We had a dreadful experience, primarily because the food is absolutely terrible and service slow.
Had a great dinner here on Sunday. Wonderful food and great service. Booked again for Saturday!
Delicious food and a great atmosphere. We had a couple that split a dinner and they took care of it in the kitchen. Love that kind of service.
We had a party of 13. Our food was great! The service was pretty good for a large party. I would definitely recommend La Bottega. We eat there every time we are in Vail.
Amazing service and food
The food is great! However, the service was poor and failed to meet minimum standards. Even with a reservation, we were rushed. Wait to go there until the off-season when you might be allowed to order a second glass of wine.
Food was quite good, except for the veal medallions - which were as chewy as shoe leather. The unfortunate part was that they were HIGHLY recommended - and we later found that the kitchen had been aware of the problem for several days. Compensation in the form of a dessert was given - for the two of us to share. There are lots of choices in Vail, so we don't plan to return to this restaurant. Sad, because it has been excellent in the past.
La Botega is perhaps not always perfect but tonight they were. Solid quick attentive service, great Italian wine, and RABBIT. We had a great time.
It was delicious. We sat upstairs which was very quiet.
En general muy buena experiencia y comida muy rica un poco caro para lo q es. Gracias
Excellent food & service. None of us was able to finish our meal because it was too much.
Spent 1 night in Vail and a friend recommended La Bottega. It was great!
We have been to LaBottega many times in the past. As usual, everything was excellent with one exception. The host at the check in desk, unlike everyone else at the restaurant, was somewhat terse and less than friendly. Other than that, outstanding!
In my opinion this is the best Italian Restaurant in Colorado. Everything you eat is Great! The Bar is great ! There is a VERY EXPENSIVE sandwich, but if you can, try it. If you are up for pasta, there is no better one, just read the menu and get what you crave. Pizza is great. I love the mushrooms one.
Delicious food, great service, lovely setting.
We certainly enjoyed our dinner.
While I selected an 8 pm table seating per the Open Table with email confirmation, I was told by the hostess that my reservations were not until 8:15 pm. Not sure how that happens but it was embarrassing to my family who thought I made the mistake. The wait was not long and the waitress was great - plus the food was really excellent from beginning to end. Very energetic and busy place and truly packed tight with people, which is a testimony to its very good food. We would definitely return - chose for a family dinner while on vacation in Vail from Michigan.
The owner is rude and unfriendly. Sequently, it is not a welcoming place.
They just jam people into the place . It was a zoo ! The place was so warm inside it was uncomfortable to eat . Will not go back
Ravioli was way too thick and mushroom filling was tasteless. For 25 dollars , a disgrace!!
We had the worst greeting ever at La Bottega. We had booked a table for 10 people at 8:30 pm, which was confirmed over the phone the day before our reservation. Upon arrival at the restaurant, we were told our reservation was at 9:15 pm. The host was extremely rude about the issue, and told us we would have to be seated in the bar area, on high top tables, once two parties were finished so they could combine the tables for us.
The entryway is tiny, and the bar area was packed, so it would have been very uncomfortable to wait there for 45 minutes. I showed him my Open Table reservation confirmation, which said 8:30 pm, and he shrugged it off saying “Open Table is often wrong”. I reminded him that someone from his restaurant had called the day before to confirm, but again he was adamant we were wrong rather than politely apologize that our table wasn’t ready.
When a few in our party left to see if the restaurant across the way could fit us in, magically a table for 10 in the dining room was ready.
Once the seating ordeal was over, our waiter was fine and the food was very good.
Absolutely delicious! The truffle and Parmesan gnocchi were divine little fluffy pillows. We ordered the mussels as a starter for the table and they were outstanding. The red sauces are solid and spaghetti and meatballs was some of the best I’ve had.
Very crammed space, service with attitude. There are some many other great options in Vail, you ought to be really desperate to go to La Bottega.
our group really enjoyed our meal at la bottega. the menu was very long (could be shortened) but it was nice to have a variety for our large group. we all enjoyed a couple of apps, salads and pastas. everything was fresh, hot and delicious. very extensive wine list, not many options for those with a tight budget but we made it work. server was friendly and timely, checked in just the right amount. when we walked in the front room looked chaotic, could barely get in the door, dirty glasses everywhere, so we worried our experience would be negative. however, our meal was nothing but lovely and the chaos from the front room/entrance obviously did not translate to the dining area/kitchen.
Jose’ is the best Waiter in all of Vail! Jose’, Thank you for always being such a great server! Dinner and drinks were as wonderful as always! Thank you La Bottega!
We got a bit delayed and they were very compressive with us.
Great pizza! The white truffle gnocchi was amazing!
The waiter was very attentive and responsive.
The food came out at a fair time.
And for the finish, the profiteroles everyone should try it.
Best meal we had in Vail!
La bottega is one of the best restaurants in Vail.
We had an 8:45 reservation but showed up early in the hopes of getting seated early. The hostess got us a table in the bar area, which was great.
Very cosy place inside. Nicely decorated bar area with wooden tables.
Food is all fresh tasting. Nicely prepared with just the right amount of seasonings. We shared a cezar salad
Good nit exceptional. Then a pizza. Excellent!!
And finally pasta. Tasted home made.
I would go back and i have every time in vail.
We had a great night at La Bottega! Delicious meal and terrific service. We had a party of 10, which the restaurant was happy to accommodate. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals from start to finish. We will definitely go back on our next visit to Vail!
Customer service has much to be desired. Notice how the ones giving it good customer service reviews are people that have gone there many times - they have favorites, for sure. I cannot speak to bar/pizza area - only to dining room and staff.
Now another fast food Italian eatery
The salmon entree was not even warm when it was served. We were seated in a small dining room upstairs so it took a while for the server to ask about our meal. She offered to have it warmed up but that would have overlooked the fish so I declined. No other consideration was offered
DO NOT GO HERE. This was a horrible dining experience. The only thing worse than the food was the customer service. When we commented on the food being undercooked and poor, their response was 'well you ate it, so tough luck' and 'we don't care if you had a bad experience, people say that to us all the time and we are still going to make money'. The price you pay for average food and the rude managers it not worth it. Horrible experience made worse by the management service.
Have gone here hundreds of times-consistently great food and ambiance for group of friends-not one bad evening.
Average is stretching it. Seated 35 minutes after reservation. Calamari was cold and clearly had been sitting in the kitchen for awhile. Main courses were nothing special and the service wasn’t great. No reason to go back or recvomend
My wife and I shared a vegetarian pizza and drinks. We sat across from the pizza oven/ bar, along the windows. We had a beautiful view, good food and great service. We've been before and we'll go again.
This was our second time to La Bottega and I remember why we wanted to go back! The bartender is very knowledgeable, the atmosphere is fun, the food is delicious and the service outstanding. Extensive wine list as well. Definitely a destination on a date or with a group!
The reviews seem to be all over the map for La Bottega. We've been eating here for as long as it has been open, and have never had a bad meal or poor service. It's always on our list when we visit Vail - a must go to for a good Italian meal!
Salad bitter; at 6:15 the waiter said they were out of clams (had just used the last of them) when I ordered Linguine and clams; food not as good as it used to be.