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About Panzano

“Chi mangia bene, vive bene" (Those that eat well, live well)



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.

909 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Champa St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 296-3525

Website:
http://www.panzano-denver.com/

Catering:
Panzano boasts several large spaces for events and offers on and off-site catering for groups of 20 or more.

Parking Details:
Panzano offers $8 valet parking for up to 5 hours. It is located at the Hotel Monaco on Champa Street between 17th St. and 18th St.

Public Transit:
We are located just 3 blocks from the RTD Light Rail lines D, H and F

Executive Chef:
Patrick Kelly

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have space for your next event, private rooms for groups from 10 to 150 people. Please see our Private Dining Page for more information!

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Details
Sun 4:30PM - 5:00PM

Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 10:00PM - 11:00PM

Private Dining

We offer 6 private rooms that can accommodate groups of 5 guests to 250 guests.

Panzano Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (47)
Special Occasion (46)
Fit for Foodies (45)
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Creative Cuisine (41)
Business Meals (37)
Notable Wine List (32)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Pre/post Theatre (29)
Authentic (24)
Romantic (23)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Local Ingredients (18)
Happy Hour (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Tasting Menu (13)
Cozy (12)
Fun (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Healthy (9)
Casual (7)
Hot Spot (7)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Organic (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

My boyfriend and I are from Jersey and we are very picky when it comes to Italian food. Especially since we have moved to CO we have had a hard time finding truly delicious Italian cuisine. Panzanos is AMAZING! We loved every minute of our meal. Their bread is made in house from organic ingredients. The bruschetta was to die for ( best I have ever had). I got the bucatini for dinner and every bite was delicious. They make their pasta in house from scratch and you can tell! My boyfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary and Panzanos was the best place for it. I also unfortunetly cannot remember our waiters name. But he was from New York. He was amazing and helped us have a very enjoyable dinner. I would highly reccomend this place!

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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

Great awards and reviews, mostly 2 years back but still applicable. Service was truly outstanding in pacing, availability and professional friendliness. Small nit-pick with busters though: while I was still having my soup appetizer (great), my companion was done with hers and they took the dish away. Used to be that tables were cleared at the same time especially if the same item was still being consumed mere inches away. That, unfortunately, is not unique to Panzano but they want to play with the top in town - and charge like it with small portions - then my expectations are different than a lower price-point place. Wonderful homemade breads and each dish was great albeit portions on the small side, especially for the cost. Still, the good far outweighs the minor negative points.

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·Dined 2 days ago

The Panzano eggs benedict were the most delicious food that has ever crossed my lips! The food is outstanding in general!! Highly recommend it. Still working on those fifty words

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

We were celebrating my wife’s 40th birthday and went to Panzano for dessert. Very disappointed. Had the feeling that they just wanted to hurry us through our dessert and get us out the door. My wife opened her presents at the restaurant and not one member of the staff acknowledge that it was her birthday (even though one of her gifts actually read Happy 40th birthday). Fortunately we had a wonderful dinner at Avelina so that made up for the disappointment at Panzano.

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

I chose Panzano for my birthday dinner, and everything there helped to make it a special occasion. My wife and I will certainly be back. We both ordered cioppino, and it was the best we've ever eaten. This is a superb restaurant.

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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

Never failing to satisfy, I choose Panzano frequently when I am hosting a business lunch or just as a place to enjoy good food. I know I can count on good service, a consistently delicious menu and a good environment. Count on my business for years to come!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Very disappointing. Took co-workers in-town from DC & Chicago. The food temperature was cold on the salmon. The meat was tough and difficult to chew. The only high point was the wine. Quality not near worth the price.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very friendly and welcoming

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had appetizers and drinks in the bar area to watch Parade of Lights which was perfect! Later we had dinner in Panzanno's, it's been a few years since we've been here. Everything was excellent! From the service, smiles, sense of humor, food-the waitstaff was superb and made our experience all the better!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, People Watching
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Panzano is still a nice place for breakfast or dinner, but the menu seems to have been greatly abbreviated. I especially miss the ricotta pancakes for breakfast and the happy hour menu is a shadow of what it used to be. Bring back the breadth and I'll be back as a regular.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our second visit, and even better than the first. Great service, amazing food. Everything perfect.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Menu is interesting and food tasty. Enjoyed the evening with friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

We had a most wonderful time, as always. As regulars, we can always count on good food, good service and high regard for our timing for the theater.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This used to be a reliable favorite, but the quality of the food has diminished.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Always a good place to eat for special occasions otherwise s but pricey for lunch

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We were greeted politely, the appetizers we saw going by looked tempting. The menu is filled with interesting options. The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced. But, our waiter veered between inattentive and much too personal. His service was mediocre. He was not knowledgeable about the wines or menu, poured wine for only some of our party, and did not check after the food was served to see if all was well. When he did appear, he inserted himself in our table conversation several times, not to ask about the food, but to socialize. Having had very professional servers at other area restaurants and diners, we were disappointed. But, the food and wine were great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Only in town for a few days, researched top rated restaurants in Denver and chose Panzano. Soooo glad we did!! Food was exceptional, waitstaff were all attentive yet gave you time to enjoy each course. Excellent!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fabulous evening. Our waiter, Brian, made it a terrific experience! We will return! Often! Thank you.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Greeted warmly and seated immediately even though 15 minutes early for reservation. Our waiter (nicknamed Papa) was incredibly friendly, prompt, professional and engaging. We were dining before attending a play and he made sure we stayed on time. Unasked, brought a delicious birthday dessert to the table. The meal was wonderfully prepared...one of the best dining experiences we've ever had in the Denver area and I've lived here a long time. Highly recommend Panzano.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

