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Frasca Food and Wine
Frasca Food and Wine

Frasca Food and Wine Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.frascafoodandwine.com
  • Phone: (303) 442-6966
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking also available in the area.
A word from Frasca Food and Wine
Frasca is the creation of Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson. Their shared passion for Friuli-Venezia Giulian cuisine and fine wine is reflected in the exquisitely-prepared fare and a comprehensive wine list boasting over 200 varieties. The seasoned and professional staff ensures a memorable evening with their meticulous attention to detail, expert wine pairing, and extensive knowledge of the menu. And the pastoral, elegant dining room evokes the gracious and friendly feeling of traditional Italian Frascas. Warm, welcoming, and unpretentious, Frasca is the perfect destination for impromptu gatherings, casual dinners, and special occasions.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We selected this restaurant to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, and I'm glad we did. Impeccable food and service!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Frasca's four-course menu can be inventive and delicious. The chef's starters were interesting. The choices were adequate. The service was slow, and our waiter wanted to go over every ingredient in every dish. The wine list is extensive; wine can be ordered in small quantities but most bottles start at $125 and above. There is no reason for that. The frustrations can ruin the evening. It was inordinately expensive and our reserved table was not ready on time; there was no waiting area. The first time was our last time here."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "still the best food and originality in Colorado. How do you make kingfish sashimi into one of the best appetizers. Blueberry tart was delicious. carry a fat wallet"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Recently dined at Frasca in Boulder. This was our first visit to Frasca, as we live in South Denver. The evening hit 5 stars on all categories. I lost count of how many people came to our table that evening to make sure every aspect of the dining experience was perfect. The food options were varied - all tasting menu items can be ordered ala carte. The wine list was extensive and had a variety of price ranges to select from. My husband and I tried the 10 year Anniversary Tasting Menu, which was excellent. I highly recommend visiting Frasca when you are in the Boulder area for a memorable evening. Reservations are a must."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was a real disappointment. I missed the wonderful complexity of flavors that rewards us in excellent chef preparations. I do not feel that by offering to remove dairy and glutenous grains from existing food dishes offers a satisfactory alternative. Chef dishes should require all the food components to capture the richness of the intended flavors. The chef missed the dessert mark entirely. His/her answer to offering a chocolate dessert dish was a plate of chocolate wrapped candies! REALLY? And as for a gluten or dairy free option, good ol' sorbet was the fall back. A really fairly average chef meal with outstanding service! We won't be back again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Easily equal to the top restaurants in Colorado, Frasca offers an exquisitely executed modern Italian menu (Friuli-Venezia on the night I went) and glorious wine list. Deserving of a Michelin star, in my opinion, certainly a Bib Gourmand."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Pasta and fish dishes were excellent other dishes were very good desserts were Delish service was outstanding a little overpriced for the atmosphere tables are close for $78 a person I shouldn't have to hear the conversations from all surrounding tables our server was great!!!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Frasca was a great place to take my girlfriend on her birthday. The food and service were excellent. The sutle and classy happy birthday messages on the menu and dessert were appreciated."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The servers were knowledgeable and attentive. Each course in the tasting menu was exceptional and paired perfectly with wine. It was apparent that the staff get along, and the vibe was upbeat and friendly."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Excellence in service down to the smallest thing ...great food and staff very knowledgable!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We love Frasca and go here maybe twice a year, for a splurge dinner. It's our favorite restaurant in Boulder. The food was fantastic. We got the seafood crudo for appetizer, and a pork belly dish. For the pasta course, a pasta flavored with truffles, and this delicious crab-meat canneloni. My husband got the quail for the main dish, and I got snapper that was fried/seared on one side, with a crabcake on the side. Everything was interesting, perfectly cooked. Service is impeccable as always. This time we sat in the private dining room which was opened to regular dining--it's not quite as pleasant as the main dining room because you're far from the light and windows. But it was pleasant."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "It was the most delectable dinner ever. They were awesome, too, for making it the birthday celebration we were hoping for."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The presentation of the food was impressive, but not a taste sensation. The flavors paired well w/ the wine. We found the service somewhat pretentious. Our server lacked professionalism by cutting into her welcome and explanation dialogue THREE times to talk w/ another employee-we felt we were second priority. She was also stiff, and more involved in the information she had than on the guest. The busboy was the only one who practiced open armed service-something expected in a restaurant of this caliber! A snafu about the espresso brought an inordinate amount of attention followed by an extended diatribe by the maitre'd about the history of coffee. Again, more interested in relaying what he knew than the guest.Very disappointing..."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "service was excellent. Food was only ok. Expected more. Fixed menu didn't offer many options. It was expensive. table near bathroom was high traffic area. It was nice that they recognized anniversary on dessert overall, disappointed."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "always the best !! Great food and wine.. Best service .. worth the money."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Take anyone you want to spoil or impress to this fabulous place. Or go with great friends to enjoy a divine meal. The food, wine, and service are impeccable. Be ready to spend a bit of money but it is worth every penny and you will be back."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "food was fair at best. food portions and quality were disappointing."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have dined at Frasca in the past and took a guest for her birthday. As usual, we were highly impressed with the service, food and overall experience. We were pleasantly surprised to find they have finally added a chefs tasting menu! We can't speak highly enough about our experiences at Frasca!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Menu, preparation, presentation, quality and service all superb. The class of the servers also makes a huge difference when a dining experience is important. It is wonderful to find a restaurant that values quality and the customer."