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Il Cortile Ristorante Receives Wine Spectator’s 2023 Award of Excellence


The award marks the tenth win for Il Cortile 

July 11, 2023 (Paso Robles, Calif.) – Il Cortile Ristorante is proud to announce the world’s foremost wine publication, Wine Spectator, officially honored the restaurant with a 2023 Award of Excellence. The award recognizes restaurants that feature noteworthy wine lists curated to appeal to a wide range of wine enthusiasts.

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Il Cortile Ristorante has won the Award of Excellence for 10 consecutive years, marking a decade of recognition for exceptional food quality, robust menus, elite service and thoughtful wine lists.
“It’s such an honor to be recognized for the tenth consecutive year by Wine Spectator,” said Sommelier Carole MacDonal, wine and beverage director for Il Cortile and co-owner with her husband, Chef Santos MacDonal. “We are passionate about showcasing the best local and international wines that complement our seasonally inspired cuisine.”
Six restaurants in Paso Robles were honored this year; they include: 
Il Cortile Ristorante, La Cosecha Bar and Restaurant, Les Petites Canailles, In Bloom, Pony Club Bar & Lounge and The Restaurant at Justin.  
Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine restaurants in 1981. Search the complete list of award winners here.

About Il Cortile Ristorante

Il Cortile Ristorante is located in Paso Robles Wine Country, a top destination for exquisite wines, picturesque landscapes and beautiful weather – the perfect pairing for Executive Chef Santos MacDonal’s rustic Italian cuisine. Owned and operated by Chef Santos and his wife Carole, the menus are seasonally inspired and created with the freshest ingredients. Chef Santos makes an array of exceptional homemade pastas, fresh seafood, top-quality meats and antipasti. The wine list, inspired by Chef Santos’ food, completes the dining experience. Visit Il Cortile Ristorante in downtown Paso Robles. IlCortileRistorante.com



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