Il Vicino

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Il VicinoIl Vicino

Type: Bar, Eatery

11 South Tejon
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80903
United States

(719) 475-9224 | map

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Added by benito on 05-01-2006

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Benjhilmer
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4


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Photo of allforbetterbeer
2.95/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

My fiance and I stopped in here on a weekend evening for some pizza. The atmosphere was a bit dead, but nothing offensive. Regular pop music playing in the background, no TV's (nice in my opinion) and nicely styled walls/door. The quality of the food was good (we had a regular pizza and a calzone) and the beer is alright. I have had the Il Vicino Wet Mountain IPA (now brewed on contract by Bristol Brewing) on a number of occasions and it is an alright IPA. The service was... creepy actually. The server who brought us the food stared at us from across the room all through our time eating, and when he was actually interacting with us he was short and seemed angry. This set an awkward vibe through the whole experience, which was rather amusing but didn't make us feel inclined to go back. I would however recommend this place if you are more interested in pizza than beer, and want a classier spot to eat it than Old Chicago's. If you are interested in beer, go to Trinity Brewing.

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Photo of rye726
4.08/5  rDev +20.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Il Vicino is a nice little place located right downtown in Colorado Springs. It has a modern Italian atmosphere with wood burning overns and some nice arty decor.

They have very good pizza. They are pricey at $10 for a single portion, but well worth it. Good salads a pasta as well.

They also brew their own beer. Nothing too special here. Just good session beers, or what I call session beers. IPA's, browns, whreats, porters... They sell kegs and growlers to go.

Overall, good food and average beer.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
2.78/5  rDev -17.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2

Visited here on a Saturday for lunch. It was pretty busy, parking was not to bad. When you walk in you immediately wait in line to order food and/or beer. There is a bar there but if you want grub you wait in line. I was annoyed at this because the tables were empty and there was a long line. Pretty small place too. Who makes the customer stand up in the door just to order food??? Odd and annoying. The pizza was ok, tasted like my grocery tombstone pizza sadly. The beer is average and service is ok. Not a place I would go back to but if you have A LOT of time in CO Springs I would give it a try. They have Bristol beers on tap which kinda shot the brewpub experience for me since thay had local gues beers on their taps. Where is the pride and competitiveness??

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Photo of beerceller99
3.88/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Located in downtown Colorado Springs, the atmosphere is a 1960's cafeteria - coffee house style joint; simple decorations, nothing pretentious about it. Kind of an anti-establishment brewpub if I had to label it. It has a "bar" seating area maybe 6 or 7 stools, with several plain tables to seat families, etc. A small glass enclosed area in the back houses what used to be the brewery, but now all of II Vicino's beers are brewed down the road at the Bristol Brewery.
They had four II Vicino brews on tap along with a couple Bristol beers. We had a pitcher of the very good IPA to go along with one of their world class pizza's. Very reasonable beer and food prices here. Worth a stop.

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3.38/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Il Vicino is set in a small, narrow building within walking distance from Phantom Canyon and Judge Baldwins. It is very dark inside and seating is limited. There is a tiny little brewhouse in the back corner of the place. You have to order at the counter and then your beer / food is brought out to you. There were four Il Vicino beers on tap as well as a couple of guest taps including Winter Warlock and Laughing Lab from Bristol BC. I had the IPA and the Brown and ordered a pizza. The pizza was very good, my wife had a calzone that she did not care for. If you are in Colorado on a beer tour (as we were) check it out.

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Photo of russpowell
3.65/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Benito kind of sets the table with his review. So here are my notes:

Loved the beautiful pizza oven and there is a view in to the brewery, I've been in here at least 5 times & only seen action in there once. This is set within walking distance of several other good watering holes, so if you don't find it to your liking, you won't be too inconvienced. Interior has a modern design that looks like they ran out of money or inspiration. But the beer...

There were 5 beers (&root beer) on tap & that's the lowest # I've ever seen. The beers range from okay to pretty good. (reviews to follow) Highly reccomended: The porter, irish ale., wet mountain pale ale & the brown. Stout wasn't on tap, but was tasty also.

Service is good as long as the place isn't too saturated. Staff has a good attitude.

I've you don't like italian or quasi italian, you are out of luck, but it's very tasty. I've eaten there at least 5 times and the food's always good.

Very reasonable pricing for the quality & the part of town you are in. $3.50 pints. 2 adults & 2 kids ate lunch & had 2 pints of beer & a glass of wine for $33

Phantom Canyon & Bristols are better bets, but if you are jonsing for a pizzia or something else of the italian ilk with some good beers you can't go wrong!

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Photo of benito
2.9/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Il Vicino sits right at the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, about a thirty second walk from both Phantom Canyon and Judge Baldwin's, and only a five minute drive from Bristol's tasting room farther south of town. Though this may sound like the makings of a great beer crawl, don't get too excited about Il Vicino.

The concept of this place is cool--like Amica's in Salida, which I believe used to be an Il Vicino branch--they eschew table service in favor of asking customers to order their pizzas and beer at the register when they enter. The pizza I had was good, though I think that I should have chosen something other than a ho-hum pepperoni offering.

As for beer, they only had four brews on tap when I stopped by, and a lot of empty taps begging for use. They don't do a sampler platter, so I settled for a half-pint of their chocolate rye stout, which was bitingly imbalanced. I might have stayed for a second try if only the ambience had been more inviting. The interior has the feel of a sceptic European cafe, and empty at lunchtime, this place seemed even less inviting.

Next time I'm in the Springs with a lot of extra time, I may poke my head in here just for a second glance. But a second stop at Il Vicino comes in a distant, distant third to another visit to Phantom Canyon or Bristol.

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Il Vicino in Colorado Springs, CO
Place rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 8 ratings