Spatola Italian Restaurant

The owner of Dolce Sicilia brings his authentic Italian cuisine to Highland. Start with the crispy arancini (fried risotto balls stuffed with cheese) and don't miss the pasta carbonara.


Warm up with comforting Italian fare at this restaurant, which celebrates the cuisine of Rome and Southern Italy. Sit at the mozzarella bar and top the house-made cheese with your choice of garnishes like olives, peppers, pesto, and marmalade. 

Pino's Place

This Tuscan-inspired Englewood eatery offers comfort food staples. Start with an order of the meatballs and move on to a classic pizza or pasta dish. Indulge in the panna cotta for dessert.

Homegrown Tap & Dough (Arvada)

Head here for Italian food with some Colorado charm. Pick from salad, pasta, and—of course—pizza options. Try the burgers, which feature Harris Ranch beef on Grateful Bread buns. Also try the Washington Park location. 

Via Perla

Although related to Brasserie Ten Ten and the Mediterranean Restaurant, Via Perla is its own breed. Chef Kelly Kingsford has traveled through Italy and brings authentic regional Italian dishes back to Boulder.

Salati Italian Street Food

Rooted in Italian tradition, this welcoming hot spot offers local brews and street food options including piadina, roasted arancini, and stromboli bites. 


This wine bar offers an approachable list of vinos paired with casual fare, including bruschetta, panini, and small plates.

Bar Dough

Tuck into wood-fired pizzas and comforting pastas from chef Max MacKissock (formerly of the Squeaky Bean) at this casual gathering spot.


This modern wine bar features Neapolitan pizzas baked in an imported oven, antipasti platters, and seasonal small plates like wood-fired Brussels sprouts and grilled artichoke. Don't miss the regional wine pairing dinners.

Grammy's Goodies

After years of working the festival circuit, Grammy's Goodies has hunkered down at a brick and mortar to continue dishing up Italian mainstays like lasagna, garlic knots, and Sicilian pizza. Don't leave without one of the sweet treats baked from the owner's grandmother's recipes.