La Bottega - Vail

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906 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
La Bottega has been a mainstay for both locals and tourists alike since 1997. Having started as a sandwich and deli operation, La Bottega has grown into one of the top destinations for dining in the Vail Valley. La Bottega offers authentic Italian cuisine with the Chef Stephen Virion having worked in Tuscany and the Veneto regions of Italy. His wife, Elisabetta, is from Asiago, Italy and has crafted the wine list to compliment the cuisine. La Bottega's Wine Bar is a great place for apres ski or to just have a glass of wine with friends from our award winning wine list. Of course our famous sandwiches and our stone oven pizzas are still a big draw. At La Bottega there is something for everyone so as to make your dining experience enjoyable.
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Nata
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The restaurant was out of five items on the menu. The cocktail was below average. We had to send it back for something else. Extremely disappointing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious cuisine! Bellissimo!

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Bradley
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Could be due to the recent virus realities we are all facing but limited menu, waited far too long for drinks, basically sandwich type menue with limited other options, and over priced. Will not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service.

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vipSB4dining
Central Coast
97 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Not a fan. Four of us ate here and no one finished their entire meal. Salads were fine but the entrees were not. Osso Bucco was terrible. Asked for additional dressing for one of the salads and our waiter never came back. They weren’t very busy either. It seemed really expensive for Italian food. There has to be better Italian food in Vail. Won’t go back for sure.

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vipbcregular
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service. Pasta is large portions so we can always share. Definitely a favorite in Vail.

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WheresTheWineBlog
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the best practices for COVID were in place. We received the best service and loved all of our dishes. The restaurant was busy but had plenty of separation between tables.

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vipHollyO
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Table for 2, attentive staff and wonderful food.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were put in the back room and we wanted to be in the main finding area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
212 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We used to always enjoy La Bottega but something changed this summer. The food was simply mediocre. The pasta and salads just weren’t up to the usual standard. It is as if they decided to scrimp on ingredients and quality to save money. The service was horrible. I hope it improves.

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vipBigPapiChulo4U
Memphis/West TN
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food.....no wait excellent service excellent food in fairy Vale great place to people watch as well.

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vipBerkeley
Kansas City
70 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our group of six enjoyed good italian food at La Bottega. Everyone liked the restaurant. Our table was a little crowded feeling ....in the “pathway”. Our first assigned table was more in a corner - probably better for distancing but the door was opening and closing right next to us. This is a lively, popular restaurant. I do recommend it.

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vipcolleenc
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta dishes were excellent and wine list reasonable. Great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Seated us in the bar which was empty but the TV was blasting and serves were watching TV and the service was awful. Not busy but we had to wait for everything and the TV was turned down but not low enough as no customers were watching. Ridiculous!

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LisaM
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Amazing!! So delicious & authentic Italian! Loved it!

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vip40yearsinBOCO
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice variety of food. Very good seafood entrees. Only disappointment was that they took trout off the menu the night before and that was the dish our cousin was most looking to enjoy.
Decent wine prices and good social distancing (we had to eat inside due to weather) and safety practices.

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ShaylaW
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I was expecting great food from this place considering the price of the dishes. I was immediately put off when I noticed staff not wearing gloves especially during a pandemic. I ordered the spinach & ricotta cannelloni. It was good but not worth $25. The bathroom was also dirty and smelled awful. Don’t think I’ll ever return or recommend this place in Vail.

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SarahL
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We were seated as if we did not have a reservation. Had to wait for silverware and a menu that was then thrown on the table and not explained to us.

My beet salad was missing half of the ingredients. NOT WORTH THE COST. We were incredibly disappointed with our visit and will not be returning.

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TaraN
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wine and service! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipdanwkoo
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent meal. Similar to food we got in Italy. Highly recommend the carpaccio, octopus, and goat cheese in marinara appetizers. Gnocchi were pillowy soft. Tira misu and cheesecake desserts were first-rate versions of both. Ambiance was dated, but service was very good.

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vipWilliamP
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Hard to have a quality experience right next to the bus lane. There did not seem like there was a priority toward safety and cleanliness in light of cv.
Octopus was tough and cold.

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ValerieM
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great...moved us inside when it started raining. Loved it!

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vipHollyO
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Love La Bottega and frequent the restaurant often. The meals were mediocre at best this visit. A bit disappointing but it won't stop me from going again -

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vipDenisVIP
Seattle
45 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good food, overall good service , some tables are not that good and ours was on the way on many people walking pass all the time, yet we have made reservation way far in advance.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!! This is our third time dinning here and they never disappoint. The Truffle gnocchi is to die for and we drive from Colorado Springs just to indulge and savor ever little pillow of awesomeness. We will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

From appetizers to desert everyone was happy with there choice. Nice range of choices on the menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Expensive prices for poor quality food. I ordered the Greek salad with chicken. The chicken was overcooked the first time and sent it back only to be given a new salad with chicken that was so tough it was inedible. When we talked with the waiter it was as if we were ignored. My husbands dish was okay and my kids got pizza that was no better than any other pizza.

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vipLaurenM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The atmosphere is nice, but seemed pretty expensive overall for what you get.

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Indydigger
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Waiter very pleasant and knowledgeable, but over-extended. Service was very slow. Had to ask for more balsamic and parmesan twice before finally receiving. Entrees were extremely slow and it was late with only half the tables occupied. Wife's pasta was very good, my veal marsala was tough and relatively tasteless.

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vipLauraHD
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The Lobster Ravioli was just ok. The sauce was not what I expected. Arugula Salad was delicious. My friend had the gnocchi and it was very good. Wine was very pricey!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Terrific service, great authentic good and amazing ambience and setting. We had outdoor seating one evening and liked it so much we went back for carry out the next night. Our host and server from the first night recognized us and were very nice.

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vipPaws
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food! Veal scallopini was delicious!

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CydB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They were very accommodating with our requests. We really appreciated that!!! highly recommend!

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vipMiki
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Downhill since I have been there last overcooked pasta, undercooked pizza go to La Nonna don’t waste your money hype is feeding this restaurant

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TNum
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good, but pricey. It was about $10 to add shrimp to my pasta and the shrimp was like medium sized, not the grilled/butterflied yummy shrimp you expect at a fine-dining place. It was also really loud in there. The staff was nice, but didn't try to make a real connection, and were just moving about quickly to get us in/out.

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vipCalvinD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder drinks, meal and ambiance

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vipKarenG
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Unfortunate experience. Great reviews online but a bad, uncaring snooty waiter who completely ignores you even after you state the food was overcooked and bland and then drops off the bill without a word, apology, or manager visit earns a one star rating this time. The other wait people seemed good were providing good service. A bad apple I suppose. Will not return or suggest to others.

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vipToddC
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food! They did a nice job with the social distancing. My son’s favorite restaurant.

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vipLP35
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Not one of the upscale restaurants in Vail. The tables and the look of the entire restaurant are just average. The plates were also run down.
I had lobster ravioli, which was ok. My husband had the lamb, which was also good. Profiterole was good.
Kids had ice cream that was basic, it did not come with a chocolate sauce, like it did when we dinned at Lancelot.
Unfortunately they did not have the Zabaione dessert. Red sangria was ok.
I thought that it was a bit overpriced for the quality.
At one point it started to rain with thunders and the server did not invite us inside the restaurant. We had to rush through the dessert and get out of there, before we got soaked.

FAQs

La Bottega - Vail offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 476-0280.

La Bottega - Vail is rated 4.4 stars by 906 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.