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955 Lincoln St., Ste. D Denver, CO 80203 | Central Denver | 720-253-1244

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When it comes to Italian cuisine, simplicity, craftsmanship and unassailable ingredients are what count — and DiFranco's, an unassuming, low-key joint in the Golden Triangle that Ryan DiFranco opened in 2012 as an Italian deli, then expanded into a (tiny) restaurant, embraces all of those attributes. It serves a lovely selection of house-made pastas, including a terrific tagliolini carbonara specked with pancetta and haloed with a yolky egg, as well as a textbook-perfect Bolognese textured with chewy pappardelle pasta. The subs, stacked on fresh-baked bread layered with fresh mozzarella, super-high-quality Italian meats and vegetables just plucked from the earth, are equally transcendent, and even the salads deserve your attention. And don't even think about waltzing out the door without trying the meatballs, cannoli or ricotta cookies. But fair warning: With only two tables and a community counter, you could be in for a long wait if you want to eat inside the spot we named Best Italian Restaurant in 2013.

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DiFranco's won Denver's best Italian restaurant of 2013 from Westword. As described in the award-- this unassuming, low-key join is a casual counter service style restaurant with a focus on simple and seasonal italian cuisine. Mostly everything is made in house and hand crafted from the finest ingredients available. The menu, which changes seasonally, emphasizes using locally sourced and organic ingredients. Fresh pastas, salads, + sandwiches compose the daily menu for lunch and dinner. Ryan DiFranco created the concept in 2012 and is joined by fellow team members Lisa Redlich, Renee Steele, Francesca Barone, and Luz Manzo. We are here to provide an awesome dining experience for you.