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Paravicinis Italian Bistro
Paravicinis Italian Bistro

Paravicinis Italian Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://paravicinis.com
  • Phone: (719) 471-8200
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Franco Pisani
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Pick up or delivery, we will take care of all your party needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have 2 rooms, one seats up to 20 the other up to 44.
  • Private Party Contact: Franco Pisani (719) 471-8200

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 28th
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Paravicinis Italian Bistro
Located in a historic 1895 building this casual Italian eatery brings a bit of "little Italy" to Colorado Springs. We offer many classic Italian dishes such as lasagna, veal marsala and Tutto di Mare as well as Chef Franco’s original fare.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We found this on Trip Advisor and they were right. It's a great neighborhood restaurant with great food and reasonable prices."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Since we moved to Colorado this has become our favorite restaurant. The food and service is always excellent and the ambiance reminds me of being in a European bistro."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Excellent meal. Good service and great ambiance! Recommend this for an evening meal anytime. Kids are treated and love the food/"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Have been here numerous times. Sometimes excellent, sometimes not! No consistency."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We traveled from Phoenix, Arizona to renew our wedding vows for our 20th anniversary. We needed to find a restaurant for dinner afterwards. They accomedated our party of 10 in a private room. The food and service was excellent! We would defiantly go back again!!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We love the ambient and the food is almost like I know it from back home in Italy. Overall very good and quite a lot of food! The service is - even when there are a lot of people - very good. We'll for sure come back to enjoy the great kitchen, ambience and service!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food tasted very good. Especially the clams with the dark (tomato) sauce. We love Italian food. Unfortunately we had to asked the server to change her apron because it was covered with what turned out to be dog hair. This should have never happen in a restaurant."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I always rate an italian restaurant by how I like the spaghetti sauce and P's is very good. I seem to be the only one who detects just a touch of heat (spicyness) in it. But, the flavor is just right for me."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Our dining experience was not the best. Very crowded. We made a reservation on line and are very glad we did. Otherwise we would not have waited for a table. Waiter could not find lemon for our water - yet the table next to us had lemon so someone knew where the lemon was. He told us about 5 or 6 times that he was waiting on bread. We finished our salad and did not get bread until we were done with the salad. The bread was not the best - but OK. Food was really tasty, but the waiter was not really good. Not friendly. Did not offer to fill up our water glasses until we got boxes to take home food and we were ready to leave. We will probably try again, but since we live in Woodland Park we will have to make an effort to do this."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Came into Colorado Springs for a weekend and found this gem on Open Table. Not much to look at from the outside, but the food and service make up for it. Fantastic Italian favorites plus a few surprises from the Chef. Highly recommend.."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food and service are always good at reasonable prices. Portions are quite generous."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We found Paravicini's through Urbanspoon while in Co. Springs. It was in a neat historic area that unfortunately we didn't get to explore. However, the unassuming building housed a great restaurant. Many interesting choices, great specials and a nice atmosphere. We had our12 year old son with us, who, while willing to try new things, isn't always looking for a food adventure. He did very well and had many choices. The portions of pasta are large and could easily be shared."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Some of the best Italian food I've ever had. Great location, atmosphere, everything."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Paravicini's is one of our favorite restaurants in Springs. We have never had a mediocre meal there....our entrees have always been excellent. Veal Tuscano and Veal Piccata are our favorites! House salad could use a few more "interesting" greens (arugula, red cabbage, red-leaf lettuce), but house dressing is light and classic Italian, which we love. The wait staff is generally very good. The ambiance is authentic Italian -- -- it can get a little noisy in the main dining area -- so if you want a quiet, romantic dinner, you might want to try their patio. If you love classic Italian food and the feel of a "neighborhood" Italian restaurant, we highly recommend Paravicini's."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Entrees are very tasty and moderate in amount. Salads are small, but good."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This was a great find. The gnocchi was outstanding and the atmosphere was great!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We went for my wife's birthday. She loved it. The server Chad, was attentive but not over bearing. The food was excellent. We made reservations and was seated right away. Several staff members checked on us to ensure everything was going well. The portions are huge, had to take a lot of food home. We look forward to going back soon."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "See previous reviews, always a five star experience for me."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Left Colorado over a year ago and upon returning for a visit, where else could I go but Paravicini's. You people in Colorado Springs have a real gem in this restaurant. The food is still amazing, the service top notch and the people that work here,,,, they are what makes this place so fantastic. Franco, thank-you. Keep doing what you do."