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Aperitivo, Boulder, CO

Aperitivo

4.8
4.8
71 Reviews
$30 and under
Global, International
Gunbarrel's finest bistro, begins with Italy's Lavazza Coffee, handmade Lunch, Tapas, a wide variety of Main Entrees and weekend brunch, with an eclectic wine and craft cocktail list.... Aperitivo translates to a beginning.... lets begin our culinary relationship.... see you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Contemporary European, Contemporary Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (303) 530-1516
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+
  • Executive chef
    Miguel Vazquez
  • Neighborhood
    Gunbarrel
  • Cross street
    Lookout Road and Spine Road
  • Parking details
    our Apex 5510 campus is OPEN for parking while dining with Aperitivo.... please feel free to park in any open space... see you soon.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 71 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

71 Reviews
  1. KentS

    Little Rock

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Aperitivo! The food is excellent, the staff attentive, and prices are more than reasonable by Boulder standards. We have now been three times in the last 3 months, and I feel like when we go in we are doing so to "our" restaurant. It has that family friendly feel. Give them all the business you can, its a treasure for Gunbarrel and we come to eat there even though we live in North Boulder.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was totally thrilled! We will be back. Shared a few plates and got to enjoy the outdoor patio. It was truly a lovely experience.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service and food. Been there twice and will be going back

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  4. Joyfulmom

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a Christmas ladies lunch. We had never been. The food was delicious and VERY fresh. Every dish we saw was beautifully presented and the flavors were exceptional. The staff and owners are very nice and they did a really great job of giving us lots of time in between checking on our needs which made it feel less like we were being watched. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone! Such a nice little place with delicious food! Good date night place too!

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  5. Makk

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a big group for brunch and there was plenty of room. The staff was great and very kind. The food was yummy and came out pretty quickly. The ambiance was lovely and felt very comfortable. Will be back again!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated a friend’s 75th birthday dinner here and Miguel made it absolutely magical. Excellent atmosphere, delicious food and the service couldn’t have been better. Thanks SO MUCH! 💕💕💕

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice brunch menu - well above the basics, without being too pricey. Friendly and caring staff.

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  8. Nadine

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    3 of us went for dinner. they have many selections on the menu with interesting preparations which leads you to believe they know what they are doing. Everything was edible, but I would never go back for dinner.

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  9. ADMR

    Denver

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a wonderful neighborhood surprise. Good food options, especially for a vegetarian, and wonderful service. Nice quiet place; we could easily have a meaningful conversation. Thank you folks. We’ll definitely go again.

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  10. margay

    New York City

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot for mid-week dining - quiet and not terribly crowded. Perfect evening weather which makes outdoor dining a pleasure

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  11. ChristieG

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We had their catering on 2 occasions and the food was great! We were so looking forward to trying the restaurant We had 3 dishes, 2 different salads and an app and they were all ok at best. It was disappointing.

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  12. Cathcam

    Austin

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is probably a great little neighborhood spot, it's really not an "Occasion" restaurant. We went for Mothers Day lunch. We were seated promptly and it was moderately busy. Service was prompt - two bloodies and an iced tea for our daughter. Despite frantically stirring the bloodies, it was clear they had little more than a splash of vodka and no sign of the requested salt. Ordering for our daughter was problematical. The kitchen apparently couldn't do just pasta and grilled chicken. It had to come in a sauce. Back to the menu, eventually we found a compromise Chicken strips and fries. The Creamy Chipotle Beef Pasta was fine; Artichoke “Fettuccini Al Carciofi” with chicken at $27 was overpriced, add in the $4.50 for six very small pieces of toasted dry bruschetta with butter, "priced as fresh baked bread oil & vinegar" $4.50 and there you go, with tip $110.

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  13. StephenL

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food order not to instruction. First and second courses came at same time. Pasta main dish sauces were “watery”

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  14. MorningRising

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you’re looking for a hidden gem outside the city of Boulder, this is the place. Food and service are great and the price is very affordable and fair. Highly recommend for outdoor dining or a fun indoor setting.

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  15. Mayou

    Denver

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate outside and I had my two dogs under the table. Food has been always good. Service is top notch. Love this place.

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  16. scole

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The brunch dishes were excellent and the delightful service made the experience extra fun.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Well run restaurant. Good food and drinks. Great value for the money.

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  18. Mayou

    Denver

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful. À I’ve eaten there a few times I have to say I’ve never been disappointed in the food. My friend had jambalaya. I had beef bourguignon. Delicious. The waiter was very nice and attentive. Calop? Here’s the one complaint I have. We started ordering about 6:50pm. At 8:20 while we were having our dessert ( we were the last ones in there) they were putting the chairs up on the tables to close for the night. It made our coffee and dessert rushed to say the least and we hurried out of there. I don’t think that’s right for a restaurant to do that to their customers who are still having their meal. Wait 10 more s when we have finished, please.

