Panzano

4.6
5365 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5365 people are saying
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SofiaG
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was good, but the food was very spicy.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service! The cheese plate came with exactly one kind of cheese though...but lots of pickled veggies.

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vipPameladrix
London
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They forget to make our entrees and had to rush the order. The server actually tried to take our desserts before we even got our food. They had to rush our meal in the kitchen. My husbands pizza was undercooked. I’m shocked as this place is usually really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our waiter was the BEST!

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Bunny
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal & service! Ambiance was a bit weird due to Covid spacing of tables. Our server was professional - great experience!

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shosha
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food! Straight forward , well executed We enjoyed the steak special.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian is one of the greatest servers and the manager I believe his name was Max values people as well. Thank you Kristine for the great service to.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Denver and Panzano was listed as a top restaurant destination downtown. We got reservations on Valentines night. OMG, this place was so good. The Bolognese pasta, salmon and prime Filet mignon were all probably the best we had ever had. Such a magical night. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The experience was wonderful for the most part, but I felt a little neglected by our server after he got tables that seemed to be spending more money than us. It was our first time in, and the food was phenomenal, but we had drinks before dinner and did not order cocktails nor 4 courses. We did however still order nonalcoholic beverages and 3 courses. A few tables next to us came in with fur coats and appeared to be very ritzy. The difference in conversation, menu suggestions, and overall treatment seemed dependent on social status, which was uncomfortable. We saw our server few and far times in between after he got ritzier tables. It’s not a big deal, but it was still $130 meal for us, and made me feel like it wasn’t enough for equal treatment from the wait staff. Regardless, I do believe that we will be back, but it should be of note.

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QueenJan56
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the brussel sprouts appetizer and it was delicious as was the salmon. It was my sons birthday and the waiter brought out a rum cake and he LOVED it! We would definately go back next time we're in the area

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MarkS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for our 25th anniversary and were very pleased. We both had the steak and it was very very good. The Brussels sprouts were the best we’ve ever had. Brian gave great service. We’ll be going back as soon as we can

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EllenK
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, forever one of my favorite places. All the servers are always friendly and give great recommendations, and the food is the best Italian I've had in Denver. Worth the cost!

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MaddyB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first Italian place we've been to in Denver and it did not disappoint! The brussel sprouts app, the fig/prosciutto pizza, and the bolognese pasta were all delicious! Our waiter Chris was great. Will definitely recommend to others and will be back

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vipSally
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorites! The food, drinks & wine are excellent. Service is terrific! They tend to spoil us! If you like watching what's going on outside, request a booth. There aren't many, but it can be entertaining!

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vipLaurenM
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great - a member of our group was a little rowdy, but the rest of us had a great time.

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AmyDub
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Panzano's for the first time this past weekend. We both agreed that it was the best pizza we have ever eaten! So light and fresh. The food/drinks are a bit pricey, which is our only complaint. But, if we are in the Denver area again, we would still go for the pizza!

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NicB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was really slow. Not sure if it’s just everything going on but definitely kg

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GinnyV
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Chris was great! Everyone there was very friendly. Only complaint we had was not being able to have some bread but it was COVID related so no one's fault.

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vipTallguy
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reduced menu due to COVID-19. Will have to go back!

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biancac
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Brussels sprouts, calamari and salmon. Amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great!! Service was amazing!

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vipStevenL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite Italian restaurant downtown Denver. Look forward to time when full operations of the restaurant are available after COvVID restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and excellent service.

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TimmyGDenver
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

was seated well in the back of the restaurant which at first I did not want but came to enjoy the seclusion. Starting with the Brussel Sprouts and two good old-fashioneds, one for me and one for my partner. Delicious. The apple was a great touch. We split two entrees, the shrimp scampi was very good, although not a traditional by-the-book scampi. Would order again. The wild boar bolognese was my favorite. Rich, moist yet not overwhelming. Overall, a good night out, good food, and service. Support local, buy downtown (and other places, too)

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vipAnthonyD
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food not good at all, steak was more like a roast, asked for sauce and still waiting for sauce. Only 3 Italian dishes on the menu so how is it an Italian restaurant. Plus after making a reservation why tell us you have this amount of time to eat.

