Sforno Trattoria

4.5
642 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We strive to give you the genuine tastes of Italy, right here on Boulder’s historic Pearl Street Mall, with our local, natural ingredients. And with our famous mozzarella made in house, Happy Hour 7 days a week, and an original wood burning pizza oven, we have no doubt that you will love coming to Sforno. Join us for a little bit of Italian bliss right here in Colorado, and let us show you what ‘love from the oven’ means to us.
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MichaelD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Extremely disappointed. Soup was awful and they would Not remove it from my bill! Service was lacking the they are jacking with the lights as we are trying to finish the meal. Staff was hanging out at the front of the
Restaurant by our table and all talking at the end of the night. Completely unprofessional the way we were treated and what we witnessed

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Paul
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Veal Parmigiana was the special. Good, but not great. However the accompanying penne pasta with cheese and butter sauce were fantastic. My wife's pumpkin ravioli was also excellent. Caesar salad dressing was good, but lettuce was not as crisp as I like.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and two sisters got together for a Christmas dinner, a rare occasion! Everything was perfect! We plan to be new frequent customers!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot for a romantic date night

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Bert
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Italian food made by actual Italians in the kitchen. Reservations recommend and definitely worth its. Apps, drinks, and main dishes were great. Will be the only place I eat in that area. Thanks k you.

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AnnieL
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic. The service was less than stellar but the industry is getting it’s butt kicked right now, so I think reasonable to cut some slack there. Overall a great experience for our party of seven for a birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I would love to give a full 5⭐️ rating, but I can’t. Compared to my last visit (which was before COVID), the food this time was just okay. My food was warm, not hot, so it was cold by the time I was halfway through the meal. Our server was present, but not attentive. We had to “wave him down” a few times for drink refills (could be staffing issues like everywhere else). This was supposed to be a special celebration for my wife’s birthday, but in my opinion it was not as special as I would have preferred.

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Mitzigirl
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was meh.
It was a birthday celebration, but no cake….

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ACP81
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food, and friendly attentive staff.

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StaceyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We had the unfortunate experience of sitting on the most uncomfortable benches ever! Our party of six were crammed into a hot corner. My fish was wonderful and our server was super- GET RID OF THE LOW TABLES AND HORRIBLE BENCHES!

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vipHeidi
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We had family in from out-of-town visiting and despite making reservations earlier in the week, when we arrived at our designated time our table was not completely set. It was clear from the start the server wanted us to order our supper and not linger. The food is straight-forward Italian.

Towards the end of supper, the host added another table to the end of our seating and a chair at the head of the table clearly indicating they needed the table and wanted us out. Nothing was said to us however and I found this to be very rude.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Solid basic Italian on Pearl Street. Totally empty when we arrived but it was pretty late for lunch. Italian music nice but very loud. Food good but unremarkable, service was adequate.

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vipLuv2eatout
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I had butternut squash ravioli which was very good my daughter had penne which was good. Very pricey for the proportions.
Have been many times, Restaurant needs updating but did good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This is one of our go-to spots. The food is always great

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SpecialOcasDiner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All 10 classmates rated their food as excellent. The restaurant was very accommodating for our group. The table was ready and set up we did not have to wait. True Italian food and everyone had different entrees. All the pasta dishes one could tell was homemade pasta. The person ordering the trout kept raving how delicious his meal was. The portions were adequate, those who couldn’t finish had requested take home containers because the food was that good.

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Buff
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Hostesses not helpful, and not friendly. Tried to buy gift card and they said were too busy despite nobody at the hostess stand. Waiter was rushed and disinterested. It was so noisy I could not here him.

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AndrewH
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service!!

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RuthannF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sforno always abides by our dietary restrictions and delivers excellent dishes.

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NormaS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating here and we were very pleased. The food and service were amazing. We will definitely be coming back! I highly recommend it!

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AshleyS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holy Cannoli this place was unexpectedly fantastic. Everything we had was phenomenal. The ravioli dizucca was the perfect fall combination of butternut squash and sage, the Cannelloni was a uniquely wonderful combination of flavors while the Gnocci and Bolognaise were perfectly executed traditional dishes. Don't sleep on this place!!

