The chef behind Boulder’s Sforno Trattoria Romana and Bacco Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar opened his latest Italian concept earlier this month in southwest Longmont. Caprese Trattoria replaced the fast-casual Mediterranean favorite Basil Flats at 1067 S. Hover Road. Fans of Sforno, Bacco, or Monnanni’s Parma Trattoria & Mozzarella Bar in Louisville wi...

Three years after opening The Nickel at 1100 14th Street, chef and restaurateur Jake Linzinmeir is setting the groundwork for Giovannina, a new concept set to open at 1520 Blake Street, where Aoba Sushi shuttered last November. Linzinmeir is not ready to talk details yet, but the name suggests that Denver’s Italian renaissanceis not over yet. Joini...

Leprino Foods is a company you've almost certainly never heard of, but whose product you've almost certainly consumed. It makes a billion pounds of cheese each year and controls as much as 85 percent of the pizza cheese market as a supplier to Pizza Hut, Domino’s and Papa John’s. Chloe Sorvino of Forbes magazine’s billionaires team visited the Lepr...

There's nothing quite like a plate of good old-fashioned spaghetti and meatballs, but these restaurants? They take that classic dish to the next level. Zagat — a unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) — put together a list of 11 must-visit Italian restaurants in Denver, consisting mostly of spots that have just popped up in the last few...

Italian food may not be the first thing you think of when you think of summer, but it should be, because, well, Italian food should be the first thing you think of, period. Luca, Frank Bonanno’s elegant Italian restaurant, is hosting a four-part summer pop-up series. Events include an Italian family-style feast on June 29; Luca by the Bite (where y...

If you're under the impression there's no good Italian food in Denver, you haven't been paying attention. Alongside our old-school classics that never disappoint, a handful of newer options for Italian eats in the Mile High are serving up traditional dishes that deserve your undivided attention. Our advice? Abandon your current dinner plans and sta...

White Pie, a wood-fired Italian restaurant and pizzeria, is now open at 1702 Humboldt Street. The neighborhood eatery owned by brothers Kris and Jason Wallenta of Dos Santos is set in a space that feels inviting and modern. The bones of the old building, a place that once housed the catering operation for Strings, are honored by allowing the expose...

The historical legacy of Christopher Columbus is tarred by bad history in the quest to change Columbus Day, according to a researcher who has focused on Columbus’ religious motives for exploration. “They’re blaming Columbus for the things he didn’t do. It was mostly the people who came after, the settlers,” Prof. Carol Delaney told CNA April 25. “I...

As the Denver food scene continues to grow, we are seeing a lot of restaurants come from other cities. And Cherry Creek seems to be a hub for these transplants: Departure came from Portland, Matsuhisa came from Aspen (and Vail and California), and now Quality Italian came from the Big Apple. Most of these restaurants have given their menu a Colorad...

The Colorado Legislature stands on the brink of embracing "fake history." Rep. Joe Salazar's Bill 17-1327 to suppress Columbus Day is an affront not just to Italian-Americans and Catholics, but to history itself. It takes Columbus' words and exploration out of context. It rewrites history in a crude, misleading and false way. Salazar's ad hominem a...