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Uniscali Modern Italian
Uniscali Modern Italian

Uniscali Modern Italian Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.uniscali.com
  • Phone: (303) 660-2005
  • 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 (303) 660-2005
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "As usual the dinner was splendid. The chicken Saltimboca with homemade pasta and butter sauce was a special treat; my companion's lazagna elicited raves and the Italian bread with Balsamic/olive oil completed a feast. The staff was warmly welcoming and attentive and the atmosphere was attractive and electric. Evenings here are always a special event."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The cioppino was incredible and the salmon was amazing too. The appetizers (bruschetta and bread) were the best I've ever had. The service was amazing. I got a free dessert for my birthday - chocolate bread pudding...yum!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our dinner was very enjoyable from start to finish, from the beets and cauliflower appetizer through entrees and dessert. Both entrees, pork and tenderloin, were delicious with well-matched sides and portions will allow for a home encore. Our chocolate and pralines dessert was tasty and ample sized for sharing."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I have eaten at Uniscali multiple times, but this time I brought 2 new friends and we will all definitely be back. Such a great place for happy hour or just catching up with friends or family. The service was great and all the regular menu items were just as good as I remember. I had the special and I was thrilled to try something new. Our server was very attentive and had no problem helping recommend items for everybody. He was even able to get my gluten free friend a fabulous meal of gluten free pasta!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Great dishes, nice wines and a wonderfully attentive wait staff. We'll be back for sure!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "They have expanded the menu which has been a real plus to our dining experience and the food is top notch!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The restaurant was cluttered and very smoky. I don't think that it had a great ventilation system. It was very, very loud. My father wears hearing aids and it was very difficult for him to hear. The food was delicious and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Make sure you make reservations! This place is deservedly busy."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Great food as always. The menu changes from time to time with great new dishes added. The service is always attentive."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Great food..small niche Italian. Energetic venue! For fun & food, good choice. If you want quiet & romantic, not the place. Great having a "neighborhood" niche restaurant in Castle Rock. Feels like something from downtown Denver!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Uniscalli has good food - nice variety of large and small plates. The people are outstanding and make this restaurant special. They are friendly, helpful, open and welcoming. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This was our third meal at Uniscali, and it was just as great as the first two. The Chicken Saltimbocca was d!elicious, and the pasta and arugula with lemon were perfect with it. The fusilli with shrimp and sausage was very flavorful and satisfying. The rustic Italian bread, grilled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar was addictive! We love the friendly atmosphere and the wonderful service and plan to go back soon."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Experience was great but the food was just fine. Nothing blew us away..."
    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."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Excellent food, service, and ambience. Always been very please with each course."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Restaurant week menu was exceptional. Absolutely outstanding in all respects."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We always have a great experience at Uniscali! Love the people, food & wine."
    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."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Uniscall's is a little gem in Castle Rock. Amazing food and great service"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Home cooking at its best-delicious! wish the tables weren't so close together and room was loud."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "Food and service was great as usual. Happy birthday to me."
    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."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "The food and service was excellent! A keeper on our list!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/14/2013