Spuntino

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$30 and under
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Italian
Global mind, local body, Italian soul.

Spuntino is an intimate, Italian inspired restaurant nestled into the heart of the historic Potter Highland neighborhood, owned and run by a wife and husband, chef and manager team along their small, dedicated staff. We are obsessed with what we do and dedicate ourselves to sharing our passion for wonderful food, drink, and service with our lovely guests. We are inspired by our travels, our diverse culinary experience, our wonderful purveyors, by the seasons, and by the wonderful guests we have a pleasure to serve. We are a from-scratch kitchen, making everything we are reasonably able to in house, including breads, cheeses, pastas, gelati, a wide range of digestivi and amari, and more. We look forward to your visit!
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GP
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

The food at this restaurant is excellent, creative and generous portions. Unfortunately the atmosphere so detracts from the overall experience that I would hesitate to recommend it or return. As on a previous visit it was so smoky that our eyes were tearing. The kitchen is right in the middle of the restaurant and the ventilation is inadequate. They have to keep a window open to try and help so there was also a cold draft. It is so noisy we had trouble hearing our waiter or having a conversation at our table.

Spuntino
Responded 4 days ago

While I'm glad to hear the kind words about our food, I'm so sorry to hear about your experience otherwise. The comments are quite unusual for us to hear - I imagine you were sitting on our banquette on Saturday? It's been a long time since we've heard the rare complaint about smoke or irritants because of our little open kitchen. Would you be kind enough to reach out directly to give a little more information and see if we can make it up to you? Best, Elliot Strathmann

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t
Denver
48 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Italian restaurant with Indian influences. Great food. Small cramped space though, noisy.

A
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite!

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EV
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice food and wait staff, good presentation.

Be warned: the tiramisu is a "reimagining" of tiramisu with mousse and gelato, with coffee poured on top. It's very good, but if you order expecting classic tiramisu, you're in for a (pleasant) surprise.

HL
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! Very cute, little restaurant with friendly staff and excellent food. I do wish that the arancini app had maybe one or two more servings, as three wasn’t quite enough, but other than that serving being tiny the rest was perfect. I got the farfalle, and the sauce and egg were excellent. Will definitely be coming back.

PB
Denver
94 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat! Our waiter Mathew is outstanding effusive, knowledgable and enjoyable. The menu selections are unique and thoughtful, the wine list is well done not overblown. The food was excellent, every one of us was very pleased with the presentation and the flavors. One of the better dining experiences we have had in quite a while.
Will most definitely return.

P
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time @ Spuntino for my birthday. Our family of four adults loved it. We each ordered something different and everyone was happy with their meal, including the vegetarian. Our server was wonderful — very knowledgeable and helpful. The kitchen was a little slow on a busy Sunday night, but we didn’t mind the relaxed pace. We’ll definitely return.

C
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

great place, great food and drink. We always enjoy the changing menus and advice from the servers and the owners.

J
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy Spuntino’s! Great food, nice space and most excellent staff.

JB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service.

S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was so helpful and lovely
The food was amazing
We had a great time

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Found this gem and gave it a go. We really enjoyed the food as well as the service. I’ll go back next trip to Denver !

AK
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, fresh food that was the perfect portion.

Z
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. Good service but place is super loud.
Hard to have a conversation.

J
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good

HZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Food is always the best, service is always outstanding.

b
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I heard from locals that Spuntino was a great restaurant, so tried fitting it into my list of must visit. It was everything I was looking for and more. All the staff treated us like we were their only customer for the night, courteous and nice. We wanted something unique in our drink choices and they made them perfectly. The food is Italian with an Indian flare of seasoning and taste. The owners work on the floor and pay attention to details with every table. Husband is at the door and wife is in the kitchen. Both visited our table to check-in. The music was not too loud, hence the entire restaurant noise was at a comfortable level so that conversations can be carried on without shouting at one another. Loved it.

m
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was incredibly nice and did a great job helping us decide on everything from wine to pasta. The pasta itself is amazing and I would highly encourage ordering and eating family style

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Server was passive aggressively rude and slow

AF
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Small and intimate---artisanal in approach, great personalized cocktails (The Wrath of Mt. Etna), polite, professional and multi-layered service; the skilled and hardworking culinary professionals at Spuntino work as a team and they deliver---delicious appetizers, inviting wines and wonderful entrees.................excellent all around...................the only caveat, some of the group tables in the back of the restaurant attract some doggone loud folks who likely lubricated with libation think nothing of shouting with glee- every word of their conversation...........i.e. it can get way loud in the back so roll with it or seek a quieter space more towards the front of this fine restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing dining experience. The food and service was spot on

P
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience as usual.

NE
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I come here I am impressed. Delicious food and cocktails and incredible service! Well worth a visit!

JC
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service, and experience! Definitely one of our favorite places in Denver!

LS
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Food is always on point and never disappoints. Great cocktails as well.

C
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Spuntino's is consistently excellent. The food is amazing, the service exceptional, and the ambiance is warm and inviting. I would strongly recommend Spuntino's for any occasion!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Amazing food and service.

F
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Matt (our sever) was exceptional.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional as always. Elliot and the team deliver the best Italian food in the city and a comfortable and cool atmosphere.

Spuntino
Responded on August 29, 2019

<3 <3 <3

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C
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were going to go for happy hour from 5-6:30 only to find out it was served only at the bar. This was a big disappointment. We did eat outside, and thank goodness it was cloudy or the sun would have been directly in my face.

But the food was fantastic, and beautifully presented. The wine was so so. It is on the expensive side. I will make the attempt to be there early enough to have happy hour at the bar.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Amazing pasta, very happy with the food!

F
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful dining experience from start to finish. Great food has unique flavor combinations, and delicious wine, too. Wonderful service. Delicious dessert. Thanks for an awesome evening, Spuntino. We've been here twice, and it has exceeded expectations both times. Highly recommended!

c
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this restaurant and will be back soon. Amazing food and service

SE
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been to Spuntino for about 3 years and I am not sure why! It was great the first time and equally as great this time! From the moment we arrived, Spuntino had professional and friendly service, delicious food and an overall nice vibe. I will not wait so long to return again! It was a wonderful dinner!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in Denver.

MB
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious neighborhood gem. Superior food, excellent cocktails, wonderful dessert, and great service

GC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn’t have been better.

S
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Cool space. Small, cozy and well decorated. Food is solid across the board. We had several entrees and small plates. Good portions and price for the quality. Only complaint would be on drink service. Took a long time to be able to order (15 minutes) and receive drinks (15 minutes).

RJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Spuntino were fantastic. We had a lot of questions and our waitress did an amazing job at helping us understand the menu, pick good drinks to go with our food, and make good choices over all. We really loved everything.

We sat outside at one of the two patio tables. It was nice and quiet outside and a wonderful evening. Inside the restaurant seemed much louder and so we were glad to be outside; that said, everyone inside seemed to be having an amazing time too.

B
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service was excellent. The basilcello after the meal unique and quite tasty.
Only criticism was noice level was high.

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