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Zino Ristorante
Zino Ristorante

Zino Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zinoristorante.com
  • Phone: (970) 926-0777
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - close (Bar opens at 5:00pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Nick Haley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Riverwalk
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large parking lot directly in front of the restaurant.
A word from Zino Ristorante
Zino Ristorante is a lively Italian restaurant from the creators of Sweet Basil. Located in the heart of the Vail Valley, Zino is perfectly situated on the Eagle River in Edwards Colorado. Chef Nick Haley serves contemporary Italian cuisine from an open kitchen, best known for wood fired pizzas, house made pastas and our famous mussels. The large bar and lounge area offers casual dining overlooking the restaurant, and is always buzzing with locals and visitors alike. The wine list features the best of Italian and American wine, created with passion by Owner Giuseppe Bosco. In the warmer months, dinner is also served on our riverside patio, where you can join or watch a game of bocce on the regulation-size court. Come visit us for a taste of Italy in the Rocky Mountains...Buon Appetito!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "No follow up needed. Very nice time.... terrific waitress [Katelin?] Mussels were terrific"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Absolutely perfect dining experience! They made our special occasion such a wonderful experience for our whole group! Can't wait to eat here again!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "As always, the thin crust pizza was cooked to a crispy-crusted perfection. Insalata di mare was full of tasty morsels of tender baby octopus, roasted mussels, et al, and the citrus vinaigrette just kissed the greens. The sautéed pieces of Brussels sprout and pancetta will change the mind of anyone who thinks they don't like this veggie."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Zino's great for everyone's needs whether a full-on meal, just an antipasto w/ a glass a delicious wine or "only" a pizza w/ highest quality ingredients sitting atop a housemade handspun pizza crust. On this night we had early dinner - antipasto - house made creamy burrata with house made grilled ciabatta - and pizza. Between 3 of us, we ordered a salumi pizza generously topped w/ wild boar sausage, calabrese, guanciale, mozzarella, caramelized red onions & marinara, & funghi pizza with local sourced porcini, shaved Parmigiano, fresh arugula & truffle oil. Pizzas baked in wood fired pizza oven. Ask Giuseppe to guide you on wines. Summer patio experience delightful & one of few in the valley that benefits from close proximity to the river."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Innovative Italian food. Beet and goat cheese ravioli was delicious. Bread was fantastic (but they need better olive oil!). Really nice environment with outdoor seating overlooking Eagle River."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "My wife, her sister & husband and 20 year old son plus her niece & her husband and 18 month old son had a marvelous dinner on July 5th . The service was superb and the food was outstanding. Caitlin ? provided excellent recommendations from the wine list and was very friendly and attentive. I did the research on Zino and made the reservation on my own and you made me look like a genius (not easy to do) . Thank you for a wonderful experience. David Overton"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was superb. Loved the mussels as an app. Pasta was to die for. Prosciutto wrapped halibut was delicious too. Dined inside but their patio with bocce was beautiful to look at. Only wish there was a cannoli on the dessert menu"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have loved Zino's for years and the food, service and ambiance continues to please. High standards--delicious cuisine."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Have been to Zino's three times now. Each time we have been well served with friendly and well trained staff, the food is delicious and the ambiance is first rate. Worth the trip!!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "They were slammed so it took a little time for our server to get to us, but once he did the service was very good, friendly and timely. We had the Burrata appetizer which was excellent, the Tre Colori salad and the Fettuccini with wild boar sausage. The pasta was clearly made in house and the combination of the sausage, mushrooms, rapini, and pecorino made an outstanding thin sauce. We asked for extra bread to sop up every drop. We shared everything and were very satisfied. We had thought about ordering one more entree or appetizer, but glad we didn't because it would have been too much. The pizzas we saw come out of the brick oven looked and smelled very good, but we did not try any so I can't say how they tasted."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Large family reunion enjoyed a wonderful meal at Zino while vacationing in Edwards. We also enjoyed playing bocce ball but the court needs to be better maintained."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Unique twists on traditional offerings. Staff attentive and knowledgable. Tuesday nights mussel special - order two! Save room for dessert - the tiramisu is authentic. Share dishes to extend this culinary experience. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • " a wonderful experience; great food, atmosphere, service, and value. Enjoy."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "My fish was overlooked, but everyone else's food looked great. The best part was getting to group out for bocci ball out back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We chose Zino Restorante based on wanting to go someplace new and the good reviews we saw. We were more than repaid by the great service and splendid food. The patio dining was perfect, low noise even with a large crowd and several children. It will be a regular place for us from now on. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Everything, ambiance, wine, food, friendly staff made our evening fantastic! We love trying new dishes. I've never had rabbit before. It was delicious! We could have made an entire meal of the cheese appetizer! The service was well-timed and friendly. We will return."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The food was good at Zino. Definitely lives up to the Edwards location expectation. Our food service was a bit slow but it was acknowledged without us saying anything and they gave us a free dessert. We will return. We ordered 3 pizzas. One was a kid size-- almost the size of a dinner plate. But the other 2 normal adult sizes varied widely. One was close to the kid size, while another was overflowing a dinner plate by about 3/4 inch all around. Huge. Veal meatballs very good. Salads unique and tasty."