Chianti Ristorante

4.6
1529 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Chianti Ristorante Italiano has introduced Greenwood Village to the classic beauty and influential taste of Italy. One of Denver’s most respected chefs, Allesandro Carollo, contributes his talents to the appetizing, enjoyable plates of pasta dishes served at two comfortable, elegant locations — Chianti and Venice. Let Allesandro and his wife, Sara, whisk you away to Italy to savor its unending charm and incredible foods.
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DL
Denver
37 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Chianti’s is always nice. However, the food didn’t taste as fresh as it has in the past.

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The salad was great! The Chicken Cacciatore was awesome. The Shrimp Scampi had too much lemon and the shrimp had an off taste.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious. Service was as friendly and attentive. The space is small so you feel rather cramped and when full on Friday night is a little noisy.

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PZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food did not have much flavor. We have been there several times and we all commented on the change in quality. I won’t recommend it with flying colors as I have in the past, I’ll let others decide for themselves.

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R
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Can’t wait to go back!
The food was amazing !!!!!

It’s small and tight, but adds to the ambiance and noise is level is low.

We made a reservation but it didn’t seem to make any difference as we were told they were busy and trying to get us a table
This made no sense to me , since that’s what reservations are for
Nonetheless, we waited a few minutes and were seated.
Advice is to go early , but the food is worth it!!!

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D
Denver
56 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great Italian place for a great meal. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve had. The wait staff are very attentive and the small dining space is cozy but not too crowded or close to other tables. I had the potato soup this visit and it was phenomenal!

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S
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very busy. Tables are tight , but even with waiters being extremely busy they were attentive and salads and chicken entrees were delicious

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G
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal with excellent service.

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W
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

I have always had a good experience at Chianti, however this time was a disappointment. The service was slow and the server was unattentive. When he was at the table, we felt rushed. Some of our pasta was overcooked and some was undercooked. We were celebrating a birthday and the server asked us if we wanted dessert. We told him we did and he dropped the dessert menus. Without asking for our dessert order, he brought out a piece of tiramisu for the birthday person. Typically, if it was the restaurant's policy of offering a complimentary dessert, they would ask what the person preferred. In this case, the person didn't care for tiramisu so he gave it away. Then the server took the rest of our dessert orders which took a very long time to be served. What put a damper on the evening was the yelling by female employees in the kitchen. This could be heard throughout the restaurant and it went on for several minutes. No one that we know of tried to curtail the yelling. No one came to our table to apologize. The table next to ours even turned around to look toward the kitchen as if trying to get someone's attention to stop the ruckus. Because of our past experiences, we will give them another try and then make our decision whether or not we will be back.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We go every year and Chianti is one of our favorite restaurants. It’s always delivers good food, decent wine list at a solid value.

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ML
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good Italian food! It is small, so be sure to have a reservation. That's the only downside is the size of the restaurant, it gets a little cramped in there, but everything else is wonderful

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DH
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wednesday night family dinner at Chianti felt more like a celebration. Our waiter advised of all the specials and shared a few of his favorite menu choices. We were able to go heavy on the appetizer course then share two entrees for the table. A wrap up of freshly brewed coffee tied it all together. We love this restaurant and will continue to keep it in mind (even for weekday dinner!)

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SD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been our favorite place for many many years and we love going for special occasions it was our anniversary.

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W
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and excellent staff. A very friendly serving team along with delicious food makes this a must. Not exactly a place you would stumble on, it is full of locals and regulars. Have only been twice and both times everyone in our party had a wonderful meal. It does get very busy so make a reservation.

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d
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes it really that good! We were welcomed right away, table ready, excellent first rate service. Apps were recommended and so good. Bread was brought. Excellent menu selections and veal was the best ever! Desserts so darn good.
I invited local friends to meet there while I was in town. None had been and we all were super impressed. Yes! It was that good

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

When asked our waiter if there are lunch specials for the day, the answer was no. However, different waiter at next table gave customers lunch specials.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always good food. service is good, not great.. waiter needed to be reminded on several requests.

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r
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here several times after being referred by my doctor. We always enjoy the friendly staff and the wonderful food. It's perfect for a little something special. They have a great wine list too.

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New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely place tucked into a strip mall. It’s been there for 17 years, and no wonder! Delicious Italian food and wine.

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JD
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend and I have same birthday so we celebrated here- first time in long time I’ve had lunch here and it was EXCELLENT!

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CM
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's a great neighborhood italian restaurant, enjoy every time, thank you.

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WC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Over priced wine. My bolognese sauce was like dried up jimmy dean sausage thrown on top of pasta

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MF
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great find, will definitely return. Food was very yummy, portions ample, and service attentive.

