Finally, good news for night owls. Capone's Hideaway -- a Chicago-style, Northern Italian eatery -- should open near the end of this month at 5 East Ellsworth Avenue. And once it does open, the place will damn near never close. Chef Mike Mastro and owner Jack Mastro (Mike's dad) are planning on daily service seven days a week, with lunches starting at 11 a.m. and dinner hours stretching out to 2 a.m. on weeknights, 4 a.m. on weekends. "Like a late-night speakeasy spot," says Mike. "There's nothing else like that in the neighborhood."
Mike is a veteran of the Las Vegas scene, where the action never stops, and he feels that one of the (many) things Denver lacks is a place for insomniacs to eat pasta. To that end, he's putting together a menu that's "anything from a meatball sub to shrimp scampi," available at all hours, served in a space that will feature an open kitchen, a non-smoking dining room, a smoker-friendly bar stocked with premium single-malts and top-shelf cognac, a cigar humidor and, in Mike's words, "four-star food at a two-star price."