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About VistaVino Modern Grill

VistaVino Modern Grill – the perfect name for the latest offering by seasoned restaurateurs Janine and Michael Glennon. Their love of food, wine and stunning scenery brought both to Colorado in the 1990’s. Michael had worked on Cape Cod at Chillingworth in Brewster, deemed best on the Cape by the New York Times. Janine arrived via the Copper Cellar in Knoxville, Tennessee and Hilton Head. Michael and Janine met at highly regarded Sweet Basil restaurant and moved together to local favorite, Montauk Seafood Grill where they were soon working as executive chef and restaurant manager. In 1999, they took their skills to Avon, Colorado where, at the foot of Beaver Creek, they opened Vista Restaurant. Their motto of “Good Food, Nice People” quickly gained them a loyal following.

611 Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:30 pm.
Happy Hour Friday - Saturday 4:30pm - 6:00pm, open until 9 p.m.
Please note we are closed many holidays and have events. We suggest calling first.

Cross Street:
Sixth Street & Wilcox Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 660-2005

Website:
http://www.vistavinomoderngrill.com/

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking right outside our door.

Executive Chef:
Janine and Michael Glennon

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Dinners available monthly. Our next dinners are scheduled April 12th and May 11th. We are not open for regular dinner these evenings.

VistaVino Modern Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
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Special Occasion (21)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Cozy (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Local Ingredients (11)
Romantic (11)
Authentic (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Tapas (10)
Casual (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Healthy (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Seasonal (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Business Meals (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Spicy (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

As always, the good was superb, the wine top notch, and the service friendly and timely!

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 3, 2017

My husband and I truly enjoyed everything about our evening at VistaVino. The food, service, and atmosphere were all excellent. We will definitely be back, and we highly recommend it to anyone looking for a lovely, unique experience.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Menu could use a bit of updating. No fish options, other than shell fish and if you happen to be allergic to shell fish, you're out of luck. Loved the Arancini appetizer and that is gone. Grilled Caesar salad, was not really grilled like it usually is. Was good for Castle Rock where there aren't a lot of good choices.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great Food, good wine and wonderful service. My chief complaint was the noise level made it hard to,carry a conversation. We were sitting at the two top next to the bathrooms, so I suspect we got a certain amount of kitchen noise as well.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 28, 2017

food was good, but felt like a bit expensive. tables are packed in, but wasnt too noisy. got seated during the busy time so that was a nice surprise. food came quickly. just wont visit very often due to being pricey.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Pretty noisy so not the best for a first date. The food is off the charts awesome.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

This is our new favorite Italian restaurant. Never disappoints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Excellent food, however the portion sizes have become noticeably smaller. My Husband was still hungry when we left. I was quite full however.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Delicious food, great wine. We celebrated our 22nd anniversary, and we will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Organic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 7, 2017

This was a perfect place for a romantic date on the patio & sharing a bunch of small plates. Vegetarian options too. Waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We were there for Happy Hour with friends and were extremely pleased with the food and service. Will be back soon.

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We happened to come in on half price wine night. Wine list is not huge, but the Pinot we had was delicious! Good and service were both impeccable. First time visit and if we were not moving to ABQ we would be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I had the shrimp and it was too salty, side salad was very good and the potato cake was average. You can substitute for fries. My husband likes their Bolognese. The portions are average.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We had a nice meal. The food and service were very good. We would go back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We have eaten here several times. Every time we go we are not disappointed. The service is great and the food is exceptional!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 10, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Castle Rock! Unique menu and everything we have tried was delicious!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We have been to VistaVino a few times before. Every time that we go, the food is awesome, the wait staff is wonderful and the owner is friendly and welcoming. I had the halibut this time. It was absolutely delicious. I hope it will still be on the menu next time that I go.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Thank you wonderful menu choices and service. We enjoyed your outdoor eating area.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Once again the food at Vista Vino was consistently delicious. The manager on duty was helpful in getting things started for us and checked back frequently. Our server, who I suspect might have been a newer staff member was just OK (he did his job, but wasn't anything special, wasn't very attentive, and seemed a little awkward at times).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Great service and food. Love those pasta purses and lobster bisque.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 30, 2017

We go here frequently and are never disappointed. This time I met two friends who have never been there before. They both loved it!

