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“Came because of Trip Advisor, will come back for the food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of il Bistro Italiano

il Bistro Italiano
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Price range: US$11 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 4th Street
Transit: Grand Valley Transit has a bus stop a few yards from the entrance of the restaurant on Main Street
Description: il Bistro Italiano opened in August 1998. Our focus is on bringing a combination of traditional Italian dishes together with some innovative ones created within the boundaries of modern Italian cuisine. The pastas, breads, sauces, and desserts are all made at the restaurant from fresh ingredients. Our wine list features a large selection of wines from Italy and Colorado, and whenever possible, we use local ingredients in our kitchen. There is always something going on at the Bistro, so look at the Events Section to learn of special wine nights, cooking classes or other featured events.
Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Came because of Trip Advisor, will come back for the food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

It's wonderful to see a place that not only has outstanding food, but offers it in both "regular" and small portions. From the moment we walked in, the service (with a smile), the presentation (of all their pastas) and the food was wonderful. The service was prompt, with servers covering for each other -and the meal was fantastic, from the appetizer through the dessert. I'm going to make it a regular stop whenever I'm in Grand Junction.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“What a find! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

My husband gets extra points for choosing this place as we were passing through on the road! Delicious food, superb waiter Archer. Don't hesitate to try something new... you will not be disappointed! Must have chocolate almond cherry tart for dessert!!

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Dubuque, IA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food, service & atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

I have nothing but good things to say. We had called ahead for a reservation to make sure to get a spot to accommodate my Grandma's wheel chair and it worked out great. Our waiter was very nice and so patient with my grandma who took awhile to decide what she wanted. The food was absolutely delicious, all 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed it. It was the best meal we have had on this trip! Thank you!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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349 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“50% Wine Night Can't be Beat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

We frequent il Bistro every chance we can. Ron and Brunella are wonderful hosts and they have assembled a great staff. Our favorite time is making sure we attend their 50% off wine night each month. Amy, is one of our favorites and glad to see her back. A great time to eat yummy food and experience a fantastic wine list.
The small plates, our favorites are the Caprese Salad, Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad are outta the park. The wood fired pizzas are perfect light meals...the Pollo Pizza is yummy. For full dinner and more substantial meal you cannot go wrong with the Salmon Gerusalemme. If the muscles are fresh and in season and on the menu, trust me get'em Ask for more bread to soak up the marinara....you will be glad you did. The Saltinbocca is perfection. Oh and wait......Brunella is a master at finishing the meal with the greatest deserts.....Chocolate Cherry Almond Tart!!!!!!!
Make the time to head downtown and find il Bistro.....the outside patio is rather small but a perfect place for two or four max....

Visited June 2014
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Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best place to eat! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

This was my third visit and everything is amazing! Food.. wine and even or waitress Amy! A few weeks ago we had Nicholas and he too made our experience great! We will continue to visit when ever we ate in town!

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Thank KMarie P
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