Locanda Del Borgo

4.2
1430 reviews
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Italian
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.
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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Was surprised by the food . . . We ordered pasta and it was tuff and hardly any sauce!! The brussel sprouts were mediocre and the fish wasgood.

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BB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We have dined many times at Locanda Del Borgo and have in the past had unfailingly good experiences. During this mother's day dinner however this standby did not live up to its potential, particularly regarding service. We arrived at 7:30 and the restaurant was not busy at all (and blissfully quiet). We sat for ten minutes without acknowledgement from waitstaff until I complained to the hostess. After that our waitress appeared quickly and did take our orders.
Unfortunately the staging then left something to be desired. Appetizers appeared before cocktails, although the glass of wine which my wife ordered preceded all other food and drink. The Manhattans, when they arrived, were excellent but oddly missing the normal cherry (my usual dessert).
The food, as usual, was quite good. Lentil soup had a rich and meaty broth, needing only a shake of salt to bring out its flavor. A pizza caprese was delicious, as was my pasta puttanesca with ahi tuna.
We will certainly return another night, but I doubt that we'd persist if the details of service are not attended to more carefully.

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DI
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is excellent - meals are served hot and you know the food was prepared with quality ingredients.

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C
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

This used to be great. Unfortunately the front of house manager gave us a waiter who had just seated an 11 top. We waited 20 min to even be greeted by our waiter and another 15 to get a glass of wine. Eventually we ordered food to go and left. Food was meh. Really poor front of house management. Not in a hurry to go back.
Had the special Puttanesca with Ahi which in this case was basic tomato sauce with a few olives and few chunks of tuna. Not exactly the fresh, bright, tomato dish I was expecting. Bland and boring. Pity.

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RH
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

It has been a couple years since I have visit this restaurant. That is despite the fact that it is our neighborhood restaurant. Sadly not much has changed. The menu is the same, the service is still bad, the room overcrowded, the owner can’t be bothered to move from his ‘perch’ and worse, it is massively over priced. Yep, it will be a few more years before I go back.

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SB
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were great, we found it a bit noisy as several groups were enjoying themselves.

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SZ
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the special of roasted salmon, shrimp, calamari and another fish I can’t remember the name of, plus charred asparagus and potatoes, and it was AMAZING. Best restaurant meal I’ve had in a long time.

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Family dinner with grandparents.

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LW
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very crowded and very loud. Service was friendly, but slow. We were there on a Friday night. I want to go back on a weekday evening to give it another chance when it’s less crowded.

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G
Denver
111 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Such a lovely venue. Our Waitress was absolutely delightful. She was so patient with my father who had many many questions. She timed our meal so that it was not rushed but also didn’t feel that we were being neglected. Their wine list is quite lovely as well. We always enjoy dining there. Note, however, if one would like a more quiet dining experience one should come after at least 730.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always have a good experience here and enjoy the food. It’s family friendly too.

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L
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Branzino improperly deboned. Presented as mush on a plate. Unappetizing and tasteless.

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p
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food - as usual! Excellent service!

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

We come to Locanda Del Borgo OFTEN. We have never been disappointed. We had a res. for 6:15 and arrived early and were seated. We ordered wine and didn't get it for 20 minutes. We were asked if we'd like bread and it look a reminder 20 minutes later. We were not served our dinners until 7:45 which had been sitting for a while and were all mediocre at best. We received more bread after our meals long after our meals were finished. Not once were we asked if we'd like more wine, dessert? I felt like perhaps our server was new and the restaurant was way understaffed and servers harried. A very poor experience.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was difficult getting a reservation on line, had to try at least four times but it was well worth the effort. Had a great evening with delicious food and great service.

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B
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a chef-quality cook friend from out of town to this neighborhood place and she was astounded by the food! Crostini is fantastic. A delightful experience.

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CC
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and customer service are great. We were not rushed and actually took a long time for a lunch. I will definitely go back again.

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RR
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The basics were fine, pasta and salad and wine and dessert, but the two main dishes, pork chop and fish special were mediocre. The fish was “deboned”by our server who had no idea what she was doing and mangled the meal, and the substitute to mashed potatoes was merely a bit more broccoli without anything else for my chop: average and adequate, but not good value. Nice people and a very. Ice ambiance, but disappointing for the main meal and service.

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r
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

loved coming back after not having gone to this restaurant in a few years.
Still charming / cosy and just right for conversation and a great meal.
I would love to see some better sparkling wines by the glass offered.
all in all a great night.
Thanks !

