Jovanina's Broken Italian
Jovanina’s offers a fresh, modern take on Italian cuisine sourcing the best local and regional ingredients by the season. Handmade pastas and our rustic, wood-fired ovens are the heart of our menu. We provide vibrant, vegetable-forward dishes, seafood, steaks, and chops, presented in a spirited, inviting setting. We pride ourselves on hospitality and consider ourselves amongst the best of Denver when it comes to taking care of our guests. Our bar is focused toward classic crafted cocktails, barrel-aged spirits, and seasonal liqueurs. We offer a local beer selection and an extensive wine list housed in our wine cellar Sotto Voce.
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Amazing cocktails, food and service! Great romantic date night spot in the window seat.
Fabulous Anniversary meal! Will be back soon. Shawn our server was spectacular!
The service and the food was exceptional! The restaurant was very intentional about social distancing measures and all of the staff wore masks. We felt comfortable dining in and it was a lovely experience.
Delicious food, great service! Loved the chef’s choice... you can try multiple items from the menu and it was all fantastic!!
We dined here as things started to open up with COVID-19. We felt safe, the staff and food were excellent!
Food and service were excellent. Restaurant is very attractive. The portions are not large, but they are not ridiculously small either. Pretty good cocktails also. Very good experience overall.
From the staff, to the food, to the ambiance, to the drinks, an absolute amazing experience! We absolutely love Jovanina’s, and it was great to be back with them again.
Amazing food and incredible service. One of Denver’s best. Can’t wait to come back.
We had a great experience. There were 7 of us. Our server, Sean was attentive, informative and delightful. Many of us chose the Carbonara and were a little disappointed in it. The pasta was a bit heavy for our tastes. The breads and pizza were incredibly good. The chicken got a major rave. We were well taken care of and enjoyed Joanina's. We will be back.
Went for a date and had great experience. All of the food was delicious, service was great and the ambiance was really cool!
It was the first time out to dinner since February. This place hit the spot. The charcuterie plate & my steak with morels were great, but the elk pasta bolognese was so good we ordered a second plate.
Ambience and service are wonderful. So is the food, however their version of carbonara just wasn't for me. The steal bavette and morels, though, wow! Charlie was great. Food and drinks came out timely and in good order. All around very, very good. Will go back.
Fantastic service from our server Charley, delicious food, and top notch cocktails/wine. Jovaninas is my favorite place to dine out in Denver and they NEVER disappoint :)
Great spot for a date night or anniversary! The restaurant space is gorgeous and the food is delish (definitely order a pasta when you go, so good.)
Just always a lovely and tasty experience!! Service and atmosphere.
The service was impeccable. The food was fantastic. I will 110% be back.
We had a great time.
Fist time out post the covid shutdown. They were amazing. Masks, gloves, temp checks, and the food was amazing!!!!!!! Thank you for a fantastic night! We will be back again!
We had a lovely dinner seated right next to the wood fire oven. Both talked about our cocktails and entrees at length the next day because they were so good! Thanks for a great experience!
The oysters were amazing, the cocktails were perfect.
Jovanina's was an excellent experience. Our server was amazingly pleasant and helpful and our food was outstanding. I will be back!
The three-two roll is very delicious! We also enjoyed the lasagne verdi and gnocchetti. Dessert didn't excite at all so we skipped it. Service was great until we got our entrees then our server was missing for a very long time, another reason we skipped dessert, waiting way too long for him and our check. Food was good and we were interested in other items, would hope for better/more consistent service next time.
Loved the ambiance and all of the candlelight. We ate in the basement which was the perfect place or a date night! Wine choices were wonderful with the help of the sommelier. We’d definitely go back and try some different things on the menu!
Great but way too hot by the oven. Uncomfortably hot.
Too much time elapsed Before our last course where we were roasting but food was good and liked the menu
Really enjoyed the Sunday Supper, a little too loud though.
Sunday dinner was such a blast!! Great company and conversation, an amazing concept and I will be back. Food was alright but really not amazing by means but the experience is what makes it. Would recommend, had great table mates who were generous enough to buy the restaurant guests Veuve.
This was our first time at Jovanina's and we will be back. The food was wonderful, we chose to order several dishes and share them and from the appetizer to the final bite each plate was perfect. Our server was great and offered excellent advice on each dish. The mushroom pizza was exceptional. Try it you'll like it.
Very expensive for the portions and quality. Didn't give us any bread to start and drink choices were extremely expensive. Poor value compared to other Italian restaurants in Lodo.
This has EASILY become one of my most favorite restaurants in Denver. I walk in the door and people remember me and even go as far as to remember that my hair color changed. It's really a beautiful place with amazing staff and kickass food. A HUGE and positive addition to the Denver restaurant scene. I haven't had italian like this since living in Chicago and San Francisco. WE LOVE YOU!
Sunday dinner is a great value and unique dining experience.
The food was delicious. We had some appetizers and a pasta entree and a vegetable side. The service was great as well.
Amazing place. Great food and great staff. I would recommend to all my friends
Great space! Great food! Noisy!
I'm thankful I was invited to experience this place. Go! Have no expectations and enjoy!
It was really good.
Delicious food and great ambiance! Definitely recommend reserving a table in the basement for a date/special occasion.
Probably the best tasting pork chop I’ve ever had.
Wonderful place great food the pork chop is a must try
We really enjoyed the atmosphere, and the burata, calmarata and the beet dish.
We went for Valentine's Day dinner and couldn't have been more pleased. Didn't have to wait long for our table and were handed champagne while we waited! Excellent service, very friendly hostess and waitresses. The food was incredible - the fixed price menu for Valentine's Day was a great deal in our opinion. Ambiance and noise level were perfect for an intimate night out. Thanks so much for a great evening!
Jovanina's Broken Italian is rated 4.7 stars by 323 OpenTable diners.
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