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Map & Directions 955 Lincoln St., Ste. D
Denver, CO 80203
  • Mon-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 9am-8pm


Westword's Description

When it comes to Italian cuisine, simplicity, craftsmanship and unassailable ingredients are what count — and DiFranco's, an unassuming, low-key joint in the Golden Triangle that Ryan DiFranco opened in 2012 as an Italian deli, then expanded into a (tiny) restaurant, embraces all of those attributes. It serves a lovely selection of house-made pastas, including a terrific tagliolini carbonara specked with pancetta and haloed with a yolky egg, as well as a textbook-perfect Bolognese textured with chewy pappardelle pasta. The subs, stacked on fresh-baked bread layered with fresh mozzarella, super-high-quality Italian meats and vegetables just plucked from the earth, are equally transcendent, and even the salads deserve your attention. And don't even think about waltzing out the door without trying the meatballs, cannoli or ricotta cookies. But fair warning: With only two tables and a community counter, you could be in for a long wait if you want to eat inside the spot we named Best Italian Restaurant in 2013.

Merchant's Description

DiFranco's won Denver's best Italian restaurant of 2013 from Westword. As described in the award-- this unassuming, low-key join is a casual counter service style restaurant with a focus on simple and seasonal italian cuisine. Mostly everything is made in house and hand crafted from the finest ingredients available. The menu, which changes seasonally, emphasizes using locally sourced and organic ingredients. Fresh pastas, salads, + sandwiches compose the daily menu for lunch and dinner. Ryan DiFranco created the concept in 2012 and is joined by fellow team members Lisa Redlich, Renee Steele, Francesca Barone, and Luz Manzo. We are here to provide an awesome dining experience for you.

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  • Denver Westword on 07/11/13

    DiFranco’s does it right and keeps it simple. The carbonara, bolognese and the subs cannot be missed. Don’t leave without grabbing a cannoli or ricotta cookie either

  • Amanda V. on 06/18/13

    The penne with naked chicken is delicious! Everything is seasoned to perfection.

  • Jackie M. on 11/21/13

    Absolutely delicious. And get dessert. You won't be disappointed!

  • Brandee C. on 02/04/13

    Chicken cutlets and naked chicken cutlets are only $3.50 all the time. Perfect post-gym food if you workout upstairs or across the street.

  • Peter D. on 11/09/12

    Rumor has it a new happy hour rolls out next week! Gotta check out the wine menu.

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