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  2. Distance: 0.87mi
  3. Distance: 1.18mi
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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (28)
Good for a Date (15)
Casual (14)
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Good for Anniversaries (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Authentic (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Romantic (3)
Healthy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Simply amazing Italian food done right. This is the best Italian restaurant in Denver by far.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

VERY disappointed! Always been a favorite. Ordered double cut pork chop and was served single cut with gravy! Bad wine too. Was told chef is using new distributer. I suggested he changes back or change menu. Manager said they'd gotten a lot of complaints. Ummm. What to do? Will try once more and hope they got the message.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We take our family here when they visit, we love it. Staff has good knowledge of wine and very professional. Food is always really good, our vegetarians are happy there. Great experience. The gelato is amazing.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

My husband and I like to go to Locanda Del Borgo and we always have a great meal and usually we meet someone that we know.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent experience. Food and service wonderful. Looking forward to returning and trying other things on the menu.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Locando is a favorite for a quick bite before an evening event.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always great

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Good food! Great service. Nice ambiance. Will return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always so good and just a real great neighborhood place to go. We will be back again and again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Classic Italian in a lovely neighborhood seeing. Good, small wine list. Always terrific specials.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

A hidden jem right in our neighborhood...didn't even know was here. Open fire grill...need I say more. Everything here in made here...a must try...you will return. Ask to sit in Taylor's section...she is one of the best servers we've had in some time.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our first time there. Wait staff was friendly, but not very knowledgeable about the food or drinks. Had to make several trips to find the answers to our questions. Felt the food was just par to similar restaurants and a bit overpriced for the portions. Also $4 for a luke warm cup of regular coffee with no offer of a refill is also overpriced.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Went to the restaurant, but it was closed for cleaning. No call indicating the closing. The manager suggested their sister restaurant, Cafe Mercato which was not far. It was delicious and had one if my favorite dishes from Sicily. Would definitely go back. Different menu from Locanda del Borgo but the same quality.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Actual, real, authentic (southern) Italian cuisine in CO! It does not get better than this. Had frito misto, lobster risotto (special) and cioppino. All the seafood was beautifully cooked. First time I’ve had cioppino and not been disappointed. Best Italian and seafood I’ve had in CO. You should go. (Dishes were a tad spicy.)

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Disappoints yet again. We've been here 3 times as a family. It seems that there is always some part of the evening that doesn't work out . Tonight was the final straw. We were a table of 6. The food took well over an hour to arrive. 2 of our party had reasonably-sized portions, 2 people barely had any food on their plates. The prices are really high for the portion size. It's too bad because the sauces for pasta are good and the pizza is good. The server was just ok tonight, in the past it's been sketchy. In the end, after 3 visits, there is always some part of the evening that makes you feel less than satisfied when you leave . I've moved this restaurant off my list. Too many other consistently good Italian restaurants in town that I'd rather go to than to return to this place. PS we've been to their sister restaurant in Lowry. Even more expensive. Not planning to return there either.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Loved it, will definitely go back!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Ventilation problem, it was dangerously smoky in the restaurant, they should never have seated us. The fire department came we were sitting towards to back, he said did they tell you to go out to the patio? No they didn't - he said the CO2 was dangerously high. We stood out there for about 15 minutes, the server was going to give us a bill, our food was still on the table. The owner was in the restaurant, he never came out and addressed the patrons. We said we didn't think we should have to pay our bill, but we did tip the server.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

After many, many great visits to Locanda I was disappointed Friday. I know 7:30 on a Friday is busy but our service was perfunctory and my dish (tagliatelle with shrimp) was very ho-hum and not hot. I had brought a friend and wanted to show her what a great neighborhood restaurant we have, and she said her dish was good.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

3 out of 4 dishes were really solid. My wife's Red Snapper special was terrible. She should have sent it back.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Super rushed tonight. Very odd. We’ve been dining there since its inception but did not see one familiar face.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My wife and I are regulars. The food, wine, and service are good, and the noise level is not bad. The restaurant overall is dependable.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We love this restaurant. The food and service are always strong. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: People Watching, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Let's say ... I'll go back

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Loud. Very loud. Had to yell across table. Beyond "energetic". Left hoarse!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 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 10, 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 10, 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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 8, 2017

This was a dinner prior to a concert. We let the waiter know and he did a nice job of getting everything done in time. The food was great. It all went according to plan.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great food. Enjoyed. Birthday celebration for a neighbor.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 7, 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 4, 2017

Food and service was fine. Would go back again

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 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 28, 2017

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

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 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 19, 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 14, 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 14, 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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