Allegria Carbondale is a European-Italian restaurant within the heart of the up-and-coming food town of Carbondale, Colorado. Guests can enjoy the modern Italian atmosphere, while they can see their dinner being prepared by our cooks through the restaurant’s open kitchen.

Most importantly, each dish is made with great care, and local seasonal ingredients are used throughout the menu. Because local ingredients are seasonal, our specials menu is changing daily with whatever can be gathered and harvested in the valley and the surroundings, making each visit to Allegria unique.

To complement the flavorful menu, the wine list is hand selected and changes frequently with new and exciting old and new world wines.




Benoit has been working in hospitality since he graduated from the oldest and well-known Hotel School of Thonon – les Bains on the shore of Lac Leman in France. After working for his family hotel in Chamonix in the French Alps, his hospitality and culinary journey brought him to Washington D.C. where he worked for many years at a very popular Italian restaurant, Café Milano. From there he has worn many different hats from Sommelier to General Manager for restaurants owned by Wolfgang Puck and Jean-George Vongerichten. Benoit also spent 5 years in Australia working in a number of high-end restaurants. Now back in the Roaring Fork Valley, he’s excited to share his passion and enthusiasm for high quality food wine and hospitality with the community.



Emma graduated from University in Perth, Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Tourism and Hospitality Management. After gaining experience in restaurants through Australia, Washington D.C. and Aspen, Emma then moved into accounting and business operations roles throughout different industries. Emma is excited to bring her knowledge and skills back into the restaurant industry, and manages the accounting, HR and business operations of the restaurant.

In the Press

New owners keep the European character in Carbondale restaurant

When Benoit DeFrancisco worked at his family’s restaurant in Chamonix, France, throughout the 1990s, all he could think about was moving on to bigger places in bigger cities with a thriving social scene