Acova

4.7
530 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 530 people are saying
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4.7
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vipJeanetteA
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Acova was great even with the new restrictions i.e no indoor dining, they made the dining experience good. Suggestion the Fish and Chips, less batter, I got much more batter than fish. Overall great place to eat

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KristiC
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was only quiet due to social distancing so not many people in the restaurant. We had great service and great food. Thank you and I hope you can stay open!

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susanP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious creative food and an accommodating staff!!!

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JodiO
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Acova has a GREAT patio with long tables, lots of distancing and really good patio heaters. The staff was accommodating and the food was fantastic. Can't wait to go back!

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vipLisaS
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Out server Katie was beyond great! She made the visit!! The fish and chips was good. The ahi tuna tostada app was to die for. The only downside was my burger was overcooked and dry. But we’d go there again. Overall, a very good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Would highly recommend for a unique place with fabulous cocktails and food. The service was great too! It’s very clean and comfortable.

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Renee
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is extremely attentive and kind. Ambiance and food are excellent. I always bring people that are visiting Denver to Acova, and they are never disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service, our waiter was awesome. Really cute place- we will be back!

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japandler
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming here for years, bad have loved every experience. Betsy and crew are fantastic, deliver amazing quality food, and are so energetic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Acova!! Any celebration or birthday we immediately go to Acova for mixed wine slushies, they’re amazing with a blackberry floater! The street tacos are by far my favorite menu item although the Buffalo chicken wrap is a very close second. The owner is fantastic and really goes above and beyond to make sure you have the best experience possible. Highly recommend!

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vipCherylDenver
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Noticed you are now closed due to a COVID incident. Are you contacting patrons were we at your restaurant at the same time?

Acova
Responded on November 9, 2020

Hello Cheryl, We are closed due to an abundance of caution! We DO NOT have an outbreak! We are merely being proactive and cautious so we can avoid an outbreak. A great many of our staff and customers are high risk (celiac-like me, autoimmune disease). We are so sorry for the inconvenience, but we want to make sure all our staff is Covid-19 negative during this uptick in cases. I am sure you understand. Please reach out if you would like to further discuss the matter. Warmly, Betsy

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved this place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love their gluten-free options!

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GregoryB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place meet up for happy hour or dinner. Been many times and love supporting them.

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Linda
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the mimosas, French toast, and appetizers! Overall a great experience!

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vipShelleySG
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor environment, great during Covid. Service was terrific. Brunch was good. My favorite was t he "dirty" chai served with rum!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Acova is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Its beautiful decor, great food and an attentive wait staff keep us coming back.

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NancyC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time, celebrating my birthday. Really loved the atmosphere. Food was good! Will be back.

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LouZ
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food - comfort food style - and good energy from staff. At our table, we had: short ribs, salmon, lobster mac & cheese and nachos, and each dish was very good. Lobster mac & cheese had minimal lobster, but flavor was good. Fun signature drinks - Acova Mule and a spicy one that we forget the name. Server (Davis) was great - really good energy and very knowledgeable about the menu and prep. Will return

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RonB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've always enjoyed Acova. We are Gluten Free and the restaraunt is amazing at catering to that dietary restriction. The staff has been very knowledgeable about ingredients. The owner has been there almost every time and has approached the table with an infectious happy spirit.

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Macito
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food with great service. The staff was wonderful about wearing their
masks, so we felt comfortable.

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BrentT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was very good but the service was a little slow at times. Heaters on the patio was a plus.

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Fooodie
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

SO good. The wings... incredible!! Highly recommend.

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KarenP
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great our waitress was very nice and accommodating! The hostess was a snit, I made a reservation for outside, called 2 days before to go inside was told yes, no problem. When we arrived the hostess took us outside, 48 degrees, told her my reservation was for inside she said didn’t see my reservation and there’s no room. Came to table 25 minutes later told us to “grab our stuff” drinks and everything else, she found a table. As we walked up she took a reserved sign off the table! Probably my reserved table! She was so rude!

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vipfoodiesabouttown
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun menu. Great atmosphere. Yummy brunch!

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Diane
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avoca has become my favorite restaurant in the hood. I love the patio! Great salads!

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blondebaer
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, Acova was a great choice for dinner. Even w seating limitations we were able to easily make a reservation and enjoy a relaxed meal even within the 2 hour frame. The food is consistently delicious, and we all tried something new this time. The fav will always be the street taco appetizer! The scallops, french dip sandwich and the stuffed chile were also hits! Staff is excellent, knowledgeable and attentive. This is our favorite weekday dinner restaurant.

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vipRobinK
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio!
Awesome service!
Amazing food! Great selections and price points.

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Marisa
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and drinks. Mystic Wine Slushies (with blackberry vodka floater) ...highly reccommend. Fried honey stung chicken was absolutely delicious. Adorable restaurant with a trendy neighborhood feel. The outside space is fantastic as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal! Awesome service. Meg was great to us!

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vaildiner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience all around. We sat at a table outside and the ambiance was perfect. Great for our two year old to explore without annoying other tables. Food was delicious, affordable pricing, creative drinks. Best of all was the service. Our server was Marisa and she was outstanding and very accommodating. Thank you for a wonderful night for my husband’s birthday!!

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vipLDugan
Naples
43 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu and delicious meal. Service was very attentive. Signature cocktails were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Not a lot of vegan options, and the wrap I got was mediocre. Very good service though.

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ShaniC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it here! Great menu and would definitely recommend for a cute date night or get together with friends. Food was delicious and the service was great! COVID precautions made me feel especially safe.

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Edward
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch!! The menu has great options and the Mimosa's are yummy.
The outside area is really nice, but having dined inside (other occasions) the experiences are both exceptional.
I highly recommend this neighborhood Gem!

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LisaR
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner!

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vipNJoW
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great patio.

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JeanD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service to compliment the fantastic food.

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JS1234
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Honestly, we all had a lovely meal and great service. Food tasted great, decent portion sizes and our drinks were all tasted great. Appreciated the outside space, especially with the heater. We felt confident dining here during the pandemic!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as ever

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 530 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.