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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of AronHill Vineyards Bistro & Tasting Room restaurant
5.0
5 (294)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Templeton
About the restaurant
We are a Paso Robles area winery that offers a wonderful dining experience. At the AronHill Bistro you will enjoy fresh dishes made from seasonal and local ingredients, all paired with stunning hilltop views and even better wines.

The AronHill Bistro & Tasting Room is the Paso Robles wine country’s dining discovery, where you will enjoy fresh dishes made from seasonal and local sources, all paired with estate wines and stunning hilltop views.



Top review
CJK3
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
Delicious food and wine! A bit pricey but worth it. Beautiful view of Paso from way up high ❤️
A photo of Cafe Roma - San Luis Obispo restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1699)
$31 to $50
Italian
San Luis Obispo
About the restaurant
For over four decades, the Rizzo family has been serving authentic Italian cuisine in San Luis Obispo. At Café Roma, you can indulge in homemade pastas, wood-fired pizza, and fresh seafood. Don't miss classic dishes like Osso Buco with Saffron Risotto, shortrib pappardelle, and Bistecca alla Fiorentina.

Inside Café Roma and you'll feel like you've been transported to Italy. From the vintage Italian bike hanging above the bar to the Murano glass chandeliers and Tuscan murals, every detail has been thoughtfully curated to celebrate Italian culture.

Pair your meal with one of the many wines on Café Roma's extensive list, which changes monthly to include new and exciting Central Coast and Italian finds.

Café Roma is a popular destination for locals, vintners, families, travelers, and professionals alike. Whether you're looking for a romantic date night spot or a gathering place for friends and family, you'll find it here.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great food. Great location. No complaints to be had.
A photo of Gardens of Avila Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (913)
$31 to $50
Californian
San Luis Obispo
About the restaurant
The Gardens Restaurant at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort, a favorite spot for locals as well as travelers, is situated in a beautiful garden setting in the Avila Valley. Savor the flavors of the award-winning contemporary coastal cuisine inspired by the surrounding local wine country.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Loved the peace and quiet. The service was great and food really was delish!
A photo of Bear & The Wren restaurant
4.8
4.8 (112)
$31 to $50
Pizzeria
San Luis Obispo
About the restaurant
A kindly-crafted wood fired eatery combining modern style with an aged finish. Located at The Creamery Marketplace, tucked behind the intersection of Higuera and Nipomo Streets, we offer an experience unlike any other. Our open-concept kitchen boasts an impressive wood fired oven were we craft hand-made Neapolitan style pizzas to order. Soft lighting, low music, and a relaxed atmosphere can be found throughout our indoor dining space. Garage style doors roll up to reveal outdoor dining on our bricked patio where heaters warm up the cooler months and an upbeat, lively feeling resonates throughout the spring and summer seasons. Full service is available at the bar, seating is first come, first serve. We welcome you to join us for dinner, Tuesday-Saturday from 4-10pm.

Please Note: Our seating is a mix of tall tables with barstool style seating, as well as standard height tables with traditional chairs. Our outdoor patio also includes two large tables with bench style seating.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Waiting staff stood out for their brilliance. Food was excellent - really tasty and presented well …. all at a brilliant price
A photo of Il Cortile Ristorante restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4038)
$50 and over
Italian
Paso Robles
About the restaurant
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.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Lively restaurant with fantastic Italian cuisine. Very accommodating about shared dishes.
A photo of Cielo restaurant
4.5
4.5 (510)
$31 to $50
Italian
Atascadero
About the restaurant
Cielo Ristorante is an Italian-inspired concept located in the heart if Atascadero. We have curated a distinct menu showcasing Italian dishes with a modern twist. We are the perfect place to come and enjoy with your loved ones.
Top review
BobM
Dined 7 days ago
While wine tasting in Paso Robles looked for a nice restaurant for dinner. A 10 minute Uber south to this open aired Italian restaurant with patio seating and rooftop on weekends. Greeting, service was exceptional. Cocktails were made and presented at a high level. Appetizers were very good. Pastas, Chicken Parm and Filets were cooked to perfection. Although they had great wine list we were able to drink some of our wines from the day for a very fair corkage. We were all very happy with our overall experience.
A photo of California Tacos Cantina & Distillery - San Luis Obispo restaurant
4.5
4.5 (33)
$31 to $50
Mexican
San Luis Obispo
About the restaurant
California Tacos Cantina and Distillery is a restaurant that offers authentic Mexican food, great ambiance, a full bar, and distillery. Our new location in San Luis Obispo is located at the SLO Public Market. Our fresh, handmade tortillas are at the heart of many of the signature plates, and we offer a full bar and the best selection of 100% agave tequila. We are motivated to provide San Luis Obispo County with authentic Mexican food, as every flavor, color, and shape in our food is inspired by the best of Mexico's culture. Anyone who has visited our original location in Solvang and Buellton can attest that eating at California Tacos is a fun and authentic experience.
Top review
PaulC
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
It was our 1st time there. Everyone enjoyed the evening. Definitely going back.
A photo of Granada Bistro restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1168)
$31 to $50
Californian
San Luis Obispo
About the restaurant
The heart and inspiration for Granada is the beloved and pre-existing Granada Bistro. This space has been renovated and re-imagined in industrial chic design, serving seasonal, farm-to-table ingredients sourced from Central Coast farmers and purveyors. Dishes inspired by Mediterranean culture, French and Spanish cuisine. Small plates, charcuterie and the freshest local seafood, meats, and produce are complemented by an eclectic wine list including Spanish and French selections, and a range of the Central Coast’s finest artisan wine producers.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 25, 2024
Fried chicken was amazing! Good service. Was out of quite a few beer options.
A photo of Custom House restaurant
4.2
4.2 (113)
$30 and under
Seafood
Avila Beach
About the restaurant
Welcome! Our Central Coast beach-side location holds beautiful views with a casual atmosphere. An excellent dining experience is our top priority. Our menu has something for everyone…fresh fish, hand cut steaks, refreshing salads and our specialty appetizers. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. Come and have a drink at our cocktail bar, or dine on our outdoor patio while gazing out across the beautiful San Luis Bay.
Top review
yayayavip
Dined 2 days ago
Great location and festive atmosphere. Linguini and clams had real clams. Surf n turf had large prawns. Food is consistently good here. They're short staffed like a lot of places so plates aren't cleared and bartending needs some help. Always love coming here though!
A photo of The Steakhouse at Paso Robles Inn restaurant
3.7
3.7 (916)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Paso Robles
About the restaurant
Known for our expansive menu of hearty steakhouse fare and as one of the most sought-after Paso Robles restaurants, The Steakhouse at Paso Robles Inn is proud to serve a variety of carefully-crafted plates that bring together the fresh ingredients of California’s Central Coast. Set amongst a beautiful backdrop and offering both indoor fireside dining and patio dining, The Steakhouse at Paso Robles Inn invites you to discover dishes that are abundantly flavorful and naturally tender. Brought to the table by generations of farmers, our Certified Angus Beef has passed through a rigorous process to evaluate for marbling, maturity, sizing, appearance and tenderness.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
Absolutely lovely. Fantastic service, Amazing Food and tasty drinks
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