A Denver fast-casual Italian restaurant is expanding into Boulder County. Mici Handcrafted said it’s adding a location in Lafayette, which will be its fifth. The Italian eatery first opened in 2004 along Colorado Boulevard. CEO Elliot Schiffer, who joined Mici in August 2017, said Lafayette scored well in one of the company’s chief criteria for new...

For locals looking for Italian restaurants with traditional recipes, Venice Ristorante has become a firm favorite. Regarded as one of the best Italian restaurants in Denver, Venice has locations in Downtown Denver and Greenwood Village. The Greenwood Village location is a popular meeting spot for employees at the DTC, or Denver Tech Center, and the...

Bill Miner has put quite a few miles on his car lately. The chef/owner of Il Porcellino Salumi at 4334 West 41st Street has been driving to Basalt every week for the past three months to get his wholesale business off the ground. In January, he signed on to take over the commercial sausage kitchen formerly operated by Avalanche Cheese Company in Ba...

The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the entity that oversees production and quality of the hugely popular Italian sparkling wine, is pleased to announce the participants for its National Prosecco Week Masterclasses and Prosecco & Pizza Competition, taking place June 11-16th. These events will take place throughout the United States-New York, San Francisco...

My chic Danish friend and I walked into Tavernetta on a brisk afternoon a few months ago, she in fabulous boots that look like they’re covered in tiny disco-ball mirrors, me in salaryman Rockports. We passed the fireplace lounge that overlooks the tracks at Union Station and took a sharp left around the massive open kitchen, where, amid a bustle of...

For Opera Colorado music director Ari Pelto, Giuseppe Verdi's final opera — written when the composer was 79 years old — is more than a comic epilogue to a long career filled with tragic music dramas. "When I ask performers about their favorite Verdi opera, pretty much everybody responds that it is 'Falstaff.' But most donors, board members and cas...

Expansion seems to be the name of the game for Denver restaurants. From barbecue joints to Italian eateries and swanky bistros, restaurants have been growing and new restaurants have been coming across the metro faster than we can say “table for two.” Now, LoHi favorite Postino is the latest to join in on the expansion craze with the announcement t...

On a recent night at Bar Dough, LoHi’s hip-hop-pumping Italian wine bar and pizza oven, a black and white version of Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” was playing in the background. It’s a perfect choice of show, given that this restaurant’s chef and co-owner, Carrie Baird, has recently risen to badass star status. She made it to the final four on the rea...

We're in Denver, so let's get one thing straight: Cannoli can be the familiar crunchy Italian dessert made with sweet ricotta piped into deep-fried tubes, or they can be bready rolls stuffed with meat. Sometimes you'll see them sold in old-school Italian joints as "canoli," but Grammy's Italian Goodies, at 4601 Harlan Street in Wheat Ridge, keeps t...

Most Italian communities across North America are immersed in their heritage as we rapidly approach Palm Sunday and Easter during this Lenten season. A big part of experiencing Italian tradition is rooted in the Catholic faith and that is precisely why younger generations should always know “why”  traditions such as La Tavola Di San Giuseppe exist;...