The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Reviews of Six Denver Restaurants That Opened in 2016

Coperta was the subject of our most recent restaurant review.EXPAND
Coperta was the subject of our most recent restaurant review.
Mark Antonation

Our restaurant critic, Gretchen Kurtz, took much of 2016 off — but she returned in August revitalized after her sabbatical. And a good thing, too, because restaurants continue to open at an unprecedented pace in metro Denver. Her mission remains the same: to visit a restaurant anonymously — and more than once — and then offer an honest, no-holds-barred assessment. Since her return, she's reviewed six eateries that opened this year. Here they are, along with links to the original reviews.

Chef de cuisine Bob Blair and his team in the open kitchen at Coperta.EXPAND
Chef de cuisine Bob Blair and his team in the open kitchen at Coperta.
Danielle Lirette

Coperta Could Be the Start of a Lovely Roman Holiday
Coperta
400 East 20th Avenue
720-749-4666

Mister Tuna is big on seafood and other wood-grilled meats.
Mister Tuna is big on seafood and other wood-grilled meats.
Mark Antonation

Troy Guard's Mister Tuna Is a Real Keeper
Mister Tuna
3033 Brighton Boulevard
303-831-8862

Burgers and sides at Masterpiece Kitchen.EXPAND
Burgers and sides at Masterpiece Kitchen.
Danielle Lirette

Lowry's Masterpiece Kitchen Is No Masterpiece
Masterpiece Kitchen
84 Rampart Road
720-324-8873

Load up on Italian and Mexican dishes at the same time at Mas Kaos.EXPAND
Load up on Italian and Mexican dishes at the same time at Mas Kaos.
Danielle Lirette

Mas Kaos Has Mass Appeal With Tacos and Pizza — and You'll Want Both
Mas Kaos
4526 Tennyson Street
720-638-2100

Arancini nearly glow with golden-brown goodness at Spatola.EXPAND
Arancini nearly glow with golden-brown goodness at Spatola.
Danielle Lirette

Spatola Ristorante & Wine Bar: An Unfinished Journey to Authentic Italian Fare
Spatola
3434 West 32nd Avenue
303-477-4820

Chef Brendan Russell fillets a wild Alaskan halibut at The Preservery.EXPAND
Chef Brendan Russell fillets a wild Alaskan halibut at The Preservery.
Danielle Lirette

The Preservery Captures the Flavor and Energy of the New West
The Preservery
3040 Blake Street
303-298-6821

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Coperta

400 E. 20th Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80205

720-749-4666

copertadenver.com

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Mister Tuna

3033 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, Colorado 80216

303-831-8862

www.mistertuna.com

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Masterpiece Kitchen

84 Rampart Rd.
Denver, Colorado 80230

720-324-8873

masterpiecekitchen.com

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Mas Kaos

4526 Tennyson St.
Denver, Colorado 80212

720-638-2100

www.maskaosdenver.com

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Spatola

3434 W. 32nd Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80211

303-477-4820

www.spatolarestaurant.com

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The Preservery

3040 Blake St.
Denver, Colorado 80205

303-298-6821

www.thepreservery.com


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