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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017, 2019 Winner


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Connoisseurs of wine know that the flavors of the vine are enhanced by certain foods, such as cheese and chocolate. experience this for yourself in our café, where you can pair our decadent chocolates with a selection of fine dessert wines from all over the world. the subtle notes and aromas of both chocolate and wine are incredibly complex, but creating the ideal coupling needn’t be daunting. the rimini selection of imported Italian dessert wines provides the perfect complement to our other luxurious indulgences. and when paired with the perfect chocolate, they create an incredible flavor experience. included in each of the following descriptions, we recommend some pairings for your enjoyment.
Convento Cappuccini Dolcetto D Acqui, 2004
Convento dei cappuccini has a long history of winemaking, starting with the original “convento” in the early 17th century. The current owner, pier luigi botto, has continued his family’s centuries-old tradition of simple, clean winemaking, yielding a deliciously fruity wine characterized by a noticeable flavor of blackberries and raspberries. For the rimini experience, we recommend pairing it with a creamy chocolate mousse with fresh berry compote.
Rosa Regale Brachetto D’ Acqui NV
This unique red sparkling wine—aromatic with a hint of rose petals and raspberries—is delightfully vivacious and festive. With its sweet, tantalizing flavor, rosa regale is tailor-made for chocolate. This wine is truly one of the few wines in the world that marries perfectly with chocolate. For the rimini experience, we recommend pairing it with chocolate covered raspberries.
Bartenura Moscato D'Asti, 2005
This wine’s brilliant gold color hints at its pleasantly sweet taste, with ripe flavors of apple and peach and an infusion of roses. Moscato’s amazingly fragrant bouquet is reminiscent of rose petals and lychee fruit, with a fresh grapy character that is easy to recognize. The best examples combine creaminess with a bright, refreshing fruitiness and a crisp, lingering finish. For the rimini experience, we recommend pairing it with pistachio gelato in a milk chocolate shell.
Amarone Della Valpolicella, Bolla, 2003
Derived from the veronese word for “dry,” amarone is both rich and robust, with flavors of cherries, raisins, plums, tobacco and spices. Amarone is made exclusively from selected grapes grown on dedicated vineyards with the best microclimate, sun exposure and soil type. For the rimini experience, we recommend pairing it with black forest cake with a ruby port glaze.
Pellegrino Passito Di Pantelleria, 1999
Passito’s golden yellow-orange color and complex and elegant bouquet are reminiscent of dried fruit and apricots. Its flavor bursts with rich, intense fruit that lingers. For the rimini experience, we recommend pairing it with dark chocolate blood-orange cannoli.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered a coffee and croissant to have in to avoid plastic waste and it comes on plastic plate with plastic cutlery and takeaway coffee club. So lazy. It’s really not much to ask for real plates and mugs when you eat in. Please don’t be...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank PaulvonBergen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only had deserts and the presentation and flavors were great. The banana chocolate had tones of cinnamon which was unexpected and the cherry coke ice cream was great. They have breakfast and lunch too as well as teas and such. Nice quaint place

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

Rimini has a delicious and beautiful selection. They were so helpful and kind, especially Heather. I will definitely return!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 30, 2019

Needing a rest stop after strolling through the Village, we stopped for refreshment. Some of the best Hot chocolate and Cappacino's we've had! Not very busy and we weren't hungry enough to sample the tempting Gelato but we'll save it for next time.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2019

Took the kids for gelato after a day of skiing. It was very good and they have a great selection. Was very overpriced, but hey, its Vail, what would you expect?

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Grant R
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Hard to go wrong here, folks. Rimini was our after-dinner stop and it didn’t disappoint. They have a great selection of gelato, the hot chocolate was rich and tasty, and the espresso hit the spot. Don’t over think it, check this place out!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 22, 2019

Although this is really an ice cream/coffee shop, they do serve breakfast. There are not a ton of breakfast place to choose from in Lionshead; but if you are looking for something quick and good quality, this is good choice.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank thebarnmichigan
Reviewed February 21, 2019

I generally come to Vail in the winter so Ice cream is not top on my list but Rimini is. they have great coffees of all kinds with lots of additions. The Gelato is very good and the pastries aren't bad.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Paul D
Reviewed January 20, 2019

We stopped here for a hot chocolate after a brisk walk during the day in Lionshead. The drink was just as hot chocolate should be, rich ,creamy, and satisfyingly sweet but not overly. We did not try the gelato as we were too cold but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank AugustP
Reviewed December 21, 2018

We enjoyed a small cup of gelato every evening before returning to our condo for the night. One night we purchased pints to take back with us. One morning we enjoyed breakfast of crepes and French toast. Delicious! Excellent service and great food and tasty...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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