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Benzina, Denver, CO
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Benzina

4.8
4.8
354 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Local neighborhood Italian restaurant serving seasonal salads, family-style appetizers, Neapolitan-inspired pizza, handmade pastas, entrees prepared on a Mibrasa Charcoal Oven, and classic desserts, alongside complementing cocktails, local breweries and approachable domestic and international wines. The restaurant is set in a converted gas station with bocce courts and urban planters alongside an outdoor dining patio.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 399-2352

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Daniele Bolognini

  • Neighborhood

    Mayfair

  • Cross street

    On East Colfax between Dahlia and Eudora

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 354 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Denver / Colorado

    Italian

  • Denver

    Best Food

  • Denver

    Italian

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  1. M

    Meg666

    Denver

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The gluten free pizza option was excellent! Service was warm, friendly, and the perfect amount of attentiveness. Will definitely be back.
  2. K

    Kiki

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had wonderful and carefully prepared food. One of us tried a new pizza with Colorado ham and the other person had a new gnocchi dish. It was a different and creative take on gnocchi. Service was great and atmosphere was relaxed and upbeat.
  3. RP

    RickP

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, service as always--and the value for the high level of delivery.
  4. JG

    JohnG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fabulous dinner at Benzina! We were with friends from Houston who also loved every aspect of our evening. Our server (Mary) was very helpful with recommendations and advice and did a terrific job staging our drinks and dinner. The owner (Brad) stopped by and was very attentive and welcoming.
  5. LW

    LisaW

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice night out with girl friends. Food and drinks all very tasty. We had arincini for apps, then shared a salad, pizza and half chicken plus amazing chocolate tart. I’d order it all again. Same for the spritzes - we tried them all! And the service was friendly, informative, and timely. Looking forward to being on the patio this spring!
  6. LC

    LynneC

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Most of the menu was not available. Cool vibe.
  7. CP

    CarolynP

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and ambience. The food was a great balance of flavor and uniqueness. I love that they coursed out the order without us asking and each course was better then the last. The smoked trout salad, gnocchi and pizza were excellent. We want to know how to make your crust! Do you sell the dough? So yummy! Thank you for the excellent service and food, kudos to you and your team! We can’t wait to see you again soon.
  8. BE

    BryanE

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best pizzas in Denver. Rachel and Jake are sure to make a top tier cocktail depending on your taste. We go here frequently and will be back
  9. LH

    LiaH

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Above and beyond. Excellent service, fantastic food, well balanced drinks. I will definitely be back!
  10. K

    chrisK

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places for date night. Great food and great service. My steak was a little overcooked but flavor was still amazing.
  11. GA

    GARYW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating at Benzina and we were not disappointed. We started off with the arancini which were very delicious, followed by the gnocchi with squash and rabbit ragu and the mushroom pizza. Both mains were fantastic and we had the added bonus of being able to use the pizza crusts to wipe up the delicious sauce leftover from the gnocchi. For a drink we had prosecco and Benzina old Fashoined, both of which were very delicious! This was an outstanding place to eat and I highly recommend it. The only caution I would have is that, due to it being in an old gas station, the acoustics are not great so it can get a bit on the louder side, but the atmosphere is very cool with how they managed to use the space.
  12. JM

    JayneM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This place is consistently awesome. The food is delicious, the staff is super friendly, and there is enough variety to last a good long time.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Benzina at the holidays! A mid century treat with good people and delicious food.
  14. C

    Carn5280

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We enjoyed Benzina twice during the holidays. At this point we might like a bit of a menu change up; maybe a monthly special? Music was loud, could be turned down a fraction. Young crowd with a few sprinkles of older. Good addition to the Park Hill neighborhood and a bright spot on sketchy Colfax. Maybe a parking deal could be made with Dollar Tree?
  15. YR

    YourRealEstateGuy

    Denver

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the first greeting to the first bite…. They never disappoint. You can tell how just careful and proud they are with every cocktail and dish that is prepared for you. Benzina is my go to place for not only special occasions and business meetings… but I also love drop in for a tasty every day meal. In fact I’m headed there in 2 days again to celebrate the new year…. If you haven’t been there yet, nothing like a new year to try a new place.
  16. JD

