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“Amazing menu; great staff; cool location”
Review of Paravicini's

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Ranked #4 of 1,478 Restaurants in Colorado Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 28th
Reviewed February 17, 2014

For Valentine's Day, I took my wife to Paravicini's in Old Colorado City at the corner of 28th Street (lots of parking in the back north side). The dining rooms are nicely decorated and the bar looks great. The menu is expansive from traditional pasta dishes and "classics" to originals by Chef Franco Pisani. We began with chianti and a large Brushetta Pomodoro with fresh light Italian bread covered witih a mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and fresh basil; excellent. The house Italian salad had lots of spinach and a great dressing. Our dishes were $18 Fettuccini Gabriella (sauteed shrimp and scallops with garlic, basil, onions, and tomatoes in cream sauce tossed with fettuccini) and $20 Veal Giuseppe (veal scaloppini sauteed with spicy Italian sausage, onion, hot and sweet peppers, capers, olives, garlic, and olive oil). The Gabriella was a well-seasoned nice-sized proportion in a round dish. The Giuseppe came in a huge square deep-bottomed plate. There were three large portions of nicely prepared veal and just the right amount of sausage. However, there was too little spaghetti to go with all of the meat and veggies. This dish did have a serious burn to it. Unfortunately, we'll have to go back for their $9 lunches in order to have enough room to try a dessert. There is a gluten free menu.

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Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

My husband just retired and I still work so we decided that every Friday, because that's when I'm off we would try a new restaurant that neither of us has ever been to. First, we waited at the door quite a while before any staff acknowledged us after finally being showed to our seats we placed our order and waited and waited for our food, I noticed that two tables that set down after we did got their meal before us but when we finally got our food my noodles on the Chicken Parmesan were cold. For the price the portions were very small on really small plates.

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Very friendly wait staff. Meal was excellent. Portions were just right. Left the restaurant satisfied not stuffed.

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Reviewed December 29, 2013

My parents were visiting and saw this restaurant while driving by, so we decided to try it for dinner. It was excellent! We called and made a reservation, and it was a good thing as it was packed. We had the calamari as an appetizer, which was tender and yummy. The house salad came out family style which was nice and the bread was warm and crusty. We got spaghetti and meatballs, pasta pesto with chicken and penne alla vodka. They were all delicious but the penne alla vodka was amazing! The atmosphere was warm and friendly and the owner stopped to talk to us several times. On top of all of the that prices were reasonable as well. We will be back for sure!

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Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

We had a family dinner here with about 16 people. The service was great! Quick to refill drinks and get our order in. The family style italian salad was delicious! We had the bruschetta for an appetizer which also hit the spot. Everyone ordered their own entree. The veal hit the spot, the spaghetti and meatballs was awesome. The only thing was our meals didn't come out hot, which I guess makes sense because it was such a big group. But the parmesan was brought out way after our meal and didn't even begin to melt. Overall, great setup because we had the back room to ourselves. We will be back!

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