Walking up to Benzina, you probably wouldn’t assume that it used to be a gas station — other than the fact that “benzina” means gasoline in Italian. The modern-yet-funky restaurant brings a new vibe to the South Park Hill neighborhood with mid-century decor, funky music, ‘60s art, bocce ball courts and Neapolitan-style pizza. Brad Anderson — Benzin...

Beauty retail platform Mozzafiato changing the course of the Italian beauty industry as it represents the largest collection of Italian cosmetics and fragrance brands in one centralized online destination. Inspired by the landscapes, cities, culture, heritage and style of Italy, Mozzafiato launched this year to provide an immersive, authentically I...

Brad Anderson has made quite an impact on the Denver dining scene over the past few decades, running the Rocky Mountain Diner, Rick's Cafe, Chopper's Sports Grill, the Castle Cafe and the Next Door Bar with partners Tom Walls and Jerry Good. Now Anderson is ready to jump back into the scene with Benzina, an Italian restaurant built from the bones o...

Going into April, Venice Ristorante has kicked up it’s spring season by expanding their patio and bringing back happy hour. The downtown Denver Italian restaurant is a local favorite for fine dining and its elite selection of food and beverage. Downtown Denver residents and visitors now have more outdoor seating at Venice Ristorante, across from Un...

In what might be Quentin Tarantino’s magnum opus — the 2009 film Inglorious Basterds — there is a scene in which Brad Pitt’s character Lieutenant Aldo Raine is tasked with disguising himself as an Italian by the name of Gorlami in order to infiltrate a Nazi movie premiere. It’s a rather iconic scene, with Pitt having to repeat the name with increas...

Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar, a local Italian restaurant in Downtown Denver, has been voted "Best of Denver" for its elite venetian cuisine combined with an exclusive wine list curated by Chef & Restauranteur Alessandro Carollo with his elite culinary and service teams. Founded in 2002, Venice Ristorante & Wine Bar is not only a great Italian resta...

A new watering hole is coming to LoHi this spring, and its owner couldn’t be more excited. Pam Proto knows the corner of 15th and Platte streets — she’s been operating her Denver Proto’s Pizzeria Napoletana there for 17 years now. But the pizza restaurateur, who owns six Proto’s shops in the Denver and Boulder areas, has long wanted to change thing...

Known for its deep-dish pizza, Giordano's is officially headed to Loveland, Colorado, to open a new location. While the Chicago-based restaurant offers to ship a frozen pizza directly to your door, you won't need to ship your pizzas directly from Chicago for much longer. It's expected for the Giordano's Loveland location to open as early as June 20...

Denver City Council on Monday unanimously agreed to rename Columbus Park to La Raz Park, the name generations of Denverites have been calling the Northside green space and community center. The decision turns an unofficial name into an official one. Councilmember Amanda Sandoval, who campaigned for her seat promising to change the name, said her co...

Renewed efforts to change the name of Northwest Denver’s Columbus Park to La Raza park are moving forward. The proposal is expected to be filed for consideration as an ordinance next week. “What you see here today at the park is not what was here 50 years ago,” Arturo Rodriguez, a longtime advocate for changing the name of the park said. “I think t...