Much better than I expected based on some prior reviews. Nice ambiance. Service wasn’t the greatest but they seemed short handed and our server did the best he could. Food overall was excellent. Good selection for kids. We had fried artichokes which were very good. I had chicken involtini and would recommend.
The complimentary tiramisu at the end of the meal is always a treat. The ambiance is normally very nice, but unfortunately at our last visit we were seated next to a party of 15, 8 of whom were boisterous young children left on their own at one end of the table. We felt like we were sitting in a school cafeteria. It was difficult to carry on a conversation. Not so great for a relaxing dinner, but good for families, I guess.
Portion of lasagna was very small. Salads never showed up, until after meal. Chicken toscano was good. Place was understaffed, making service slow.
The food was delicious, but it was an off night for service. If you’re not in a hurry, great place to take kids.
The food was good. The service was very slow. Took over an hour to get our food. There were 9 of us. Server brought our food out plate by plate instead of all at once. Not worth the price or time.
We had a large party. They were very accommodating. Few little hiccups (appetizer forgotten but comped). Overall great. Food very good. Kid friendly. Staff very helpful. Will definitely be back!
Great pizza/Italian Place. Very nice they take reservations. Good service and ambiance - great place for large groups.
As usual the food was fabulous, it was an early lunch and enjoyed that it wasn’t very crowded at that time. Of course it filled up but it did not impair our service. Great place for lunch and dinner.
We went to Cugino’s last week and had a great dinner! Started with the mussels and calamari, which were delicious. I had the homemade pappardelle with bolognese sauce and my husband had eggplant parmesan - we both really liked our dishes. Girls had pizza which was very good. Waitress was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Overall great food and dining’s experience!
Absolutely amazing pizzas. Good wine list. Friendly staff.
My boyfriend and I were in Steamboat for vacation. Our dinner at Cugino’s was our last night there. The server was so great. Friendly and helpful. The focaccia bread he brought out before the meal was AMAZING!!! I’ll be dreaming of that bread for a long time. Our pastas were so tasty and well presented. We left with smiles and full bellies. I would recommend Cugino’s to anyone. If not for living in Florida I’d go there quite often.
It’s nice to have a consistently good Italian restaurant in Steamboat
The service was friendly, but they seemed overwhelmed and forgot a few items of our order. They were also out of servers food items including French fries.
The owner is so nice!
Great food and got us in at the last minute. Great restaurants!
Our family of six waited 90 minutes for our food. This is the second time we have had this experience at this restaurant. Many other tables were also waiting a very long time and complaining. Our server said the kitchen “had a hiccup and had to remake several dishes.” We will not be returning.
Was on vacation with the family and decided to try it. Overall it was just so so . I felt very claustrophobic in the restaurant I realized how many tables and chairs were crowded around. My son and I had the Calzone and was not special but also not bad. My wife had the Philly cheese steak sandwich which did not come with nor could you get Au Jus. How can an Italian restaurant serving that not have Au Jus? Overall just ok.
Quite honestly, the worst dining experience I’ve ever had. It was so bad the restaurant gave us a free meal. I can’t see us ever returning. It was a birthday celebration and the birthday girl had to leave before the food ever showed up because it had taken two hours and she needed to take her 14 month old home to go to bed.
Awful service! We had a reservation and arrived 5 minutes late because we couldn't find parking. We were seated immediately and next to the fireplace which was nice. That was the only thing that was nice that evening. Our waiter took a few minutes to come over and introduce himself and take our drink orders. We only wanted water.
Our waiter disappeared for 20 minutes as he was attending to another table, much larger group, drinking bottles of wines. Doesn't take a genius to understand why he "disappeared." He eventually takes our order, brings bread 5 minutes later and we wait for our food. We waited for over 45 minutes, and our waiter even walked by, saw the dirty dishes and empty cups but didn't bother to clear the plates or refill our cups. He actually gave a look that said, "Im not picking up anything right now and walked by us.
Another family sat 5 minutes after us, had a different waiter, and was eating in front of us as we waited for our food. They had appetizers, drinks and entrees as we waited and stared at each other. During all of this waiting, the stupid waiter came over to speak to us about our plans for the weekend to distract us from the fact that he simply forgot to put in our order.
My partner eventually speaks to the manager. The manager comes over 5 minutes later with the waiter and our food. In that moment, we decided to leave. We sat at a restaurant for over an hour, to eat bread and drink water. The manager didn't even apologize and let us walk out. He shouldn't be a manager nor does he act like one. He's unprofessional. Awful service. Whether we order drinks our not, we shouldn't be ignored and treated differently. Thanks for ruining our Valentine's Day dinner.
