Paravicinis Italian Bistro
Paravicinis Italian Bistro

Paravicinis Italian Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://paravicinis.com/
  • Phone: 7194718200
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • 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 7194718200

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 WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Paravicinis Italian Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (70)special occasion (41)fit for foodies (38)good for groups (26)romantic (26)notable wine list (18)great for lunch (17)kid-friendly (15)hot spot (15)great for outdoor dining (11)late-night find (7)scenic view (4)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Paravicini, a wonderful experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Exceptional dining experience from the greeting at the door, through the appetizer and entrees to the dessert and after dinner drinks. Suzonne was, as always, an absolute gem, staging the appetizer, entrées, drinks and desserts so no more than one course was on the table at any time and making sure we had everything we needed without "hovering."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great customer service and food
    chris
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Celebrated my friends birthday and we has an awesome experience. Salmon was delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the worst....
    Tacc
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Had high hopes for dinner, but went downhill fast. Sadly after we were sat we had the pleasure of heading the next table yell at their server for overcharging and messing their check up. We then found out that the server getting yelled at was ours. After ten min of waiting our drink order was taken. Then five min after that our drinks came and then more waiting for our food order. Veil tasted as if it had been frozen over and over. Lemon garlic sauce was good, but stale veal just ruined it. High point for the whole dinner was our bill wasn't messed up. Guess were the lucky ones.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mickie
    mickie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    One of our favorite places. OK it is our favorite place food is always fantastic I usually get the wine special and as usual it was perfect can't say enough good things
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy on weekend evenings
    redsubarugirl
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our party of 6 recently dined at Paravicinis on a Saturday evening beginning at 7pm. We had made reservations. We were seated at a booth that was somewhat of a "U" shape. Because of this and the noise level in the establishment, it was difficult for us to converse. We don't have any complaints about the food or service. Both were good. But the noise level was too high for our liking. Because of this, I would not return on a busy weekend evening. I would say my overall enjoyment of the evening was GREATLY reduced by our inability to converse well with those at our own table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • chicken parmiagiana
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The chicken was just okay. There was not an abundance of mostaccoli shells and sauce.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Room for Improvement
    TheCuriousTraveler
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This is one of the places we try to get to when we are vacationing in the area each August, but I'm not sure I'd return next year. It was a bit lacking from last year both in food quality and service. The salad was limp and the house dressing bland, the cod florentine was likewise rather bland although it was cooked to perfection. Our server was gloomy and inattentive. I think we got one smile out of her. She asked us our drink order and we told her water at first, but she never asked us later what our wine choice was. We had to flag her down to order it. When we were done with our meal, she plunked down the check without a word. We would have ordered dessert, but she never gave us that opportunity. Other servers around us were far better.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent all around
    Pickyeater2
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    As one of my favorites, brought out of town guests. They raved about the place for days. Our server was outstanding as was the food. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    kindyteacher
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Each of our party of 5 ordered a different meal. Every meal was outstanding. Unfortunately, we didn't have room for dessert and we know how great they are too. If you are from the east coast you will be thrilled with the mussel appetizer! Only place I know of that has them the way we like them.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TRULY A PLACE TO DINE LOCALLY!!!
    DinedwithGOD
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Paravicinis Italian Bistro, quite the local getaway for the Colorado Springs Area. Location, Food, Ambiance, Love and Laughter; all a plus with a dabble ofRomance/Bromance. Whether you having supper with friends or dinner with a date, this little local hideaway is a force to be reckoned with. Every meal has a personalized feel and the Chef often hits the floor right before close. Total meal pricing range from $20-$40 per person per sitting with a limited alternative to consuming alcohol.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed it
    LarrySVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We found this on Trip Advisor and they were right. It's a great neighborhood restaurant with great food and reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Italian
    rldjl
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JR59
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Excellent meal. Good service and great ambiance! Recommend this for an evening meal anytime. Kids are treated and love the food/
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional, but...
    NewOrleansNative
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    As always, Paravicinis Italian Bistro offers exceptional home-style family run favorite meals... BUT, what I've noticed over the past two and half years is that the portion sizes continue to grow SMALLER - sort of like candy bars - same price but you get less. The quality is still there - but I ordered the lunch tortellini special and had only about 15 bites (portions). I find this true also of most of the dinner entrées I've also received. It's still a great family restaurant, but it seems the owners are just serving smaller sizes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Have been here numerous times. Sometimes excellent, sometimes not! No consistency.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    Luvitalian
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • almost perf. authentic italian food
    tatzy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was delicious
    Luv2eatitalian
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sauce is Great!
    NameIsTom
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the best
    Firsttimediners
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    foodforthought
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gumpy
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Food and service are always good at reasonable prices. Portions are quite generous.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing spot
    HatTrick99
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Some of the best Italian food I've ever had. Great location, atmosphere, everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TheSpaniard
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food
    trouthunter
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Entrees are very tasty and moderate in amount. Salads are small, but good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!!
    tkrofta
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This was a great find. The gnocchi was outstanding and the atmosphere was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovedit
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Scott
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    See previous reviews, always a five star experience for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scott
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dining experience
    luvlocaldiners
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NICE Father's day lunch
    foodismyfriend
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always delicious!
    Curls
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Paravicini's has become one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Always great food, great drinks, great service and comrfortable ambience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian food in town
    TravelingDiner
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local gem
    Chris
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We love eating here. The food is spot on authentic and the service is wonderful. Always good wine and times to be had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mommawags
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great Italian food at moderate prices. Wish Paravincis was in my home city of Fort Lauderdale.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lousy hostess
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Town Setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downhill
    COFoodie
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PorscheJeffery
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We have been there a number of times and have never been disappointed, Our server Nick was very personable and attentive to our needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.