Colore Pizzeria Moderna Now Open

July 13 2009, 7:20 AM
The brother-and-sister duo behind Cherry Creek's Cucina Colore and the founders of downtown's Cafe Colore have opened a new eatery, Colore Pizzeria Moderna. With this restaurant, the siblings go beyond the central-Denver, Italian-bistro concept that brought them success. The new establishment holds down a corner in the heart of Englewood, and it serves up casual fare. Place an order at the counter, where owner Caroline Momo-Torres often mans the register, and then grab a seat in the airy dining room. Shortly, a draft Moretti or a cold bottled Peroni will be on your table, with fresh salads, golden calzones, or bubbly pizzas to follow. Momo-Torres says her pizza menu is a list of the best pies that Cucina Colore (now owned by Keith Arnold and Stephanie Bonin of Olivea and Duo) and Cafe Colore have served over the years, but the ambiance, salads, beer and wine selection are what stood out when I visited. The entree-sized vegetale salad (leafy greens, roasted veggies, olives, feta, and sun-dried tomatoes) tosses together salty Mediterranean flavors. The pizza, however, is a more standard, Friday-night version of the cheesy pie. No Neapolitan crust, prosciutto, or European cheeses---just sausage, peppers, pineapple, and the like---which makes it a good option for take-out if you live nearby. Bonus: Colore Pizzeria holds its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m., followed by a pizza party. 2700 S. Broadway, 303-761-4332