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Paravicinis Italian Bistro

4.6
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2581 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 2581 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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MikeP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oh, it was awesome! My wife had the Alfredo Fettucine with Chicken and she said it was to die for, it was so good! We both wish we hadn't eaten so much of the bread so that we couldn't have eaten more of our dishes. I had the Chicken Parmesan with Alfredo sauce and I loved it. If I could offer one critique, it would be to tone down the salad dressing, it had a bit too much vinegar and was just not our taste. Other people seemed to be enjoying it, but it wasn't for us. Otherwise, we loved it and plan to visit again once we are back in town!

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CatherineK
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We appreciated the fact that they found us another table. My dinner date was craving bread and it was warm. We started off with the Clans appetizer and noticed several of the clams were empty. 🙁 One in our party ordered the Fettuccini Gabriella. There was a decent amount of seafood but overall the fish was a bit bland. We also ordered the GF Four cheese pasta. The pasta is made from Quinoa and brown rice. The pasta was hard. Not soft like other GF pastas I’ve had. I know it’s not easy to do a good GF pasta but this was a 2 on a scale of 5. The four cheese sauce was delicious. We also had the Cherry Cheese cake. I wouldn’t prefer this again but opt for the traditional tiramisu.

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Gail
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Took an hour to get our food. Asked for steak medium rare, it was closer to med well, didn’t send it back because it took so long the first time and didn’t want to waste the food.

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RandallS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very polite and pleasant staff and the food was excellent, And when you are there, pick up a legalize marinara t-shirt!

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RobertS
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saw this restaurant on Diners, Drive-in’s and Dives. Was not disappointed, food was amazing!!!

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JaniceB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with friends. The luncheon menu is excellent and the price is very reasonable! Loved the eggplant dish I ordered and my friends veal was scrumptious! Service? superb!!

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RandyP
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dining experience at Paravicinis Italian Bistro. This place always gets it right. Food was outstanding and Katie's service was outstanding. Keep it up, see you again soon.

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ELIZAM
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so good! Love everything about this place and it’s atmosphere

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great experience and awesome service as always

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StacyH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Best chicken piccata I’ve had. Ever!!! Large portions. Great value. Friendly service. Put this one on your list for great Italian food.

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Annette
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, AmAzInG food and cocktails!!! I go Every Time I'm on the West Side😍

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vipPamelaP
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Social distancing and cleaning observed frequently. Food was delicious, service a little slow but was in no hurry.

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vipDaveG
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Paravicini's has a great value lunch menu. The portions are large even for lunch. And the food quality is great. We have been a number of times over the last couple of months. The servers are always professional and helpful. WE had a reservation for 7 with 2 of those highchairs. They had the table all setup when we got there.

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BenP
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We have always loved the food. Our appetizer was awesome!(bruschetta) we ordered chicken Marsala that was very bland and the texture of the chicken breasts was off putting. The tortellini carbonara was also very bland and the pease were still crunchy. We had the pumpkin tiramisu and the lady fingers were soggy. The service was awesome! Just bummed about our dinner. Pretty spendy for the flavor:-(

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WildMo
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, service spot on. Somewhat overpriced in my opinion.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Paravicinis since they opened about 16 years ago....it NEVER disappoints. From the minute you walk in till you leave you feel exactly like you are in a 5 star restaurant. The food is ALWAYS made to order and to perfection....from appetizers, salads and main dishes. Great wine selection as well! Make reservations as they are always busy.

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vipDate1
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for a wedding. Such great service and food was delicious!

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vipLMHRVA
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from the East Coast. Loved the food, the wine list and the service was great.

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CathyS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good food, but overpriced I thought for Italian food. We went for lunch on Sunday afternoon at 2:00. Wasn't overly busy. Sat us at a table that was not ready for us. No silverware, napkin, oil and vinegar, etc. like the other tables. Took awhile for that to come. Brought us bread, which was good, and we ordered. Salad came with our entrees and it was fine. Our entrees came, and they were lukewarm, which is a pet peeve of mine. I like my food hot! I ordered ravioli and my son ordered spaghetti and meatballs. We asked for more bread when they brought the entrees, and it didn't come until we were done eating. She claimed it needed to come out of the oven, but again, it wasn't that warm when we got it, so I don't know about that.

