Denver, CO 80211
- Sun, Sat 10am-2pm, Tue-Fri 11am-3pm, Thu 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10pm
- All Major Credit Cards, cash
- Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
- Dinner, Lunch, Snack Food
Spuntino is Italian for “snacks,” but this Highland restaurant has grown far behind snacks since it was taken over by owners/spouses Yasmin Lozada-Hissom and John Broening in 2012. The two renovated the cozy space, got a full-fledged liquor license and added a bar program, expanded hours to include (and emphasize) dinner, loaded the dessert list with the kinds of treats that have earned Lozada-Hissom four James Beard Award nominations, and updated the menu with medium-priced Italian dishes that emphasize local, seasonal ingredients. But it’s not Broening in the kitchen cooking those dishes; although he continues to oversee the place, he’s working full-time at Le Grand Bistro. As a result, Spuntino isn’t the dining destination it perhaps could be, but it remains a reliable grill next door for northwest Denver.
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Voted Best Dessert That's Not Chocolate in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!
Polpetta is amazing. The bread is to die for. Try the filetto too; lemons!
This little cafe packs a big punch on atmosphere & quality of food! The food was was very 'whole' while being simple and refined. Atmosphere is understated elegance. Yes please!!!
This Italian-inspired café became a neighborhood favorite when it opened last March, and has continued to wow patrons with its thoughtful sandwich menu and other seasonal fare. [Eater 38 Member]
I would marry the Pollo Sandwich if I could.
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Reviews and News
Dining at Spuntino and a Denver chef who despises cupcakes: A second helping of Cafe Society, September 9-13
This week, Gretchen Kurtz reviewed Spuntino, where owners/spouses Yasmin Lozada-Hissom and John Broening recently renovated the space. But will... More on Spuntino »
It wasn't all that surprising when Spuntino closed for a quick renovation in May. After all, owners/spouses Yasmin Lozada-Hissom and John Broening... More on Spuntino »
The title of this week's review of Spuntinomay be "The Grill Next Door," but there's nothing common about co-owner Yasmin Lozada-Hissom's... More on Spuntino »
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