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KelsieP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gluten free options even with a limited menu. Server was knowledgeable about wine pairings. Good food and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

My group of 4 went here for my birthday dinner on a Saturday night and let me tell you, biggest mistake ever! The server acted as if he had something better to be doing other than making money and providing good service to paying patrons. He messed up my drink order by not bringing the sample I asked for despite bringing everyone else’s drink orders. I again asked about my sample. He came back but with a full glass, despite me asking for a sample twice. He finally got it right and bought me the sample. The menu was extremely limited!! They literally had 3 pastas. It was not good and it was just shrimp scampi. I ended up sending mine back, and literally got red sauce with noodles. A $28 dollar kids meal basically. People in my group asked the manager of the restaurant what they do for birthdays and he responded, “nothing now due to Covid”. I get it, Covid has changed everything but you’re literally not even going to try and do something for a table that spent close to $300. Speaking of our tab, the manager said he would take off the shrimp scampi which he didn’t. He just discounted $10 which mathematically didn’t make sense. We were visiting Denver and plan to come back. But this place won’t be on the itinerary! Oh the bristles sprouts and calamari were good but that’s about it. They have free bread according to Yelp but we don’t get anything? Wonder why that is. Hmmm. Perhaps because we are young and they don’t think we have the money to spend!? Who knows! But the waiter missed out on a good tip

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vipFood4snobbie
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner here. Started with 3 different appetizers, the brussel sprouts, charcuterie board and calamari. Every one of them were delicious and they came out really fast, before we even put in our dinner order. Husband and I split the ceasar salad and pasta bolognese, they were both very good.
Our server was very attentive, wish I could recall his name. He seemed very outgoing and fun to be around.
We were very glad we made the decision to dine here, will definitely be back in the near future.
Table spacing was great!

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JosephN
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Return to the restaurant after 9 years.

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HillaryC
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, easy parking... we will return . I had the ceasar salad that is grilled and fabulous. I also had the ravioli that was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian in Denver. Staff and service are the best I’ve experienced in a long time.

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Rockiesfan
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had not been in awhile and was very pleased. Service and food were great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, papa our server was fantastic! Food and service was outstanding

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Leche
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Delicious Italian food. Covid-19 dining in effect, which is appropriate at this time. This a great choice for fine Italian dining in Denver. My personal favorite. Under normal circumstances, Panzanos is a vibrant and lively place to dine.

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KathyR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Although we have had great experiences here in the past, our most recent dinner was unfortunately not good. We were celebrating our anniversary and picked Panzano because of their great selection of gluten free options and previous amazing dinners. This time, as soon as we were seated, the host/manager said that they were fully booked so we could only have the table for an hour and half. Not a great or welcoming start but ok, I get it, COVID limits them. We order our wine, and waited 20 minutes before the waiter came back to tell us they were having trouble finding it and did we want to order dinner? We did, and our salads came up before they FINALLY brought our wine. We wanted a leisurely time enjoying some wine before dinner. No apologies. The menu is severely limited so many of our favorites (including bread!) weren't available. Should have let us know when we made our reservations. Finally, wanted to order after dinner drinks and were told we needed to take them into the lobby because...TIMES UP! Felt rushed and unwelcome. Definitely would not go back for any special occasions since they didn't seem to want to make it special for us.

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vipgrit
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was good as usual. Service good as usual
But the menu was greatly reduced, only 3 pasta dishes, only 3 entree dishes, only one dessert.
Head chef wore his face mask around only his throat, not over his mouth, not over his nose, no Covid prevention at all while he prepared the food. Watched him for 1.5 hours, never raised his mask over his mouth or nose. Sorry we would like to support Pantano but we won't be back til Covid is over

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vipStanS
Oklahoma City
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambiance. Pasta was great and the Brussel sprouts are a must have. But Scallops were a little overdone and were too, over the top, spicy.

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vipanthonyc
Tucson
17 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
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