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Alpino Vino

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See Forever ski run -seasonal, Mountain Village, Telluride, CO 81435
970.728.7474
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Description: Originally a private retreat built on a historic mining claim, this new...
Originally a private retreat built on a historic mining claim, this new addition to Telluride’s award-winning restaurants is a quaint European hütte perched near the top of Gold Hill.With hand-hewn beams and furniture crafted from reclaimed wine barrels, Alpino Vino provides a high alpine ambience and is reminiscent of restaurants found throughout the Dolomites of Northern Italy. Inside, a warm and inviting atmosphere, complete with a wood burning fireplace, stone floors and exposed wood beams, provides a perfect retreat from the slopes.Situated at 11,966’, Alpino Vino offers fantastic views of the Wilson Range. The expansive multi-tiered deck is a truly unique spot to enjoy a glass of wine with its European teak furniture, coveted daybed and comfortable sheepskin throws. An outdoor wine bar offers a spectacular setting for a midday escape.To visit Alpino Vino during the ski season, take Gold Hill Express (Lift 14) and turn left off the lift to ski down See Forever to our front door.Come enjoy the unique experience that is Alpino Vino!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best ski to mountain restaurant in Telluride.

Very nice outdoor mountain top restaurant. Fresh and yummy food choices . Great when you take a break from skiing, want to warm your body up Yummy soups, salads, sandwiches and daily specials.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very nice outdoor mountain top restaurant. Fresh and yummy food choices . Great when you take a break from skiing, want to warm your body up Yummy soups, salads, sandwiches and daily specials.

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Plan in advance. Everything about this is special. The ride in the snow cat to get there, the views, the food. All just another wonderful Telluride experience.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great food and wine list and amazing scenery. I had the caprese salad it was the best I have ever had. Can't wait to go back

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This very small restaurant in the middle of the mountain is outstanding! When you enter the restaurant you are greeted by waiters dressed in black and a roaring fire. The menu is small but everything is absolutely delicious! But expensive! A grilled cheese sandwich and small bowl of soup costs $22. However, every morsel is spectacular! The antipasto platter for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Cute location but cramped. Prices way higher than average on mountain eatery. Good food but not much variety to choose from.

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Vail, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

How much better can a panini and wine get?! Whoever thought up Alpino Vino is a sheer genius; a beautiful heated outdoor patio at 12,000 feet staring at Mt. Wilson with an incredible wine list, fabulous food and a fun wait staff awaits you at Alpino Vino. We'd heard rave reviews but hadn't yet mustered up the patience to spend... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

For those who appreciate good food and fine wine, and who can hold their liquor while skiing afterwards, schedule a stop at Alpino Vino, preferably when most of your skiing day is done. One of the highest dining experiences on the continent, Alpino Vino caters to skiers during the day, then every Wednesday to Saturday night, to diners looking for... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stopped for a glass of wine and cheese plate at this lovely restaurant. and found fantastic views, great service and prices worth paying! Make this stop at Alpino Vino a must on your skiing adventure "to do" list!

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Phoenix, Az
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

There is no question, food and wine here are expensive but then, you are at about 12,000 feet and the view is fantastic. Service has always been fine except they do say the oddest things sometimes. Last visit when I requested bourbon I was told “we don’t serve alcohol at this altitude”……What? You will let me order a bottle of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The restaurant has a great vibe, fabulous service- not only attentive but fun as well. The food is fabulous. We went twice and would have wanted to go a few more times to try a few other items in the menu that looked fantastic!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: See Forever ski run -seasonal, Mountain Village, Telluride, CO 81435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: 970.728.7474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 75
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Originally a private retreat built on a historic mining claim, this new addition to Telluride’s award-winning restaurants is a quaint European hütte perched near the top of Gold Hill.With hand-hewn beams and furniture crafted from reclaimed wine barrels, Alpino Vino provides a high alpine ambience and is reminiscent of restaurants found throughout the Dolomites of Northern Italy. Inside, a warm and inviting atmosphere, complete with a wood burning fireplace, stone floors and exposed wood beams, provides a perfect retreat from the slopes.Situated at 11,966’, Alpino Vino offers fantastic views of the Wilson Range. The expansive multi-tiered deck is a truly unique spot to enjoy a glass of wine with its European teak furniture, coveted daybed and comfortable sheepskin throws. An outdoor wine bar offers a spectacular setting for a midday escape.To visit Alpino Vino during the ski season, take Gold Hill Express (Lift 14) and turn left off the lift to ski down See Forever to our front door.Come enjoy the unique experience that is Alpino Vino!

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