Italian food may not be the first thing you think of when you think of summer, but it should be, because, well, Italian food should be the first thing you think of, period. Luca, Frank Bonanno’s elegant Italian restaurant, is hosting a four-part summer pop-up series. Events include an Italian family-style feast on June 29; Luca by the Bite (where y...

If you're under the impression there's no good Italian food in Denver, you haven't been paying attention. Alongside our old-school classics that never disappoint, a handful of newer options for Italian eats in the Mile High are serving up traditional dishes that deserve your undivided attention. Our advice? Abandon your current dinner plans and sta...

White Pie, a wood-fired Italian restaurant and pizzeria, is now open at 1702 Humboldt Street. The neighborhood eatery owned by brothers Kris and Jason Wallenta of Dos Santos is set in a space that feels inviting and modern. The bones of the old building, a place that once housed the catering operation for Strings, are honored by allowing the expose...

The historical legacy of Christopher Columbus is tarred by bad history in the quest to change Columbus Day, according to a researcher who has focused on Columbus’ religious motives for exploration. “They’re blaming Columbus for the things he didn’t do. It was mostly the people who came after, the settlers,” Prof. Carol Delaney told CNA April 25. “I...

As the Denver food scene continues to grow, we are seeing a lot of restaurants come from other cities. And Cherry Creek seems to be a hub for these transplants: Departure came from Portland, Matsuhisa came from Aspen (and Vail and California), and now Quality Italian came from the Big Apple. Most of these restaurants have given their menu a Colorad...

The Colorado Legislature stands on the brink of embracing "fake history." Rep. Joe Salazar's Bill 17-1327 to suppress Columbus Day is an affront not just to Italian-Americans and Catholics, but to history itself. It takes Columbus' words and exploration out of context. It rewrites history in a crude, misleading and false way. Salazar's ad hominem a...

Lawmakers fielded another attempt to remove Columbus Day as a state holiday Wednesday at the state Legislature. House Bill 1327, which would eliminate Columbus Day as a state holiday and replaces it with a floating holiday in October for state employees, was passed by the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Wednesday on a 6-3 party line vote...

Danilo Gallinari will likely opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent this summer. But don't be surprised if he ends up signing a new long-term deal with the Nuggets. In a recent interview with BlitzTV, the Italian forward said he would love to remain in the Mile-High City and play for the Nuggets. "The relationship between...

An Italian restaurant in Hilltop neighborhood caught fire Friday night. Denver fire responded just before 6 p.m. to Locanda Del Borgo, located at 3rd and Holly. Flames were coming up the restaurant's chimney. Firefighters quickly got things under control and say no one was hurt. The restaurant's owner, Giancarlo Macchiarella, says the fire started...

A dream come true, Cattivella, a restaurant owned by chef Elise Wiggins, opens today in the still-growing Stapleton neighborhood. The Italian restaurant is the first to open in the Eastbridge Town Center development, one that will also house Concourse from chef Lon Symensma, Los Chingones and Hash from chef Troy Guard, and an outpost of Next Door,...