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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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Restaurant details
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
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Breckenridge, Colorado, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Il bistro is my all time favorite restaurant on the western slope. I have dined here for both dinner and lunch and they continue to amaze me! I always get the Pisa panini for lunch (can't wait until the patio is back open) and enjoy a glass of their Italian prosecco. Their entrees are so delicious, and all pasta is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere and the food is off the charts! I would recommend ordering the Saltainboca or Rosetta Their monthly tapas/ wine nights are also a lot of fun. You won't be disappointed--I promise!

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Grand Junction
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

It's easy to give il Bistro Italiano high praise. The menu always includes specials that will delight discriminating diners, and the items that are standard favorites (pasta ragu, lemon chicken, "zucca" keep me coming back. As a bookstore owner on Main Street in Grand Junction, I am often asked for restaurant recommendations. I never hesitate to steer my customers at... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Il Bistro is the best restaurant in the Grand Valley and one of our very favorite restaurants anywhere. We've travelled extensively and, for at least 10 years, it's always been nice to return to the friendly service and fine food at Il Bistro. We've especially liked the seafood dishes and the tapas nights, but we've liked averything on the menu... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Il Bistro is the best Italian restaurant in the Grand Valley! They are frequently updating their menus to highlight in season produce. Their wine menu is extensive and includes everything from local Palisade favorites to unique Italian wines. The tiramisu is amazing! I have never had anything on the menu that I didn't like. Il Bistro's royalty rewards program is... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

While I am new to writing reviews I am no stranger to reading them and for the first time I feel compelled to respond to a recent post by whoami_iameveryone after some unnecessary vitriol and distasteful writing. I have been a weekly patron at Il Bistro for 10 years and in all of that time I have had MAYBE two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

The lemon chicken was amazing! The best part was the tiramisu was so delicious! I love this place and can not wait to go back, I will also recommend it to everyone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I have been going to the bistro for several months, both for lunch and dinner. I usually get the same dishes, ossobuco or the salsiccia, which are both absolutely amazing. My girlfriend usually gets a pasta dish or the lemon chicken because it's just too difficult to steer away from our favorites (I am certain that all... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My husband and I wanted to try a new restaurant here in town, and since il bistro is No. 2 in Junction we thought it would be good. I have never been more wrong in my life. We were greeted with lackluster 'hellos' and shown to a seat that allowed a view of the street as well as a view... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had never been to this lovely eatery until last night. Wanting to try something different than our usual date night places, we stopped in without a reservation. We were seated immediately and it was around 8:00 on a Saturday evening. We started with Caesar salads along with a Peroni beer for the man and a local rosé wine for... More 

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deedeecoco, Public Relations Manager at il Bistro Italiano, responded to this review

Shelley- Thank you for your review! I am happy to hear that you dined with us for your date night! Our East room is the perfect romantic setting and I love to dine there on my days off! I love the prosciutto e avocado pasta dish that you enjoyed as well! The spinach tagliatelle compliments it so perfectly, I cannot... More 

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Additional Information about il Bistro Italiano

Address: 400 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone Number: 9702438622
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Grand Junction
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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