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Il Posto

2011 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
303-394-0100
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  • Mon-Thurs: Lunch 11am-2:30pm Dinner 5pm-11:30pm Fri: Lunch 11am-2:30pm Dinner 5pm-12am Sat: 5pm-12am Sun: 5pm-10pm
  • $$$
  • Banquet Facilities, Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine, Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Online Reservations Available
For half a dozen years, chef/owner Andrea Frizzi has been watching over Il Posto, his traditional Italian trattoria crammed between other bars and restaurants along East 17th Avenue. But his restaurant stands out. The dining room is alive with bodies, light and noise; the action in the open kitchen is entertaining to watch; and the always-new menu – listed on a single sheet of paper – may be small, but it includes dishes that can be brilliant. (The risotto – made to order – and calamari never disappoint.) Although there have been some changes over the years, what hasn’t changed is the kitchen’s commitment to technique, its exquisite sourcing, and the dominant presence of Frizzi. Though no longer behind the burners, he stands guard in the busy corridor between open kitchen and tables, making sure that Il Posto lives up to its commitment of serving classic Italian cuisine.

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