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Acova

4.7
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449 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 449 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.7
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Gina
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Service was really good and drinks were even better:) happy to see this place thriving and doing well co side ring COVID. Also taking COVIf precautious serious and the staff and owner really care about customers We will be back again!

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CarolynS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service a must go-

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ScottB
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our time at Acova was tremendous with the exception that the salad portions were considerably smaller than expected. Excellent flavor and presentation- overall I'd go back and try an entre and see how the serving size looks.

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JohnC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great spot to meet up, hang out, and grab a casual bite. The outdoor seating is excellent (big, airy, spaced out), the staff are friendly and fast. The food is very good, especially on the apps, salad, and sandwiches front. It's less a dining-out destination than it is a great place to, as I said, hang out. Which is exactly what it aspires to be.

Everyone loves the wine slushies. Me, I stick to beer and cocktails. We live nearby, so we're there often, and the quality is very consistent. They've also taken health and safety very seriously, which is comforting and makes relaxing a breeze.

If you go, be cool. The owner is bending over backwards for her guests' and employees' well-being while trying to comply with regulations.

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vipJoAnnaBanana
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Incredible outdoor dining space, great happy hour specials too!

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NatalieS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful patio and a perfect spot to land on a sunny afternoon. I love it here!

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KristenL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot. My friends and I recently discovered this gem. Awesome atmosphere, great and spacious outdoor seating, delicious and reasonably priced food and cocktails, and great service! They also have a great happy hour.

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vipBethS
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio, delicious brunch choices and friendly staff! Highly recommend.

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Morgan
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was amazing! Scallops & short rib were awesome. We ended with the dessert (berry cobbler & bread pudding) and OMG awesome.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Betsy!! She is such a gem and our waitress, Katie too! This is our new neighborhood hot spot!🤍

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Hannah
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Loved our server. Outdoor dining is great! They have a lot of patio space. Wine slushies are TO DIE FOR! We got the calamari and the beer cheese with pretzels to start. Both were great. I had the arugla/quinoa salad with smoked salmon. Great combination of flavors. Only complaint is that it was drenched in dressing. Highly recommend getting dressing on the side if you order a salad here.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, very socially distanced tables outside, great atmosphere, and delicious food. Highly recommend!

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vipRayC
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We only eat outside. Young lady, possibly manager? Came out at 2:30 in afternoon and lowered umbrellas on all 5 couples on patio saying umbrellas were expensive and didn’t want to leave them up because wind might come up and blow them over. We had not ordered and left. The other couples had to eat their meals in full sun.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary. Read about all the Gluten-free options.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We held a very small (due to Covid) 8 person baby shower and Acova was more than accommodating! They went above and beyond to make it special for the mom to be and of course provided superb service and food.

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JenniferT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! Prices are great, staff was super nice, and we loved the ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic brunch at Acova. Plenty of patio seating and room between tables. Davis was super attentive and that made the excellent food even better!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service (Davis is a fantastic waiter!) was great but we were seated outside for Sunday brunch. The patio is a great space but we were seated in direct sunlight on a very hot day. There were several open seats that were shaded or near mist sprayers - I would have hoped that those seats are filled first given how hot and sunny it was outside. Eventually got into shade but was quite unbearable for a bit, and from the conversations at other tables, we weren’t the only ones thinking this.

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Noli
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good drinks and food. Enjoyed our time together.

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LittlespoonBigspoon
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing and our server was wonderful.

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SusanaS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing and the food just delicious. Highly recommend it

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vipMaryB
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Acova is our local hangout and has consistently good food & great service!!!

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ZachB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff was amazing! Loved them, loved the food! The entire experience was outstanding!

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CaraO
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. The patio is huge and perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cool place, I loved the whole vibe!

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EamonM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect amazing service and yummy food not much more that you can ask for!

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Qmarsha
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner with my sister and her husband. They love Avoca. We do too now that we have been there. We started with apps and my husband and I didn’t get past that. We ordered the ahi tuna tostada, the crab cakes and the calamari diablo. All were excellent. The calamari diablo was so very good that my husband and I each ordered it for our entree. It is divine! Great flavors, great spice and wonderful to the last bite. I would love to know how to make the sauce that the calamari is cooked in. I wasn’t too excited about calamari because everyone seems to do calamari but this is too good to be missed. My sister got the Asian Noodle Salad and loved it. Her husband had the Veg Stuffed Poblano. He raved over it and he is a tough one to please. There are several great looking apps and entrees that I’d like to try in the future. I just hope I can pry myself away from the delicious Calamari Diablo.

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vipSashaR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful patio, and amazing service!

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Acova is a wonderful eatery with a fantastic ambiance. The large patio provides for a relaxing experience while maintaining social distance protocols. Try the berry hot cocktail.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all of the gluten free options! Being a celiac I really appreciate not having to worry about cross contamination either! The drinks were amazing, food was delicious, and the atmosphere was on point. My boyfriend and I can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Acova is one of our favorite places, especially for gluten free dining. The food is delicious, wait staff is awesome, and love the music! I highly recommend Acova to anyone even if they are not gluten free customers.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good restaurant in the Denver Highland neighborhood.

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TimC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the outside seating at Acova. The seating area is surprisingly large. The shade awnings made for a pleasant late afternoon - early evening dinner. The waitstaff was attentive to our needs throughout the meal.

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vipMariaG
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great patio dining. Wonderful wine slushy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal outdoor space, super accommodating wait and kitchen staff for allergies and special requests, and good food at a great value for the location.

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vipgretchen
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch with a friend I had not seen in 7 years and they were so nice to let us use a table far too long on the patio. Food and Service was outstanding.

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None
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The attention from the hostess, manager, and server (Mark) was excellent. The food has always been fabulous and cocktails topped off a great evening!!

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SarahM
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our server was awesome, but most other staff were rude. It started pouring so we asked to be moved under an umbrella or inside, we’d ordered our food already. They said there was nothing they could do and to back away from the building where we were sheltering. So basically just deal with it. We tried cancelling our food. Finally our server came running back and had found a solution. Everyone else could have cared less.

Acova
Responded on September 1, 2020

Hello Sarah, I am so sorry, but we do have to follow the COVID-19 mandates and cannot have people without masks at the bar. The staff (frantically rearranging 275 reservations) were working hard to find you a table inside, despite you being offered one (because of the impending rain forecast) when you arrived (and declined). We were able to move people from another table (and compensate them for doing so) to help you. I am sorry that everyone’s stress and efforts were not enough for you.

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AlyssaP
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks are great, outdoor patio has great ambiance, and the owner is fun, involved, and cares about her guests.

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CurryH
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great but I felt like my bill was a little high. Might avoid cocktails and the appetizer the next time.

FAQs

Acova offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 736-2718.

Acova is rated 4.7 stars by 449 OpenTable diners.

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