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Tue, 4/24
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9:30 PM
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VistaVino Modern Grill

4.7
447 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Contemporary American
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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.
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Phone number
(303) 660-2005
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Janine and Michael Glennon
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sixth Street & Wilcox Street
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Parking details
Plenty of parking right outside our door.
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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.
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 447 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.4
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great service and Food! Intimate atmosphere. Would absolutely recommend!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was wonderful from appetizer to dessert! We look forward to our next visit!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We shared another great meal at Vista Vino with neighborhood friends. Food was delicious and service was impeccable. Pasta Purses perfect again. The mussels were wonderful and a generous size bowl!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Michael provided excellent service! He was polite, personable, and helpful in making selections. His suggestions and knowledge of the menu guided me to an outstanding dinner!!! The shrimp and grits were phenomenal! The bread and garlic bean dip were delicious and a lovely way to begin the meal. I highly recommend Vista Vino!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

As usual, great food in a lively atmosphere. We sat at the bar and enjoyed our meal completely. The fresh Halibut was great.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Nice place, a little loud, food was good, but not wow, except for the meatball and spaghetti sauce - that was wow! Service was very good!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The restaurant is small and was full when we arrived which lead to a noisier atmosphere than we have experienced in the past. But the food is wonderful. We enjoyed the halibut and have had small plates as well in the past. Have never been disappointed. The New England clam chowder (when on the menu) is the best we have ever had! Hands down!!
A good wine selection and the staff could not be friendlier.
It is our favorite place to dine in Castle Rock.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wonderful place! Great room, very intimate but it was quite loud. Food = extremely good.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This was our second time of being able to attend Vista Vino and we will look forward to the next time!! Such great food, the staff is so wonderful and it is so worth it!!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Food great!! Service SO poor; perhaps a new server; had to ask twice for water; owner finally brought it...as she checked on our table twice ( why I think new server). Waited WAY too long for dessert menu...and for the check!! Imagine that!!Was ready to stand up to leave!! It was the end of happy hour...but they should know what the diner numbers are for the evening!! and please put chardonnay on the happy hour drinks!!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Never disappoints and I always crave it the next day

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Menu seemed expanded since we were last there. There were 4 of us and everyone ordered something different. All appetizers, salads and entrees were excellent. Staff was friendly and efficient. We will go back often. Glad they are open more nights of the week now.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Castle Rock. I usually get the shrimp and grits because it is so good, but chose the tuna and it was even better - the rare tuna melted in my mouth. Service was outstanding - everyone is so friendly and very knowledgeable about wine and the menu items. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Always a great meal!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We’ve eaten there many times great food and service

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The service was extremely slow and almost every course something was wrong - drinks, the main course, and dessert. With such slow, inattentive service there was plenty of time just sitting with no drink or water just waiting for the next course. The food was delicious but plate to plate of the same entree varied quite a bit. Two orders of the yellowfin tuna at our table - one came with 5 pieces of tuna and the other had two. Overall, it was a very expensive underwhelming experience.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great evening! The appetizers were outstanding and the salmon special melted in my mouth!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Only regret is that we did not discover this restaurant soon. Our party of four each ordered a different dish and several appetizers that we shared and everything that hit the table over delivered. If you have the opportunity, meet the owner Janine and have her guide you through the her wine list. You won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The food is phenomenal every time!! Love small business with a unique flare!

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We came for a light dinner and shared the mussels. They were wonderful! Ever since Le Central closed I have been reluctant to order mussels. I’ll come back just for them Plus the divine cheesecake and grilled Caesar.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We thought the food we ordered was overly greasy!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Simply wonderful in all regards. The food was amazing and wait staff was jovial and patient.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This is a favorite dinner spot of ours. We took another couple and all 4 of us were very happy with our food. The pasta purses are fantastic as an appetizer and the Red Bird chicken entree is always delicious, no matter how they choose to prepare it. We arrived before 6 and took advantage of their happy hour specials.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Way toooooo Salty carbonara! Otherwise good flavor profiles. Grilled shrimp tasted like char. Sautéed shrimp delicious...a lot of money, good meal, but I expected more. Homemade pasta really good.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We have been to Vista Vino three times with friends and always have a wonderful dinner with excellent service. We appreciate enjoying a fine dining experience in downtown Castle Rock and will continue to support your business.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

4 of us had dinner there on Saturday. We each ordered different appetizers and different entrees and shared everything with each other. Can I tell you that ALL OF IT was mouthwatering! The most delicious food EVER! Will definitely go back again and again and recommend to everyone I know!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Had a nice menu for restaurant week also. Very friendly staff

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The food is always top notch at Vista Vino. When they are busy, the ambient noise can get pretty loud. On Wednesday it wasn't quite as busy so the noise level was fine. Go for the food, you won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Mushroom soup was amazing. Service and food were excellent. Very well priced for what get.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

great food and service, but not sure if we got the 20% off as we were supposed to for happy hour.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was great... a little noisy and a little bit tight. It’s good to have a reservation.... good happy hour prices...

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1.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Our seat was right next to door, every time door opened cold blast came through. Our waitress was terrible. We have been going to Vista Vino for years, but service is definitely going down hill. No longer a favorite!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food is good but not spectacular given price/portion. Need better craft beers and a few draft choices. I got the seared tuna, but would have preferred more meat options. Spouse got Chicken dish and meat portion was very small, basically got lost in the pasta. Creme brûlée was small and ordinary, which was a bit disappointing.

Service was good, ambiance same, but food was better when we were here about 6 months ago.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

My husband and I love happy hour spots and this might be our name fave in Castle Rock! We came with our 8 month old and you never quite know how people will respond when you show up with an infant. He's always great so we weren't worried. But everyone was so nice and accommodating! The owner even took him and walked him around the restaurant for a bit so we could have a few minutes to enjoy our wine and meal. Both of which were very very good! Definitely recommend this place!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Since the restaurant is cozy, we requested a quieter table in deference to the hearing-aid wearers in our group. Our request was honored and we were warmly greeted by our server, then the owner. We ate from both the happy hour and regular menu, all of which was served with perfect timing and lovely presentation. Another bonus was to be there on Throwback Thursday, which gave us the impetus to try wine we might not have. Great place for a girls' night out!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Delicious food.
Our server was fabulous!
Our first visit and we will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

fabulous food and presentation. Our server was wonderful with a great sense of humor.
Overall one of the best dinning experiences we have had in a long time.
G Taylor

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food and good prices. Service was exceptional

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Very good food and service. Very friendly. A little loud and tables really close to each other .

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

This place hit the trifecta: great service, great food, great ambiance. We really enjoyed it!

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