Paso Robles Restaurants: A Visitor's Guide to Mediterranean Cuisine

Paso Robles is a popular Central Coast town. It is locally known as a wonderful place to dine with vineyards and two nearby fishing ports. Mediterranean cuisine is relatively new to the region, though many restaurants have begun to list menu items with a Mediterranean flair. Many Paso Robles restaurants are known for their authentic ingredient selections from the local region.  Paso Robles is a popular getaway for busy professionals looking to slow down and enjoy a Paso Robles bed and breakfast. 

Lombardi's
901 Rolling Hills
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 237-7786
http://www.lombardispaso.com

Lombardi's restaurant has tasty salads with Mediterranean influences.  BBonline recommends the large serving of the Mediterranean salad.  For $12, you will be challenged to finish this entire portion.  The salad is made with fresh local-grown field greens, tomatoes, crunchy red onion and topped with albacore tuna and a tangy house basil vinegrette and imported Kalmata olives. The wine bar supports and stocks wine from the best of Paso Robles' vineyards. On two Thursdays a month, diners are treated with their "Meet the Winemaker" series, where local winemakers offer wine tasting and converse with patrons curious about the art and science of making wine. 

Panolivo
1344 Park Street
Paso Robles. CA 93446
(805) 239-3366
www.panolivo.com

Panolivo specializes in French Mediterranean cuisine. Nestled in a recently remodeled building, the restaurant is open daily for breakfast and lunch. Sunday brunch is a special affair with a wide assortment of French and Mediterranean cheeses and dishes. Leave your Paso Robles inn on a Friday or Saturday night and take advantage of prix fixe menu. A three course meal costs around $38 per peson. Choose from their selection of over 140 wines to accompany your dinner.

Oasis Café
675 Higuera Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) 543-1155
www.oasisrestaurantslo.com


Moroccon and Mediterranean cuisine are designed to compliment each other at this restaurant. Chef Karim BenBrahim uses traditional ingredients in dishes like tactouta, tzazizki and hommus. The restaurant boasts an ample vegetarian and vegan selections.  Leading the way is the Fiery Vegetarian Croquettes and the Makoudo-which are crushed potato patties seasoned with cayenne pepper and fresh herbs. The dinner portions sizes are made to share for two. Nibble off each other's plates then retire to your Paso Robles inn fully satisfied.