So many large parties is a draw back for this family of four but the food is yummy! Meatballs over polenta is my favorite!
It was AWESOME!!
Waited 30 minutes finally got a small glass of overpriced wine. Out of five dishes. 630 pm? Waitress was polite but poorly trained and over scheduled. Staff was robotic and downtrodden. We left (never done this in fifty years.) and went to Aurum across the street. Had a fabulous meal with outstanding service. Staff was happy and friendly. Day and night.
A bit noisy so I’d suggest not for a quiet occasion
The food here is amazing. We were 6 family members here to ski. A good hot comfort meal was on the agenda. The calamari are so lightly crusted and fried to perfection. I had the Eggplant Florentine which was full of flavor. The pizza was excellent, thin crispy crust with fresh ingredients. The atmosphere was quiet, cozy, welcoming with a great fire, albeit a little too warm. Service was excellent. Recommend a reservation but would definitely go back again and highly recommend!
Good food, friendly service, once seated we were treated very well. Only complaint is that it did take a while to get our seats even though we had a reservation.
The pizza crust was the best I have ever had. Crispy on the outside but soft on the inside. Had the Apricot ale and pizza for $9. Great deal!
As usual great food and service in a full restaurant. The owner, John took the time to say “Hi” and had a short conversation with us. We consider Cuginos as a “go to” restaurant for us.
Everything was great except someone took our reservation saying they were us, but the restaurant reacted quickly and sat us immediately. Wait staff was stressed out and a little slow but very friendly which made up for it
We had a very early reservation on a weekday we'd both missed lunch. The personal size pizza I had was more than filling, and my husband was unable to finish his stromboli. We also enjoyed happy hour drinks and lingered as we had the restaurant mostly to ourselves next to a crackling fire.
This restaurant has lots of potential however our pizzas were very doughy and even after requesting they be cooked a little longer the middle was still doughy. Appetizers and salads were very good.
Appeared to only have one server, she was very pleasant but extremely slow.
We came in for a grown up birthday celebration. I have a ton of food allergies and sensitivities and had to make a lot of adjustments to the menu for my dish. John, the chef came out and talked with me about what he was thinking and made me an absolutely wonderful dish with delicious veggies, fresh local meat, and skillfully crafted sauces. The entire plate was made from scratch and was absolutely perfect. I generally avoid going out to eat because it is such trouble and I always end up feeling sick after. Not so here. The special meal wasn't just passable. It was spectacular and made with care. I hear the pizza is equally as great. Highly recommend. Great ambiance.
The food was okay, but not worth the wait. It’s sad to say, but this place needs help! Hire a professional restaurant manager please! The staff was very nice, but that doesn’t excuse the hour it took to get the food. I really hope things turn around.
Food was excellent. Service was a bit slow but the restaurant seemed to be understaffed.
By far the best dining experience we had while visiting Steamboat. There were six of us dining and everyone loved their food. John, the chef/owner, went above and beyond to accommodate our daughter who is a vegan...He actually came to the table to ask her what she liked and subsequently, he created a dish that she hopes to recreate once she returns home.
Our waiter, Nick, was very efficient and personable. It was a wonderful dining experience all the way around and we look forward to returning soon.
This restaurant has become a favorite for their really good pizzas and delightful salads for lunch and dinner. They have a great variety of dishes fit for foodies. It is the best Italian restaurant in Steamboat and the owner makes an effort to meet his clientele and has really turned this restaurant around since he took over from the last owner. He imports the tomatoes and olive oil from Italy...great place.
Steak as delivered was tiny. Manager comped a second steak, which was nice, and some desserts. Pizza was good. Calzones were undercooked and doughy. Seafood linguine was so-so. While the staff made a valiant effort, we won't be returning anytime soon.
We've been eating here for years and have always like the food although they don't always have the bottle of wine we order. This time it took 2 tries and we ended up with a discount on a 130 dollar bottle which has happened before. In fact, my wife and I usually wager as to weather or not they will have the one we order. That said, it's still a great restaurant that strikes us as the type of place that's run by the owner who know no different than what he's taught him or herself over the years.
We enjoyed our food very much. The noise level was too high and we couldn’t hear all our table mates. I’d go again but ask for a table away from the kitchen.
Popular Steamboat restaurant, so reservations are a must. The Chicken Involtini was amazing! Service excellent. This was our fourth visit and we will return.
Solid Italian food. Good service. Will certainly return.