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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mcfree2b
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food. Nice atmosphere. Always great service.

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Cameron
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an amazing Italian restaurant. Certainly a favorite in Denver!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing family restaurant. We actually decided to dine there on a Saturday.

Normally impossible unless you reserve weeks in advance, but with the COVID-19 scare, I could. I was very happy to see most of the tables were full! Odyssey is very supportive of our little corner of the world and was happy to see the community was out to support them!

Excellent service all night! Food is always the best! Even got to see the story/show of Bananas Foster (I hate bananas and love their Napoleon - got the last piece that night).

Please still support this amazing place these next 2 months by ordering takeout! We can’t afford to lose the best Italian restaurant in Denver!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and charming sever. Excellent food. Had the gluten free pasta with alfredo, chef’s special salmon and lasagna.

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DrewG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is hard to find good Italian food in Denver, this covers it. Everything was delicious from start to finish. Started with the crabcake special and calamari. Enjoyed a Caesar salad, and a pasta dish which included many large shrimp. Can't wait to stop back in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Roberto and team provided excellent service! The Monday night pasta special is the best value anywhere! The pasta was delicious!

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AmandaF
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner and staff are always so amazing! This is one of my favorite places to go.

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Andyz
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a Saturday night out with my wife.... food is consistently great w/ outstanding service.... one of the few true Italian restaurants in Denver where you will not be disappointed.

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EnglishTeacher
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The environment was very peaceful and romantic. We sat in the corner booth and had a great time. If you plan on getting food, a drink, and an appetizer, plan on spending over $100. Worth it!

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vipPeterQ
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience at Odyssey was excellent. The atmosphere is beautiful with the white table cloths and red accents and roses. The service was prompt, very attentive and efficient. The food was perfect in every way. The atmosphere is so friendly that you feel as if you are dining at the home of a good friend. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Rachelle
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a family friendly environment but very romantic also in the upstairs room! Wait staff was friendly and the service was good. The food was delicious and compliments to the chef for the greetings and hospitality 😊 will be back soon!

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NORMC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Try and get a table upstairs.
A little less quieter.

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vipLizinDenver
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
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.

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Bfreeb
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
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!

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Deeee
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friends in town.

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ZacharyM
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Excellent, but out of a number of things.

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gregb511
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.

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vipIzumiD
Denver
2 reviews
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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!!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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DanG
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!

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vipBetty
Denver
93 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.

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KyleW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JosephN
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.

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ValentinesDayfail
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Odyssey was the perfect spot for our valentines date.

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Vicenza
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!

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agag
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great authentic food from Sicily.

Service and ambiance outstanding.

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Elle
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.

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TLea
Denver
6 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

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katieb
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!!

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vipMikeM
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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