il Bistro Italiano
il Bistro Italiano
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il Bistro Italiano

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ilbistroitaliano.com/
  • Phone: 9702438622
  • Hours of Operation:
    - Dinner - Monday through Saturday, 4:30pm to 9:00pm Sunday, 4:00pm to 8:00pm - Lunch - Monday through Friday, 11:00 am to 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Brunella Gualerzi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is available upon advance notice, please call and talk to Lori for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: The East Room seats up to 30 people for private dining events. For business presentations that require a screen, the maximum seating capacity is 18. The screen is available for a $25 rental fee, and an LCD projector for a $125 rental fee. The East Room also now has the capability for Teleconferencing and Webcast/Web Conferencing. Menus for private parties are customized and designed to fit your needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Brunella Gualerzi or Lori Smith 9702438662
  • Special Events: We have many special events coming up soon, please refer to our Calendar of Events on our website for more specific information. http://www.ilbistroitaliano.com (http://www.ilbistroitaliano.com)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th Street
  • Public Transit: Grand Valley Transit has a bus stop a few yards from the entrance of the restaurant on Main Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is parking along the West side of the restaurant on 4th Street and in the parking garage behind us, accessable from Rood Avenue.
A word from il Bistro Italiano
My husband Ron and I opened il Bistro Italiano in 1998 with the idea of bringing traditional food from my area of Italy to Grand Junction. I come from a small village in Northern Italy and what we serve at the Bistro reflects my heritage, but it is also the results of years of experimentations in using local ingredients in an "Italian" way. Part of our menu is deeply traditional and part is more "innovative Italian cuisine". This philosophy in food is also reflected in our focused wine list which features an extensive selection of Italian and Colorado wines only. Our full service bar also presents several Italian liquors including a variety of grappas. We offer different seating options: a main dining room which seats about 50 people, a smaller dining room that seats about 25 and that is available for private functions, a few tables in the front of the restaurant with a good view of our open kitchen, and a covered and heated patio available from March through November.
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il Bistro Italiano reviews from OpenTable diners
  • A great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/21/2012
    Awesome- as usual!!! Thanks for being open on Sundays :)) We like having something other than chain food available.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of our favorite restaurants.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    One of our favorite restaurants. I have a gluten intolerance and it is nice to have so many options on their menu, but it was a bit of an off night for service. My husband's order came out wrong so we had to what for his entree. Our waitress apologized for the error but made another mistake when he ordered a second cocktail and instead of his drink coming to the table they brought out a second glass of wine for me, which I never ordered. Other than those couple of incidents, I enjoyed the dinner. We will dine there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Limited menu. Not enough
    LoRee
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Limited menu. Not enough pasta dishs. Kitchen did not follow server's direction as to my requests, but I did not send the entree back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I took my uncle and aunt to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    I took my uncle and aunt to this restaurant. My uncle is hard of hearing and coincidenentally, we were seated in a corner table. We all loved our choices, our wine, the server, and the quiet to have great conversation. Definitely will take my mom when she visits in December (I am new to the area and will be having lots of company!)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The did not have our reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2012
    The did not have our reservation that we made online
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A quiet atmosphere for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/16/2012
    A quiet atmosphere for lunch with a friend. We didn't have to shout to be heard.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • It was our wedding anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/14/2012
    It was our wedding anniversary and we always enjoy this restaurant. The owner is almost always there and makes a point of thanking customers for dining. Having been in our own restaurant business for 21 years and managing restaurants for 6 years prior to that we are well aware of what it takes to succeed. They do a great job. On this particular visit we did not like the table we were given and our other "choice" was next to the kitchen entrance where we moved but we were not going to let that spoil it. We are vegetarians and there are plenty of really good meat-free dishes. The food is well prepared, very tasty, and consistent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food was fantastic...all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    The food was fantastic...all six of us loved our entree. Jacob was our server...great job Enjoyed our dinning experience at Il Bistro...thanks...pab
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We always have great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    We always have great food when we come to Il Bistro. The food is excellent. Desserts are always very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great find in a surprisingly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    A great find in a surprisingly vibrant smaller city. Enjoyed some unique dishes and a fine wine list.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We are always warmly welcomed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    We are always warmly welcomed at Il Bistro. The food is delicious, the staff is well trained and very helpful if you need guidance in what to choose, and the dining experience is wonderful for every season.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went to Il Bistro Italiano
