Jovanina's Broken Italian

4.7
332 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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MarkD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so glad you are back open. Jovanina's is one of my favorite restaurants. I had been telling my girlfriend about it for months and finally got to visit. She loved it as well.

DJ
vipDouglasJ
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to have these people BACK!!! This is a great restaurant. The cocktails are carefully crafted. The food is creative and delicious. And the team is friendly and thoughtful. For weeks, I was worried they wouldn't make it through the pandemic lock-downs. Tragic. But they are up and running again. Please support these folks. We need to keep restaurants like this in Denver. -d.

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Lark
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was AMAZING we were greeted with complimentary sparkling rose! the service was great and the ambience was so cozy-- hard to leave the restaurant.

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Cool atmosphere, nice people. Food was okay - definitely not worth how expensive it was

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ZeevB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food is not so consistent, some dishes are spectacular, other average and overpriced.

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viponebizzylizzy
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, my meal at Jovaninas was fabulous. I had the Campanelle Pesto. I have never tasted better pesto anywhere. Not even in Italy. It is fabulous and therefore, I find it hard to order anything else. The Cacio e Pepe and the Funghilli was also delish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place was closed - even after my reservation was confirmed by Open Table.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails, food and service! Great romantic date night spot in the window seat.

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LindseyC
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Anniversary meal! Will be back soon. Shawn our server was spectacular!

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NatalieS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

LA
vipLA411
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service! Loved the chef’s choice... you can try multiple items from the menu and it was all fantastic!!

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Rockwood
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here as things started to open up with COVID-19. We felt safe, the staff and food were excellent!

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NotAFoodie
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and incredible service. One of Denver’s best. Can’t wait to come back.

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mjbg
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a date and had great experience. All of the food was delicious, service was great and the ambiance was really cool!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipscribdafoodie
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipSamantha
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.)

JR
JakeR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 :)

KD
vipKimD
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just always a lovely and tasty experience!! Service and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. The food was fantastic. I will 110% be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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EmilyB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The oysters were amazing, the cocktails were perfect.

DC
vipDaxC
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jovanina's was an excellent experience. Our server was amazingly pleasant and helpful and our food was outstanding. I will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
151 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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.

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KarenO
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

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

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JenO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the Sunday Supper, a little too loud though.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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.

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vipTheaterLover
Denver
143 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipCSUgrads
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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.

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armedwithlipstick
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MaryH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday dinner is a great value and unique dining experience.

PM
PreMissionBallroom
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We had some appetizers and a pasta entree and a vegetable side. The service was great as well.

MD
vipMainDane
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Great food and great staff. I would recommend to all my friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great space! Great food! Noisy!

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Jovanina's Broken Italian is rated 4.7 stars by 332 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.