Featuring a large wood-burning pizza oven, La Bottega is a popular spot for both lunch and dinner with traditional Italian fare. The atmosphere is that of a classic trattoria, with the bustle of the open kitchen and mouth-watering smell from the pizza oven flavoring the conversations. While the paninis are good, opt for a classic margherita or quattro stagione (four seasons) pizza—the crust is delicate and crisp with the tell-tale bubbles and slightly charred places that impart the lovely wood-fire taste. During the summer, lunch can get crowded and a seat—on the deck or otherwise—can be hard to find. However, if you want to meet the people that make Vail run, this is a hot spot for Town Council members, business owners and decision makers. Dinner portions of the homemade pasta are generous. For lunch on the go, head straight for the bar and ask for the “bus stop,” consisting of a rotating sandwich selection, potato chips and a drink.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex
- Takeout Available: Yes