Buona Tavola – Amazing Italian Restaurant

Buona Tavola Paso Robles Restaurant
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.

Buona Tavola ChefMy 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.

petti di pollo bufalina - Itallian chicken dishWe 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.

chocolate souffle
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 souffle 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.

Buena Paso RoblesLunch 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

Paso Robles Wine CountryThere 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

Pietro’s Italian Restaurant – The Place to Go in Lodi

Pietro's Italian Restaurant Pietro’s Italian Restaurant is the place to go for lunch or dinner in Lodi. They feature fresh locally produced Italian cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. Owners Jim and Annette Murdaca circulate throughout the restaurant greeting guests and creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Pietro's Restaurant Garden
Many of the ingredients they use come from the gardens outside the restaurant. It’s fun to browse the raised beds to see eggplant, basil, zucchini, tomatoes, lemons, and other vegetables growing.

My wife and I have eaten at Pietro’s Italian Restaurant numerous times. We have never been disappointed. Favorites include their signature dish, Nettie’s Homemade Ravioli with meat sauce. The Veal Scaloppini is deliciously sauteed with mushrooms, fresh marinara sauce, and wine.

Chicken Picatta - Pietros
My wife’s “go-to” dish is the Penne al Pietro, which is prawns, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, and broccoli sauteed in garlic. We both love the Chicken Picata. This dish is sauteed chicken with garlic and capers in a lemon wine sauce. There’s so many incredible choices!

The New York Steak Sandwich is the thickest, largest, most flavorful steak sandwich I’ve ever had. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Everything is accompanied with incredible buttery ciabatta bread. Save room for dessert so you can enjoy the Cannoli. This is an Italian style crepe filled with fresh hand-packed ricotta cheese, chocolate chips, and pistachios. End the meal with an after-dinner drink.

Patio at Pietro's Trattoria
Dine outside on the patio if the weather permits. It’s very cozy and relaxing sitting outside surrounded by gardens. Pierto’s is a popular restaurant for both locals and tourists. An increasing number of people visit Lodi to go wine tasting at the many Lodi wineries nearby. Reservations are recommended; especially on the weekends.

Pietros Italian Restaurant LodiPietro’s Trattoria
Address: 317 E. Kettleman Lane, Lodi, CA 95240
Telephone: (209) 368-0613
Open Mon.-Thurs. 11AM – 9PM; Fri. 11AM – 9:30PM; Sat. 11:30AM – 9:30PM
*Children’s Menu *Gluten Free Pastas *Take-Out
*Banquet Facilities *Online Ordering

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