Italian

Osteria Marco

A casual tavern with deep-set wooden booths, a spacious bar, and simple Italian cuisine. The menu lists approachable eats such as fresh house-made mozzarella, paper-thin cured meats, rustic pizza, and stacked paninis.

Frasca Food and Wine

A respect for honest ingredients coupled with innovation and technique helped skyrocket Frasca chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson to one of Food & Wine magazine's Best New Chefs. That was in 2005, but the accolades continue to pile up with nods in Bon Appetit, Gourmet, the New York Times, Esquire, and James Beard. Master sommelier Bobby Stuckey uses his finesse to oversee staff and charms diners in the elegant, understated dining room.

Arugula Bar e Ristorante

This upscale Boulder restaurant serves natural, contemporary Italian cuisine. Try the Colorado bison bolognese with orecchiette pasta, fresh herbs, and shaved Grana Padano. 

Il Posto

A neighborhood haven where each server has sommelier-status and the menu changes daily.

Il Fornaio

Specialties include house-made pasta, wood-fired pizza, grilled fish, authentic risotto, rotisserie meats, and artisanal breads.

Pino's Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Fresh and original Italian staples. Try the nine-topping King pizza or the Diavola. Enjoy more than 50 wine options, hand-picked from small wineries in Italy.

Three Sons Italian Restaurant & Bar

Hasten to this restaurant for classic Italian fare, like the rigatoni pomodoro with crumbled sausage. Be sure to try one of their unique drinks, such as an Italian margarita or a lemoncello martini.

Mangiamo Pronto!

Order a simple and fresh salad, pizza, or panini at this bistro. Try the pollo pesto panini, chicken breast with arugula, roasted red bell peppers, basil pesto and goat cheese. Stop in before work for a veggie frittata.

Mamma Mia Trattoria

Enter a classic Italian eatery and try the roast beef carpaccio with arugula and marinated Roman-style artichokes. Pizza lovers will dig the hand-tossed pies with scratch-made sauces.

Brio Tuscan Grille (Cherry Creek)

This restaurant satisfies with Italian as well as steak house fare. Begin a meal with shrimp or roasted red pepper bruschetta, then dig into steaks, chops, or seafood. The large banquet room can accommodate parties of 60 or more.

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