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il Bistro Italiano

400 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
+1 970-243-8622
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (117 reviews)
“tiramisu” (31 reviews)
“prosciutto” (28 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
400 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here on a recent trip to Grand Junction. I thought the menu very eclectic with many good choices. I had their version of Shrimp Scampi. I loved how it was served over spiralized green and yellow squash, red peppers,...More

Thank lynnjm52
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nowhere in the description does it say that pasta fumicatta comes with spinach. I should have sent it back, but I'm too nice and my husband would never complain. Not one of their best nights for good service either. I know they can do better.

Thank Terrie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was really good. Our server, Amy, super helpful and fun. We had reservations for a Sunday evening and ended up 30 minutes early. Although half the tables were empty, they had us wait 20 minutes so they could "set the table up". The...More

Thank danamorganbarnes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friday evening on the patio... we couldn't have asked for a better visit! Every aspect of our meal was fantastic. We had amazing service from everyone, from the hostess to the bus staff. We can't wait to return the next time we are in town!

Thank popealicia
deedeecoco, Manager at il Bistro Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you very much! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited il bistro during the barrel opening wine festival, and were so pleasantly surprised with how good the food was in this little gem! They were quite busy with multiple festivals in town, so the service was a little spotty, but the food was...More

Thank SoniaWanderlust
deedeecoco, Manager at il Bistro Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review! We are happy you enjoyed dining with us and are sorry to hear the service was spotty! We are always looking for areas to improve, and are working with our servers to improve ongoing training so busy or not,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very good dinner here, but the highlight was our server, Olivia! She went out her way to make us welcome.

Thank Sherrie-Joe
deedeecoco, Manager at il Bistro Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you! We are glad to hear you enjoyed dining with us! We will make sure to pass this along to Olivia!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not book and although busy, we were soon offered a table. Food very good and reasonably priced. Great deserts and wine.

Thank Elizabeth N
deedeecoco, Manager at il Bistro Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you! We are happy you enjoyed dining with us!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the tiramisu and also Asparagus crepes! Service was wonderful and I felt the staff gave us just the right amount of attention

Thank Kimcook1
deedeecoco, Manager at il Bistro Italiano, responded to this review

Thank you very much!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Il Bistro is a place that you expect above the average cafe food. I had the lasagne and considered it bland. I tasted the pasta noodles more than the meat sauce. I have had much better lasagne is chain restaurants. To be fair, my wife...More

Thank Careermanzz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am shocked to read any good reviews for iL Bistro. Perhaps we were there at a bad time, but our experience could not have been any worse. They have fresh pasta made in the restaurant. My wife's pasta was served cold - apparently straight...More

Thank Scott W
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Last time we were at iL Bistro Italiano we brought a party of 24. That was in 2015 and had a great experience. I took my wife there tonight. We did not have a reservation but were seated in 15 minutes. Another couple came in several minutes after us without a reservation and waited with us. They were seated before us. Why? We finally were seated and sat for 20 minutes without a waiter stopping by our table and taking a drink order. Why? The couple who should have been after us received their drinks. We left and thanked the hostess for seating us. Will NEVER go back there. Boycott this restaurant. The service is poor and the customer is treated like cattle by the waitstaff. My question is why?
17 September 2016|
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Response from dahlheim | Reviewed this property |
never had that experience in 25+ visits, but 20 minutes is a lot longer in the city than here in the "country". relax.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (4th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Grand Valley Transit has a bus stop a few yards from the entrance of the restaurant on Main Street
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Grand Junction
  • Phone Number: +1 970-243-8622
  • E-mail
il Bistro Italiano opened in August 1998. Our focus is on bringing a combination of traditional Italian dishes together with some innovative ones created within the boundaries of modern Italian cuisine. The pastas, breads, sauces, and desserts are all made at the restaurant from fresh ingredients. Our wine list features a large selection of wines from Italy and Colorado, and whenever possible, we use local ingredients in our kitchen. There is always something going on at the Bistro, so look at the Events Section to learn of special wine nights, cooking classes or other featured events.