Denver Restaurant Guide

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Frasca Food and Wine Top 100

Frasca has long been considered one of the best restaurants — Italian or otherwise — in not just the state, but the country. Its food is inspired by Italy's northeastern-most region, Friuli Venezia Giulia, and its front-of-the-house work is also legendary: Frasca has won three James Beard awards, including one for Outstanding Service in 2019. Another winner is the wine program, led by co-founder and master sommelier Bobby Stuckey. Fine-dining restaurants became particularly challenging to keep open during the pandemic, but after shuttering for twelve weeks, Frasca made a comeback and has been thriving under new executive chef Rob Hurd, who took the reins in May 2021.
Julia Vandenoever
  • Price: $$$$
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 5-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 5-9:30 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Heated outdoor space
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Garage available, Metered
  • Extra Services: Catering, Private-group dining
  • Takeout