Odyssey Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Odyssey Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

Odyssey Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.odyssey-italian-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3033180102x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Everyday 4:00pm - 11:00pm


    Open 4:00 Till Midnight On Friday and Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Ignazio Mulei
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off premise full service catering - specializing in European menu.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a lovely private dining room with a cozy fireplace that is complete with a private dining booth. Available for wine tastings, birthdays and rehersal dinners etc. Menu prices range from $28.00 to $35.00 per person for an all inclusive dinner including appetizer, salad, choice of entree, dessert and soft beverages. Wine and cocktails available at a special price for large events.
  • Private Party Contact: Michael Mulei ignaz 7208852227x
  • Entertainment: Every Thursday we host local guitarist Damon Wood on the patio.
  • Special Events: Monday Night Pasta Night. Enjoy any of our Italian Pastas for $8.95

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pearl
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Odyssey Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Odyssey Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar is a local spot that will become your second home- where you can savor authentic Sicilian dishes prepared using the freshest ingredients by our chef and owner Ignazio Mulei. Enjoy refreshing cocktails and a selection of Italian wines in a rustic Italian intimate setting with friendly service. Come in and dine in one of our dining room options; our small- but comfortable patio, our main casual dining area, our upstairs intimate dining area, or even our VIP table that can seat 6 comfortably, but you are welcomed to squeeze in all your friends and family.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Odyssey Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (71)special occasion (65)romantic (59)fit for foodies (52)notable wine list (28)good for groups (20)great for outdoor dining (19)hot spot (10)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    always a fabulous meal and a wonderful evening! Food was delicious, service was great. First time sitting upstairs and loved the ambiance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    TriplecrownVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Michael did a great job and you always walk away with food to take home from the generous portions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved the ambiance!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Everyone at our table ordered the snapper, it was d'lish. Staff is very attentive and thoughtful. They want to please you in any way. Great place for a romantic evening out!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little Italian spot
    niknamed
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I've eaten here before and the service was very attentive and the servings very generous (i always take half my meal home). The only slight glitch was the noise level. They had a violinist playing romantic Italian music but the place is pretty small and not acoustically suited for a lot of sound so whenever she'd play, the conversations became much louder to be heard over her. It was a nice gesture but probably not the best idea for that room. Several times I had to ask my dining companion to speak up and we were practically shouting at each other. But the food is great! All family recipes from Sicily.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BettyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Always a pleasant atmsophere and eveyone is so o o nice....... We enjoy taking new friends to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good food
    jmb14
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our second visit to Odyssey - almost as good as the first (which was exceptional with wine tasting). With four in our party we had two butternut squash ravioli dinners and 2 chicken dinners - all of us were very pleased with our meals. We splurged on bananas foster which was prepared tableside. A special teat was long-stemmed roses for the ladies as we left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian restaurant in Denver
    Wheatridge1VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Cannot get enough of this restaurant. Outstanding food, service, ambiance and wine selection. Friday night we shared crab stuffed mushrooms, melon wrapped in prosciutto with gorgonzola crumbles, rack of lamb, veal marsala, veal osso bucco and veal stuffed with salami and cheese. Everything was exceptional. Add to that, the great Italian wine and bananas Foster flambeed at tableside . It does not get any better than that. Mike, his father and staff are the best hosts ever. As I have said before "Get in there now! - What are you waiting for?" You will not be disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Multo Buono
    Gene
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Not only is the food outstanding, especially the red sauce, but the ambiance is also great. They make you feel at home. The chef and owner came to our table and toasted us with limoncello, which was "on the house". Since this is a Sicilian restaurant, you will find items not usually found on other Italian restaurants. If you go to eat, reserve the VIP table. It's a little alcove that can fit up to six people and it makes the evening even more special. My wife and I have been there three times and we plan on returning and trying other items on the menu. One cannot have good Italian food without wine and the wine list has some notable additions of Sicilian wines. Finally, the prices are very reasonable and the portions are large.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    LaceyVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I love everything about this place... I am ready to become a regular. They celebrated a birthday when I was there. That's where I want mine celebrated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OMG
    LaceyVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    What an amazing place... We were late due to traffic and rain. They still Sat us at a wonderful table immediately. The incredible food, service and wine. Gave us a chance to reconnect and enjoy the night. As a ex New Yorker this is the only place outside of Little Italy that can do linguine and red clam the way it should be done. We will be back as this is the designated date night spot going forward.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FABULOUS!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Thank you for such a great experience for my husband's birthday! Great food, great place and my kids really enjoyed the flambe dessert!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply fantastic experience!
