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WELCOME TO TRUE ITALIAN TABLE! This blog was born out of passion for all things Italian—but especially Italian food and wine. With Italian being the most popular ethnic cuisine in the world for dining out, we want to discriminate between the wannabes and those restaurants, food products and recipes that are authentically Italian. We are on a quest to find True Italian Tables—ristorante, deli or your nona’s kitchen—in metro Denver, and we welcome your help with recommendations.

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We just added a new bottle to our collection

Latest Acquisition:

’50s era Carbone Wine Quart Bottle with Muscatel label, screw-cap and foil capsule generously donated by the lovely Bain Family of Lakewood, Colorado.

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’50s era Carbone Wine Quart Bottle’s Foil Capsule and 6-Cent Revenue Liquor Stamp  (below.)

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Although we can’t be certain of the date of the stamp, we know that Colorado Secretary of State, Geo. J. Baker was in office 1949-1953 so it’s most probably from around that time.

The “85” on the main label most probably refers to the price of the wine, $.85. This sounds about right.

Thank you Bain Family from Lakewood, CO. FYI Mr. Bain mentioned – and I hope I get this right – that his grandfather was in charge of moving the trains around The Denargo Market which was the location of  A Carbone & Co Inc.

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Osteria Marco

Osteria Marco
1453 Larimer St.
Denver, CO 80202
303-534-5855

Osterio Marco

Osterio Marco in Denver’s Larimer Square – Google Earth Image

Osteria Marco
by Claudia Carbone

If Luca d’Italia is the tuxedo in Frank Bonanno’s cache of restaurants, Osteria Marco is the comfortable pair of jeans. Continue reading

Patsy’s Italian Restaurant in Denver, Colorado – Update 2013 – 2016

Patsy’s Italian Restaurant in Denver, Colorado – Update 2016

PATSY’S IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED! More later. 9/1/2016

This is a quick, update post – Patsy’s has been reviewed before (there’s a link at the bottom of this post. Also there’s some new information on the wall-mural at Patsy’s)

Patsy’s Italian Restaurant
3651 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-8910

Patsy's Italian Restaurant

Patsy’s Italian Restaurant

“With a history that spans more than 80 years, Patsy’s Italian Restaurant is Denver’s oldest Italian restaurant. Founded in 1921 by the Aiello family, Patsy’s has undergone a few changes over the years but the heart and soul of tradition have remained the same” Continue reading

Odyssey Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar in Denver, CO

UPDATE June 24, 2014
A big thanks to Odyssey Italian Restaurant and Michael who gave us a grand dinner experience last week, thank you all.
Scroll to the bottom of post for a pic of Michael.

UPDATE February 18, 2014
Call Odyssey for parking tips, finding a parking spot can be difficult.

UPDATE December 27, 2013
I finally found Odyssey’s Official Website! WC

Odyssey Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
603 E 6th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 318-0102

Odyssey Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

Odyssey Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

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America’s 20 Best Italian Restaurants: Number 9) Frasca Food & Wine, Boulder, Colo.

Frasca Food & Wine
1738 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302

A special thanks to Claire of http://www.culinary-colorado.com for bringing this top-twenty Italian restaurant to our attention – the only Colorado restaurant to make the list. In fact it’s the only restaurant between Chicago and Las Vegas to make the list.

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Frasca Food & Wine
1738 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302 Continue reading

The Edgewater Inn: Last of the Continuously-Operated/Owned by the Same Family, Italian Restaurants in The (Near What Used to be Denver’s Little Italy) Hood

[Some links have been removed or changed since The Edgewater’s website was changed – 2014]
UPDATE 2014: The Edgewater is now serving Sweet Potato Fries

The Edgewater Inn
5302 W 25th Ave
Edgewater, CO 80214
(303) 237-3524

The Edgewater Inn
The Edgewater Inn

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PARISI Pizzeria, Deli and Trattoria

PARISI Pizzeria, Deli and Trattoria
4401 Tennyson St.
Denver, Colorado 80212

PARISI Pizzeria, Deli and Trattoria

PARISI Pizzeria, Deli and Trattoria

I was driving down Tennyson the other day and saw sidewalk tables and thought I saw a big white sign that read “Paris,” and underneath the sign, “Pizzeria.” I chortled and thought to myself: the French have joined in the *Denver Pizza Wars. Of course, the sign read: Parisi – the last i was obscured. Continue reading