Top 8 Italian Restaurants in Colorado Springs

September 2, 2021
Food & Drink
jason wolfe
Yelp

Located in the midst of the rocky mountains, Colorado Springs is a beautiful city that many tourists flock to. Whether you’re there for the sights or just to get away for a while, or even if you live in the area, there are lots of shops and restaurants that will be worthwhile to visit.

For example, every restaurant on this list brings great Italian food to the table so that you can enjoy your favorite kind of meal in a new city!

Plus, every restaurant on this list also happens to be supported by GiftYa, a virtual gift card company that allows you to send someone you know a balance to be used at participating locations via an app. 

The recipient can in turn set up that balance with their credit or debit card so they don’t have to remember to bring anything extra.

Consider visiting one of these Colorado Springs restaurants if you love Italian Food, and consider GiftYa for the perfect gift for the vegetarian in your life.

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano

Locations in multiple states, same great Italian food!

Bread, wine, and pasta— all staples of a great Italian restaurant! Image courtesy of Instagram.

1805 Briargate Pkwy | Colorado Springs | biaggis.com

Biaggi’s has chef features that allow you to try something new every month, half & half specials so you can pair two delicious dishes for lunch, and plenty of gluten-free options, so you certainly have a lot to choose from here! Consider ordering to-go or booking a private event as well!

With appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, entrees, seafood, steaks, and desserts all on the menu, this restaurant has all your Italian favorites and more! You can also grab a glass of wine or a craft cocktail to go with it!

On Sundays through Thursdays, Biaggi’s has hours from 11:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. The restaurant opens at the same time on Fridays and Saturdays, but closes at 9 p.m.

“The restaurant was clean and beautiful inside. I loved the atmosphere. There were so many different food options, I don't think you could go wrong! Our food was hot and tasted delicious!!!” - Yelp Review

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Panino’s

Serving Italian food in Colorado Springs for over 40 years.

Every good dining experience begins with a good starter, and lucky for you, Panino’s has plenty. Image courtesy of Instagram.

604 N Tejon St | Colorado Springs | paninosdowntown.com 

There are three Panino’s locations in Colorado Springs, all very popular— and for good reason! This one in the downtown area was the first to open, and has been serving delicious Italian food for over 40 years. You can order pick-up, delivery, catering, or book a private event, as well as dine-in.

Panino’s has starters, salads, pasta, pizza and calzones, and of course their signature paninos sandwiches. There are so many choices that you’ll want to come back again and again, so it’s lucky that you have three locations to choose from, all with the same great food and drinks!

Every day of the week at the downtown Panino’s location, the hours are the same— 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., making it a great spot for lunch or dinner.

“Great spot in Downtown Colorado Spring[s] off the beaten path. Stopped in for some lunch and to check the place out! They just finish[ed] a remodel and the place looked great.” - Yelp Review

Buy a GiftYa for Panino’s Downtown

La Bella Vita Ristorante Italiano

Authentic, award-winning Italian food in Colorado Springs.

La Bella Vita serves authentic Italian seafood that you’ll definitely want to try! Image courtesy of Instagram.

4475 Northpark Dr | Colorado Springs | labellavitaristorante.net 

La Bella Vita has won awards from Open Table for best food, best value, and best overall experience, as well as winning excellence in customer satisfaction at Talk of the Town. Even if that weren’t the case, though, the food at this restaurant speaks for itself. 

This restaurant is owned by Executive Chef Giuliano Casulli, who is from Italy, and his recipes bring southern Italian flavors to Colorado Springs. Large selections of antipasti, insalata, primi, pesce, pollo, vitello, and contorni are available, as well as the chef specials, desserts, and wine.

This restaurant may be closed on Mondays, but La Bella Vita Ristorante Italiano is open from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. every other day of the week.

“We had our first experience last night and it's a memory we will cherish forever... With every dish being made per order, you can taste the passion in every meal.” - Yelp Review

Buy a GiftYa for La Bella Vita Ristorante Italiano

Paravacini’s Italian Bistro

All the atmosphere and Italian food you could want in a historic area of Colorado Springs!

You can’t ever go wrong with pasta at an Italian restaurant, nor with parmesan cheese! Image courtesy of Instagram.

2802 W Colorado Ave | Colorado Springs | paravicinis.com 

The food at Paravicini’s is made fresh daily with locally sourced, high-quality ingredients, so it’s no wonder this restaurant has won its fair share of awards. Their authentic Italian cuisine comes from recipes passed down by owner Chef Franco, who opened the bistro in 2003.

Sit down to dine in a restaurant with both an incredible atmosphere and delicious food. Paravicini’s serves appetizers, salads, pastas, seafood dishes, classic entrees, and steaks along with their original dishes for dinner, but there are also lunch, wine, and dessert menus. 

