The space next to Coperta, the year-old classic Italian spot at 400 E. 20th Ave., will not stand vacant for long. The restaurant’s owners, Aileen and Paul Reilly, gear up to re-open it as a gelato and doughnut shop by the end of October. Previously, the Coperta team operated the space on weekdays as a walk-up espresso bar, serving the usual range o...

Centennial has options when it comes to Italian food. The city is home to some high-quality and very long-standing Italian family restaurants, where the recipes have been relatively untouched for decades and where the food is prepared from scratch. Here are four of the more notable locations to get your authentic pasta fix. GeJo’s Original Italian ...

Denver’s newest farm-to-table restaurant, like many of the others, has a local focus. This one, though, is local to a region half a world away. Palizo Italiano is now serving regional northern Italian food, including house-made pastas, in Platt Park. The restaurant replaced southern joint Fourteen Seventytwo at 1472 S. Pearl St., next door to Stell...

Cameron Mitchell is a familiar name on the Columbus, Ohio, restaurant scene (his restaurant group, aptly named Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, has its own Wikipedia page), but Denver diners will likely only know of his Larimer Square restaurant, Ocean Prime; not his name. To fill you in, Mitchell has 14 restaurant concepts. Among these are the aforem...

The Honorary Consulate of Italy will receive the public at the offices of the Italian Institute until August 31st, at the dates/times posted at www.coitalianhc.com. The Honorary Consul kindly thanks Maria Chiacchio for hosting us during this period of transition. Our new offices will be open to the public starting on September 1st, 2017 at the time...

Few people have had more of an impact on Denver’s current dining scene than Frank Bonanno. The New Jersey native and his wife, Jacqueline, own and operate ten establishments in this city. Mizuna, Luca, Bones and Vesper Loungein Capitol Hill; Osteria Marco, the Green Russell, Russell’s Smokehouse and Wednesday’s Pie in Larimer Square; Salt & Grinder...

The performance is described as “A shamanic experience not to be missed. It will change your life” – “creative synergistic genius” – “(the performance) brings DaVinci and Michelangelo alive”. “WOW. What an amazing show. It was joyful, meaningful, powerful, and inspirational! Thank you for doing a magical job! Your words and visuals were fantastic,...

Quality Italian opened in Cherry Creek North this past spring to the delight of New Yorkers and steakhouse aficionados alike. Spearheaded by owner Michael Stillman, a counterpart to the NYC Italian-American concept debuted in Denver inside of the evolving Halycon Hotel. Executive Chef Franz Hueber, formerly leader of Boulder’s Salt kitchen, adds hi...

The chef behind Boulder’s Sforno Trattoria Romana and Bacco Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar opened his latest Italian concept earlier this month in southwest Longmont. Caprese Trattoria replaced the fast-casual Mediterranean favorite Basil Flats at 1067 S. Hover Road. Fans of Sforno, Bacco, or Monnanni’s Parma Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar in Louisville wi...

Three years after opening The Nickel at 1100 14th Street, chef and restaurateur Jake Linzinmeir is setting the groundwork for Giovannina, a new concept set to open at 1520 Blake Street, where Aoba Sushi shuttered last November. Linzinmeir is not ready to talk details yet, but the name suggests that Denver’s Italian renaissanceis not over yet. Joini...