Frasca Food and Wine

4.6
1572 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian

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About

Frasca is the creation of Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson. Their shared passion for Friuli-Venezia Giulian cuisine and fine wine is reflected in the exquisitely-prepared fare and a comprehensive wine list boasting over 200 varieties. The seasoned and professional staff ensures a memorable evening with their attention to detail, wine pairing, and extensive knowledge of the menu. And the pastoral, elegant dining room evokes the gracious and friendly feeling of traditional Italian Frascas. Warm and welcoming Frasca is the perfect destination for impromptu gatherings, casual dinners, and special occasions.

To purchase a gift card, please go to our website, www.frascafoodandwine.com
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:30-9:30 PM; Friday & Saturday 5-10:30 PM; CLOSED on Sunday.
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Phone number
(303) 442-6966
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Eduardo Valle Lobo and Kelly Jeun
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Private party facilities
Memorable gatherings begin with imagination and thoughtful planning.
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Private party contact
Erin Pommer: (866) 945-7293
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
18th Street
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Parking details
Public Parking Garage located at 15th and Pearl Street.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
9.1

Believe the hype. Frasca is worth your time and money. All of your money, actually.

Ratings 9.0-9.8:If the 8.5-9.0s are the restaurants you’ll frequent for more than just special occasions, the 9.0-9.8s are the all time great restaurants of their city. Restaurants that will be around 20 years from now, assuming the Earth is still around.
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4.6based on all time ratings
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Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Frasca, after years of wanting to return without the opportunity to be in the Boulder area. This visit surpassed our first, which was in itself wonderful.
Frasca is now on our top ten memorable restaurant experiences!

The service here is impeccable- on point, yet friendly and fun. Every effort was made to give us a wonderful experience, from a gratis appetizer sampler, lots of attention with wine selection to a very attentive server.
The food, needless to say, was just wonderful. It included a generous amuse bouche and a take-home treat.

Though reservations are not easy, make the effort. It is worth the opportunity to dine at this special and wonderful restaurant!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Frasca and the place is impressive. The staff and service are excellent and the atmosphere leaves nothing to be desired. The menu is eclectic and the servings reasonable. However, for what you get, the price is a little hard to swallow. My oyster pasta had enough shell in it that it was difficult to enjoy. If we hadn't been with a group, I would have complained (and I don't like to do that). Also, I've had better pork belly at a half-dozen hole-in-the-wall BBQ joints. The dessert was amazing and the wine list is vast, but I won't rush back any time soon.

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L
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service and innovative, delicious food stunning presented.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat out a lot and was blown away by the service, attention to detail and quality of food. Will definitely be back!

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Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are semi-regulars at Frasca, and I have to say this was one of the best meals I have enjoyed there in awhile. Flavors were fresh, complex, and the wine pairings provided by our excellent waitress Alex, were perfect! We always feel like it is a special occasion when we dine at Frasca, and this was no exception.

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BH
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've wanted to dine at Frasca for a really long time, it was truly worth the wait. The service was fabulous, they kept everything going smoothly but you didn't notice they were there. The food was sensational and the sommelier was excellent - he chose a great bottle of wine that suited us both.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A unique flavor profile and great wine. Not to be missed!

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding. The best dining experience my wife and I have had in Colorado and ranks highly with restaurants in LA and New York.

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MD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This would be a Michelin starred restaurant if they did rankings for Colorado. The magic of the restaurant, in addition to incredible cuisine and a world-class James Beard award winning wine program is that Bobby, Matthew, Rose, Peter, Jeremy and the entire team treated me the same the first time I walked in off the street without a reservation and ate at the bar, as they do now when I have dined there over 50 times. I am in Boulder every year for a week and every night during that week you can find me at Frasca. It is that good.

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Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frasca is the finest and best restaurant in Colorado, in my opinion, ideal for special occasions. The service is attentive and friendly that seems eager to please. The food is mere perfection with a creative twist. Their pastas and breads are made in the restaurant which is a rare event. Their extensive wine selection is impressive but can be overwhelming however, the staff is well versed in what matches your meals and are eager to help. I also find that recommendations are not only wonderful accompaniments to the dish but are very reasonably priced.

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Houston
25 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Great wine selection. Try owner’s own wine—crisp and nice wine glasses.
Very expensive so save for a special occasion.
Enjoy!

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J
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant. I highly recommend the chef's table (which was hard to reserve online, but I was able to do over the phone). It is such a well run kitchen. Everyone is on top of everything.

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L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant. Great service with outstanding food!

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, fantastic wine selection, and exceptional service. We had a wonderful experience. I highly recommend Frasca if you want to splurge for a dining experience you won't forget.

