Paravicinis Italian Bistro

4.6
3255 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Located in a historic 1895 building this casual Italian eatery brings a bit of "little Italy" to Colorado Springs. We offer many classic Italian dishes such as lasagna, veal marsala and Tutto di Mare as well as Chef Franco’s original fare.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3255 people are saying
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JulieE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and felt like a very authentic Italian restaurant. The service and drinks were very good and we had a great evening! I thought it was a tad pricey, but that is my only complaint. I had the chicken Marsala and my husband had the veal parmigiana.

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Mama
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tamp down noise and add more ingredients like anchovies to your Caesar salad to justify additional cost. Otherwise very good.

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KimberlyO
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was awesome! I had seafood combo, bay scallops and shrimp with risotto. Hubs had chicken fettuccine. Mine was outstanding, his was very good. Ashley was our server and she was fabulous. We are going back in 2 weeks with friends.

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AntNat
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s obvious why Paravicini’s is the best Italian restaurant in Colorado Springs. The food is unmatched, but the service is also top notch.

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sunshine
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorites. A bit cold in the back corner room but great food!

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RachelP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there but it will not be the last. Overall super satisfied with our food and service. Eggplant fries were YUM! Ashley was awesome!

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KristyB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Nothing to write home about but passable for lunch.

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JohnnyButthole
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good, waiter was good. Amount of $ was okay. Wish we could be more accommodated with seats, booth instead. Other than that was really good.

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JeffreyG
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another Amazing Meal. By far and away our Favorite Italian Restaurant in Colorado Springs, technically Old Colorado City !

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JackieC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful restaurant. The wine recommendation was wonderful, all in all a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Just a Friday night out with my boyfriend and we have always enjoyed Paravicinis. The food portion size was very big and leftovers will be delicious. We were seated right away and the restaurant was very busy at the time but cleared out as we were leaving. Our waitress Amanda was very nice and helpful. We really enjoyed our date and will definitely do it again! My boyfriend got the Salmon Francesco which had a great sauce and the salmon was perfect. I got the special, Veal Parmigiana, and it was so tasty.

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DonJ
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great environment, great location, great value!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
58 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give the whole experience of dinner, drinks and the service, 10 stars. I would.
Thanks for making our New Year's dinner a memorable night!
Capt Gary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We went for New Years Eve. We’ve done a lot of great restaurants and since this one had shown good reviews we decided to give it a try. Nothing we had was “bad”, but nothing was very good. The lasagna was a child’s portion and the Beef Voldastono was bland with no flavor. The service was decent and friendly, but not a great culinary experience.

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ThomS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service and Ashley (server) very good......pasta dish could use more flavor--bare essence of parmesan in the sauce, more runny than flavorful--inconsistency in tiramisu presentation with portions--bigger piece to the table next to us,,, food was HOT which is unheard of it seems like in many restaurants -small drink for price charged and hostess should be more attentive to people leaving when they say "GOOD BYE"--stop chatting with other person and acknowledge paying customers

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Poppy
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding the food was very good and I love the luncheon menu, prices are reasonable. I was highly disappointed in an eight dollar piece of cake that was exceedingly small… Really a piece of cake for one person… If they’re going to charge $8.00 for a slice of cake it should be large enough to accommodate three people. Therefore I was disappointed .

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mmmmmmm
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Food took forever & when we got it, it was cold

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GeneR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really a great place in all ways. We will return.

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DinaC
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We've been to Paravinci's and really like the restaurant, but the dinner when we went on a Thursday night was a little off. The cod I had tasted watery, there wasn't anything special about it. My husband's special of the night Veal Pomodoro was like a brick - heavy with thick cheese on top. I get that it was busy (it often is) but our server hardly checked in on us. One gratis slice of bread for the 4 of us is not enough, of course we asked for another slice. I'm not giving up on you yet Paravinci's, but your next door neighbor Dat's Italian also has pretty good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I, were looking for a last minute Italian place for dinner and I was able to make a reservation within an hour.

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PaulaS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating here is always delightful. The wait staff are pleasant, efficient and do a great job. I always have a hard time deciding what to order, because everything that I've tried is delicious.

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Jamesm
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The main entrees were out of this world, the service staff was friendly and it was a very authentic Italian restaurant. Reasonable prices and value

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AllanL
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Leah was our waitress. We sat right behind the reception counter at a double table. There were a lot of crumbs/salt, pepper etc to the right of the table on a small shelf not only at our table but I could see it elsewhere. I told Leah the place was dirty and pointed it out and she just said it probably came from the table cleaners putting the salt shakers up there while cleaning the table. Then she ignored it... also, there was splashed marinara? on the same wall. This caused me to look up and I saw all the light globe had dust from probably months if not longer accumulation.