    KRCinCO
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    We went to Il Bistro Italiano on a very busy night - the evening before the Tour of the Moon bike ride. It was packed but our server was very calm and did a great job. The food was delicious - the chicken fusili was particularly good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Il Bistro great as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Il Bistro is great for service friendliness and outstanding northern Italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • il Bistro was a hit!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    We are not from Grand Junction. A local recommended il Bistro and it was a delight. The spare, but elegant decor was perfect for a relatively small space. Our server was very attentive. The food was very well received, although we didn't all agree on liking the bread tray. The menu was interesting without being overwhelming and the option for a small plate was much appreciated. An excellent Nebbiolo for under $50 rounded out a truly great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not your standard italian
    Jane
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Not your standard italian food but quite unique and tasty. Loved the pan cooked gnocchi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for a pre-ride
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Great place for a pre-ride carbo loading dinner. The special gnocchi was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Server Andy was fantastic.
    MoboVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2012
    Server Andy was fantastic. I sat down and told him to just bring me food, don't tell me what you're going to bring. He choreographed a perfect meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A great place that we can
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    A great place that we can always rely on to have tasty food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Il Bistro has always been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Il Bistro has always been a favorite restaurant of ours, highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Get the Callaprese
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    We sat right by the kitchen door, which was quite busy, so we didn't like the ambiance. The Calleprese was fantastic!!!! We would return just for that. Our other dish, the chicken bolognese, was dried out, tough, and bland. Fortunately, the delicious spicy sauce from the first dish gave it enough flair to be edible. You may ask why we didn't send it back...because he gets too embarrassed to tell a waiter anything in fear it will make them feel bad...silly, I know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No surprises; always amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    Take you time and enjoy; we like to do a nice 2+ hours here. We usually start with a drink and appetizer, then order a bottle of wine and a salad, and then order entres. Finish the evening off with some coffee and one of their fabulous desserts. Try the semifreddo desert. It is unbelievable. If they have strawberry cake, you won't want to miss it; dense polenta cake with strawberry butter-cream frosting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect romantic night out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/25/2012
    il bistro was the perfect place to celebrate our 8 year wedding anniversary. The food was exceptional, and their wine list was extensive, featuring everything from affordable local wines to the best you can get. Dessert was amazing. I highly recommend trying their red wine/chocolate blend on the dessert menu. We plan to dine here on a regular basis as their selections are so affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food offerings all had a nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/24/2012
    Food offerings all had a nice twist from the norm. The roasted eggplant past was excellent. Calamari had a unique delicate flavorful coating that was memorable. The steak salad had nice tender perfectly done steak along with good greens and great dressing. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal and visit to this restaurant. We were traveling thur town and really enjoyed our meal here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, Service but Sit Here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2012
    The food and wait staff were both very good. The waiters worked as a team which made the dinning experience that much better. Out table shared three meals and all were fantastic. The portion sizes were spot on and the flavors full. We did ask to be moved to a different table as ours was right next to the swing door going into kitchen. We were politely told no while we looked at a perfect table next to the window that stayed empty for 40 minutes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiter was overwhelmed did
    tony
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Waiter was overwhelmed did not have know items that where out not a very good eveing
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Truly Remarkable Italian Restaurant
    Tumbleweed
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    Who would have thought - one of best Italian dinners we've ever enjoyed, right in downtown Grand Junction! il Bistro Italiano is a very special place. Diverse and innovative menu with portion size options, great service, reasonable prices. We chose the Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad, with main courses of Lasagna and the Rosetta, capped off with a Tiramisu. Highly recommend. It's like your Italian grandmother is in the kitchen. You feel like you're at home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've been going to Il Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    We've been going to Il Bistro for a long time. This particular visit wasn't as good as usual. The Raspberry Vinaigrette Salad with Goat cheese was less impressive than memory serves, and the goat cheese looked like a ricotta with a couple of nuts chopped in. The Tagliata was fine, but the Rosetta, which we get all the time, was tired, chewy, and dry, including the sauce. The server was pleasant but distracted by the workload. The 2008 Monte Antico is not as smooth as the 2007. It was a busy night, so I can see that some things might not go as smoothly, but this particular evening was a disappointment.
