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WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

Our Story

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

Zino Ristorante has a long history in Edwards Colorado.  Originally opened in the 90s as Edwards’ first upscale dining option, the restaurant took a 7 year reprieve before returning in 2010, to the delight of many longtime residents.  When reopening Zino Ristorante, Vail restaurant pioneer Kevin Clair, of Sweet Basil and Mountain Standard, partnered with Giuseppe Bosco, whose restaurant life began in a dish pit in Naples, Italy, at age 15.

Soon after Zino opened, Nick Haley, a young, talented chef with whom Giuseppe had worked closely with in the past, took over as executive chef and partner. Having lived and cooked in Northern Italy, Haley was the obvious choice.

Today, Zino has a reputation for its warm, lively atmosphere and delicious home cooking from the heart, known for both traditional Italian dishes and its evolving, creative combinations.

Come visit us for a taste of Italy in the mountains.

“Buon Appetito!”

Nick Haley

EXECUTIVE CHEF / CO-OWNER

Haley, born in Saskatchewan and raised in Denver, trained in Paris and Piemonte, Italy before settling in Vail. His passion for cooking is rooted in his childhood, cooking rhubarb, strawberries and East European dishes with his mother and grandmother.

In July 2011, Haley became both Zino’s executive chef and co-owner. Before becoming executive chef Haley often states the value of how “Everything else up to that point was practice.” Prior experience defined how he wanted to run the kitchen, treat his staff and, just as importantly, be treated by them. His culinary style, born of his love of Italian cuisine, would now be Zino’s style.

Giuseppe Bosco

GENERAL MANAGER / CO-OWNER

Passion for the art of hospitality defines Zino Ristorante partner and general manager Giuseppe Bosco. His restaurant life began at age 15 in a dish pit while he was in high school in his childhood hometown of Naples, Italy. From there, steppingstones on his arduous career path to Zino included jobs on Mediterranean cruise ships and at the iconic luxury hotel Suvretta House in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

In 1999, Giuseppe crossed the Atlantic after landing a coveted job at L’ Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante in Disney’s Epcot. His westward career path continued to Colorado where, in 2004, Giuseppe joined Campo di Fiori. He spent a short time with the restaurant in Aspen, but settled in Vail as Campo’s general manager where his path crossed Alisha Quinn’s. In 2007, the couple married.

The couple took a leap of faith and joined veteran Vailrestaurateur Kevin Clair when he reopened Zino in June 2010 after a nearly 10 year hiatus.

With partner and talented executive chef, Nick Haley, Giuseppe successfully crafted a warm, hospitable year-round Italian dining experience that has become a favorite of locals and guests.

In The Spotlight

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

In The Spotlight

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Publications

Awards

Chefs

What We Offer

A FEW FEATURES

What We Offer

A FEW FEATURES

Daily Homemade Pastas

 

Wood fired pizza

 

Creative Chef Specials

 

Creekside Patio and Bocce court

 

Weekly Mussell Madness

 

Edwards Hotspot

 

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Top bar and lounge

 

Family friendly

 

Testimonials

WHAT GUESTS ARE SAYING

Testimonials

WHAT GUESTS ARE SAYING

“Perfectly Cooked Dishes”

"This was my thrid time at Zino's and I will keep on coming back! Great italian, fresh perfectly cooked dishes, delicious pizzas, friendly staff, great value! Truly recommend!"

Bruna

“Outstanding”

"Not our first visit - we went for Tuesday mussels madness. Both had mussels - outstanding with a different than normal dipping liquid. We also shared a dish of papardelle with veal meatballs - homemade pasta done well and very light meatballs - yum! Al fresco table topped it all off. "

John

“Can't wait to go back"”

"We always enjoy our visits at Zino's. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable about our dietary needs. I would highly recommend Zino's , can't wait to go back."

Christine

"Everything Was Perfect"

"Celebrated a friend's 50th birthday and everything about the evening was perfect. The atmosphere, the food, the specials, the wait staff, the hostess. We come here for every birthday celebration and girls night out. I highly recommend this restaurant."

Oyummo

Location

Hours of Operation

OPEN
OPEN NIGHTLY TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY AT 5PM  CLOSED ON MONDAYS

HAPPY HOUR
5:00-6:30PM in the bar & lounge

MUSSEL MADNESS
Every Tuesday, 1/2 off Mussels

Contact Us

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Phone: 970-926-0777

Fax: 970-926-0818

Email: info@zinoristorante.com

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