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About Locanda Del Borgo

Authentic Italian Restaurant in a trattoria setting.
We serve genuine traditional Italian recipes with our Chef's personal touch, in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Our Chef bases his creations on his 25 years experience in the restaurant business.
Our philosophy is to serve free range and naturally raised farm products whenever possible, and we try to support local farmers as much as we can.
Our menu is paired with an Italian based wine list with international accents, including wines from USA, Spain, Australia, Argentina and others.

5575 E. 3rd Ave
#A
Denver, CO 80220
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Closed Monday
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Holly

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 388-0282

Website:
http://www.locanda-del-borgo.com/

Executive Chef:
Giancarlo Macchiarella

Additional:
Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Locanda Del Borgo Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
Casual (15)
Good for a Date (15)
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Special Occasion (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fun (6)
Romantic (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was good, our server was terrible. He frequently left the building to smoke, which is where I found him upon leaving the restaurant. The other staff were terrific and tried to make up for our server's incompetence.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

The total experience at Locanda del Borgo was excellent as usual. I have been a customer at the restaurant for about nine years now and the consistency is always something I can count on. The staff is friendly and the service great. You will not be disappointed ... 😀

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Waitress kept bringing the wrong wine bottles and then tried to bring more expensive ones to the table claiming you were out of our selections...more than once....really?!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Casual, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Upscale neighborhood place where we often see friends

Good food, nice wine list, easy place to dine

And homemade sorbets

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It got very noisy when a table of 8 were seated next to us - we had a table for 6 but we were only 5 but they did not take the 6th chair away...

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food. Enjoyed. Birthday celebration for a neighbor.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Everything was great, however, ....thought the appetizers are a little pricey

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food and service was fine. Would go back again

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A neighborhood gem. The food is wonderful and the service is awesome too!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Stupid matre D, lying waitress, frozen vegetables, cold soup.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is a very good neighborhood restaurant with excellent food. We have been there many times. I had the cioppino and it was very tasty. The special of the day was a fettuccine with chicken and cheese and it was also very good. The fritto misto was an excellent appetizer and the clams/mussels are also great. The wine list is very reasonable with lots of Italian wines. We had an excellent Barbara di Alba. The tiramisu was also outstanding and the best I had in quite awhile in the Denver area. Overall, this is nice Italian restaurant with a varied menu, helpful and attentive staff, and a great way to spend an evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Locanda is one of my go-to dining places. Always good.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our experience was not the same as in previous visits. We love Locanda and will come back but found the service and attention not quite up to par.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

New waitresss. Lousy service salad brought with main course. Drinks arrived late. I entree was wrong

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very good service and quite good double cut pork chop. Very good mashed potatoes.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 12, 2017

As a neighborhood gem I count on Locanda when we have out of town guests and for lunch meetings. Great food, too!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Nice place, good food, and good vegetarian choices, but they really need to have a couple of non-dairy desserts, like a fruit crisp or something like that.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 5, 2017

It is not Italian to serve a main course piled up over a pasta. Pasta is a separate course. You are using pasta like potatoes or rice and it is just an error

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Locanda is truly a Neighborhood gem we go there often love it

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Easy reservation. Excellent waiter on a busy night. Food fabulous!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent choice for tasty Italian food. Make sure to ask your server about any specials

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food and great service. Very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Normally I would give this restaurant a great review, but the last two time, the wait staff has been an issue. The previous time was the host was filled with attitude and not at all welcoming. We were glad not to see her and this time the host couldn't have been nicer. However our server was the issue this time. When he finally got to our table, he ran through the specials so fast you could hardly understand him. It was also very loud in there that evening and when we asked him to repeat a couple of the specials, he acted like we insulted him. He carried that attitude for most of the evening. Food was good, not great as I've had before. The Cioppino was a disappointment, it was on such a heaping mound of pasta, it lost its fish stew feeling. Won't be back for a while.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Everything about the restaurant was average except for the clientele. We saw many people that we know and the scene was lively.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 7, 2017

I always enjoy eating at this restaurant because of the food, service and warm atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Surprising find (for us) outside of the normal haunts. The food is great the location was surprising! The wine list is awesome. Service was lacking , but the food made up for it for sure.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Have been here many time before. Food seems to have changed for the worst. Waiter we had was marginal at best. Not near previous standards. My wife wondered if ownship changed.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great neighborhood place to get together with friends. It's nice to be able to walk there. Service was very good!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 15, 2017

A regular business lunch spot for me. Would like to see the menu changed once in a while but the food is great

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful meal and great service. Spinach ravioli with short rib in a delicious sauce. The steak was done to perfection and it was melt in your mouth tender. Everything was well seasoned.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The pasta special was amazing! We really enjoy our neighborhood restaurant.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I've never had a bad meal here. Had a fabulous halibut here the other night! Wonderful neighborhood restaurant!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 28, 2017

This is my go-to place to impress family and friends. Has been for years and will be for year!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Cozy, Healthy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Lasagna was almost burnt on the bottom. Bottom layer so hard couldn't chew it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Try this place for lunch! They have a wonderful salad and caprese sandwich combo or meatball sandwich. The food is amazing, Co for lunch! Just don't ask for an order of bread, they don't do it for lunch. I have

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 12, 2017

We discovered this from a friend and were impressed but not overwhelmed. The waiter was very good.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Every time I go into Locanda I want to like it better than I do. I likely will skip it in the future because it's always average-ish. The food is fine...a few things are very good, like their orchiette but most of it is just, uhm, fine - average. The pasta that came with my chicken milanese was not cooked properly - the kind of result that several strands stick to themselves. I made some pasta a few weeks prior to our dining at Locando; it came out just like it did at Locanda and I threw it away. I wouldn't even serve it to myself! They should pay better attention to pasta and not serve it unless it's steaming and perfect!

In general the service is lackluster and the wait staff rarely engages well. Our guy literally plopped our bill on our table while he was talking to another table, without saying the typical, "great to have you here" fare. He never checked on us during the meal. Not once. This isn't unlike other times we've been there, so it wasn't just this one time. So many things they could do to make this place remarkable...and I always hope they will. But they don't. So we will stick with Piatti in our neighborhood.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 9, 2017

We came after reading some hit or miss reviews, deciding to give it a try. The restaurant inside is beautifully done and much larger than you might think from the outside. We were a party of five and were surprised that we had no trouble getting a table - the place was almost empty on a Sunday night. The hostess seating us was very friendly and attentive. Several of us ordered dishes with salmon, all consistently dry - that is a disappointment. Others got pizzas - the crust was nice and charred on the edges (in a really great way that wood firing creates) but the finely crumbled sausage was for some reason strangely all piled in the middle of the pizza. I'm not sure if this is the way it is intended, or if was just distracted pizza compiling. At any rate, this was no big deal to me, but my hubby was not happy as it was his pizza. The wait staff was also oddly ambivalent- very strange energy coming from the waiter and support staff filing water glasses - extremely bored is how I would describe it. In and of itself, not a deal breaker but does not make me enthusiastic to come back when you feel as if the waiter is doing you a favor, even if not openly rude. I would stop in for a drink in the bar as the ambiance is very nice. As for food - in general, not terrible (if you can forgive dry salmon) but for the price we will go elsewhere next time. Too bad, as it is so close to our home!

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great food and a friendly, attentive staff.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Always Good! We go often and the food is consistently delicious and the staff is attentive.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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