Bacchanale is a casual Italian restaurant. It follows a philosophy of recreating authentic dishes by sticking to simple, classic flavors and techniques. It opens at 7:00 a.m. every day to serve fresh organic coffee and specialty breakfast items. Dinner at Bacchanale starts at 5:00 p.m. You can enjoy your meal at the bar, in the dining room, at one of the community tables or outdoors on the balcony. Choose your favorite wine from an extensive wine list or order a cocktail to enjoy your meal with.
Meatballs, eggplant pillows served with goat cheese and mussels fra divalo, a mildly spicy mussels based soup served with grilled bread, are popular appetizers at Bacchanale. For your main course try a traditional dish like cannelloni di mare. End your meal with a sweet dessert like the chocolate tart or tiramisu.
I love finding small intimate restaurants in my travels...those that the everyday tourists doesn't seek out...this was a great find...wonderful food, service and ambiance, we will go back!!!
My wife and I ate at Bacchanale while visiting from Estes Park, CO. Our meals were delicious! They were served at an appropriate time: no rushing, no long wait. They were hot and well prepared. The wines recommended for each entree were perfect and fairly priced. The waitstaff was great: helpful and friendly. We would definitely return to Bacchanale for another dinner. One suggestion would be to serve butter with the breadsticks, or better yet... bread instead of breadsticks.
In Crested Butte, the Italian restaurants seemed innovative. Choosing the more traditional cafe on Elk Ave was a good decision. Bacchanale had a tempura artichoke appetizer that was fresh, zesty and tasty. The linguini with scallops and shrimp in a vodka arrabiata sauce was very spicy, but excellent for not smothering the seafood. The cellophane-wrapped bread sticks were terrible.
The restaurant was more of a bar on Friday night but not crowded, and many locals were present to suggest it had sustained popularity.
Based on glowing reviews from friends who had eaten here in the past, I was disappointed. No bread of any kind was offered, while we we waited for our food. They were sold out of a couple of the popular appetizers and the one we did have, prosciutto and melon was simply OK. My wife's canolis were stiff and crispy and had the texture of pasta reheated. My lamb papadalle was was perhaps the best part of the meal, but still was unfortunately not memorable. I heard after we had dined there, that they had changed ownership recently. Based on past reviews, it would seem it doesn't live up to its past.
Just got back from Verbier, Geneva and Lake Como and let me say, the food at Bacchanal was even more impressive, and is now one of my new favorites across the US. Excellent!!
We were in town for the Film Festival so stopped in for dinner. We were immediately seated. Very nicely appointed. The tables in front were a tad too close together. Dinner was delicious but with the meatball dish, it really needed to have a side item along with it. They did run out of tea bags but overall it was a great dinner and would return! :)
Had a top-notch experience over labor day weekend at Bacchanale. Started with prosciutto wrapped melon and then had the lamb pappardelle and the striped bass. Both were excellent, everything was cooked to perfection. Our waitress was knowledgeable and gave three great wine recommendations. Would definitely return and recommend to anyone looking for great food in CB.
Amazing good, everything we had was delicious. Great staff.
I was disappointed in my vegetarian cannelloni. My husbands chicken piccata was good but you can get that anywhere! I would probably just go to The Gourmet Noodle instead.
What's changed? The lovely flatbreads were no longer on the menu, nor the chicken pressed with a brick my husband had been looking forward to. We asked the waitress to split 1 and 1/2'Bacchanale chopped salad between 5, & the kitchen split 1/2 salad between 5, resulting in about 2 tablespoons of salad per plate. How could they have brought that out to us? It was ridiculous. We all laughed, but it was an awkward blip in the evening. Not sure if we will be returning,which is very sad, as this was one of my favorite CB restaurants. There were many apologies about the salad incident, but overall it was just not as good as it had been.