Uniscali Modern Italian
Uniscali Modern Italian

Uniscali Modern Italian

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.uniscali.com/
  • Phone: 3036602005
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm.
    Happy Hour Thursday - Saturday 4:00pm - 6:00pm.
    Please note we are closed most holiday weekends.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Kim Heideman
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: UNISCALI Can custom cater your next special event. We'll bring the creative & fresh ideas to your next party, corporate gathering or celebration. The restaurant is available for private parties up to 60 people.
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant is also available for private parties up to 60 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Dennis Dickey 3036602005
  • Special Events: UNISCALI Can custom cater your next special event. We'll bring the creative & fresh ideas to your next party, corporate gathering or celebration. The restaurant is available for private parties up to 60 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sixth Street & Wilcox Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking right outside our door.
A word from Uniscali Modern Italian
Uniscali, Modern Italian



Join Us, That is what UNISCALI means. From the owners of UNION American Bistro, we bring you an upbeat, modern Italian restaurant in a cool and casual setting. Grab a seat at the Chef’s counter or community table. Chef Owner Kim Heideman & her team will use the best in local and imported ingredients to keep you wanting more. Join us, as we come together for what dining is truly meant to be. Please note: High chairs & booster seats are not available.
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Uniscali Modern Italian reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (66)fit for foodies (62)special occasion (40)romantic (23)hot spot (14)notable wine list (10)good for groups (8)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great food as always. The
    DeeeVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Great food as always. The menu changes from time to time with great new dishes added. The service is always attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uniscali: our favorite local place
    PeacefulColorado
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Great food, wine selection and service. We had an early Friday dinner, sharing small plates with a quartile of wine for me and craft beer for my husband. The tuna tartare was fresh and tasty. The new chili brushed broccoli - broccoli lightly breaded with rice flour and seasoned with chili powder, then fried crisp on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside - comes with a creamy sauce you'll want to eat by itself with a spoon. The crab claws are perfectly cooked and seasoned: no butter needed. The stack of potatoes is decadent, with a yummy fondue of blue cheese. The chocolate bread pudding was so good. The service is perfect: attentive, friendly yet not hovering. Perfect date night. They stay busy, so go early or make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so-so
    disappointed
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    meal was a bit heavy on the starches and carbohydrates. had the beef filet with winter veggies and potatoes. Veggies was, literally, 4 steamed green beans. 4 green beans does not make a serving. noise level was a bit loud and being a small restaurant, it was amplified. Service was fantastic. Wait staff was very responsive and engaging. Chocolate bread pudding was okay, but the Sea Salt Caramel Gelato was fantastic. husband had the cioppino which was a large portion and full of seafood. bread is brought to the table - which they don't tell you about. so don't order the bruschetta if you plan on eating the free bread. Limoncello was a nice touch after dinner and before dessert.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Splendid
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    This is the best Italian food outside of Italy. The spices are superb; the pesto is incredibly subtle. The lovely presentation adds to the delicious food. We ate there several times, indulging ourselves with the specials, before we got to the actual menu. We have never been disappointed. The wait staff are friendly and knowledgeable. It is always a treat to eat at Uniscali.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Diane
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Excellent food, service, and ambience. Always been very please with each course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Tried this restaurant during Denver Restaurant Week based on itts Open Table Ranking and it exceeded my expectations. Probably the best italian food I have ever tasted. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent
    jerry
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Restaurant week menu was exceptional. Absolutely outstanding in all respects.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't go if your notion of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Don't go if your notion of great Italian food means it has lots of thick, spicy red sauce and over-cooked spaghetti. If you like fresh ingredients prepared and served in the manner you will find in four star restaurants in modern Italy and you enjoy a wide selection of California and Italian wines, this is your place. The service is competent, friendly, quick, but not rushed, The kitchen is quality, and the executive chef is incredibly creative!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was amazing as usual!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was amazing as usual! Staff was attentive and helpful. My only critique is that the tables for two are very long (rectangular). I was sitting so far away from my husband and it was so loud that we could not carry on a conversation. We've been there for special occasions (anniversaries and Valentine's), but we may need to rethink that or ask to sit at the bar. It's not fun to dine alone when you're with someone special. I actually envied the couples who were seated at a table for four.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine,s flop
    JimmyD