When I made the reservation it asked if it was for a special occasion, and it was my birthday, so I said so. When we got there she wished me a happy birthday as we were being seated, and that was it. Not that I was looking for a free dessert, but why ask if it's for a special occasion if you're not going to do anything for it. Just wondering.

Neat old building, and we will probably go there again, but not very often. Close to $20 for a plate of spaghetti and two meatballs is pricey. But I will say the food tasted good. And I'm Italian..!!!

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AKGD
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food! Amazing salad and bread. Would recommend for authentic Italian.

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KenD
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a great place. Food is great. Like the outdoor seating.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Ventured out and had a different special this time--the salmon with mustard dill sauce--and it was divine. Hubby ordered his usual veal special, and asked for some modifications. He received no hassle about it. We always look forward to coming to Paravacini's...it's a special treat.

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Monique
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My pasta was cold when it finally got to me after an hour. My mother's fried meal was burnt and flavorless. Overall it was just not worth the wait or the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, delicious, and cute!

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Stevie
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Prices seem to have crept up. Service was disappointing. Hostess COVID mask with political/ social messaging seemed inappropriate and unprofessional to us. Food was delicious- served hot which we appreciated, but service was otherwise fair to poor.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the service was very good and all of the food was excellent. Veal Parmesan sandwich, shrimp Alfredo, chicken Parmesan, and chicken rigatoni were all very tasty.
Our go to place for Italian food!

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MatthewL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was terrific, but almost left after the rude greeting from The hostess..then the waiter could not make any wine or dinner recommendations..the dinner was tasty and worth the price but then $7.25 for a single ok canoli ? For that price you should get 2 or be the best ever! Tried this place because of DDD... maybe I went on a bad night.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The vinaigrette dressing on the house salad was almost like pure vinegar. My friend's food was bland. Our server was great though.

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DaveC
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Server was not the greatest. But not all their servers are this bad. I know that this was a once in a while experience with the server. I just expected more.

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Remme
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been visiting Colorado Springs because my son was in school there. School or no school, Paravicini's is a really good reason to visit the Springs. Authentic Connecticut Italian food à la Wooster Street in New Haven. I've always had a great meal every time I've visited and eaten here. Everything on the menu is good. I give it my top recommendation.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They were overstated for Covid- felt uncomfortable

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TerriM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and friendly atmosphere! Lots of great choices as well.

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SteveP
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

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KenS
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Late lunch/dinner on a Saturday afternoon, food was very good and service was excellent.

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ChrisH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food and drink as always - they mix real Negronis not little wimpy ones. Al fresco occasionally gets loud with cars going by but preferred to indoors these days. Best Italian south of Denver area, I always recommend Paravicini's to anyone dining in the Old Colorado City area.

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Orange446
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner. I am so glad I booked ahead to reserve a table because when we got there the wait was an hour and a quarter. We would definitely go back there. The chicken I had was the tenderest ever.

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EarlI
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Found this place through an internet search. Location was easy to find and had ample parking. Food was fantastic! Service was pleasant. We would highly recommend and look forward to visiting again.

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TreyC
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was very impressed. Our waitress, Katy, was great, attentive, and was able to give detailed information about everything on the menu. She checked in regularly and ensured everything was perfect. The food was out of this world, very good, presented beautifully, and tastes great. Nice little restaurant in Old Colorado City with a good "vibe." I will definitely be going back even though its nearly a 45 minute drive from where I live. Can't recommend it enough.

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JeanneW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Feels homey and the food tastes homemade. It always feels like a treat to go there.

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kathy
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Waiter did a lot of talking and not much listening.
Our side pastas were wrong, even after he repeated those back to us.
He brought the wrong bottle of wine.
Then we had to wait for our food so long that the people who came in after us were long gone.
Wanted another round of drinks, as we ordered them, but the waiter told us we didn’t ask him, which wasn’t the case.
Asked for a manager , no one came.
Called the next day they said a manager would call, still waiting.
Wanted to show them the courtesy of explaining what happened so it doesn’t happen to other diners.
Didn’t want to leave a bad review but...
If the manager doesn’t care enough to return a phone call.
Don’t waste your time.
Definitely would not recommend !

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 2581 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.