I told Leah I didn't want any Parmesan cheese on anything I ate but she brought an appetizer out sprinkled with Parmesan. I got the eggplant Parmesan (no Parmesan added) and it essentially had no great taste although the eggplant was crispy (at least that was OK), then I tried the pasta and it was a zero, tasted like canned tomato sauce and the pasta itself was not right. I didn't eat it but took it to go for my kids perhaps to eat.

The glass sign (shot blasted behind the reception desk) is worn out, lots of spots worn off.

So, all in all, for $86 dollars for lunch, it was a bust. My wife fully agreed in like kind that it is not a good place to eat.... dirty, expensive food, taste not there, service poor. I'll hand it to Leah, she is energetic and communicates well, but she has not been trained to provide proper classy service. She should have immediately apologized for the dirty place and attempted to clean it. She was also busier than she should have been overstretched I guess, and was not around enough.

There, that's an honest review. I wonder if Leah turned in my review card since it was not a great review or her performance. If she failed to (lost it huh?), then I hate to say it but she should be terminated. Otherwise, your management needs training so they can train the staff (wait staff, cleaning staff, chef etc) on professional service and you really should clean up the place.

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Carm
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! Seating is a bit tight. Overall great place

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We always love the food at Paravicinis but I definitely think they were caught off guard to be as busy as they were on a Tuesday. Seems like more people were off for the holiday and chose to eat out. The restaurant was busy but didn’t feel crowded and we could tell the staff were fighting to keep up with the patrons demands. Food quality didn’t suffer and the only impact felt were less check-ins by the waiter and a long delay on a beer order. We could tell this was an unexpected pressure on kitchen and front of house staff so we weren’t upset.

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cornelia
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very busy for lunch, so we needed to wait, but it was worth it! Great taste!

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MarkP
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The veal was great. The chicken marsala didn't have much flavor (marinate longer maybe). We had hoped it would be a little more upscale, but mostly an expensive family restaurant. For our anniversary, we were seated at a small table for two right next to the front door where children would stare at us through the glass partition. Too crowded, too noisy, waited too long for food. Owe my wife a do-over now at a better restaurant. They did apologize for the lousy table, offered to change us to another table after some of the food was served (we declined at that point). On a positive note, the free anniversary dessert was upgraded to anything on the dessert menu. Friendly staff.

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Dianne
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for great food, warm atmosphere, quality family time.

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BenH
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good and love the atmosphere inside. Great selection of wine and they also have a bar if you need a bit more from the rough day.

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MatthewK
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat, good service and atmosphere. After a sad and disappointing visit to Olive Garden where food has fell to the money saving axe and service is almost literally non existent, to say the wait staff “phones it in” is giving them too much credit! I can see why a GOOD Italian place does so well! This is how a place should be run and yes they can still make money with quality food and attentive waitstaff.

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JoannG
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was knowledgeable and kind allowed us to move so my friend and I could have a privacy

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waxx55
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were in from out of town and found this place on open table it was delicious…

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Geno
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A treat to dine at Paravicini's when we are in the Springs. Great food, terrific service in an atmosphere that can't be beat.

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vipHistory4food
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here numerous times and can say consistently great. This time we got a great waiter who recommended a good bottle of wine and dinner entree. Food was amazing as always and remains as a frequent stop for my wife and I.

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Ley0001
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We have eaten here several times and love this place. However this time was an exception. We brought family in from out of town for dinner. Our reservation was at four. We were seated promptly. Asked for an order of rice balls and was told they would not be ready for one hour. My husband ordered gnocchi and we were told it was not ready so he had to order something else. He did the tortellini which had absolutely no flavor at all and you could not taste the cheese in the tortellini and the sauce was bland. The meatball he ordered was very good. I ordered the eggplant Parmesan and it was served in thick medallions that were breaded and deep-fried and could not even be cut with a fork. Out of the five pieces I only could chew two and threw away the rest. In hindsight I should’ve sent it back but when you have company you try to make the best of the meal. The most surprising thing was the so-called family style salad. It came out in a small yellow bowl and had to be shared with four people. Wasn’t even big enough for two people. Each person got less than 10 lettuce leaves and nobody even got seconds. My suggestion is ask for your own bowl and not do the family shared one. When my husband and I have eaten there by ourselves we have gotten bigger bowls than this. I know we will return at some point and I hope the dinner will be better than it was. It was an expensive meal for not such a great experience.

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CherylC
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good reception, lovely servers, the appetizer, calamari arrabiata was excellent! It was a thoroughly enjoyable and very satisfying Christmas dinner.

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vipMartinimom
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Favorite restaurant in the Springs. Holiday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it was fabulous

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ChrisC
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve traditional dinner at Paravicinis! The antipasto was delicious and our entrees were great!

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Tatiana
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food. I

FAQs

Paravicinis Italian Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (719) 471-8200.

Paravicinis Italian Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 3255 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.