Sundays through Thursdays, Paravicini’s has hours from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. instead.

“Can we just say the best sandwiches in the area! I was glad to see they had some veggie options, the grill on the panini was perfect and they were beyond friendly!!” - Yelp Review

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Fazoli’s

Traditional Italian dishes as well as wings and innovative specials in a great area of Colorado Springs.

Fazoli’s may not be a fine-dining restaurant, but the Italian food is still a cut above the rest. Image courtesy of Instagram.

3607 Austin Bluffs Pkwy | Colorado Springs | locations.fazolis.com 

Fazoli’s is an Italian restaurant chain with locations all over the country, but this location in Colorado Springs is not only popular, but in a great part of the city— this street is  named for nearly 600 acres of wooded area, with gorgeous rock formations. This restaurant could be a great stop on a trip to sight-see.

There’s all your typical Italian fare here— pasta, pizzas, subs and salads, as well as a host of vegetarian options —but they also serve specials, family meals, and even hot wings! So whether you want Italian food or not, you’ll probably find something you can enjoy.

Every day of the week, Fazoli’s has hours from 10:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.

“Excellent customer service. I felt like I was in a full service restaurant as many times as they checked in on me to make sure I was ok. Spaghetti and meat sauce was very good. Breadsticks are pretty good.” - Yelp Review

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Red Gravy

Italian-American dishes served both with and without delicious sauce.

With a name like Red Gravy, you know this restaurant knows how to make a good sauce. Image courtesy of Instagram.

23 S Tejon St | Colorado Springs | redgravyco.com 

Italian immigrants were settling in St. Louis as far back as in the 1890s, and so when their descendents came to Colorado Springs and opened a restaurant, they brought St. Louis style Italian-American dishes with them, such as toasted ravioli and gooey buttercake.

There’s far more on the menu at Red Gravy, though, and the restaurant name itself comes from the use of the word gravy to describe an authentic Italian “meat sauce,” or ragu, since there was no exact translation. You can find plenty of dishes doused in delicious sauces here.

Red Gravy is open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

“[The] food was prepared to perfection and the service superb. We were also very pleased to find so many different choices to accommodate our vegetarian lifestyle… So, Red Gravy, we will be back soon.” - Yelp Review

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Mollica’s Italian Market & Deli

Catering, dining, and plenty of space for private events at this Italian restaurant.

If you’re looking for a good Italian sub, you can definitely find one right here at Mollica’s! Image courtesy of Instagram.

985 Garden of the Gods Rd | Colorado Springs | mollicas.com 

Serving sandwiches, salads, pasta, lasagna, pizza, and more to your taste buds, Mollica’s has been open since 1987 when it was established by Dom, Toni, and Jerry Mollica. To this day the restaurant remains family owned and operated, and always strives to have the best service around.

Mollica’s has an impressive menu, a market and deli where you can build and buy your own food, catering, and a banquet room where you can book an event of up to 30 people. Whatever you want your dining experience to be, you can find it at Mollica’s. 

Mollica’s is closed on Sundays and only open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Mondays, while every other day of the week they serve food from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

“This is an absolute gem in the Garden of the Gods area. I've been eating here for years and can't believe I haven't left a 5 star before. Their prices are totally fair for how good [the] food is.” - Yelp Review

Buy a GiftYa for Mollica’s Italian Market & Deli

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Italian food made on a wood-burning grill in Colorado Springs.

You really can’t go wrong with chicken parm, and it’s luckily on the menu at Carrabba’s. Image courtesy of Instagram.

7120 Campus Dr | Colorado Springs | locations.carrabbas.com

Carrabba’s has two locations in Colorado Springs, and many more in different locations all over the country. This one in particular offers carside carryout, catering, patio dining, and free wifi. You can order online or get on the waitlist right on their website.

The menu offers all of the Italian dishes you could want— antipasti, insalate, zuppe, pasta, pizza, paninis, marsala, desserts, as well as combination dishes and their wood-burning grill menu items that gave the restaurant its name.

Hours are from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Fridays, from noon until 10 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 11 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Sundays.

“We know everyone and whenever the staff sees us they immediately welcome us. As a person who absolutely loves Italian food I can tell you this place has amazing food.” - Yelp Review

Buy a GiftYa for Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Colorado Springs is a scenic city in the middle of the state, and you’re sure to enjoy a visit there regardless, but you’ll enjoy it a whole lot more if you know there are restaurants that will have your favorite foods.

Luckily for you, there are plenty of great Italian restaurants in Colorado Springs that serve delicious food. Consider visiting or buying a GiftYa for one of the supported locations on this list to take your trip to Colorado Springs to the next level.

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