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Alpino Vino

See Forever ski run -seasonal, Mountain Village, Telluride, CO 81435
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Ranked #10 of 65 Restaurants in Telluride
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $75
Cuisines: Italian
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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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La Jolla, California
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139 reviews 139 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is a must for anyone skiing in Telluride. We went on a cold snowy day so it was perfect to warm up, have a wonderful home-cooked meal and some wine. The organic tomato gorgonzola soup was so great, I wished I could ask the chef for the recipe. Definitely the highlight of the food. The sandwich options were wonderful... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful evening As a surprise dinner party organised by our friends we were taken by snow cat from the the top of the gondola after a pre dinner cocktail at Reds Dinner,wine, service and views were amazing at 12 ,000feet! The weather turned during dinner which made the snow cat ride back down very interesting, When my ski... More

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Fort Lauderdale
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Alpino Vino is located just off the intermediate ski run named "See-Forever". During our third ski trip to Telluride, my wife and I decided to forego our usual Kashi bar lunch on the ski lift and splurge at this wonderful european style restaurant nestled at nearly 12,000 feet elevation along the most picturesque ridge in the ski resort. The food,... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is certainly not for a quick or cheap lunch. However, it's certainly worth a visit. For a start, as a wine lover/drinker, being able to have a nice glass of wine at the highest wine bar in the USA, just has to be done. We also ordered the Antipasto plate for 2. Annoyingly, this took an age to arrive... More

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Best antipasto I've ever seen! Tomato soup was also pretty darn good. The place is very tiny would not be very good in a lunch rush. The views are spectacular want to good day. It's a bit pricey, but worth it!

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We had lunch on a brilliant sunny ski day. This is easily the best mountain food I've ever had. The fresh basil and buffalo mozzeralla was to die for. The wines were excellent and the staff brilliant and knowledgable about the food.

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The food was great and the attention was very good. I stopped by in the middle of the day while snowboarding. Highly recommended.

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35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I ate here for lunch during a full day of skiing the mountain. I ordered the elk panini, salad and a glass of red wine. The elk was ok, but the salad portion was very small, and the red wine tasted cheap and acidic. Overall, I thought the menu selection was too limited as you only get to choose from... More

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Oyster Bay, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Alpine Vino is one of the most picturesque places for lunch that I have ever been to! Try to go on a sunny day, but a few clouds won't put a damper on your day! It is a bit pricey but worth every cent! The service was superior! One of the best days of my 2014 so far!

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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

My husband and I stopped here on a day the kids were in ski school and we had some time to ourselves. He had an amazing hot chocolate and we shared a large bottle of water. We had the antipasto platter for two and I had a glass of very good Pinot Grigio. The food was delicious and probably could... More

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