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Luca d'Italia

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Luca d'Italia Review

The restaurant's steel-gray, orange-and-red contemporary decor belies the fact that it's one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in the city. Chef-owner Frank Bonanno summons the memory of his Italian grandmother to re-create small-town Italy through wild boar with pappardelle, goat-stuffed caramelle (pasta shaped like candy wrappers), and house-cured capocollo and homemade cheeses. His tiramisu and chocolate sorbet have to be tasted to be believed. Service, overseen by Jacqueline Bonanno, is as impeccable as it is at Bonanno's many other restaurants (Mizuna, Osteria Marco, and Bones, to name a few), and the wine list is agreeably priced and heavy on interesting Italians.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 711 Grant St., Central Denver, Denver, CO, 80203 | Map It
  • Phone: 303/832–6600
  • Website:
  • Location: Denver

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun.–Mon. No lunch.
Updated: 10-01-2013

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    Italian: the real deal

    They've redecorated--rich wood chairs and railings, softer colors on the walls, elegant art from Quang Ho--and at last the decor matches the food. Wow. They make everything in house at Luca, from the breads and cheeses, to cured meats and gelato. Authentic Italian flavors (and portions), attentive service, great bar for the quick-dine. I love this spot; it's become one of my favorites in the country.

    by GolfChef, 3/20/07
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    Harvest week at Luca

    Luca D’Italia Inventive great tasting Northern Italian food. This restaurant alongside Mizuna provides 2 of the best restaurants Denver has to offer. We visited during harvest week and had the special tasting menu and from start to finish the meal was a delight! If you would like to see pictures and much more info on the meal feel free to check out our blog at www.milehigheater.blogspot.com

    by milehigheater, 9/25/08
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    Luca d'Italia Review

    This is one of our favorite places to dine in Denver. Very good, and good-quality food. The pastas are my favorite - you can even have two half-portions, if you can't decide between two great choices. The atmosphere is sophisticated but not formal, with just the right level of noise to creat a good ambiance without being too noisy. The wait staff is always very knowledgeable about the dishes and their preparation.

    by Lexma90, 11/17/09

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