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Recommendations for restaurants in Paso Robles

Soliciting your recommendations for some fine food in Paso Robles area. Especially interested in lunches at wineries or carryout to picnic and a couple of great dinner spots.

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      1. Don't miss Artisan in downtown Paso! :)

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        1. re: syrahgirl

          +1 on Artisan. We had a great meal there. Panolivo has great sandwiches available to eat in or take out as well as baked goods.

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          Panolivo
          1344 Park St, Paso Robles, CA 93446

        2. Another enthusiastic vote for Artisan.
          For picnic items, check out Di Raimondo's cheese shop in downtown Paso - and whatever you do, get the salt crusted baguettes (trust me, get an extra). The bakery adjacent looked really good, too.
          Picnic at Mondo, great spot, nice vibe. Calcareous has a crazy view and new tasting room with food, tho cannot vouch for the food.

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          1. re: sbgirl

            Oh, my! Where to start...so many wonderful restaurants in Paso. Try Il Cortile if you want Italian. Santos, the chef, is a magician. If the Osso Bucco is on the menu, be sure to get it. Artisan is great, too, for innovative, approachable cuisine. Villa Creek is also one to go to, if you want upscale "Rancho California" fare (ie., heritage meats and game, grains and chilis) and a great wine list.

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            Villa Creek Restaurant
            1144 Pine St., Paso Robles, CA 93446

          2. A great number of choices....Bistro Laurent is our favorite; along with Villa Creek. Artisans has a great menue but it comes with a noise factor. There are half a dozen others near the park; some that cost less than the top three. Roberts seems to be doing well as is the newly opened Estrella.