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We love this place! The food is always amazing and you are never disappointed. We had the wagyu ravioli as a special appetizer, should add it to the menu, amazing!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We went on a Saturday night with another couple and had a really good appetizer and the ladies ordered a reasonable bottle of wine. The first problem was bar service as the guys ordered vodka and tonics and they did not arrive. We glanced at the bartender and she was chatting with a customer at the bar and did not look too busy. When we asked the server why our drinks did not arrive she stated that the bartender was very busy - this is a small place and just a glance behind us told us otherwise. Finally we got our drinks. We then ordered the special ravioli and when it arrived we were surprised that the portions were so small - three raviolis for $30 - they were OK. We made the same mistake and ordered another drink and got the same treatment. Soup was good and the salads were good but overall not a good night and not great value.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 26, 2017

We went there to celebrate my wife's birthday and it was enjoyable and relaxing even though the power went out to the restaurant due to a blown transformer. It actually made the ambiance even better and they were still able to get our food to us hot. The food was excellent, atmosphere inviting, service was top notch and friendly even with the challenges associated with losing electric power. We would go there again in a heartbeat.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant with good food and service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 19, 2017

This was our second time and it was just as delicious and superb as the time before. Highly recommend this to anyone who wants great food and great service!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 18, 2017

We went on Thursday because they have 50% off wine bottles! The staff there is incredibly friendly:)

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Excellent food, service, and modestly priced wine list. Staff is very welcoming and knowledge able regarding the menu. Monthly wine tasting events are well done and reservations go quickly. Owners are hands -on with service and suggestions for food and wine pairings. Our new favorite restaurant.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The food as always was awesome, although my husband said the portions were too small, even with having appetizers.

The biggest downer was an altercation with the owner/maitre'd, who reemed me out in front of our guests from Australia. My husband is quite sensitive when he feels like I am out-of-line or pushing something too far. I asked him when she left, if I had gone too far, first in being seated at the bar and then not very nicely being told that I had to move, as I was blocking the drink service, and then asking for the same price on a bottle of wine, when after much back-and-forth, we could not get the originally chosen bottle ($3 difference). My husband said, "maybe a little, but she was clearly belligerent."

When I had pointed out to her that it was difficult for me to get up and down off stools due to my being handicapped from a couple of knee surgeries, she yelled at me that I could tell her nothing as she had had 8 knee surgeries. I did not mention just coming off of major surgery for a total rebuild of my abdominal wall or my shoulders not working, also needing surgery, which complicates my ability to maneuver.

Anyway, my recommendation comes with some hesitation, as this incident really ruined the evening for me and our guests.

The place was so noisy that I could rarely hear anyone speak. I would suggest that if you have problems in noisy places, ask for a table outside or go times were they are not so busy.

The waitress and bar tender were excellent. I would have given 5 stars, if the owner situation had been different.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The food selection was varied and every dish was well prepared and a delight to the palette.
Definitely going back. Great service and friendly staff.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We recently moved to Castle Rock and were looking for a restaurant that was at least a step above a chain. Vino Visto had great reviews so we tried it. We were not disappointed. It is a lovely small, original restaurant,with delicious choices on the menu. We went on a Saturday night at Happy Hour. We tried several things on the menu and were pleased with all but one. We will definitely be back! If you are dining with small children, they do not have high chairs. It is a very small place which is a huge part of the charm. A treasure in a small town. Totally would recommend this wonderful place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Meet a friend that was in Denver here for dinner and it's was fabulous. We tried lots of yummy dishes and would highly recommend this place if you are a foodie. Atmosphere was not great but the food was so good you don't even notice.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Cozy, Organic, Authentic, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 9, 2017

This is our new favorite Italian restaurant. The pasta purses are our favorite!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Friendly, comfortable, great food and not too big or small, and reasonably priced.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Easy to book a reservation on line with much availability. Great food, great service and reasonably priced. Happy hour until 6 p.m. which was great too!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Very good service. Very good atmosphere. Very very good food. Most enjoyable!!!Thank you

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on April 27, 2017

It was amazing.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on April 26, 2017

This was one of the best meals I've ever eaten! You've entered the top 5 of our favorite Denver area restaurants.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 19, 2017

This was our first time to this restaurant. It was recommend it to us by friend that frequents the restaurant. It was everything we were told, fantastic! Can't wait to go again. Will be telling my friends. Delicious measl with fantastic service!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 14, 2017

As always we love this place!! Very delicious, very personal & always busy so make reservations! Great wine list to choose from & I highly recommend the "purses" :) Wonderful neighborhood GEM!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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