Located in the beautiful Paso Robles region, Il Cortile Ristorante is where people come to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in a fine dining environment. The menu created by Chef Santos MacDonal is a combination of Italian cuisine made from scratch using nothing less than the best locally sourced ingredients. Paired with carefully selected wines that complement the menu, Il Cortile Ristorante offers people the opportunity to experience the best in Italian cuisine with the best wine offerings in one of the most beautiful landscapes in California.

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Restaurant Hours

Il Cortile Ristorante is open 6 days a week for dinner service. Days and hours of operation are as follows:

Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Tuesdays: CLOSED


Reservations are made via phone at (805) 226-0300. If reservations need to be cancelled, this should be done at least 24 hours before the scheduled reservation. If there is a no-show or cancellation of a reservation within the 24-hour period for a party of seven or more, there will be a charge of $20 per person.


The menu at Il Cortile Ristorante is a quality example of Italian fine dining. Conceived by Executive Chef Santos MacDonal, the menu is centered on creating authentic Italian dishes made with the freshest ingredients. Chef MacDonal prides himself on using only the best locally sourced sustainable ingredients for each plate that leaves the kitchen. All pastas and sauces are homemade, just as all authentic Italian pastas and sauces should be. Chef MacDonal even overseas every dish that leaves the kitchen to ensure that it is expertly prepared. The menu at Il Cortile Ristorante changes often to reflect the dedication to serving guests only the best ingredients available in the moment. The dinner menu at Il Cortile Ristorante includes the following:

Main Dinner Menu (Items offered are subject to change)

· Antipasti - Caprese, insalate tre colori, foie gras, grilled octopus, piatto di formaggio, and more.

· Primi - Ricotta gnocchi, ravioli di aragosta, fettucine salsiccia, agnolotti di carne, pappardelle al cinghiale, and more.

· Secondi - Filetto al pepe verde, bistecca, costate di agnello, filetto di salmone, and more.

· Beverages - Sparkling and flat water, orangina limonata, espresso, cappuccino, caffe latte, caffe Americano, and iced tea.

***Patrons can bring wine from their own personal collections to enjoy with their meals at Il Cortile Ristorante. Please note that there is $20/bottle corkage surcharge for this service. A maximum of two bottles of wine are permitted.***

Wine List

A wine list is available for wines offered by the glass and by the bottle. The wines selected all complement the menu created by Chef Santos MacDonal. The wines come from a variety of regions from as close as the Paso Robles area, where Il Cortile Ristorante is located, to France. For an updated wine list, visit the Il Cortile Ristorante website.

Cooking Classes

Il Cortile Ristorante offers cooking classes to patrons who are interested in learning how to prepare authentic Italian dishes. For more information on the schedule for cooking classes, contact the restaurant directly at (805) 226-0300.


Il Cortile Ristorante hosts and participates in various events throughout the year. To keep abreast of upcoming events at Il Cortile Ristorante, subscribe to the Il Cortile Ristorante newsletter.


Il Cortile Ristorante, 608 12th Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446, website, Phone: 805-226-0300

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