Sforno Trattoria

4.4
243 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_review copyCreated with Sketch.
Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(303) 449-1787
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Marco Monnani
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
Semi private room for 30 people and large semi private room for 75 people.
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
On site catering up to 100 people. Off site catering up to 500 people.
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
13th
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Street parking; parking garages located on Walnut and 14th; Walnut and 10th, Pearl and 15th.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
RTD Transit Center
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 243 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
HS
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! It’s a little loud, but overall we loved it.

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Beautiful interior and great get away feel when you're seated inside. The food is good, but pricey for the quality.

Report
Helpful
OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite spot when visiting Boulder and CU!

Report
Helpful
LF
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best calamari I have ever had! Great service and very cozy.

Report
Helpful
LB
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and a nice menu, but the food was average and not worth the price. It was a busy Saturday night and they could not keep up with the service.

Report
Helpful
HG
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a phenomenal meal, great wine list, service was also fabulous! Was very lively atmosphere after a Friday night Stampede on Pearl Street. Highly recommend!

Report
Helpful
E
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Good was expensive, served luke warm and service was sub par. The best part was it’s locstion on Pearl Street. Would not return.

Report
Helpful
DC
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second time here, much better than the first time. Our server was professional. Our food was very good. It’s parents weekend so it was crowded and loud and the tables were unfortunately arranged to fit as many people as possible. So my chair was consistently bumped by people walking by. But we will definitely go back and hope the weather is nicer to sit on the great outside seating area right on Pearl street. Perfect location for CU Buffs pre-game stampede.

Report
Helpful
KJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing handmade pasta dishes! Loved all courses. The decor is traditional Italian so we felt like We were in Italy!

Report
Helpful
RT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would definitely go again. Very cute little restaurant with the inside reminding you of those small Italian restaurants from Italy. Decently priced, great service and good food!

Report
Helpful
MK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambiance, lively, great food. Nice!

Report
Helpful
MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ate was amazing!!! Loved the bread and dipping sauce, bruschetta, gnocchi and pistachio gelato!!

Report
Helpful
G
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, authentic Italian with interesting twists. Good wine list.

Report
Helpful
J
Dallas
87 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I liked this place. We have walked by it a thousand times. It is casual and good. I would have preferred to sit on the patio , as insidecwas a little hot! BUT, I loved the inside decor! Makes you feel like you are in an Italian garden! We will go back !

Report
Helpful
Q
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

nice atmosphere and great extensive happy hour menu!

Report
Helpful
NA
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great setting, food was good not over the top. Service was good

Report
Helpful
F
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Super super slow service. Wrong food delivered twice. Polite folks, but not efficient nor helpful.

Report
Helpful
S
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Outside seating is good but inside it’s a small place and they try to squeeze everyone inside. It was so congested that I could not even breathe. Even though I made a reservation that we will be dining with baby they gave us a table which had no place for baby to sit. They were giving booster chair for a baby who is still learning to sit on a high chair.
It was extremely hot in the dining room inside.
We requested outside seating but they were not ready for that.
I was not impressed with the fact that even after making reservation through open table they couldn’t fulfill the request.

Report
Helpful
DD
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience here, food is always amazing and service is wonderful

Report
Helpful
JP
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall a pretty good Italian meal. We were seated promptly at our reservation time of 7pm. My wife and I shared a salad and we each ordered pasta dishes. They were good but nothing memorable. The fresh Italian bread was crusty. Very informal and busy place on Pearl Street.

Report
Helpful
KG
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance Restaurant has a wonderful Decore. Nice wine list. Bartender was a bit slow and the food took a while but it was all freshly prepared and well done. We visited with friends during the weight which was fine. Tastes were authentic and blended together nicely.

