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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

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (53)
Special Occasion (52)
Fit for Foodies (48)
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Business Meals (43)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Notable Wine List (37)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Romantic (30)
Authentic (27)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Local Ingredients (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Cozy (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Fun (15)
Tasting Menu (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Casual (12)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Hot Spot (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Healthy (8)
People Watching (8)
Seasonal (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Organic (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tapas (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great atmosphere and food. Outstanding server with great ideas and input. This was our first visit and it was memorable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The scallops were sublime , and the service was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Went for my Love's Birthday. It was a last minute reservation but we were not treated that way. The cocktails, food selection and wine list were good from beginning to end. The food was amazing. Maybe my selection was the best choice. It is noisy but not to the extent of annoying. We will put this restaurant on our favorite list.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

I have always loved Panzano's but have moved away from Denver, so on my return was anxious to eat there again. I must say I loved the old interior and felt the new industrial look was cold and uninviting. The food was good as usual and the service excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Went before the theatre. It is an easy 3.2 block walk. The food was fabulous. Everyone was super. We were late getting there and told the waiter this and he made sure our food was out in -plenty of time.
Everyone LOVED their food.
I will be returning, this time earlier so I can really enjoy this place.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was amazing. Wine should have been kept chilled, but overall an absolute wonderful experience. We will definitely be back!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Waiter was somewhat passive-aggressive. Biggest issue was they went out for a smoke and came back and delivered our food which we all commented was definitely noticeable and unacceptable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

First time to this restaurant, as we are newer in town. It was delicious. Creative, tasty menu. Not inexpensive but we would come back. Every bite was very flavorful. Nice evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Staff was very efficient . Waiter friendly and attentive. Food was fantastic. Atmosphere upscale but not uninviting. One member of our party is gluten-free and Panzano has a pretty comprehensive gluten free menu.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Are used to live in Denver, and Panzano’s was one of my favorite restaurants. We were there on business, and we’re looking forward to a lovely meal at a favorite restaurant. The dinner was going very well, until we ordered dessert and hot tea. The TV arrived, and after 3 cups of hot tea, we were wondering where our dessert was. The waiter was nowhere to be found, but was noted to be waving at us from the dessert station. Once the desert arrived, I indicated to him that I thought he had been doing very well hope until that time. That was when he told me that he had waved to us from the dessert station. I suggested that he should have come to our table to advise us that there was some sort of problem with dessert. At that point he began to argue with me. Even though he said dessert would be comped, it was his attitude that spoiled the rest of the dinner. Unfortunately, I will not be as excited about returning to this restaurant as I have been in the past. The food, on the other hand was excellent!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Brussel sprouts are the best I have ever had. Service and food were excellent.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

EXCELLENT SERVICE! The drinks were fantastic, the food was incredible and the overall experience was amazing. The Brussel sprouts were to die for (and I'm not a huge fan of brussel sprouts so that's saying something). Wonderful drink options. Best Italian food I've had in Denver so far!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful professional service, tasty food . It was our friends birthday, restaurant gave her birthday card & complimentary dessert of her choice which was a very nice touch. We will definitely be back !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We thought the food was very pricey for the value and flavor. They have a good wine list. Our server was great. We both had upset stomach's about an hour after eating - this could have been due to the richness of the food - but it sucks to pay $160 for 2 people and not feel very good afterwards. They advertise a happy hour every day (including weekends) from 2-6pm but there was no happy hour so we paid top dollar for everything. It was not worth the money spent! We would not go back.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Panzano
909 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

What a delightful experience, everything a restaurant should be. Amazing food, great service, nice setting. Had the pumpkin Danish and panzano eggs Benedict, both were scrumptious. Coffee never empty which is a huge plus with me. The only upsetting part was that I was too full to finish my food and I was catching a flight right after and I couldn't take it with me, hah. One of my favorite places in Denver, I'll be returning my next trip! Delicious..delicous..delicious!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service was excellent. We had concert tickets and the waiter was sensitive to the time frame.
Food was excellent and varied

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

I was visiting from Chicago for my girlfriends birthday. She loves Italian food so i thought Panzano would be perfect. I was not disappointed. The food was amazing, the service was excellent and most importantly they made it a birthday to remember. If you like good Italian food look no further.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Go for happy hour - the food is very good & well priced

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Have gone here for years & loved it. Unfortunately our recent meal was a disappointment. Ordered Scallops for $37. Got 3 small. They were good but the meal was very skimpy for the price. Served on a big plate -they almist looked comical. One order of the 'little pillows' pasta. Another disappointment. They were dry & there was a minimal amount of sauce. Brought someone who was a first timer....not a good showing

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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