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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.

        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.

          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.

          1. Thomas Hill Organics is great for lunch/brunch. (I'm sure it's great for dinner as well)

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            1. re: goldangl95

              Panolivo was very good for lunch a couple of weeks ago. We always go through Paso on the way to Pismo on a Tues. when Thomas Hill is closed. I really want to try that place and Robert's, also. :)

              1. re: goldangl95

                Thomas Hill has a really interesting menu (lots of locally sourced stuff, Middle Eastern influenced preparations) and good wines by the glass. But FYI: if there is a 6-top of obnoxiously loud, wasted people who are spilling glasses of wine into their dinner plates, bumping into the wait staff and generally ruining the experience of everyone within earshot on the night you're there -- don't expect the staff or management to do anything other than offer a limp apology after they have staggered out, when it's far too late to do anything. We ate at Artisan the previous evening and it was lovely.

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              2. Would recommend Il Cortile for dinner. Had a very good meal there.

                On another note though, does anyone have any recommendations on where to go for a light breakfast, or early light lunch in Paso Robles - take out would be ok.


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                1. re: cometraveler

                  Thomas Hill Organics is light but it's sit-down - not quick. There's a Mora's Cafe that's open early but I haven't been.

                  There's also Farmstand 46 for sandwiches - if you are going to be out winetasting/heading west on the 46.

                  1. re: goldangl95


                    We ended up getting breakfast at Panolivo's, and it was pretty good. Would recommend it for that.