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About La Bottega - Vail

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.

100 E. Meadow Dr. #37
Vail, CO 81657
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Vail Rd.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 476-0280

Website:
http://labottegavail.com/

Catering:
La Bottega offers catering from small personalized functions to buffets. From our famous East Coast style sandwich selections to Colorado Lamb or White Truffle Menus (in season) and authentic Italian Cuisine, La Bottega offers you a wide selection of options for your private affair. You may select off of our menus available on our website or have Chef Stephen Virion make a personalized menu to fit your event. Regardless, you will have a dining experience to remember. We will take care of all of your catering needs so that you can enjoy Vail and the mountains of Colorado.

Parking Details:
Vail is a pedestrian village. Vail Transportation Center and Lionshead parking facilities are available. There is free parking in these public areas after 3:00 p.m. You may take a bus from either public parking structure or it is a 5 minute walk; West from the Vail Parking Structure and East from the Lionshead Parking Structure.

Public Transit:
Free in town public transportation is available on Meadow Drive which runs from 7:00 a.m until 2:00 a.m. La Bottega is just steps away from the Vail Plaza stop. La Bottega is on the corner of Meadow Drive and Vail Road.

Executive Chef:
Stephen Virion

Private Party Facilities:
Private room on second floor is available for up to 28 people Our Wine Bar is available for receptions and small events. Restaurant buy outs are available for entire night or for a portion of the evening.

Private Party Contact:
Stephen Virion: (970) 476-0280

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Bottega - Vail Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
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Notable Wine List (5)
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Good for Birthdays (3)
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Fit for Foodies (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Romantic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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·Dined 4 days ago

It was very good

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

what a great surprise find, the food and service were perfect, as was the value for such a location.
we have added it to our must return to list

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined 7 days ago

Armando perfecto! We have been visiting La Bottega for 15+ years. Consistent. Solid.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

A little pricey for Italian food but that should be expected when traveling to Vail.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We reserved with plenty days of advance to celebrate my wife’s 50th Birthday. They sat us next to a table with three toddlers who screamed all night long.
Then we asked for a wine of the list and they did not have it! Of course won’t apologise and charge us the next selection full price.
Food is very good and the service from the waiter was outstanding.
Place is very expensive

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I honestly have never been to a high end Italian restaurant that ran out of patmesean cheese. The food was average and overpriced.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The noise level was very high!! We have dined here many times before but never on the side of the bar. The noise on this side of the restaurant is much higher than in the dining area. Great food and great service! just ask for a rable in the dinig area!

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Unfortunately their great lamb got pricy and portion went smaller. Exagerated price vs portion. The worse part, i was a loyal customer in the place and I was treated very roughly by their rude hostess who didnt care about my claim and just kept stating “nothing has changed”! Very dissapointing!

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Food was disappointing, even with basic pasta dishes. Don’t waste your appetite there

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Muy mal servicio

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great New Year’s Eve meal

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My favorite place in Vail. The food is amazing. Never disappoints!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Linguine with clams had no flavor, and the wagyu beef and truffle raviolis were drowning in what tasted like a reduction of beef bullion - no truffle flavor whatsoever. The beef carpaccio appetizer was good, and the spaghetti bolognese that the kids ordered was very good. Service was uncharacteristically slow and we had to remind the waiter of missing drinks as we didn’t get our drink order until we were half way through our dinner entrees. Water glasses sat empty for at least 10 minutes. Desert was supposed to be a warm chocolate lava cake with ice cream, but the lava cake was not warm. Hopefully this was just an off night for them.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The staff were very friendly and the service was great!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Adjacent table was served bread with visible mold and management handling did not include an apology or any effort to quickly remedy their sandwich orders. Instead they were asked why they were sending all sandwiches back when could only see the mold on two. Ravaoli was good but other dishes were fair.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food! Great Atmosphere! Book in advance during high season for larger parties. Bar seating is great for a quick drink and appetizer. Loved the pizza and beef carpaccio.

Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Amazing amazing amazing

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We went to dinner here on Christmas Eve. The hostess was super friendly and kind. We were seated upstairs which we appreciated as the noise level downstairs was extremely loud. Our waiter was a bit pompous. Not friendly. We started with the spinach dip. Very tasty. We enjoyed our meals. The Lamb was excellent. The salmon was also a good choice. The truffle gnocchi was sensational! I had the spicy pasta with salsa. Not something I would get again. We enjoyed ourselves. I think the only thing that stops me from giving a 5 star review was the waiters chilly attitude.

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food, great evening! Celebrated Christmas early!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was great, service was excellent!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This is one of our go to restaurants when we come to Vail. The food is excellent as well as the service. You can't go wrong with any of the pastas and I love the Sole dish. It does get very crowded so it can get loud, but a small price to pay for a great meal.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Love this place! Armondo is the best waiter!!
We request him every time and
He knows our likes already... like we love the breadsticks and he’s always quick to bring them. It’s the little things that make him a terrific server!

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was exceptional. As was service. Extensive Italian wine list. Wine expensive but that seems to be the case all over Vail.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Loved it. Very charming interior and great wait staff. Food was wonderful

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were greeted in a very friendly manner - the service was prompt and the recommendations by the waiter were terrific! Enjoyed the food and the wine! Great family place!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We ate here last year for our girls weekend and really enjoyed our meals. This year, all four of our meals were not good. My friend and I had the trout and it had no flavor and was fishy and my other girlfriends steak at tough. She could hardly cut it. Granted it was restaurant weekend and the steak was $20.17 instead of $38.70, that should not matter. We probably won't come back to this restaurant after the meal we had. But the ambiance was great and the waiter was wonderful.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

It was good, thank you

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was amazing. My wife and I had a wonderful anniversary dinner here.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was good. Not outstanding but quite enjoyable
The staff was attentive and friendly. Restaurant week values made it a great deal.
We enjoyed our evening

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We had a wonderful meal during Vail's restaurant week 2017. All entrees priced at $20.17. Wine was good and we were seated in a small alcove where it was quiet enough to visit and not be interrupted.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great food and great service!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 19, 2017

PLUSES: The food and wine were very good; we enjoyed the sole and ravioli entrees as well as the bottle of Luvae Vermentino wine. We always enjoy discovering lesser-know wines and at a great price.

MINUSES: The music was extremely loud when we entered the dining room - Pavarotti signing Adeste Fidelis (think Christmas). The volume of the music became less obvious as the noise of the dining room increased. Even more annoying than the noise was the banging caused the deadbolt on the patio door every time a guest or server used the door - every few minutes. Why not unlock the door so the deadbolt wouldn't be engaged?

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

Top notch food and service. Mussels, lobster ravioli, veal medallions, lemon sole fillet, créme brûlée, and cannolis were all excellent. Wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Good traditional espresso as well.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Always a great meal. Best salmon (on a cedar plank) in Vail. Outside seating allows great people watching.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 29, 2017

My wife and I were visiting Vail CO and were looking for a good Italian restaurant with a varied menu and La Bottega was terrific

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great food, extensive wine list, and good service. We will definitely return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Apps were delicious! Lobster pasta was so-so, as the sauce was pretty boring. Service was on-point!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Unfortunately we were disappointed with the quality of food. Pizza tasted like it was straight out of the freeer and the pasta was unimpressive.
Nice ambiance but food needs improvement

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Like always, overall a very nice experience.

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