This restaurant is nothing short of spectacular. The food is incredible and the ambiance is friendly. Service is impeccable! I've enjoyed Panzano for years and it never disappoints.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always excellent food. Potato Leek soup very good. Portions perfect. Italian comfort food.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was really delicious, though somewhat expensive. We may have gone overboard with drinks and dessert. Overall the staff was really friendly and attentive and the ambiance was romantic and cozy. It was truly worth every penny. There are a lot of places to check out downtown but this one was in a great spot for a pre-theater date, with close walking distance to the convention center, etc. Plenty of nearby parking on a Friday night, as its outside the busier part of downtown. Highly recommend!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Fantastic meal and service! They also had a large gluten free menu and the wait staff was very knowledgeable.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

service was slower than usual when we go there. took along time to get our appetizers and orders going...

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I was a little nervous about the menu, a little too ‘creative’ for me, I’m not adventurous, but my friend is and I let her choose the restaurant since she was visiting from out of town. Luckily, the special was right up my alley. Filet and Yukon Gold potatoes. There were also mustard greens which I was excited to try, but they were really salty or something and I decided to stick to the steak and potatoes.

The steak was honestly the best I’ve EVER had, ANYWHERE! It had some sort of hard, crispy glaze on it that sealed the juices in and tasted delicious AND there was a giant pat of herbed butter on top that slowly melted down the steak. It was heavenly! And cooked perfectly and was nice and thick. I ate every bit along with the potatoes and was perfectly full. Didn’t need the mustard greens anyway.

The staff were all very friendly, knowledgeable and were there when we wanted them, not there when we didn’t. The Hotel Monoco looked like a lovely place to stay as well.

Overall, a great choice for my first dinner in downtown Denver in many years.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This place was wonderful for a quiet dinner. The gluten free options are amazing, with great care for my friend. The non-alcoholic drinks were divine. Option for 1/2 order of pasta was great. Our server was attentive and generous. Can't thank her enough for leaving us alone but being there exactly when needed. All the staff was great - super team. We'll be back to sit at the chef's table next time. Definitely a go-to place in Denver. Only thing that would improve is to import some of the awesome non-alcoholic wines available in Europe.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We are HUGE Panzano fans, often referring many friends and visitors new to Denver to dine here. But on Nov 11th they fell short. There was an issue with the staff as we ordered a dish for a 2nd time. We asked if meat was in the dish when remade and the answer was a emphatic "no meat". However there was meat and a 3rd different dish was made. This one was a simple spinach omelet but there was so much oil on it that it could not be finished. Def felt like they were either off their game or a new kitchen staff was on that day. We will go back but the review today did not deserve a full set of outstanding or very good ratings.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing food!! Great wine ! I’m from Texas and they even made a great Margarita!!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I was expecting amazing given all of the good reviews. Very disappointing. Ordered the chiopino. Hardly any seafood, very small portions. Waiter was very good, seated in the way back, very bright. Poor value for the money. There are many better places in town.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Ambiance is cozy, service was great. A table nearby was noisey, otherwise would have been a great time there. Food was tasty.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent service. Our food was a little delayed, but they brought us a complimentary small plate to eat while we waited.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

You know there's a problem when a mushroom omelet arrives and I have to use a knife to cut it!! Four of us there for brunch -- in addition to the severely overcooked omelet, my husband's dish, a strata, arrived as a soupy mess. Restaurants need to learn that they CANNOT put dishes under the heat lamps for long periods of time, which is my guess as to how we ended up with such terrible meals. Not sure Panzano gets my business for brunch again...

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was incredible! I wasn't thrilled with my meal, but I am not one to complain. When I didn't gush over it, the server was like.. "say no more! I want you to be in love with your meal" and brought me something different. Espresso martini was divine, the Tiramasu was good, and the bolognese was fantastic. It was a great atmosphere for me, my hubby, and a friend to just talk and enjoy. Also, they didn't try to upsell us like some other fancy restaurants, which is nice since it's already like $30 a plate.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Went here on a date and everything about this place is excellent!

Service was friendly. The waiter asked if we had to be out by a certain time for anything like a movie/play/etc.

Food was delicious! The absolute best bruschetta I’ve ever had. My first time having lamb in a ravioli, but it was good. All the pasta is made fresh daily. Really good tiramisu, too!

Price might be a tad expensive depending on what you’re used to, but you definitely get what you pay for.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

By far the most disappointing meal we had on our one week trip (also happened to be the most expensive). Food was mediocre at best as was the wine list. Not even the bread was good. Food came out extremely fast and was luke warm (suggesting it was prepared long in advance). Got the impression they just wanted to change the table over as fast as possible. Not a place I would ever go back to.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great meal, great service, wonderful atmosphere for a fun evening chatting with old friends. They even share the recipe for the fabulous brussels sprouts! Can't go wrong here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The caprese salad with fresh buratta mozzarella was outstanding!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Wonderful service with exceptional food. I used the Gluten Free menu and enjoyed a nice pasta for once! I was most amazed by the offering of Gluten Free foccacia.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great brunch menu, lovely staff. Beautiful space and an easy walk from 16th.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Second time to Panzano. Food is often creative and niche Italian. Some items are big city restaurant average though, e.g., the Tiramisu. Service was relaxed, attentive, explanatory. The seating is awkward and standard with not insignificant noise. Wine list was the best; superb!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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