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  • Best I've found in Grand Junction.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    About the best place I've found in Grand Junction -- The art work in the downtown invites a walk around before or after the meal. The quail on Mushrooms and Butternut squash highly recommend if it's available. There are some good local wines on the list. Visit there ever couple of years around the wine festival.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was very disappointed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    I was very disappointed. The waitress was not very helpful. All entrees came with garlic mashed potatoes - strange for an Italian restaurant - and when asked about a pasta side she responded very abruptly "The owner insists on no substitutions." All she ould offer was a child's portion for $7.99. Another order of spaghetti with pomodoro sauce was bland.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall a fabulous hole on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Overall a fabulous hole on the wall. Great food, service, and ambiance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent, complimente
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2012
    The food was excellent, complimented nicely by the selection of local wines. The service was the best part: the special was fully explained (and convincingly so!) and foods/wines were carefully selected for suggestion, the power of which was never undercut by overselling - which sometimes happens at restaurants of this caliber. Our needs were constantly attended to by the bus and waitstaff, who were personable and professional; our bread was stocked, our waters filled, and our special requests fulfilled immediately. Our server was very well informed about the menu and answered all of our questions promptly. We had a very personal, delicious experience! Our server: Nicholas Moore, our busser: Matt Quigley - they were excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went to Tapas Night and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2012
    We went to Tapas Night and loved it - a great way to relax and enjoy a variety of food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best place in town. Love going
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Best place in town. Love going here for a long slow dinner to enjoy quality time with my partner after we've both had a long hectic week
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A "must-go" when in Grand Junction
    ReedelVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    This restaurant - on historic downtown Main Street - serves well prepared entrees from a diverse and creative menu at a reasonable price with excellent service. What more can you ask for? The pork special with spicy peach chutney and couscous was perfectly prepared and the Rosetta rolled pasta with ham was a delicious and unique twist on traditional pasta. The artichoke parmesan soup was flavorful yet light and the prosciutto and melon was the best we've had. The chocolate cherry almond tart was among the best desserts we've tasted. This place is a must if you are in Grand Junction!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding; one of the most
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    Outstanding; one of the most overall enjoyable dinners at Il Bistro in a very long time. The cannelloni verde was superb! And Bryan's service was much above average, e.g. very attentive, response, courteous, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is a gem in the heart
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    This is a gem in the heart of downtown Grand Junction - especially for those with a gluten intolerance. Great corn pasta!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is consistently delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    The food is consistently delicious (as long as you like garlic!), they feature local wines and our waiter was pleasant and helpful.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great as was local
    bgust615
    Dined on 8/16/2012
    Food was great as was local Colorado wine. A lovely neighborhood restaurant
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was excellent, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    The food was excellent, and the prices and portions were reasonable. The service was actually over-attentive, at times interrupting our conversation, but the server was quite knowledgeable and friendly. When I made the reservation I mentioned it was for my birthday celebration, but I was not offered the usual free dessert the restaurant gives on birthdays. I wouldn't have even known about it except the host mentioned it as I was walking out the door; then they provided it, but after I had already paid for a dessert to take home. Overall, though, a fine experience, with just a couple of small tweaks needed to make it exceptional.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Place is nicely located in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    Place is nicely located in downtown grand junction. Appetizers were excellent, main entres were a bit too salty.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic