Aperitivo

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$30 and under
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Global, International

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Gunbarrel's newest bistro begins with Italy's Lavazza Coffee, all day breakfast and brunch, handmade lunch and a Chef created Tapas and Full Dinner menu with an eclectic wine and craft cocktails.... Aperitivo translates to a beginning.... lets begin our culinary relationship.... see you soon
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RM
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great experience. Booked at the last minute and came in with zero expectations. We were blown away with the food and the service.

r
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome meal and fantastic chef

r
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing clam chowder. In fact all the food is superb.

MY
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We were there on Cabaret night and it was packed it took over an hour to get served and then we eventually didnt order dinner because they have a one man kitchen and we had already been there over two hours waiting for out apps. Sorry but it is a big fail

BQ
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food; friendly service. We were looking for breakfast in this part of Boulder and it was a great find.

MB
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought my husbands family here and every single one of our meals was outstanding. My MIL said it will be a must stop for their visits from now on. I'm excited to go back for dinner sometime soon. My Bro-in-law said he never new scones could be soft soft and airy. It was the best meal any of us have had in a long time!

KL
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

The service was excellent. The most bothersome thing was the chairs on the tables (they had been cleaning for opening and we came at 5:30). I felt they should've taken them down immediately when customers entered the restaurant.

BF
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Really poor food for the price. Tiny portions. Service was pretty bad too. Will not be back.

BR
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The drinks, specifically the winter cosmo, were fantastic!
My wife & I enjoyed date night!
The menu didn't disappoint; she enjoyed the Gnocchi & I the Penang Curry.
Great place & fantastic staff.
A+, we'll sure be back, looking forward to summer menu specials!
Cheers!!

DE
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Oh my. . . I want this to catch the attention of the owner of Apertivo, because he has a staff that's too small (one waiter, one cook). Lovely menu with good food (scallops are excellent!). However, took about 40 mins. just to be served drinks and apps. At the end of 2.5 hours, my husband still hadn't been served his dinner. It was extremely uncomfortable for everyone. The owner MUST invest in making this restaurant work, or it will go under. The waiter and cook/bartender need more help. Please provide it for them so this restaurant can be a success.

KK
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

We arrived at 7 pm for our Valentines Day dinner reservations. We ordered the fixed menu and a cocktail. Cocktails arrived but no further contact for 90 minutes except constant “so sorry, we are very busy” however couples arriving after we did were served and gone by the time I went in search of the manager at 8:30 pm. Oh no, are you sure you didn’t already have your appetizers? Yes very sure, we did not even have silverware or napkins. Nearly the last people there and they ran out of most choices for dessert in the fixed menu. We were given a gift certificate for next time, but as much as we like the food, it is really worth a 90 minute wait for food and the frustration? No discount or extra wine offered either. It appears the owners are the waiters, but Id suggest some wait staff hired would allow the management to actually manage. Lovely food but a true disappointment on a special day.

KF
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Try the thai curry or the gnocchi! Great food and excellent host.

S
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. Quiet, bright natural lighting! Reminded me of European luncheon spot!

AM
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Cozy atmosphere. Great drinks. Great friendly staff.

EL
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to this restaurant and was impressed with the delicious food. The staff is friendly, food tasty and has kind of an upbeat modern feel. My table of 7 for lunch already has intentions to come back for another delicious meal.

i
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and service was great

r
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I absolutely LOVE this restaurant. It is now my favorite place for dinner in Boulder. The food is always fresh, excellently prepared, and delicious. Miguel is a fantastic chef and he and Joseph aim to please. They will happily adjust any menu item to your taste and are so welcoming. It is a pleasure to dine there.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

I never write unflattering reviews as I tend to give the benefit of the doubt. Sometimes people have off days and I understand that. But I felt a little strongly about this experience. First- the good: The place is lovely and it was quiet when we got there- in fact, we were the only ones there. The menu had appetizing choices and we were not rushed to order. The servers were friendly. Now, the not so good: We ordered cocktails and were told a few minutes later that the ingredients were unavailable. Okay- that happens. We were told the owner was on the way in and we could find out if he would be able to find the ingredients. We said we’d wait. In the meantime, I received the wrong order and informed the server. By the time I received the corrected order, my friend was done with hers. And she said she had received her order lukewarm. Also- I was asked specifically what type of bread I wanted for the corrected order- and it still came out wrong. Oh well- not that big a deal.
We were told by the server that the owner had arrived and they did not have our cocktail mix available- would we like to order something else? We said no thank you and not 10 minutes later we saw the people seated next to us receive the cocktails we had wanted to order. We asked the server about it when we were paying and was told there was nothing to be done about it since we had said no about ordering an alternative? It was too late? It should never be too late. Very unprofessional. Should have offered us the choice of ordering it.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding This is my new gem.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On our trip to Colorado we found this hidden gem. The service was very pleasant and inviting. The staff was very attentive and quick with our order. My coffee had a great taste and paired very well with my breakfast. Definitely a must dine in again when I’m in town.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff and food were amazing. I will definitely recommend this fine establishment to everyone I know. The half chicken and the lobster curry special are so flavorful!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! The service was fast. Whole meal was very tasty. We both had happy hour cocktails and they were to die for. We will definitely come back time and time again. For the price and the amazing food and drinks a total gem in Gunbarrel!!!!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find. We have been seeking a regular place for business luncheons and we have found our PLACE. Nice simple menu with excellent sandwiches and salads daytime. We will go back with the wives for dinner and drinks. Thanks Alex for great service. See you next time.

K
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

They were out of things on the menu and the food was not good! The waiter was wonderful.