Recently took a trip to the central coast and ate lunch twice at Alloro in Paso. The first time my wife had a lasagna which was very rich with a lot of cheese- she liked it. I had a most interesting dish. The base was white beans with gold and red peppers, melted mozarella cheese and a clear sauce with fresh herbs topped with a breaded chicken breast cut into strips. Different flavors and textures were noted with each bite which was very delightful.
My wife had the chicken dish above on the second visit and I had a special: smoked salmon in a cream sauce over pasta. Mine was done with a deft hand and actually was quite light and flavorful for a cream sauce. It was nicely balanced with lemon and was very good. Lunches include soup or salad and are very reasonably priced. An extensive and fairly priced list of wines are available including several by the glass. I will definitely eat here again. It is located a half block off the main square in downtown Paso.
There is another Italian restaurant just down the street reviewed at [BROKEN LINK REMOVED] by e.d. I have not eaten there.
Disclosure: the owner-chef is a friend of friends of mine.
1215 Spring Street