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La Bottega - Vail

642 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(970) 476-0280
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Stephen Virion
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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.
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Private party contact
Stephen Virion: (970) 476-0280
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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.
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Cross street
Vail Rd.
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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.
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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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 642 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarenC (Miami)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

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.

vipRich (Chicago)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

The owner is rude and unfriendly. Sequently, it is not a welcoming place.

vipOpenTable Diner (Naples)
1.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

Ravioli was way too thick and mushroom filling was tasteless. For 25 dollars , a disgrace!!

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Nice experience.

Marfa (New England)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

vipeatout (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

stlgal88 (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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!

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Best meal we had in Vail!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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!

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.