Buona Tavola is an amazing restaurant located in Paso Robles. The restaurant features the cuisine of northern Italy. Chef and owner, Antonio Varia, consistently creates culinary masterpieces for diners to enjoy in a casually elegant setting.
While wine tasting along the Central Coast, my wife and I stopped for lunch. The setting is casually elegant with Italian music playing softly in the background.
My wife and I shared a Caesar Salad. It was a generous serving of fresh romaine lettuce, rosemary garlic croutons, diced roma tomatoes, and freshly shaved Parmesan cheese. The Caesar dressing was homemade and delicious. Focaccia bread was served with a tasty olive tapenade. It didn’t take long for us to realize that we had found a wonderful new restaurant.
We both ordered the Petti di pollo bufalina at the recommendation of our server. This is a double breast of free-range chicken topped with mozzarella cheese and a sage white wine sauce. The chicken was nice and tender and the sauce was full of flavors.
I ordered a dessert called Crema Di Vanilla Della Buona Tavola. This is a vanilla cream custard topped with a rich caramel sauce on one side and a creamy chocolate sauce on the other half. It was wonderful. My wife had a chocolate shuffle that was to die for. (I know because I helped her eat it as well!)
Everything about this meal was perfect. It’s a small, intimate setting. The atmosphere was warm and relaxing. The service was outstanding. Our server, Lisa, was friendly and attentive. We were drinking ice tea and she kept our glasses full throughout the meal.
Lunch is served on weekdays from 11:30 until 2:00. Dinner is served daily beginning at 5:30 PM. Reservations are recommended for dinner. There are two tables available out front on the patio. There’s an extensive wine list which includes both Italian and local Central Coast wines. Bottles of wine are half price on Wednesdays. They also have a full service bar.
Buona Tavola was easily our favorite restaurant of the trip. We did not have a single complaint. As we left, we were already planning when we would be able to return.
Contact Information for Buona Tavola – Paso Robles
Address: 943 Spring Street, Paso Robles, California
Telephone: (805) 237-0600
Parking on the street was easy to find.
Directions Traveling South on Highway 101
1. Exit at Pine Street and go straight on Pine.
2. Turn left onto 4th Street.
3. Turn right onto Spring Street.
4. Park on the street. We usually find parking around the corner on the street.
Directions Traveling North on Highway 101
1. Take the Spring Street exit.
2. Bear right onto Spring Street.
3. Park on the street.
If you have dined at Buona Tyvola, please comment below. We’d love to heard about your dining experience.
Paso Robles Wineries
There are more than 200 wineries in Paso Robles. Most have wine tasting rooms. And this number is constantly growing. Use the Cheers-2-Wine Guide to Paso Robles Wineries to learn about the wineries and narrow down your list of wineries to visit. We have information on all of the wineries. This includes addresses, hours open, a description of each winery, and a link to the winery websites.
Click Here – Paso Robles Winery Guide