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and an excellent server. Small crowded place but it did not get too loud. Wine was a little pricey but that is our only complaint. Great spot for date night.

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d
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, as always. We took out of town guests and they loved it too.

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AB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoy Chianti. Very consistent and delicious!

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b
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday but there was no acknowledgement what so ever until we sang happy birthday. Quite disappointing that a fine dining place wouldn't do a free dessert or put a candle on the dessert or something. Many places covet special occasion celebrations

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TG
Denver
39 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation
I was standing at the hostess stand waiting to be sat when a couple walked in, she announced they were here for their reservation, saw the host with the menu, and walked right behind him and took our table!
The host was oblivious to whom he was seating. Then he turned around and said, “They took your table”!
The place was busy as it was 6:30, so he told us to sit “anywhere”. ANYWHERE?
Our first time here so not familiar with the layout.
What I did observe was overcrowded tables, practically on top of each other.
Sadly, we left.
The noise was unbearable.
Why do restaurants crowd tables so close together?
Might as well have a community table.
I doubt we will return

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m
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chianti never disappoints- ladies luncheon special occasion, or spouse dinner special occasion!

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MH
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I dined at Chianti Ristorante yesterday for a business lunch. As always, the food was delicious and the staff was wonderful. I love this restaurant. I highly recommend it for authentic Italian cuisine. Bon appetito.

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm so glad we tried Chianti Ristorante for 5280 restaurant week. I was blown away at the phenomenal $25 menu and service. We decided to tip based on what we thought we should have paid for such a great meal. We enjoyed ourselves very much and will he returning soon.

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E
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This was my 3rd visit. 1st and 2nd visits were good experiences with very good quality of food and service. 3rd time the food was still delicious, but the service was poor. Even though the restaurant was starting to empty for the evening, we had to ask for our dessert and for more water. We were pretty much ignored by our waiter, unlike the other tables with a different waiter. We are hoping this is a fluke since we have been telling all of our friends about our "new gem" of a restaurant. I tried to take a feiend to have lunch last week. It was 1:35 and she was turned away at the door because the restaurant was closing at 2pm! When I mentioned this over the phone, when I called for dinner reservations, I was assured that it is not their policy to turn away customers before 2pm. If anything else negative happens, I will not continue raving about the restaurant abd will find another "gem" to patronize.

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We went there last Saturday evening and partook in the restaurant week menu. The food was excellent and the service was generally adequate considering how full it was. However, the entire evening was spoiled because my entree was so small. Really small. A small handful of pasta tossed in a meat sauce. On a huge plate that just looked ridiculous. The waiter thought this was funny when I complained but later stated that it was deliberately smaller as it was the restaurant week menu. So, I ask why do they bother with restaurant week at all if they cannot be bothered to make it a satisfying experience and are not concerned about their customers leaving hungry? They certainly did not show case their dining experience to me in a way that makes me want to go back.

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p
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Changes in the past few months. i ordered a la carte during restaurant week and received a decidedly smaller portion of calamari than in the past....small enough to NOT want to order in the future. quality also a bit reduced. dont know if this is restaurant week related but disappointed. Veal, their signature, also a bit off.

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TD
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was good restaurant with atmosphere in a small place. White table clothes and attentive wait staff. The food was very good. It was slightly pricey, however I think it match the atmosphere they are tying to create.

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AL
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful! Didn't even stay for dinner, we were clearly not welcome with a baby since when we walked in and asked for a high chair, the Italian man at the front rudely told us we should have made a reservation for 3 since a high chair takes up space.

We were looking forward to a fun dinner with our well behaved child but went to illegal petes instead. Super disappointed, have never been scowled at like that before with children.

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PW
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! The servers were really on the ball, and the experience was great.

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r
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Had to remind waiter 3 times that it was my husband 's birthday which I indicated on the reservation. We were brought our dessert before our entrée

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MH
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated a belated Valentine's Day dinner at Chianti on Saturday night. It was the first weekend of Restaurant Week and thus it was crowded. That didn't detract at all from our most enjoyable meal. Edgar took great care of us and the food was fantastic. And quite a bargain since we ordered off of the Restaurant Week menu. Chianti is one of our favorite spots for a romantic dinner. We highly recommend it.

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DA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Edgar was excellent, very friendly and attentive. The space is small, but Edgar explained it was owners first location and his mother had worked on the murals, so didn't want to change. Noise level was reasonable for a full restaurant. Food was fantastic! Had the rigatoni and 2 different raviolis at our table. Nutella cheesecake was splendid. Portion size was good, would recommend use of smaller China given small table size.

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