Frasca Food and Wine
Frasca Food and Wine

Frasca Food and Wine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.frascafoodandwine.com/
  • Phone: 3034426966
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Frasca Food and Wine reviews from OpenTable diners
140 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (117)fit for foodies (111)notable wine list (105)romantic (73)neighborhood gem (31)hot spot (24)good for groups (15)great for outdoor dining (14)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Keeps getting better
    Sooner52
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We've eaten here now three times since we moved to the Boulder area. The service is extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. The food and wine are outstanding. The romance is provided by ourselves. But put super food with great service and an appreciation for our interest in celebration of 30 years together and Frasca is an ideal place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The meal was ok, however for the price and based on other recommendations, we were all disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even better than I remembered
    alwayshungry4moreVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It's not a wonder that Frasca is always at the top of the best restaurant list. The most unbelievable wine list in the state of Colorado.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    fwlvr1VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food was fantastic on the eyes and in the mouth. Matthew was also fantastic in picking out the perfect wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top-Notch
    Socko
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    As most everyone knows by now, Frasca is top-notch in all aspects. If you were to find any down-side at all, it's that their serving size may be a little small for what you pay, but that is nit-picking. Service is excellent and the wine list is amazing - let Bobby pick out your wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • excellent
    patt
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    we enjoyed a Monday night wine dinner... a special this time for the end of summer Labor day with wines chosen by the wine staff.. We had a lovely 3 course meal meal with wines paired with each course and a great dessert.. They are always great with food allergies too. It was a wonderful evening and meal.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant experience-Just overpriced
    foodtraveler
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was elegant and the service was very good, but the cost seemed outsized even by NYC standards. To use an economic term, it was below my utility curve.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • anonVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    One of the best restaurants around. Amazing food, impeccable service and just an all around wonderful experience.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • GlobaldinerVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Simply put, the most amazing dining experience in Colorado.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastica cena
    Fantastica
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Beautiful restaurant with an extraordinary menu and wine list. Service started with a bit of a stumble, but the few missteps were rescued in short order, many thanks to the extraordinary service of Jodi. The kind of place that obviously ranks customer service and food quality of the highest importance. The ravioli stuffed with ricotta and duck egg yolk is probably one of the grandest things I have ever eaten. This is the kind of dining experience one would expect to find in New York or London, an unexpected treasure in Boulder.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining at Frasca
    colorado2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Delicious and creative food with attentive and excellent service. We would be open to trying most of the dishes on the menu as everything what we had was delicious. We enjoyed the evening, it was absolutely worthwhile experience. We highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Molto Bene
    IrishEllie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    As always, Frasca offers a special dining experience. My daughter and I celebrated our birthdays together, along with our family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    alex
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I'm still flavoring that food in my mouth. I can't believe that living 20 years in Denver I never went there. Their food is to die for and the service makes you feel like you're VIP
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    ScottS
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The service and for are better than any place in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enthusiastic staff
    Muelha
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Striking was the enthusiasm of the staff. Both the food and the service was superior. This was a highlight of our visit to Boulder.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frasca remains the best!
    RodR
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Had a terrific anniversary dinner at Frasca with my wife and daughter last week. Remains our favorite restaurant -- anywhere. Try the new six course tasting menu with wine pairings - you'll be in incredibly capable hands! The staff is always very genuine and friendly and there appears to be very little turnover -- which says a lot about management. Matthew, the som, is the best in the biz. Thanks for a terrific night!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's gone downhill.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Several dishes were disappointing this time. My pasta dish was a ravioli with swiss chard that was pasty and dry. The selections for dessert were not terrific. Most dessert choices were pre-prepared items (chocolates or sorbet) rather than freshly prepared items. We didn't like the wine they suggested however they offered no option. Wait staff were dour and serious. It used to be better!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Intimate and delicious
    BlondieVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food is scrumptious. Service impeccable. We especially liked the space between tables. Frasca has opted to respect 'distance' rather than cramming their floor space with as many tables as possible. Price is not for the faint of heart though. This is a $100-$150 x head dinner depending on wine chosen. Worth it for a special occasion.
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  • Delicious 4 course menu
    TasteSensation
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Frasca has a well-deserved reputation for fine dining and did not disappoint during their 10-year anniversary celebration. The 4 course prix fixe menu featured favorites from their first decade of operations. At $78 per person (plus appetizers and drinks) it's not cheap, but delicious. Impeccable service by a cast of dozens.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why such hype?
    Truegourmet1
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This was my second visit to Frasca and I'm still baffled. Why is this such a highly prized resturant? The simple truth is the food, the main reason I go out to eat, does not match the level of service I get or the quality of the wine list. Both times I have left with the same feeling that the quality of the service, which is excellent, can't outweigh the disappointing food. To be fair the food is not horrible but it does not rise to the level of praise bestowed upon it.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Impressive
    Anthony
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We have been to Frasca 5 times in as many years and we find it to be the finest restaurant in the Denver metro area. If you enjoy the experience of food and wine as an art, this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good but VERY expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is an exquisite, elegant, and impressive restaurant. It is VERY expensive, however and may not satisfy everyone who wishes to dine. There are many other restaurants nearby diners would like more than this and might find a better value. Every dish we had of the seven on the tasting menu were very precise and made in an intentional way respectful to Friuli, the region in Italy that inspires Frasca's food, as well as very delicious. The wines paired with the food were equally impressive and enjoyable, matching the food perfectly. Servers are a bit sterile yet exact in manner while also efficient. Space is beautiful yet understated. If you wish to go, bring extra $$$. Fifth star is missing in review because of lack of value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not as Good as Before
    ckmd25VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We went here for dinner on a Friday night, and as expected it was quite good. Our food was tasty but not all 5 star, my scallops were delicious but my primi was luke warm and my fish was as well, and slightly dry. But still good, just not great. To be honest. The biggest problem though was our waiter was a bit mean. Some of the dishes are in italian, as expected, but I am not fluent in italian and was less familiar with the more abstract dishes. However, this seemed to him to be exceedingly annoying. I only asked three questions about the different dishes but his terse replies and facial expressions did not hide the fact that he thought I was annoying. Well, I think I should get to ask questions when I'm paying $220 for dinner for two.
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  • good but not excellent
    TerraBrasilis
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Service was wonderful, the wine list amazing and the wait staff super attentive, however the foos didnt impress me. For the price (and yes this is an expensive restaurant) I expected more. Also - it would have been nice if the bread was warm.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 Star Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We selected this restaurant to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, and I'm glad we did. Impeccable food and service!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uneven
    Amusebouche
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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  • buonissimo
    viandieVIP
    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
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  • DenverGal309
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Fairly Average
    ColoradoBell
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of Colorado's best
    Drooski
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pasta and fish standouts!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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!!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frasca exceptional
    luha
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • excellence!
    sasquatch
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Excellence in service down to the smallest thing ...great food and staff very knowledgable!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • great food and wine
    Likestohike
    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.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Laurie Dobransky
    lauriedo
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    It was the most delectable dinner ever. They were awesome, too, for making it the birthday celebration we were hoping for.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing...
    lulubelle
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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...
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  • mikew
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Exceptional. We go there every chance we go to our second home in Boulder. The food is always excellent, service is the absolute best
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Love it
    patt
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    always the best !! Great food and wine.. Best service .. worth the money.
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