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The 9 Best Italian Restaurants In Denver

Updated: May 2, 2022

In need of a Neapolitan pizza or a bowl of gnocchi? Then these Italian spots in Denver are for you. Don’t waste time agonizing, we analyzed millions of reviews to bring you the best Italian options in Denver. The Italian spots below are our go-to’s for the best burrata and creamiest gelato in Denver!

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Spuntino

Italian, $$, HighlandItalian, $$Denver, Highland
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2017

    Where to Find Denver's Best Italian Food

    Eater, 2017
  • Vacation Idea, 2021

    23 Best Italian Restaurants in Denver, CO

    Vacation Idea, 2021

Bar Dough

Italian, $$, HighlandItalian, $$Denver, Highland
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Italian Restaurants in Denver/Colorado Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life
  • Eater, 2017

    Where to Find Denver's Best Italian Food

    Eater, 2017

Panzano

Italian, $$$, Central Business DistrictItalian, $$$Denver, Central Business District
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2017

    Where to Find Denver's Best Italian Food

    Eater, 2017
  • Vacation Idea, 2021

    23 Best Italian Restaurants in Denver, CO

    Vacation Idea, 2021

Tavernetta

Italian, $$$, Union StationItalian, $$$Denver, Union Station
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2017

    Where to Find Denver's Best Italian Food

    Eater, 2017
  • Zagat, 2017

    A Perfect Day of Eating: 24 Hours in Denver

    Zagat, 2017

Cart-Driver

Italian, $$, Five PointsItalian, $$Denver, Five Points
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Vacation Idea, 2021

    23 Best Italian Restaurants in Denver, CO

    Vacation Idea, 2021
  • Zagat, 2014

    Denver’s 7 Hottest New Spots for Pizza

    Zagat, 2014

Osteria Marco

Italian, $$, Union StationItalian, $$Denver, Union Station
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2017

    Where to Find Denver's Best Italian Food

    Eater, 2017
  • Vacation Idea, 2021

    23 Best Italian Restaurants in Denver, CO

    Vacation Idea, 2021

DiFranco's

Italian, $$, Capitol HillItalian, $$Denver, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2017

    Where to Find Denver's Best Italian Food

    Eater, 2017
  • Vacation Idea, 2021

    23 Best Italian Restaurants in Denver, CO

    Vacation Idea, 2021

Dio Mio

Italian, $$, Five PointsItalian, $$Denver, Five Points
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2017

    Where to Find Denver's Best Italian Food

    Eater, 2017
  • Zagat, 2016

    Denver's 13 Most Important Restaurant Openings of 2016

    Zagat, 2016

Lo Stella Ristorante

Italian, $$, Civic CenterItalian, $$Denver, Civic Center
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2017

    Where to Find Denver's Best Italian Food

    Eater, 2017
  • Eater, 2018

    The Most Underrated Restaurants in Denver

    Eater, 2018

How did these spots get chosen?

Finding the right Italian restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 7480 restaurants in Denver, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 681 lists and articles from experts at Eater and Zagat and more. All with some boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Eater - The Most Underrated Restaurants in Denver, Zagat - Denver's 13 Most Important Restaurant Openings of 2016 and Zagat - A Perfect Day of Eating: 24 Hours in Denver. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

FAQ

Cart-Driver Lohi, Lechuga's Kiosk, and The Plimoth are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for take-out in Denver.

Osteria Marco, Marco's Coal Fired- Ballpark, and Patxi's Pizza are the highest-rated vegan-friendly Italian restaurants in Denver.

Tavernetta, Odyssey Italian Restaurant, and The Plimoth are the highest-rated Italian restaurants for dessert in Denver.

The Plimoth, Blue Pan Pizza, and Spuntino are the highest-rated Italian restaurants that are good for groups in Denver.

There are 119 Italian restaurants in Denver.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for your tagliatelle pasta

    Experts suggest pairing a tagliatelle pasta with a glass of Pinot Grigio, a popular white wine.


Factoids

  • The United States's National Pasta Day

    Grab your pasta to celebrate National Pasta Day! Don’t forget, it’s on October 17.

  • The Houston Pasta Festival

    Perhaps you want to try something new out, have you considered a Houston Pasta Festival? Give it some thought. Every year in Houston, Texas, thousands of people attend the festival, adding to the appeal of the already charming city.

  • A popular dish

    When in Italy it would be criminal not to try out the ragu alla bolognese. GIve it a go so you can say you had the full experience.

Parking tips

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when you’re hungry. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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