Panzano
Panzano

Panzano

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.panzano-denver.com/
  • Phone: (303) 296-3525
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Elise Wiggins
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Panzano boasts several large spaces for events and offers on and off-site catering for groups of 20 or more.
  • Special Events: We have space for your next event, private rooms for groups from 10 to 150 people. Please see our Private Dining Page for more information!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Champa St.
  • Public Transit: We are located just 3 blocks from the RTD Light Rail lines D, H and F
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Panzano offers $6 valet parking for up to 5 hours. It is located at the Hotel Monaco on Champa Street between 17th St. and 18th St.
A word from Panzano
“Chi mangia bene, vive bene" (Those that eat well, live well)



Award-winning Panzano and Chef Elise Wiggins offer the best in contemporary Northern Italian cuisine featuring local, organic, sustainable ingredients with uncompromising service and an award-winning wine list in a stylized urban setting inspired by the Italian streetscapes and terracotta tile roofs of Renaissance Florence.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Panzano reviews from OpenTable diners
330 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (212)special occasion (195)notable wine list (118)romantic (116)good for groups (105)neighborhood gem (67)hot spot (64)great for lunch (61)vibrant bar scene (52)great for brunch (51)late-night find (17)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (8)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • The brocolli appetizer is fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The seafood entress are outstanding, the scallops in califlower puree with grilled veggies is the best, very mild and tender meat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best restaurants in Denver!
    Matt
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    This place was awesome from the second we sat down. Great food with some very unique flavors paired with awesome service that didn't rush you at all. A must visit for everyone in the Denver area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Food was absolutely incredible and service was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous brunch!
    Becky
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Always a wonderful experience! A great brunch! Try the chicken hash or the eggs benedict or the special (whatever it is!) and you will be delighted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect venue for friends and family
    PSDiner
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Panzano was the perfect place for dinner before seeing a show downtown. We had extended family in town, including a vegetarian, a couple of foodies and a few ladies who were watching their weight. The service was perfect and the food was exceptional. The menu offered something for everyone. The only item that did not live up to its reputation were the brussel sprouts - ours were overdone. Other than that, from scallops to eggplant to pasta, everyone raved about their dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LunchdowntownVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Outstanding as usual and as expected. Third time there in as many months and I will be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    AinboulderVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Our favorite Denver restaurant. Food, ambiance, service....all are spectacular!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely wonderful for gluten-free!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Fantastic gluten-free gourmet dining options (great for Celiacs, like myself!). My husband and I stumbled upon Panzano while staying in Denver for the weekend and could not have been more impressed. Fabulous, fabulous meal and exceptional service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jjane
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Panda I had strong ratings on Open Table and it did not disappoint. The roasted Brussels sprouts are amazing and the pastiche was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special occasion
    PhilK82
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The occasion was a late celebration of an anniversary of my SO and I. I had booked a night at the Hotel Monaco and naturally decided to reserve a table at Panzano, and I am glad that I did. Arriving a little early for our 8pm reservation, my SO and I took a seat at the bar, and looked over the menus for drinks and food. She selected a cocktail and I a soft drink, as I don't drink, and one of the delectable flat breads as an appetiser. We were then seated early at our request. After some time looking at the menu, we selected the carbonara and the lamb ragu. Both of these were delicious and the server was knowledgable regarding the menu as well as prompt. Overall, I would highly recommend choosing this establishment for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another tasteful experience
    Tasting123VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We have been going to Panzano's for many years and it never fails our expectations. Their salads are all fresh and delicious, I would recommend any of them. I had the carbonara this time and am already craving it for a future visit. I also had their wonderful house made gelato which was outstanding. The service was very good and personable, and our whole experience was delicious as well as being in a vibrant setting. I don't think you would be disappointed in picking out this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Best in DENVER!! Best Food Best Service Best everything.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Gluten Free Options
    Rupa
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My gluten free eggplant was amazing. Also, my waiter took great care of me and as soon as he saw my gluten free menu he automatically brought me gluten free bread without me having to mention it like I usually do. The cocktails were also delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliably great food
    noname
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The menu doesn't change that much, but it doesn't need too. Food is always fresh and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Brunch and Belini's!
    goodsandi
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We enjoyed a scrumptious brunch at Panzano's before seeing Kinky Boots at The Buell. We made reservations in advance and we're seated right away. They brought water, coffee and OJ immediately. We ordered the Brussel sprouts to share and nearly fought over the last one. They were so yummy. The Panzano Benedict is not to be missed. They had me at "bottomless Belini's" though. Yes please! The food was very reasonably priced and the service was good. The hostess recommended we use the hotel Valet service to park and that was great advice. $6 for 5 hours of parking. Love the Monaco lobby. So BEAUTIFUL! We will return again for sure. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific food, even better service!
    JimmyBeardJr
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We arrived much later than our reservation, but they still managed to quickly seat us in the bustling restaurant. We told our waiter Dmitri that we were in a bit of a time crunch and he orchestrated an amazing meal including dessert in less than 40 minutes. We started with the Brussels Sprouts Appetizer--crunchy fried with Granny Smith apples, pistachios, and a light sauce/glazing--a perfect salty/crunch/sweet starter. Dmitri was super knowledgeable about the wine list and gave us great suggestions, a rich Argentinian Malbec and a fruit-forward Californian Pinot Noir. My wife had the seasonal veal entree and loved it and I had the "Pastiche" dish which is a little crock of ravioli/meat yumminess! A terrific evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gnocchi
    SweetTee
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Bring back the gnocchi! Hated there was no grouper. But I had potato cabbage soup and beet salad. Remarkably delish! I return to Panzano's every trip to Denver. Great wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Lunch
    Diner77
