Paso Robles Wine Country: 3 Restaurants to Eat and Drink Like a Local

Where to Eat After a Day of Wine Tasting with The Wine Wrangler

There’s a lot to see and do in Paso Robles Wine Country and by the end of our popular Wine Wrangler Wine Tasting Tours, our expert tour guides are often asked to recommend a few good restaurants. Located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Paso Robles is known for its wineries—over 200—and good eats. Whether you’re looking of a romantic little Italian restaurant or a more energetic vibe on the square, we’re happy to recommend 3 of our favorites restaurants.

Ready to eat delicious food expertly paired with our local wines? Then check out one of these fabulous finds:

Bistro Laurent: Laurent Grangien, owner and chef, cooked his way through the Michelin star kitchens of France, eventually landing in Paso Robles where he decided to open up a bistro. Classical cuisine made with local ingredients and paired with wines from the Paso Robles AVA, Bistro Laurent is the place to dine when you’re in the mood to linger over expertly prepared foods and hard to find wines.

Buono Tavola: Chef Antonio Varia first learned how to make his Northern Italian delicacies in his childhood home and then worked his way through the kitchens of Italy and Los Angeles before opening his popular Paso Roble restaurant. Buono Tavola, meaning The Good Table, features local ingredients and wines, but according to Varia, the one ingredient the makes every dish sing—cooking with love.

Villa Creek: Situated on the corner, just across from the park, Villa Creek takes a conscious approach to dining by turning local, sustainably farmed ingredients into delicious fare and then expertly pairing them with local wines from the Paso Robles AVA. Stroll the park and the peek into the local shops before or after dinner.

Whether you’re looking for a place to dine that offers a romantic table for two, or someplace to get together with a crowd, Paso Robles offers a range of dining choices. At The Wine Wrangler, we’re always happy to share our favorites.