Panzano

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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Award-winning Panzano offer the best in contemporary Northern Italian cuisine featuring local, organic, sustainable ingredients with uncompromising service and an award-winning wine list in a stylized urban setting inspired by the Italian streetscapes and terracotta tile roofs of Renaissance Florence.
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Panzano Sunday Supper

Featuring a different Italian favorite each week. Three-courses served family-style. Live violinist, Paula House, from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. First Sunday - Chicken Parmesan, Second Sunday - Veal Marsala, Third Sunday - Spaghetti & Meatballs, Fourth Sunday - Ricotta Tortellini, If We're Lucky Enough For A Fifth Sunday - Meat Lasagna.

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vipGinaMC
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al dente pasta, delicious sauce, flavorful sausage and lamb!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brussel Sprout appetizer was outstanding. Plenty to share with the table.

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BrownM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I was disappointed to find the happy hour prices were not available in the dining room. I found it over priced and not very good quality.

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vipbbally
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great time, wonderful service. This place is consistent with every aspect of culinary. From the service to the food quality to the plating ... it is all outstanding.

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vipMaria
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I’ve dined at Panzano before, but I’ve had better service and experience like this time. We’re celebrating our anniversary and no one seemed to notice or mention anything about it. Sorry to say it, but we won’t be back.

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coolkim
Jackson Hole
17 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

As a longstanding and loyal Panzano diner, this was the most disappointing meal I've ever experienced there. It was during "restaurant week", and quite busy. My wife and I were entertaining two guests from California, and had "bragged up" Panzano's as equal to any Italian restaurant in the Bay Area, where we've visited our guests' home many, many times.
Turns out the service was incredibly slow; at times we thought the server had actually forgotten about us. The food was a bit over room temperature by the time it got to our table, and the we all regrettably agreed the quality was just not up to snuff- - - perhaps because it was so busy. Still, no real excuse, and it was an expensive meal.

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TamaraB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had the restaurant week specials and they were DELICIOUS!! From appetizer to dessert, we were in absolute heaven. Service was great too - downgraded to a 4 because had to wait a bit for a glass of wine. I had never been but will definitely return AND recommend to friends. FABULOUS!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. Server was awesome. Brian did a outstanding job welcoming us as first time diners. Definitely go back.

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vipJami
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with gluten free options. The server was very knowledgeable!

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HRC818
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From check-in to being seated was a delightful conversation with the hostess. Our waiter was well versed and was enthusiastic about the specials of the day. The food was second to non, this if my favorite Italian restaurant in Denver and my favorite Date-Night with my wife restaurant in Denver.

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vipMonte
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always good, each time I visit.

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SandyC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful, amazing staff, Carlos is fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend to anyone who likes good Italian food. The bolognese is awesome.

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vipTheSportsVirus
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and wine! Definitely get the Burata and the Brussel Sprouts!

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Winnie
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food all around. Service was top notch. Will be back soon!

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vipSofiaL
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch, our server was outstanding. Super friendly, helpful and attentive to our needs. I ordered the special which was a risotto and poached egg, delicious. I've been there for happy hour and dinner and never been disappointed. Great place.

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vipRamboprincess
Denver
84 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent brunch. Very attentive, friendly staff.

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vipNancy
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Denver Restaurant Week, the DCPA Playwright Reading Summit and our night. We were seated immediately even though we were early. J, our server, welcomed us and asked if we would like something to drink. I ordered a Manhattan while my husband ordered Graffito. Very good. My husband ordered the Fritto Misto (fried calamari) and I ordered the Cavolini di Bruxelles (fried brussels sprouts) for the appetizers. Loved it. I ordered the Ricotta Ravioli which was beautiful, delicate and delicious while hubs had the Polpette di Maiale (pork belly meatballs on polenta) which he enjoyed and so did I.

