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Established in 2015, Cello Ristorante & Bar at Allegretto Vineyard Resort is designed to delight. Named after the sensual shape of the Allegretto’s architectural footprint, as well as the instrument that produces tones that most closely resemble the human voice, Cello is about the human touch as much as it is about fresh ingredients and creative preparation. We celebrate every farmer, rancher, fisherman, chef, server and dishwasher who makes your dish possible, and we celebrate you for joining with us to delight in the bounty of Paso Robles and the Central Coast.

Cello Ristorante & Bar is a culinary getaway that brings guests’ senses deeply into the Allegretto culture of joy, discovery and the good life. Executive Chef Justin Picard brings his extensive culinary experience to Paso Robles, where his formal training coupled with a talent for marrying domestic and international flavor profiles seamlessly combine to elevate the overall dining experience at Allegretto. With creative dishes made from regionally farmed and foraged ingredients, alongside an extensive domestic and international wine list, garden-to-glass cocktails, and craft beers, Cello is an upscale, casual Mediterranean-inspired restaurant that delights locals and visitors alike whether they dine poolside, in-room, or at events on- or off-property.

"Outstanding wine country cuisine!”

We visited Cello without prior knowledge of the food or atmosphere and were blown away by the experience! It's like eating in an art museum with amazing grounds and friendly, knowledgeable service. The menu was innovative - familiar wine country dishes with inventive (and delicious) twists to keep it interesting. Every course suddenly became "the best [fill in the blank] I've ever had." We'll worth a visit, and leave some time to explore.

Daniel D
Fallbrook, CA

Master Team


Doug Ayres

Founder & Visionary

Chef Justin Picard Italian Restaurant Paso Robles, CA | Cello Ristorante & Bar

Justin Picard

Executive Chef

Thomas Humphrey

Food & Beverage Manager