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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Your sweetheart loves Italian, and we've got you covered. Whether downstairs in the original Paravicini's, or upstairs in our new chic dining space SOPRA, we've got you covered with some great Valentine's Day dinner for 2 specials.

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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (87)
Good for a Date (80)
Authentic (72)
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Special Occasion (66)
Good for Anniversaries (65)
Worth the Drive (63)
Casual (62)
Good for Birthdays (55)
Creative Cuisine (48)
Cozy (46)
Notable Wine List (45)
Fun (43)
Comfort Food (43)
Romantic (43)
Great for Lunch (37)
Good for Groups (36)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
Hot Spot (21)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Business Meals (18)
Kid-friendly (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
People Watching (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Healthy (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tapas (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Spicy (3)
Great Beer (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The food is always fabulous! Service was friendly and kept our glasses full. Our group all agree, it is very loud, even in the back room. We had a difficult time having conversation. We love the restaurant!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 3 days ago

It was really loud in there and not cozy or romantic where my husband and I were sitting which was a bit disappointing. However, the food was absolutely amazing! I got the chicken Marco and I loved it! Our server was great. We will definitely go back again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great local place - good food, generous portions, good service (Jamie provided excellent recommendations!). Always like to stop in when I'm in town.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

This has been my favorite restaurant in the Springs for quite some time but I’m so sad to say that this last experience was terrible. Our waiter was so rude, we like to have some drinks, have a few appetizers and take our time before we order our main dishes. Our waiter made it very obvious that he wanted us to get in and out as fast as possible. I come for the experience as well as the food. He swiped our salads and appetizers before we were even finished and before we could even say anything! And the worst part is that I ALWAYS order the Capellini Pomodoro and it was completely different and unsatisfactory from what I’m used to. Such a disappointment. I’m on the prowl for another favorite Italian restaurant😢

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Food is good, service was very slow. It is very noisy and not a good place for people that are hard of hearing. This was my fourth time there and the service continues to be Not good. I'll find Italian elsewhere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food was wonderful, our waitress was lovely and my daughter had a nice time on her birthday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 15, 2018

This should not be listed as gluten free. There was one gluten free entree- a steak over potato chips. My husband’s scallops were very disappointing. Won’t be returning.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

As usual, great food and service. Our go-to place with friends or special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food and service was very good. The prices are very reasonable and the atmosphere was relaxed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

We were surprised to find a menu filled with authentic Italian and on site made sauces and pastas. My fiancé and mother in law had a great night out! Our waitress was very nice and attentive to our table.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was absolutely fabulous! We always enjoy dining here

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Service is outstanding, food is delicious, and my husband and I always look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Paravicini's is always busy, and with good reason; the food is always excellent. My only criticism (and I don't know what could be done about it) is that, in the winter, when it's frigid out, every time the front door opens, the tables close to the door feel it. Back room's best to avoid that. Despite that, the restaurant is one of our favorites.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Casual, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food and friendly, courteous service...make sure to have a reservation as it gets busy fast...can't go wrong here...have fun!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great Beer, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Food was terrific, salmon was cooked perfect, veal porcini was tender, and sauces were very good. Service was friendly and prompt. Only reason for 4 stars was that we had indicated birthday on the reservation and also mentioned it to the server, but no special attention or any add on ... so a little disappointed in that. We will be back however.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food was great service was great my only negative is space. Tables are a bit to crowded.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Kat was our server, and she was phenomenal. Not only did she ask specifically about wanting vermouth in my gin martini (which is rare), but her food recommendations were on point. It was my wife's birthday, and I wanted to take her some place special. The service was perfect, the food was amazing and I will definitely be back. I've already blasted this on FB as the best service we've had in Colorado Springs. I would recommend this place to anybody looking for great food, great drinks and impeccable service. In a word, Awesome.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Hello, your restaurant was named as the "best" Italian restaurant in Colorado. So, as lovers of Italian food we wanted to try your restaurant. The actual table was small. With only the bread plate and four wine glasses there was no room left for an appetizer with it's plates and utensils.
Our server we had was very unfriendly. I wanted angel hair pasta, you had none. My "Tutto di Mare" was tasteless. Not enough garlic in the white sauce. I asked for extra spicy and received only spicy. My wife's veal piccata also lacked flavor. Our friend had sausage and spaghetti, her red sauce was delicious. The house Chianti was very good, I had three glasses. We were seated near the kitchen and the noise of the clanging pots and pans was almost unbearable.
Sorry for the poor review of our restaurant, but this was my experience.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were there for our 2nd of 3 anniversary dinners. The best and we are from Denver, not Colorado Springs. I would recommend all day long!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We were new to the area and wanted some authentic italian cuisine for a family get together. We found this gem through open table’s search and it’s high star reviews. We were not disappointed! The service was fantastic (Stacy) and the ambiance was perfect. Considering our family is italian, we have high expectations about italian food. The choices were varied and had something for everyone in our group including four children. The taste of each dish was sampled by many and the unanamous decision was this was as good as grandma could have made. We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the Colorado Springs area. We can’t wait to visit again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great food, even better service! Highly recommend Paravicinis for any occasion!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Celebrating granddaughter’s recent engagement. Food was good and portions were ample. Wait person went above and beyond by delivering a hand written note and a dessert to granddaughter. Everything was great - as always!!!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

