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

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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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

Locanda del Borga

Locanda del Borgo
5575 East 3rd Avenue
Denver, CO 80220
303-388-0282

Locanda del Borgo

The long entrance with the bar and dining tables that lead to the larger dining room

With the influx of town centers and mixed-use neighborhoods, restaurants are the glue that binds communities together. The local eatery is where neighbors gather to unwind with a drink after work or to share a meal and catch up on neighborhood news. Continue reading

The Garlic Knot by Claudia Carbone

UPDATE NOVEMBER 13, 2010

The Garlic Knot
2553 So. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80222
720-542-3528

The Garlic Knot

The Garlic Knot on So. Colorado Blvd. at Yale Ave.

New York Italians: Ya gotta love ’em!

Thanks to the Giampetro family who settled here from the Big Apple, the University Hills neighborhood now has a good Italian pizza joint. It’s been awhile. Continue reading

MANGIA BEVI By Claudia Carbone

Mangia Bevi Café
6401 S. Fiddler’s Green Circle
Greenwood Village
303-763-1981

Mangia Bevi

Mangia Bevi Cafe
photo WCarbone

When Denver’s leading developer collaborates with the city’s top food man, you know they’ll do something amazing. That’s precisely what happened when Denver Tech Center Developer John Madden asked Larry DiPasquale, CEO and managing partner of Epicurean Culinary Group, to operate a restaurant and catering services for his newest project Palazzo Verdi in Greenwood Village.  

Madden built the office building named for Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi, and DePasquale opened a wonderfully warm Italian bistro named for, well, eating and drinking. Continue reading