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Permanently Closed - Sansone's Bistro

4.5
826 reviews
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$30 and under
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International
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - DENVER’S DINING EXPERIENCE!

Sansone's Bistro is a cozy hideaway featuring the very best in Modern World Cuisine. Owner and Chef Robert Sansone takes pride in every dish from his award winning Weiner Schnitzel, Savory Crispy duck, to Chef's every changing seasonal specials, and more. All entrees include homemade soup or salad and an ever-changing array of sides served in a friendly, quite atmosphere. Sansone's also offers a Gluten Free and Children's Menu. Join us for Monthly Wine Dinners, Full Bar, and a World Wide Wine List. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff guarantees a dining experience you'll want to come back to again and again.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
International, Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm,
Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(303) 794-4026
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Robert Sansone
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Catering
SANSONE’S CATERING

• Customize menu to fit your event and budget.

• Drop Off/Pick Up or Full Service Catering

• Hot, Chef Prepared Entrees

• Hot and Cold Hors d'oeuvres

•Bar and/or drink service
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Cross street
Orchard Ave
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Parking details
Plenty of free parking on-site, as well as designated handicap spots.
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Special events & promotions
Weekday Specials

Monday: Mediterranean Mondays - Featuring a national dish from one the sun-soaked countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea
 
Tuesday:    Italian Tuesdays - Chef prepares the best Lasagna, Spaghetti, Eggplant Parmesan and more all at reduced prices.

Wednesday:     Wine Wednesday, try something exciting tonight. Every bottle of wine over $35 is $15 OFF. (Can not be combined with any other offer)
 
Thursday: (First Thursday of the Month) Prime Rib Thursdays - 8 oz. Slow roasted, herb crusted prime rib and trimmings for $23
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

Love that it is small and quiet so you can converse during dinner

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

I travel frequently all over the world. Sansone's Bistro could be found anywhere in Europe: Bienna, Berlin or Barcelona or in New York or Chicago. Sansone's is an unassuming gem of a restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2016

Exceptional dinner. The owner and chef, Robert, has a great menu. We are wonderfully greeted by the co-owner, Ericka, who makes sure everything is well organized. Bring a friend and enjoy!

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2016

This restaurant is small and quiet. The menu is diverse and the food is very good. I like that many of the dishes are available in a smaller serving for a lower price. It is so nice to dine in a restaurant that does not have loud music and you can talk to the people you are dining with.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2016

We generally treasure our experience at Sansones and the service and attention were great. Maybe an off night but the food was off. She had the Wienerschnitzelthat was just OK and I had the Veal Picatta that was soaked in lemon. I should have sent it back but did not because we had limited time to spend at dinner.

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2.0Dined on December 24, 2016

The a atmosphere and service definitely does not match the outstanding food. We had reservations for 7 and were asked to sit at the bar because our table was not ready for another 20 min. It took a very long time for a waiter to come to our table. There was an extremely long wait time between courses. It was a set menu for Christmas Eve and there was no vegetarian choice for the entrée. We had to ask several times for our water to be refilled. The restaurant decor needs to be updated to match the price and quality of the food.

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2016

Disappointing. Christmas Eve special not worth the money. Appetizer and soup was the best part of the meal. Will not be rushing back

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3.0Dined on December 22, 2016

I really wanted to find a new go-to place but I will have to keep searching.
The man who greeted us and appeared to be the manager or owner, was not friendly so we did not feel welcome.
Some of the dishes were good, nothing super, but the charcuterie tray was nothing fancy and one of the meats may have been bad. The steak was very good. The seafood trio was just ok though.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Delicious neighborhood gem. The filet mignon whole grain mustard sauce was tender and delicious. Rack of lamb was also tasty. Both were slightly under done to our temperature preferences. The artichoke appetizer was also very good. First time for us, but we will be back!

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2016

Outstanding! Reminds me of the wonderful Bistro style restaurants from NYC.
Great food, wonderful service and a great atmosphere. The attention to detail was evident.
We will be back with our team at Dental Wellness at Dry Creek and we will bring family when they visit.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2016

Restaurant was warm and inviting. Food was inventive and well prepared. Service was fabulous!

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2016

Excellent overall! Chef had new goat cheese with apricot and dig and was superb. Meals were excellent and service was solid.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2016

Our evening out was delightful. We enjoyed the food, the wine, the service, very nice.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2016

For our fifth visit to Sansone's this year, we hosted friends who agreed with our assessment that this is one of the best restaurants in the Denver area. My choice was a flet special that featured one of the most tender and perfectly prepared filets to be found anywhere.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2016

There were three of us and we each had a different entree. We all enjoyed our choices. Food is fresh and cooked to perfection. Our server was very pleasant and attentive.
Sansone's is one of our favorite restaurants.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2016

Just our favorite place to eat. Period. (why does this have to be at least 50 characters?)

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2016

One of the quietest places I've eaten. The service and staff are lovely! The food is good. The bread needs to be better, but is passable. The large portions weren't terribly large. A nice evening spent getting caught up with a friend, however. And I will go back.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2016

just plain excellent for Thanksgiving and any other time!

