DiFranco's

955 Lincoln St.
Denver, CO 80203
720-253-1244
Critics' Pick
Best Of

Details

  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Catering, Delivery, Order Online, Takeout
  • Reservations Accepted
When it comes to Italian cuisine, simplicity, craftsmanship and unassailable ingredients are what count — and DiFranco's, an unassuming, low-key joint in the Golden Triangle that Ryan DiFranco opened in 2012 as an Italian deli, then expanded into a (tiny) restaurant, embraces all of those attributes. It serves a lovely selection of housemade pastas, including a terrific penne specked with fresh parsley and dusted with sharp Pecorino, as well as a textbook-perfect spaghetti and meatballs. The subs, stacked on fresh-baked bread layered with fresh mozzarella, super-high-quality Italian meats and vegetables just plucked from the earth, are equally transcendent, and even the salads deserve your attention. And don't even think about waltzing out the door without trying the meatballs, cannoli or ricotta cookies. But fair warning: With only two tables and a community counter, you could be in for a long wait if you want to eat inside the spot we named Best Italian Restaurant in 2013.

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