Voghera Ristorante & Apericena
THE WORD APERICENA IS A COMBINATION OF TWO WORDS: APERITIVO (APERITIF) AND CENA (DINNER).
STARTED IN THE EARLY 2000S IN A FEW SELECT BARS IN TORINO, APERICENA WAS PERFECTED IN MILANO AND IS NOW WIDESPREAD ALL OVER ITALY.
AN APERICENA REVOLVES AROUND THE IDEA OF A FLEXIBLE AND INFORMAL WAY OF SOCIALIZING USING FOOD AND WINE AS MEDIUM. UNLIKE A MORE TRADITIONAL ITALIAN DINING EXPERIENCE, YOU CAN SPEND AS MUCH OR AS LITTLE TIME AS YOU DESIRE. SMALL PLATES AND APPETIZERS COMPRISE THE LARGEST PART OF THE MENU, PAIRED WITH ITALIAN WINES & COCKTAILS TO COMPLETE THE EXPERIENCE.
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Great service and as authentic an italian experience as I can remember. It truly felt like being in an authentic family owned restaurant in Italy! Carlo our server was very welcoming and nice. The manager Marco was friendly and very personable. We can’t wait to go back there for Valentine’s Day!
The best vibes, over-the-top great service, and food I'll come back for. Thanks Marco!
Absolutely incredible. Highly recommend. Marco and Carlo were great
Great for happy hour drinks and snacks. Service is attentive, but very slow, so expect to be there a while. Definitely get the risotto and polenta! Il Milanese is a great drink.
Monday night all night "happy hour" is such a great idea... So many restaurants are closed on Mondays so this is a gem! Out server, Michele is my new favorite Sicilian...very knowledgeable on wines and made fabulous recommendations for us; attentive but not intrusive, just the right touch. The food was fabulous, small plates to share, excellently presented, perfect temperature, delicious. I am so happy to have this place in my neighborhood!
Everything about this dining experience was amazing. The staff are all truly amazing people, the food is excellent, the wine was excellent and we all can’t wait to come back !
Delicious Italian food all around! We loved the cheese plate, the ravioli, and the breadsticks. Great service too. A wonderful place for a special night out.
Wonderful friendly and dedicated service. Food outstanding, everything we had was exceptional.
Excellent food with welcoming atmosphere!
Marco and his staff create a warm and welcoming ambience, especially fitting on Christmas Eve. The food was incredible and the service impeccable ~ highly recommended!
This freshly opened restaurant is sure to gather a loyal fan base. Get in while you can still easily get reservations! Artful presentations, delicious food , and attentive service. What else can you want?
Great new place for sate night. Small but solid menu. We can’t wait to go back.
Wow! It's been difficult to find good service in general, especially with good food but we found the jackpot here. The service was next-to-none. Our server was kind, informative and patient with us and the owner of the restaurant also stopped by our table several times not just to ask how everything was, but to give us detailed information on the questions we asked about the history of the food/restaurant/etc. We are so excited to go back to try more items on the menu. If you're looking for an amazingly authentic Italian restaurant, this is your place.
Delicious food, cool atmosphere
We were greeted with a great gregarious welcomer, making us laugh and feel right at home. After seated at our table, he explained the painting on the wall and explained how the owner was connected to the area on the painting. When we saw the menu, we fell in love. Not that the variety was wide, but the options were scrumptious. I ordered a martini and found it to be one of the best I've ever had. Our dinner lived up to our expectations. I had the ravioli which was absolutely amazing. I can hardly wait to return and will probably order the same thing with maybe a salad. Oh...also since it was my birthday, I was treated with an amazing dessert --not too much but filled with flavor. Oh, do I love this place.
Had a wonderful mid week meetup with a girlfriend. It was our first visit to Voghera and we had a lovely time. It was quiet being early week and we were privy to the pleasant staff interactions and dynamics. The overall decor is beautiful. We truly enjoyed our service from Michele who makes excellent drinks and recommendations. His being from Sicily certainly carried some weight in our decisions. We loved everything we tried from cocktails, to burrata, to eggplant and look forward to visiting again to try more.
The service was fantastic and so was the food. It really feels like an upscale neighborhood restaurant and it’s fun to see other people in the neighborhood there too. Very homey feeling yet elegant!
Voghera was amazing! Loved the vibe from the instant we walked in, lighting and decor were perfect! I was a little concerned when we walked in as only two people (I think the owners) were on staff, but they were very attentive, the service was great. Food was outstanding, I had the lamb special and it was probably the best lamb I've ever had. Can't wait to sit at the bar next time!
Best dining experience I have had in Denver in quite some time. Fine dining without pretentiousness. Impeccable food from appetizers to desserts. I do not say this lightly.
Busy night which took a while to get our food so service wasn’t right on par. The wood table bench seat are a bit uncomfortable. It would be nice if they had some cushion. I sat on my coat after a while. But I’d def return as the food is quality Italian.
Wonderful service and excellent food! The ambiance is really lovely. We had the risotto and the bolognese plus caprese salad and bruschetta. All were excellent. The wines and prosecco were also fantastic. And don't miss the dessert!
Amazing food and wine. I can't believe these guys have been open 5 weeks!!!
An indulgence! Food + drinks were fabulous.
Cocktails were wonky, food was mediocre but at prices that compete with the best of the Highlands. Needs to do some growing up.
This place is the best Italian restaurant in the Denver Metro area by far! Perfect for any occasion!!! The staff are wonderful and the food is delicious!!! The ambiance is warm and inviting!!! Will be back real soon with my hubby for a date night!!!
Great neighborhood gem. Perfect for enthusiasts of Italian cuisine. The eggplant is as good as you can find ... in the US or Italy! Fun staff and good energy to the place.
The food was phenomenal!
Amazing wine and cheese board! The Pinot Nior is the best wine ever!
Great ambiance, food and service!!
Voghera Ristorante & Apericena is rated 4.8 stars by 30 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.