Paravicinis Italian Bistro
Paravicinis Italian Bistro

Paravicinis Italian Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://paravicinis.com/
  • Phone: (719) 471-8200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 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: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Franco Pisani
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, 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 22 the other up to 45.
  • Private Party Contact: Franco Pisani or Don Uhlmeyer 719-471-8200x

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Paravicinis Italian Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
109 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (67)fit for foodies (47)special occasion (43)good for groups (27)romantic (19)great for lunch (16)notable wine list (15)hot spot (11)kid-friendly (9)great for outdoor dining (9)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • As always, GREAT food!
    AlwaysChoco
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I had a group dinner with colleagues from work. There 8 of us. We were seated on time as we arrived. I picked Paravacinni's because my team includes visitors from Seattle, California Bay Area, London and Dubai. This restaurant offers a great menu to suit many tastes. Our waiter was friendly and the service was great as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lackluster service
    Westsidenative
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    My husband and I dined at Paravicinis for my birthday dinner. We have eaten there before and received wonderful service but the other night was lackluster. The coffee was lukewarm and I had to ask for some hot coffee. The server was not very personable and seemed hurried even though the restaurant was not busy. She did not thank us for being there at the end of the night. We left somewhat disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian food
    Goldie
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    A+ wait staff, food, wine. A it like noisy, but not overly. Bustling with activity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not our first time for sure but it still a treat
    JoeandCecillia
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Usually we have the same menu items but we both tried something different and we were not disappointed. Looking forward to the next time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We celebrated a special birthday. It is a cozy, comfortable atmosphere with great food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was great. The wait staff was very attentative and took great care of us. You will want to be sure to have reservations as this is a very popular resturant. We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our new favorites!
    thegoldstandard
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food and service were both very good, our waitress knew the menu well and the food was cooked perfectly. The prices were moderate, not cheap but a good value for our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'm not impress
    Daisy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I went there for my Husband birthday because he love Italian food. We got there and toke them about 10 min to come to our table and offer drinks, we did have to ask for a waiter. The food...what can I say don't waste your money a chain Italian restaurant has better food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Cheshire
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Never had a bad experience here. The foods amazing and the service is the best. I love this little gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service Outstanding
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Best Italian food I have experienced. Absolutely delicious, starting with the bruschetta, salad and chicken Marsala and the flan dessert with mandarin oranges. So tasty and the service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • About the salads
    seafoodpasta2luv
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Two diners for a special occasion up for a great experience based on reviews. We had reservations days in advance. Parking is easy, seating is varied, ambiance is real nice and comfortable too. Wine selection paired well with dinner. The Hotpot appetizer really worked our taste buds fabulously. We both enjoyed the mussel-clam pasta and the scallop-shrimp pasta because it was cooked and seasoned to perfection. The bland Caesar salad was truly disappointing -- $2 more with very little flavor. We had a relaxing dinner and finished with a cannoli dessert. With a more satisfying salad, this would have ranked right up there with the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Find
    PVMdiner
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We heard about Paravicinis from a friend and went there for our anniversary. The staff was very friendly, the atmosphere is very nice Italian theme. Our waiter, Nick was pleasant and attentive without being over bearing. The food was AMAZING! Well presented, very good flavor, good portion. I look forward to going back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not up to usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We've eaten here many times and often the experience is good. But this time the service was lackluster and the food was inconsistent at best. The chicken piccata was very good but the pasta pesto was a soupy mess. Even the spaghetti with meatballs was too spicy and the edible.Service was slow and unfriendly and basically unattentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service - delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We were seated promptly with the busy waitress always attending to our needs. The menu has something for everyone including a "gluten free friendly" part. The food was excellent, served hot and with great flavor. The pumpkin tiramasu was unique and very tasty! We will definitely go back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paravicini's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I loved the atmosphere at Paravicini's. It is relaxed and definitely Italian décor. The food for our party of five was outstanding and choices included gluten free. Great place for family as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK evening
    Semihappyguy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The experience did not have a good start. I requested a quiet table for my friend's birthday. We were seated right at the register. It took 15 minutes for our server to appear. Service was somewhat sketchy. Wine came out first, water 10 minutes later. Salads came out. No bread. Appetizer came out, bread took another 10 minutes. Entrees were served. Dessert followed, coffee took another 5 minutes after dessert. It wasn't that busy to warrant lackluster service. Food was good as always. It was loud enough to make conversation difficult. A little disappointed, it's not usually like that.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful
    weluvitalian
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had a wonderful night dining at Paravicinis! We can't wait to go back and try more items on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    PBDine
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    One of our favorites. We eat there at least once a month. Food and service excellent--never disappoints. Best Italian in Colorado Springs. Recommend it for anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We've been going to Paravicinis for years, and we're always pleased with it. Great food and service. Being a non-drinker, I can't speak on the wine selection, but my husband has always liked every glass he's had, and he usually tries something new every time. If you have the chicken parm' bring your appetite...it's huge. Their red sauces have a slight kick and are great. Make sure you check the specials sheet. We frequently get things from it and they don't disappoint. We always make reservations (even at off-times and days) to make sure we can get a table. This restaurant fills up fast, and with good reason. Try this place if you haven't. You won't be sorry you did.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Lunch Prices
    CharlieB
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Having dined at Paravicini's many times for dinner, my wife and I decided to stop by for lunch. They have a very nice lunch menu, with quite a few options, priced at $9 for the entrees and about $2 for a salad. My wife had a pasta dish and I opted for the veal. Both were very good and the price for such a scumptuous meal was outstanding. If you are on a budget, or just want a top quality meal for a reasonable price, then this is a great bet. Also, there weren't many diners on the day we were there, so the usual high noise level was toned down to quiet and relaxing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Craving their chicken piccata!