    Cabigirl10
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I found this restaurant choice on Open Table. I took a group of co-workers there as we were on a convention in Denver. What a fund! Off the beaten path a bit, (10 minute drive from grand Hyatt downtown).. An elegant Victorian style house made into a fantastic restaurant. We were met at the door by the owners son who welcomed us and brought us to our table, introducing us to our waitress, Hillary. The food, service, ambience, wine, etc. was superb! The owner, Ignacio, prepared mussels for us table side that were out if this world! Authentic Sicilian style food at a super reasonable price! Everyone that visits Denver should stop at the odyssey!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian Restaurant in Denver
    eclipse
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Being Sicilian, this was the most wonderful dining experience that went way beyond what I could have imagined for the evening. The food, service, ownership is the real deal. Father and son owners make sure you feel like you are part of their family. Oh, and who else in Denver is doing Bananas Foster tableside. I want to go back and try everything on their menu, but if you want a special treat, just ask them "make me something". You'll be glad you did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rank
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The staff was helpful with wine choices and offered to customize any dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Superb
    JoeD
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My wife and I were visiting our son who recently moved to Denver from NJ. We were pleasantly surprised when we found Odyssey. The food was terrific and the service was excellent. Ignacio treated us like family from the moment we walked in the door. My family is very picky when it comes to Italian food as we're Italians from NJ where great Italian food is a mainstay. Odyssey would fit in fine! We will dine here every time we visit Denver and you should too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Never knew this place was here, but had an amazing 1st anniversary dinner here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but...
    Flower
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We wanted to host a group at The Odyssey, so had to try it out first to make sure it would work. It's on busy 6th Ave just east of Pearl. The first hurdle is finding a place to park. There are onlt two spaces out in front, and they can't reserve them for their use. Other than that, you have to find a spot in the crowded neighborhood. We would have given the restaurant five stars, except we found what looked like a hair on the bread they served. It turned out to be a bristle from the paintbrush they use to butter the bread. When we got our complimentary salad, there definitely was a hair in it. To their credit, they apologized and comped my wife's meal. Bristle and hair aside, the food was excellent. Try it, but watch your meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A disappoitment
    disappointed
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    It was our wedding anniversary. Started off with special attention given to us by staff. Friendly staff seemed to over exaggerate their attention. Initial waitress clueless when asked questions about drinks other than the wine list. Drinks were amazing. Should be for price. Had to request a new Caesar salad due to it coming out very soggy. Had to ask for more drinks, cracked pepper for the bread oil/vinegar, and remind them we needed to order our main entree. The alcohol completely wore off 2 hours later, when our meal arrived. Tables around us, seated before us, received meals and left before we were served. Ask to have our meals boxed up after they arrived. They did comp desserts. I am upset that is the memory I have for my anniversary.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a find!
    xoxoVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Great neighborhood restaurant and fantastic italian food. We went on a double date with friends and had a great time. Fantastic food and service we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to try everything!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Delicious Italian food and good service. Service was a touch over-attentive at times, hence the 4 stars there, but food was incredible and needless to say I will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    GreatFind
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was my first time at Odyssey Italian Bistro and it is quite a charming restaurant and a great neighborhood gem. I don't live in the area but I would imagine folks near the area would love the walk to the restaurant. We had amazing service and the atmosphere was great. We had the Veal Piccata and Chicken Saltimbocca. The veal was a little too think and had a little too much flour and wasn't as crispy as one would hope; a little too "floury" if you will. The chicken was excellent. The Caesar salad was delicious and the cheese tray and bread were wonderful. We had a cannoli for desert and it was amazing. Overall I would definitely come back here to eat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We loved it!
    ItsJen
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I brought my project team here for an appreciation dinner, and we all greatly enjoyed Odyssey. The service was stellar, and the good delicious. Odyssey is charming. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best experience ever!
