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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Rosemary Mascarpone + Fresh Ricotta + Sage Salt
Cacio e Pepe
Bucatini + Pink Peppercorns + Pecorino Romano + Butter
Warm Olive Oil Cake
Fresh Berries + Meyer Lemon Yogurt + Cinnamon Crumble
The food was amazing! We had the duck and short rib, both were cooked to perfection.
To loud in the romantic corner but otherwise awesome
Hands down best Italian I’ve had!!! Highly recommend!!!
Most excellent first experience, a little pricey but you get what you pay for. Server was spot on.
Our clients enjoyed dinner. The food was good though on the pricey side for pasta. Focaccia bread is the best. The staff is very friendly.
Very great vibe! Waitress had an outstanding personality. We will be back!
Dinner took 2.5 hours! We waited 45 minutes for an entree. Horrible service without an apology. So disappointed.
This restaurant is amazing! The focaccia bread was to die for, our entrees were delicious, and our server recommended the olive oil cake for dessert, which was phenomenal! Great food, wine, service, and ambiance. Can’t ask for much more!
Food is always spot on and the service was great.
Oh, my, the focaccia bread and the mustard were so good! The Mushroom gnocchi (tho they call it something else)...delish. Kale salad - so much flavor. And, the meatballs so flavorful
Excellent service, excellent cocktails, excellent food, most tender short ribs I have ever eaten, so delicious
We were treated like royalty for a friend's birthday. Best experience ever. Everyone was so welcoming and pleasant to us. We even sat for a long time while they were closing up and they were still so friendly when we said goodbye.
Excellent New Year’s eve late dinner. Fixed menu choices were very easy to select from. Food was well prepared with good serving sizes. Waitress, Courtney, was outstanding.
We sent our kids for New Year’s Eve & they haven’t stopped talking about how delicious the food was (fixed holiday menu) & how nice and accommodating the staff was! My husband and 8 will be going back to experience for ourselves.
Our new years dinner at jovanina's broken italian was AMAZING. We had the pre fix menu for the night- some of our favorites were the elk bolognese, roasted duck, and the brussel sprouts. If you come you have to try the bolognese. Our server was super nice and helped us pick out great wine glasses to pair with our meal, as well as send us home with dessert (we got so full). Highly recommend if you're looking for a special occasion meal or even a cozy meal in.
The food was incredible. Stunning place and incredibly great service. We will be back soon!
Great atmosphere, great food, great service. First visit there and will definitely be back. Everything about the evening was great.
Delicious homemade pasta and a wonderful environment to spend a date night!
Loved it. There is hope for the food in this city yet.
Great atmosphere and the food was amazing. We're already eager to come back and try some other things on the menu!
Fu*king orgasmic focaccia bread. Amazing main courses. Fabulous dessert served in a teacup. Great moody, vampire-esque atmosphere (we had a table in the basement dining area). 10/10
Everything and everyone’s great! It was our first decent meal on our first night in Denver celebrating Christmas eve and it was remarkable. Will definitely recommend to friends!
Love the music and the vibe. great music too! Highly recommend
Wir haben in Denver auf dem Weg zum Skiurlaub Weihnachten verbracht und haben Jovanina’s gefunden. Das essen war wie in Italien. Wir hatten eine Vorspeise Platte, eine Pizza und eine Flasche primitivo. Perfekt für den Abend und eine schöne Atmosphäre. Preis-Leistung für Denver 👍🏼
My family and I had Christmas Eve dinner here. It was perfect for the adults and two young children. The homemade pasta was great as was the wine and cocktails. We will definitely be back.
Had a lovely experience out for Christmas Eve. Great staff, great food. We will definitely return.
Absolutely outstanding! House meatballs, fresh pasta, elk bolognese, kale Caesar salad, EVERYTHING was spot on! We sat at the bar and the service came from multiple servers and like clockwork. HIGHLY recommended!
Excellent meal. Great service. Delicious cocktails. Highly recommend if you like food.
Enjoyed the meal, and the service was good. The menu was a bit limited compared to what I was expecting for a restaurant of this caliber-the food menu was 1 page versus the drink menu being 3 pages. Loved the lower level ambience; noise level was a bit higher than desired, but tolerable given everyone was comfortable and enjoying themselves. Disappointed that adding black truffles to entree almost doubled the entree price. Will definitely return.
We had a great time. Wonderful food and service.
Incredible food. We had the short rib and the meatballs, both delicious. Service seemed a little stretched but that’s the case everywhere these days, they took great care of us and were kind and knowledgeable about the menu. The meal was expensive but worth it!
Great Food, Great Atmosphere 👍
Nice food, casual but interesting and eclectic ambience, friendly staff.
Such a fun, eclectic vibe. With amazing food!! Will be back for sure!!
We tried Jovanina's for a birthday evening in Denver (we live in Colorado Springs) and really loved the ambience in the cellar area and the complimentary prosecco (for the bday). The food was good but there weren't many options and the prices were pretty high for the portions. There were chicken dishes at all, for example, which seemed strange. No explanation given for this either. I was looking forward to trying to Chicken Parm but ended up getting Elk Bolognese, which was tasty. My husband got the Meatball dish and liked his, too. The charcuterie and cheese plate with a bottle of wine for $35 was also yummy and a good deal. Not sure if we'll find it with Denver's insane prices, but we'll probably try for something with the same atmosphere but with little more bang for the buck.
Excellent food and drinks, and interesting ambiance. Would love to come again.
Everything was amazing! Definitely try the elk pasta, kale Caesar, focaccia is to die for. My husband loved the veal chop. Charming interior. Brooke was a great waitress. We will be back.
Wanted to like this place because it had such good reviews. 1. When I called to change the number of people for my reservation hostess was rude and dismissive. 2. The majority of our food came out cold. My one friend who got the gluten free pasta said hers tasted like hamburger helper. 3. They kept pushing me to order a dessert (which is rude for a birthday dinner-should send out a suprise dessert...) when I declined bc I was still drinking-they brought out this super sad little couple of "soft serve" with a candle and awkwardly dropped it off as almost in embarrassment. I didn't even eat it, iy looked so gross.
Service was decent and the manager was pretty attentive. Overall my experience did not deliver considering the price point for the meal. I'm pretty disappointed to have made my friends pay so much for an ok meal.
Had the food come out hot it would have made for a better experience.
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Jovanina's Broken Italian is rated 4.8 stars by 603 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.