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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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food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good for a Date (4)
Romantic (4)
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Special Occasion (4)
Authentic (4)
Fun (3)
Scenic View (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Casual (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Denver)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Outstanding food and service. This is a very busy place but worth it to get in.

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Very disappointed in food and service. We've dined here before but will not return. Arrogant waiter, mediocre food, took forever to get our dinner but waiter was by several times pushing wine.

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We always stop here for a meal when in Vail. However on this visit our waiter was Mr. Grumpy with a Negative Attitude...sort of ruined the experience honestly....

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 4, 2017

As always, an excellent choice. Dining inside or out. Sadly, a screaming, shrieking woman was at full throttle one table away, but certainly not the fault of the restaurant. We will be back, but hopefully she has moved on!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Most of the entree were really like except I got the so.e and it was very bland

Tags: Romantic, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Food was very good. Service not so good. And they were out of quite a bit of food on a Saturday night. The food all arrived at different times and the last entree nearly 10 minutes after the first person was served. Also, we had some special food requests which the kitchen got wrong. Overall, the food was just Okk, service fair, ambience very good.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Casual or more formal dining, handmade pizzas in a setting with a lodge feel that is not stuffy or old fashioned.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Service was very slow. Was not very crowded. Seemed to have forgotten about us.
Wine list at over 2 1/2 times the "Vail" retail priced seemed a bit much.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 10, 2017

There were 2 of us. We had a res at 8:30. Several open tables yet the hostess tried to seat us at a small table sticking out into the room. She moved us to an open 4 top in the corner. Much nicer. Took too long for the waiter to come see us even though this was a slow night. Food was good.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Great food and great service. Prices are reasonable in a place with many expensive restaurants.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 7, 2017

One of our favorite local spots. We go there often and enjoy it

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We enjoy eating at LB, service was outstanding, good place for Keith SS, pizza oven did great job, and the premed bread was very tasty and welcome!

Tags: Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Professional service with very tasty Italian food. Fresh salads, wonderful spicy sausage with vodka sauce. Sat on patio, very comfortable with many umbrellas.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Our experience would have been better had they not sat us in an attic room alone. It was hot and Had zero atmosphere. Downstairs would have been more appealing . Unless you're reserving entire attic to yourselves & want total quiet, ask for a downstairs Table. Waiter & food were great though . Pricing a little High.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Very reliable and convenient food but nothing thrilling.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Four of us dined at La Botega for the first time on 7-3-17 and found it to be outstanding. It has very authentic Italian cooking, attentive but not bothersome service and a comfortable upscale decor. We sat upstairs for dinner and had a great veiw of the mountains, we moved to the patio for desert and after dinner drinks. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We had a delicious meal with great service. Gigi was awesome. Only negative was that it was hot in the dining room.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Amazing food. Amazing service. Amazing atmosphere. Slightly over priced but to be expected in vail...

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We enjoyed delicious food and excellent service. The melted goat cheese with Marina as an appetizer was amazing! My husband requested the spicy sausage gemeli with bolognese sauce rather than vodka sauce and they were very accommodating.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Wonderful food and atmosphere. We went with a native Italian and he was pleased. We had all had pasta dishes. Mine was the linguini with mussels, lobster and shrimp with a white sauce. excellent. good for business meals, as well as family and more intimate dining. Quiet so it is conducive to conversations. I recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Dinner was fantastic! The veal scallopini was as good as I've ever had!

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Always a classic and family favorite. Updated menu with same old favorites!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Our server JOSE was knowledgable and personable....he was FANTASTIC.
Paco who helped at the table was also FANTASTIC.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating
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