Sansone's Bistro
Sansone's Bistro
  • Address:
    5969 S. University Blvd
    Greenwood Village, CO 80121
    Neighborhood:
    Tech Center / Greenwood Village
  • Cuisine:
    International
    Price: $30 and under

Sansone's Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sansonesbistro.com/
  • Phone: 3037944026x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm,
    Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, International
  • Executive Chef: Robert Sansone
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: SANSONE’S CATERING

    • Customize menu to fit your event and budget.

    • Drop Off/Pick Up or Full Service Catering

    • Hot, Chef Prepared Entrees

    • Hot and Cold Hors d'oeuvres

    •Bar and/or drink service
  • Special Events: Weekday Specials

    Monday: Mediterranean Mondays - Featuring a national dish from one the sun-soaked countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea
     
    Tuesday:    Italian Tuesdays - Chef prepares the best Lasagna, Spaghetti, Eggplant Parmesan and more all at reduced prices.

    Wednesday:     Wine Wednesday, try something exciting tonight. Every bottle of wine over $35 is $15 OFF. (Can not be combined with any other offer)
     
    Thursday: Prime Rib Thursdays - 8 oz. Slow roasted, herb crusted prime rib and trimmings for $23

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Orchard Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of free parking on-site, as well as designated handicap spots.
A word from Sansone's Bistro
DENVER’S DINING EXPERIENCE!

