In 2004, Frasca Food & Wine
opened in Boulder under the guidance of owners Bobby Stuckey and chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson. Since then the two have added Pizzeria Locale
next door and have garnered national attention, including multiple awards from the James Beard Foundation. Now the two are bringing a taste of Italy to Denver with Tavernetta
, which opens tonight at 1889 16th Street behind Union Station. Tavernetta offers regional Italian cuisine with a more casual style of service than Frasca, but with the same attention to detail in the wine list, raw ingredients and hospitality. Here's a look inside, along with a few tantalizing food shots.