We stopped in for the first time, and I’m EMPHATIC about this place! Our new fave Castle Rock restaurant (and there are so many good ones to choose from). We sat outside and the ambiance was lovely. Had the pasta purses for appetizer and we knew it was off to a great start. The lobster ravioli was dreamy and the bison bolognese… killer. We couldn’t stop talking about how happy the food made us. And the service! Felt truly cared for - a level of service that was top of its class. This is why you come here (:
My wife and I traveled to Colorado Springs for our anniversary. We were very stressed from the Denver traffic and decided we were starving so we looked up the best restaurants in the area and found Vista Vino. Our waitress Nicole was so nice and accommodating and made us feel comfortable and at home. She is a world class waitress who understands the importance of good vibes while still operating with precision. The wine she recommend was amazing and went spot on with my meal. There was plenty of parking (something desperately lacking in Denver) and they welcomed us and sat us down promtly. The food was amazing and the portions were large. Hands down the best Alfredo we have ever had. I forget the name of my meal because wine bottles were 1/2 off tonight, BUT IT WAS INCREDIBLE. The complimentary bread and dipping oil was delicious and warm. The owner came out and spoke with us and congratulated us. You could tell everyone in the restaurant was extremely joyful. They made our 1 year anniversary special tonight and we are so grateful for them having us!! We will never forget this night! We are very happy :) thank you!!!!!!
My wife and I recently moved to Castle Rock and landed on this spot for a celebration dinner with her sisters joining us. As soon as we walked in the door Chef Ignazio greeted us with his warm and welcoming energy. He seated us at the chef’s table which gave us a great view of all the food coming out of the kitchen. All the food looked amazing. We ordered four dishes: Chianti Braised Short Ribs Hyplains Heritage 90 Day Aged Ribeye Chilean Sea Bass Tortellini Pesto The portioning was excellent, not too much and definitely not too little. I do not like any kind of fish or seafood but because the other three dishes were superb I gave the Sea Bass a go and it was delicious. I will eat fish again if it tastes like that. Every plate was balanced perfectly and the flavors hit all the right spots. Our desserts were: Cheese cake Tiramisu Chocolate cake Raspberry moose Again, everything was perfect. Light yet full of flavor for each. Chef Ignazio and his staff were very personable and made all of us feel at home and welcome. My wife and I will most definitely frequent this spot.
Vista Vino Modern Grill in Castle Rock, Colorado is incredible! The food was delicious and the service was excellent! Hyplains Heritage 90 Days Aged Ribeye-Tri-color roasted fingerling potatoes and grilled asparagus. Chianti Braised Short Rib-Sriracha honey glazed baby carrots, spicy Hatch chili smashed Yukon gold potatoes, Chianti demi-glace. Chilean Sea Bass-Chilean sea bass baked and basted with herbs and butter served over Aborio rice and quinoa mixed with seasonal vegetables. Tortellini Pesto-Tri-color cheese tortellini served with our own pesto cream sauce and fresh basil. Calamari-Loligo squid, Peruvian mini sweet peppers, imported parmesan, marinara. Baked Clams Oreganata-One dozen fresh east coast clams baked with Italian seasoning bread crumbs with a splash of white wine golden brown.
Just spent an early (but short)evening at Vista Vino, a restaurant we have frequented many times through the years, but which is now under different ownership after we have been more reclusive through Covid, and kind of forgotten about it. We thought why not, and made a reservation, looking forward to a nice quiet evening in a small family owned restaurant. The afternoon, with a 1630 reservation, started out well. The server was friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. The meal was good. My wife asked for a special concession, simple pasta with garlic and parmesan, which was not on the menu, but charged at $25, even more than some of the more complex staple items on the menu. Additional troubles began right after we had ordered a second bottle of wine about an hour and 50 minutes into what was ultimately going to be a $250 tab for 2 people. We had just poured a little bit from the second bottle, when the server asked us whether we could leave soon, as our table (high top) was reserved for another party. We had not finished even the initial pour from the second bottle. At 2 hours and 8 minutes we thus felt pressured to leave with a freshly ordered, and nearly full bottle of wine. We paid our bill, gathered our food and corked bottle. On the way out, wanted to share with the owner our concerns. Instead of listening and apologizing, he doubled down stating we had been there since 1630 (it was precisely 1838 when we got up from the table) and the table was reserved for another group. In addition, he made a lame excuse that perhaps we had not been informed of this (policy), and he was sorry. There were 8 other high top seats available and open, but those supposedly were reserved for OTHER folks, none of which were actually at the restaurant. I am sorry, but for $250 for 2 people I think it is inappropriate to be asked to leave to make room for other guests after 2 hours, especially when I was allowed to order a second bottle of wine right before this, and when kther tables were available. What a joke. Never again!!!!!!
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