Sansone's Bistro is a cozy hideaway featuring the very best in Modern World Cuisine. Owner and Chef Robert Sansone takes pride in every dish from his award winning Weiner Schnitzel, Savory Crispy duck, to Chef's every changing seasonal specials, and more. All entrees include homemade soup or salad and an ever-changing array of sides served in a friendly, quite atmosphere. Sansone's also offers a Gluten Free and Children's Menu. Join us for Monthly Wine Dinners, Full Bar, and a World Wide Wine List. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff guarantees a dining experience you'll want to come back to again and again.
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Sansone's Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (104)special occasion (75)fit for foodies (65)romantic (40)notable wine list (21)good for groups (15)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)great for lunch (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Disappointing.
    PierreVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We wanted to eat in Littleton, and this restaurant came up with the best rating. Now it might be OK for your typical Italian strip mall restaurant, but certainly not on the scale of upscale or gourmet food (worthy of 4.5 stars). The restaurant is outdated, with dirty and broken ceiling tiles. The servers do not present well. My salad was wilted. I had veal liver, reported to be the "best ever". Frankly, it tasted like the cow's liver my mom used to make. I ate three bites and was done. I got a white wine flight for $5.00 and was served a white wine flight worth $5.00. The signature dessert was really impressive, but not presented well by our server, who dumped the toppings into it. Frankly, a terrible experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really Good With One Exception!
    Klear101
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I'd give 5 stars for the food and service, but was really surprised by one thing... The waiter and manager acknowledged it was our anniversary when we came in (I let them know when I made the reservation). We pre-ordered their signature Grand Marnier souffle for dessert when we ordered our meal, at their recommendation due to the cook/prep time. We also had a bottle of wine, an appetizer and two of their more expensive entrees. They were all delicious! But when the souffle was brought out it had fallen. Our waiter offered to have it remade (would have taken a long time), but assured us it would still taste great (it did!). I spent $120 and tipped another $30. But I was surprised they charged us for the Souffle! Otherwise, perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As Aways - Great
    jimmycVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Our favorite place in Denver for great food. Always something new, and we trust the owner/chef to prepare everything perfectly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best sides almost top the entree
    TeacherVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Tonight we did the early bird special which gives you plenty to eat. The salad with the Dijon Ranch dressing is always tasty. I had the sole with artichokes and feta cheese--superb! My husband had the shrimp linguine. My sides included red cabbage, red rice and yummy cooked greens. The combination of flavor seas the best
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great evening out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    We just decided to do a Monday birthday dinner and as always the food was great. There was a wonderful Mahi special but my wife doesn't care for Mahi. She ask if Chef Robert could use the same preparation for Sole and there was no hesitation, "of course we can." A simply wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal!
    MollysMom
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We enjoyed another great meal at Sansone's Bistro. We tend to go there about four times a year, but pledged we would go more often. As usual,our entrees were very good, however, the green side salad that comes with the entree was nothing special - bagged greens, I think. This is a neighborhood gem, so the room is small, but cozy. It's nice that the chef, Mr. Sansone, makes it a point to come out of the kitchen and walk through the room, checking to ensure everyone is enjoying their meal. We like this restaurant very much and will continue enjoying it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Great Experience!
    Chal
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Brought a friend for a birthday dinner, and it was great. We were seated promptly and our server, Pamela, was a gem. She knew the menu backward and forward and recommended some good wines. A huge selection is available by the glass or even half-glass, if you only want a little more to finish your dinner. I had the duck (for a change) and my friend had the shrimp linguini. Both were delicious. I'm trying to work my way through the menu to try different items, but I have to say for the appetizer, do try the artichoke hearts in cream sauce, they are KILLER. The only downside is when they are busy, it gets a little noisy and hard to hear your dinner companion. But, don't let that stop you, come early!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect meal
    food4thought
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This was our second time dining at Sansone's and it was as good as the first! We went during restaurant week and knew that we wanted to return during a less hectic time. It was wonderful. My husband had the veal chop and I had the Pork Wellington (specials that night), both done to perfection. Jessica, our server, was constantly checking to make sure everything was to our liking, and of course, Robert, the owner and chef, stopped by to see how we liked our meal. Had a wonderful bottle of wine and a very relaxing and enjoyable evening. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • missutility
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We botched the reservation date & showed up the wrong night. The hostess recognized our miss on the prior evening (we were a day late) and was very pleasant in finding us a table on a busy Friday evening. Thoroughly enjoyed our entrees of soles and schnitzel. We will pay better attention to dates in making future reservations and we will return to Sansone's.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Specials
    ogdens
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Try the specials and prime rib is you have the chance. It's fab.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good overall restaurant
    lovetoeatcouple
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    My wife and I went to Sansone based on past reviews. When we got there, we were a bit suprise to find out that we were the only ones in the resutaurant under 55 years old the the restaurant was half full. This place seems to be very popular with the older folks from the neighborhood. Overall, the food was good. Nothing to die for, but it was solid. The waiter was attentive and offered options. I do not know if we would go back there again because we felt like a bit out of place being in our 30s and the rest of the folks were in their late 50s.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful flavors
    Marianne
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food was excellent, better than anytime before. The service was great, would definitely return. We had artichoke hearts for appetizer and it was greater than great. I had a Halibut with a lemon sauce that was also amazingly good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • European flavor
    Tony
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    A very pleasant bistro with a limited but interesting menu and very reasonable price. This is our fourth visit over a couple of years and the quality maintains or improves. We were delighted to meet Robert, the chef/owner, this visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprised!
    moobatzVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The building that houses Sansone's Bistro has been around a long time! (The old Torinos and Chez Walter location.) My husband and I were very pleasantly surprised by the amazing food served HOT and flavorful. Our server was fantastic too, around when we needed her and left us alone when we were fine. The owners made their rounds and were appreciative of the business. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent. This
    NYFoodie
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food was excellent. This is a chef who really knows how to cook. Small and intimate restaurant with good ambience. And a pleasant surprise you can actually hear the people across the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    Delectable
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    My husband and I truly enjoyed our experience at Sansone's. The food was excellent and the service was both friendly and efficient. It is a wonderful place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint family owned restaurant
    LuckyMe
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Quaint family owned restaurant with amazing food, great personable service. Great for a date or any quiet intimate night out with fantastic food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of State Guests Loved Sansone,s
    judyc
