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Wed, 4/25
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The Bent Noodle Italian Restaurant and Catering Company

4.4
348 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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The Bent Noodle Italian Restaurant and Catering Co. is a true neighborhood Italian joint. From the checkered tablecloths to the beautiful aroma of sauteed garlic, you will feel as though you’ve stepped foot into a little slice of Italia. With Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra filling the air with classic tunes, come enjoy some of Denver's finest Italian eats.

Family owned and operated since its inception in 1996, The Bent Noodle never fails to leave you perfectly stuffed with classics such as Homemade Sausage Lasagna, Fettuccine Alfredo, Chicken Picatta, or Simply Spaghetti and Meatballs. Try our homemade salad dressings, or Sausage and Peppers to start and finish with a piece of our New York style Cheesecake. Serving lunch Monday thru Friday starting at 11 am and dinner every night starting at 4. Happy Hour is Monday thru Thursday 4-6! We look forward to serving you!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 4:00-9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10am-2pm
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Phone number
(303) 337-2733
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Our private banquet room holds groups up to 65 and is available for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We offer a beautiful space to hold an office meeting, a rehearsal dinner, family reunion, birthdays and more. Food served buffet style, family style or plated depending on your needs. Italian cuisine.
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Private party contact
Guthrie: (877) 393-4795
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Catering
Our catering services include off site catering for small to very large groups. We have in the past done weddings, entire office buildings and more. We have the capacity to come set up a meal, serve and break it down. We also can simply drop off food for your group. Very reasonably priced menus can be seen at our website or we can customize your menu to fit your needs. We can also do breakfast groups and box lunches if that is what you need. Give us a call and let us know how we can be of service to your next function.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Dartmouth
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Parking details
Lots of it and free!
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Public transit
Light rail at I-225. Nine Mile Station. Public buses available on Parker Rd.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 348 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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4.1
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on December 20, 2016

It was once again a great experience after we got seated. Getting there was a bit iffy. We took friends who had never been there and we had issues being seated. Our guests were wondering what type of place we had brought them. The first person after we worked out where we sat was asked a question about the wine and the answer was it was red. He had no other information to give. He evidently was replaced and from then on it was 5 star in all ways. All of us will return soon.

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2016

This is now our new favorite "go-to" place to eat. The food is exceptional and our server (Carol) helped make our experience that evening even better. We already have reservations to take our friends out there this week. You won't be disappointed!

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2016

Food is always a good value.
Just wish they would do a major makeover on the restaurant. The look so detracts from the food.
Also a better list if wines by the glass would be appreciated.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2016

The food was delicious. The service was very good. There was plenty of food so we had to take home some.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2016

Great value and outstanding service. The chicken parmigiana was awesome. Very generous portions; had enough for a meal the next day.

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2016

Good basic italian. Bread could be improved upon, but otherwise a good everyday standby.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2016

The food, as always, was excellent. The only complaint we had was that there were a couple of people at the bar who were extremely boisterous and disturbing. Very unusual for this establishment.

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2.0Dined on September 23, 2016

The service was fine & so was the ambiance but the portions were very oversized and very oily. The small Caesar salad was actually about the size of a regular salad and two people could split an entree and still have plenty to take home. The courses were brought out very quickly & because they were so large we couldn't finish them before the next one came out, so our entrees were pretty cold by the time we got to them. It was a bit pricey for thbut quality of food that we got. Though nothing was specifically bad about the service or the food, I probably wouldn't eat here again.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2016

We returned to the area after a few years outside of Denver and returned to a past 'favorite' restaurant, The Bent Noodle. It is still a favorite restaurant! The food is of the same quality and flavors we remembered, to include the new items they have added. The New 'Gabagool' italian sandwich was fantastic; provolone, italian genoa salami pile high and slightly melted was a taste treat for one of the friends. The sausage and peppers appetizer with the Luigi tossed salad was a perfect light, but very satisfying lunch. The italian sausage was spicy, lean and very flavorable, and the accompanying homemade tomato sauce was fantastic. The meatball sandwich was served with the same tomato sauce and the meatballs were large and lean. Our group of friends will return again and bring more friends. The wait staff was excellent, our server Chad S was great at answering the many questions fired at him, and made suggestions for substitutions as requested. There were a couple of large parties today, and when Chad S was busy with them, the other 2 servers (man and woman), made sure to check on our drinks, etc.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2016

Our waitress Carla was absolutely wonderful. Not only did she know the menu inside out but she made the night a joy. We haven't experienced service like that in years and will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2016

We had a very pleasant experience, and the food was great. Always love it when there is balsamic along with the oil for the bread, plus I had a tasty house salad and an entree which was exactly as promised. My wife's shrimp dish was spot on too. Didn't have room for dessert - maybe next time. And BTW, our server was great! We'll be back!

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2016

There were 3 of us for dinner. The food once again was great. Service could have been a
little better. We ate outside which may have been the reason since there were never more
than 2 tables being used at any given time.
We'll return as we have been there before and love the food.

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3.0Dined on June 26, 2016

Not the restaurant it used to be. I order the lasagne occasionally as it is a treat for me. It was not a treat tonight. The menu says it has Italian sausage in it (the way I always remembered it). Since when does chopped up meatballs qualify as Italian sausage? I also order a small Caesar salad. Unfortunately the small salad was bigger than the plate it was served on and very difficult to eat.

70's music in an Italian restaurant?

I first went to this restaurant in the 1990's and also dined at the sister restaurant (no longer associated) in Centennial and the one thing that the new owners are missing is consistency.

I hope they can make it work because I will really miss it when it is gone.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2016

Very prompt and courteous service. Quaint ambience. Very comfortable and unpretentious. Casual dress. I would definitely return.

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2016

We made an Open Table reservation for six people for lunch after checking out their website. When we arrived, the only service was a nearly $30 per person buffet ... roughly double my budget!! The buffet wasn't mentioned on their website, and nobody called to inform me about it in advance, so I was extremely disappointed.

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2.0Dined on April 30, 2016

We met an inexperienced and unobservant hostess who was somewhat rude. Although our server was friendly, she was slow and inattentive. The food was marginal, maybe of the caliber of an Italian fast food chain or a frozen entree from the supermarket. It most definitely was inauthentic Italian, as opposed to the good quality we'd had there in the past. Perhaps new ownership? The calamari was good but sauce tasted jarred, chicken marsala had a bland brown gravy, and the special, chicken gorgonzola has more Parmesan than gorgonzola. The atmosphere has also deteriorated with Spanish music blaring (not Italian in an Italian restaurant?) and plastic action figures hanging from light fixtures. The plastic flowers and dusty nick-knacks were also unappealing. The bread was OK, but oil and vinegar cruets were sticky and grimy. We used to love this restaurant, although it's been quite a while since we've been. I don't think we'll be back.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2016

This restaurant has always served quality food and the service has always been great. Even though it's under new management, the quality has not suffered a bit. And to top it off, their bread is to die for. Keep up the good work.

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2.0Dined on April 3, 2016

We have been going to the Bent Noodle for years although we have not been there recently. We decided to return for a birthday celebration and there has been some obvious changes in management and staff. Fortunately the food had not decreased much in quality.

The service was not up to previous standards and the ambience, specifically related to the background music was terrible. Instead of nice Italian type music consisting of Sinatra, Dean Martin, etc. they were playing rhythmic millennial type tracks that was not easy on the ears.

