Buona Tavola

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    Tagliata di bue salutare

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    Gianduja souffle

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    Northern Italian Cuisine

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    Tartufo al cioccolato

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    Patio dining in San Luis Obispo

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    Linguine ai muscoli di mare e porri

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    Full service bar in Paso Robles

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    Alle-Pia salumi

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    Pollo Asiago

We Are Now Open and Safe for Dine In!

Buona Tavola is committed to the well-being of our staff and customers. In accordance with state and county guidelines, we have enhanced our cleaning and sanitation procedures and implemented specific safety practices, many of which we have always had in place. In addition, all of our staff will be wearing masks and gloves. Tables and touch points will be cleaned throughout our hours of operation. Our menus are now one time use and disposable. We will continue to evaluate our safety procedures and adjust accordingly.  The safety of our customers and employees remains our top priority.

We are still offering pickup orders in both SLO and Paso. As always, we have gift certificates available for purchase for your future dining plans.


Call us for lunch


SLO please call 805-545-8000

LUNCH: Monday – Friday from 11:30am to 2:30pm
DINNER: Monday – Sunday from 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Paso Robles please call 805-237-0600

LUNCH: Monday – Friday from 11:30am to 2:00pm

We are here for you and we thank you for your support.

Buon Appetito

Buon Appetito

For well over two decades, Antonio Varia has been delighting the discerning palates of Central Coast residents with an inventive Northern Italian cuisine. Opened in 1992, Buona Tavola (meaning “good table”) is the realization of a dream. Working as an apprentice in the restaurants of his native Northern Italy, Antonio continued his training in Europe’s finest hotels.

Read about our history

Gluten Free Menu

Gluten Free Menu

The skill that comes with hard-won years of experience and the area’s freshest seasonal ingredients are apparent in every dish that is served every day of the week. Taste the “love” that is put into each dish. Our gluten free menu is only available in San Luis Obispo.

View our gluten free dinner menu

Catering & Special Events

Catering & Special Events

Whether you are hosting a private dinner for 60 or an intimate luncheon for 10 our patio seating and impeccable service will fulfill your special event requirements. Experience our Northern Italian Cuisine with the area’s freshest seasonal ingredients in every dish served fresh to your guests. Call today to reserve for your next event.

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