The Bent Noodle Italian Restaurant and Catering Company
The Bent Noodle Italian Restaurant and Catering Company

The Bent Noodle Italian Restaurant and Catering Company

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bentnoodle.com/
  • Phone: 3033372733
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Our catering services include off site catering for small to very large groups. We have in the past done weddings, entire office buildings and more. We have the capacity to come set up a meal, serve and break it down. We also can simply drop off food for your group. Very reasonably priced menus can be seen at our website or we can customize your menu to fit your needs. We can also do breakfast groups and box lunches if that is what you need. Give us a call and let us know how we can be of service to your next function.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private banquet room holds groups up to 65 and is available for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We offer a beautiful space to hold an office meeting, a rehearsal dinner, family reunion, birthdays and more. Food served buffet style, family style or plated depending on your needs. Italian cuisine.
  • Private Party Contact: Guthrie 8773934795

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dartmouth
  • Public Transit: Light rail at I-225. Nine Mile Station. Public buses available on Parker Rd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Lots of it and free!
A word from The Bent Noodle Italian Restaurant and Catering Company
The Bent Noodle Italian Restaurant and Catering Co. is a true neighborhood Italian joint. From the checkered tablecloths to the beautiful aroma of sauteed garlic, you will feel as though you’ve stepped foot into a little slice of Italia. With Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra filling the air with classic tunes, come enjoy some of Denver's finest Italian eats.

