Panzano

4.6
5343 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 5343 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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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
10 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
32 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
1 review
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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Right portion size. Beautiful restaurant.

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vipannec
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Panzano never disappoints! Consistently delicious food and stellar service from the legendary Brian has made this the traditional place to meet my son for dinner each time I visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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DonY
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Limited menu options

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service are always top notch

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caseyk
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 10yr anniversary was made perfect going to pazanos! I literally held back tears! And the food was the best!🥰🥰 overall we will never forget how amazing the staff and food were!

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Lion
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creative menu with attention to detail! Excellent Brussell Sprouts done in a fantastic new combination of flavors. Service was outstanding!

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JohnH
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Medium well thick fillet was the best! Brussel sprouts were so good. I will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The food wasn’t good. It has good wine menu

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vipDouglasJ
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Panzano's has always been one of Denver's finest Italian restaurants with an active bar and delicious service. In close proximities to several of Denver's great, boutique hotels, it was a sure "go-to." Then came COVID and I got worried for these great little places that are so dependent on travel, tourism and the Central Business District. I'm glad to report that the food is as good as ever. And the staff is really, really working hard to take care of those of us venturing out in masks to support our local restaurants. The menu is a little more limited, but the execution of their selections is superb. Don't forget these gems and help bring back some of our best. -d.

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ChristaE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and the staff did a great job with the COVID rules

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vipMaddiP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I thought in general the food was good and the service was great. The disappointing part was the timing of the overall dinner. We had ordered an appetizer and cocktails to start off but our entrees came out basically the same time as our appetizer and even before our cocktails were even served so we had everything we ordered all at the same time.

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DebiD
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Limited menu maybe due to COVID. $40 for scallops is reasonable.

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RondoCPA
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

No bread in the house. We were told since they don't have a baker just now they don't serve bread but you would think they would bring some in to fill the gap.

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DanielC
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Socially-distanced seating. Very large portions. Very well-prepared items. Thoroughly enjoyable overall.

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Cbuskid1
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant atmosphere set within a contemporary take on Italian cuisine.

Precautions for COVID-19 were closely followed throughout the dining experience. Enjoyed the decor and the setting design.

Server was knowledgeable and shared great recommendations, aside from the main entree. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the calamari misto as well as the grilled Caesar salad. The Bolognese was decidedly average and didn’t stand out as anything special, unfortunately. The pasta was cooked to al dente perfection and deserved an honorable mention. Missed the mark on this one dish but otherwise an excellent experience.

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A little overpriced but a great place for a date. Was not bothered by limited menu whatsoever.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was very fancy and the food was amazing! and the service was great. and there was no waiting a long period of time for food!

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Josh
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brian was amazing and took care of us very well, everything was well served and any questions we had were answered and above expectations. I highly recommend eating here and do plan on going back.

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JamesL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very understanding and flexible server, willing to mix up some options for someone with a gluten issue. VERY tasty food!

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Janet
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We absolutely love the broccoli appetizer, so that is why we came again. We had a delicious meal of scallops and steak, but wish that we had more options for entry, the lamb last time we came was outstanding. Totally understand with Covid though.

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MileHighJoe
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Panzano is a long-standing fave of mine and even though they were late to reopen, they’re working with a skeleton staff and menu. I’ll give them another chance after all this virus madness is behind us, if they survive that long.

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vipSTLfoodie
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super yummy, wonderful service. Splendid!

FAQs

Panzano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 296-3525.

Panzano is rated 4.6 stars by 5343 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.