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My husband travels a lot. He's about to leave for 2 weeks in Saudi Arabia. We wanted a nice night out before he left and found the perfect place. Food was delicious, service wonderful and the corner table gave us a cozy privacy. It was a lovely evening. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I have eaten here twice recently. I love it. Sitting up in the bar area is much better than downstairs in my opinion. Pork chop rocks. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Some of the best food in the valley. Great ambiance and service. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "we were referred to zino's by a local ski resort concierge. were not disappointed. the salads, bread, mussels, and pasta were all top notch. when we travel back thru Edwards, this will be at the top of our list for a repeat visit."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Dining at Zino's is always a treat. Service and food are consistently outstanding."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Co-owner/Exec Chef Nick Haley has a new sous chef who is killing it! Chef Johann is having fun with his new team and the South African chef is bringing his French training to this Piemontese-inspired restaurant with great results. His stuffed calamari salad was over the top delicious. The squid body stuffed with fontina and gorgonzola cheese - and other goodies - was beautifully plated on a slate tile over a lovely mound of arugula salad with the calamari heads/tentacles. My pizza salciccia pizza had the usual crispy and tasty crust (note, not all crusts actually taste good on its own, but Zino's does!). The skillet mussels, though small (not chef's fault!) were juicy and tasty, particularly when dipped in Chef Johann's yummy sauce."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This was my third time to ZIno and it is consistently one of the best local spots in the area. I am from Tennessee so I only get to Colorado once or twice a year. Great flatbread pizza ( I recommend the fig and prosciutto!) and the papardelle with wild boar ragu is wonderful. Also I would highly recommend the veal meatballs. Great little place with fairly reasonable prices for this area!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We go here weekly - adults alone or adults with kids. Always friendly. Always good."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I have been dining at Zino since it opened. The food is delicious and the staff are friendly and accommodating. It is the best restaurant in Edwards and so popular, that people drive from Vail, Beaver Creek and Avon to dine at Zino."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The food was really quite good and reasonably priced. The biggest disappointent is that the waitress was unfamiliar with the wine list. When asked for a recommendation, she was speechless."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Zino's is the perfect place to meet our group of friends. Great service, always excellent food with a wide ranging menu. Our table is always ready when we've reserved it, no matter how busy they are. Our waiter was gregarious but never intruded on our conversation. We love Zino's!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We dined there to celebrate our last night of vacation with good friends. It was absolutely outstanding! We will be back."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Good food and interesting wine list. A bit noisy but good overall ambience. Ran out of the wine we ordered but an acceptable substitute was found at the same price."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "It's that time of year again when Prince Edward Island mussels are fat and juicy. No better place to enjoy them than at Zino, particularly on Tuesday night when it's mussel madness - half price skillet mussels. Chef Nick's new sous chef Johann has already added his talented touch to the dish with a revised butter sauce that is delectable. He also made a slight change to the melanzane app (which is a meal in itself). Just a simple change in presentation with a large pan fried basil leave. Delicious. Of course, there are the wines, too. Giuseppe Bosco has put together one of the best Italian wine lists around - particularly Piemonte - for those looking for unusual, excellent labels that don't require a large loan to buy! Buon appetito!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Went on Tuesday for mussel madness. Mussels were half price and excellent! Had their special: Osso Bucco. It was phenomenal. We had our 2 yr old with us and they were very curteous with excellent service the entire visit. We ordered the 2 yr old the pizza...wow! Just an overall great place. Cant go wrong with Zino."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "we're glad to be back in the vail valley and to have the opportunity to dine at zino's. we intend to visit several times while we're here"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Definitely a place to return to on every return trip to Vail!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "This is one of the first places we bring people for dinner. Warm, friendly atmosphere with a wide variety of great food for all tastes and ages. Excellent preparation and presentation with innovative combinations of flavors and textures. If you want something added or removed it is done seamlessly without question. Special requests are remembered from one visit to the next so that these things arrive at the table automatically. The owners are there to greet & check on things throughout the evening. Service is timely no matter how large the group and never rushed.Best skillet mussels in the valley, also try the ortalano salad.Variety and quality are the key words here, from basic to unique dishes, along with a friendly welcoming atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Our group of 8 rated voted Zino the best overall experience of the four restaurants we went to, and the others were great places, too. Everyone had something different so I won't bore you with details, but everything was really, really good."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Possibly a bit more of a special occasion place than we were looking for, but overall a very good meal."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "appetizers were outstanding, main dishes, pasta and pizzas in our group, were good."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Food was very good. Wine list had more California wines than we expected with Italian influence, and wine prices were VERY affordable."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "This was our second time at Zino's and it was even better than the first. Last time we went on a Tuesday and it was really crowded since they have Mussel madness night. We went on a Wednesday and it was a calmer environment. The Food and service were great. I will go again and recommend to others."
    Dined on 2/5/2014