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  19. Deano

    Denver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good service and food. Great selection of drinks. We’ll worth visiting.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The beef borgenion

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  21. KellyO

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and super nice people. A nice quiet little restaurant.

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  22. ralpho

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I hate to say anything good about this place, as it might get discovered! Small, quiet and with stellar food, personal service from Chef to servers. A go- to for a bit of a splurge.

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  23. Pattyjo

    Denver

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely Birthday lunch. Our server brought us a delicious birthday dessert. Will definitely be back.

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  24. AngieT

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered a variety of dishes for the 4 of us, and it was all really good. It’s a cute restaurant with very friendly staff. We will definitely be going back.

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  25. WilliamF

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly and absolutely great food!

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  26. Foodsnob1973

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We have ate at some of the best restaurants in the world, and this place was such an unexpected, fortuitous surprise! We had forgotten to make Christmas reservations and found Aperitivo at the last minute. Although the holiday menu was simple and the atmosphere anything but fancy, the execution of the food was flawless and fantastically delicious! It was one of those visits when the phrase "the BEST I have ever had" was muttered over and over. The tomato bisque, chicken cordon bleu, and tiramisu were all absolutely divine. The people at the other table eating the curry were also raving. This is a neighborhood gem and we will return often and start placing our Doordash and Grubhub orders with them.

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  27. ralpho

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brilliant food, excellent and personal service. A bit small, but that could be a plus. Top of my list.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good was delicious. A bit slow. Would definitely go back.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff was great. They were very busy and seemed short handed but handled it well. The food was just so so. The calamari was good but was not freshly prepared. The trufle parm fries were great. I had the Mahi Mahi and it seemed like it was previously frozen but the waitress said it was fresh when I ordered. Either way it was overcooked. My wife had the lamb stew. It was pretty good and better then the fish. Prices were reasonable.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. EdwardL

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I'm a big fan. Always great food. Always friendly staff. Always laid back environment. Truly a secret gem in North Boulder/Gunbarrel....a bit apprehensive to let the word out but good people deserve, good promotion. Give it a shot - you won't regret it.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food and Service!👍👍👍

    1 person found this helpful

  32. MattF

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable time. The food was delicious and the blueberry mojito was outstanding!

    1 person found this helpful

  33. MikeD

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and definitely not the last. Great food and great atmosphere. The service was spot on. Definitely coming back.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. houssie

    Denver

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A nice little spot to have in Gunbarrel, we can walk to it, sit outside and have a glass of wine. A little disappointed that some former favorites are off the menu. :( Mouth watering all day for the quinoa salad and it's gone.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place! Our first time and only found it due to being on OT. Food and service were great. Can’t wait to go back for coffee.

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  36. Boulderite

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a night in which half the staff was missing. However they never did anything to compensate us for the fact that they didn’t seat us for close to half an hour after we arrived with a reservation. The gluten free bread was simply toast which came after the food, even though we were super hungry by the time they took our order. The Penang curry seemed to be made from frozen peas and carrots. I would have thought they would have offered us a round of drinks or dessert because of the mess. They could have even told us to go elsewhere when we arrived rather than make us ask to be seated 3 times over 25 minutes.

    2 people found this helpful

  37. BudC

    Denver

    36 reviews

    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were very excited to check out Aperitivo but we were disappointed on several different levels. The service was spotty but not terrible. We had to ask to get drink refills and one of the items on the menu was not available but the server didn't know that so 10 minutes later we get the news. The other side of having such a huge menu is that it can take awhile to find another option. For the food, it was mediocre at best. The Dutch Baby was not much more than a pancake cooked in a skillet. It is supposed to be fluffy and greatly expanded but this one just languished in the bottom of the skillet. The risotto dish was way too salty and wasn't very appealing being a grey-brown pile of something with a little bit of parsley on the top. All in all, a disappointing lunch.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. catherines

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was warm and welcoming. Nice decor. Good menu. Tasty. Will be back!

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  39. ABRH

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place!

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  40. Producto

    Denver

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and special cocktails were perfect. Friendly, attentive staff. We will make Apertivo our new regular got to spot.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Aperitivo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 530-1516.

Aperitivo is rated 4.8 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Aperitivo

5530 Spine Rd, Boulder, CO 80301

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Lookout Road and Spine Road
  • Neighborhood
    Gunbarrel
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Contemporary European, Contemporary Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    our Apex 5510 campus is OPEN for parking while dining with Aperitivo.... please feel free to park in any open space... see you soon.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+
  • Executive chef
    Miguel Vazquez
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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