    kboise
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We found this restaurant just in time to have a festive last meal together before we left our student in Colorado Springs for her first year at Colorado College. Our meal was wonderful. Everyone was happy with their food (appetizers, salad, soup, entrees and dessert); it was all delicious! It has become a priority and a tradition for every trip to Colorado Springs. We are so glad that we found this wonderful place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy!
    Bubba
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was the second time we dined here. The food was great. I had the Chicken Valeria and it was delicious! The one drawback was that a man at the table next to us was smoking a vapor or e-cigarette during our meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disaapoints....
    FoodiesVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We always love Paravicini's. They always deliver!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what I thought
    foodie2bsoon
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I chose this restaurant based upon many great reviews but was very disappointed. The appetizers, soups and salad were amazing, however the chicken in two dishes was under cooked and the lasagna was cold. They did comp the lasagna and chicken but still disappointing. Our server seemed distracted, maybe too busy as the restaurant was packed. Because I know everyone has a bad day I would try this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gumpy
    Gumpy
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Always good and plentiful food at a fair price. It was a little noisy, but not so much that it interfered with our conversation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the food
    bookClubgroup
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Went here for a special occasion celebration because the guest of honor loves the food. It can be a bit tight for a group. There were 7 of us and the service staff did a good job. The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely as always!
    reno
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have made numerous visits to Paravicini over the years and each time our experience is quite pleasant. The food always brings a welcome reward of tastes and textures. The staff is very attentive and caring and the quality shows at each step of the meal. We highly recommend this lovely gem of a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will not return
    Robert
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We met a couple of friends for dinner. None of our group had been to Paravicinis before. It was so loud that we were unable to have a conversation without yelling at each other. I was hoarse by the time I got home. The food was mediocre. The service was the best part, but unfortunately was not enough to make up for the rest of the experience. For the price it was truly disappointing. I will not go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Eggplant Parm
    Rbcangemi
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My experience may be an isolated episode, but we did not feel very welcome and the service wasn't great. I really liked the Eggplant Parm. I very rarely take home left overs and actually eat them, but this time every bite was savored.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We are regulars!
    Fahcha
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Whenever we are in Colorado Springs, we make sure we get to Paravicini's for the fabulous Veal Tuscano!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another win!
    EyeEetFud
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Baked manicotti was delicious and cooked perfectly; service was top-notch. Noise was above average; the firemen were in town that weekend... but still a great evening with great food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Keeps getting better
    jcaynon
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Every year I go to the IAFF's Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Colorado Springs and when I want a great Italian meal, Paravicini's is the place. We had a group of 8 so we decided to order a family style meal. Franco helped choose a menu including: calamari, mussels, salads, 2 pasta dishes, and entrees of chicken, veal and sausage. Both the food and the service were excellent. I can't say enough about it. Do yourself a favor though, get a reservation. I made mine weeks in advance and it saved us from an hour long wait for a table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our meals were the BEST. Service at the bar was the BEST. Table service, a bit to be desired. Waitress had no personality. Service was SLOW but it was crowded with a huge teenage homecoming party. Understood. Had to ask for bread. When bread finally arrived, it was stone cold in the center. Best meatballs EVER! Black Cherry Bada Bing, FAB!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cozy
    Di25VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great cozy traditional Italian restaurant with great food& wonderful gluten free options. It's always busy on weekends so reservations are very helpful. I recommend the seafood diablo with polenta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have never been so disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    After hearing rave reviews about the restaurant my husband and I decided to have our anniversary dinner there. The place was cute, the service great but the food was so disappointing. The food was very bland and nothing impressive about it. I would not recommend this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    EyeEetFud
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Very tasty menu, good wine list, prompt and friendly wait staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I am not from your area and was in transit looking for Italian food, plus on a date and had Googled Italian restaurants when your name came up with a high review rating and is reason for making the choice to have dinner with you guys. Great choice, very much like the food with Kathy being one of the best waitress I have ever known, great girl. It was a bit noisy with people sitting very close and my being with girlfriend, so would have like a little more romantic spot, but hey all were very friendly and made for a good experience. We have put you on our list of one of our favorite spots to return. Thanks, kp of Beaumont, Texas
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find!
    Acurams
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Were passing through the area and found this great classic Italian corner eatery on OT. Highly recommend the veal dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat!
    Akisan
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Paravicinis is such a treat. Great food and service. We will eat there again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    D1260
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    went here over parents weekend at USAFA - very nice place with a neighborhood feel and excellent food . HAd adults and high school age kids and everyone enjoyed - I would highly recommend this place
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic