Aperitivo

4.4
31 Reviews
$30 and under
Global, International
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
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 31 people are saying
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.0
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Quiet
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Celebration
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was very good and the service was great! The drinks were also very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beer at Finkle & Garf and walked over for a yummy dinner at Aperitivo. What a pleasant surprise right here in Gunbarrel! Will recommend it to friends.

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MsDorisC
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Aperitivo's website and menu made my mouth water, so my friend and I were really looking forward to a great dining experience. First off, parking is hard to come by since mosts spots near the restaurant are reserved for the apartment/condo residents. When we first arrived, the host did not seem to care that I'd made an OpenTable reservation (I knew I'd be marked as a no-show and would have to clear that up with OpenTable, which I did.). Our waiter couldn't remember what I'd ordered and had to come back and ask again: side of fruit, not salad; yes, cream with my coffee. I'd made some assumptions about the food and presentation since the chef/owner is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Las Vegas, but our sandwiches were just "good," not "fabulous," as I'd hoped. It's a nice neighborhood spot for good eats, but I wouldn't recommend it as a dining destination.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome meal and Brandon was a great waiter. Miguel cooks like an angel and everything was wonderful. We will be back.

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vipredcardinal
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best chef in Boulder

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vipredcardinal
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food and wine.

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bigsal
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food at a awesome value!
Very personal waiters and chef!
Loved the Mocktail choices.

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RichardM
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipredcardinal
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome meal and fantastic chef

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vipredcardinal
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipMarkY
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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

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BethQ
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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MoBanks
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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KristineL
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

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.

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vipBoulderFamilyMan
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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

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vipBradR
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!!

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DEBSDines
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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.

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Kynaroo
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience2

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.

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vipKenF
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Singhfam
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AndrewM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cozy atmosphere. Great drinks. Great friendly staff.

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ELAINEE
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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import0016
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and service was great

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vipredcardinal
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall1food2service2ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding This is my new gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipKirty
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall2food1service5ambience3

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

FAQs

Aperitivo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 719-1431.

Aperitivo is rated 4.4 stars by 31 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.