The food is awesome. The pizza dough is light and airy with great ingredients. We are 45 minutes away from Benzina and will definitely make the trip again!!
The staff was friendly, provided great suggestions, and added to an enjoyable meal.
I would definitely recommend Benzina! Awesome, fun atmosphere! The food was amazing - especially the black truffle appetizer. Looking forward to the spring when the patio will be open.
I couldn’t have asked for a better place to celebrate my promotion.
Starting from drinks and going to dessert, everything at Benzina has been well thought out. The food was phenomenal and our server, Melanie, was outstanding.
I’m already thinking about going back.
Terrific quality food. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed his enthusiastic demeanor.
This place is awesome! Food is amazing, service is amazing, ambiance is amazing! How can you go wrong? Our new go to for the weekend, if we’re up for just a drink at the bar or a full dinner. I would go here for the pizza crust alone!
Great food, great service. Excellent go to restaurant!
Great service but out of several menu items.
The menu was fairly limited and they were out of one of the two pastas on their menu before 7:00 on a Friday evening.
The food was excellent. This was our 4th visit and we have never had anything that was not delicious.
Overpriced and pretentious for the ambiance. Should be a diner, not an attempt at fine dining. Food was mediocre at best, nouvelle attempts that fail to hit the mark.
Renovated gas station, hence, “Benzina”. $20 for 10” pizza that should be $12. Arancini served with honey with black pepper added, yuk. Nicely fried, but small portion of calamari served with what was called Calabrian Chile sauce. It was sweet! Thai? Vietnamese? Not good.
Noise level off the chart…all newer restaurants have no sound absorption whatsoever. Metal and plastic decor, what else is new?
We were 3 generations, and all agreed, it was a ONCE in a lifetime experience.
Great choices of food, from pizza to pasta, chicken and steak. Great vibe.
We love Benzina! Never been disappointed with the food or service.
Wonderful! Delicious food, and great staff. Highly recommend
Excellent food, but a heavy reliance on smaller pizzas, which are very good, but are still pizza. The location is fun, especially in weather that allows outdoor dining. Try the cauliflower for a real treat. Very nice people, but the service was inconsistent and a bit too familiar at times--the server kept adjusting his mask at our table and then using the same hand to attend to our table--he stopped when told to do so. This is a great addition to the neighborhood, and I look forward to an expanded menu.
Food was delicious and staff were wonderful.
Sat at the chef's counter and it couldn't have been better. Friendly, accommodating staff and great food. I'll definitely be back!
Great food, great staff and ambiance. Little pricey but well worth it. Meatball pizza was amazing!
Try it out!
Met a friend for dinner and we had a great time eating, drinking and catching up. We were able to hear one another. The decor and design of the place is awesome. The wait staff was super and the food was really good. We shared squid, Arancini and margarita pizza. It is a little pricey for pizza but I found it worth it based on the wait staff and quality of the food,
Delicious food, great service and ambiance.
The food was absolutely delicious. Our server was so friendly and accommodating! Super fun scene for dinner out on a Saturday night.
Wonderful food. Menu may be limited for some but I assume that leads to every dish coming out of the kitchen being excellent.
Love the atmosphere and attentive and friendly staff. The pizza was very good but a little pricey overall - would like more of a variety for salads and appetizers to choose for everyday dinning. Live in area and will be back..
Excellent quality food with special flavors served by enthusiastic staff.
Didn’t care for wine selection. Mixed drinks were good. They forgot our appetizer and rushed our dinner as they had a large party coming in. Pizza crust was good but the pizza is higher priced than others in area. Not impressed.
We were excited to try Benzina! The overall vibe of the restaurant is awesome, it was crowded but did not seem overwhelming, very cool ambience and decor. The brussels sprouts salad and arancini were incredible! The pizza and steak we’re good but not great, the truffle pasta was outstanding! The cocktails were good and the service was good. We’d go back for the vibe and pasta for sure.
Great staff- great food!
Our third time visiting and it just gets better. Used to live in the neighborhood and know the history, actually had some work on my car done there.
We love sitting in the different places each time. Lots to see and take in.
Very over priced. Horrible service. Loud right on Colfax.
Pizza was great, service was terrific, music was amazing. it's a nice place to spend time wih friends
We had a great first experience at Benzia. From the details of the food, to the upscale-diner feel of the restaurant, and outstanding service and hospitality from all whom were working last night. You might pay more to have dinner here, but everything we had was cooked perfectly and was bursting with flavor. Our favorites: the Arancini’s with peppered honey, fried squid, and the Triangola pasta with celery root. They carry a small but very good selection of wine including locally made wine from Attimo in Denver. They have a great outdoor space that they are working on winterizing. Bring your next group gathering or family outing to this delicious restaurant and admire the 70’s Italian diner vibe and the seasonal flavors of a taste of Italy here in Denver.
Great experience, thank you.
Fun, lively atmosphere in a cleverly converted gas station. While the menu is limited, each item we ordered was carefully prepared (we watched!) and truly delicious. The spatchcocked chicken and Caesar salad with smoked trout were very satisfying and not to be missed.
Should’ve asked for a printed receipt as I normally do for due diligence purposes but was a little intimidated due to the high level ambience of the place. My fault really. But truly amazing food and service.
Fantastic food, perfectly coursed and presented by great staff. Will be back for sure!
Incredible food and ambiance! The creator cares about the experience and it shows! The drinks were delightful and unique. Definitely a must go!
I reserved a table for 2 but instead had to sit at the counter. It was a bit loud as well, but I can imagine that on warmer days the outside seating would take care of that. But that was the worst of it... the food was amazing, like really good and the staff were polite and attentive. I thought the prices were a bit steep until I tasted the food, totally worth it.
Best Italian food I’ve had since I was a ragazinno in Emilia-Romagne. The Chef with two haircuts is hunky and the rest of the help is distractingly attractive and smells almost as good as the food. The Oxtail Pappardelle will compel you to swear with pleasure in a language youve never spoken and the Saba Panna Cotta will tempt you to fire your masseuse and your therapist. Ciao!
Great food and wine, friendly staff. Will definitely return soon!
Sat at the bar and had excellent service. The pizza was delish! Now I have to return to try other things that I’ve heard are spectacular. We had a wonderful time!
Benzina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 399-2352.
Benzina is rated 4.6 stars by 168 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.