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About Paravicinis Italian Bistro

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.

2802 W. Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
28th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(719) 471-8200

Website:
http://paravicinis.com/

Catering:
Pick up or delivery, we will take care of all your party needs.

Executive Chef:
Franco Pisani

Private Party Facilities:
We have 2 rooms, one seats up to 22 the other up to 45.

Private Party Contact:
Franco Pisani or Don Uhlmeyer: (719) 471-8200

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Paravicinis Italian Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (96)
Good for a Date (81)
Casual (79)
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Authentic (76)
Good for Anniversaries (68)
Special Occasion (67)
Worth the Drive (67)
Creative Cuisine (58)
Good for Birthdays (54)
Comfort Food (49)
Fun (46)
Romantic (42)
Cozy (42)
Notable Wine List (41)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Good for Groups (39)
Great for Lunch (33)
Hot Spot (23)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Business Meals (19)
Sunday Lunch (19)
Kid-friendly (17)
Local Ingredients (15)
People Watching (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Healthy (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Late-night Find (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Great Beer (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Spicy (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Food was excellent as always. Live in Pueblo West - worth the drive. Paravicinis has been a favorite of ours for years and it never fails to delight us. Prices are very reasonable and service outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

This was our first visit and we will definitely be back. We will bring our friends and family when the are in town for a visit. Every item we tried was great and a very good value.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 5 days ago

Birthday, but visit here often. Love to support local businesses.

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·Dined 5 days ago

It was delicious and very authentic! We truly enjoyed it!!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Will come back again.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, great wine list, great service. Big portions. A little noisier than I might like, but this is now one of my favorite restaurants!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Food and service was excellent as always! Great cozy feeling making you feel very comfortable

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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·Dined 7 days ago

Great food... great service... we'll be back soon!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Whenever we are in Colorado Springs, we must go to Paravicinis. It is our go-to restaurant for dinner ... absolutely! My favorite dish is the Veal Tuscano. The meat is always super tender and the flavors are perfect. I am just realizing I have had this dish many times and it has always met my expctations.
The staff is very friendly and the owner has often stopped by to check on things. Service is efficient, so you can be in and out in a reasonable length of time, but we have never felt rushed, so you can linger a bit if you wish.
I have often recommended Paravicinis and will continue to do so.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

As usual, we came expecting a fun, friendly atmosphere and superior italian cuisine. Paravicini's does not disappoint! Great variety on their menu, from old standbys to spicy alternatives. Love it! And don't forget the desserts and dessert coffees!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We never miss enjoying their unique Italian menu. Great wine list and specials. Great experience. Make a reservation for sure!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Paravicini's never disappoint. The food and service are consistently . Whenever we are in Colorado Springs, we can never manage to dine anywhere else. A real food find!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 6, 2017

This place is ALWAYS amazing! Best Italian food within 100 miles. The "Chicken Carsoni" is exclusive to the restaurant and is one of their best dishes. For the Veal Parm, get the Vodka sauce. They know their wine also. One of the best restaurants in the Springs.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Good food, good value, casual and comfortable. Laura, our server is always nice. We'll be back...thank you!

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Food was not up to their normal standards. Been many times and very disappointed the last two visits. Salad dressing watered down and chicken piccata was watery and almost inedible. Dessert was pathetic. Probably will not go again.😂😂

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Loved the ambiance of the updated old building. Excellent service. We enjoyed lunch sized portions of spaghetti and meatballs which were excellent. I liked the addition of onion and prosciutto to a silky and delicious vodka sauce over penne pasta.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good food and great waiter. Had reservations but had to wait 30 minutes for a table.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Best Italian food in Colorado Springs!!!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We are locals. Come here often and always good. Doesn't break the bank either.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food is just fantastic. We love this place. We live quite a ways out, but it is worth the drive when we have a craving for good Italian food.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Catherine is a superb waitress. Very pleasant and delivered our entree’s and wine with a smile. Excellent taste and texture. We will return!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Delicious food, great wine, very nice ambiance and received excellent service from our gracious waitress.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The ambience at Paravicini’s is fun and happy! The food is always marvelous and the service always good! We go there often and will keep going! Too good to forget!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always a great meal with great service!!! Amazing specials, great wine list and fun ambiance.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Favorite place for date night . My wife and I always enjoy eating here. You can't go wrong no matter what you try on the menu. A+

