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Telluride Bistro

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138 East Colorado Avenu, Telluride, CO 81435
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Telluride Bistro is located on the main street in Telluride. It has a pleasant outdoor patio with umbrellas for shade or rain (we experienced the latter). Service was super attentive, and the food was well prepared, promptly served, attractively presented, and delicious..

Thank kschwerin
Cleveland, Ohio
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there with another couple and sat outdoors in a very nice setting. Service was good and our waitress was very accommodating in making some modifications to some of our dishes. Everyone's salads and entree was excellent! The only thing we were not satisfied with was the calamari, it was not characteristic of the other excellent food we had... More 

Thank John S
Okatie, South Carolina
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Telluride Bistro offers the best lunch in town. The food is mostly Italian. Soups and salads are great.The service is excellent. Highly recommended. My husband and I had the specials and both were fresh and delicious.

Thank Alice R
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried this for lunch and will probably go there for dinner tonight. My husband and I shared what has to be the best antipasto platter we've ever had, and we LOVE Italian food! The couple who dined with us had spaghetti and raved about it. We come to Telluride 3 times a year and this is a new restaurant... More 

Thank Glenna L
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very pleasant outdoor garden in the center of town. One dish (shrimp al forno) was great, one (salmon/pistachio pesto) had undercooked veggies. Unfortunately the server was quite pushy -- not just bringing the check before requested, but asking about a second glass of wine before the first was close to finished, pushy on the salads and appetizers, etc.

Thank jdvicto
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch. Nice location and outdoor seating with great views. Very good service. The Calamari appetizer was overcooked. Drinks were good but pricey..... $ 14. Salmon patty Panini was good, but not worth $ 19. Funghi Alfredo was O.K. ... have had lots better for less than $ 19. I guess i just don't like paying big prices for... More 

1 Thank Worldbysea
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to enjoy our first trip to Telluride before all of the festivals began. We stumbled into the Telluride Bistro during a morning rain shower and the staff was welcoming from the minute we arrived. We sat on the balcony under cozy blankets and enjoyed a quick lunch of bruschetta and caprese before heading back to the... More 

Thank Colleen H
east coast
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319 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Chose the place for the outdoor seating. Even though it was chilly we decided to sit outside to enjoy the embiance. The hostess brought us each two blankets. As well as everyone eating there. She was very friendly asked where we were from etc - gave us tips on things to do while in the area. The food was very... More 

Thank foodfancierEastCoast
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Nicole took excellent care of us. We basically had a lunch of starters and wine. Combined with our fresh baked bread was a delight. Located on the main drag with free parking on a Sunday right there. The Pino Grigio was crisp and cold and the calamari served within minutes. For desert a number of choices shared. Can't miss.

Thank tomhooves
Dallas, Texas
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Good food, interesting menu items that change based on chef selection.... Fish meat pasta specials with goutmet twists. Inside and outside seating in summer....blankets for chilly nights.

Thank carol201412345

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 East Colorado Avenu, Telluride, CO 81435
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: 970.728.5239

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?