Family owned and operated since its inception in 1996, The Bent Noodle never fails to leave you perfectly stuffed with classics such as Homemade Sausage Lasagna, Fettuccine Alfredo, Chicken Picatta, or Simply Spaghetti and Meatballs. Try our homemade salad dressings, or Sausage and Peppers to start and finish with a piece of our New York style Cheesecake. Serving lunch Monday thru Friday starting at 11 am and dinner every night starting at 4. Happy Hour is Monday thru Thursday 4-6! We look forward to serving you!
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The Bent Noodle Italian Restaurant and Catering Company reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (16)good for groups (6)great for outdoor dining (5)romantic (4)special occasion (4)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)fit for foodies (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Always Enjoy our evening
    MrDanVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have been to the Bent Noodle several times and have always enjoyed our experience. By chance, we ran into another couple we know, which created a nice dinner party of 4. Thank you Bent Noodle.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dacotah
    DakotahVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Wait staff was very attentive and offered good suggestions. Food was excellent again except for the excessive oil on the Mediterranean salmon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still good!
    DCS1VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    They've had some staff changes in the last few months, but the food's still the same, and that's the main reason why we go there. Enjoyed our latest visit as always.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at The Bent Noodle
    Peggy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great place to meet friends, friendly, great food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really likes it
    BobDVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Excellent meal last Sunday. Service by Tom was the BEST. Food was fast and very good. Tried the mushroom appetizer and found it to be delicious. Lasagne was top notch. Great value too
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Going down hill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Third owner (since we have been going). Gradually going down hill in recipe changes and service with each.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Good/The Bad/The Ugly
    kagnet
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Saturday evening 6/7/14. Our first time at this restaurant. The good: bread, mushroom appetizer, vanilla ice cream, and our server Ariel. The bad: a large bay leaf in my wifes baked ziti, could have been a choking hazard. The ugly: plastic tablecloths, in 2014 really!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 160 reviews are from the The Bent Noodle Italian Restaurant and Catering Company reviews archive.
  • Bent Noodle
    Celebrate
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We enjoyed the ambience, service and especially the food! We aren't familiar with the area so we had a bit of difficulty finding the restaurant. We would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of noise
    earplugs
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    lots of noise, but food was delish.. we will be back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but too much $$
    Thumper
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I don't like to compare places, but we could go to Olive Garden and get endless salad, endless bread, a few glasses of wine AND our meal for a lot less. I was shocked the meal did not even include a salad. That's low budget to make. So you pay all this money for your meal, and if you want more, you have to pay extra for a salad or appetizer. Not a real good deal for the money, but my meal was very good. Was it better than Olive Garden? Maybe the quality was for the seafood and meat dishes, but as a layperson, I don't know that I would know that.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Aurora Italian Restaurant
    smallauroragardener
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We have been to the Bent Noodle several times. Always good food. I don't remember our waiter's name, but like all the servers we have had in the past, he was excellent. Had a very nice anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Out for Life
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    The air in the restaurant was so notably fresh, I couldn't belief I wasn't eating al fresco.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth A Trip
    ScottinAuroraVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    All-in-all a solid dining experience. The décor looks like it was just updated, which seems likely given that we heard there was an ownership change a few weeks ago (but the same chef is there). A very classic and pleasing Italian look and feel. The bread is very good, and with your own olive oil and balsamic on the table you have just what you need (love that!). Small house salads were generous and fresh-tasting. Entrees were flavorful and what we were looking for, with the exception that the bow tie pasta which came with mine seemed a bit drier than I'd like somehow. Special cinnamon dessert was palate-cleansing, but not quite as special as we had hoped. Service was attentive, but with a seemingly new waiter, slightly awkward.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love this place!
    DCS1VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    This is our neighborhood Italian place, and we always enjoy coming here! Diverse menu, really friendly people, and affordable prices make this a great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorite casual
    Evelyn
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    One of our favorite casual neighborhood Italian restaurants. Reliable food and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    dkt1
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Everything from our starters to dessert was outstanding. Best soup on the planet!!!! The tiramisu was to die for made with REAL whipped cream. Servers were attentive and kid friendly. Will drive from Colorado Springs and Fort Collins to dine here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Specials!
    AnalyticalFoodie
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I love this little family owned Italian place. They have wonderful pasta, minestrone, meatballs, and some amazing specials. I love the criminal mushroom appetizer. Nice salads, seafood is always very solid (clams and linguine yum!) , hubby loves the bread, too. If you have special food restrictions they are great about special orders and substitutions. If you want a splurge split the chocolate tower cake with your date or a table of friends. Great loyalty program!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was just "ok"
    Underwhelmed
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I had heard The Bent Noodle was offering a Prix Fixe Special, so I thought it would be a good time to finally try it. My first impression is that is was charming but the decor was outdated. We were seated promptly, and then we waited several minutes before our waitress took our drink order. Then we waited several more minutes before our drinks were served. It seemed we waited longer than we should have between each course, considering it was not overwhemlingly busy. The food was ok but it was not anything spectacular. It was a little bland for a restaurant that specializes in Italian food. I would not say it was an unpleasant experience, but I would not make a return visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did it right
    MysZoe
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    My hat goes off to Nicky the manager and our waitress. She accommodated a rather feisty group of folks who straggled in way past the set time. The only complaint I received was that the eggplant parmesan was over cooked and tough. Otherwise the food, service, and atmosphere was wonderful. Conversations went well over our expected time frame and that says no one was ready to leave easily. I am even contemplating having my graduation dinner there but only if Nicky handles it. Thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We hadn't been in a few years.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We hadn't been in a few years. It just got off our list. The food was great and having a gluten free pasta option was most important. We hope to go back soon!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Pieman101
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This place really is a gem, great food and very cute inside. Such a wonderful escape from all the chains. This place reminds me of all the wonderful family restaurants back east.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Good Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great Food, Good Atmosphere, Good Service. Especially good for Italian food lovers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Service was great. I even like how crowed it was but, the food was horrible. I was so excited to try this restaurant,
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valetine's Day Dinner
    KBrax
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We are here for Valentine's Day. This was out second time to the restaurant. The food was fantastic! The tables were a little close together which didn't allow forechecking private conversation. It was a busy night and the service was fast considering this.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Dinner
    Bornxero
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Took my wife for valentines. The food was great and the wait staff paid great attention to us.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    louiseco
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    I celebrated my birthday at the Bent Noodle this past weekend. They were accomodating to our large group of 15 and even called earlier in the day to verify the number of adults and kids. My dinner was delicious (had the supreme ziti) and I heard great things from my friends and family about their dishes as well. I ordered a piece of chocolate cake which was gigantic! They brought it out with a candle in it too. Great dinner, nice atmosphere, wonderful service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • love this place!
    DCS1VIP
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    We are big fans of the Bent Noodle and always enjoy our meals here. Staff is very friendly and the menu has a really good variety of dishes so anyone can find something they will like. Wine list is small but pretty good and well-priced. Definitely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A hit!
    Mouche
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    From the freshly baked bread sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and the perfect wine suggestion from bartender-in-the-know Tom, the meal was a hit! A packed house on a Friday night did not deter waitstaff Jody and Nicole's attention to diners' needs. Traditional Penne al Vodka and Chicken Marsala were a tasty treat with enough to take home for a satisfying lunch the next day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bent Noodle
    SamwithKids
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    HI All, if you want a "Great" place for a big family gathering, look no farther. It manages a kid and family friendly setting, with a romantic Italian traditional setting. It is a real top quality, affordable choice. Do remember those baked Italian deserts do take a little longer so have them get them in the oven about middle of the main course.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    Mg1362
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Food wasn't amazing or bad. I would rank it just above Olive Garden. Good neighborhood dinning spot.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great family restaurant
    Maddie
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Eaten here many times and return for special occasions. Have always had a wonderful meal. The bread before dinner is warm and delicious and perfectly paired with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I love that its a family run business and not a chain. Desserts are amazing and so reasonably priced. They are doing a great job. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE THE SOUP
    Lovesteak
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The soup is outstanding and something really special. This restaurant has been around forever but recently has had a surge in popularity. The food is good, the price is reasonable and the atmosphere one of a small comfortable restaurant. The service can be spotty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, reasonable price
    malloyma
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Good variety of Italian food, served quickly and piping hot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    Lives2Travel
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    I am lactose-intolerant, and our waiter ordered bread to be baked without the cheese on top for me. Also remembered not to sprinkle cheese on any of my food. Food was hot, homemade, well seasoned.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • large gathering for birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    We had a group of 15 & everything was superb!! We frequently gather at the Bent Noodle when we have a large crowd because they are so accommodating & food is excellent. One person in our party wasn't happy with the Calamari but she didn't want to say anything. That's the only complaint that I've ever heard.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They have no idea about Italian
    StateCollegeCajunVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    They have no idea about Italian food. The food was OK but far from being anything close to Italian, so if you want Italian, do not go there.
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  • Company party
    Mihi2600
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    We had a company party there and every thing was great. Except we didn't get any wine samples like they do at Olive Garden. Dessert could've been a little better. We asked for spaghetti and meatballs instead and we got meatballs and noodles interesting!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    HappilyNourishedCustomer
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    Have visited The Bent Noodle twice. Once late afternoon with my wife and once in the evening for an eight member family dinner. The food was delicious, the staff was was great. It's one of those restaurants where you just feel really comfortable, almost like dining at home, only better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bent noodle--great dining!
    benp
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Service was timely without being intrusive. All dining choices well prepared; top notch taste; good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service- excellent!
    ColoradoVisitor
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Took our staff of 17 people to the restaurant for a Christmas dinner. We had one long table in the main restaurant. Service was very attentive and excellent. The food was outstanding. Everyone raved about the appetizers and the main courses. Some of our party don't drink alcohol and the restaurant allowed me to bring in non-alcoholic wines without a corkage fee. Even chilled them on ice for us. Would highly recommend this restaurant for the food, service and to support a locally-owned, family business.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.