Acova

4.6
1026 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 1026 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and table service was great, Only issue encountered was the hostess management of the reservation, had attended an event prior to dinner which ended much sooner than expected so called at 5pm to change reservation (originally at 7) to earlier and was told my specific table was being used and would not be available until closer to 7, at which time I said I wanted to cancel, the restaurant threatened to charge me $25 for cancelling which I would have understood if the restaurant was full but when I arrived early at 615 there were many open tables unused which we could have used sooner. We should have been allowed to dine sooner given the empty room but instead had to wait for “our table” that was surrounded by empty tables.

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wedding13
Denver
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here are excellent. A group of us had brunch; it was a bit noisy during the peak of service, but the service and great food made up for it.

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BillC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Server Katie was great. Appetizers were very mediocre except for the deviled eggs. Salmon was not cooked well- dry and misleading description. Sandwiches were also mediocre- sorry! Wanted it to be better.

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vipRichO
Denver
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Acova Hit it out of the park. One of our Top experiences for 2021!! Food, service and hospitality were all outstanding. Can’t wait to go back!

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DianaH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I can't move forward to give feedback based on you website without typing up something.

This should not be complicated. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were looking for a restaurant close the Immersive Van Gogh Experience and Acova came up. We were very pleased with our entire dinner from cocktails, appetizers, dinner, and dessert. We would absolutely go back!

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FrankN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Booths are quite tight from seating to table top, my only complaint! Food was delicious and service was good, considering the pandemic conditions.

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EmilyWitt
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were well made and delicious. The food was great as well. Loved the street tacos! Definitely would come here again!

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kpodkonjak
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch. Mimosas aren’t bottomless, but affordable. Food was DELICIOUS!

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Melanie
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant- the food and drinks were fantastic and priced fairly. We arrived early and while the place was bustling, we were accommodated with heated outdoor patio bar service, which was fantastic.

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vipcoloradorunner
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes, really helpful that the menu highlighted which items could be changed to either vegetarian or vegan. Prices were really good and the food was excellent. Service was perfect, not to fussy and very friendly. Easy to park in nearby streets. We'll be back.

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vipKarla
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a friend there for her birthday - the food has always been really good. The food was FANTASTIC and waiter Alex was TERRIFIC. We ordered 3 appetizers and 2 salads - SO SO SO good!!!

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vipFoodie
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent - sophisticated flavors, perfect size portions.

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MZ303
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mid week lunch spot.

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Lindsey
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to place. Service is fantastic, food never disappoints and plants everywhere!

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EllenD
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cute neighborhood restaurant... I would recommend to those living in that part of town.

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MaryM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I went to Acova with my sister and a longtime friend. We waited about 10 minutes before the waitress took our order. Then when the food showed up about 30 minutes later, my order was wrong. The manager rushed a new order but it took another 10 minutes. The waitress didn’t apologize for messing up the order and the manager did not take anything off of the tab for the mix up.

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JudyC
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food despite being out of some things as we visited on a Sunday. Substitutes were very good. We will be back.

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Ayron
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was very good. One disappointment was the Turkey Panini which seemed to be made with plain white sandwich bread, but the posolé soup was excellent. Noise level is very loud — at least for Sunday lunch — which made for difficult conversation.

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ToriM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch options and a nice big lunch menu. Indoors was pretty noisy but we were seated outside on a beautiful day and a quiet street which made conversation much easier. Fabulous and knowledgeable waitress, too!

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DWil
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time dining at Acova and it did not disappoint. They accommodated a group of six that included a wheelchair very well. Food and drinks were sublime. Only critique is the noise level can get loud but the restaurant has no control over this! They’re popular and that’s a good thing. Just something to note if you’re looking for a quiet/romantic meal… go at a non-peak time!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

If you have celiac disease, please be careful here. My husband got sick (glutened) after eating here. We just didn’t feel that they took the allergy seriously.

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Responded on November 17, 2021

Hello Anonymous, I am so very sorry to hear that you felt like you got glutened at Acova. I have celiac disease myself and designed my menu and procedures with my disease in mind. We definitely take gluten allergy seriously. Eating at the restaurant practically every day since we opened, I have never been glutened. I honestly do not know how that may have happened. Thank you for making us aware. We will make sure we continue to do our best to avoid this from happening. Betsy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The food and the atmosphere of this place is so warm yet fancy. The drinks were delicious and the food even more so. The owner also pops in and out and is very pleasant to speak to. This is becoming my new favorite place.

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Jsobo
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted warmly & that vibe continued throughout our meal. Our food was delicious. We will be back! Thank you!

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VTango
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, quick service. Apps and desserts came out staggered, instead of sitting on the counter, which was most appreciated.

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ShirleyP
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I were very impressed with Acova. Will return!

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vipMaryB
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch and had the ahi tuna tostadas & bowl of tomato soup, both excellent!!! Always a great atmosphere & friendly service.

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Lizzy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great desserts and service. It was pretty noisy, so not a great place for an intimate dinner but still a fun vibe.

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LynzieT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great food and lots of healthy options.

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Kamryn
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited here last night for the first time! We LOVED the atmosphere and got started with some great drinks. The pierogis are a must!! The owner Betsy came out greeted us. Shes German and you definitely can tell!! COMFORT food the max, with elegant plating. Will be back soon!!

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vipStephanie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was delicious! They also have plenty of gluten free options which made it easy to order for those with food restrictions. I highly recommend the wings or honey fried chicken.

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vipMichelle
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ll be back! Our server was wonderful!

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CMcC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dining experience at Acova! We were sat at the perfect booth, the drink options are unique, and the food was delicious. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. Will definitely be returning!

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KarynS
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner but very difficult to hold conversations.

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vipWadePerry
Denver
45 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to Acova and it we will be BACK many times. I could have ordered every item....yes it is that fantastic. Our table had the salmon, the scallops, the short ribs, the crab cakes and the cauliflower. Every item was on point and every plate was clean. Our server, Hannah, made sure that the surprise birthday dessert arrived perfectly. Speaking of which...the bread pudding was the best I have ever tasted. Do yourself a favor and get in here.

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LorraineL
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was ok- beef short ribs were the driest I’ve ever had, and I showed them how burnt mine was. They comped one drink, but on the whole bit at all worth the money. Was there with good friends, had a blast, service was great!

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vipPalolis
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice comfort food, great service.

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vipPerfectforspecialnight
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food - gave us space to hang and enjoy ourselves.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our whole experience was underwhelming. One guest ordered the brunch Prime Rib Hash and it was just a pile of meat on a plate with bland potatoes on the side. Same goes for the Dixie Chicken. It was under seasoned and not plated very well. Another guest ordered the Frittata with fruit on the side, which was 2 small slices of orange, what looked like canned pineapple and some very thinly sliced apple.
We asked for condiments several times and did not receive them and our server was rarely seen at our table. We’ve been in for dinner plenty of times and had better experiences, so maybe brunch time is just a miss.

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jjfromboulder
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Was recommended to us. We'll go back again.

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 4.6 stars by 1026 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.