La Bottega - Vail
Argula salad, cannelloni & penne with chicken were all delicious.
Best fresh pasta in Vail. The service was also amazing. We went twice during our visit to vail
Excellent food, handsome place, good service.
Good well excited Italian food.
Love this place!! Best Gnocchi around...little pillows of potato love in Parmesan & Truffle oil❤️
Los mejores gnoccis que he probado en mi vida (white truffle gnoccis), las sopas buenísimas, crème brûlée excelente, todo delicioso
In past years we have had good experiences here, but this year our food was lackluster and the noise level was high. I had the porcini ravioli in sage sauce, but couldn’t taste either mushroom or sage. Three others had linguini with clams and found the entree bland, with limited seasoning. On the plus side, the beet salad was delicious but, sadly, we won’t be back.
Delicious food and great service. Very busy, make sure you make a reservation in advance if you are coming into Vail.
Excellent food and ambiance
Consistently good choose after a long day on the slopes.
The food was just ok. Not great for the price.
The waiter provided good service, but the people in the kitchen had really loud music without caring for the customers. Maybe the manager was out watching the super bowl but nobody form the staff seemed to care to keep the ambiance the way it is supposed to.
Always a good meal here. Have been coming for 4-5 years and always make reservations at La Bottega. Food and service always great!
We come to La Bottega every year. Greeted abruptly because we came 10 minutes early. Restaurant is packed to the max and noisy. When seated at 6:30, and finally ordering by 6:45, we were told they were already out of the dishes we came to eat, duck and rabbit. We also ordered an antipasto salad as an appetizer, which in past years was almost a meal in itself, with an assortment of meats, cheeses and peppers. It came on a small plate with only one kind of meat and cheese and was not cut up. I ordered their lemon sole, which came mushy and almost tasteless. My friend ordered a Burrata which was described as coming with smoked duck. We saw someone else with the dish and it was plentiful and beautifully presented. The Burrata my friend received was a mess, with hardly any smoked duck. My husband’s spaghetti was mediocre at best. To top everything off, a server dropped a plate next to me, and the fragments of the plate sprayed all over me. I was not hurt, fortunately. We were very disappointed with our experience this year. Not sure if we will try again.
Caterina the best waiter ever !!!!!
Everything was great, but it was a bit too noisy. We were a group of 7 and it was hard to hear each other
Wonderful as always!!
Great as usual. Wonderful staff. Been going back for several years. Always on my list for restaurants for family (or just my wife and I) in Vail. Great Italian wine list and very fair food/wine prices.
Our table was located near the door and since the door opened frequently, most of our party was uncomfortably cold. We waited 45 minutes for our first round of appetizers. We ordered calamari/shrimp, and octopus, both were good. Dinners included spaghetti and gluten free meatballs, which were only ok, pizza which had a undercooked crust, gnocchi with bolognese which was good, and a chicken pasta and artichoke dish which was enjoyed. There seemed to be a disconnect between the kitchen and the servers causing a delay in service. Some of the dishes were only warm while others were hot. The dinner was ok but for the price paid, I would have expected better. There are better places to eat.
The host at this restaurant was terrible we had a 8:00 reservation. 4 tables emptied out while when walked in . He was rude & kept insisting our table wasn't ready, the party there was lingering. We stared at the empty tables and wondered. Finally a waiter ( at 8:20 ) asked if we were waiting and we scowled YES. He sat us at one of the empty tables. The host was annoyed. Very poor customer service. But..... our waiter was great , service was good and food was great.
Decent food. Price was average for Vail.
Food was very good dessert not so much. Service was good.
The service was very rushed and rough. Food and drinks just thrown on the table. Pizza was bland. Veal milanese was very over fried and like leather. The knife could not even cut through the meat. The spinach was bitter. Very disappointed and a very expensive mistake.
