Openings and Closings

Every Denver Restaurant and Bar Opening and Closing This Week

Cicchetti at Della Radice made with sous-vide brisket.
Cicchetti at Della Radice made with sous-vide brisket. Mark Antonation
Chef Cristino Griego has returned to Stapleton, opening Della Radice at 2955 Ulster Street, in the former home of the Bistro at Stapleton, on Friday, March 15. Every neighborhood needs a neighborhood hangout, and Della Radice is built for neighbors who want to spend time with friends and family over wine and Mediterranean small plates representing Italy, Spain and France.

The menu covers traditional European dishes like buttery escargot, arancini made with saffron risotto, and Spanish patatas bravas, but the chef's own touches are evident in French onion soup reduced down to a silky dip served with crostini, cicchetti topped with brisket cooked sous-vide so that it eats like steak, and whole shrimp poached in olive oil. Everything is served in a casual setting that's part deli and part old-world Italian eatery, filled with antique kitchen implements and wall-mounted wine-bottle racks. Della Radice is open for happy hour and dinner from 3 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 3 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Here's our complete list of restaurant and bar openings and closings for the week of March 11-17, 2019, plus links to our coverage of current and upcoming action.

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Mark Antonation is the former Westword Food & Drink Editor. In 2018, he was named Outstanding Media Professional by the Colorado Restaurant Association; he's now with the Colorado Restaurant Foundation.
Contact: Mark Antonation