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    My husband and I came to Panzano for a nice lunch during the week. We were not disappointed! An appetizer dish of Brussels sprouts was so good that my husband declared it the best vegetable he's ever eaten (and he doesn't normally like Brussels sprouts). We enjoyed a fantastic funghi pizza and topped it off with oat cake for dessert. The staff was very attentive during a busy lunch hour, and the food was all delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Limited menu but good food
    NigeWirral
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Not a huge selection; I'd hoped for more pasta options. Chose carbonara which was good but not traditional. Good calamari.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!!!
    nomnomnom
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I can say with 100% certainty that we will be going back... and hopefully soon. I'm not sure if I enjoyed the food or the service more. The food is delicious with medium to large portion sizes and everything was cooked perfectly with unique flavors that play well with each other. To top it off, every employee I encountered there seemed to strive to make my experience fantastic; and they succeeded, even adding a personal touch for our anniversary. We were in the dining side, which was intimate and quiet, but the bar seemed to have a great interactive vibe to it. I can't wait to go there for late night snacks and drinks. I'm so happy to have found Panzano and highly recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Excellent as always. Waiter was actually very good. Food was wonderful and we were not rushed at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food is always interesting/good - seasonal rotation. Have always enjoyed it. Seating is a little tight.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional in every way!
    mnance74
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I can't find enough positive to say about this restaurant.... Chef Elise had spoken to my daughter's leadership group at school and all she could talk about was going to dinner at Panzano's for her birthday. Although they were the only kids there, they were treated like royalty! Wine list on an IPAD! Totally impressive. Menu offerings were not as expansive as other restaurants, but after we ordered, it was clear as to why... everything was the best Italian food we'd ever had. Do something, and do it well. This place rocked... worth every penny and we'll be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
    RIDICULOUSVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great food and service. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch celebration for my sister.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent as usual
    FrequentParisvisitor
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Always fabulous food, wine, dessert, and service. We especially loved the butterscotch dessert, the seared scallops, and the pastiche.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent all around!
    Iamdianb
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Food and service was fabulous! Highly recommend for business dinners and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian Fare
    Outotowner
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The service was excellent, and our waiter did a great job of pacing the meal and making recommendations for each course. I really enjoyed the mushroom crepes as an appetizer, and my wife's scallop dish was excellent. The price was a bit high in comparison to the quality, but I left the meal very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greatfoodie
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Never disappointed in Panzano's. Great changing menu with new specialties seasonally. A bit noisy, but what restaurant today isn't !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Give it a miss
    Wayitis
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Very disappointed as we had been there for brunch and found that a positive experience. Out of three entrees none were worth writing home about. No comparison to Osteria were we have dined several times.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't miss eting here it's the bomb
    jetteiz
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Eaten here many times, this time was no different, Excellent food, service, cocktails, wine, atmosphere - eating out can't get any better than this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Bash
    AeDe
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I made reservation early and it worked in my favor. It was a party of 9 for a birthday and we got the private room which was fantastic. The staff was amazing, the food was delicious and we were treated like King and queens!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in Denver
    DenSkibum
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have been to Panzanos a number of times and each time the menu s different and fantastic. Great for dinner or brunch and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    DISLIKE the "tablet" wine list!!! Great food and great services.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Wonderful meal and great service!
    Keystonekops
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Recent lunch for 3 at Panzano's was terrific! We all started with the amazing brussel sprouts which are not to be missed! DH. Had seafood stew - outstanding. Pasta and salad s were delicious and beautifully presented. We only had an hour before we had to leave for the airport. Our server understood and was extremely helpful! Can't wait to go back!,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    at this restaurant which is located in the Hotel Monaco. I was skeptical since it was in hotel but the experience was just that of a fabulous restaurant. To start with our server was extremely personable without it seeming forced. We enjoyed his general talk as well as his food recommendations. Our food was excellent and served in a timely. I would give this restaurant 5 stars and will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    loved every bite of the meal - great for taking your time with apps, salad, entree and dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic on every level
    SusanC
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The appetizers, main course and desserts were all first class. I have Celiac, and they have a fantastic gluten-free selection. They are very aware of what it means to have to be truly gluten-free, and they go out of their way to be accommodating. They even have gluten-free bread that was fantastic (a rare find indeed)! The service was first class, and the attention to detail was impressive. I definite "must return" for me. I recommend Panzano without a doubt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently outstanding!
    slwilliamsVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Panzano is that rare restaurant that stays consistently great, rather than resting on its reputation. A recent visit reminded me why I love this place so much. Sitting at the exhibition kitchen watching Chef Vincent leading the line is a lot like watching the conductor of a great orchestra. There's no drama in this kitchen, just the sense of camaraderie and mutual respect that's established by good leaders like Chefs Elise and Vincent. The grouper over spätzle was simply sublime, one of the best meals I have ever had (anywhere, including outside the US). The superb food is amply complemented by the attentive yet non-intrusive service, and the sommalier (Dan) can and will answer any questions and recommend a wine that is just ideal. Kudos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On the higher $$$ side but expected
    kidsaregone
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Service is great. Food and selection were good although my wife didn't care for the meatballs. Probably a little too spicy. Expect to fork over $60 plus per person.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing to rave about
    Prestopasta805
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Bread was stale...soup/entree cold and tasted like it was from leftovers 4 days ago...can like quality smothered in spices to cover up overall bland nondescript flavor..what we looked forward to was a big disappointment....should have dined at our hotel across the street!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic