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Permanently Closed - Americatus New-World Italian

4.3
182 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. In a nutshell, Americatus is a contemporary spin on the quintessential neighborhood Italian joint. Since the summer of 2013, we have been been serving an ever-changing menu of hand-crafted Italian food. Using traditional techniques and fresh ingredients, we take the time to prepare everything from-scratch on a daily basis. Located at the gateway to the RiNo Art District, we offer quality food and friendly service in an unpretentious setting.
We believe that quality ingredients should speak for themselves. We believe that simplicity reigns supreme. We believe that million dollar dining rooms and high-tech kitchen laboratories are not a requisite for an outstanding dining experience.
The next time you’re in the neighborhood, join us for any of our services for honest food, honest prices and honest hospitality.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Modern European, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Late Night: Friday - Saturday: 10:30pm - 2:00am
* Our lunch service is fast-casual and we do not accept reservations for this service. We offer a limited amount of reservations per dinner, but reserve the majority of our seats for walk-in diners. Please check our availability or call with any questions.
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Phone number
(303) 862-9850
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Iain Chisholm
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Private party facilities
The restaurant is available to rent out for private functions as well as at our sister bar DADA Art Bar.
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Private party contact
Paul Bahr: (855) 562-0395
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Catering
The restaurant is available for catering. Please contact Paul at 720-418-9939 or at paul@americatus.com. You can also visit our website at americatus.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway & 25th
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Entertainment
Visit our sister bar DADA Art Bar after your meal with us!
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Special events & promotions
The restaurant is available to rent out for special events as well as at our sister bar DADA Art Bar. Please contact Paul at 720-418-9939 or at paul@americatus.com
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on June 2, 2017

Great restaurant. Service Extremely EXCELLENT! Portion a bit small for price, but taste is delicious.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2017

Very good food, service was not the best, menu not easy to understand and servers too busy to explain or recommend anything. There were two people who didn't show up for work so not totally their fault. Do give it a try!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

Just encouraged others to visit. Hope it survives. Great food, small place.
Great food!

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2017

Nothing much to say - food was okay, atmosphere not too good.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2017

Very much enjoyed the food and the restaurant .... Great was able to get a table on Friday night on Larimer .... Finally a moderately priced restaurant, very good food and service and not overrun with the trendy millennial crowd.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Excellent service, wonderful and flavorful food. Could not ask for more. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2017

The food was delicious and was impressed with service too

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2017

GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGreat!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

We went for our anniversary and a pre-concert dinner (at the Larimer Lounge just 2 blocks away). Had high expectations based on others reviews and we were not disappointed. We were seated quickly and the server offered anniversary congratulations as I had made that note on my OT reservation! We started with a very reasonably priced bottle of Montepulciano, very fresh, crisp Caesar salads, followed by amazing entrees. We have eaten at many Italian restaurants in Denver and this is near the top of the list for flavor, atmosphere, service and price.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Americatus is a wonderful, quiet place with exceptional service and even better food. The dedication to creating a new-world italian environment is seeped into the brick walls and shines through with the friendly, happy servers, the soft glowing ambiance and the exquisite cuisine.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

A small menu to me typically means that the restaurant knows what they're doing and Americatus never disappoints. A local favorite that continues to surprise me.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Delicious food! Comfortable, but tight space. Amazing service!

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1.0Dined on January 19, 2017

I made a reservation for 745pm on a Thursday, but when I arrived on time the restaurant was closed.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2017

The food was good, but I wish they had a larger appetizer offering. There were several items on the menu on OpenTable that weren't on the menu at the restaurant. I had the linguini with sausage and it was really good, but I kind of wished I had gotten the gnocchi. My friend had the gnocchi and it was AMAZING. A little crispy on the outside and soft on the inside...plus the pesto was outstanding. I definitely want to go back.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2017

Food. Great. Service outstanding. Pesto gnocchi was fab.

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4.0Dined on January 7, 2017

In a world where many Italian restaurants have the same items, Americatus stands by itself. They offer unique pasta dishes that made it difficult to choose since they all sounded delicious! I had a risotto dish with squash and pork that was fantastic (left nothing on my plate). And for dessert, they offered a limoncello cake with homemade whip cream that took me back to the Amalfi coast.

My only constructive feedback would be the wine list. For being a creative restaurant, I (personally) would like a few more options when it comes to wine to pair with the dishes. Would not stop me from going back though.

Overall, a fantastic restaurant that offers a fun twist on the classic Italian dishes and is worth the reservation, as this place is very small but cozy. You will not be lost in the crowd inside of Americatus. 8.5/10

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2017

We really enjoyed our evening out a Americatus. It was just what we were looking for very casual but intimate setting without a lot of noise. A small beer and wine selection, but they picked some great ones at a great price.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

We had a memorable and very fun family holiday celebration at Americatus. It is a lively, vibrant spot with excellent food and solid service. The wait staff was attentive, friendly and helpful and the food simple but creative and received rave reviews from all at our table . Americatus is a small place with tables close together so it can be noisy. But in our case that wasn't a negative. It only added to the energy and festive ambiance of the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2016

I love Anericatus! Everything I've had so far is perfection. The only downside is the close quarters and sometimes you just get stuck next to some weirdos. But the waitstaff has always been lovely and the food is amazing. The fact that everything is fresh and made in house is evident.