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Okay food. Small portions. 30 mins in between courses

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious but incredibly expensive. The wine prices are over the top for half glasses. $290 bill for dinner for 2 w 2 half glasses of wine and one full - not including tip

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K
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate my birthday and what a wonderful meal! We chose the many course meal with paired wines. Every single course was exquisite. I've spent a lot of time in Venice/Friuli and each bite made me reminisce, yet be content that I was at La Frasca. The standouts (for me) were the mouthwatering risotto, a perfect green salad, and a delectable lamb dish.
The waitstaff is lovely and knowledgeable.
Highly, highly recommended! We will be back.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Drove out of our way to dine at Frasca on our way across country. Delightful menu and impeccable service. So glad we made the effort..

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal very much. Dining at Frasca’s is a wholistic experience, not just a meal. The staff ensures that you feel well attended and that your needs are well met!

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately Frasca was disappointing and more hyped up than what was experienced. It was extremely expensive, and we left feeling dissatisfied and not full even after 7 courses. The portions are tiny-yes the food is of quality, but the portion doesnt match the price. Wine selection is phenomenal, but also expensive. Service was spotty-hard to tell who was our server, who to order from and we felt neglected and a little confused as not everything was explained in detail as it was to other tables. I asked for my dessert to be boxed up to be taken home, but it was never returned. Overall, Im glad I tried it once, but I wouldnt return, even for the phenomenal wine selection. Over hyped and over priced was my experience.

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Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional and the meal superb. The chef went out of his way to accommodate the Vegetarian and Gluten free members of our party by modifying items on the menu. We chose the four course menu plus additional appetizers and each had a great range to choose from and used local and personlly imported ingredients. Our daughter was visiting from overseas with her partner and this was a great venue to make her visit special.

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ET
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a divine evening with an incredible dining experience from the exceptional menu to the perfect pairing of wines .
Perfect way to celebrate a birthday with someone you love.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was excellent. We celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary and arrived to a personalized menu and some delicious chocolates were served at the end. Highly recommended.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed every minute and every bite. Service, food and ambiance were of excellent caliber. I hope to have more opportunities to done there again.

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San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent presentation of unique appearing dishes. Unfortunately, they are much more attractive than their overly delicate taste. Excellent service and extremely extensive wine list. Limited flavor despite the very high price.

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l
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant! Not to be missed! Best restaurant in Boulder.

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Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely top, top shelf. Sublime.
Food is the best you can imagine.
Make this a special day for that special occasion.

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JE
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, staff very knowledgeable abs courteous. I highly recommend this place.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

I must say that I enjoyed food but hostess and service staff had an attitude and treated us like they could not get us out of there fast enough and like we were not good enough. Also we showed up to an early dinner and they seated us in the back and it was not that fun. I would not send my friends there at all. Fine dinning with attitude staff - no thank you.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful birthday experience thank you!

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service - it is always a most special experience to dine at Frasca's.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, beautiful restaurant, food was delicious, but overpriced for the amount of food you get.

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Denver
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable. You can't ask for anything better. Fit for the finest foodies. After living for years in the NYC restaurant scene, this fits right in while being in our CO 'backyard'. As a side note, even if you are not a fan of pasta, their gnocchi will change all perceptions and expectations.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. This was my second time to Frasca and the food keeps getting better. I would give six stars for service if I could. We walked in and were imedietly given a welcome glass to sip while they got our table ready. Our server knew the menu backwards and forwards and made great recommendations. The sommelier was incredibly friendly and knowledgable and helped us pick a couple of fantastic bottles. Every course was perfect but I think the real highlight for me was the rabbit gnocchi.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful experience all around! No detail was overlooked and the food/wine was transcendent! 5 stars all day long.

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BW
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the ambiance and service tremendously! Frankly though, we found many of the dishes mediocre with only the Prawn dish and desserts outstanding. The other dishes (duck, eggplant, rabbit, gluten free pasta) were only fair to good. Kind of a let down since everyone raved to us how good the food would be. But we really had a nice anniversary celebration anyway as the dining room (ask for the main room if that matters to you) ambiance and service were perfect!

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LN
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My husband and I really enjoyed the whole experience of Frasca. Wine selections and food were interesting and highly enjoyable. We visited for our Anniversary and were very pleased we did. From the host staff to our feet of servers, we were well taken care of!!We chose the 8 course meal and enjoyed every part of the experience.

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Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Frasca is a Boulder gem...we are fortunate that our town was chosen as the restaurant's home. It has helped to "up the game", and provide opportunities for local restaurants to shine.

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KD
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Surpassed all my expectations. Enjoyed an amazing meal with my family that is one to remember.

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