Odyssey Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Welcome to The "Old School" Odyssey Italian Restaurant. Come try our delicious Sicilian & Classic Italian dishes which are chef's recipes from back home in Palermo, Sicily. We are family operated & located in a 111 year old historical Victorian Mansion which is perfect for all occasions. You have definitely found a unique gem and an experience unlike no other.
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LD
Denver
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very busy (Fri night and restaurant week), but always love the food! Excellent meal, very nice wine.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is extremely friendly and attentive. The food was great. The Fisherman's Platter and The Godfather are a must to try and share.

B
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from the moment we walked in the door. Ann our server was very attentive and funny. She was backed up by a team of other servers and bussers that complimented each other very well making certain all customer’s needs were met and exceeded.
The food was excellent and the atmosphere was great for a double-date night. Will absolutely go back again!

D
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, delicious food. Friendly staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious! Homemade pasta, what more can I say. Server recommended great wine. For me, it was a solid 5 for food however the server was very pushy throughout the night and ordered us an appetizer that he recommended and we did not agree to. That was a bit of a turn off. Definitely would return, but hopefully have a different server.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friends in town.

ZM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere with delicious food. There's a hustle and bustle about this place and the cozy rooms and the homey food make for a great evening

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the meal was delicious! Just what I needed! As always 😋

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Excellent, but out of a number of things.

g
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Odyssey is an excellent restaurant with an extensive menu of wonderful dishes. Service is always exceptional with Mike (son of the owner) usually on hand greeting guests as well as supervising and often helping to serve guests as well.

Monday is "pasta night" where all listed pasta dishes (15 or so) are under $10.00 for a complete dinner including Caesar salad to start. I particularly like salmon (in foil) which is not one of the pasta dishes as such but is served on a bed of pasta and is absolutely delicious.

I highly recommend making a reservation (especially on Monday pasta night).

Odyssey Italian Restaurant is one of those rare finds that you are happy you discovered and share with friends and family.

ID
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, was seated in a private booth that was the perfect ambience for celebrating our anniversary. Outstanding service and the food was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best Italian restaurant in Denver if you ask me! Took my girlfriend here for a romantic evening and really hit it outta the ballpark! The place is cute, fancy, the staff are really nice, the food is to die for and at a good price point. Will definitely be coming here again!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite dining experience in Denver!! Atmosphere is authentic to Italy! Service and attention to our needs ... over the top! And the food!!!!! OMG. Every meal is delicious!! Excellent in every way ! Truly!!

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Had a reservation, but it still took over 30 min to be seated. Food was good and wait staff was nice.

DG
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding across the board! Service was excellent, the environment was romantic and the food was 2nd to none. Thanks for a great dinner!

B
Denver
91 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Not the usual dining experience as we have had in the past. This has always been a favorite, but this time I have to say not a good thing. The restaurant changed all tables downstairs to accommodate parties of two so we had to be seated upstairs (up three flights). Not as comfortable. Would not go again if there are more than two of us that can't be seated downstairs.

KW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in all of Denver. Ann was a great server.

JN
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant was uncomfortably packed, people everywhere, parties of 5 and 6 squeezed at tables for 4. The food was good but not great, typical red sauce Italian, not Sicilian as advertised. Arancini were well done, Caesar salad clearly from a bag with box croutons and plastic textured parmigiano shreds. The meal was rushed, as we ate antipasti, our salads were served, never even had a chance to order a bottle of wine because our entrees were soon behind the salads. Waiters clearly couldn’t handle the frenzy. Desserts were clearly from Costco and pre-frozen as we recognized the containers they were served in. No thanks.
I feel this place had potential but that’s been replaced by greed and shortcuts. Don’t waste your time here if your looking for good Italian.

VD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Although it was a cute, quaint atmosphere the food was just not great! That was super disappointing. We ordered the arancini rice balls and they were very darkly fried on the exterior and overly mushy on the inside, almost tasting not fully cooked. The meal was veal braciole and we did not enjoy that at all!
We did like the marinara that came with the calimari. We had asked for salt and pepper and they kept trying to take it back but we wanted it for our meal. Although quaint and we were there for Valentine’s Day so it was busy it was very tight and cramped. I was bumped into by other customers and servers four different times. We would not visit again.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. I just wish they had bananas foster everyday. Or made it clear when it was available. We will be back and I will call first to see if they are making it that day.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Odyssey was the perfect spot for our valentines date.