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EG
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

To start the cocktails were delish and quiet the healthy pour I was very happy about the price value! The Alla Bolognese is to die for, I feel like I was closing my eyes in between bites to savor the flavor! And to finish off with the tiramisu was the best choice of the night!

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R
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We found the ambience very inviting. Surprisingly, the sound level, although not a busy night, allowed for comfortable table conversation. Our server was efficient and pleasant. We look forward to our next dinner served on the patio. I've already recommended the excellent food to a friend.

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P
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our most recent dinner at Locanda Del Borgo was great. The past few dinners had been a bit spotty but this most recent visit was back on par with what we have come to expect. We both had different dinner specials (fish and risotto) and both were outstanding. Based on this experience, we will be back.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were 5 ppl. Crammed into a table for 4 . We had a reservation so it wasn’t like they didn’t know how many we were. Food was very good.

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Z
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We have been patrons since it opened but tonight was our last night. The service was terrible!

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F
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were very early so the noise level very nice. Good wait service, too. Excellent food as well

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J
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Locanda Del Borgo consistently serves good food in a reasonably quite restaurant, usually with good service. It is not inexpensive; for two people, you will not get out for under $60. There is sometimes an issue with the person at the front who seats customers. She will sometimes try to seat a customer at the least desirable table (near a door or pathway), rather than at a requested location. On our last visit, we requested one of the four tables by the kitchen and were told that they were reserved and therefore unavailable. When we finished our meal an hour later, all four of those tables were still unoccupied.

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DD
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Locanda del Borgo consistently serves authentic, lovely, delicious Italian food that is reasonably priced and never disappoints. This is a great place for a casual evening and anyone can find something tasty to please their culinary desires. The service is sometimes inconsistent and parking can be a bit challenging, but the food is worth any even remotely average of anything else. This is a repeater every time.

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m
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place. Have spent many special occasions here. My favorite.
Though I do find the table for 2, too small and close together, I still love the ambiance and wonderful food <3

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DL
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We've eaten at Locanda many times. This time I definitely noticed a definite slip in the level of service, even though it was somewhat later and the evening rush was over. Once again, the odor of smoky cooking smells was very strong, to the point where it was unpleasant. Surely this situation can be fixed with a larger and stronger kitchen fan.

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N
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a delightful surprise. We selected it for its location; close to a theater. Both the food and service were excellent. Two of us had lasagne; their report was excellent. One had daily special, also excellent. And, I had veal piccata and it too was excellent and I am very picky when it comes to veal piccata. And, we liked the ambience, casual and neighborhood.

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c
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The wood burning aroma took us immediately back to Italy! Food is dependably good. Waitstaff very friendly and attentive.

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LS
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were great. Only downside is you absorb all the kitchen smells from the wood burning oven so clothes and hair smell unpleasant when you get home.

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CS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

If you have any food allergies, I do not recommend this restaurant. Despite putting a note in my reservation about my allergies and discussing them last night with the waitress, I am having a severe gluten and dairy reaction this morning. The waitress did not seem to understand the seriousness of my allergies.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

We were seated at 7:00 on Valentine's Day. Our first 3 wine choices were not available, and several choices on the menu were also unavailable. I ordered a 2nd glass of wine, which did not arrive until we had finished our entrees, so I canceled the order. When our bill arrived, we were charged for the canceled glass of wine. While our waiter was pleasant, the evening was a disappointment.

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C
Denver
81 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We always enjoy dining here. First time for Valentine's day. I had the Branzino, which I've ordered many times and loved, but this time was the exception. Either the fish was overdone or our server didn't have enough experience with de-boning a fish tableside. I was presented with a fish that looked like it had already been eaten. The filleted branzino still had many bones in it. I was disappointed. My husband's steak came out perfectly. He was very satisfied with his meal.

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DG
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This restaurant is the restaurant that I love. But it wasn’t as good as usual?

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n
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We absolutely LOVE Locanda Del Borgo! The food was delicious last night - so happy it was a full/open menu (no preset V-Day menu). Our waiter (sure wish I got his name) was FANTASTIC - lovely young man, who was happy to be there "serving" us.

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EP
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

They were closed and we we never told!!
Eileen Pappas

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F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum on all levels!!! The pizza, the eggplant Parmesan and the ravioli!!!

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OT
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic establishment-

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