By Carie Canterbury For more than 65 years, Merlinos' Belvedere has served the community and visitors from across Colorado and neighboring states its fine Italian cuisine, famous "Belvedere" salad and gourmet homemade desserts. The restaurant continues to offer the same fine steaks, seafood and entrees, but owners Mike and Cathie Merlino are shak...

By Kelly Dean Hansen "Rigoletto," Giuseppe's 1851 score based on a play by Victor Hugo, is the quintessential 19th century Italian opera. It has so many elements associated with the genre at its finest that even Verdi never again quite achieved such a synthesis.   Its musical and dramatic scope set a new standard for the composer and for th...

The Denver Nuggets will be without versatile forward Danilo Gallinari for the rest of the season after tests Friday showed he tore his left ACL against Dallas the previous night. The team said an MRI showed no other signs of ligament or meniscus damage, adding Gallinari will have season-ending surgery soon and "a prognosis for a full recovery is e...

by Kevin Henry   While he was out of the lineup during the holidays nursing an ankle injury, Danilo Gallinari and Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone had a chat about what the forward could do better to help his team improve. The conversation has not only elevated Gallinari's game, but also pushed the Nuggets to a 95-92 decision over th...

Up until Feb. 29 2016, when Danilo Gallinari tore two lateral ligaments and sprained a medial ligament, both in his left ankle which ended his season, the 27-year-old was enjoying possibly his healthiest and most productive year in Denver.   Gallinari had played in 53 of a possible 59 games, was averaging a career-high 19.5 points and postin...

By Ashley Dean Condolences to City Park West and nearby residents on the loss of Il Posto. I know it hurts to lose your local spot for upscale Italian food — I'm right there with you. But its new location in River North is awfully nice. 26th and Larimer looks... different. Yes, it's very Nu Denver.   But Il Posto has been faithful...

John Turturro will receive the John Cassavetes Award while Nanni Moretti is to be presented the Maria & Tommaso Maglione Italian Filmmaker Award at the 38th edition of the Denver Film Festival (DFF), which runs November 4-15. DFF attracts nearly 58,000 filmgoers and is widely recognized as the Rocky Mountain Region's premier film event.  ...

By: Robin Intemann Popular neighborhood pizza joints are as common in places like New York City or Chicago as 24-hour public transportation, yet even Manitou Springs has its own local favorite in Savelli's Pizza, Pasta, Subs. Much remains unchanged since the locally-owned pizzeria opened in 1998. The smiling faces that greet and serve are new...

by Josie Sexton   A former Rio Grande and The Kitchen employee plans to open his first restaurant concept just south of Old Town Fort Collins on Feb. 16. Nick's Homestyle will transform the closed Number 1 Chinese Super Buffet at 1100 S. College Ave. into a family-style, Italian-American restaurant.   New business owner Nick Doyl...

"Cucina povera" and "alta cucina" may be apples and oranges (or rather mele e arance), but we Americans adore them just the same—indeed more than any other foreign cuisine, according to recent reports.   These 20 best Italian restaurants in America—which stretch from the best restaurants in Miami in the south right up to San Francisco's best...