Sforno Trattoria

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421 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience1

The food was not good.

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VilenaZ
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place and excellent food! Must visit it!

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viphoussie
Denver
38 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So great to be out on the mall, although there was good spacing inside, too. Great food, really good wine by the glass and excellent service.

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kerryb
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Stale bread, apathetic waiter, horrible food. Wouldn’t recommend.

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JordanF
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very quiet since pandemic and all. Delicious food though pricey. Good wine. Perfect for first date which is what it was. Server was a bit too eager to help us...I imagine he didn’t have many tables. But other than that great!

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JanetR
New Mexico
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We three all thoroughly enjoyed the food and our waitperson was a gem.

JW
JosieW
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Made reservation only few minutes ahead of time! Staff were excellent in accommodating me and handicap lady with me! Food was excellent. If I lived in Boulder would be a regular!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food is tasteless; has no flavor. Ambience is too loud. Traditional Americanized red sauce crap. Word to the wise: stay away from the "Italian" restaurants out there that have 8,000 items on the menu. 100% Janky. OSHA should shut this place down. You'll be happier eating at a fast food drive through. Funniest part about our dining experience was that very obviously the restaurant thought they were "the sh-t." Stay far away from this place. Our airport meal was infinitely superior. Save your money. Save your tummy!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

We have been frequent patrons for many years. The food has been excellent, the staff attentive, the wine beautiful. The last few visits we started questioning the value, the food seemed thrown together with a noticeable lack of care. The last experience will be exactly that, our last visit. The food was marginal and expensive, the table was in a doorway and when we asked to move we were told no. Good luck to them. I’m not going to miss it.

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Nimi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Attentive service, good value for the wine special, and tasty pasta. Really enjoyed the Portabella mushroom appetizer.

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vipCvkh
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

It was possibly the worst Italian restaurant I’ve ever been to. We ordered 2 appetizers, the crispy Brussels and the avocado bruschetta. The crispy Brussels were not crispy and were drowned in oil. The avocado bruschetta was devoid of flavor. My husband had a very bland Caesar salad. We shared the Osso bucco which was at lest tender but wit a gravy that didn’t have much flavor. We ate about 15% of the food and left. The restaurant was cute and our waiter was nice, but if in Boulder, there are so many other restaurants in a similar price point that are much better.

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vipPeterC
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good as usual. But with out door dining there were plenty of flies.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The waiter cursed at us as he turned around and my son heard him which really upset our family to say the least. They staff also lied about the manager on duty. As much as the quality of the food was good, the awful experience with the waiter/manager would never have us go back

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vipJoS123
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was amazing. Kids really loved the pizza. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tasty, delicious, traditional Italian food, always a good opinion to have great food and a great time in Pearl St, Boulder.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The cucumbers in our salad were spoiled. We let the server know and he apologized but didn’t replace the salad or even comp it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service!

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WildMo
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Disappointed in the quality of food. We felt what they did to compensate was not adequate. I would not return here.

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vipSRLDALLAS
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Boulder!!!!!

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LaurenC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both amazing!! We sat outside and it was great for people watching and enjoying the nice weather. The food was delicious - all of it. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I guess our expectations should change after the shutdown and reopening. Party of 5. Food was not hot (timid temp at best), hot inside the restaurant, had to keep asking for ice and water and ran out several times, bread and condiments and it was so loud inside that I could barely hear friends sitting across from me. Waiter presented the bill without asking us if we wanted dessert (we were celebrating a birthday). Pappardelle was thick, not my liking. We're trying to be understanding of the challenges restaurants are facing but man, it's a tough sometimes when paying the same prices. Not sure we'd return.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing and came out quickly. Had to look for someone to fill out water and to get condiments as waiter was too busy.

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AmyJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great meal here with excellent service.

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Steelers
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sforno was more fast food like than we hoped, meaning the food came out very quite enjoyable though we worked hard to slow it down. We were looking for a nice leisurely meal. The pasta however was excellent but both our meals were luke warm at best. We would definitely go back again and hope for a slower paced hot meal. Our server was great and the had a great wine list. The ambiance is also very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, incredible service, and loved the outdoor seating! Will definitely go back when we come back to town

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CatherineF
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Amazing food and great service! Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for good Italian food.

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vipLulu
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed our delicious pasta dinner “alfesco” on their extended patio. Lived the garlic cream sauced pasta and wine selection!

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VIcA
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was pretty poor (our server got several items of our order wrong and made no attempt to correct this) and the restaurant really made no strong attempts to mitigate the risk of COVID (tables were spaced but cleaning protocols looked poor). Food was ok but pricey for what it was.

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StephanieM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, super authentic and really quick service!!!

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GarBear
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food is improved. Decent wine. Not too expensive. Our waiter was inattentive. Great location and table options, in or out.

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vipfoodie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Conveniently located on Pearl Street, good food, good service. Worth trying!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine and service!

JW
vipJuneW
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday- we mentioned it but since the birthday girl had dairy allergies, they didn’t have a free dessert for her.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting! Went for birthday dinner. Great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Place was less than a third full and there were two

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CUparent
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Will return soon.

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A514
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I ordered the chicken parm. Sauce lacked flavor and chicken was a bit tough. Service was great. I was seated near one of the service staff stations and that was a bit noisy for date night.

Also very odd music choice. At one point the chili peppers was playing in this Italian restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Total experience was amazing. Had a table of 6 and not one person was disappointed. Will be going back!!

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TimM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Definitely feels like a touristy place. Decent food. Good service. Massive portions.

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OMB007
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and atmosphere. Very "exciting" as it was the opening for dine in after the pandemic.

FAQs

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

Sforno Trattoria is rated 4.4 stars by 421 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.