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il Bistro Italiano

400 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
9702438622
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $30
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 4th Street
Transit: Grand Valley Transit has a bus stop a few yards from the entrance of the restaurant on Main Street
Description: il Bistro Italiano opened in August 1998. Our focus is on bringing a combination of traditional Italian dishes together with some innovative ones created within the boundaries of modern Italian cuisine. The pastas, breads, sauces, and desserts are all made at the restaurant from fresh ingredients. Our wine list features a large selection of wines from Italy and Colorado, and whenever possible, we use local ingredients in our kitchen. There is always something going on at the Bistro, so look at the Events Section to learn of special wine nights, cooking classes or other featured events.
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English first
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We went to Grand Junction on a day trip today, and was recommended to eat at Il Bistro Italiano. Being Italians, as well as restaurant owners, we asked to be recommended to the best. To our disappointment, this place does not even have a plain simple marinara sauce with flavor of fresh tomato, nor does it serve its dishes fresh.... More

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Pueblo, Co
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

First of all, let me say that we ate here with a large group for a wedding rehearsal dinner. We were also in a separate room, so the experience may not be exactly what you might experience in the regular dining area. All I can say is, the food was amazing and the service was exceptional. I will definitely eat... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Funny how your impression of a restaurant can change just by where you sit. The food is good here. Not the best Italian food I've ever had but better than most. They might be better served to cut down on the menu choices and concentrate on doing fewer things better. But if you sit in the main dining room, bring... More

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ilBistroItaliano, Manager at il Bistro Italiano, responded to this review

Hello! It is disheartening to hear that your experience with us was less than satisfactory. We strive to make our guests feel right at home and we hope that you dine with us again soon so we can do just that! Please feel free to make a reservation in the "east room." It can be quieter on a busy evening... More

Kailua, Hawaii
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212 reviews 212 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Bistro has a great contemporary feeling and very good food. It is a classic Bistro setting with a good staff. It was a great surprise and a fortunate discovery.

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ilBistroItaliano, Manager at il Bistro Italiano, responded to this review

Hello! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience here at Il Bistro! We look forward to having you dine with us again next time you are passing through Grand Junction! Ciao, Candace Martin Restaurant Manager - Il Bistro Italiano More

Fruita, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We made a reservation for Friday, October 11th at 6:15 PM to celebrate a special occasion. We were fseated promptly upon arrival at a really nice high top table near the bar and front window. We sat there for 25 minutes and not a single employee acknowledged us, offered us a glass of wine or even acted like we were... More

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California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Location, service, pricing, and certainly the food were all excellent. Even during the middle of the week reservations paid off since there was a large business party in another room, however our service and quality of food was not affected by the large group.

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ilBistroItaliano, Manager at il Bistro Italiano, responded to this review

Hello Casey, I am glad to hear that you had an exceptional dining experience with us. We hope to see you again soon! Candace Martin Restaurant Manager - Il Bistro Italiano More

Zurich
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We went here for dinner based on the good Tripadvisor rating and were not impressed. Actually, we were disappointed... The restaurant offers home made pasta, which sounds and looks great. Setting is nice too - we sat outside on the patio on a pleasant September evening. We got a table outside without having to wait and with no reservation, but... More

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Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

On a recent business trip to Grand Junction, my wife and I were not expecting to find such a scrumptious and delightful Italian restaurant as Il Bistro Italiano. We were pleasantly surprised and impressed. The location was perfect, right on Main Street in the quaint downtown area. The atmosphere was pleasant and intimate, with a few different rooms, as well... More

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Cedaredge, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Went for lunch around 1:30 p.m., and the food was not that good and don't reflect the high ratings. Pasta was rubbery, lasagna was just so so and salad lettuce was wilting/turning slimy. Service was mediocre. Olive Garden (albeit a franchise) has much better food, selections and service than we experienced here today. Sorry, won't go there again.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Not a great choice for dinner. Bad service and high prices. I wouldn't waste my time here, there are much better places to stop along main street.

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