Buona Tavola
943 Spring Street
Paso Robles
Phone: 805 237 0600

Antonio Varia
"I cook with love!"

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
11:30am - 2:30 pm
Sunday through Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30pm
Friday and Saturday
5:30pm - 10pm

No matter what your pleasure,
 Chef-Owner Antonio Varia
and his staff promises to bring you the highest quality and freshest foods prepared with love.

Wine List

For over a decade, second generation chef, AntonioVaria has astounded Central Coast patrons with his innovative Northern Italian cuisine at his acclaimed restaurant,
Buona Tavola
in San Luis Obispo and has a  location here in the heart of growing downtown Paso Robles, the seat of our county's bountiful wine country!

Buona Tavola Paso Robles offers the same superb cuisine and impeccable service in a quietly elegant setting

Buona Tavola's menus feature a wide variety of antipasta (appetizers), hand crafted primis (pastas), generous secondi (main courses) and truly inspired dolci (desserts), such as Chef Varia's famous tirami su!

Sample Lunch Menu:
Il Pranzo
Menu items are subject to seasonal changes)

Sample Antipasti

Insalata bella Cesare
salad of fresh Romaine lettuce with rosemary garlic croutons, diced Roma tomatoes, and shaved parmesan cheese in a homemade Caesar dressing.

Bruschetta al pomodoro fresco e basilico
grilled garlic bread with diced fresh Roma tomatoes, basil and extra virgin olive oil
( can add fresh goat cheese for additional charge)

Carpaccio del Gaudenzio
thin slices of seared black pepper beef filet topped with arugula and shaved parmesan cheese in a horseradish dressing

Molluschi al tegamino
fresh poached Manila clams and black mussel in a lightly spiced tomato sauce

Insalata alla Tosca
salad of baby spinach, a grilled chicken breast, grilled eggplant, green and yellow zucchini, and sun dried tomatoes in a rosemary mustard dressing


Minestrone di verdure

a medley of fresh vegetables in a savory chicken broth

Zuppa del giorno
Soup of the day

Sample Primi Piatti

Pappardella alla San Pietro

wide ribbon pasta with sauteed shrimp, white wine, braised sweet onions, and imported Italian prosciutto finished with a light creamy tomato sauce

Risotto ai porcinni e erbe silvane
arborio rice with imported porcini mushrooms, fresh herbs, and white wine cooked in a savory chicken broth.

Capellini al filetto di pomodoro e basilico
angel hair pasta with organic tomato fillets, garlic, and a hint of extra virgin olive oil.

Gnocchi gialli al burro e salvia
homemade potato and pumpkin dumplings with a butter sage sauce

Spaghettini alio e peperoncino
spaghettini pasta with roasted garlic, crushed red peppers Italian parsley, and a hint of anchovies and extra virgin olive oil

Orecchiette con rapine e luganega
hat shaped pasta served with rapine broccoli, grilled homemade Piemontese style pork sausage, sun dried tomatoes, garlic, and a splash of tomato sauce.

Tortelloni bufalina
homemade tortelloni stuffed with fresh mozzarella and finished in a light tomato sauce

Sample Secondi Piatti

Timballo Valdostano

Grilled fresh eggplant, red and yellow bell peppers, green and yellow zucchini, and sweet onions baked with imported Valle d'Aosta fontina cheese in a light tomato sauce

Petti di pollo alla griglia
Double breast of boneless free-range chicken marinated with herbs then grilled and served with a rosemary mustard sauce

Pesci del giorno alla griglia
fresh fish of the day

Sample Dinner Menu:
La Cena

(Menu items are subject to seasonal changes)

Sample Antipasti

Avvoltina di melanzane alla Parmigiana

grilled eggplant rolled with mozzarella and parmesan cheese spiced with oregano and baked in a light tomato basil sauce

Insalata del Dante
salad of fresh baby spinach, diced organic tomatoes, roasted pine nuts, and red onions in a gorgonzola cheese dressing

Mozzarella con trittico di vegetali
Fresh  mozzarella served with sliced organic Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, roasted bell peppers, and grilled vegetables marinated in aromatic olive oil

Insalata di gamberi e capesante
warm salad of sauteed sea scallops and grilled shrimp with roasted bell peppers, green onions, organic arugula, capers, and garlic in a lemon mustard dressing

Carciofi ai petali di parmigiano

salad of fresh artichoke hearts and diced roma tomatoes with shaved parmesan cheese in a balsamic vinaigrette dressing


Minestrone saporito

A Medley of fresh vegetables and Tuscan beans in a savory chicken broth with a touch of basil pesto

Zuppa del giorno
(soup of the day)

Sample Primi Piatti

Linguine ai muscoli di mare e porri

linguine pasta with farm-raised Manila clams, sea scallops, small black mussels, and shrimp in a white wine garlic and leek sauce

Fettuccine al sugo di carni miste
Fettuccine pasta with slowly braised chicken, duck, veal, and beef in an herbed meat sauce.

Tortelloni di zucca alla salvia e mascarpone
Homemade tortellini stuffed with pumpkin, and ricotta cheese in a sage and mascarpone cheese sauce topped with toasted almonds.

Risotto del cusio
Carnaroli rice with imported porcini mushrooms, fresh water shrimp, organic herbs, and white wine cooked in a savory chicken broth

Agnolotti di scampi allo zafferano
Homemade half moon shaped ravioli stuffed with scampi, imported prosciutto in a light saffron sauce

Secondi Piatti

Teneronii Portobello

veal scaloppine with braised Portobello mushroom and roasted garlic in a veal reduction and marsala wine sauce

Filetto Di Manzo Alla Pastorella
8 oz. Angus beef tenderloin (Filte Mignon) pan-seared and finished in the oven with melted Gorgonzola cheese and a port wine reduction sauce

Costata di manzo ai sapori delle alpi
grilled bone-in rib-eye steak marinated with wild herbs and garlic in a gorgonzola Barlo wine reduction sauce

Pollo scamiciato alla Vinaggia
Boneless free-range chicken marinated with garlic and herbs then grilled and served with a rosemary mustard sauce.

And of course, don't forget Dessert!
Sample Dessert Menu

Lady fingers dipped in espresso layered with Mascarpone and covered with imported chocolate crumbles.

Gelato Misto
three seasonal flavors of homemade gelato served with warm chocolate sauce on the side or basil syrup

Crema Di Vaniglia Della Buona Tavola
Vanilla cream custard topped with your choice of Rich caramel sauce or creamy chocolate sauce
(Antonio recommends half of each!)

And more.......

Buona Tavola is providing culinary masterpieces at the site of your choice for wine dinners, weddings, private parties, or any special event.

**Buona Tavola's Olivata**

Take home a 9 0z jar of Buona Tavola's Homemade Olivatam, made with black olives, musturd seed, infused organic herbs, imported Italian olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Give us a call for reservations or for any information on parties and catering.
Buona Tavola can provide culinary masterpieces at the site of your choice for wine dinners, weddings, private parties, or any special even.

Look forward to hearing from you or seeing you here at

Buona Tavola
(Paso Robles or San Luis Obispo)