Denver has a strong Italian history -- but until the last decade or so, this town's Italian restaurants were mostly run-of-the-mill red-sauce joints that you went to more for the convenience than the food. That's changed, though, and today's dining scene is rich with inventive and stylish fare from ... More >>
Locanda del BorgoDenver has a strong Italian heritage, and the northern part of the city, in particular, once played host to dozens of red-sauce joints offering competing versions of spaghetti and meatballs to loyal patrons who made the bars their neighborhood hangouts. Those original restaur ... More >>
Mark MangerJimmy Sannino was one of the three sons who inspired 3 Sons, the restaurant that his family ran for forty years. After they finally sold 3 Sons in 2004, his two brothers got out of the business -- but red sauce was in Jimmy's blood.
Today he owns and operates Mama Sanninos, an old ... More >>
Mark MangerKitsch covers the walls at Mama Sanninos, with family portraits co-mingling with vintage alcohol posters, festive seasonal hangings and shots of Italy. Hand-written signs list specials, and the scent of garlic hangs in the air as the chef prepares those specials, as well as platter ... More >>