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3.0Dined on November 12, 2016

Our apps were great (antipasto, great GF bread, crispy polenta) but entree salad missed the mark (Moroccan salad was said to have caramelized butternut squash- it seemed just cooked, not caramelized, beets were raw, there were only a half-dozen almonds and a 1/16th of an avocado- just lots of romaine). Wine was great. Service was outstanding. Food was a let down.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2016

cat was fun and responsive. the food was fresh and tasty. The wine was reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2016

Love this place! Food quality is incredible as is the value.

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3.0Dined on October 22, 2016

Fun cozy atmosphere. Service was excellent. Our server was incredibly friendly and came to our table often. Kitchen was a little off their game. One friend received the wrong dish, and my meal was missing some ingredients like they had forgotten to finish it. The food was fine, but seemed hurried.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2016

Best birthday ever! Super yum. The carbonara rules.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2016

Great place. Great price. Delicious. Gluten free pasta and bread.

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5.0Dined on September 2, 2016

The food here is hands down some of the finest Italian cuisine in the area. Owner/chef is amazing. The food is high in quality, preparation, taste, and presentation. It was all a delight. The food is just good. I don't think anyone will be disappointed. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2016

First time here and loved it, will absolutely be back. Service was a bit slow but it was a busy Friday night. The food and drinks made up for it! The drink I had was called F'n amazing and it absolutely was. The sausage linguini was on point too. My boyfriend loved his pork linguini dish, and the burrata appetizer was great. Loved everything, especially the price!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2016

What an exceptional evening we had at Americutus! Celebrating a bachelorette with 11 folks. The service was impeccable, the food was out of this world quality, and the overall experience created a WOW moment with our entire group!

Thanks to Kat and Iain and the rest of the team for a stellar evening!

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2016

Super fun little restaurant! Food was extremely good, and the portion sizes was great!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2016

Pretty basic place ambience wise but very tasty food would definitely eat there again.

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2016

The Amerigo came highly recommended but fell, so very short. The burrata was quite good for a neighborhood spot but my sausage was literally refridgorator temperature in the pasta sauce. wine and booze selection was poor and they were a little too proud of the crostini with every single entrée, salad or appetizer. I will not return and wouldn't recommend it. Home made does not equal, well made unfortunately.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2016

Fresh tasting and unique dishes. Will definitely go back when we return to Denver.

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2.0Dined on June 18, 2016

the appetizers were good but the main courses were not. my food came out cold and unseasoned. the two other main dishes were not good. we had to send all three main courses back. the waitress also kept messing up our order and then forgot to place our main course order. and then she tried to blame it on us. however the GM was nice and so was the other waiter.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2016

The food was really good, great spin on traditional Italian. My only complaint is you don't get a lot for the price.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2016

Simple Italian fare, casual interior with modern art and shared tables. We enjoyed it... the pasta with sausage was better than the tortellini. We also had the bread pudding which was dry, so we ordered more of the "white sauce," and then it was much better. Wait staff was nice and accommodating. It started raining, so we moved inside.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2016

A group of 6 girlfriends dined @ Americatus for a belated birthday celebration. We love getting out of the suburbs to try new restaurants downtown. All was great at this restaurant, but we had a few disappointments that I hope the management can fix for future patrons. First off, there was only one Chardonnay sold by the glass….really! Only ONE? Secondly, we ordered Barrata for an appetizer….It was a nice sized piece of delicious mozzarella, but was served w/ just a few pieces of bread. We asked for more bread and they gladly provided it, but failed to tell us that extra bread is an extra charge. Lastly, we mentioned upon our arrival that we were celebrating a 50th birthday. The waiter acknowledged our conversation. At the end of our meal, he brought over 2 of the restaurant's desserts without us asking him to do so. We thought that was a very nice touch to end our meal….but then he charged us for the desserts! Most restaurants will comp a birthday dessert or at least let the guests know that the management doesn't allow them to provide celebratory desserts for free. Very presumptuous of our waiter to assume we wanted dessert and that we would pay for it. These little things might make us think twice about going back. The restaurant scene in Denver is getting better by the week and every restaurant owner needs to take care of all of the little things in order to gain repeat business!

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2016

Exceptional food. Small venue. You sit close to your neighbors. Service can be a little hit or miss but the value of this place is awesome.

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3.0Dined on April 23, 2016

Have been to Americatus 3 times for dinner, one lunch. Food is good but menu is very limited. Service friendly but inefficient. Although we had a reservation, tables had been reserved for a large party (which only partially showed up, late). Was chagrined that we were seated at picnic table in spite of objecting. Very awkward moment and I will think very hard before returning for dinner. Maybe better for a casual snack.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2016

We love this little place. Cozy. Delicious food. Great cocktails. Comfortable service. Get the Gnudi. Divine!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2016

Service food and drinks were amazing!

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