Posted: 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 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.
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