Looking for a perfectly delicious dinner date stop on the Central Coast? Whether you’re treating a special someone for Valentine’s Day, or just want a night out, below are 12 ideas for your next date night! This is your official guide to dinner dates from San Luis Obispo to Paso Robles here on the Central Coast.

Dinner Date Ideas In San Luis Obispo & Paso Robles


Luna Red


Dig into this stylish eatery with regular live music & lounge serving globally inspired tapas, wine & cocktails.

Bonus Date Perks

Enjoy happy hour with your date from Sunday – Thursday, 3 – 6 PM. Dig into some great deals and tasty food and drinks.

– Raise a glass with your special someone and enjoy $2 off of their ‘touch of tiki’ cocktails on Tuesday.

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Buona Tavola


Relax in this casually elegant Northern Italian eatery with a traditional menu highlighting seasonal ingredients.

Bonus Date Perks

– They’re located in both downtown Paso Robles & San Luis Obispo, making this a convenient dinner date option.

– The Paso Robles restaurant has a full bar, ready to go.

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Old SLO BBQ


Try some of the best BBQ on the Central Coast! This is the perfect stop for a casual dinner date. Located in downtown San Luis Obispo, you can enjoy the night out on the town with your date.

Bonus Date Perks

– Located in downtown San Luis Obispo

– Offers plenty of choices for craft beer.

– Within walking distance of Bubblegum Alley

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La Cosecha Bar and Restaurant


Delight your date with creative Spanish & Latin American dishes, plus craft cocktails served in a warm, relaxed ambiance.

Bonus Date Perks

– Located in the heart of downtown Paso Robles.

– Offers mouth-watering shared plates, perfect for a date.

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Opolo Winery


Toast to wine country with pairings on the patio. Enjoy phenomenal pizza, artisan cheeses, sausages, and salads over a glass of Opolo wine.

Bonus Date Perks

– Stunning vineyard views.

– Explore and taste at an on-site winery and distillery

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Woodstock’s Pizza


Dive into a lively, longstanding pizza place offering classic combos & options with a one-of-a-kind twist with toppings and sauces.

Bonus Date Perks

– One of the best pizza places in San Luis Obispo. It’s a team favorite!

– Offers 24 beers on tap.

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Clean Machine Meals


Kick back and relax with your date with this home date idea! From the comfort of your slippers, you and your date can dig into a clean meal that is 100% gluten, soy, dairy, and refined sugar-free! Did we mention they’re super tasty too?

Bonus Date Perks

– They’re easily heated – no cooking, chopping, stirring required!

– Tasty and healthy meals are available for pick up or delivery.

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Il Cortile Ristorante


Try some seasonal, contemporary Italian cuisine, including homemade pasta, served up in a cozy space.

Bonus Date Perks

– Enjoy a wine list inspired by the food that’s on the menu. Their wine list offers only the best from Paso Robles and Italy.

– Right next to City Park in Paso Robles, for the perfect evening stroll after dinner.

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Allegretto Vineyard Resort Paso Robles


Treat your date to an upscale yet casual Mediterranean-inspired restaurant that’s sure to delight. Explore creative Northern Italian dishes made from regionally foraged ingredients, an extensive wine list, chef’s garden-inspired craft cocktails, and artisanal beers in an atmosphere of comfort and warmth.

Bonus Date Perks

– Luxury hotel is onsite, making it easy to stay the night for a date that lasts all weekend long.

– Rolling vineyards, poolside cabanas, stunning global art, and more create an incredible atmosphere and experience.

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Six Test Kitchen


An intimate dining experience located in Tin City, Paso Robles, seating only twelve guests Wednesday through Saturday. We offer one multiple-course tasting menu evolving with and inspired by the seasons here on the Central Coast.

Bonus Date Perks

– A unique, and one-of-a-kind dining experience that you won’t find anywhere else on the Central Coast.

-Located in the heart of Tin City, within walking distance to 10+ wineries/breweries/distilleries.

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Talley Farms & California Fresh Market


Enjoy a stay-at-home date night! Order a Talley Farm Fresh Harvest box stocked with fruits and vegetables with plenty of recipes. Then pick up the meats, pasta, and drinks at California Fresh Market.

Bonus Date Perks

– Comfy pajamas and sweats are welcomed here!

– You and your date don’t have to leave the comfort of your sofa for too long.

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Bang The Drum


If you’re looking for a fun and lively environment for your date – look no further! Check out this small craft brewery located in beautiful San Luis Obispo. They’re serving up delicious and casual meals in addition to their beers.

Bonus Date Perks

– Regularly has entertainment ranging from live music, salsa dancing, open mic, and trivia.

– A fun and tasty experience!

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Dinner & Evening Charters For You & Your Date


Whether you’re treating your date for Valentine’s Day or just want to enjoy a romantic dinner on the Central Coast, we’re here to help! We offer several luxurious vehicles for dinner and evening charters, so you and your date can have fun all night long. Book a phone consultation to talk about fully customizable transportation on the Central Coast, or email Info@SLOSafeRide.com, or fill out the form below for a free transportation quote. 

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