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2016

Our favorite Denver area dinning spot. Thanksgiving special was truely great. Friendly, intimate, great food!

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2016

Good little neighborhood restaurant - not a chain which is terrific. Could have better sides with some of the main dishes - sweet potatoes don't go with everything! If the kitchen isn't prepared to offer more variety, then management needs to step in.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2016

I love restaurants that you know will be fantastic every time, and this is one of them!

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2016

We had a lovely first dining experience on a busy Friday night at Sansone's! Lots of energy, but not overly loud, which is hard to find these days. The food was fabulous (must try artichoke appetizer, Rack of Lamb, and Weiner Schnitzel!) and the staff very nice -- the owner stopped by our table twice and was most engaging. We were seated in a nice booth for six people, which was so comfortable. We have passed this neighborhood eatery so many times, and are only sorry it took us so long to discover it! We'll be back often!

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2016

Our appetizers and meals were all very good! Wine by the glass was a good value. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2016

very good dinner nice wait person amd fine meal will return soon

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2016

Great value for the quality of food. Good and very reasonably priced wine list.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2016

As usual, we had a great dining experience at Sansone's. We had to start with the French Artichokes again - so good! We tried two new dishes (well, new for us) - the Wiener Schnitzel and the Chicken Anjou - great choices.

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2.0Dined on October 28, 2016

Sansone's has been a long time favorite but Friday was a bad night. Service was slow and not very attentive. Bar drinks were weak. My grilled romaine salad had about 4 small leaves. The mains and desserts were, as usual, well prepared and tasty. We'll definitely go back, but on a week night.

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2016

Always a pleasant dining experience- lovely staff and nice atmosphere

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2016

Great service and food. Odd location. Pretty overpriced in my opinion.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2016

Always good, and always leave happy and impressed. Even the side dishes are amazing and unique

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2016

We always enjoy having a date night at Sansone's. Our meals are prepared expertly, taste delicious, and are server to us with special attention. It's a small, intimate setting were you really feel special.

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4.0Dined on October 18, 2016

We have frequented Sansone's restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. The food and service is excellent. The restaurant is small so reservations are a must. The staff is attentive and always aims to please the customer. They have a standard menu with a wide selection and then several specials every evening. It appears that there are many repeat customers who have a relationship with the owners and wait staff. Nice neighborhood feel for this place, try it.

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2.0Dined on October 18, 2016

We got to the restaurant early in anticipation of a busy service evening. The place was not crowded nor was it full. Service was slow and not very professional. Items took a long time to get to the table-really? bread and butter is not that difficult and the kitchen is only 60 feet away and there weren't 10 other patrons. The food was tasty but a bit overpriced for what you get. The amount of shrimp in the scampi dish was disappointing, the grilled asparagus was tough and chewy, the filet had a great sauce but the meat itself did not have much beef flavor-just a bit on the char. Wine list is ok, way too much California for my tastes. Doubtful for a return visit. Like to generally give a place a few tries, but this didn't have enough of anything to make me want to return.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2016

This is one of our favorites because we can talk and visit with each other. Its our place to go for each of us to enjoy "my best friend's company". Not pretentious, very friendly, great food and great value.

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4.0Dined on October 15, 2016

We always enjoy trying new places and this experience was no different. The food was very good, however service and timing of things was a different story. We actually got our appetizer before our drinks even came from the bar. Everything we tried was quite good, the filet especially! The atmosphere is fine, but would be better if they would even simply dim the lights a bit. I will go back another time knowing now what to expect.

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4.0Dined on October 15, 2016

Do not bring anyone confined to a wheelchair! The bathrooms are inaccessible, for those. (The restaurant has been grandfathered, and would have to do a half-million dollar overhaul, if they touch anything.)

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3.0Dined on October 15, 2016

Have been wanting to try Sansone's for quite awhile, based on it being local, small business, and the menu looked enticing. Staff was great. Small intimate setting, but LOUD as the evening progressed. We ordered the artichokes from the appetizer menu - delicious. Salads are a la carte, and VERY overpriced. We had the grilled romaine, there were 4 small leaves of romaine on the plate, presentation was gorgeous, but not worth the price.
Entree - Filet and bolognese : filet was delicious, the side of grilled cabbage and lettuce left a lot to be desired. Bolognese was scrumptious.
We tried it, and no desire to go back.

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4.0Dined on October 6, 2016

It was very good except for a table or two of Unbelievably Loud people. If I had had one more wine, maybe I could have gone over there to tell them to keep it down!

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2016

Great food, atmosphere and fair prices. We happened to get a waiter trainee that brought our salad and main courses almost at the same time. Also, forgot to bring requested wine refills till dinner was nearly finished. When the owner made rounds we mentioned these things and he simply excused them as trainees. Surprised they still charged us for salads which were only partially touched when the entrees arrived. I'd still go back and just remind them next time to bring the courses out after finishing the previous ones.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2016

Sansone's Bistro never disappoints! We found it accidentally last October, and have been hooked ever since. The food is delicious! The atmosphere is cozy, vibrant, and full of good conversations!

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