Il Cortile

Looking for the perfect spot for a romantic night out? Paso Robles has plenty of options to transform an ordinary date night into the extraordinary! Here are our top ten picks.

BL Brasserie is a glow-up version of its previous iteration, Bistro Laurent. The new-and-improved BL Brasserie provides French elegance in welcoming ambiance with brasserie classics like escargot, salad lyonnaise, and bouillabaisse, which are complemented by a stellar Franco-centric wine list. BL Brasseries is sure to impress the most discerning of palates. 

Somm’s Kitchen is more of an experience than just a dinner out. Located in an unassuming storefront, Somm’s Kitchen brings a multi-course menu with wine pairings based on years of chef Ian Adamo’s international experience. Indulge the senses with Adamo’s expertly curated and executed courses for a limit of 16 guests.

When French winemaking quite literally married East Coast hospitality, Les Petite Canailles was born. Owners Courtney and Julien Asseo bring their passion for epicurial delights to our Paso tables with their seasonal menus. Think Frenchish, with classic culinary techniques and fresh California ingredients to swoon-worthy results.

Thomas Hill Organics embodies Central Coast aesthetic at its best. By sourcing goods from local organic producers, Thomas Hill Organics is the definition of farm-to-table. And, with so many inventive dishes like cauliflower salad and the farro-based harvest bowl, it’s the perfect choice when dietary constraints need to be considered. 

For a turn towards romantic Italy, Il Cortile Ristorante is a must. Indulge in house-made pastas like spinach ricotta gnocchi or lobster ravioli al fresco or at a cozy table inside. And, with a very reasonable corkage fee of $30, it’s worth bringing a special bottle to share on date night. 

In Bloom offers a refreshing newer take on Paso Robles dining. Dappled with greenery and the dulcet tones of vintage vinyls, In Bloom is the place to explore creative dishes and off-the-beaten path wines like Huber’s sparkling Zweigelt rosé or Thibido’s Vermentino with your date. Be sure to ask your server for their favorite picks!

For lovers of the mystical, The Alchemists’ Garden conjures up the magic of epicurial chemistry. With a swirling array of cocktails, wines, spirits, non-alcoholic drinks, snacks, and full plates to share, The Alchemists’ Garden is a pleasure ride of an evening out. 

Della’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Cocktails takes date night to a new level but in a decidedly laid-back Paso kind of way. As the name implies, wood-fired pizzas here are the star of the show! It’s hard to choose between the classic ‘Cacio e Pepe’, the ‘nduja sauce ‘Who Do You Love’, or the earthy taleggio and mushroom ‘Alessio in the Woods’ but no matter what you pick, there’s plenty of pizza love to share. Gluten-free crusts available upon request. 

The Restaurant at JUSTIN proves exactly why it earned its Michelin rating every time. Executive Chef Rachel Haggstrom showcases her culinary expertise with dishes crafted to elicit nuance out of every JUSTIN wine pairing. An evening at JUSTIN is the place to take your time with your date and explore every flavor the paired menu offers up. This is one for the books. 

If your love language is pasta, ETTO Pasta Bar is pure poetry! Already a local legend, ETTO Pasta opened the Pasta Bar to bring the full Italian dining experience to Paso Robles. Traditional dishes like Alla Gricia and Amatriciana are exquisite, even more so when paired with wines from the impressive local and international list. ETTO Pasta Bar will bring your date night to the heart of Rome without having to travel.