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Ellina, Aspen, CO

Ellina

4.7
4.7
358 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

8:30 PM


Booked 43 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 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, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 358 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mountains

    Italian

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  1. L

    Lanny

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Very loud so hard to talk. Red Snapper was not fresh. I know it’s Aspen, but it’s still overpriced. The restaurant is not what it used to be.
  2. j

    jerseygirl

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Wine list is amazing and Jill is extremely knowledgeable and friendly!
  3. GG

    GraceG

    Birmingham

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE it here always !!!
  4. H

    Hungry

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in aspen!!
  5. MG

    MargiG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious and served in a quiet, intimate atmosphere.
  6. JA

    JenniferA

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a great dinner in the cozy, warm space. Had a really helpful wine conversation with the sommelier and ended up with an outstanding bottle. Lovely dinner!
  7. m

    markt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ELINA... locally owned, excellent octopus and main course, friendly professional service... not to be missed... the corporates moving into Aspen, can never replace the authenticity of ELINA

    EllinaResponded on January 21, 2023Thank you we love this support, means so much to us!

  8. SR

    SueR

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, great food and wines, perfect attentive but not intrusive service
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    I probably should’ve know that this “italian” restaurant wouldn’t be great when I saw tacos and poke on the menu, but I hoped for the best! Unfortunately everything was pretty bad.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The hostess was accommodating and got us in earlier than our reservation was for. There aren’t many vegan/vegetarian options, though. Was a bit loud and tables were close together. Great cocktails and dessert made to order!
  11. a

    alanbill

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and food. A bit noisy but really in a bad way.
  12. MF

    MaryFSG

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We loved it!
  13. AB

    AmeliaB

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious entrees. Excellent wine list. Superb attentive service
  14. B

    Betty

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service are always amazing and never disappoint, however, there was techno music being played during dinner so it was very difficult to hear our own conversation. The noise level is the only reason for my 4 stars rating
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tastebud insanity, amazing food, great wine list… giddy up.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service, even better food. I recommend the Black Pepper Fettuccine!
  17. RP

    RosaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service also. However we were late due to snow conditions and the hostess was rude enough to tell us we needed to leave by 8:00. She had horrible customer attitude. Perhaps a better solution would have been for her to express to the waiter to move our ordering fast so that we would be done by the 8:00 deadline.

    EllinaResponded on January 5, 2023We are glad you enjoyed the food and service. When a group of 8 shows up nearly 40 minutes late for a reservation, if we are even able to still seat you, we do have to inform you that your 2 hour time slot has been shortened. The restaurant was completely full, so its not as simple as informing your waiter to 'speed up ordering'. I do apologize that she was not sweet enough about it, but we did our best to accommodate you after you showed up way past you reservation time with a large group.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Ambiance was nice, food was okay, but nothing impressive. Our waiter was quite rude. We called before the reserved dinner to reschedule if at all possible and the woman who answered was beyond snotty and very condescending, then hung up on me. We still went to the dinner, but I wish we wouldn’t have gone. We won’t return and we won’t recommend it to anyone else. So many other AMAZING choices in Aspen. I’d rather spend my time somewhere else with polite people and excellent service.

    EllinaResponded on January 4, 2023You called and tried to cancel a 6 top an hour before your reservation. I told you no problem but there would be a cancellation charge, and then you told me someone was sick in the group but fine you would come with the sick person. I asked you not to come if someone was sick and you said its just motion sickness. We didn't appreciate your tone with us either, or your rudeness to your server Martin (see other reviews praising him), and think its best for you not to come back either.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend 👍
  20. N

    Natgeo

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was ok but definitely not worth the price.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    I know everything is expensive in Aspen, but this place is definitely overpriced for what you get. No way to actually call the restaurant directly either.

    EllinaResponded 2 days agoTo be fair, you are leaving a review for a $350 prix fixe New Year's Eve dinner. We were $1000 less than anywhere else in town - but it should be noted you are not reviewing the restaurant on a normal night. NYE is an expensive night, especially in Aspen, from dive bars to the top. Our standard, nightly menu is one of the more reasonable in town for fine dining. We also have a phone number and email link on our website, its quite easy to contact the restaurant if you try.

