Locanda Del Borgo

4.5
1373 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Closed Monday
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(303) 388-0282
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Giancarlo Macchiarella
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Holly
Additional
Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 1373 People Are Saying
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OT
Denver
18 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As usual the meal was great. Salad was unusually small. But the rest of the meal was wonderful

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BD
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful neighborhood place with delicious food and moderate price. Our waiter Levi was very attentive and knowledgable about the menu. It was our 45th anniversary dinner and it couldn't have been better. Thank you for continually great food.

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DM
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

The ricotta gnocchi was not very good. It should be soft pillows of flour and cheese, but whoever made these used too much ricotta and they came out like cold lumps of cheese. Somebody really goofed!

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LB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good food with fair pricing
Above average wine list
Knowledgeable wait staff
Would recommend to others for a fun evening

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CS
Denver
72 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

My husband and I had a 5:30 Friday night reservation. Our server rushed us so much that we were home by 6:30. Really inappropriate rushing. The restaurant was not busy btw.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was extremely salty...both the fritto misto appetizer and the orecchiette and sausage main.

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g
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, attentive service, in the neighborhood, comfortable and overall pleasant.

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e
Washington DC
189 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My linguine with clams had a meager amount of clams with a corresponding meager amount of pasta.

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DI
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really nice, local Italian restaurant with an authentic feel. Food and service were good but the atmosphere is a little antiseptic and chilly...mostly just the experience of high ceiling, tile floors and not much to 'warm up' the space. We enjoyed our meal and will definitely go back but it will be for the food as opposed to the experience.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Locanda del Borgo a handful of times and have never been disappointed. Whether it's a busy Saturday night or a more low key weeknight, the service is always exceptional, the food delicious, the menu both creative and comforting. I have yet to leave the restaurant wishing I'd gone elsewhere. I have entertained family and clients in the restaurant, it is a perfect venue for both.

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DL
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We have gone to Locanda del Borgo for many years now. However, the last few months, beginning last Summer, we've had a real Problem with the inordinate amount of cooking smoke in the restaurant. This is a most unpleasant situation, leaving one's clothes smelling afterwards.
Please work on improving your ventilation system so this problem disappears. Thank you.

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AK
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I hadn't been to this restaurant in a number of years - and was happy to see it was as good as I had remembered. It was very cozy on a cold night; the food was delicious; and the service perfect.... I'll definitely be back again.....

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LP
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Locanda is our go-to restaurant for dinner on most Fridays. Great menu with varieties of meals. Comfortable and cozy, we are always well taken care of.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

The food was marginal at best. The prosciutto appetizer was ok, but definitely not the best prosciutto I’ve had. The homemade breadsticks were fantastic. The Bolognese was great as well. Also ordered the skirt steak and requested medium, but it came well done and flavorless. Probably won’t be back.

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j
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

If you love pasta but watch your carbs, try the whole wheat spaghetti. It’s delicious.

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CG
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Pasta dishes are delish. Avoid the veal scallopini.

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B
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server Levi knew exactly what drinks to serve us and made them beautifully.
Locanda always hires good servers, but Levi is exceptional. Thanks.

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S
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Usually one of my favs- consistent good quality food at a fair price and a comfortable welcoming atmosphere. This time, my dinner was horrible. I sent back the first time as it was barely warm and I should’ve sent back a second time as the meatballs were like rubber. I probably won’t order the spaghetti and meatballs again anytime soon and it will be awhile before I revisit this restaurant. Very disappointed and I let ownership and management know.

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F
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at this restaurant, we went with 2 other couples and my brother. It was awesome, the ambiance, the energy. The food was delicious!!! We loved everything we had, the paperdelle with the bolognese was outstanding and we ordered the risotto to pass around and that was delicious. We will definitely be going back!

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F
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was delicious and freshly made to order!

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OT
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, consistently good.

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FL
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm a first generation Italian and enjoy good (authentic) Italian food. The food at Locanda del Borgo is phenomenal, the service is excellent and the atmosphere is what you expect to find in a good restaurant. I'm already planning my next visit to Locanda del Borgo, there are many more entree's that I want to try.

