Inspiration You Can Taste: The food's authenticity draws diners to the new North Denver restaurant. 5280 Magazine's Callie Sumlin emphasizes that Italian flavors drive the menu. House-made pastas are asserted as "undoubtedly the high point of the meal." Backed by "lush sauces" and "high-end goodies" like bottarga and pancetta, delectable pastas ran...

The 51st Super Bowl is this weekend so the Italian Federation of American Football – FIDAF –  is getting into an NFL mood with an exclusive interview with the Denver Broncos’ new special teams coach. News about the latest addition to the coaching staff at the world-famous Denver Broncos crossed the Atlantic and made headlines in Italy because the B...

Chicken Parmiggiana in the shape of a pizza? Check. Uni-baked scampi? Check. A cocktail menu that includes a nitro-powered Negroni? Check. Quality Italian is gearing up to open the doors to its Denver outpost in the next few weeks and if the preview of the menu is any indication of what is to come, Cherry Creek diners are in for a treat. The restau...

In my five years in Denver, I’ve been on a low-key quest to find the kind of cheap, ultra-casual and delicious Italian restaurants I grew up with. It hasn’t been easy. A couple places, particularly Trattoria Stella, come close price-wise, but I was still missing a certain feeling you only get in old, family-owned joints. The kind of places where al...

Mici Handcrafted Italian announces it will relocate its Cherry Creek store to 727 Colorado Blvd., with a grand opening to happen in January 2016. The current Cherry Creek location is scheduled to close December 23, 2015. The move will expand the current Cherry Creek store's delivery zone to include Lowry. The phone number for delivery orders w...

A new Italian-themed restaurant is coming to Denver's hot and fast-developing River North neighborhood. Dio Mio, which will serve experimental, handmade pasta dishes, is set to open in a 1,500-square-foot space at 3264 Larimer St. this fall.   It's the brainchild of chef Alex Figura, who also owned the now-shuttered Lower48 Kitchen, and...

In a town already dominated by pizza places, three new by-the-slice pizzerias are opening downtown this semester, testing students' appetites for the cheesy classic as they compete for customers. Though city Economic Development Coordinator Michael Stiefvater said the three pizza joints aren't necessarily a reversal of the city's trend toward diffe...

by Michael Dunlap   Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari is finally playing like the superstar they believed he'd become. When raw talent and potential are combined into a terrific basketball frame, it's hard to not overhype the possibilities.   Such has been the case with 6-foot-10 wing Danilo Gallinari of the Denver Nuggets,...

by Mark Antonation   Salati means savory or salted in Italian, and a new eatery called Salati Italian Street Food is bringing savory Mediterranean bites to Northfield Stapleton. Salati opened today at 11 a.m. (in the space that was formerly Euro Cafe) with a concept built around piadina and other street fare that owner TC Clark found while o...

by William Porter   Whatever other virtues Café Mercato possesses — and there are several — the newish spot in Denver's Lowry neighborhood has to be the only upscale Italian restaurant anywhere with a close-up view of a B-52 Stratofortress.   That's how close the establishment is to Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, where...