Top 15: Italian restaurants in Southeast Denver

by Carrie Bradon | Sep. 29, 2017, 2:50pm |

When it comes to dining, Southeast Denver is a goldmine for all types of cuisine and price ranges. Italian food in particular is popular in Southeast Denver, so read on for the top 15 Italian restaurants in the area. North Italia is located at 190 Clayton Ln, Denver CO 80206. This highly reviewed Italian restaurant features options up to $30, including pizza, chef’s board and more, with seasonal ingredients and lovely presentation.

Nonna’s Chicago Bistro

6603 Leetsdale Dr, Denver, CO 80224

Offering dishes such as Sicilian Calamari, specialty salads and, of course, pizzas, this restaurant is a casual but classy place to dine. They also offer gluten-free pizza crusts for an extra charge. 

Bruno’s Italian Bistro

2223 S Monaco Pkwy, Denver, CO 80222

Specializing in Italian entrees, including Chicken Marsala, Shrimp Scampi and pasta dishes to delight, this restaurant is open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. every day. 

Blue Pan Pizza

3509 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80206

Offering deep dish pizza, called Detroit Style, this Congress Park restaurant’s menu is filled with pizzas that will make you salivate, from their pesto chicken, covered in grilled chicken, roasted cherry tomatoes, feta and mozzarella, to their Koto, featuring artichoke and spinach sauce with sun-dried tomatoes and garlic.

The Garlic Knot

6217 E 14th Ave, Denver, CO 80220

Open from lunch through dinner each day, The Garlic Knot is a favorite spot for some Italian comfort food— and the name of the restaurant is also one of their most popular food items, so save space!

Shells & Sauce

2600 E 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80206

This restaurant offers seafood-driven Italian dishes. Specialty sauces and generous portions are always included at this restaurant.


190 St Paul St, Denver, CO 80206 

This is a place where guest can enjoy a nice glass of wine with their Italian salad, soup, pizza or all of the above.

Barolo Grill 

3030 E 6th Ave, Denver, CO 80206

First-time customers of this fine Italian restaurant may turn into regulars, thanks to the amazing service, classy atmosphere and yummy food.

Papou’s Pizzeria & Italian Eatery

5075 Leetsdale Dr, Denver CO 80246 

Customers have commented on the generous portions of this restaurant’s tasty pies. 

Viale Pizza & Kitchen  

1390 S. Colorado Blvd, Denver CO 80222

This newly opened restaurant has a trendy and open feel while serving dishes that speak to the soul. Gluten-free crusts are available here.

Mici Handcrafted Italian 

727 Colorado Blvd, Denver CO 80206

Brightly colored entrees are beautiful to behold and made to savor. Regulars comment on the friendly servers and affordable prices. 

Giorgio’s NY Pizzeria

3333 S. Tamarac Dr, Denver CO 80224

Affordable and casual, this can be a great option for days when one is craving a tasty pizza. 

The Saucy Noodle Ristorante

727 S University Blvd, Denver, CO 80209 

The Saucy Noodle serves home-style Italian cooking in a friendly environment. Perfect for birthdays or other celebrations, this restaurant take reservations and offers beer and wine.

Homegrown Tap & Dough-Wash Park

1001 S. Gaylord St, Denver CO 80209

The dishes at this restaurant are somewhat specialty, with pizza toppings including pancetta and balsamic, and local beers. 

Cucina Colore

3041 E. 3rd Ave, Denver CO 80206

 Serving consistently delicious entrees, desserts and drinks, this is a great choice for any night.

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