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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

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (96)
Good for a Date (82)
Authentic (81)
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Casual (79)
Special Occasion (76)
Good for Anniversaries (69)
Worth the Drive (64)
Good for Birthdays (56)
Creative Cuisine (53)
Comfort Food (51)
Fun (49)
Notable Wine List (45)
Fit for Foodies (45)
Romantic (43)
Cozy (41)
Good for Groups (41)
Great for Lunch (32)
Hot Spot (29)
Business Meals (22)
Kid-friendly (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
People Watching (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Healthy (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Tapas (5)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Seasonal (3)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined a day ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

I enjoyed dinner ther the service was great the food was great. I would go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

We very much enjoyed the dinner. Food was excellent! However, our table request was not honored, and there was no real apology. The folks at the entrance need to refine their social skills.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

While most of the other eateries in town were empty, this place was totally jumping. The selection has some classic Italian as well as very special items of there own take on dishes. The portions are really large. Our appetizer, which we shared, was enough actually as a meal! Their house salad is delicious and served family style for two.

The service needs a mention as Jamie was more than a total delight!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

i love to eat here when I am in town. The food was excellent, portions are generous, and service was good.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful from start to finish. Best Italian in Colorado Springs

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Awesome dinner with friends, definitely need a reservation for a Friday night dinner. Katherine was an awesome waitress and took better than the best care of us!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nothing compares to the #1authentic Italian restaurant in Colorado -PARAVINCINIS is our go to place for great food! Franco is an amazing man who loves his coustomers and is a fantastic employer. We have been going to this restaurant since their grand opening many years ago. Try SOPRA also, tapas and great drinks upstairs from Paravincinis. Do not hesitate, just GO but call for reservation first or you will have to wait.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Tapas, Casual, Fun, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

What a wonderful find during the trip to Colorado Springs. Loved the setting, food was excellent and the service from Valarie was wonderful. Had such a great time Thursday night we returned on Saturday nwith nout daughter. Can't wit to get back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Good as usual

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I have eaten here several times and have yet to be let down. Food and drinks are always amazing.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

My family celebrated my wife's birthday this past Wednesday and the experience was very pleasing. We made reservations and we're seated immediately upon arrival. The service and the food were both excellent. The Italian atmosphere was highly enjoyable.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and great service! The staff was very accomodating when we arrived early and also when I called a couple days in advance to increase the size of our party.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Amarillo)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Paravicinis never disappoints. We ordered entirely off of the specials menu & loved every bite. The service was on point as always even with a packed house. This is one of our go-to places in the Springs.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We ordered two pasta. Tutto di Mare was great, but Shrimp Puttanesca was terrible. Too oily and soft.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was good; however, soup was not hot and entree barely warm. Should not have to ask to have your food reheated. That said, food was good. Maybe food warmers were not working or waitress let food set to long before serving. I would go back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Best cheesecake EVER. We eat a lot of desserts and still can’t stop talking about this cheesecake.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We had another outstanding experience at Paravicini's! The food was outstanding, and the service was even better. Highly recommend!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

It's a great casual get-together for friends. My wife thought her meat was undercooked, where after, the waitress sincerely apologized, and offered to go redo it. My wife passed and the waitress brought her a free dessert and a coupon for our next visit. THAT's taking care of customers and was an excellent step beyond the expected to make sure the visit is great. Kudo's to the very friendly staff, and their focus on a great customer experience.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The filet mignon was wonderful, service was normal, the atmosphere was extremely loud and I would not recommend for a special date or occasion as it was hard to hear the other people at the table. It would be great for friends hanging out as it was a fun atmosphere. The calamari was a little rubbery and the salads were not crisp.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Without a doubt, Paravicini's continues to be our favorite! Delicious food, great atmosphere, authentic ambiance, good and friendly service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Amazing food and great service! I traveled to Denver from DC with my family and had to take them to Paravicini's.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was fabulous, service was great. Could have done without the loud pompous guy in red jacket sitting at the table next to us. He seemed to find great pleasure in berating the waitress and complained through the entire meal. If it weren’t for the great food and service we would have walked out on account of his miserable self.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

First time here we have traveled two Old Colorado City and decided to have lunch my friend had heard about the the restaurant on television . I was surprised how good the food is in this neighborhood Corner Restaurant. The waitress was wonderful and knowledgeable about all the food and drink. I asked to sit in another spot because I was too close to the door everyone walking by me when they entered or left and she moved us right away. We will be back

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Our favorite local Italian spot. Great selection, good food all around.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Absolute best Italian i’ve ever had in my entire life....must try this place

Tags: Casual, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We recently enjoyed an anniversary dinner at Paravicinis with friends and family. As usual, the food was excellent. When we realized it was restaurant week, my husband and I ordered off the menu for this occasion. What a bargain! The meal included, appetizer, salad, entrée, dessert and a bottle of wine for the two of us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had the special, which included a bottle of wine. Lots of delicious food at a great price!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We were traveling and selected Paravicini's due to its rating on the Open Table Web Site. It was completely booked except for an early seating, which we took, looking for good Italian food. The Caesar salad was some of the best we have ever had, obviously freshly made. The Shrimp Puttanesca was flavorful, without being spicy and the veal parmigiana was well cooked without being dry and over done. We feasted and were impressed with every selection we ordered. The service was attentive but not intrusive. This is a gem, well worth many repeat visits and on the top of our list whenever we travel in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service and atmosphere were great. My pasta pesto was overcooked and did not have a fresh basil taste. It was swimming in a pool of cream?? My son's alfredo looked much better as did the cheese ravioli. Prices were very reasonable.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Friendly service, amazing quality food. Perfect for a great Italian lunch or a cozy romantic Italian dinner

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Very busy. Happy we had made reservations. No waiting and ample table to seat four comfortably.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

I come here at least every 2 weeks. Best reasonable Italian I've found in Colorado Springs.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The service was slow. The bread didn't come until the salad did, and the meal came before the salad was half gone. The Chicken Marsala was acceptable, but not great.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Absolutely worth a visit! The food is delicious - nice variety of choices.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We've been here a couple of times before and it was the best Italian food in the Colorado Springs area. This time some of the pasta was overcooked, some undercooked, the ingredients seemed to have lower quality. A little disappointing this time, but hopefully an outlier.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very good authentic Italian food and the service was great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We have eaten at Paravicini’s many times and it is always excellent. Great Italian food, great Bread, great wine list and a number of non-Italian dishes that are delicious too. The salmon Jeanette with shrimp and mustard cream sauce is to die for. They also have one of my favorite desserts the parfait. It’s a layering of ice cream, caramel sauce, whipped cream and is awesome!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

One of my most favorite places to eat in Colorado Springs. Have never been disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant in every way. The food is great, as is the service. We always choose this place first when we are in CO Springs.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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