Slice of Italy is quintessentially Italian. Located upstairs from Four Mountain Sports in the Snowmass Base Village, it’s a warm cozy Italian restaurant you want to duck into on a cold and snowy day. And on a warm spring day, grab a table on the deck and watch skiers and riders making laps on the Village Express chair. Open for lunch and dinner in winters, and dinner only in summers, Slice of Italy has become a favorite of visitors and locals alike. Restaurateurs David Dugan and Ned Rafajlovic have poured their hearts and souls into Slice of Italy. From building a menu, creating the ‘just-right’ dough recipe for the pizzas, and building a space that guests want to return to year after year. A from scratch menu focused on quality ingredients, classic flavors, and welcoming staff makes Taste of Italy a great choice for a slope-side meal.
Some of the standouts at Slice of Italy are at the top of the menu. The Seafood Arugula Salad is balanced with freshly seared shrimp and calamari, a bit of heat from the salami, a crisp peppery bite from the arugula, and just the right blend of house-infused extra virgin olive oil and lemon vinaigrette. The Fried Avocado is surprisingly light and delicate. The complementing chipotle and goat cheese cream sauce brings the whole dish together. The Calamari Fritte is delicately breaded and fried just long enough to create the softest and most tender bites of calamari you may ever have, served with a roasted red pepper aioli.
Look no further for fresh takes on classic Italian dishes with a bit of local flair. Whether you are seeking a lighter flatbread, a classic pie, or a hearty pasta dish, head to Slice of Italy. The Carbonara di Parma is a lighter version of the familiar classic. With crispy bits of bacon and prosciutto tangled in a bed of al dente pasta, this buttery dish is sure to please, dusted in the perfect amount of parmesan. The Grilled Shrimp Pasta is more akin to something out of a childhood dream… a deep pile of pasta topped with massive crispy bacon wrapped shrimp and laden with a creamy cheddar jalapeno sauce.
Slice of Italy presents innovative takes on classic cocktails. The Hibiscus Bellini is light, delicate, and flavourful. The wine list is filled with bottles that fetch the attention of oenophiles and casual sippers. Classic beers, including Peroni, round out the menu.