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Ellina, Aspen, CO

Ellina

4.7
4.7
532 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Ellina is a cozy, intimate restaurant located in the heart of Aspen.
Nestled in a stone walled dining room for the perfect backdrop in winter and fall, in the summer the large outdoor patio offers al fresco dining in the shadow of Aspen Mountain.
Known for our homemade pastas and modern Italian fare, we also mix it up with an authentic taco menu.
Wine is our passion, and Ellina's worldly wine lists offers over 2500 choices, with a particular love and focus on the wines of Italy.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (970) 925-2976
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Miguel Diaz
  • Private party facilities
    Please email elllinaaspenjill@gmail.com for buyouts and private event inquiries.
  • Neighborhood
    Aspen
  • Cross street
    Hyman Avenue Pedestrian Mall at Galena Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 532 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mountains

    Italian

532 Reviews
  1. JeffreyS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pepper Fettuccini and the Short Rib were both outstanding.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Local and hardworking ownership and excellent staff make this place consistently good.
    EllinaResponded on April 3, 2024
    wow thank you! Appreciate supportive words like this!

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  3. ScottG

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    This place is very noisy. Stone walls and a bit of a low ceiling makes this place loud.

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  4. ScottW

    Salt Lake City

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were great! Very lively but not too loud at all! We'll be back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always amazing!! We love this restaurant…. Thank you!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal, great service, but a little loud. It was tough to have a conversation at our table.
    EllinaResponded on March 23, 2024
    Thanks for the great review! As we have become increasingly busy over the years, it has gotten louder and louder during peak times. We are aware of this and are installing a noise dampening system this off-season, which should drastically improve the acoustics.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal in Aspen for our annual spring break visit. Excellent service, food and ambiance.

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  8. NicolaM

    Vancouver

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Go here for the pastas or meat. Those out of the group who had pasta, short rib and pork chop loved their meals. The fish was sub par. Very noisy but all in all a good experience. Molten chocolate cake!!! Get it!

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  9. jtsshopper

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience! Delicious & unique food choices.

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  10. Zonafade

    Greater Boston

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife devoured her tuna bowl and there was nothing left on her plate. Great intimate atmosphere and fabulous service.

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  11. RobertG

    Pittsburgh

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing dinner when in Aspen. The food and team are the best!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice, highly recommend the burrata app, octopus and linguine.

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  13. kernsie

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been there many times. The owner is always there overseeing and that’s why it is so well run and organized. The food is interesting and beautifully plated, delicious and consistent. We always leave looking forward to the next time. Our favorite restaurant in Aspen!
    EllinaResponded on March 18, 2024
    Thanks for this lovely review, means so much to us! See you soon!

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  14. Jives

    Denver

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was adequate, but not perfect. Food quality was very good.

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  15. Bill

    Cincinnati

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Aspen has had some great Italian restaurants over the years. Unfortunately many of them are no longer here. However, Ellina is here. I had a wonderful dinner with a bright, knowledgeable server. I’ll be back!
    EllinaResponded on March 9, 2024
    Thank you Bill, We really appreciate the great review, and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  16. SueD

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner! Talked to the owner who was delightful!

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  17. fadyc

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bottom line, outstanding! Booked reservation for my wife and I. Her birthday. Wondered if we could get an intimate table. We were seated in a perfect location, a special touch of the owner, Jill. By the way, Jill is an amazing sommelier as well as a totally hands-on manager. Her wine recommendation was outstanding, and she greeted us personally as we wanted to meet her and thank her for the special touch. Service was excellent and the food absolutely delicious: Calamari, Bruschetta, spaghetti marinara, ahi tuna poke bowl, and sea bass. All amazingly tasty. No room for dessert. One of our best overall dining experience.

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  18. Page

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    fabulous food and service. we treated decibels. it was at 104. hearing damage level

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  19. Khill

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time and loved our food! I had the poke bowl and loved it.. very nice!

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  20. JulieM

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had excellent food, exceptional service and what a lovely atmosphere.

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  21. PaulA

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Flavourless dishes, same dark sauce everywhere, inattentive service and deafening noise level. An ordeal for our table of four.

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  22. Hungry

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food. Our favorite restaurant in aspen . Jill (owner) makes every feel welcome!!! Try the artichoke bruschetta !!!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Busy Aspen Basement restaurant, low ceilings. Really loud and to warm, small place. Food was good .

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  24. BrookeT

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! Would highly recommend it. Very accommodating.

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  25. ToddMac

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fantastic meal at Ellina. The service was attentive, but not pushy, and the food was as good as we’ve ever had it there. Jill and her staff deliver a consistent, beautiful product every time. This is a must-visit while in Aspen.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    super friendly staff and excellent food. i always go there when i’m in Aspen.. Great!

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  27. RickB

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to dine at Ellina. Tremendous food and caring service. We come for the standbys, but this week had the pleasure to enjoy a Zuppa de Pesce special. It was out of this world. Better than those places famous for it. Enjoy dinner at Ellina!
    EllinaResponded on February 17, 2024
    Thanks Rick, We always love having you guys in, thanks for all the support over the years!

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  28. EatDrinkLaugh

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, service, and ambience. One of our favorite places in Aspen and maybe the absolute best.

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  29. Marty

    Baltimore

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Way too loud. Do something. Food good but Aspen prices. Service ok... not memorable...

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  30. Dinner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was terrific. The food was good, but the portions are very small. I had to order 2 entrees for each of my children so they had enough to eat.
    EllinaResponded on February 13, 2024
    hmmm our portions are typically not small and are actually quite generous, what entrée was small? I have never even seen an adult order 2 main courses so just curious....

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  31. foodlover

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful and delicious

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  32. LoriP

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and vibe! Great portions and drinks too !

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  33. Lazlo

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very noisy.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we had was spectacular. The octopus was perfectly tender, polenta croutons were delicious too!

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  35. jimenam

    Mexico City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pasta was perfect and delicius! But I order a fish in the menu (sea bass) and was dry, cold and the sauce doesn't match. Didn't like at all. All the rest was delicius

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  36. matiasg

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    La comida muy rica pero demasiado ruidoso. Una lástima porque el restaurante es lindo
    EllinaResponded on February 7, 2024
    Generalmente cuando un restaurante está lleno es un poco ruidoso. Creo que no es justo dar 3 estrellas solo por que todas nuestras mesas estaban ocupadas y la gente habla fuerte. Me alegro que el lugar y la comida les haya gustado! Nos pueden visitar la próxima vez en temporada baja.

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  37. CharlesS

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Ellina, great food and good location. Was quite loud, but mainly conversation rather than too loud music.

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  38. SStappas

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The service took a long time and the food was overcooked and lacked and flavor. The bread was hard.

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  39. ashleyp

    Las Vegas

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, terrific wine list and the food was outstanding. Very impressed.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time I’m in Aspen I make this restaurant a MUST!!! It is always amazing! It should be on everyone’s list of places to go!

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FAQs

Ellina is rated 4.7 stars by 532 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Ellina

430 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611-2905

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hyman Avenue Pedestrian Mall at Galena Street
  • Neighborhood
    Aspen
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Mexican
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Miguel Diaz
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (970) 925-2976
  • Private party facilities
    Please email elllinaaspenjill@gmail.com for buyouts and private event inquiries.
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