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We went on a Monday night and did the 4 course pre-fixed menu. It was exquisite. The food is high quality and has a unique flavor. The tiramisu desert special might be the best tiramisu I've ever had. Too bad it's not regularly on the menu. I'd definitively go back."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "A lovely restaurant that completely lived up to its reputation."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Great food and service. Made our aniversary special. Will deffently be back."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "It was amazing for our anniversary with our baby girl. Every single member of the staff knew everything about everything. They were a perfect mix of professional and fun. We loved the food and the service and the knowledge."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The traditional Friuli tasting menu was superb as was the Friuli wine recommended by the Sommelier."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Passionate and Extremly knowledgable service staff, best cuisine in boulder, truly a special place to visit."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This is one of the best meals I have ever had. The wine pairings were perfect and interesting. Service was impeccable and beautifully coordinated. We went to Frasca to celebrate our 20th Anniversary and it was well worth the price and the hype is well deserved."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We had an 830 reservation and arrived early but also with an extra person. They said that would be ok but then did not seat us until after 9. We were welcome to order a la carte, so we all ordered two courses instead of the four course tasting menu as it was quite late for us. Then we had to ask to order drinks. They brought out a lovely tray of amuse Bouche followed not too long after by our first courses. It was another 40 minutes before we were served our main courses, though the bread server hovered over us to refill our bread plates instantly. Needless to say we were not interested in dessert. Overall the attitude and uneven service truly colored our opinion of the food, and we do not consider that it was worth all of the waiting."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Obviously, Frasca is a great restaurant. But we had 7 people and our bill was $1,000. If you got the cash, go for it. But for me, it broke the bank!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My friend, who lives in Aurora, has been wanting to go to Frasca for years. Since it was her birthday, reservations were made for her, her husband and myself. At the last minute, her husband couldn't make it so their teenage daughter took his place. My friend couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate her birthday and for her teenage daughter, it was a wonderful place to experience her first experience at fine dining. A special birthday cake was made by the chef and it was wonderfully decorated and presented. We can see why this restaurant gets fabulous reviews all the time."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We so enjoyed our dinner, the food and service were excellent!!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This was our first time at Frasca. We are from out of town and have heard that Frasca was the place to try. It did not disappoint. The service was excellent and the food was interesting and delicious. We had the chef pair some wines for our meal and they were wonderful."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Went there last night with my husband and mother in law. We opted for the $78 4 course meal which was amazing as usual. The portion size are perfect for a 4 course meal... The wait staff were exceptionally attentive without being in your face, bread was replenished as soon as the plate was empty, water glasses were refilled and wine glasses topped up. The Alaskan Hailbut antipasti was fabulous, the eggplant primi was a hit with everyone, my mother in law is still talking about the soft shell crab secondi rounded out by incredible desserts. the evening was topped off incredibly for my mother in law when our server presented her with some chocolates for her plane trip home this week - what an excellent touch :)"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We did the Chefs Menu with paired wines. Exceptional!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Wonderful experience. I would do it again. Can't wait to take our friends from New York out to Frasca next time they visit."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were celebrating a birthday, just the two of us. It was a true food adventure. Almost perfect in food, service, and ambiance. Small error - the menu mis-described one of the desserts we had. It was a bit disappointing, and they apologized when I asked about it. There was a nice Happy Birthday leaf on my partner's dessert, though I would have also liked a candle. I would go back for a special occasion - pricey, but worth it for a foodie. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Most of the food was fabulous. The price is obnoxiously expensive especially given that the chef is quite rigid about everyone at the table needing to order from the same pris fixe menu and that the ambiance doesn't match the price of the dining experience. It was too loud to hear the conversation from across the table or the wait person describe the menu; and the wait staff walks so quickly through the restaurant it made us all feel a little anxious. For these reasons I would not recommend Frasca to friends. This is a pity because I appreciate their dedication and expertise."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I love Frasca and go there every time I'm in Boulder. Food is always great.This time, however, the service was awful. We sat, waited for menus, ordered drinks,waited 25 minutes for them, had to ask for bread, ordered our meal and waited over fifty minutes for any food to appear.When the food did show up, it was fast and furious -- four courses in less than one hour after having waited nearly an hour for anything. Waiter did nothing to indicate he had any idea how long we'd been waiting until he presented the bill ($300+ for our party of three) and said that he had deducted three drinks (the first and only round - no time for more) since we had to wait so long for everything. No explanation, no apology, no nothing. Disappointing."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Our dinner at Frasca could not have been better!! All the hype is right on. Each item we ordered was perfection. We ordered a wine flight with our 4 course dinner and each wine was perfectly paired--they enhanced the food and it was great to try some new wines that were unfamiliar to us. I would not hesitate--a truly perfect experience. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "If you want a fantastic dining experience Frasca is for you. The attention to detail regarding service, wine pairings and food combinations is in a league of their own. The combination of white table service while making you feel like family made our meal special."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "You will pay $300+ for dinner for two. That's fine if it's a mind-blowing experience. This wasn't at any level. The food was good - on par w several other places in Boulder. The lamb dish was probably my favorite. The service was good, but uncoordinated so you got asked the same questions and given the same spiel multiple times from different people. It ended up feeling overbearing to the point you couldn't just relax and enjoy your dinner. Nothing was wow. If they were half the price I might recommend going to Frasca occasionally, but they still would not be my favorite in Boulder. At the price they charge I would never go back. There is better food elsewhere. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014