While we were enjoying our meal, we were completely taken care of by the staff. I love how the staff would ask about an empty plate before removing it, asking if we needed anything and were we enjoying our meal. For dessert, I had the Nutella Tart which had a scoop of pistachio ice cream which was to die for and my husband had the Tiramisu which was done in a small bowl and it melted in your mouth. We enjoyed our coffees then and relaxed before heading back.

What a great way to check out a restaurant and to find out that we will be coming back. Thank you for a wonderful meal and evening.

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ThomasN
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We will definitely be back.

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WyoElk
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us had reservations for dinner last Friday. My friends were from CA, MT, WY and CO and we get together once or twice a year to relive the last 40 years of life. We can be loud and tough customers. Upon entering Panzano we were quickly greeted and told that our table was being set up. As we stood, an order of fried calamari went by and my Pizano friend said, they look and smell great. Next to come by was the Piatto Di Artigianale. I knew that was going to be an appetizer also. Once seated, we were greeted by our server Chris. She took one look at us and I think that she figured "oh boy". She told us that our primary server would be a young lady who was on her last evening of "training" and asked us to be "gentle". If we tossed our young server a "verbal punch", she would take it, smile and then deliver back an even greater punch. She was the champ. We spent 2+ hours eating, drinking, laughing and being loud. Our young server was outstanding, professional and gracious. Chris monitored our table and it was if we had our own private service. If you go, ask for Chris. She knows the business and the food and she will roll with the group. If you want formal, Chris can do that. If you are more "relaxed", she does that too. Each of us ordered a different dishes. Quality was outstanding and proportions were exactly correct for enjoying a full meal of Antipasti​, Zuppe E Insalate, Pasta or Secondi, Contorni and Dolci​. Actually, for our Dolci, the four of us split the Tiramisu and it satisfied us. For four old boys who do nothing but party, spend money like the drunken sailors we are and reminisce about 40 years of days gone by, Panzano could not have been a better setting. Perfect food, well made drinks, impeccable service and they put up with us and made us feel at home. I can not say enough positive things about Panzano. I wish that there was at least one negative so that maybe you'd believe me, but there wasn't. Thank you again, Chris.

Panzano
Responded on March 2, 2020

Oh wow! Thank you for the awesome review!! Come back soon.

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KevinO
New England
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch Italian with plenty of inclusive options.
Pricey but worth the treat.

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CaroleS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was wonderful... could not have been a better experience!

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vipMike
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was as good or better than we had in northern Italy last fall. The service was impeccable but not intrusive.

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LoriB
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was a great server!! The food was everything we’ve heard it was. Atmosphere was private and had good energy.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five for lunch. Three had pizza which was excellent. The special omelet was average. The pasta excellent. Capuchinno was divine. Efficient and friendly service. Great anbiance. I will return when I return to town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Unfortunately disappointed every time that I go...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. The brussel sprouts were amazing! The pasta was a little undercooked, but an all around great experience!

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MountainGoat
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Panzano is always a wonderful dining experience. We chose to go back for Valentines dinner. It was amazing.

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vippoppamark
Denver
52 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow- what a great dining experience! We used to be regular customers but the Denver area traffic has changed our regular locations. We were coming down on Valentine's Day for the Symphony and thought we'r revisit Panzano. Traffic was like L.A. and we had to call twice ( 1 1/4 hours from Lone Tree) but Hannah held our table for us . Then Jose, our server, recognized us even though it had been a couple of years! The next pleasant surprise was when the Chef made us some olive tampanade as it was no longer on the menu. Mac, the General Manager, stopped at our table and we had a delightful conversation about wine (new world vs. old and the Northwest vs. Napa). I thought we'd have to make a quick wine selection and wolf down a couple of small plates but Jose was so attentive, and the kitchen so sensitive to our time schedule, that we had a wonderful dining experience and still made the show!. The food was outstanding, as we remembered, but everyone's personal and attentive service made for a great experience. Thanks! Mark & Nancy

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

As we have been to Panzano about once a year for five years, we have not seen a decrease in the quality of the experience. It still remains high all the way around. The only concern is that we maybe weren't presented everything that was available to us. See my notes below.

