Inspired by the beautiful town squares throughout Italy, Paolo and wife Carmela opened La Piazza on December 20, of 1998, in Mountain Village, Colorado as a meeting place for stylish authentic Italian dining, relaxation, and special events. Their resort location is ski-in, golf-in, a spectacular gondola up from Telluride, or a slow stroll from your lodge. La Piazza Del Villaggio’s menu is a marriage between Paolo Canclini’s love of generational family recipes and his contemporary training as the Italian equivalent of an American Master Chef. What results is the simple and inviting union of authentic Italian cuisine with clean, crisp, refined flavors devoid of complicated, heavy sauces. Strict adherence to traditional practices such as hand preparation of the freshest and finest ingredients affords artisans Paolo and chef Luca Ramponi, the flexibility to offer tantalizing and unique seasonal dishes that compliment La Piazza’s menu and wine list.