    Wheatridge1VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    If you have not been to Odyssey, get in there - what are you waiting for? Every time we go to Odyssey, it does not disappoint. Michael, his staff, the food, the ambiance and the wine selections are over the top. I never eat lamb, but I stepped outside my boundaries and tried the rack of lamb recently. It was so awesome, I think I will order it every time I go there. What a great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sicilian dining in cap hill
    cremefraicheVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We actually found Odyssey on open table while looking for an Italian restaurant with a lot of seafood options. It sits right on the corner of Pearl and 6th ave, and we had the joy of sitting outside on a wonderful, clear night. The service was amazing (I believe our server was Michael), and even though it was a dinner with old friends that lasted 3 hours (in true Italian fashion) we never felt rushed and our server was always attentive to our needs. The food tasted great. I had the fisherman's platter and my wife had the carbonara. If you're looking for unpretentious Sicilian (lots of seafood) with a great atmosphere, I highly recommend Odyssey. And if it's nice, definitely sit out on their patio. We'll be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrate
    Cherie
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    What a delightful evening with excellent service and exquisite dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diamond in the rough
    JpheismnVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    It is rare to find so many compelling dishes AND be matched up with great service, excellent wines, and the vibe of a family homecoming! When in Denver, swing by and check it out. if you live in Denver, what are you waiting for?!?!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michael Makes It
    Nancy
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We have been to Odyssey several times. What keeps us coming back is Michael, the owner, and his enthusiasm for what he does - which is create a great atmosphere for serving great food and wine. He makes you feel like you are the only customer in the house. His attention to serving you while making your meal as personal as possible, makes the entire experience special. Knowing that we enjoy wine, he shares new wines he's found, and tweaks our food choices to compliment. Haven't had a dish that wasn't unique in some way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Groups
    CapHill
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great atmosphere for groups! Enjoyed a fun night with the extended family over great food and wine. The staff are very welcoming and you immediately feel the Sicilian flare. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and superior service
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We always have fantastic meals and superb service at the Odyssey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed the food and service.
    EMcC
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We had a nice evening, food was wonderful, service was great. The noise level was too intense for me. Otherwise everything was terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Moefoodie
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    It was a pleasure from start to finish I wish I lived in Denver. The chef gave a brief history and the food was excellent and service very attentive and friendly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enchanted
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I've been waiting to let the moment pass and decide if I really felt this way. I do. Last Wednesday we had one of our best dining experiences ever at Odyssey, or anywhere for that matter. Our plan was dinner for two, but at the last minute we changed it to be four of us. My spouse says over my shoulder the word to use is "unique". My mantra throughout the evening was, "I've died and gone to Sicily!". Odyssey is unique: in its scale, cozy; in its food, luscious; in its service, personal; and in the fact I know nowhere else in Denver quite like it. We have been back several times. Our friends are all going. If you go we'll have a harder time getting in, so why say this? Because they've earned our kudos and deserve success.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What you're looking for...
    Umbraco
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    in a neighborhood Italian spot. We went on a Monday night with another couple, with reservations at 7. The place was PACKED. We had no trouble with our table and were seated immediately. Our server, Emma, was very informative, friendly and helpful. Somehow I got the sense that she was new, but no matter...she worked out for us very well. The atmosphere was romantic, with lots of fresh cut flowers, Italian music playing in the background (albeit a little loud), white table cloths. We were seated inside, but the outdoor patio looked nice. Although, personally I think I prefer inside, since it's right on busy 6th Avenue. I was not experimental; I had the chicken parm and it was excellent. The owner and son make everyone comfortable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Perfect Dining Experience
    Michael
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This is a wonderful and unique restaurant. It feels just like you are being welcomed into a friend's home for dinner. Only this friend is a master chef with mouth-watering recipes. And the host has a selection of the perfect wines to go with each menu selection. The dried roses decorating the dining rooms and the fresh ones on the table add an additional luxurious touch. A member of our party described the aroma coming from the kitchen as "food perfume"! What a delight for the senses. Additionally, the service is seamless and the pace is wonderfully leisurely. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    FitforFoodie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Excellent service began when we walked through the door! Our table wasn't quite ready. While we stood, waiting, we were asked several times if we had been helped. The owner -- who was in the dining room during our short wait, and after we were seated -- was engaging us in conversation throughout. We felt welcomed. Our waiter was attentive and friendly, the food was wonderful and ample. The owner's son, Michael, is a gem. After 7 years of restaurant-auditioning, we have found the prize!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Specials nightly!
    deboVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Thanks again for a great evening. It was our fist time upstairs in the original house. Nice. Great staff as usual. This restaurant doesn't rest on its laurels, they always deliver.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Best Italian food we've had since our Italian vacation. The owner and his son came over several times to check on us and and made us feel at home. The waitress, Emma, was extremely attentive and said she works there because they make her feel like family. Told her they made us feel like family...after only 15 minutes. Wine selection outstanding and salmon dish was excellent. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YUM!
    semleonVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    So delicious. Food was just spectacular, staff was friendly and attentive, wine suggestion was perfect, and the decor and ambiance so charming and nice. A definite repeat for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Not sure I would recommend to a friend. Not as pleasant an experience as our first time at this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Some minor confusion when we arrived (our reservation was for 6:45 and they had us as a 6:00 no-show) was quickly resolved. Food was excellent as was the service. No complaints at all. Excellent choices of wines by the glass and entrees. Service was friendly and effificient.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate