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“Classy and Excellent Italian Food and Wine”
Review of Ristorante L - CLOSED

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Ristorante L
Price range: $8 - $25
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Featuring classic and contemporary Italian cuisine from executive chef Sakima Isaac. We use the highest quality local-organic ingredients, as well as exciting and unique Italian imports. At The L, we demonstrate our commitment to culinary excellence and responsible sourcing by using whole local grass-fed cows from Saw Hill Farm, Long Farm pigs, and Wisdom Farm chickens. We pride ourselves not only on using day boat fish, but on our use of sustainably caught wild fish, and only the very best quality farmed fish. Our bakery produces breads, pastas, and desserts in-house, by hand, using organic ingredients. Compliment your meal with one of over 350 unique wines from our award wining list. Join us tonight for dinner, and enjoy a remarkable dining experience. Boulder's best Happy Hour is available in the wine bar everyday from 3 pm until close.
Colorado
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132 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Classy and Excellent Italian Food and Wine”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

This is one of the classiest dining places in Boulder....well, I know there are many that are much more expensive that may look as nice, but this has everything you want, so why pay more? The pasta dishes melt in your mouth, and the pizzas are done to perfection. Even the butter was rich/creamy. Whether you are wandering in after shopping, or coming in for a birthday celebration (done both), you are welcomed genuinely. I'm a lasagne eater and it was perfect; but I tried the creme brule last time, and I could have ate 5 more! It was just the right amount of crunch and cream. They have an excellent wine list too, and a bar area. There's a big free parking lot underground.

Visited June 2012
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English first
Longmont, Colorado
1 review
“Service is not good”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Do not go here if you're a large group (13 of us). It took the kitchen over an hour to get our food to us. Three people ordered the same dish, but there was no consistency in them. The waiter pretty much ignored us. We tried to talk to management about this, but no one returned our calls or emails. We expected much more for the amount of money we were charged. We will not be returning to "The L".

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Kris M
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Denver
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Incredible Place”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Dinner at "The L" (as it is now called) was absolutely wonderful. The wait staff was very nice (though understaffed), the atmosphere was energetic, and the food spectacular. The filet was so tender that it could be cut with a fork.

  • Visited December 2012
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Boulder, Colorado
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Local Boulder Favorite”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I love this place! I think you will too. It's been in Boulder a long time, and is a mainstay favorite for many locals. They have a very good wide range menu from great wood oven pizza and apps to delicious sea bass for $28.00. They also offer an excellent wine selection. It's at an outdoor mall, but it has lovely ambiance. The bar is cozy and we sometimes enjoy just having apps there and/or pizza. They have a happy hour menu that goes all night with some very good and reasonable selections. The main restaurant is comfortable and nicely decorated. It has a resident owner/ operator that started this restaurant way back in the 80"s. For any restaurant to survive that long, it has got to have something going! Well worth a try!

  • Visited December 2012
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Boulder CO
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“I wished I liked it more”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

It's fine, really. Somehow though it isn't ever memorable. The service is great, the food is great, I think they need a signature something.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Jean H
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