TripAdvisor Rating: 4.0
Address: 174 E Gore Creek Dr, Vail
Hours: Cucina Rustica is open Monday–Friday 11a–10p, Saturday 5p–10p
Located inside the Lodge resort in Vail, Cucina Rustica sees no shortage of customers between those visiting the mountain and those staying at the resort. They offer a variety of different, locally sourced foods though it is their breakfast selection that gets the most praise. With a large fireplace inside and an even larger fire ring outside this restaurant is not short on atmosphere. This is definitely a great place to spend any part of your day whether you are preparing to go out on the slopes or coming in after a long day. The service is most often very attentive, polite and cheerful, which adds to the great experience.
When you are on vacation you probably expect to pay a little more, though this restaurant is pricey for breakfast. Though you do get reasonable portions and the quality is good, the price makes it a little much for larger families.
What They’re Known for: A combination of the best and most convenient breakfast in Vail Village.
What to Watch for: Assuming too quickly that the buffet is the best breakfast choice. Your personal preference may be found on the menu, and depending on what you order, you can probably shave a few dollars off the tab while still having more than enough to eat. On the other hand, the buffet is probably the quickest way to get to your first run of the day.