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We've been here twice. We enjoyed the pleasant, relaxed atmosphere. The food was authentic Italian. Loved that it's a locally owned, family restaurant. The lobster bisque was delicious. Each of the pasta dishes we tried were wonderful. The black cherry cheesecake was to die for! Our waitress was very friendly and helpful in food selection. This was a great find in a old Colorado City."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I really enjoy the authentic Italian food there. They had our Open Table reservation and the arrival went very smoothly. Wait staff eager to serve. WONDERFUL food."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Paravicini's has become one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Always great food, great drinks, great service and comrfortable ambience!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We took my husband out for Father's Day. Had alast minute reservation change that they handled through Open Table in seconds before we arrived. I normally love the atmosphere but it was packed that night and a bit noisier than usual. We ordered the clams as an appetizer--delicious! All of us had pasta and it was cooked perfectly and delivered promptly. Our waitress was efficient but not particularly friendly. No matter because the rest of the staff was and it was easy to see our waitress was very busy. This was our third visit. Can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We love eating here. The food is spot on authentic and the service is wonderful. Always good wine and times to be had."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great Italian food at moderate prices. Wish Paravincis was in my home city of Fort Lauderdale."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I was early so was seated on the patio as requested. The hostess knew 2 others were joining me. 15 minutes beyond the reservation time, I came into the restaurant to find them seated at another table, wondering where in the world I was. A bit of thought and attention to detail would have made the evening a success."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We had not been here for quite a while, but were looking for a good Italian place the other night. Glad we decided to go back to Paravincis. Their sauces and meatballs, of course this is one person's opinion, are the best I have found in the Colorado Springs area. My wife had the lasagna and said that it was definitely better than what is normally found in other Italian restaurants we have gone to. The place was packed, but Open Table made the reservation process quite easy. Overall we had a great night out and the leftover spaghetti I had the next day just kept the experience going."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "From moment walked in was greatest with poor service. Server was not attentive and had to be asked to bring things that should have been brought on own. Manager spent most of time chatting at bar with wait staff and not time visiting with guests. Atmosphere of being pushed to get out to close, although mid-evening. Food was tasty as usual, but poor service has us not wanting to go back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We have been there a number of times and have never been disappointed, Our server Nick was very personable and attentive to our needs."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We enjoyed a terrific lunch. They had a $9 lunch special with many entree choices. We had yummy penne aka vodka, chick park and cannelloni..all were delicious. Also had great warm loaf of bread. Very homey, comfortable Italian restaurant."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Lived up to its great reviews from urbanspoon! Would recommend to anyone! Date night. Birthday. We went with my son and daughter in law and everyone loved it. Service was spot on. Just a little on the loud side. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We are a regular customer and love the food and service. The noise level this time was uncomfortable."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Our business lunch took over two hours. The bread was dry, my friend's sandwich was burnt. The service was slow. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "A good local place with incredible food! Ran into old friends and Old Colorado has a special touch to all its businesses"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We hosted a group of 5 on a Saturday night with a fixed departure time due to tickets for a play. Food and service were outstanding, and the wine list is very good. Parking is easy behind the restaurant. Great venue!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Extensive menu and wine list. Admittedly, I was spoiled by growing up in my Italian nonna's and mom's kitchens. Paravicini's is not the best Italian restaurant I've dined at in Colorado Springs, but it's the best currently extant. Dishes are good to (mostly) very good (our party of 4 had 2 appetizers, 5 main courses, 4 desserts), but not what I'd call exceptional. Pricing is reasonable, and ambiance is OK. Staff was excellent. Overall, we quite enjoyed the meal. I'd rate Paravicini's a 7. I should say that's a high rating from me. Except for the one that is now closed (a 9), all the other Italian places around here are about a 3 (national chains, ugh) or 4 (locals). Would I recommend it: yes, without hesitation."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Food was Great............................................................................................................................................................................."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This restaurant is always filled with great atmosphere, aromas, and people! The waiters are great, the chef is superb, and the food is delicious. Definitely 5 stars with my family!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Get the Polenta! Everyone was very polite and helpful but really get the polenta it was great!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My wife and I ate here for the first time on a Friday night. The food was terrific and service was good. I had tge Scampi Fra Diavolo and loved it.I recommend the hous made limoncello after dinner."
    Dined on 5/2/2014