Spuntino

4.9
619 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!

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Bring your Father to Spuntino for Father's Day! Or any other day! Except Mondays, we're closed on Mondays. :)

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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 619 People Are Saying
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Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
89 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
69 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
12 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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TF
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you are expecting a traditional pasta and red sauce Italian restaurant, this isn't your place. But if you want something different, I highly recommend. Anna took care in explaining the menu and help selecting a great Italian wine within our price range. This restaurant combines ingredients you would never think of into different and unusual appetizers and entrees, but it all works and the results are delicious. Try the duck sausage appetizer and the pasta with homemade meatballs in a mild green chili sauce. You won't be disappointed.

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C
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

The food was wonderful. The descriptions on the menu did not do justice. Our server, on the other hand, was apathetic and seemingly disgruntled. Everything else about our experience was lovely

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AS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was amazing, he suggested the best app and mains. Wine was very yummy and the food... just superb! So delicious and unlike anything I’ve had before!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at spuntino!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with friends. Perfect.

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GA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular creative food and service. Very impressed. Can’t wait to go back!

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C
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this spot and I must say, A PLUS on all levels. The way in which the food was prepared and taste of each plate was unique, perfectly cooked and so very tasty. The waiter was awesome/knew the plates to a T and did not rush us one bit. We are a tight knit Italian family and grew up having lunch (dinner) at our grandparents every Sunday after church. It reminded me/us of way back when and we couldn't be happier that we found YOU. Rock it out and keep up with the fantastic business.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was really good but the service was better. We left feeling very welcomed and cared for by Anna. Thanks for a great evening!

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TA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were lucky and scored one of the tables next to the front window - great ambiance and lighting. We started a glass of cab and The Bourbonator paired with the Focaccia and Ricotta. Highly recommended. We then had the two least "Italian Pasta" dishes you could have (Fettucine and Agnolotti del Plin) and both were delicious. We finished with the Zepolle, or Sicilian ricotta doughnuts and a cup of salted caramel chocolate gelato. Would def recommend the Zepolle. Service was awesome, unobtrusive but there when you needed it. Great date night spot!

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SH
New England
249 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My first time here, visiting my daughter who has been here several times. Service and food , as well as drinks were wonderful. I’ll definitely come back !

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MR
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time in and it was wonderful! I live in the neighborhood and will definitely frequent this restaurant.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow the food was incredible with such variety and quality. Truly an Italian experience. I miss small local restaurants like this with incredible food and great service

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SI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, wonderful experience!! I would definitely go back on my next visit to Denver. Everything we ate was awesome.

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V
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place for date night!

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BL
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best Italian restaurant in Denver, hands down.

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AC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so spectacular!! The textures ...the flavors....a smorgasbord for our palettes!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always knocks it out of the park with their ever changing menu. Everything was delicious and they were so kind with desserts on my birthday!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The chef seems to have lost focus. The polenta and pork belly had a Mexican spice mix, the fresh pasta noodles were not al dente but under cooked, and everything on the plate was brown. Disappointing after having a lovely meal there only 3 months ago.

Spuntino
Responded on March 30, 2019

I'm very sorry you didn't enjoy the meal this time - we did just change the menu and the chef did lean more heavily on her personal background (Indian, not Mexican) with some of the dishes, including the Pork Cheeks. I imagine you had the Bigoli pasta? We didn't hear a single bit of negative feedback on Thursday (or at all about these dishes yet), so we certainly wish you had spoken up while you were here and could have addressed/replaced dishes you didn't enjoy. Communication goes a long way.

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G
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The waiter was a little stoic. He was perfectly competent, but didn't get the warm and fuzzies. Other than that, we love Spuntino's.

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