10 Best Italian Restaurants in Denver
At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Denver's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for Italian food in Denver, we head to Cafe Jordano - a reader favorite - or we count on Barolo Grill's solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Italian cuisine, and if you're looking to concentrate your efforts, start with the vibrant Downtown area.
Local Expert Tip: "Sit back and let Executive Chef Elise treat you to the 5-course Chef's Tasting Menu, well worth the $55 per person price tag. "
Local Expert Tip: "Barolo Grill has one of the largest collections of Barolo wines outside of Italy, with a large selection of Italian wines by the glass."
Local Expert Tip: "Perfect complement to the Italian dishes is the live piano bar on Thursday, Friday and Saturday."
Local Expert Tip: "House-made pastas worth their weight in carbs!"
Local Expert Tip: "For the best prices, get there early to secure a table and order during happy hour between 4-6 PM."
Local Expert Tip: "Families are always welcome at this affordable and welcoming authentic Italian restaurant, owned by Napoli-born Elisabeta "Elisa" Heitman. "
Local Expert Tip: "Don't miss the risotto made with local corn and gnocchi created from his mother's recipe with imported San Marzano tomatoes! "
Local Expert Tip: "Try the Piatti private label Chardonnay!"
Local Expert Tip: "This national chain never fails to bring yummy family-style Italian dishes with plenty of leftovers to enjoy the next day! "
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