On the afternoon of March 28, several individuals could be found near the Pueblo Columbus statue seeking recognition and action from the city. The action is largely organized through two groups: Take It Down Pueblo and El Movimiento Sigue — The Movement Continues. Together, the groups are restarting protests from last year concerning the Christophe...

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar, a local Italian restaurant in Downtown Denver, has been voted "Best of Denver" for its elite venetian cuisine combined with an exclusive wine list curated by Chef & Restauranteur Alessandro Carollo with his elite culinary and service teams. Founded in 2002, Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar is not only a great Italian resta...

A new watering hole is coming to LoHi this spring, and its owner couldn’t be more excited. Pam Proto knows the corner of 15th and Platte streets — she’s been operating her Denver Proto’s Pizzeria Napoletana there for 17 years now. But the pizza restaurateur, who owns six Proto’s shops in the Denver and Boulder areas, has long wanted to change thing...

Antonio Race is coming home.  Well, technically Naples, Italy, is home for the chef. But Fort Collins comes in a close second.  After 15 years away from the Choice City, Race, 53, recently returned to reinvigorate an old concept in his former repertoire of Italian restaurants, wine bars and pizzerias.  Race plans to open Ciao Vino Wine Bar, a tradi...

Ciao Down Food Truck plans to launch during the first week of March with Italian-American cuisine, says owner Francine Vonfeldt, who counts decades in the food and drink industry in various roles, from bartending to management. “It’s really Americanized versions of things I like to cook,” she says, noting her upbringing in Queens, New York, and her...

The national organization Order of Sons of Italy in America was started in 1905 to help Italian immigrants assimilate into American society. The group established homes for the elderly, orphanages, credit unions and gave scholarships to help Italian-Americans to succeed in their new country. During the World Wars, the lodges gave to the Red Cross,...

Known for its deep-dish pizza, Giordano's is officially headed to Loveland, Colorado, to open a new location. While the Chicago-based restaurant offers to ship a frozen pizza directly to your door, you won't need to ship your pizzas directly from Chicago for much longer. It's expected for the Giordano's Loveland location to open as early as June 20...

Parry’s Pizzeria & Taphouse opened its newest location at Sheridan’s River Point shopping center on Jan. 18, part of a wave of openings for the Colorado-based chain. The New York-style pizza place is taking Old Chicago’s former spot between Sportsman’s Warehouse and Burlington in the sprawling shopping center just west of Santa Fe Drive and south o...

Thousands of Coloradans have been fed a warm homemade meal thanks to complete strangers with a heart for community, service and lasagna. Lasagna Love, a nonprofit that originated in Massachusetts, is now helping Coloradans make it through tough times largely brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve fed over 17,000 families nationwide,” said Jeff...

Mici Handcrafted Italian is sharing its family recipes with Colorado Springs. The Denver-based chain of Italian restaurants will be opening a new corporate location at 3703 Bloomington St. at the end of February, according to CEO Elliot Schiffer. The 1,800-square-foot location, which was previously a Smashburger, fits 46 seats. Mici, which is known...