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Nello's Bistro & Espresso Bar

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135 Country Center Suite A, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
970-731-9899
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 44
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dining with music

We were there on a Friday night and pleasantly surprised with the acoustic guitar music. It was such a lovely background for our meal. We shared a small spinach salad which was perfect for sharing and my partner had a shrimp cocktail which she enjoyed and I relished the Ravioli trio appetizer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2014
Judith303
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Denver, Co.
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This restaurant is no longer open!! But when I went about a year ago it was OK with some great music nights. I just wanted to let TripAdvisor know it has closed permanently! Side Street Sushi will be opening there as their new location per the posted sign.

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Pagosa Springs
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Maybe if we had been there when there was music or something it would have been a little better. As it was there were only a few tables with other customers and we felt like we were sitting in a big warehouse type room without much ambiance. The food is on the expensive side and the pasta was ok at... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I visited Nello's during the Holiday's while visiting Pagosa and the reviews seemed nice. The restaurant is quaint although hard to find in the strip mall near City Market. I ordered the Lasagne and I was disappointed to find that the inside was nuclear and the outside was kinda of rubbery. The cheese didn't look very fresh and the sauce... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We stumbled upon this place that is a combination of a coffee bar, a Dennys, and an upscale restaurant. It's like it's not sure what it is, but we totally enjoyed it. The food was excellent, the two guys playing country music were talented, and the service was fast and professional, if not real smiley. I would go back often... More 

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Denver, Co.
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We were there on a Friday night and pleasantly surprised with the acoustic guitar music. It was such a lovely background for our meal. We shared a small spinach salad which was perfect for sharing and my partner had a shrimp cocktail which she enjoyed and I relished the Ravioli trio appetizer. There were 2 each of 3 different, very... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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100 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Wonderful, unusual find in a small, out-of-the-way, touristy town: good food, nice atmosphere, friendly service, occasional live music & dancing, lots of locals. Interesting mix of food / cuisines on the menu. Mostly comfort food, a lot of Italian, some good salads. Rarest of rare: a decent, full-pour glass of wine.This place is hidden in a strip mall next to... More 

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Lebanon, Ohio
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Our group of four had actually been looking for a different restaurant when we stumbled upon Nello's for lunch. It turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The interior atmosphere was relaxing and comfortable and there was a good variety on the menu. Each of our foursome had different meals and all of us liked what we had. Prices were... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Nello's Bistro in Pagosa Springs, Co was recommended by a local. It was so good the first night, we went back the second nite. A local musician (s) played each night. Both were top notch. Excellent salads, Calamari, deserts, entrees. Great service and an overall pleasant evening.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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396 reviews 396 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
323 helpful votes 323 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Made a quick stop on our way to our hotel for a quick bite. Actually, we were running late and got the chicken wings to go. They were very good but pricey at $8 for 5 pcs. Service was great. We asked for something that could be done quickly because we had 15 mins. to get back on our motorcoach... More 

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place hums with the locals on many nights of the week and is great for dancing. Great for lunch too with its nice patio.The food is pretty good but drinks can get pretty expensive so watch what you order. Daniella, the owner and her great staff try very hard and are very friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 Country Center Suite A, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Pagosa Springs
  • Phone Number: 970-731-9899

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?