Italian

Dio Mio

One thing you can count on at Alex Figura and Spencer White's new fast-casual Italian eatery: pasta. Try approachable takes on traditional plates such as cacio e pepe, stuffed pappardelle, and cavatelli. 

Carboy Winery

With wine offerings including Sauvignon Blanc, rosé, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon and shared plates such as charcuterie and salmon crudo, this winery (which is connected to the Littleton location of Angelo's Taverna) is the perfect happy hour spot.

Carbone's at the Monkey Barrel

Carbone's Italian Sausage Market & Deli has joined forces with the Monkey Barrel. This bar and restaurant duo will be your go-to spot for a beer and an Italian sandwich.

Angelo's Taverna (Littleton)

This neighborhood nook dishes up a selection of raw and fried oysters alongside elevated Italian cuisine. Try the lobster gnocchi served with leeks and a lobster tomato sauce. Multiple locations. 

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.

Coperta

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. 

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