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The 8 Best Pasta Restaurants In Denver

Updated: May 2, 2022

Longing for a bowl of Spaghetti and Meatballs or a simple Aglio olio? These are our go-to pasta spots in Denver. We examined top food blogs and review sites and scrutinized millions of reviews for this list of pasta restaurants. So break out the parmesan and head to these Denver eateries for luscious lasagnas and perfect puttanesca.

Find the perfect Pasta spot

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Plimoth

French, $$, SkylandFrench, $$Denver, Skyland
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Indulge at Denver's 5 fanciest New American restaurants

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Eater, 2017

    The 2017 Guide to Getting Away From Denver Restaurant Week

    Eater, 2017

How did we curate this list?

Choosing the right spot for Pasta can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 7480 spots across Denver, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 681 lists and articles from the likes of Eater and Zagat – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at Eater - The 2017 Guide to Getting Away From Denver Restaurant Week, Zagat - Denver's 13 Most Important Restaurant Openings of 2016 and Zagat - A Perfect Day of Eating: 24 Hours in Denver to pull this list together. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten restaurants offer the best Pasta in Denver.

FAQ

Tavernetta, Cart-Driver, and Mercantile Dining & Provision are the highest-rated late-night spots for pasta in Denver.

Tavernetta, Cart-Driver, and Mercantile Dining & Provision are the highest-rated vegetarian pasta spots in Denver.

Guard and Grace, Blue Pan Pizza, and Rioja are the highest-rated spots for pasta delivery in Denver.

Tavernetta, Cart-Driver, and Mercantile Dining & Provision are the highest-rated pasta spots for dinner in Denver.

Somebody People, Guard and Grace, and The Plimoth are the highest-rated pasta spots that are good for groups in Denver.

Drink pairing tips for Pasta

  • Burgundy with your lobster mac and cheese

    Try coupling lobster mac and cheese with a white wine like lobster mac and cheese to balance its creamy flavours.

  • The ultimate drink pairing for mac and cheese


    Finding the ideal drink pairing for mac and cheese can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Chardonnay. This, acidic, white wine balances the starchy mac and cheese.

  • The perfect complement to linguine with crab


    When ordering linguine with crab, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Frascati, a popular white wine.

Fun facts about Pasta

  • A historical dish

    The macaroni and cheese was only thought up in 1769! We wonder what people ever did without some good macaroni and cheese in their lives...

  • Amazing Pasta in Houston

    Irresistible food and wine stands will be on show at the Houston Pasta Festival in Houston during May. It is held in Texas.

  • The United States's National Pasta Day

    Want to indulge in some amazing pasta? Join the celebration of The United States’s National Pasta Day held every October 17.

Parking tips

Parking in Denver can be a challenge. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Pasta spot.

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