I'm a bit conflicted about this one. The food was good. But the kind of dishes we ordered should have been exceptional, not just good. I'll give you an example. I saw a picture in a magazine called "Eat," which depicted a plate of homemade pasta with white truffle shavings: looked great, so we ordered it as an appetizer. The pasta was, indeed, good. But the 2 oz. of white truffle ($70) was already on it when served. Shaving the fresh truffle on the dish is part of the fanfare and got me wondering if the truffle they used was actually fresh, actually white, etc.
Then I ordered a kobe beef steak with black truffle and same thing: the truffle pieces were tiny and already on the steak. The steak was good, but at $60 I expected something a little more succulent, fatty, rich, etc. My wife ordered the ravioli and it was good, but that distinctive, strong aroma of truffle was, to be honest, mild at best.
At the end of the meal, I couldn't help but feel a bit ripped off. If you are going to have a special truffle-themed menu, it needs to be far more decadent than what we experienced.
I DO recommend La Bottega, because some of the other items on the menu looked (and probably are) delicious. But I would NOT recommend the truffle-themed menu.
Excellent service nice atmosphere but as someone who spent a month in Italy food Neads a little tweaking by no means is it bad but I am also a fan of mulberry street in Nyc so a bit spoiled but it is vail so need to keep up with the jones’s So to say
Had wonderful meal. Osso Bucco was outstanding as were the pastas. Pricey but worth it.
I actually really like this trattoria style place. Sat too near pizza oven, very hot. My pasta was stuck together at the ends and was undercooked but sauce was delicious. Noisy but fun atmosphere if you are in the main rooms. Upstairs very different quiet vibe.
Delicious Italian with gluten free pasta option. Wood fired pizza, delicious bread, great wine list, bar level dining overlooking the kitchen. Downstairs has more ambiance than upstairs. Upstairs is more quiet. Have dined there three times over three years. Consistently great.
Fantastic meal, we ate here on a ski trip last year and wanted to again. Excellent choices, the server guided us toward the ideal choices for us. Couldn’t be better!
We have been to La Bottega many times in the past and we have always enjoyed a nice meal. Our experience this time was average at best. We were seated near the pizza oven at a table that had to be completely turned so we could actually sit down (there was a brick wall partially blocking my side of the table). We ordered a salad that was okay, the truffle gnocchi which was good and my husband ordered the beef tenderloin. The beef did not come as it was described on the menu and the dish itself was under-seasoned and the potatoes were so hard that they were inedible. We will not be going back anytime soon. :(
Muy rápido servicio , muy amable el personal , muy rica la comida
Excellent food, great ingredientes, we were a party of 10 and it was great for all of us.
If I only have time for one meal in Vail it’s La Bottega. I love the gnocchi in white truffle cream sauce. The tiramisu is the best I’ve ever had. The family loved their meals as well.
The gentleman greeting and seating was curt and rude. Service was all about turning tables with no personal connection. Food was cold , pizza was soggy. Wine prices were ridiculously expensive. No one cared.
We are at 7 different fine dining places in Vail on this trip... La Bottega has the absolute highest wine prices in Vail! Compare to any other restaurant and you will confirm. A true disappointment and typical approach to taking advantage of customers at peak season.
Nos hicieron esperar mucho tiempo
45 minutos para q nos den la mesa con la reservación
The food was ok. The owner super rude!! Would not recommend!!
Great spot for couples and families...pleasant ambiance, terrific food and very good service. All those in our party agreed that a great time was had by all. Will gladly return
Food is ok but the servers where really unfriendly, at the end they charged us 15% tip automatically (we where a party of 5) I guess they didn’t need to be kind since they knew their tip was included. Also very expensive for what you get.
We ate here for New Year’s Eve. Delicious Italian and seafood! It feels like you’re in a cozy house. 6 in our group, gluten free spaghetti, crab and shrimp fettuccini, sea bass and appetizers were all wonderful! We will definitely go back!
Great food..Great Service...perfect seats for fireworks on New Years Eve!