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I am SO DISAPPOINTED with the staff at Paravincini’s. My family knew and became friends with Franco and Ted when they both worked at Bucco di Peppos. We were there for them on opening day when they started Paravincini’s and have booked countless special occasions, dinners, functions , work events and family celebrations since then. I moved away and recently came back to visit family and friends over Thanksgiving. I knew right away a family reunion dinner was to be held at Paravincini’s. I called not once but TWICE to confirm our reservations and make sure we had the back room reserved for 14 people because we would have privacy and it would not be SO NOISEY! There were two gentlemen in our party with hearing problems so I knew they wouldn’t hear in the main rooms. When we got to the restaurant we were told people were still sitting at the table for over two hours. We waited quite a long time to be seated. There is no place for 14 people to stand! Then when we were ready to be seated it was in the front dining room!!! I said we have the back room and was promptly told it doesn’t hold 14!!! I was NEVER told that when I confirmed twice. As it turned out we only had 12 which would of worked. But no, they gave it to someone else. No phone call to tell me of the decision to move us. I would of went somewhere else so my family member and friend could hear. Those two were miserable because they couldn’t hear and therefore did not enjoy themselves. I am sad that a place I use to feel welcomed in, has gotten too big for that homey feeling.
On the bright side, our waitress was nice and did her best. You know it would of not killed them to send over a bottle of wine or something!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME! We met with friends to meet my sister-in-law who was in town for Thanksgiving. Her words "With Italian like that, who needs turkey?" We will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Second time to eat here. Food and service are exceptional.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is the very best Italian Restaurant in the Springs. Franco and his staff are wonderful, our family started upstairs at Sopra, had a beverage then went downstairs for the most amazing dinner. Our family of five had a terrific time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Amazing food, great service and to die for dessert!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This place was great. I was referred by a friend and this place did not disappoint. I will definitely be trying the rest of the menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food quality is consistently excellent!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Went for the wife's birthday - excellent table, ambiance and service. Enjoyed the appetizer, salad/bread and desert, and main courses were very good but not great. Overall experience was worth the visit and we'll be back probably for a weekday dinner meal.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We called an hour ahead to see if our table was available half an hour early. We were told that the table that was reserved for us was currently almost done with their entrees, and probably so but couldn’t be guaranteed. Understandably, we were told we could come ahead and if weren’t ready that we could have drinks and appetizers at their bar area.
Upon arrival there were many people crowded around the small waiting area. We were told that our table wasn’t ready. There was no offer of bar seating or other options to wait. So we waited until our original seating time, still nothing. So I asked if I could go ahead and get a drink from the bar. The bartender was excellent, and went out of his way to assist me.
As I returned back to the small waiting area, the crowd had grown and there was little room to sit or be comfortable. At 15 minutes past our reservation time I approached the hostess, asking if we were close to being sat. The hostess’s stated that our “table” had been cashed out for half an hour but had not departed. We then watched the next 3 couples be immediately sat. I once again approached the hostess stand and was told that we’d be seated shortly. Finally we were, with a promise that we’d have a complimentary appetizer.
Our server was pleasant. We ordered our appetizer immediately, followed by salads and our entrees. Our meal was pleasant with our server checking back periodically.
Upon completion of our meal, we asked for boxes and a check, which to me is a clear indication that we were ready to leave ASAP. The check was incorrect and did not reflect our compd appetizer. We still had not received our boxes, and I️t appeared that our server was busy with another party. I️t seemed to take a long time to get the last part of service in order for us to leave.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food, great service. Reservations necessary on weekend nights, as they are a very popular Italian restrauant. Try them, you’ll be glad you did.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

very nice. Excellent food. A little bit too noisy.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Arrived on time and was told my table wasn't ready. 3 couples arrived after me and stated they had reservations at the same time as me. They were promptly seated as I was still waiting. to They were seated at their tables with just two people. When I brought this up to the staff , they said it didn't happen. I guess you need to be somebody to be treated fairly. So, if you aren't "somebody", choose to eat elsewhere!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent as always and very accommodating since our party size changed several times!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

3 of 5 meals were only Luke warm. None of us liked the salad. Bread was fantastic. Calamari was really good. My daughter has been there before for dinner and loved it. She got the same thing but didn’t think it was as good this time especially since food was not hot. I’m not sure we’ll go back or recommend to others.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Heard really great things about this spot. The appetizer was fantastic (pesto and mushroom bruschetta). My main dish was not great (shrimp scampi puttanesca) I had to add quite a bit of salt, and I'm not a bit salt person. The tiramisu was great though. Service was good. I'll definitely go back, I'll just get a different dish.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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