Avon, CO 81620
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.
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
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.
Dana, Manager, is a gem as is his wonderful staff. Impeccable service, varied menu selection and the desserts are beyond delicious. Homemade Limoncello is the best! Our favorite restaurant in BC for many years that never fails us and, yes, we shall return!
Toscanini defines mediocrity and the effect of a closed market of limited options in Beaver Creek Village. I've eaten here many times over the years and it keeps going downhill. And stupidly I try it each year hoping it will improve.
Honestly, it needs a re-boot, a makeover, new mgmt, etc. The food is a strange mix of things that sound like they might be good but aren't and as other reviewers have noted, frequently dishes that say "shrimp" may only have 2 shrimps in them. The kitchen/service is really sloppy and untrained; for example 2 at our table got the exact same pasta and they had different or missing ingredients. That's just plain weird that serving 2 of the identical pastas whoever made them didn't make them the same. Likewise handing us (very) wet menus and making some kind of excuse that they "were just wiped down"...well then dry them don't hand soaking wet menus to customers. Forget getting your water glasses refilled, or pepper or Parmesan etc. Please note the servers are not bad people. In fact most of them are pretty nice but it's clear that they have had little or no training and that there's no "grown up" in the room making sure things are going smoothly.
Owned by the Beaver Creek Resort company, it would MASSIVELY benefit from having
A) A chef who knows how to cook Italian or whatever they call it.
B) Management that knows how to run a restaurant including service.
C) Add some straightforward dishes that they are less likely to screw up.
There are many great independent restaurants in the Vail Valley. They should replace the mgmt/chef and work with a real restaurant operator than perpetuating their version of a state-run Soviet or North Korean restaurant.
To the plus: great wine list.
To the minus:
Weird menu of overly complicated things they never do well.
Flavors are VERY weak. Dishes come out lukewarm and one scratches one head; did they say it was a lemon/garlic sauce? Huh? Where is the lemon garlic?
Salad was 70% croutons in a small bowl for over $10. Veal was good, but nothing special. Seafood pasta was average too. Tiramisu, which is my favorite dessert that I didn't think could be bad, was gummy and flat. I felt like it was a nice restaurant ran by amateur "pick-up game" chefs.
Great food and great service. Nice atmosphere. The best part was the service by Freddy. Delicious antipasti platter, and Freddy was most happy to explain all the items and even some history behind some. Definitely plan to eat here again on our next trip to Beaver Creek!
We dined there on New Years Eve and could not have been happier with our choice! The service was fantastic - our waiter was friendly and attentive. The food and wine were delicious and came in a timely fashion. I had the ravioli and my husband had the bistecca and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Next time we are in Beaver Creek we will definitely eat at Toscanini again - we highly recommend it!!!!
Incredibly average. We visited during the Christmas-New Year's holidays. I usually give some leeway because it is SO busy. However, the food was just incredibly average. So, therefore, very overpriced for what it was. None of us felt that our meal was memorable.
First time visit, manager was great in clarifying menu issue that was dated on Open Table. Service was great and meals were both perfect! Highly recommend you visit this one in village next to ice rink. We will definitely return on our next visit to Beaver Creek.
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