Jovanina's Broken Italian

4.8
603 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Jovanina's is now OPEN and following state and local guidelines for safe and healthy food service! We can't wait to see you! If reservations are not available online it is because we have a max capacity during this time.

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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morganh
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! We had the duck and short rib, both were cooked to perfection.

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pretzer
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To loud in the romantic corner but otherwise awesome

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JaredS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down best Italian I’ve had!!! Highly recommend!!!

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RogerP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most excellent first experience, a little pricey but you get what you pay for. Server was spot on.

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vipDiner
Denver
93 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipMicheleW
Denver
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great vibe! Waitress had an outstanding personality. We will be back!

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vipRebeccaO
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Dinner took 2.5 hours! We waited 45 minutes for an entree. Horrible service without an apology. So disappointed.

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kaylaj
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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LarryF
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always spot on and the service was great.

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ChrisH
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent cocktails, excellent food, most tender short ribs I have ever eaten, so delicious

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Tanisha
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipGSJJ
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KatrinaL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ElleN
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. Stunning place and incredibly great service. We will be back soon!

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RobW
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, great service. First visit there and will definitely be back. Everything about the evening was great.

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vipBBFoodie
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious homemade pasta and a wonderful environment to spend a date night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Loved it. There is hope for the food in this city yet.

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MichelleB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and the food was amazing. We're already eager to come back and try some other things on the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JoeI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the music and the vibe. great music too! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Puebla
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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 👍🏼

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vipLaura08
Amarillo
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere

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GraigB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SamF
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely experience out for Christmas Eve. Great staff, great food. We will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Great service. Delicious cocktails. Highly recommend if you like food.

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AlMcG
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipRSJC
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Wonderful food and service.

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AdamS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Atmosphere 👍

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vipDanielU
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food, casual but interesting and eclectic ambience, friendly staff.

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StephanieD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun, eclectic vibe. With amazing food!! Will be back for sure!!

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KellieM
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks, and interesting ambiance. Would love to come again.

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vipDiner
Denver
94 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Monica
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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