Our Favorite Italian Restaurants Near Denver

October 11th, 2018 by

Overhead shot of penne pasts with chicken and white sauce

After you’ve finished enjoying the best things to do in Glenwood Springs, how about a bite of some rich, delicious Italian food to top it off? We’ve polled the staff here at Glenwood Springs Ford to find their top picks for Italian restaurants near Denver. See if your favorite made the list and, if not, drop us a comment in the box below and tell us which hotspot we should try next. We love to hear what you think!


For fans of authentic Northern Italian fare, few places top the menu at Panzano. This Trip Advisor, “Certificate of Excellence Winner,” specializes in light fare and serves several divine Antipasti dishes as well as heartier fare including Gnocchi and meat dishes.

Location: 909 17th St, Denver, CO


  • Sunday, 8:00 AM – 9:30 PM
  • Monday – Thursday, 6:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday, 6:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday, 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM


If you’re heading west to Rifle, check out Milano’s. They’re a traditional Italian Pizzeria that specializes in thick, crunchy fresh-made dough and the freshest ingredients. Locals recommend the Grandma’s, but we’re a bit partial to the calzone.

Location: 851 Railroad Avenue, Rifle, CO


  • Monday – Thursday, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday, 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Just east of Glenwood Springs in Eagle, CO is one of our favorite spots for noodle bliss. Pastatively serves up tasty bites in a family-friendly atmosphere that encourages visitors to relax and take their time. We recommend the Italian Egg Rolls if you want to try something tasty and unique.

Location: 94 Market Street, Eagle, CO

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Barolo Grill

Another “Certificate of Excellence” winner, the Barolo Grille offers traditional Italian dishes like Panna Cotta and Fritto Misto, as well as local favorites like Antipasti and Sea Bass. Come for the Risotto, but don’t forget to order dessert, the Crema’ Brûlée is especially tasty.

Location: 94 Market Street, Eagle, CO

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM

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