Denver Restaurant Guide

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Locanda Del Borgo

Locanda del Borgo has an open kitchen. A wide-open kitchen, laid out like a gastro-porn centerfold. The menu is wide-open, too, refusing to specialize or economize, with dishes ranging from fritto misto (a fisherman's platter of squid, scallops, shrimp, artichokes and zucchini, all fried) to straccetti (a Roman stir-fry of beef "tatters" and arugula, topped with sweated onions and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, served over a grilled polenta cake). Chef-owner Giancarlo Macchiarella may be a native of Italy, but his restaurant has a style that's uniquely Colorado.
Mark Manger
Details
  • Price: $$$
  • Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; 5-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 5-9 p.m.
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Parking: Lot available