    JessicaD

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    I’ve been wanting to try this place for a while and sadly I was very disappointed. The food itself wasn’t too bad, but it was so expensive and I had hardly any pasta for $30! I was expecting leftovers, when instead I had some my friend’s pizza (which wasn’t too bad). We ordered the Arancini for appetizers and they had a background taste of plastic, which was a bummer because they sounded really good. The biggest issue was our check. Be aware they cannot split separate checks, so if you have a big party you will have to go through all your orders and do the math on the back of the check, which could take a while if you’re with a bigger group like us (old school style). Our servers were nice, but busy. They tried to accommodate us, but their system seems outdated. Seems like a cool spot, but I wouldn’t come back unfortunately.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious!
  18. JG

    JeovaniG

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Italian restaurant in town! Everything was delicious from salads to dessert. Will come back!
  19. MB

    MatthewB

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great all around!
  20. FD

    FatDaddy

    Denver

    660 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    660 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and great service. We’ll be going back.
  21. g

    gearhead1

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed sitting at the chef's counter. Watching the prep we noticed how much pride and effort is put into each dish. To top it off, the food is delicious. Try everything you can.
  22. C

    Charl

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for a great night out. The food and service are wonderful, and we love the atmosphere, too.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food as always was phenomenal. Must get the mushroom pizza and chocolate tart - but you really can’t go wrong!
  24. C

    Charl

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal at Benzina. The service is spot on-genuinely warm and friendly. The food is excellent. Great night out. Thanks so much!
  25. M

    Mizumi

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was excellent, and the restaurant itself is very funky and fun. I highly recommend their creative food and inventive cocktails as everything we had was delicious, but I do feel inclined to share that we felt uncomfortably rushed our entire meal. We had a 7:45 dinner reservation and by 8:15, a few minutes after receiving our entrees, our server was asking if we would like a box to wrap up our meal. We weren’t even there a full hour before the check was dropped off at our table and we were witnessing them clean and mop and wipe down the entire restaurant around us. I’ve worked in the service industry for many years and am very familiar with the desire to get home at the end of a long day/shift, but we felt uncomfortably rushed and watched our entire meal, despite not being there more than an hour start to finish. If you’re looking to enjoy a longer meal without pressure, I unfortunately wouldn’t recommend benzina.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary on a Saturday night. I had the tagliatelle with octopus and my husband had the gnocchi with rabbit. Both were delicious. Hats off to the chef and owners. They comped us a dessert for the occasion. Also. The margarita was delicious. Very unique setting.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pizza is excellent, vibe is comfortable and really appreciate the reimagined space. Highly recommend!
  28. NT

    NicoleT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING EXPERIENCE FOR OUR GROUP. THANK YOU FOR GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE
  29. JJ

    JayneJ

    Denver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food, really great ingredients and so well prepared, very courteous service. Noise level was our only problem.
  30. DD

    DenverDiner

    Denver

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great vibe! Tasty cocktails and food although pricey. Overall enjoyed the experience.
  31. JH

    JulieH

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was awesome and food amazing as always!
  32. t

    theresah

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    It seems to be a popular restaurant. Menu limited. Pizza favor good but not my favorite. Beer choice’s good. Probably not my type of restaurant. Hope he does well
  33. ER

    ElizabethR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best food we've had in Denver. Small menu so with three of us we were able to try almost everything - and everything was excellent. Wonderful service. Music was a little loud for us (in our 70's) but they were happy to turn it down. Out 17-yr-old grandson loved it too.
  34. G

    Galpal

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so flavorful and delish! The panna cotta, beef tartare, and chicken were our favs! Don't forget the mushroom pizza!! Great service!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Loved the cocktail and wine selection. The service was outstanding and the ambiance was A+. Definitely recommend! We will be back.
  36. JE

    JamesE

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Party of 4 evening out had meat and vegetarian options that were well executed
  37. j

    judy

    Denver

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    busy night - service slow- limited menu- wrong food served-
  38. c

    cashiehearts

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Benzina is stylish and unique, but the food is definitely what will bring me back. Our server, Hannah, was super sweet and attentive! We had the house bread, mushroom pizza, and tagliatelle - all were delicious choices.
  39. B

    Businesstraveler

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Simple menu and impecable service. Doesnt look like a high end restuarant but their service was really over the top. Great place to dine if looking for something more special
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience from the moment we walked in the door!

FAQs

Benzina does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Benzina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 399-2352.

Benzina is rated 4.8 stars by 354 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 14 times today
Google Map for Benzina

4839 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220-1205

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On East Colfax between Dahlia and Eudora

  • Neighborhood

    Mayfair

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daniele Bolognini

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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