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Located in Beaver Creek Village next to the ice rink, Toscanini combines Colorado ingredients with modern culinary interpretations of old world cuisines. With a geography that ranges from the Italian Alps to coastal Mediterranean, how people cook and eat makes for a broad minded cuisine, even more so with the blend of Northern Italian, Austrian, North African and Venetian traditions. The Toscanini culinary team delivers an artisan "craft" interpretation including scratch made pastas, gnocchi, gelato, hand crafted cheeses, house made sausage, prosciutto, pastrami, and terrines. Local farms, fisheries, dairies and ranchers supply momentum and amazingly fresh ingredients.
Avon, CO 81620
Hours of Operation:
2016 Summer Season (June 3rd - October 8th).
Happy Hour from 3-6pm in the bar, lounge, and patio.
Dinner from 5pm - close.
2016-2017 Winter Season (November 19th - April 8th).
Serving Daily 3pm - Close.
Apres from 3-5pm in the bar, lounge and patio.
Dinner from 5pm - close.
Across from the ice rink
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Toscanini Ratings and Reviews
Great setting in the heart of Beaver Creek Village. Lively atmosphere. Service was fine, not exceptional, but satisfactory. Food was just not good. Our son orders crab cakes pretty much everywhere. We all agreed the crab cakes here were the worst (by far) we have ever tasted. They were almost completely bread and no crab, but they also tasted strangely sweet. They tasted like fried key lime cake batter. I ordered their tagliatelle pasta at the recommendation of the server. It came with a veal, lamb, beef sauce. I was excited about a hearty dish of pasta after being on the slopes. The sauce was indistinguishable from the bolognese on my daughters kids pasta. Not bad, but just basic meat sauce. The odd thing about the tagliatelle was it had huge cubes of cold fontina cheese thrown on top, along with a ton of Parmesan, which was fine. The big cubes of refrigerator cold cheese was just weird. My wife ordered scallops, and they were probably the best entree at the table, but still nothing exceptional. I had scallops at Zach's cabin the night before and they were way better. We will not be returning to Toscanini on future Beaver Creek vacations.
Ambiance and location were great but food was sub-standard. Salad was $15 dollars and not only was it only 4 bites but it looked as if it had been prepared for a while Chicken dish was ok at best and the seafood pasta was fair. The seafood was fresh but the sauce was thick. . We booked way in advance because of location and were disappointed that the food did not match the price or the ambiance.
Salads and veal entree were very good and nicely presented. The tagliatelli was disappointing
with the pasta stuck together and dried out and the ragu had large chunks of meat at bottom of the bowl rather than a true ragu style. Some of the wines were considerably more expensive compared to same wine at nearby restaurants.
Toscanini has really improved over the last couple of years. The food is consistently good, the atmosphere pleasurable, and wine list is invitingly Italian. I have just a few observations/suggestions. When the restaurant is full, it is loud. Perhaps tablecloths would add to the fine dining experience it deserves and the cloths would soften some of the surrounding noise. Second, I feel I was rushed through my dinner. The sever can make appropriate inquiries to the table to see if the group is an eat-and-go assemblage or one that wants to enjoy an evening out. We were the later. Finally, while I enjoyed the selection of Italian wines, and price does not scare me away from trying a new wine, I think you could include more bottles that are $100.00 or under.
Great place to go in Beaver Creek Plaza to watch the ice skating and shop in the Plaza. Service is always good. My grilled artichoke salad was OK, the artichokes were a little over grilled and tough to chew but still enjoyable. The pasta dishes all looked good. I had the homemade pasta with lamb, beef and pork red Bolognese sauce. The lamb was a bit overpowering and for someone who likes a more traditional meat sauce the dish tasted a bit gamey. We also were told we could order any pasta with a plain marinara sauce. The dish that came was a spicy marinara and not a plain sauce softer to the palate. Still we will be back as the setting is delightful by the ice skating rink and nice to watch the skaters.
Huge disappointment. We have dined there in the past years. Food was simply terrible. 3 of us ordered the signature dish tagliatelle. The noodles were not cooked well and in some cases in fist size cuncks. The sauce was bland and for some reason they serve it with inch size cubes of mozzarella cheese. Looked bad tasted bad. The wine guy was good as was the wine. Server was professionall. Other than that no redeeming value.
This was our second time at this restaurant. It was ok the first time & the second time was not a good experience. The waitress was not pleasant. She seemed annoyed if you asked questions about the drinks they offered. When we ordered drinks, they were wrong. Waitress argued that was what we ordered & asked if we tried it. The food was expensive & was not good. A salad was $15 and was about 5 bites. Very small portions. I made the reservation a month before to get the day & time we wanted & things were very booked up. Food in the area must not be very good, because I can't believe this restaurant would be that busy. Must be the location. It's right outside the ice rink & lots of shopping. This is the only thing this restaurant has going for them.
Canned clams in the pasta.....with 3 whole clams on top. YES, I can tell the difference.
Waited so long for our food they gave us a complimentary glass of wine ..... however my 16 year old asked for dessert in lieu of wine and they offered her ice cream.
Really? Let her pick her own dessert.
Food was average at best
Ordered bruschetta app and they brought ONE piece of bread ..... for $15 That's offensive
$40 for plain pasta with bolognese sauce!
Skip this place. Not worth it.
We have dined often at this restaurant but erred this time in going a bit early for dinner. The after-ski crowd that goes to Happy Hour and right into an early dinner is also loaded with small children and overindulgent parents who don't rein them in well. We sat next to a large table that looed as if a grenade had gone off at it - the floor for several feet around and under the table was strewn with bits of food and tosse french fries. Felt sorry for the wait staff that had to drag out brooms and dustpans to prep for the next diners. The din can ge as incredible as the food. Hold off til about 7 or later and it quiets down to the point that you can carry on a conversation. The service here is superb and the Italian dishes on the menu are expertly prepared As a plus, from a window seat you can watch the skaters glide by on the adjacent rink. Even on a noisy night it is worth the visit!
Probably worst dining experience ever. Arrived on time for 5:45pm reservation, and told them immediately that we had Show at 7:30. We set for 20" w NO waiter. After asking several times for our waiter, finally got some attention. Service was extremely slow, even after reminding them of our show. Finally served main course at 7:03pm, which was warm at best. Pasta had whole pieces of cold cheese that wasn't melted. My scallop dish was testy, but only warm.
They did give us a 50% discount and a free bottle of wine, but didn't really make up for gobbling down 'not that great food' and walking in late for show.
Good wine selections, great bar. Unfortunately, per the waiter we had, the pasta menu is "pretty limited" for vegetarians. Basically I asked if they could prepare one of the pasta dishes in a vegetarian way (just butter actually!) and the waiter told me "no, we can't do that." I was so shocked - he didn't even ask. Of the 6-7 pasta dishes and the full list of secondi, I could pick exactly one entree. so disappointing and kind of unacceptable for an italian restaurant. We had been there before and the waitstaff was super friendly and accommodating, but this kind of ruined our Valentine's day.
Our annual men's ski trip has been going here for years. This year was a real disappointment. Our server was poor and at the end of the evening, one of our group's credit cards disappeared. The waiter deflected any responsibility and the manager (who was dressed in slacks and a shirt, no tie) was called over who did not offer much assistance other than, "we can't find the card, you'll just have to cancel it." After reluctantly agreeing to comp the bill, the waiter showed up with the card that was in his pocket. Rather than apologizing directly to the cardholder, he just told the manager and walked away. No apology from the manager either. Bottom line is that we have spent thousands of dollars at Toscanini over the years and felt we were treated poorly. Won't be returning.
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