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M
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was slow due to kitchen. Food was ok. Troy was a good waiter.

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S
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place in our neighborhood. Very consistent good food. Have been going there for several years now and also enjoy sister restaurant Café Mercado- especially in the summer as their outdoor seating area is quite nice. And, when Locanda is closed on Mondays Cafe Mercado is open!

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L
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and dining experience. The grilled seafood salad is a meal in and of itself plus it is delicious. I would go back for that salad alone even though the pasta and other dishes were great.

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S
Denver
50 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

5 people. Mixed food reviews. Branzino good. Spaghetti/clams too much red pepper. Seafood salad good. Risotto bland.
Although we were at back table, we all smelled like smoke from the grill when we left.

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f
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner very much. I ordered Branzino and it was cooked to perfection! The sides of roasted brussel sprouts and potatoes were great and the portions were extremely large. Our party of 6 was able to enjoy a great evening without loud music and the need to yell to be heard. I will say that the restaurant was not busy at all and it seemed strange to be in an almost empty restaurant on a Saturday night. We also felt that we were keeping the restaurant from closing as we were the only table left at 9:30 in the evening. I know that this is a neighborhood restaurant but that's super early to start closing.

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DL
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We've eaten at Locanda del Borgo many times. Though this time and the previous time, we were almost overwhelmed by the smoke in the restaurant. I asked them to open the door to the patio, which helped. However, my clothes smelled of smoke for hours. They need to fix their ventilating system and/or cook in a less smoky fashion. This is unacceptable and uncomfortable for the dining customers. Surely, the staff should understand this.
Otherwise, we had a tasty dinner.

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P
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. The patio was very near a busy street and quite noisy so conversation was sometimes difficult. Will select a table inside next time.

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JM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a reliable excellent restaurant. It is a hidden gem for luncheon meetings.

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C
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We lucked out as we caught the restaurant on a quieter day! With 3 of us and 2 with hearing issues, it was perfect. Our waiter was beyond excellent..very attentive, interesting, efficient and effective. It was a birthay and we had a wonderful time plus the food was excellent. This is one gem of a restaurant. A+

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RE
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Up to its usual standards. Everyone’s meal was first rate. There were eight of us and everyone found something just to there liking.

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LD
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is true neighborhood gem. Authentic Italian/Sicilian food, fresh ingredients, proper preparation and presentation. The bar is also excellent and friendly for craft cocktails and food service.

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TK
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I asked the waiter if I could get the Mussels and Clams in a white wine / garlic sauce in stead of the tomato sauce on the menu. The chief was very accommodating and made some of the best M&C I've ever tasted. Thanks to the kitchen and the wait staff for a very pleasant evening.

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MS
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places. The food is always terrific and service prompt and friendly. Would strongly recommend

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TG
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was dated. Except for the ravioli special that we had, all the other food including the bread was very lack luster and felt as if it had been contemporary over ten years ago. Our server was in the weeds even though there were empty tables. It's a nice space though. I would recommend an update to the food across the board except maybe the specials if they are truly created as specials.

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G
Denver
104 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place, but If you really want to have a conversation you need to go later. If you go before 730 you can be quite loud. The service is always lovely and the food has yet to disappoint.

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S
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

OK seemed like a cute little neighborhood spot I found on OpenTable and looked at the menu and it looked appealing. Upon arrival I noticed they had a full bar my dad loves a bloody Mary he said it was the worst bloody Mary he’s had to date! Our server was nice however not over enthusiastic about his job… We ordered the prosciutto with Burrata to begin, The prosciutto was cut a bit thick and was tough like dried out and the burrata was very watery...
My dad said the meatballs were tough but tasted OK (in the spaghetti and meatballs) the ‘fresh pasta’ was too chewy. I ordered the homemade tagliatelle with eggplant and mozzarella the sauce was good however the homemade noodles tasted so chewy I couldn’t eat them, it was as if they were under cooked and too thick. (more like a thin dumpling but longer.) My step mom had the halibut, again the sauce was tasty but the fish was clearly frozen for sometime. I wish I could give this place a better review it’s a cute neighborhood place

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food average. Pasta cold

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TA
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed this gem of a restaurant. Highly recommend.

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