Published on 28-07-2022
Il Cortile Ristorante & La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant
Wine Spectator’s 2022 Award of Excellence

Il Cortile Ristorante and La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant are proud to announce the world’s foremost wine publication, Wine Spectator, officially honored both Paso Robles restaurants with 2022 Awards of Excellence.
“These awards not only guide our readers to dining establishments with impressive wine lists and outstanding service, but also serve to honor restaurants for their achievements and commitment to maintaining pristine cellars,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator.
 Il Cortile Ristorante and La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant were lauded for their outstanding food quality, exciting dining and cocktail menus, elite service and their robust and thoughtful wine lists that offer a range of prices to encourage exploration, and represent Paso’s top wineries.
 “We are so thankful,” said Sommelier Carole MacDonal, wine and beverage director for both restaurants and co-owner with her husband, Chef Santos MacDonal. “We strive to showcase the best local and international wines and are thrilled that Wine Spectator has awarded us again.”



Il Cortile Ristorante has now won the Award of Excellence for nine consecutive years.




La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant has won the Award of Excellence for six consecutive years.


Only seven restaurants in San Luis Obispo County were honored, they include: Il Cortile Ristorante, La Cosecha Bar and Restaurant, Lido Restaurant and Lounge, The Spoon Trade, Mason Bar and Kitchen, Les Petites Canailles and The Restaurant At Justin
Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine restaurants in 1981. The complete list of award winners is available here.



Il cortile Restaurant

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.


La Cosecha Restaurant + Bar

La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant

Spanish for “the harvest,” La Cosecha Bar + Restaurant in Paso Robles is the second creation of celebrated Chef Santos MacDonal. Centering on the cuisine of Spain and South America, La Cosecha offers culture-specific, specialized Latin flavors by sourcing herbs and spices from each dish’s nation of origin, while taking advantage of the farmer’s market-fresh produce, meats, and cheeses of California’s abundant Central Coast. Owned and operated by Chef Santos and his wife Carole, the menus are seasonally inspired and created with the freshest ingredients. The restaurant also features a craft cocktail menu designed to make use of garden-fresh ingredients and locally sourced artisanal spirits.

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