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Vegetarian Friendly
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Dinner, Drinks
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Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service

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0.3 miles from Independence Pass
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Reviewed August 29, 2021 via mobile

This was our first dining experience here and we had a tremendous experience. Our waitress Angie was a superstar, as my wife accidentally spilled a half a glass of wine and Angie replaced it gladly at no cost. The dining room is absolutely beautiful and...I would encourage you to eat downstairs versus outside. The food is fantastic and we started with the artichoke, perfectly cooked and delicious, and my wife had the ahi tuna tartare which was generous in portion and exceptionally flavorful. I opted for the chicken special which was in a blood orange reduction and it was absolutely delicious. We look forward to coming back!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 10, 2021

Had a confirmed reservation in writing and owner could not have been more rude. We had been waiting in line while Courtney the hostess chatted with random people in the restaurant while we waited in mine along with several other customers. Would never eat here.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed March 27, 2021 via mobile

Great food and wine. Ravioli, bread, salad, dessert, all excellent. Loved the atmosphere, service, food. Lovely!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed October 2, 2020

First things first - get the artichoke bruschetta starter. The best thing I've had in ages; I could order this dish for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Brilliant achievement by the chef. Now everything else - perfectly lovely dinner, but not mind-blowing.. The dining room is...cozy, and our server was a delight. Our entrees (pepper pasta and beef short rib) did not blow us over, but they were tasty and beautiful. Wine list had excellent options. I will 100% come back next time I'm in Aspen.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 5, 2020 via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant in every way. I have eaten here for many years and have made it our go to restaurant when we are in town. I have read the one bad review and all i can think of is that person has...a serious personality problem. If you know this restaurant then you know the owner is by far a superior restauranteur, Sommelier,and operator. The food is wonderful and the staff is very experienced. Please try this restaurant when you are in town.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Aspen09, Owner at Ellina, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2020

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We appreciate your support and understanding of how hard we work to be able to offer great customers like you a memorable experience! Come back soon!

Reviewed September 5, 2020

A great meal and a great atmosphere. We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant and the Service was excellent!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 1, 2020

I’m a fan of all types of chocolate however, Ellina in Aspen has the most phenomenal chocolate cake! The food and drinks were just as delicious and I really enjoyed the atmosphere of this place. Strongly recommend Ellina if you’ve ever in the area.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 14, 2020 via mobile

One of the BEST restaurants in Aspen, if not the best! Quite simply, the food is out of this world! The ambiance is lovely with indoor and outdoor seating right on the promenade! We’ve been coming to Aspen for years, and Ellina is always our...first stop! Be sure to try the Parmesan puffs! One order is never enough!!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 11, 2020 via mobile

You will find better food and service in a North Korean prison camp. I pray for all the pour souls who have had to endure the pain of dining at this torture chamber disguised as a fine dining restaurant. The service isn't just bad, it's...non-existent. The good news is they don't have to use the special bear-proof trash cans to dispose of the food because even a starving bear wouldn't touch this unpalatable rancid garbage. Save your time, money, energy, and sanity and go to any one of the other amazing restaurants in Aspen: white house tavern, cache cache, french alpine bistro, etc... Note: apparently the owner claims that every bad review is fake. They did this to my review on Google. I will find a copy of the reservation and post it here as well as there, our reservation was for a party of ten people , broken into two tables, I believe on August 4th.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Aspen09, Owner at Ellina, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2020

This is 5th scathing review that you posting on different outlets because you didn't enjoy your fine dining experience during a pandemic. You seem out of touch with reality and completely insensitive comparing a restaurant experience to being a prisoner of war. We yelled at...More

Reviewed August 9, 2020 via mobile

Good restaurant. We are outside and enjoyed our meal. Would eat here again. Good service. My husband got bolognese. I can’t remember what I ordered but it was good.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Ellina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4