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vipAMF1
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Maybe okay for college kids, but not a good destination for foodies.

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FrankC
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just a business lunch, but it was great!*

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vipPaulM
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waiter was unengaged and unhelpful. Had to ask for everything food was good but service was poor

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Fingersfly
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a meal on the patio, people watching on Boulder Mall on a Saturday night. Heat lamps kept us perfect. It's expensive, but great location. Red Sangria and clam linguine was YUM.

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AnnG
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good, but coming from Northern NJ, not outstanding. We really had to coach the waiter about when to bring the food. We got there early and really wanted to linger over dinner, but that was not the vibe we were getting. When paying, they told me my credit card didn't go through, as it was flagged as a "fraudlanet charge". I showed them my driving license and told them to go back and try again. Same result, so my husband used his card. This morning I have multiple charges and notifications via email from my credit card company. When I called the restaurant, they said to wait a couple of days for it to "sort itself out" as there really wasn't anything they could do. I'm sure they wouldn't like it if I have to file a fraudulent charge claim with the credit card.

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JordanM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner and service was amazing! The side is a bit tight and very loud but we had a great night!

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vipjmdmtb
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Authentic Italian food that is very consistent year in year out.

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vipSusan
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I’ve been here 3 times in the last 2 months. The food is delicious and service exceptional. Last night we sat inside and as the restaurant filled up it got very loud. There is a lovely outdoor patio when the weather cooperates. Really authentic Italian and such nice servers!

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LeeD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We took part in the “first bite“ promotion in Boulder. We were on time for our reservation and were seated immediately. It was pretty loud and full, but we expected this. We had to ask about “first bite” and the server told us they weren’t offering it unless people asked for it specifically. She brought us the special menus which had a number of great options. The portions were huge, and the food came out fast and hot. Trout was over cooked, lamb shank was delicious and the Chicken Valdostana doused in sauce but yummy. The server was kind of flip and when I asked if she could take a quick photo of our party, she said “No, not right now. Maybe later…” Everyone in our party has hospitality background and have worked as servers and bartenders over the years. That didn’t sit well. Probably impacted her gratuity overall. In general, the food and atmosphere were good. Good enough that we will probably return. Everything tasted real good and was authentically Italian. Service could use a bit of improvement though…

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional Italian food and great ambiance with bar

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vipstephanieg
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome all around. True Italian food. Can’t wait to come back.

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yogashorty
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a very cozy place and the food was good. Great location on the Pearl Street mall.

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vipGCChica
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter James was excellent. Great food & drinks!

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vipkgh23
Oklahoma City
70 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place we discovered thanks to Boulder Country Restaurant Week, but we will definitely be back. From the bruschetta to the lamb shank, it was a memorable night. Great food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Went as part of First Bite week. One of the entree choices was a chicken dish, which both of us ordered. How can you mess up a chicken dish? Swimming in something I suppose was meant to be some form of a sauce or gravy. Now I love gravy; chicken-fried anything and gravy is right up my alley. But not this concoction. Neither of us could get more than a few bites down. On the upside, service was great.

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2intrepiddiners
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For my husband’s birthday dinner on First Bite Boulder, we had a great experience, for First Bite we had lamb shank, trout piccata-style with capers, lavender creme brûlée and also linguine with clams. Everything was excellent and so was the service. Only The tiramisu was not as good as the rest of the food. But I would still highly recommend the restaurant!

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CarolS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Sforno is about as authentic as Italian food gets in Boulder. Most dishes are made with homemade pasta and are divine!
Our only disappointment was not being offered a dessert, as we were celebrating a big anniversary and they knew it, from our reservation and our waitperson was told.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Sforno. The food was very good. They offer gluten free which was a plus for my husband. The decor was beautiful.

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vipSusanS
Denver
55 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We visited Sforno for First Bite Boulder. The Butternut Squash soup was excellent, as was the lavender creme Brule. I did care for the lamb shank, but it was a very large portion.

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LCCCcc
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sat waiting for half an hour past reservation time. Still no table. Snd no apology. Ridiculous.

FAQs

Sforno Trattoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 449-1787.

Sforno Trattoria is rated 4.5 stars by 642 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.