food was outstanding will definitely b going back and would definitely recommend

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

We've enjoyed multiple meals that were fantastic here. We've usually gone with friends and both of our families have included kids that ranged in age from 4 to 10. The wait staff was friendly towards our children and nobody seems to mind that we had kids. The food is excellent and if you were looking for authentic Italian This Is The Place To Go. Excellent restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! You'll love this place!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a lovely New Year's Eve dinner at Paravicini's!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was good, Catherine was attentive. Overall, a nice experience.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was great and Valerie's service was very good. Enjoyed the quiet atmosphere, although we were seated close to the back door on a chilly evening and every time people came or went out that door we got a blast of cold air.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great place to go on a date. We were a little cold because the door kept opening and we were in the breeze way. The food was really good as normal. I was slightly disappointed with mine because there wasn’t as much sauce as normal. Can’t wait to go back and give 5 stars all the way down!

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was great, as always. I have yet to find a table that’s not a little bit drafty, but besides that downside, we still keep going back because the food and service is great!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Good food, service was slow, glad we made reservations - CHRISTmas eve. Will come back on next visit to Colorado Springs.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Fabulous cuisine, but don’t sit by the door in the winter.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We agree wholeheartedly with all of the other great reviews! We are so happy that we chose this place for our Christmas Eve Dinner. The food was so delicious and we loved every moment of the dinner. The Veal Giuseppe was fantastic! My wife had the Chicken Marco and it was fantastic and large enough to feed 3 people. We will be back!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Love this place. Waitress was trying to rush us at first but figured out we were not in a hurry and slowed down. Food was amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Awesome n food was delicious ... it was a great time n we did not have to wait long for our food

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

My family was in for Christmas, so we decided to dine here. They were impressed with it, and we will certainly return.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fun, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were there for my mom's birthday - just a couple days before christmas, so it was fairly busy. The food was good, nothing too outstanding, but good. Price point might be a tad high for the entrees given that they are pretty standard italian fare with regards to quality and creativity. The wait staff seemed, at times, to be annoyed with our requests such as extra plates so we could all share dessert. However, given the lack of competition in the area, we would return and would suggest it to others.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

As always, Paravicinis does not disappoint! I've been going there for years, and it just seems to get better and better!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Overpriced, overseasoned, subpar pasta and all of us had a slightly upset stomach in the hours following dinner. Had two little ones with us, which had been mentioned in our reservation, and we were seated in front of the door...every time door opened we were blasted with freezing air. Pretty loud, but tolerable. Server was average, slow on beverage refills and mia for a while. I'd like to love this spot, but I don't think we'll be returning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Absolutely delicious! From the arancini appetizer to dessert, everything was wonderful! I had the veal porcini over angel hair pasta, my husband had the scallops diavolo, daughters had the chicken Marco over fettuccini Alfredo, all were delish.

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