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
88 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (65)fit for foodies (62)special occasion (41)romantic (25)hot spot (18)notable wine list (14)good for groups (8)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Ahhh-mazing!
    PorcellinaInParker
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This place is a prize! Uniscali means "join us" in Italian and the excellence of the dishes coming out of the energetic, open kitchen makes me want to join them again and again! Such a delightful surprise to have a restaurant of this high quality in little downtown Castle Rock. It was our second time and we were eager to share our find with some of our favorite fellow foodie friends. We met for the amazing, extensive happy hour offerings and sat at the fun community table. The wait staff is so friendly yet competent and serious about making certain their patrons are taken care of at all times. Bravo Uniscali!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bravo!
    ItalianFoodies
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It took months to get a reservation but it was worth the wait! The service, the food, the wine and dessert were as good as our recent travel experience to Italy. My husband enjoyed the Surf and Turf which was done to perfection. The lobster ravioli was light, creamy and a joy. My pumpkin ravioli was amazing as well as the large shrimp, the crispy prosciutto was a perfect addition to this dish. The homemade lemoncello was very similar to what we experienced in Italy. The wine selection could have been a bit more inviting however, we did enjoy a very nice bottle of chianti. Our dessert, a decadent chocolate peanut butter treat was complimentary as this was our first visit. We look forward to many more culinary adventures at Uniscali.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Castle Rock Gem
    realreviewforyou
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Outstanding Restaurant! Food and Service was great and they were very accommodating because my Sister has NO Diary and NO Gluten issues. We plan to bring out of town friends next month. I know that they will enjoy it as much as we did. This is one everybody should try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uniscali Never Disappoints!
    Booboo
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Love this restaurant. The food is exceptional as is the service. While they do have pasta dishes, don't skip the specials or seafood. The choppino is excellent as is the salmon. One of our party had the pork chops which were large and juicy. Happy hour is a gem! Their small plates are discounted as is the wine and drinks. You could easily make a meal of the small plates, which has a lot of variety. Don't miss the pork wings! Dessert is as light as gelato or as yummy as the double chocolate bread pudding with sea salt with caramel ice cream. Best restaurant in the Denver area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect - every time!
    YesChef
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We are frequent diners at Uniscali and can tell you we have never been disappointed! The food is delicious and service exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    Austen
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Uniscali is a fabulous restaurant. We go there frequently and it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of a kind
    kath
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Warm welcome, honored seating request, knowledgeable staff, food always great time after time. A restaurant to take visitors. Great happy hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    DonotOwnaKitchenVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Uniscali food is very good, menu diverse and portions just right. Lisa, our server was delightful and we had a good experience overall. The only thing that rubbed me wrong last night was when we walked in we asked to sit at the chef's bar which had two open seats. The manager said that the two seats were reserved. In the past we were told seats at the Chef's bar were first come first serve, one could request to sit there but no guarantees. Just not sure of the policy? The seats stayed open the hour and a half we were there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fayhey
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was outstanding-Wish it was open 6 days a week!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Castle Rock's Little Gem!
    amilesm
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    With what is arguably the best happy hour in Castle Rock, you'd better make reservations -- the tables fill up fast and so does the community table! I've been many times for happy hour and regular meals and both are eclectic and fabulous! But, the happy hour shines with the absolute best macaroni and cheese anywhere, awesome brussels sprouts (something I would never have eaten growing up), and parmesan-crusted broccoli. Top it off with a dash of $5 quartinos of wine and what more could you ask for?! The staff has been consistent for years now, which means it must be well-run and a good place to work. That's what we need more of - places like Uniscali on the corners of every block.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular!
    FoodyVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We came at 4:45 pm on a Friday-really too early to eat, but the restaurant was totally reserved later that evening. Our meals, the special seared tuna, and the salmon with a perfect 3 minute egg, were absolutely the best meals we have had in many months. My husband and I are regulars, yet that particular night, the food was over the top delicious! If you have not been here, you must try it! You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The people and the food are outstanding!!! They have small bits and larger dishes depending in what your needs are. You are never disappointed .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    First time at the restaurant and totally enjoyed it. We will be back! So many good sounding options to choose from. There was 4 of us in our party and everyone loved everything they got.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner in Castle rock
    3catloverVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We love this restaurant we can't wait to come back. The one little problem is it that it's very loud but we don't care the service is wonderful and food is superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood Gem
    MelbaVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Uniscali is one of the best Italian restaurants in the metro area. It is a completely unassuming place located in a strip mall in downtown Castle Rock, but don't let the location fool you. We have probably been there a dozen times and every single time the quality of the food and service has been amazing!! We are big at consistency at restaurants and we have never left feeling like our meal wasn't as good as our last one there. The small plates are incredible with so much variety. The pasta dishes are absolutely delicious and come out to the table piping hot. The wine list has something on it for everyone and are not wines that tend to be what you usually see in Italian restaurants. Ask for Danny!! His service is outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Uniscali is one of our favorite places to gather with friends. They have a terrific assortment of apps and Happy Hour prices are perfect for the budget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cibo molto buono!
    SparklesVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    That means VERY GOOD FOOD in Italian! We had the almonds, olives, calamari (w/ crispy pepperoncini - unique and awesome!) and the Italian Egg Rolls for apps, all were wonderful. I only wish we could have tried more of the apps, next time for sure. The Cioppino was amazing, best I've ever had, and I love Cioppino! Then the desserts - delish! Most of us had an expresso or coffee after dinner and they were great too. We will be back! Oh, the exterior is not exciting at all, in a strip mall, but don't let that fool you, the interior decor is fun and modern! GO! You might need to reserve a week or more in advance, but it's worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great happy hour
    kerriVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    enjoyed another evening at Uniscali -- always great service. good wine choices and lots of delicious appetizers
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a treat!
    JustPaul
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Christina and staff (especially Danny!) always make us feel welcome and special! As usual, the food was wonderful - beautifully presented and delicious - and the service is GREAT! Can't wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    bkcastlerock
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food at Uniscali was delicious and the prices reasonable for what you get. The dishes were really high quality, restaurant quality food. Pasta made from scratch, fresh ingredients, and recipes that are the perfect balance of flavors. The service was perfect with out waitress checking on us just enough. I notice everyone there worked very hard getting tables cleaned and set for the next diners. No slackers in that place! The management should be very proud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Uni
    kath
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great experience in all areas. Last three special occasions celebrated at Uniscali. Will return again. Service has always been great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delayed Date Night
    Jerry
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My significant other and I made a reservation for a romantic dinner at Uniscali. When a family emergency came up at the last minute we had to call multiple times to delay our reservation. The restaurant graciously held our table later and later even though they were very busy. All that to say: the customer service is beyond great, it's excellent. We had a wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    It was so noisy we could not hear each other unlesss we shouted or brought mouth to ear.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem in Castle Rock
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food and service are always excellent. What a hidden gem in Castle Rock. This restaurant is a must. We had the steak and lobster ravioli yum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nadie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a delicious meal with very good service. It was not very noisy either -- unlike its "partner" restaurant, Union American Bistro. The latter also has great food but the acoustics there are terrible. Kudos to the owners for both places -- food is well worth the visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great!
    DenverdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We live locally so have eaten here often. They always have specials, sometime change up their menu and have super happy hour small plates. My hubby loves the cioppino and I have several fav's. We both love the italian egg rolls ( not what you might expect) so usually begin with those. This visit, I had the dinner special which was a shrimp dish- shrimp wrapped in prosciutto and grilled feting on a bed of italian squash. It was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place !
    Kris10
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We just loved the food right down to the Nutella cream pie!! Our server was amazing ! We will be back .
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Make a reservation well ahead
    Suvkix
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Uniscali is very popular. Easy to see why. Wonderful dishes and terrific service make for a busy restaurant. We had terrific service. The meals were wonderful and glad we got in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Superb small plates, with wonderful flavors. Ordering and sharing several different items is the way to go here. Part of the menu is always changing, so new items are available. Great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun!
    Denverbound
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great food, service and ambiance! The pork wings and italian egg rolls were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous food and amazing service
    Gappy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Leaving in a small town Castlle Rock, I have to say that I'm proud tha we have Uniscali. I think it's one of the best restaurant in Colorado. The food is fabulous. Starting withtheir grilled bead drizelled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and apinch of kosher salt. It doesn't matter what you ordered little or big plates, you won't be disappointment. About the service, AMAZING! The staff is friendly and on par.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good and will be back.
    DiningDinksVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had three entrees and two of them were just so-so. However, the one that was great knocked it out of the park (the lasagna). The other two just didn't have much pizazz (tortellini and the special - crab and steak). Since the lasagna and the service were so good, we will still go back. I think we would go back for the small plates and happy hour which looked incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aug 1
    RichardT
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Ate at the Chef's table, great food. Great service and great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally we join Uniscali fan club
    KippyDo
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    After going nights Uniscali is not open or going without reservations, we MADE reservations and had a memorable evening. We had wonderful food and lovely atmosphere. The grilled salmon was fabulous with a twist of their own. Someone in the party had a pork chop that was enjoyed and another the special. We had people in our party who have eaten lots of Italian food in Italy and were very pleased. The restaurant is not spacious and was slightly noisy, but everyone was pleased with the choice and we WILL go back - with reservations made online!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    kath
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Celebrated a birthday with great food, wine and service. Double chocolate bread pudding with two scopes of salted caramel gelato was out of this world. Duck confit and salmon hit the spot. Will return soon. Happy hour wonderful. Wish they were open more than Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • menu update
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    menu has become repetitive and needs more variety; still great service and friendly staff
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great food, Great service. A fun experience with friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Good
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We love this place. The service is excellent and very personal, the food is outstanding, the energy is very positive but not overwhelming. It's a great find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious well prepared food
    WinterdaughterVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    First time here so they gave us free dessert! Friendly hostess, great waitress and great crab risotto for me and surf n turf for my husband. The garlicky shrimp appetizer was also so fresh and tasty. Very well done presentations and we loved the free home made limoncello at the end of the meal. The décor is minimal and a bit noisy but well worth it. I hope they have outdoor seating in the future. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LuluKate
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We went for happy hour and had a huge meal for only $43 for 2. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.