This is very unfortunate as we had celebrated some very important milestones in our family's life at this restaurant but have no intention of returning. We will be looking for a new Italian restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2016

The food here was so good. We had a party of 5 and we each order something different. All the dishes were delicious. The price is comparable to Olive Garden but the taste and freshness far exceed them. I can't wait to return and try more.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2016

Brunch was good but too pricey for what was offered. Coffee was extra.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2016

This was our first visit and will not be our last. The food was great and service was spot on. I can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2016

New owners, same great service, delicious food and experience.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2016

We hung out chatting while eating delicious foods. The service was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2016

I have been to many local spots in Denver, Colorado. However, the bent noodle is my favorite place to eat in Colorado. My fiance and I went there on our first date and go back at least once a month to enjoy the ambiance and food.

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2016

Nice ambience, nice service, good food

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2016

Of course we had reservations but unfortunately we were seated in the bar. However the restaurant was much busier than usual...a good sign... Joe who usually busses our table waited on us. He was awesome! We have been coming here for around twenty years and he gave us the best service we've had in years! This place will never disappoint you....did I mention the food is outstanding???!!!

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2016

Excellent shrimp sassolino served hot and fresh. Friendly staff and nice ambiance. Not a chain restaurant!

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2016

As above, we will return and bring friends. Loved the polenta along with the stuffed chicken
breast. Really tasty and fit for a lower card meal.

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2016

We waited a very long time for bread. I had requested butter when we were told the bread was in the oven; it didn't come with the bread and I had to ask three more times. The bread was cold when the butter finally came. Someone took it back to the warmer, but it barely helped; they should have replaced it. Overall the service was bad, which caused me to not enjoy my meal.

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2016

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants. This time our expectations were disappointed. The chicken was dry and the fettichini alfredo had no alfredo sauce on it. Not sure if this is going to be a regular happening or if this was the exception. We may try it one more time and see how it goes; but not for a while.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2015

Aside from a little flub in bringing a few parts (which was made right with apologies & a free dessert), the entire experience was wonderful. Very flavorful vodka sauce-rich Tuscan pot roast-amazing pasta w/asparagus & chicken piccata were all cooked to perfection & delicious! Honestly, we forget about this place but should definitely put it back in our repertoire because it is delish, quiet & super friendly!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2015

Every time I dine at The Bent Noodle, I am pleased with the food, service and ambiance. Nice touch that you can sample a wine before buying it by the glass. Servers are very professional and pleasant to spend a evening with!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2015

Excellent food -comfortable atmosphere! Chicken Milano is a favorite. Every time we come, the service is outstanding!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2015

Outstanding staff. One of the Best local Italian restaurants we've frequented in Colorado. Excellent food quality, flexible cook and price point superb. A go to destination - we frequent at least one a week.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2015

Outstanding food & service
One of our regular dinning spots
Keep up good work

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3.0Dined on November 25, 2015

We've been going to "The Noodle" for decades, through at least 3 owners. Mostly it's been a 4 or a 5. This time something was amiss. Maybe they were short-handed, expecting fewer customers than materialized on the day before Thanksgiving.

Add to this some unruly kids, which are problematic to any owner/manager. "Energetic" to put it mildly.

We'll cut them some slack and will return.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2015

Love this restaurant! Go as often as I can!!

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2.0Dined on November 14, 2015

It was quite loud and service was lacking from the normal service we get.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2015

We met some dear friends for dinner, coming from Highlands Ranch. We were blown away by the food and service we received!!! Debbie (hostess) is a Rockstar, accommodating our sleeping son with his own side of a booth behind our table (kid fell asleep on the car ride). The atmosphere was relaxed and casual as we spent the next three hours catching up with our friends over drinks and dinner. We had the pear di fiocchi appetizer - delicious! - and my Gretchen's chicken in the vodka sauce was spectacular (we can see how it was a unanimous winner!) We were allowed plenty of time and always felt welcome - we will DEFINITELY come back anytime we on that side of town. PS everyone at my work asked where I got my leftovers the next day - I told them Bent Noodle is some of the best Italian in town! :)

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2015

I've been coming back to this place for 5 years now.
Special occasions and even alone.
It's has European feel to it.
I never feel rushed, it's not loud and food is great ! 😊😊😊
Thank you !

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