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il Bistro Italiano

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400 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501 (4th Street)
Grand Valley Transit has a bus stop a few yards from the entrance of the restaurant on Main Street
+1 970-243-8622
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: il Bistro Italiano opened in August 1998. Our focus is on bringing a...
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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  • 88
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently Reliable!

You can't please all the people all the time however Il Bistro continues to please most of the people most of the time! Food is a mix of traditional "like Mom use to make back in Italy and some new innovative offerings"

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
GJGoodLife
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Grand Junction, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

You can't please all the people all the time however Il Bistro continues to please most of the people most of the time! Food is a mix of traditional "like Mom use to make back in Italy and some new innovative offerings"

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Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We are very particular about Italian food. This was mediocre at best. I ordered a Bolognese (meat) sauce. The sauce was too sweet and it was put onto angel hair pasta which was a gummed up glob of pasta. When I asked about this fact I was told that that was what angel hair pasta was like. Sorry, I've was... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We found the food and service to be average. Reservations were needed. The restaurant was busy. For a restaurant with a posh name it did not fit the bill!

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We always choose Il Bistro for our celebrations. The menu is unique and I like being able to choose smaller portions.

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Chicago, Illinois
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91 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

a quick dinner was the plan, the menu was traditional Italian fare, and a few interesting options. Each of us was pleased with our entree and salad. The drawback was a consistently slow service that caused the evening to not flow as it should have.

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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Went here for a business dinner, chefs prepared a special 5 course dinner. They amazed everyone with their skills and creativity! Basic Italian food made exceptionally well. The wait staff were excellent too. Made for a memorable night. Highly recommended.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My husband and I were so pleased with our dining experience at il Bistro. Everything was over the top-food, wine, service and the heated patio!

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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Our server Brittany was super! Attentive but not too much. We all had different dishes, tasted each others and agreed they were all good. Lots of gluten free options as well. Desserts to die for like Key Lime pie. A great place to dine!

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have made many trips to il Bistro! Its my favorite place in Grand Junction for date night. Amazing food and service! The Osso Bucco is my favorite dish!

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I travel for work so rarely go out to dinner when back home in Grand Junction for the weekends. When a customer from out of the country said he has to go to Il Bistro every time he is in town we decided to give it a try. We now go at least a couple of times a month as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (4th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Grand Valley Transit has a bus stop a few yards from the entrance of the restaurant on Main Street
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Grand Junction
  • Phone Number: +1 970-243-8622

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?