That said, we did notice some changes since we were last there. For instance, there used to be a more electronic menu and now there is a paper menu. I don't know if that was confusing to some, but it was a change. We also didn't notice a wines by the bottle list. Maybe we just didn't ask for one, so it wasn't presented? Outside of that, the food and drinks were excellent.

My wife and I shared an appetizer of the fried brussels sprouts. We've had this a number of times over the years and are never disappointed. I had the Farro Con Giardino (Farro Risotto), which was very filling and my wife had the Braciola (Berkshire pork chop) We exchanged meals half way through so we could try out each other's main meal.

I do notice that the online bar menu is much more extensive that what we were presented. We did split and enjoy a flight of the Amari, but I notice that online they even claim to have Armagnac. I wish I had known!

Panzano
Responded on February 23, 2020

Hello, and thank you for your comments!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Panzano used to be one of my favorite restaurants. However, the service I received at my most recent visit was horrible. I intentionally came in early to enjoy their superb happy hour. We were seated in the dining area - five feet away from the lounge/bar area. The hostess gave us the happy hour menu and two regular menus. We had our items from the HH menu picked out and ready to order, when our waiter informed us that we were NOT allowed to order from the happy hour menu because we were seated in the dining room area. To clarify, I asked the waiter, "So you're telling me that if I get up and move 5 feet to the right and sit at that table right there, you'll serve me the happy hour menu, but not if I stay at this table right here?" He said that's right. I asked to see a manager. The manager comes by our table, and I point out how damn ridiculous this policy is, and he dismisses my complaint and says I can move over there if I want. So my friend and I get up and move to the lounge/bar area and proceed to order the happy hour... but then here's the kicker - Panzano then retroactively takes away my OpenTable points and says I was a "No Show" for the reservation!! I couldn't believe it. Not only is their happy hour policy completely devoid of logic, but they're scrooges too!
They have officially lost a longtime customer.

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MelissaM
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience at Panzano

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Jones
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was very good but markedly overpriced. The waiter was the worst part of the experience. He was condescending and a bit of a smart aleck- I expected greater professionalism.

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BodhiLives
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Panzano because it was snowing and we were guests at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco. We were blown away. Everything is excellent. The service is amazing, the food is imaginative while being true to Italian 'roots'. You can see the care that goes into every component of the meal. Even minor details like the pickled vegetables on the cheese tray are not overlooked. My wife and I have been back several times since and every time has been just as good.

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vipNewtocali630
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The Brussels sprouts are one of the best sprout dishes I’ve ever had. The arancini were a little salty and cheese heavy for my taste. Overall great experience.

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EricR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Only 1 issue, they delivered wrong appetizers to our table. Took 10 minutes to correct the issue. They were not that busy for Saturday night 7pm. There were open tables. Very accommodating when I had to add a guest, and get a bigger table for late arriving guest. I would absolutely recommend Panzano for a great dining experience.

Panzano
Responded on February 23, 2020

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Denverite
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from the time we stepped into the door. Love the scallops and Brussel sprouts

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johnthedon
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

This is a restaurant in a Kimpton hotel. Unfortunately the design and ambience are somewhat austere and functional, like the hotel (which we have stayed at in the past). The food is good and generally rich and certainly filling: scallops, lamb and wild mushroom pasta, and the deserts were all very good. The service was excellent. Would certainly recommend for a business dinner, but maybe less so for a romantic evening.

Panzano
Responded on February 23, 2020

Thank you for your comments and support!

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vipJlynnv
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants!

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ZayneH
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was SO delicious and the waitstaff incredibly attentive and knowledgable about food allergies. The gluten free bread is INCREDIBLE (seriously, I was texting everyone I knew about how good it was before I even finished the first piece), the gluten free pasta perfectly tender and in a delicious sauce, and the broccolini flawlessly cooked with a slight sweetness to balance its natural flavors. I highly recommend Panzano!

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