  22. AP

    AmandaP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in Aspen. The food and wine are spectacular as is the service
  23. EW

    EdwardW

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    There is no sound buffering in the restaurant. Consequently, the noise level was unbelievably high and we were unable to carry on any regular conversation during our entire dinner. The food was very good but because our family of five was unable to converse with one another, except by yelling, our overall experience was quite poor.
  24. s

    scoop

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In my opinion, this is the one of the best, if not the best, Italian restaurants in Aspen. The service is very good but not intrusive, the cocktails were excellent, everything we ordered was very good. The stand outs are the artichoke bruschetta, the black pepper fettuccini and don’t miss the short rib it is to die for. The dessert with house made biscotti, vanilla gelato and espresso is amazing. It can feel slightly claustrophobic in the back of the restaurant with the stone wall and low ceilings, but it also adds to the charm.

    EllinaResponded on January 5, 2023This is why we do what we do! Thank you so much for the great feedback!

  25. GS

    GeoffS

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great and consistent! The food is wonderful with a perfect variety and always prepared perfectly. Jill is great!

    EllinaResponded on January 5, 2023Thanks Geoff, Best customer of 12 years award goes to you!

  26. EK

    EstherK

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best waiter we’ve ever had. We had a lot of questions and asked for recommendations and he kept his sense of humor. Same with our sommelier. He recommended a delicious bottle of Chianti that was in our price range. The food was excellent. The room with stone walls was cozy. A really lovely experience.

    EllinaResponded on January 5, 2023We are so glad you enjoyed your experience! Hope to see you again soon!

  27. MM

    MichaelM

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome meal and Martin is a great server.
  28. MN

    MaryNn

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food!
  30. GG

    GregG

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal Italian restaurant in the heart of Aspen. Excellent ambiance, the service was fantastic and the food was superb. Highly recommend.

    EllinaResponded on January 5, 2023Thank you so much! Means so much to us!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service and ambiance but the food was hot or miss. Tuna and spaghetti dishes were strong. Artichoke, calamari and chicken dishes weak. Also, a table near us was too loud. Server was very happy and friendly which made up for most of it.
  32. t

    thomasb

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing great food and service !
  33. ND

    NancyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent foods - the short ribs were to die for - fast service - a bit noisy not the best acoustics.
  34. JB

    JosephB

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, cozy dining room with lots of energy! We walked past the busy little bar & into the main room which was full of happy customers & several servers buzzing around with amazing looking dishes! Our table was waiting, as reserved, which was nice. The service was perfect, the wine list impressive, and the delicious food came out in very reasonable time! We had 3 filling courses so skipped dessert (they looked amazing, though!) Would definitely recommend & will return.
  35. DG

    DeborahG

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ellina is always our favorite restaurant in town. Jill and her Team are so professional and nice. Of course the food and wine are fantastic. Don’t miss the new taco menu!
  36. AG

    AspenGirl

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ellina is truly the BEST spot in Aspen, Colorado. Don’t miss out. Make your reservations today. All the servers are exceptional, but ask for Martine! Tell him Julie sent you.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Excellent place eaten here before but this trip very few Italian meals on menu and way too much seafood for us .. it’s always noisy on a weekend and bill for four with no drinks was over $350. Plus I would really like a choice of a couple appetizers to be shared . Overall still like and will be back.
  38. n

    njatty

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a great meal and great experience. Love the menu, ambiance, service.
  39. CL

    CharlesL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best! Food was incredible and the vibe was spectacular.
  40. B

    Bryan

    Key West

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Perfect service actually. Food good to very good, particularly the short rib and pasta. Prices are quite high, but hey, it is Aspen.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Ellina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 925-2976.

Ellina is rated 4.7 stars by 358 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 43 times today
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 Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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, Takeout, 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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