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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Dolce Sicilia Bakery‏

Dolce Sicilia Italian Bakery
3210 North Wadsworth Boulevard
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

The cheery atmosphere is perfect for an Italian sweet and cafe latte.

The cheery atmosphere is perfect for an Italian sweet and cafe latte.

In Italy, Italians eat sweets every day: a brioche or biscotti with their cappuccino for breakfast and maybe an almond cookie with cheese and fruit following lunch or dinner. Cookies are just the light touch of sweet Italians like at almost any hour. 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

Pasquini’s Cherry Creek – CLOSED – Tony Ps is open at 777 E. 17th Avenue

Tony Ps (formerly Pasquini’s Pizzeria)
777 E. 17th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203 | 303.839.3200

Tony Ps

Tony Ps on 17th Ave.

Article by William Carbone

Tony Ps (Although the name has been changed to Tony Ps, this article still references the name Pasquini’s.) Pasquini’s started out around the mid 80s as a small pizzeria on South Broadway in Denver, Colorado offering pizza, pasta, sandwiches and salads. Continue reading

Carmine’s Brings the Taste of New York to Lone Tree

Carmine’s Pizza & Pasta
9500 Heritage Hills Circle
Lone Tree, CO 80124
303-799-4969

Nothing fancy about Carmine’s decor, with bare tables and framed Italian scenes on the walls.

Owner Danny Pisarra grew up in Queens Village, where the flavors of southern Italy flowered.

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ARMANDO’S By Claudia Carbone – CLOSED / VACATED AS OF SEPTEMBER, 2012

BUMMER! I drove past this little place the other day and something was wrong. The NEON IS gone and there IS a “for Lease” sign in the window, more later… I’ll be checking to see if there is a new location for this great little restaurant. BC

First published April 22, 2010

ARMANDO’S
1610 E. GIRARD PL, Unit M
ENGLEWOOD, CO
720-377-2285

Armando's Italian Restaurant

Armando's Italian Restaurant
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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