Jon Robbins Is Opening an Italian-American Restaurant in Park Hill

Oct 24, 2017 840

Pagliacci’s. Patsy’s. Louiseville’s Blue Parrot. Over the past few years, the Front Range has lost many treasured old-school Italian joints. Jon Robbins, the chef-owner behind fine-dining Bistro BarbèsDenver Central Market’s Temper Chocolates, and the now-shuttered Souk Shawarma, wants to reverse that trend with Red Sauce, which will open in Park Hill in the former Desmond Bar & Grill space on November 5.

And while Denver has seen a glut of chef-driven, authentic-regional-Italian restaurants open in recent years, Robbins and his business partner Megan Silvertooth are bucking the style du jour with Red Sauce. “It will be very American, very nostalgic, and family friendly. Almost a cliché,” Robbins says. “There will be red checkered tablecloths, Rat Pack music, and we’re trying to do Chianti bottles on every table.”

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