Restaurant review: Go to Brodo Italian Scratch Kitchen for the pasta, but skip dessert

Mar 13, 2018 703

BY: Daliah Singer

It’s always tough for the second child, particularly if his or her older sibling is a success and is constantly getting praised. So it must be for Brodo Italian Scratch Kitchen. The Belmar restaurant is the second eatery from Brett Shaheen and Jane Knauf, business partners who opened the Wooden Table in Greenwood Village in 2011. They aimed to bring an elegant downtown dining experience to a suburban strip mall. Rave reviews quickly followed.  

Five years later, Shaheen and Knauf launched Brodo (the name means “broth” in Italian) in Lakewood’s outdoor mall with the same goal: elevate the suburban dining scene. Brodo is intended to be more casual, with a menu of familiar, mostly scratch-made Italian dishes.

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