The fifth annual Sons of Italy Royal Gorge Lodge No. 2866 Italian Festival entertained crowds with its staple of food, wine and music. The festival filled Macon Plaza on Saturday as hundreds of people came out to enjoy and take part in the event, which opened Friday evening. The event included live music, food from various vendors, and wine and bee...

For many people — including yours truly — Tavernetta by Frasca is the most anticipated new restaurant opening of the year. It was originally supposed to open this spring, but construction delays pushed it back further and further, keeping us from what is bound to be one of the city’s best Italian restaurants. Thanks a lot, construction delays. But...

The space next to Coperta, the year-old classic Italian spot at 400 E. 20th Ave., will not stand vacant for long. The restaurant’s owners, Aileen and Paul Reilly, gear up to re-open it as a gelato and doughnut shop by the end of October. Previously, the Coperta team operated the space on weekdays as a walk-up espresso bar, serving the usual range o...

Centennial has options when it comes to Italian food. The city is home to some high-quality and very long-standing Italian family restaurants, where the recipes have been relatively untouched for decades and where the food is prepared from scratch. Here are four of the more notable locations to get your authentic pasta fix. GeJo’s Original Italian ...

The Zoppe's have quite the family history, and it starts with a love story 175 years ago and comes full circle on Sept. 8-10 in Nottingham Park. For the Zoppe Italian Family Circus, it all started 175 years ago, in 1842, when a young French street performer named Napoline Zoppe, looking for work, met a graceful ballerina named Ermenegilda in Budape...

City Councilman Bert Myrin wants Aspen to treat Columbus Day similar to what cities such as Denver, San Francisco and just recently, Los Angeles, have already done: Change it to Indigenous Peoples Day. For now, however, Myrin has not gained enough traction for the change to take effect by the time Columbus Day rolls around Oct. 9. The first-term co...

The Sons of Italy Italian Festival is slated to kick off at 4 p.m. Friday at Macon Plaza, Fifth and Macon. The Friday night event costs $5 per person and will run from 4 to 10:30 p.m., featuring live music by Foggiest Notion and Southern Belle. Pizza and Italian sausage sandwiches will be for sale, and a beer tent will offer alcoholic beverages. Th...

Denver’s newest farm-to-table restaurant, like many of the others, has a local focus. This one, though, is local to a region half a world away. Palizo Italiano is now serving regional northern Italian food, including house-made pastas, in Platt Park. The restaurant replaced southern joint Fourteen Seventytwo at 1472 S. Pearl St., next door to Stell...

Cameron Mitchell is a familiar name on the Columbus, Ohio, restaurant scene (his restaurant group, aptly named Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, has its own Wikipedia page), but Denver diners will likely only know of his Larimer Square restaurant, Ocean Prime; not his name. To fill you in, Mitchell has 14 restaurant concepts. Among these are the aforem...

Few things in life stay the same. But for 50 years, Romano’s Italian Restaurant has been serving up old-fashioned Italian food using the same recipes, in the same cozy dining room. The menu and the dining room are a little bigger than when Neil and Ellie Romano started the place in 1967, but for generations of area residents, Romano’s, at 5666 S. W...