Avelina - Denver

4.7
1104 reviews
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Contemporary American
Avelina, a sophisticated stunner in the heart of Lower Downtown (LoDo), turns out captivating New American cooking. The award-winning culinary team creates cuisine from seasonally available ingredients for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

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CH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch! Beautiful restaurant and excellent service. Will definitely be back many times again.

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GM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great meal all the way around. We will be back.

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C
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal and service we’ve had in years!

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JW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ribeye and lamb . If we are back in Denver, we will be back! Terrific bartender and waiter.

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JL
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was good. My servers were very nice and the setting was nice

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Dining room gets loud, hard to have conversation.
Everything else was great!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, food and service!!

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. We were there for a birthday. The food and appetizers were amazing. The service was also great!,

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c
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We had the carpaccio, the bread basket (a must!), shrimp scampi, and the wild mushroom agnolotti. Every dish was delicious. The pacing of the meal was unrushed in the best possible way. We will definitely come back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went here for our 1st wedding anniversary. I had requested a wheelchair accessible table and they had a chair already removed from our table upon arrival. The wait staff was kind and even wished us a happy anniversary. Everything we had was amazing, and one of the best meals we have ever tasted. In fact, my wife ordered the brussel sprouts, and I particularly hate brussel sprouts, but Avelina made theirs so well that I kept stealing them off my wife’s plate.

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G
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Avelina is heads above other restuarants. My husband and I felt like royalty with the dishes we were served and the way in which we were cared for. The chef de cuisine, Anthony Mills, is a master of his craft. If you want an out-of-ordinary dining experience, check it out!

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J
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was really good! Good food service was good. Grill cheese and short rib sandwich was amazing. Be back again

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t
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food., excellent service, nice ambience.

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Denver
99 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent friendly service. I like the way they utilize their wait staff. We had several servers approach our table during the course of or meal. We always received our food and drinks as we needed them without having to chase down one waiter. The food was always HOT since they used the kitchen staff to deliver it. Very enjoyable meal, we will return.

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PO
Phoenix
79 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Our food was very good, but the service was lackluster. We were ignored for much of the meal. There are so many great restaurants in the area, that even with the very good food, it's unlikely we will return.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining and AMAZING SERVICE.

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

Food and service was outstanding.

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1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had dinner there for my birthday and then again two months later. Excellent interesting menu and we loved everything we tasted

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BH
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We came to Avelina's to celebrate a special occassion and we had a wonderful time. There were six of us and everyone loved their appetizers and dinner selection. The wine list was very good and we had a nice French Chardonnay. The hostess and waiter were both friendly, helpful and professional. We will be back!

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BW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall a very enjoyable meal. Our waiter entered my meal wrong, so I got both my meal and the other meal that they first put in front of me. And then they took my 'meal' off the bill. Very kind of them, considering it was not a big deal.

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S
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate here alone while in town for business. Sat outside at a high top near the bar. Had just a great time. Staff was super, food and drinks awesome, and the weather was a delight. I did some work on my computer and the hour or so couldn't have gone better. Highly recommend.

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SK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and service

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TE
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing that was disappointing was that there was no changing table. So I ended up changing my 4 month old on the couch in the back.

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CC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Avelina has something for everyone on their menu. Their pasta is made in house each day, which makes it that much more delicious! Also, their small plates are just as great as their big plates!

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JV
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very good, excellent location, nice outside patio, service was awesome and the food taskted great. My only gripe is that the servings were way too small. I ordered the mushroom pasta and the portion size for the entree was more like an appetizer. The cocktails were very creative and very tasty.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fresh and deliciously prepared. Portions are small compared to many places so an appetizer and/or salad is a good idea. Great service.

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Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Avelina is a great overall experience. Being able to see into the kitchen is cool. Service is great and the food is amazing.

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Charlotte
167 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Avelina is a cool place. Kristal took great care of us making sure we understood the menu completely. Even though the Buratta was suppose to have pate' on top of it, I couldn't tell which was a good thing. The lamb meatball was spicy and flavorful. I ordered the Steelhead Trout and thought it tasted better than Salmon. I was not familiar with Panisse but it was very good and filling. The shrimp salad and fettucine rounded out our group with no one disappointed. The drinks were also the perfect match for our food. We are so glad we found this restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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C
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We sat outside for lunch and it was very pleasant. Food was good and service was good. Good variety of salad and sandwiches - great lunch spot for downtown

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LR
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant! Avelina's menu is innovative and delicious. The service is friendly, welcoming and non intimidating. A great place for a couple or a large group.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and drinks! You can switch between bloodys and mimosas with the bottomless as well!

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TR
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, we shared 6 small plates and two desserts a between the four of us and it was plenty!

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TN
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food, and drinks! Went for a birthday and they even brought out ice cream and a candle.

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D
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had brunch at Avelina and it's definitely a place i'd recommend. The bottomless mimosas and bloody mary's are always a welcome thing but the food was spectacular as well. The confit duck hash was out of this world.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a fine night to sit outside. We were a little slow to figure out our table was part of the bar and the bartenders were our servers. The mushroom stuffed ravioli in vichyssoise was a hit.

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AH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Isn’t what it used to be. Food was ok but not worth the price. Lamb was under seasoned and 2 of four entrees ordered, were missing a component.

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k
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jackson was great!

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l
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded expectations on all levels, from the moment we were greeted; the food, cocktails were superb, AND Kristal was AMAZING, her recommendations were on point -- she is an asset to Avelina!!

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k
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing lunch at Avelina. We were in a hurry so we could get back to work and they accommodated us. Great experience.

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J
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My request for a quiet seating around edge rather than in middle was honored. It was a Monday and a freak snow storm had begun so it was very pleasant. The food as really terrific and the three of us will go back.

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