Merlino's Belvedere Restaurant

1330 Elm Avenue, Canon City, CO 81212
Tel: 719-275-5558

Merlinos' Belvedere is a 4 generation Family Owned Italian Restaurant. It has been managed by the Merlino family for over 67 years. We pride ourselves on providing you with Great service, Amazing food, and an atmosphere of family and excellence.

Serving Colorado for 60 years. Steaks aged & cut in their own meat shop. Homemade pastas with original family recipe sauces. Seafood and Chicken items. Homemade desserts. Fresh baked Italian bread. Kids menu. Banquet and catering available. Reservations for 5 or more. One of the best Italian restaurants, steak houses in the state of Colorado.


Merlinos' Belvedere takes pride in our homemade Pastas, Italian Bread, and Old Family recipe Sauces. We age and cut our own steaks, we have chicken, seafood from around the World and a Gluten friendly menu. All our Entrees come with our Old World unlimited Belvedere Salad and Bread, butter and Bleu cheese.

From John Fielder's Best of Colorado, " know my favorite southern Colorado restaurant is Merlinos' Belvedere". From the "Westword", Denver's Art and entertainment scene, "...I'm certain that eating at the Belvedere was one of the better dining experiences I've had in ages" and "how stellar the service was--unlike the service in just about any place in Denver".

Merlinos' Belvedere is a multi-level restaurant with the top level ( Our Upstairs Banquet Room) reserved for Meetings, Wedding Receptions, and Social Celebrations with capacity being at 185. We have a smaller more intimate Banquet room that can hold up to 40 named the Roman Room. We have handicapped access in the rear of the restaurant with a chair stair lift that brings you to the main restaurant level. We can host your Occasion at Anytime of Day or Night Please call for more information. We look forward to making your moment special.
Merlino's Belvedere Restaurant buys certified Angus Beef. They get the top ten percent of the grade.
They age and cut their steaks in their own meat shop.
Their pasta is handmade, and they use family secret recipe sauces. They also have numerous chicken entrees.


Michael & Cathie

In March of 1993 Mike and Cathie built a bakery in the old apple pressing room of the cider mill. Today the bakery is used to bake fresh Italian bread and make other desserts such as the fresh gelato (Italian ice cream). Merlino’s gelato changes flavors monthly and only the freshest fruits (no extracts or concentrates) are used.
In April of 2001 the bakery was expanded to include a new pasta machine and presently all the pasta (spaghetti, fettuccini, lasagne, etc.) is made in the Bakery and Pasta Shop.





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