PAGLIACCI’S Italian Restaurant (Traditional Fine-Dining)
1440 West 33rd Avenue
Denver, CO. 80211

Pagliacci's Italian Restaurant

photo WCarbone

Pagliacci’s is another old-school Italian restaurant that has been around Denver forever. There’s a reason for that, it’s a good restaurant. Situated in the same Denver’s Little Italy location for 60 years, this traditional Italian restaurant serves a superlative Minestrone soup, one of the best in the city. The soup is served in a large tureen with a ladle – help yourself. It includes 14 types of vegetables, barley, beans, rice and beef slow simmered in a hearty broth with a complex blend of spices ($9.00, a la carte.) The soup is included with all entrees.

That’s just for starters. Pagliacci’s serves appetizers, salads, soups, pesce (not Joe – fish,) veal and chicken, and of course pasta, house specialties, desserts, wine and a full selection of adult beverages. There is also a bar/lounge.

On the menu, for example: Calamari Fritti – fried squid served with a side of zesty red sauce ($9.50) or Pescatore – clams, shrimp, mussels, scallops, and fresh tomatoes sautéed in olive oil, chili pepper, and white wine all tossed with spaghetti (23.00,) or Veal Saltimbocca – sautéed with prosciutto, Fontina cheese, shallots, white wine, and sage and white wine sauce – served with a side of spaghetti with a choice of tomato sauce or butter and garlic (22.50.)

Pasta Classico: Spaghetti alla Putanesca (*whore’s sauce) – A zesty blend of tomatoes, garlic, capers, Kalamata olives, red pepper flakes, anchovy paste, and a touch of marinara – all tossed with al dente pasta (16.50,) also linguini, manicotti, gnocchi, ravioli and more. Pagliacci Specialties include, Eggplant Parmigiana – Thick slices lightly breaded, fried and then baked with tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses (17.50.)

Click on Pagliacci’s website link for the complete menu, history, photos, directions and more.

Think Moonstruck for this neighborhood Denver favorite. There is parking in the rear.

Pagliacci’s Official Website
*note is from WC
[Information/prices from October 1, 2009 – please call to verify any information.]

Pagliacci’s is a TrueItalianTable certified authentic Italian restaurant.



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