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall, a nice restaraurnt. Nothing to complain about or recommend. The portions are large and the chef is very willing to accommodate splitting any dish. Save room for desert! They are very good! Fresh pasta and authentic recipes make this a good option if you’re in the mood for Italian. Sit inside if there are street activites, though. The noise might be an issue if you try to eat outside on the sidewalk area.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My boyfriend and I made last minute reservations on a Sunday evening. We both loved the food. The service was a little slow and the girls seemed to be chatting more with one another and the patio tables than us inside but it was no big deal..as we were enjoying one anothers company.
Great portion sizes for the price.

Would absolutely recommend to friends and family looking for some delicious Italian food.

Report
Helpful
OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it we go every time in town

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The food and general ambience were fine, however our waitress only came to our table 3 times during the entire meal and was nowhere in sight the rest of the time. Other waitstaff were completely unavailable and I couldn’t get anyone’s attention to get water for half an hour into the meal. One of the waiters, possibly a manager, was incredibly loud and disruptive and was continually distracting the other waiters. At the end of our meal, they gave us the wrong check and took another 30 minutes to get the right one and process the payment. If it hadn’t been for the decent food and gorgeous restaurant interior, the evening would have been a disaster.

Report
Helpful
g
Salt Lake City
18 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Service was good, not great. We would dine there again.

Report
Helpful
MH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The lobster ravioli was very salty. Other food was fine.

Report
Helpful
KJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was top-notch. He knew the menu and offered suggestions when we asked. He was attentive with the little details - refilling water, asking if we wanted more bread and checking in to see if we wanted more wine. He was quick to take empty plates away, instead of letting them sit on the table. The food was great. Lovely evening!

Report
Helpful
MS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The beet salad was amazing and I loved my wine, but the salmon was just ok. Our server was very good. Loved the ambiance and decor.

Report
Helpful
SK
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The setting feels very Old World. Service was a little slow and the food was tasty. Not the best Italian I’ve ever had, but it made for a pleasant dinner.

Report
Helpful
JS
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A great place to celebrate a significant birthday. Our waiter was very attentive. The outdoor seating facing the Pearl Street Mall is lovely.

Report
Helpful
w
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Chicken dish was terrible.
We asked to replace it with plain pasta.
We were charged for the returned chicken dish and charged $20 for a plain bowl of pasta to replace it.
Cooks in the kitchen shook their head at us.
Disappointing and unprofessional especially when we spent over $300 dollars

Report
Helpful
JH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Seated on time with our reservation despite it being a busy evening. Great service!

Report
Helpful
BW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed eating here the night before BolderBOULDER for the last 2 years!

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant with great service, ambiance and food. Went there for a birthday celebration and the indoor seating feels like you're dining on a little side street in Italy. The staff and waiter went out of their way to make sure we had a great time. I higlhy recommend it and will be back to try the outdoor seating and other menu items.

Report
Helpful
PS
Denver
98 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently good Italian food, well presented. More than ample portions fairly priced, and with friendly, attentive service. Great location in the middle of Pearl Street Mall, with an outdoor front patio, great for experiencing the Mall ambience while having a good meal. Great bread. Good for both lunch and dinner. Very good wine list as well.

Report
Helpful
CF
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I went for my birthday and Mother Days with my daughter and the food was wonderful! Love the wine list as well! The only downside was the manager and I was very disappointed. Daughter left her small back pack and when we called he didn't have time to look for it. He said "it's not here" with in seconds so clearly he didn't look. She could not get in the house or drive her car without the keys so we called back. The person that answered was very nice and went to look and it was there. She was great but the manager made me so mad that this was not important enough to take two minutes to look. This is not a large place and we sat by the fountain. How hard is it to look? As much as I like the food they don't deserve my business anymore because of his lack of judgement.

Report
Helpful
ED
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The pasta and bread were really good! Wasn't a big fan of the calamari though, it seemed to be frozen. If they ditch the kitschy decor the place would feel more upscale and be a better match to the quality of food they offer.

Report
Helpful
C
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place went for graduation celebration nice ambiance good service

Report
Helpful
SD
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had reservations after CU graduation. They seated us promptly and were very friendly. The waitress was very accommodating to our elderly parents.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
7