Acova

4.7
583 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Acova is writing the next chapter of one of Denver’s great neighborhoods. An iconic locale in a historic district, Acova builds on the rich story of “The Northside” (now known as LoHi) by breathing new life into an address with soul. Even its name pays homage to its South Broadway sibling restaurant The Hornet, while tipping a cap to its storied Italian predecessor Patsy’s. The place you bring friends and family from out of town to show them what Denver’s all about. The place you go for that after work cocktail, or your go to date spot, whether it’s your first or 50th date. The place you get the group together on a Saturday night, and where you recover together on a Sunday morning. Acova is the next Highlands institution, bearing vintage flair and contemporary charm that threads the past into the future. Acova brings you back time and again because you are part of this story now, and Acova is part of yours.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 583 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.8
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PamelaM
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great quantity on the appetizers was really small

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vipKDFD
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service is always exceptional at Acova, love coming here with friends and family!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was excellent! Service was great. Can’t wait to dine again for lunch or dinner.

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Coloradan
Denver
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for brunch! Excellent service and delicious food. The burgers are the absolute best and the kale Brussels sprout salad was fabulous. You won’t be disappointed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch with the ladies today at Acova for the first time, and we all had some great eats! Firstly, I would recommend a reservation for dine in. Due to limited seating, what they could seat was full. Your dining times are limited to 90 minutes (which was plenty of time to brunch) and they're very polite about letting you know it's close to your time. Upon entering, they take your temperature and have hand sanitizer ready and available. All the staff members are wearing masks including the kitchen.

On Sunday they offer $5 pints of bloody Mary's or mimosas. The mimosas are a generous pour with a splash of oj. There are other cocktails available, but we were in it for mimosas. I had the avocado toast and it was delish. Everything on it was fresh and it was very filling. One friend had the Italian bene and the other a sprout hash. Everyone was happy with their meal.

It's a cute spot and I wish we could remember our servers name. He was really friendly and helpful with menu selections.

Be sure to support local and small! Give them a try! We'll be back to try the lunch / dinner menu!

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vipJohn
Denver
38 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great server

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MorganK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Denver hands down - perfect for gluten free/celiac individuals while having amazing options (some of which you'd have no idea are GF) for our non-GF friends. Get the flourless chocolate torte and apple donuts, trust me.

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vipRyanK
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service. Only negative was the scallops were a little salty.

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vipDp44
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Awesome staff, really good food - one of my favorite go-tos in Denver for a reliably good time!

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Summer
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

The staff was amazing and the place has a good crowd and good vibe. Everything was great except the food unfortunately. I had the crab cakes and the tuna tostada. The crab cakes were really small, but tasted ok but didn't have a crispy crust. The seared tuna tostada was disappointing. I think they ran out of tuna and tried to make the dish using the half ounce of tuna they had left. It was tiny crumbles of overcooked tuna on a tostada. Not seared pieces of tuna. Again, flavor was just ok. I'm hoping it was just an off night for the food because it's really a great space and the staff is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The waiter left us alone several times for long periods of time. The manager was great!!!

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vipjlscharf
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing gluten free meal! Incredible service too- everyone was beyond friendly. Will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Such a cute place! Love the decorations and the music that was playing! The food was super tasty. The drinks nice and stiff! And the service was great! Overall a good pick for dinner!

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AlyssaJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt service, good drinks and really nice people. Will definitely be back. Also the crab cakes are on point.

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vipjill
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! All good was exceptional!

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vipDiane
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As a person with celiac disease it's such a pleasure to find a restaurant with many options, mindfully prepared and deliciously I might add. This was my second visit in a month and I will be back. My guest who is not gluten free enjoyed her meal as much as I did. Kudos to you all!

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vipMariaG
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a place all should check out. They have perfect indoor and outdoor dining. They have great drinks like the Misty if you love wine slushies. The food is great like their cobb salad, wings and chicken and biscuit. The staff was sanitizing the tables, providing us the time since you only get the table for 90 minutes. The staff was so nice and we did not feel rushed. Overall a great place.

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AliP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was delicious, service fantastic and overall a great place.

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ShannonA
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing little neighborhood place. Service was hometown friendly

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Emily
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, attentive service! Food was super yummy and reserving despite COVID was easy.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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BrookeB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Love that it is so gluten-free friendly!

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AlyS
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesomw gf menu with gf beer on tap. Delish! The only problem is that there were so many good options that now I have to go back at least 4 more times to try them all :)

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RobinKCMO
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing and if you have a gluten allergy you must stop here! Great happy hour too!

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SaraG
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I had a lovely afternoon with my 3 daughters. We all enjoyed the experience. We all want to come back soon. The atmosphere was the best.

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JoyceE
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food, great service, lots of GF options

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MaggieW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Acova is an amazing restaurant. I highly recommend it to everyone!

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KarliG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was energetic and delightful to work with. He offered to split our bill without us having to ask and reassured us (both celiac) that the food we ordered would be safe. The food itself was incredible and I was able to order the same meal I got to-go for my husband and despite being in the box for 30+ min he said it was amazing.

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Qmarsha
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday. We didn’t tell anyone because I don’t like those sorts of acknowledgments. Our server was wonderful. We only wanted cocktails and apps. We got 4 different apps- all excellent. Favorite was the Ahi Tostada. We ordered a second one. Very good. Have been here a couple times before and it is always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jess was amazing, as always!! Food is so yummy☺️

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vipDiane
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server Katie was super, gluten free as I am and gave me all the info I needed on food choices. The food was a pleasure, and the ambiance was good considering the current restrictions. All in all, very enjoyable and I look forward to returning.

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vipNatW
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were visiting Denver and Googled "Best Gluten Free Brunch in Denver."
Having dined at Acova we know why is is at the top of the list. fresh, creative food with most items able to be prepared GF.

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LaurenF
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katie was amazing! Food was so good and owner stopped by to see how things went. Great experience

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Xxxx
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Nice place. Love the ambience. The reservations are only for 90 minutes. My party felt rushed. The portions were also small. I left early and hungry

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside during Covid in January and the heaters were AMAZING! They worked so good I took my jacket off and my 2 year old was totally comfortable, too. Service was great, drinks and food were great as usual. I hope they’ll have the kids play area open again when it’s safe! Which I know is a ways out but it was sure fun for my little when we’d go.

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Jondenver
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly waitstaff - thanks!

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Gomez
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was very nice. If you happen to have any people with gluten problems you must eat here. They have many good gluten free choices and the ones that were ordered at my table were wonderful. Also Jacob was awesome to have serving us. My human and I will definitely be back.

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vipZelda
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Love this new find, will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience....food, service and all the staff was amazing.... including the manager!!!

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Kimberly
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour! My partner and I managed to have a few drinks, a few appetizers (crab cakes, perogies, calamari) and split the scallop entree. Everything was absolutely delicious, cooked to perfection and delivered on a timely manner! The service was fantastic and I loved the warm, cozy feeling of the restaurant. Would 100% recommend this place to anyone and I will definitely be back.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Acova using the Order Online button. Acova also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 736-2718.

Acova is rated 4.7 stars by 583 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.