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Went here on the 13th to avoid the Valentine's Day crowd. It was still packed and extremely noisey. My wife and I were unable to talk at all which didn't work well for Valentines. The food was good although a little off the beaten path as far as ingredients were concerned. This would be a great place to take a group and share small plates and drinks. I wouldn't recommend for an intimate dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    CindyVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We always have a great experience at Uniscali! Love the people, food & wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food but way too noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    When we were first seated, we were at a table in the middle and couldn't even hear each other speak without shouting. We were pretty disconcerted. Then, we asked to move to a table by the wall which helped a bit. The food was very good and the service was good too. It's a cute little restaurant but the noise level was so unbearable that unfortunately we probably won't return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We go to Uniscali often and have never been disappointed. Get the bread pudding no matter what flavor - the double chocolate featured currently is amazing as is every bread pudding we have ever had at Uniscali. Several "Little Plates' make a meal and along with Happy Hour quartinos quite affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Night with the ladies
    CSB27
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We went as a girls night and had a wonderful time. The wine was great, the food even better! We had several of their small plates and ALL of them were spectacular, with the exception of the calamari, it was sub-par. The breading was not great and made the calamari a bit too heavy. The Uniscali house salad is wonderful and the dressing is amazing, ask for the recipe and they will give it to you :) The Italian Mac&Cheese YUMMY!!!! The Bruschetta was very good as well. Finally the bread they give you with any meal is to die for!!! Ciabatta bread that is toasted with garlic and salt and finished off with a balsamic reduction, YUM! The only negative, our waiter was dull and forgot some of our order :( however, I would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey, but well worth it
    Svady
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We had been to "The Union", a restaurant bar also owned by the people who started Uniscali. We were impressed by the unique menu and quality of food there so we were excited to try Unscali. My wife and I went on a Friday night date and had set a reservation. We were immediately greeted by our server once seated and he was very attentive the entire evening. I ordered the Cioppono which was absolutely delicious. I could almost drink the broth and the seafood was perfectly cooked and plentiful. My wife ordered the Beef Tenderloin, cooked medium. The meat came perfectly cooked and was melt in your mouth tender and paired sauce to die for. This is one of the best meals we have had in some time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming Place; Exceptional Dining!
    FoodyVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    This is an awesome place for dinner. Wish they were open Wednesdays and also wish they had an outdoor dining area in warm weather. If you live in Denver, this restaurant is worth the drive! You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Anniversary
    JoeyBriluvfood
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    My husband and I were looking for a new, nice restaurant to spend our anniversary without driving horribly far in the snow. Uniscali was wonderful and if I had to drive through a blizzard I would do it to go back! The wine was wonderful and food as beautiful as it was good! Both my husband and I left saying how the service was so wonderful and nice, neither of us could remember leaving a restaurant thinking "hey, our service was genuinely wonderful." Well, we did with Uniscali. Our waitress and hostess were both friendly without being intrusive, enjoyed our enjoyment with the food, offered suggestions without pushing any specials. All in all, it was a fabulous experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    gerry
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Uniscall's is a little gem in Castle Rock. Amazing food and great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing place in my own community
    Rebecca
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We had heard about this great place for awhile and finally had a kid-free night to try it out. It was outstanding! The food was incredible! We had appetizers, entrees, dessert, wine and everything was amazing. It was cozy and beautiful inside. The service was great and they were so attentive. It was pricy, but well worth the splurge! Highly recommend this gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect bday
    BrittVIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    While 99% of the time the food is perfect at Uniscali. Thursday night felt like the best dinner I have had there in a bit. Every bite was heaven and they even did gluten free mods so i could enjoy everything that I wanted. Best part about Uniscali has to be the fact that you genuinely feel like the whole staff is enjoying you be there. Wonderful birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service was great
    Dennis
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Food and service was great as usual. Happy birthday to me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice restaurant in quiet downtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    This was our first time here. The staff was friendly and attentive. We were there for happy hour, which had a pretty good selection of appetizers and drinks. The complimentary bread was very very good! I'm not sure what they put on it, but it was sweet and a bit tangy, and the bread itself was delicious. For dinner I had the grilled salmon, which was above average and cooked well. My husband had the lasagna stack, which was really good. I wish they served some fancy Italian desserts, but just gelato and some other items. Overall the experience was very nice, and I recommend it to others. Be forewarned, it will get louder and louder as the restaurant fills up! But if that doesn't bother you, then give this place a shot. It'll be worth it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite Date Night Spot
    BJNJH
