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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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4.3

service

4.3

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4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (7)
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Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

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.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 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!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Best meal we had in Vail!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 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.

Ambience
Very cosy place inside. Nicely decorated bar area with wooden tables.

Food
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.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 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!

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vip
 (Denver)·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.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Now another fast food Italian eatery

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Have gone here hundreds of times-consistently great food and ambiance for group of friends-not one bad evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Spicy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fun, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

It was very good

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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 on January 9, 2018

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 8, 2018

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Went here for an early dinner which as perfect for a quiet dinner with excellent service! We started with the Goat Cheese with Marinara Sauce which as delicious! My husband had the Gnocchi which was delicious! I had a salad and a friend had a pizza which she said was the best she has ever eaten! Dessert was Tiramisu - big enough to share and was also delicious!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Casual, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 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 5, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great reunion with friends. Staff very accommodating. Returned my wife’s scarf a day later. Very cool!

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 (London)·Dined on January 3, 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 3, 2018

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

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Muy mal servicio

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 30, 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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 (Birmingham)·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 24, 2017

Amazing amazing amazing

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 24, 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 21, 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 19, 2017

Food was great, service was excellent!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 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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