Spuntino

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638 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Global mind, Colorado 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!

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.3

An excellent choice for special occasions, Spuntino is all about great pasta and wine.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 638 People Are Saying
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Kansas City
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spuntino is one of our favorite restaurants in Denver. All of the staff is wonderful and we especially like Tyler. His suggestions are always spot on and he knows the menu and drinks really well. He is also great at being informative and friendly but not overbearing on our table. We recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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TN
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Great waiter named Matthew. Gelato was delicious as well!!

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MO
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each dish is a unique complex freshly created group of flavor and textures. Beautiful and delicious dishes for foodies and there rest of us.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place, simply amazing!! It was my girlfriend's birthday and we were both so glad we chose this place. Our server/hostess Anna J, was outstanding. She knew everything about the menu and help pick out some dishes that were perfect for us.

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JO
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A cut above all the rest. This is thee best Northern Italian Cuisine in the city.

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P
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing dining experience in recent memory. Spuntino caters to the mind, body and soul. The proprietors are wonderfully inviting and knowledgeable about their food and beverage menu. I enjoyed the focaccia and ricotta appetizer which was fresh and light, drizzled with quality olive oil, and an amazing pasta dish featuring wonderful mushrooms and aged balsamic. I could not have been more satisfied with my meal. Top this off with an amazing wine by the glass selection and conversation to keep me sitting at the bar for hours. I came here alone being on a business trip, and left knowing I will come back to visit new friends. Well done Spuntino!!! And thank you for a memorable dining experience.

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ST
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and the service were fantastic! I just wind it was a little more quiet. It’s hard to have a casual conversation in restaurants any more.

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MS
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome food and place to be. Love Spuntino and always look for reasons to go And had the best scallops dish ever.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Overall experience was very good yet our waiter (Tyler)seemed to not enjoy his job. Very un-engaging. I will be back but home to have someone else wait on me.

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H
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and wonderful food . Plus, you don’t feel rushed . The menu is interesting and everything looks inviting . Might want to add one more fish dish .

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

Great food and waitress was very helpful! She walked us through the menu and what each section was so we could get the experience we wanted.

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NB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always superb and the maitre d’ is wonderful and goes out of her way with every table and every diner to make sure their experience is as fantastic as it could be.

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MP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tyler was our server and he was wonderful as usual!

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MS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best waitress I've ever had at Spuntino. She was so knowledgeable, kind and attentive. The food was incredible. We have a favorite Italian restaurant, but this became of our favorite 'new Italian' spot. The food was really interesting and so delicious. GET THE CHEESE BOARD. There are more than 60 combos of mustards, jams, cheeses, meats and veggies that the chef puts together that day.

We will definitely be back!

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DD
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal went for my daughters birthdays. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. Would definitely go back again to try summer menu

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DC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Was visiting a friend in Denver and went in a group of three to this restaurant. The service was outstanding. The server was knowledgeable and helpful and not at all hovering or rushing us out when our meal was done. She let two in our party taste their wine selections before doing a full pour.

At our table we had the scallops, agnolotti and another pasta dish. All three were very good. We also had the olive oil cake, which is great for those who like dessert less on the sweet side.

I would highly recommend this neighborhood spot to others who want a great dining experience with excellent service.

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DR
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food not as great as other reviews that I read. Service was friendly and knowledgeable.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently one of the best restaurants in Denver. Very interesting menu which changes seasonally, the staff is very knowledgeable and they have a great wine list. My advice - go try it out.

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OT
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent and we will definitely return.

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CR
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Spuntino for a birthday and it was fantastic for a small group of 4. Great service, delicious food, and we agreed we would go back.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, that kind of meal where every bite is an explosion flavor that leaves you wanting more! Highly recommend the ricotta donuts with pistachio mousse for dessert!!

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TK
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for an anniversary and ordered wine and some apps from the happy hour menu, then pasta from the regular menu. All of the food was amazing, and the service was impeccable. I would highly recommend, we will be coming back soon!

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/10 wouldn’t change a thing!

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M
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Amazing service. Can’t wait to go back!

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c
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Someone snuck in on our bar reservations, but they completely took care of us quickly. Best pasta ever. Fantastic flavors. Just the right amount of service. Bravo!

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food and cocktails were very tasty - the server was exceedingly knowledgeable about the food ingredients and preparation, and was able to make recommendations and offer information. Very impressed - would return!

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LL
Denver
90 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a Birthday with Chef Austin!!!! Amazing Food as Always & Impeccable Service. Has Become Our Go To for My Birthday & special occasions!!!

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NL
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elliot and Matthew were terrific. We tried new wines on their recommendation and have been remarking about them since (will seek them out). We were unfamiliar with them but we trust the recommendation because Elliot chooses them personally. The food was amazing as always.

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JB
Denver
72 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love this restaurant. The Italian dishes are very good and you can't go wrong with the house-made pastas. We dine on lots of appetizers and leave a bit of room for a pasta dish. But, the gelato is to die for; try the olive oil flavor. The wine list is varied with many Italian options and it is reasonably priced.

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NB
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing. We've been twice now and had an incredible experience both times. The service is impeccable and the staff is extremely accommodating. The food is out of this world. Hands down best place we've ever eaten. Definitely share everything so you can try more.

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r
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, we had the best experience. The staff was very attentive, the food fresh local and inventive, and house made amaros were a treat. One of the owners spent time table side to talk to us about them, and they were delicious!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10/10. Best restaurant in Denver

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k
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pasta, lovely ambience. Perfect date spot. Good wine.

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DH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to this wonderful restaurant 40-50 times, and we've never had a less-than-stellar meal. The owners and staff are talented and kind, the service is impeccable, and the food is simply amazing, every time.

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K
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good Happy hour . We tried the Arancini and meatballs.The star of the show was the lamb pasta . One of the best pasta dishes I’ve ever eaten.

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T
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, quality food! The current Asian inspired menu was different than what we expected - in the most delicious way!

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B
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner with a friend and everybody throughly enjoyed everything. The food is wonderful and the service was excellent. We will definitely return.

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MJ
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner with great food and service, love the awesome combination of ingredients

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DM
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an incredible experience! From the minute we walked in till our bill was paid. Host knew us by name based on our reservation, our server was delightful and guided us through the menu, and even the kitchen staff/expediter played a role in our evening. My Dad loved his quail, my fettuccine with Colorado lamb might have been the best homemade pasta entree I’ve ever had in the states, and don’t leave without trying the Oreo gelato and house-made limoncello!

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LS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were fabulous. Very descriptive detailing ingredients. Had frutti di mare, duck salsiccia, carbonara aroncini, elk tartare (Alec Crudo). Fettucine with lamb, Fettucine Romesco w Andouille, olive oil cake, chocolate truffle and zeppole. Absolutely amazing and incredibly friendly/helpful staff. Best meal in Denver since arriving 10 months ago.

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