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“Wonderful dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of il Bistro Italiano

il Bistro Italiano
400 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
9702438622
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Price range: $11 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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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.
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

We were driving through Grand Junction and wanted a really nice meal. This did impress. Homemade pasta, unusual dishes, and incredible pizza for our boys. I would definitely recommend! It is not far from the I70 and worth the detour.

Visited July 2013
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Orcutt, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, interesting tapas selection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

The selections available for tapas vary, but you'll find some items everyone will enjoy. The service was adequate, they were not particularly willing to accomodate groups, nor was the lighting good and it was quite noisy with neighboring conversations.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Loveland, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Best Italian in Grand Junction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

We make it a point to stop anytime we are on the Western Slope. Great food, great service, pasta made on site.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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American abroad
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Tasty food and treated well”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We were seated on the patio because we had our dog with us, and the owner brought water out for him. We enjoyed a delicious meal outside (the arugula and flank steak was probably the best dish of all), but when a thunderstorm quickly came up, the staff helped us inside, gave us cake, and even offered an umbrella for our walk back to the hotel. We like to return to enjoy another meal without rain sometime!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Grand Junction
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We went here for our anniversary and were not disappointed. My husband had the special - tuna ravioli that was outstanding. I had an asparagus pasta that was in a light cream sauce. It was great - flavorful and not rich or heavy, just the way I like it.
We sat inside, but you can sit on the patio. The restaurant is on Main Street and the downtown is very attractive. The owner, Brunella, is from Italy and is a very talented chef.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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