wonderful. My wife had three appetizers, all good, none particularly innovative. I had the octopus appetizer, which was as good as any octopus I have had (including Japan fish auction). May main, boar ragout, was fine, not outstanding. We live 200+ miles away, but whenever we visit Paso Robles, Il Cortile is first on our list.
  7. M

    Margaret

    Tallahassee

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal.
  8. WK

    WineKahuna

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time in Paso Robles and this was a perfect place to experience our first meal. We tried quite a few dishes and they were all fabulous. We definitely will be back!
  9. DD

    DavidD

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The appetizers and pastas were delicious! Great wine list.
  10. L

    Ladyfish

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our anniversary here while enjoying the wine country. We chose this place based on the menu of some of our favorite dishes when we traveled to Tuscany and it did not disappoint! The Grilled Octopus was excellent, charred and smokey but tender. We enjoyed 2 pastas, a linguini with shaved truffle and the paparadelle with wild boar which was excellent, just like Italy with tender pieces of meat. The homeMade pasta noodles delicious. Highly recommend!
  11. SC

    SeemaC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delish and everything was the best. My only wish would have been to have a cosmopolitan or a dubonnet or lillet—rouge or blanc. None was available so I didn’t have any alcoholic drink. I know Paso has outstanding vineyards and wineries. But unfortunately I am allergic to all wines.
  12. SD

    SunsetDiners

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    very congenial, responsive and knowledgeable staff.
  13. M

    Matt

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Extensive by the glass wine list. Everything was phenomenal. Highly recommended.
  14. Y

    Yahnick

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Loved every part of the meal. Maybe it’s just an Open Table thing, but I mentioned twice in my reservation that my wife and I were celebrating our 28th Anniversary. I would have felt weird mentioning it at the restaurant and not mentioned by staff. We’ll come back for sure and didn’t complain about the anniversary issue, but that’s what the notes are for, right?
  15. m

    missy

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service are excellent over the years. The only thing negative is the noise level but it’s worth it to die in there.
  16. s

    slokyu

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Because. This is the best restaurant in SLO county. Superlative food, seared scallops and carrot purée, truffle ravioli, Oso buco all above the bar. Low noise great wine selection and suggestions from the wait staff. Good teamwork.
  17. H

    Hardy

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food!! Great service. Highly recommend
  18. S

    Sftaxlawyer

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was spectacular!
  19. D

    Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great wine, excellent service! We would recommend eating here while visiting Paso Robles. We ordered four different meals and each was excellent.
  20. P

    Peppergirl

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely dinner. Great service. Thank you!
  21. ML

    MarkL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service staff is indeed special here. Busy, semi loud environment, offsets attractive intimate ambience. Wine choices are excellent. Chilean sea bass was “ fishy” but perfectly cooked. Creamed broccoli, and risotto were noteworthy.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Argentina

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very disappointing. Service was surprisingly inattentive. Had to request salt and pepper, bread, Parmesan for pastas. Ordered three different pasta dishes and none were more than ordinary. Shrimp overcooked. Other pasta tasteless. Revues and personal recommendations were better than reality. Would not return.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delicious dinner- always enjoy a meal here whenever we are in Paso. This time we had our dog on the trip and would have appreciated the ability to have him on the patio with us.
  24. MP

    MaxP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the few truly Italian restaurants in the area. Very busy so book early or take your chances and eat at the bar.
  25. j

    jetku

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Sadly tiramisu was a big miss. Good pasta dushes
  26. GS

    GeorgeS

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food and service excellent. Noise and ambience +/- ok.
  27. PJ

    PJR1

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent overall. Only issue is the tables are small and so hard to fit a party of 4 on the table we sat at. A bit squeezed in and cramped. Otherwise fantastic food and service!
  28. SZ

    SherriZ

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great way to celebrate my birthday with my family. The food was great, and the waitress was helpful, kind and attentive. I would definitely recommend Il Cortile Ristorante to friends. They make their own pasta in-house and I would have loved if they had a gluten-free selection of pasta, but they did have plenty of gluten free non-pasta choices, so I was not disappointed with my dining experience.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Our friends were visiting. Their first time at Il Cortile. Great evening. Danny was enjoying his job! Very entertaining!
  30. AH

    AHMWAM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food menu and wine list for all diners. Our meals were delicious and we received attentive service in a calm restaurant environment.
  31. DG

    DulceG

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our friends' 40th wedding anniversary, and we enjoyed a lovely evening. I let them know ahead of time that we were celebrating, and they served our friends a lovely plate with desert and written congratulations. I recommend this restaurant.
  32. JF

    JennyF

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The scallops appetizer were delicious morsels. Squash blossoms stuffed with ricotta and more, very delicious and delicate. Service excellent and eating outside was wonderful!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Creative, quality food. Attentive service. Good value overall.
  34. JR

    JohnR

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing experience. Our server was on point. Good very exceptional and the whole evening was amazing.
  35. DH

    DHack

    Orange County

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, atmosphere and service. This restaurant is on point. Everyone working together and so accommodating. I will definitely dine here again. And the food was fantastic.
  36. CW

    ChrisW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday for my wife
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My best friend and I went for our birthday dinner and it was incredible! Amazing service, delicious fresh food and great wine selection.
  38. JW

    JohnW

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We come here about 3 times a year and the food is always on point. Friendly staff and service.
  39. B

    Bradley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience! The service was very good and the food was superb. We had scallops and risotto to start followed by sausage fettuccini and wild boar pappardelle. I would highly recommend.
  40. J

    Joanne

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    II Cortile has excellent Italian food. The service is great and a lovely atmosphere.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Il Cortile Ristorante is rated 4.6 stars by 3300 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 31 times today
Google Map for Il Cortile Ristorante

608 12th St., Paso Robles, CA 93446

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Spring Street

  • Neighborhood

    Paso Robles

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • 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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