V
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I rate this restaraunt six stars on a 5 star scale. The sauce reminds me of what I enjoyed in Northern Italy, server, support staff all knowledgeable and friendly. My favorite Italian restaraunt in Denver!

a
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great authentic food from Sicily.

Service and ambiance outstanding.

E
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ok, I know I'm a clean freak, but every surface I had to touch (i.e. stair railings) were old, damaged and sticky). You had to walk through the kitchen to get upstairs. Upstairs bathroom is functionally challenged. Food was good, but not exceptional. Wait staff was very good, I felt bad for her that waiting tables in there was so physically challenged with all the narrow stairways.

TL
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here after hearing how wonderful it was from friends. We were not disappointed! The salad was super fresh (yummy dressing), the manicotti was delish as was the rum cake. Rae provides excellent, prompt service without being intrusive. All around it was an excellent dinner :D

k
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Normally love going there so took my friend to celebrate her new job, it was extremely slow because of the snow with many open tables and were still asked to leave our table and hour at 15 minutes after our reservation time for another reservation. They did this while we still have full classes of wine. There was absolutely no one waiting at the door and open spots and were forced to leave and not finish our bottle of wine.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing from appetizers to dessert!! My husband I visited to celebrate our birthdays and it was such a great experience. Lea was our waiter, she was very attentive and so down to earth. We will certainly visit again!!

MM
Denver
29 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and will return. A little busy, but it was Saturday night.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always the best in town! Father and son from Brooklyn, and they know how to prepare foods like you’re living in New York City!

CR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great! Food was delicious and our server so sweet!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing - such a beautiful and special place. Best Italian I’ve had in Denver!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great home style recipe Italian cuisine. The owner is always watching, in a good way, to make sure that the food and service is spot on. The staff is attentive with great food and wine recommendations. The only thing missing from this establishment is Tony Soprano sitting at his favorite table!

DP
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing evening! Mario created one of the Eber dining experiences we’ve ever had! Will be back soon! So long as Mario is our waiter:)

7
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in an intimate setting. Crowded even on a Monday night.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the most romantic restaurant I have ever been in. We were sat next to the fire place (real and in use!) which kept us cozy and warm. The lighting was dim but the candles made up for it. The food was extraordinary, I would say it was some of the best Italian food i’ve ever had. Very caring and professional staff, we were checked on multiple times and always had someone restocking our bread. All in all an amazing experience, I couldn’t keep the smile off me face. Definitely will be returning here:)!

M
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

While the food was wonderful I was disappointed with the overall ambience of the restaurant. The lighting was horrible. They were using very orange bulbs that made it difficult to read and I have 20/20 eyesight. I will also state that something was very wrong with the heat. It was stifling and I was so hot I was melting in my seat which made it difficult to enjoy my meal. Another guest complained and their fix was to crack a window 2 inches which did nothing.

S
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another great evening! Mario and Michael such a pleasure to see you all again.
Thank you,
Sheilah and Jason

WT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was great but not perfect, although price point did match the value. This place has a great authentic feel and warm, intimate atmoshere. It's not an industrial or modern pretentious Italian place, and thankfully it's also not a lame local-yocal attempt at Italian. It is legit.

Not every seat in the house is great. Props for fitting as many seats as possible in the space, so as to serve as many people as want to enjoy Odyssey, but its a head-scratcher when the place isn't busy and you get seated in one of the odd/uncomfortable spots.

Beer offerings were sad. Considering its Colorado, and the wide variety of high end craft beer available these days, its unfortunate that the wine list gets 5 star treatment while the beer is an afterthought.

Overall, I would still gladly go there.

s
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was expecting better. My friend had veal piccata and I had veal Marsala, and we agreed that the food was mediocre and would describe it as “homestyle”

RG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time, very good. This restaurant serves food from southern Italy (Sicily) , so expect a different type of Italian food. I wish the plating was more organized, they overloaded the plate with too many veggies. Other than that it was a very pleasant dinner.