Lakewood, CO 80232
- Mon-Fri 11am-2pm, Mon-Thu 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm
- MasterCard, Visa
- Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
- Dinner, Lunch
- Full bar
- Recommended for Large Parties, Accepted
- Lot Available
Maybe you've heard stories about the little Italian place in Lakewood that won't take reservations because if it did, there'd never be an open table for the neighbors, and where regulars arrive a half-hour before the start of dinner, jockeying for position and counting heads to make sure they'll get a seat. Cafe Jordano is that place, and nearly everything this restaurant does -- from the smallest touch of service to the most labor-intensive entree -- is wonderful and well-considered. The menu is classic Italian strip mall done phenomenally well by the Heitman family who have done nothing but that for the past two decades.
HORRIBLE service! We made a reservation and there were two more people than riginally planned. We got treated like dog crap and it is not too comforting hearing the owner herself talk crap about us in Italian and not give us anything we needed until we asked several times. I will never go back and will tell everyone I know how unwelcome the staff made us feel. God forbid we... More >>
HORRIBLE service! We made a reservation and there were two more people than riginally planned. We got treated like dog crap and it is not too comforting hearing the owner herself talk crap about us in Italian and not give us anything we needed until we asked several times. I will never go back and will tell everyone I know how unwelcome the staff made us feel. God forbid we brought two extra people! Jerks. Do not go here. Ever! Unless you don't mind he actual owner being rude. Very uncomfortable I couldn't make a complaint to someone, considering management took it upon themselves looking down on me and my family. AWFUL!
Tips from foursquare
Great Italian food, great service and great prices! And get there early if you're hungry...first come, first serve!
Try the Gnocchi. Best I've ever had. Been eating there for over 10 years, favorite Italian of all time.
First time there and the waitress suggested Pollo Bolgnese- lightly breaded chicken cutlet topped with prosciutto and mozzarella cheese in a cream sauce. So yummy! :)
This place has my second favorite gnocchi on earth. (the 1st is a tiny Italian place in las Vegas, way off the beaten path.)
save room for dessert!
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Best Of Awards
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