Best New Restaurants 2013

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March 2013

Amerigo Delicatus Restaurant & Market
It’s a rare spot that welcomes you like a friend and holds your attention so effortlessly you feel like a guest at an intimate dinner party. But that’s the case at Amerigo Delicatus, an Italian eatery perched at the intersection of Broadway and Larimer. Visit during the day, and the space functions as a busy deli with sandwiches and soda. At night, flickering candlelight and alluring house-made pastas transform the 40-seat space into a true restaurant. Chef and co-owner Iain Chisholm’s food is simple, straightforward, and attitude-free: The root salad’s tangle of arugula, shaved fennel, and thin strips of roasted parsnip costs four dollars. The signature linguine, which arrives tossed with house-made Italian sausage and zesty red sauce, is just $13. Portions are small but not skimpy; two adults can make a satisfying dinner out of a couple of appetizers, a salad, and a pasta dish. Amerigo’s easy and unassuming nature is exactly what makes dining here so appealing.

Hot Seat: The high-top community tables allow bird’s-eye views.
Don’t Miss: Semolina cavatelli, salumi plate
2449 Larimer St., 303-862-9850, amerigodelicatus.com