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    My husband and I frequent Uniscali at least twice a month. Sometimes we are with another couple or one of our adult children. The food is consistent and the service is always timely and efficient. We especially enjoy happy hour for some great prices, often making a meal of the offered happy hour venue. Recently they have mounted some sound buffers on the ceiling and it has greatly improved the noise level.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Extremely Satisfied
    ExtremelySatisfied
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    My wife and I have been here numerous times over the years and have always had a five star experience. Some times we say "we really should try other places". Sometimes we do, and never find the total package of satisfaction we get by going to Uniscali. Don't miss out on a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uniscali rocks
    Christy
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    The ONLY negative thing I experienced was waiting over 30 minutes for a table, even when I'd made the reservation weeks prior. However that was completely outweighed by the polite staff, AMAZING food and ambience. We want to go back and try everything on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The food and service was excellent! A keeper on our list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but nothing to die over
    FoodCriticVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Uniscali is a decent spot - menu is sort of predictable and the food is , well, good - not great, not memorable. Good. Which is fine for a little spot on Wilcox St. in Castle Rock. I will say that the service was very good - the waitstaff and owner are very attentive and friendly. If you live near there it's worth going to but not destination dining.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing as always.
    Jlouks
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Uniscali is our go-to restaurant for happy hour and when we have company in town. The menu changes often enough to give us variety and the food is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent and VERY good!
    FoodyVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    This restaurant never falters or disappoints. Best place to eat in Castle Rock! We are regulars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An(other) amazing experience
    RegularDiner
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Uniscali's continues to be one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always fresh and delicious. The service is outstanding. Our latest visit was no exception. Thanks for yet another fabulous evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great deal. Delicious food!
    tjbergren
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Love the happy hour at Uniscali's! Great small plates with a limited selection of smaller wine carafes (1.5 glasses) that are very good. The early hour is perfect for my parents who join us for an early dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fun for foodies
    bgdiner
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Loved my first visit to Uniscali and will definitely be back. Our group ordered a variety of small plates/appetizers and every one of them was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellant
    Pinkie
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    This is the 1st time we have been to Uniscali - My husband and I went for my birthday - everyone was very friendly, service was great and the food was out of this world - What we did discover was they also have happy hour which we also enjoyed as we did get there a little early - appetizers and cocktails are fabulous also We will return with empty stomachs to enjoy their Cocktails,appetizers and entree's again very soon Dessert - was out of this world
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Italian in Colorado
    Chuck
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Make a meal on wine and fabulous appetizers. Great dining experience, every time.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely Wonderful - Every Time!
    RoyS
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We are always thrilled with the food, the service, and the overall experience!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great!
    Cynthia
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Love the food, ambiance, prices, service! Uniscali never fails to deliver. A great place to take friends with confidence in a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Uniscali is a total surprise in Castle Rock! The exterior in a little strip mall doesn't give you any hint of the wonderful little restaurant inside. The "northern Italian" cuisine is wonderful - the menu offers a nice selection. However, there are generally people packed together waiting right inside the front door - no bar and no waiting space. The decor is sparse to say the least, and truly could use some updates. But all that said, I would return to this place time and time again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Creative
    glenoboys
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Creative little plates to share, friendly atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Had been to Uniscali two times before and loved it.. and now I had my "foodie" friend in town. Three of us had dinner on a Thursday night and the place was quiet because of the Bronco game being on.. (no TVs here)... nice. After that, not so great. Appetizer was OK, all three meals were either bland (chicken) or overcooked (seafood) or simply boring. Nothing terrible but definitely a disappointment when bringing guests from out of town (especially when he had 10+ places he wanted to go and I insisted that he would enjoy this little place in Castle Rock). I will be back at some point but Uniscali has definitely moved off my favorites places list. Too many other great options.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy neighborhood gem
    RobbiBVIP
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Uniscali is a treasure buried in a nondescript strip mall in downtown Castle Rock. Love their happy hour with small plates for sharing and good drink specials. Small menu, they focus on quality over quantity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic