Acova

4.8
627 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 627 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ZoeAmber
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. The elote was delicious. Loved the ambiance, and the service as well.

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vipMurray
Denver
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Acova! The menu is interesting and diverse, and is a dream for a Gluten Free diner. The owner is a celiac as are some family members, so the menu has the GF diner in mind. And the food is fabulous! On a recent lunch, my wife and I shared a bunch of appetizers and loved them all (crab cakes, calamari, tuna tostada and a salad).

I highly recommend Acova!

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JoyC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Amazing food with amazing options.

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vipMaryB
Denver
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avoca is always good! Great service, food & ambiance! We’ll be back soon

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chipper
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food and atmosphere was great! will be eating there quite a bit

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JoyceE
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have tried a variety of things at Acova and everything is always good!!

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vipJohnson89
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!! Amazing food!!

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DenaE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat and drink. Friendly staff great food

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Tops
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant experience. Our server was attentive and friendly. First time here and love the place

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Kate
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy good, great service, and very COVID responsible.

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AndyK
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch visit with my girlfriend. The full menu was available, and that proved a challenge. My girlfriend is dairy free and gluten free and meat free. There are so many great items on the menu, almost of them were or could be made GF, DF, V, it was hard to make decisions on what to have. I went with the crab cake appetizer while my girlfriend perused the menu. Ultimately she went with the blackened salmon, it was great and she raved about how fresh everything was. They were sold out of the lobster mac & cheese, totally bummed. Decided to go in a different direction and order the short ribs. It was delicious, as was the mushroom, asparagus risotto. My only complaint, the short ribs were actually "a" short rib, smallish portion. Ended the meal with the bread puddling, which was huge and very good. We will be back, many, many dishes girlfriend and I need to try! Honorable mention to Davis, our server, knowledgeable attentive, and not overbearing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing service -especially the attention paid to our special needs son.

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Mike80202
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio. We met for Easter Brunch and had a wonderful time. The food was great and the service was outstanding.

Great neighborhood spot.

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Pamalama
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We loved our Easter Brunch at this neighborhood gem. A high top was not our first choice but it worked for our family.

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Jayhawk94
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good drinks and appys. My scallops were perfectly seared which can be tough. It’s noisy inside and it was a little difficult to hear our server.

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IeeshaM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect dinner. This was my parents first time there and my dad absolutely loved it! He hasn't had fish 'no chips in 3 years and when he found out there is a gluten free option he was stoked. He won't stop talking about it.

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CindyF
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The tuna tostada was amazing. The turkey panini was very good, but a little bland. Overall a very good experience and will definitely return.

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Smitty
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday.. free dessert whoo whoo

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Michelle
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks were great! Davis was delightful. The music could be a little less loud.

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PatriciaT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a great neighborhood gem. We were able to be seated outside which was perfect! The service was friendly and attentive. Good for small groups or date night. I would highly recommend it!

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

We had a great date night here. The staff was attentive, and the food was great.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and probably the best customer service I’ve ever had.

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LaurettJ
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and service was amazing! I need to come back soon!

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LindaP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Drive from East Denver to eat here. Partner is gluten free so this restaurant is perfect. Waitstaff is very attentive and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch on Saturday at 11am. Our service was outstanding. Our waitress was quick, attentive, and welcoming. We will continue to return for brunch and dinner. Even with the 1.5 hr time frame, nothing was cut short.

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about Acova. Can’t wait to go back.

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DeanP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails which are reasonably priced! Acova ahead a great ambiance and wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an overall wonderful experience!! Love that place!

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AshlyndD
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was crowded and loud but very cool atmosphere. The service was amazing. They took our avocado toast off free of charge because it took a lot of time to come out. We didn’t even think it took that long. The food was outstanding. We would definitely come back!

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service at Acova was outstanding and we loved the outdoor patio. Wine slushees were delicious and perfect for a warm day on the patio.

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vipKathleen
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got really great service, and the food was great. Wish we could've sat on the patio but still a good experience.

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vipJOMO
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and a great upbeat atmosphere. One of the best gluten-free restaurants in Denver.

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AaronM
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. I love this place! I would recommend it.

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vipMaggieC
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always great food and service! We love it there!

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Nanc
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful casual place with gourmet aspirations. Every item we has was over the top delicious and we just happened to be there for happy hour, which made us very happy! It's not easy to find casual eating in Denver for casual prices, but Acova is amazingly reasonable and even more so with the discounted apps and drinks. This place it terrific and we'll be telling everyone we know.

Acova
Responded on March 22, 2021

Hello Nanc, Thank you so much for your kind words and compliments. We strive to be a comfortable neighborhood spot where people can enjoy great food, wonderful service, and casual prices. Please be a part of our loving community. We hope to see you again soon. Betsy

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NightOut
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great, the time limit made us anxious but fun in the 1hr 30m we had

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vipShan
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! They are taking COVID restrictions extremely serious. We felt safe and taken care of. We were sat far away from any other guests, we interacted with one singular employee, and we were held to a strict 90 minute reservation. Additionally, the food was delicious and happy hour prices were incredible. Highly, highly recommend. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. The food was beyond amazing definitely recommend

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viplcymr
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was the best part. Due to this pandemic thing, we were only allowed 1.5 hrs to dine, which is understandable. However, we were sat 10 minutes after our reservation time and then waited 15 minutes for our drinks. We felt very rushed as our server looked at their watch every time they approached our table. It led to a very awkward experience that did not leave a pleasant taste and a hesitation to return.

Would not recommend unless the time restriction is no longer in place.

Acova
Responded on March 22, 2021

Hello lcymr, Please forgive us for having such limited seating during the pandemic. Unfortunetly, too many people do not honor our time limit and it affects those coming in behind them. I do have the 1 hour and 30 min policy posted in two places, one under “Important dining information” and “A note from the restaurant”. I am sorry if the font that Open Table uses is small and less obvious. Please contact me, Betsy, at the restaurant, as I would love to extend my apology for you feeling rushed.

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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 4.8 stars by 627 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.