Another Italian restaurant? Well, not exactly. Restaurateur Jennifer Linzinmeir and her husband and business partner, Jake Linzinmeir, have something just a little different in mind. That's why they're calling their new eatery Jovanina's Broken Italian, slated to open next week at 1520 Blake Street. "The name gives people direction, but it won't be...

Elliot Strathmann has always been a curious person. After studying physics and the liberal arts and sciences in college, he dabbled in finance and considered law school. He worked in restaurants and married a chef. “I don’t satisfy easily,” he said. “But when I dig in, I dig deep.” These days, Strathmann is digging in on amaro. And that’s proven to...

On Saturday, October 6, Denver’s annual Columbus Day Parade will start at West 14th Avenue and Bannock Street. It won’t need much space: The parade is far smaller than it was many decades ago, when it was a major point of Italian-American pride before it took a three-decade break in 1960; or 28 years ago, when a revived parade became the target of ...

Denver, Colorado: Marcella’s Ristorante, Pizzeria, and Wine Bar, which opened in Denver in September 2017, is another success for restaurateur Cameron Mitchell. Diners enjoy an authentic Taste of Tuscany with Italian, chef-driven cuisine in a cozy, relaxed atmosphere with sweeping views of Denver’s Lower Highlands (LoHi) skyline. The award-winning...

"You're talking to a dinosaur," says Judy Duren, the 66-year-old owner of Dino's Italian Food, a restaurant that has served homemade everything — noodles, meatballs, sausage, red sauce, pizza and even ice cream — since 1961. "I think we're a dying breed. Independent restaurant owners are a dying breed," she elaborates. "You can't afford to do it an...

Looking for a fine Italian meal near you? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Denver, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when you'd like a memorable night out. 1. Panzano. Topping the list is Panzano. Located at 909 17th St. downtown, it is the hi...

Grape or grains? "Entrambi," as the Italians say — which means "both." Grape-based beers will soon be on tap at Liberati Osteria & Oenobeers at 2403 Champa Street, when Italian brewer and restaurateur Alex Liberati and partners open the doors later this year. So, what's oenobeer? It’s the name for grape-based beer coined by Liberati, based on the p...

A long-term ambition and first publicly shared back in 2015, Italian beer maestro Alex Liberati is now firmly on track for the summer debut of his Liberati brewery, bar, restaurant, and store. Expanding beyond its original “oenobeer” production concept, the 24,00-square-foot Curtis Park location at 2403 Champa Street, inside the former Downtown Den...

Parts of Angelo's Taverna look like a converted church, with stained-glass windows and brick arches facing East Sixth Avenue. That's fitting, because the restaurant is my brunch holy grail, a rare offering of Italian flavors, grilled oysters and hangover-friendly drinks and dishes served for only a few hours a week during the summer. The Oyster Soc...

Quality Italian, the relatively new Italian steakhouse in Cherry Creek has become known for its elegantly prepared, meat-heavy menu, sophisticated ambiance and refined service. Since opening in March 2017 the spot has rapidly established itself as a Cherry Creek favorite, garnering a growing flock of dedicated regulars, some even taking the time to...