Tony Pasquini

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    October 2, 2013

    Bad Daddy's Burger Bar moving into former Tony P's in Cherry Creek

    Bad Daddy's Burger Bar is coming to Cherry Creek, moving into the former home of Tony P's, at 240 Milwaukee Street. Tony Pasquini had originally opened his restaurant there in early 2012 as Pasquini's, then changed the name because of a family dispute. This summer he closed the Cherry Creek spot alt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Tony P's on 17th Avenue now offering live music

    Tony's P's, which opened last November in the former J.R.'s space at 777 East 17th Avenue, recently started hosting live music on weekends in its lounge upstairs. The venue will be the new home base for old-school funk/jazz act Buckner Funken Jazz, fronted by trumpeter Rod Buckner. The group will pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Reader: Cherry Creek is no more than a large convenience store for aging, unwelcoming locals

    Tony P's closed in Cherry Creek this past weekend, and while owner Tony Pasquini has certainly had a tough couple of years, his family feud might have been less a factor in the restaurant's closing than the location of this Tony P's: Cherry Creek. That's the theory of one reader, at least. See also ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Tony P's goes pasta point of no return in Cherry Creek

    Tony Pasquini has had a rough ride in Cherry Creek, where he closed the first Tony P's this past weekend. He'd initially opened the place in early 2012 as a Pasquini's, but he had to change that last August after he got into a legal wrangle with his sister, who now owns the original Pasquini's at 13 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Sean Yontz will be cooking again in Denver -- starting at Monday's Del Maguey dinner

    Sean Yontz's job effectively ended at the end of service on May 3, when El Diablo and Sketch closed for good and he parted ways with Jesse Morreale, owner of the red-tagged First Avenue Hotel, after eight years in business together. After that, Yontz traveled some, and he's now on his way to Aspen f ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013
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    March 19, 2013

    Reader: Chubby's should merge with Pasquini's and end the confusion

    Confused about which Chubby's is which? Join the club. The Original Chubby's that is slated to open next week at 14th and Kalamath is a second venture by Julian Cordoba, who opened the first Original Chubby's in Thornton in 1987. But the true original Chubby's is still the spot that got its start as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Tony P's deal today supports Colorado Public Television -- and you could win, too

    Tony and Judy Pasquini appreciate the value of public television as well as good pizza. The mother-son duo who opened the first Pasquini's in Denver 25 years ago now run the homegrown Tony P's chain, and if you dine at either the Tony P's in Cherry Creek or the Tony P's in Uptown between 4 and 8 p. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Tony Pasquini's changes names of LoHi, 17th Avenue spots to Tony P's

    And now there are three: Tony Pasquini, who opened the first Pasquini's Pizzeria on South Broadway in 1986, when he was barely old enough to have a liquor license but did have the help of his mom, Judy, now has a trio of spots called Tony P's. And he no longer has the original spot, which he sold to ... More >>

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    February 5, 2013

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  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Pasquini's on 17th gets its dance cabaret license

    At the end of November, the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses approved the dance cabaret license application filed by Pasquini's Pizzeria on 17th Avenue, which means this latest location in the Pasquini's empire can now offer live music, which has been such a hit at the Highland location. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Pasquini's is back in business on 17th Avenue

    Tony Pasquini has returned to 17th Avenue with a new/old pizzeria. The latest Pasquini's will open at 11 a.m. today in the former J.R.'s space at 777 East 17th Avenue. See also: -Pasquini's will open a pizzeria and bar in the old J.R.'s space -Pasquini's changes name of Cherry Creek spot to Tony P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    The pizza at Tony P's disappoints during happy hour

    Happy Place: Tony P's, 240 Milwaukee Street, 303-355-1177 The Hours: Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and again from 9 to 11 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 9 to 11 p.m. The Deals: $5 domestic pitchers; $10 craft beer pitchers; $2 Coors Light or Schlitz pints; $3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Reader: Original Pasquini's needs more than a new look

    Pasquini's has gone through many changes since Tony Pasquini opened the first restaurant at 1310 South Broadway 25 years ago. While his sister, Melinda Pasquini, took over the original spot in 2004, Tony went on to open more restaurants and also franchise other efforts. There have been some bumps al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Original Pasquini's launching new look, logo and happy-hour menu

    More than 25 years ago, the Pasquini family opened their first restaurant, Pasquini's Pizzeria, on South Broadway. Today that location is in the hands of Melinda Pasquini, and she's in the process of changing the look of the restaurant, changing the logo and remodeling the exterior to look like a bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Pasquini's changes name of Cherry Creek spot to Tony P's

    Tony Pasquini opened the first Pasquini's Pizzeria in 1986 at 1310 South Broadway, a space that's expanded several times over the years. But that hasn't been the only change in the Pasquini's restaurant empire. At the same time Pasquini opened other locations, he also allowed franchise operators to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Pasquini's will open a pizzeria and bar in the old J.R.'s space

    Three months after the Uptown Pasquini's turned into a Serioz, the Denver Business Journal announced that Tony Pasquini had inked a deal on the old two-story Uptown building that most recently held J.R.'s Bar and Grill, making good on his plan to return to the neighborhood.

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Pasquini's closes Uptown location to make way for Serioz

    Late last year,Tony Pasquini was making changes to his 25-year-old chain of pizzerias, building out a Cherry Creek address, which opened in late January, and getting ready to ink a deal for a new spot on East Colfax. At the same time, he was quietly buying back his franchises, bringing all restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Pasquini's plants its newest pizzeria in Cherry Creek

    It wasn't long ago that I demoted Cherry Creek to a culinary wasteland -- or something like that -- but as soon as the words slipped from my fly trap, I had to eat them. Over the past few months, Cherry Creek has been blitzed with new restaurants: La Merisse, a French spot, unlocked its doors in Jul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Pasquini's will take over the old Panera space in Cherry Creek

    The original Pasquini's Pizzeria on Broadway has spawned an empire that is moving into Cherry Creek.​Since he opened the first Pasquini's on South Broadway in 1986, Tony Pasquini has grown his Italian restaurant into a family of five, expanding (in some cases via franchies) into the Highland ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Pasquini's Denver Tech Center location now slated for a May debut

    ​The opening of Pasquini's new Denver Tech Center restaurant at 8101 Belleview Avenue has been pushed back more than a month while it secures all the necessary permits and brings the space up to code, says founder Tony Pasquini. The pizzeria, which will be the fifth to join the mini-chain, wa ... More >>

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