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    We took our guests to our favorite restaurant - Sansone's. They were very impressed. They had spent the past 2 months in Calif., and had dined at some of the finest restaurants in the Santa Barbara and Palm Springs areas, but they said Sansone's was better than any of the others. My sister-in-law thought the Chicken Anjou entrée was superb!! We have always been so pleased with the food and service at Sansone's and never hesitate to recommend it to others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Jerry
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Was a great night celebrating our 18 yr anniversary .. They made accommodations that made the evening very memorable .. Will definitely visit again
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I had driven by Sansone's for a couple of years without knowing what it was. We tried it during restaurant week and loved it. The food was great. The chef/owner brought some if the food out and told us more about the menu and his favorites. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small cramped average food
    MrsG
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We had reservations for 7pm for two. We waited in a tiny "holding area" and watched as walk ins were seated before us. Our table was right by the entrance to the kitchen and waiters station making it very busy. Since it is a bistro, it was very small inside and the tables were cramped together. The food was very good, but not very unique to the spot. I did like that they offered an option for a half plate to cater to those that don't want a large meal. Prices are probably reasonable and halved for the half entree's. The hall to the bathrooms reminded me of those found on military ships...very narrow!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I visited Sansone's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    My wife and I visited Sansone's Bistro for Restaurant Week. We will be back!! The friendly and attentive service started when we walked in the door. Because of the delicious meal we had from the limited Restaurant Week menu, we are excited to return and try many of the items on their regular menu. We had the lamb shank and the veal schnitzel. Both were fabulously prepared. I'm not a big fan of Brussel sprouts, but these were so good, I actually finished them!! The wine selection was varied and we each enjoyed our picks from the by the glass wine list. And then dessert came… YUM!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5280 Find!
    Knaresbrough
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I went to this restaurant with a friend who has been there many times before. It is really lovely to have the owners come around and greet you and to make sure your dining experience is what you would like it t be. Bravo & Brava! I will come back to enjoy their well prepared food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great schnitzel
    Hungry
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Hard to find good German food in Denver. Schnitzel here excellent and large portions.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A repeat for us!
    Jmodbric
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Getting tired of the dining scene in Cherry Creek North, we ventured 30 minutes to this gem in Greenwood Village. A wonderful menu of great variety from lobster ravioli to Wiener schnitzel , all of our four entrees were delicious. The service was friendly and spot on. The place was packed when we were there so that says a lot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    Kate
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Sansone's food is better than many higher profile restaurants. I have yet to be disappointed and will continue to share the news about this place with others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great staff and service!
    DenverGal
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Went there during restaurant week, many selections to choose from, where most places give you two dishes to choose from. Tasty, fresh and prepared well, I would return! (Especially to try out their eggplant pram)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The first time we were there
    YumYum
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    The first time we were there everything was excellent. The next two times were not great. Very loud and the food was just Ok. Probably will take it off the list going forward. Why do they take open table reservations BUT NOT GIVE CREDITS?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just okay experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    The appetizers were very small. The weinersnitzel was okay but the potatoes that came with it were not hot and were mushy and not that good. The dessert was okay, not exactly outstanding. I expected better , especially during restaurant week.,,,,I did like the general ambience of the restaurant, but I don't think it was worth the money.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yeah for Restaurant Week
    TeacherVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    We realized we found this gem of a place 2 years ago during restaurant week. We started with the sausage stuffed mushrooms--excited seasonings and yummy on the palette. Then we both had the pork confit--wow! The pork fell onto the fork and melted in the mouth. The sides with the dish complimented the pork. I had the chocolate mousse---gluten-free of course--rich and very chocolate tasting. My husband had the kruegel, which he said was outstanding. Oh that we could come everyday to this place for dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful family run restaurant
    mbe56
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    We chose Sansone's for restaurant week. Everyone loved the spinach appetizer, lemon chicken and mocha trifle. The lamb was also very good. Service was excellent. Even though they had a full house in this small venue, we did not feel rushed. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the 5280 night out
    datenight
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Enjoyed the 5280 night out at Sansone's. The restaurant has a very intimate feel and the food and service fantastic. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC FOOD !
    MTchris
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Definitely a neighborhood gem. We drive from southeast Aurora for this restaurant. Owners are friendly and follow up with all patrons to see how patrons liked the food. Try the ravioli. FANTASTIC!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We dined at Sansone's Bistro
    Robbins62
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We dined at Sansone's Bistro for restaurant week. The food was decent, but uneventful. If we lived in the neighborhood, we'd be back, but it's not worth driving across town. Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful! Robert and Erica
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Wonderful! Robert and Erica are so friendly and supportive of the community. Food is always good. Wait staff has been there for years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a great meal!
    food4thought
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    My husband and I decided to try Sansone's Bistro during Restaurant Week because we had never been there and I have a friend who swears by the place. We were NOT disappointed! From the friendly greeting when we walked in the door, to the bartender while we waited for our table, to Jessica, our server, the experience was outstanding. The food was delicious and the pacing was perfect, even for a busy night. Couldn't have been happier. The owner, Robert Sansone, stopped by our table to introduce himself and personally thank us for coming! How often do you see that??? I highly recommend this restaurant - you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Very small restaurant but the menu packs a punch. For an unusual menu, with loads of variety and excellent wine list, this is definitely worth a try. The fried spinach appetizer is fabulous! Leave room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love this restaurant! It's
    skygirl
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I love this restaurant! It's like being in NYC in the old days!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine Date
    Cupid
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had dinner here for Valentines Day. They had a special menu for the evening and reservations were required. We arrived a little early and were greeted immediately when we walked in. We were escorted to the bar area until our table was available. They were able to seat us a little bit earlier then our reservation. The waitress was personable and enhanced our dining experience. The food choices were limited since it was a 3 course special menu, but the choices were excellent. The food was excellent and the chef came out while we were having desert to thank us for coming and make sure our experience was top notch. We plan on coming back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Valentine's Day dinner!
    myrenewVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great Valentine's Day dinner! Lovely menu choices and terrific food prep. It was our second visit and we will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.