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Fratelli Ristorante Italiano
124 North Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Cuisine: Italian Restaurants
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4.8 of 5.0 from 4 reviews
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Fratelli Ristorante Italiano Reviews
Fratelli Ristorante Italiano downtown Colorado Springs. This Colorado Springs independently owned restaurant is a real gem and has quickly become our very favorite Italian. The owner, Kym, is there to welcome you almost every night and she takes pride in making sure that all of her guests are welcomed and delighted. Chef Armando has been there for 18 years and was classicly trained in Naples. All of the dishes are fresh and made from scratch with Armando’s fabulous sauces. Live musicians and local artists are at Fratelli’s nearly every week.
The atmosphere is clean and classy. If you are looking for a romantic evening or a classy place for a business meeting, this is it. They even offer an early bird special-you can download a coupon at www.FoodieClicks.com
We started our meal with the “La Caprese”-Real Buffalo Mozzarella, Balsamic and basil. A perfect compliment to Chef Armando’s homemade white and wheat bread. The Mozzarella was soft and tender. Chef Armando surprised us with a crostini of smoked white fish. Each bite was tender and addictive, leaving us wanting more!
We had to try the “Gnocchi Fatti in Casa” with the Pesto Pine Nut Creme. It is so silky delicious, the cream is light and compliments the potato dumplings perfectly. It paired well with a glass of crisp Riesling. It is truly the best gnocchi we have ever found, and we’ve had gnocchi throughout the world, including in Italy. If you love gnocchi, you’ve got to try it.
We also had a special of pork pounded thinly and breaded on a bed of pasta with a spicy red sauce. The meat was tender and cut with a fork, the sauce had just enough spice to impart flavor yet not overwhelm. The dish was perfectly balanced and perfectly delicious with a glass of red wine.
The meal was complete with a homemade cannoli topped with chocolate, cream and berries. Yes, it was decadent, but oh so good. We truly enjoyed every bit of our time at Fratelli and highly recommend it.
I was struck immediately upon entering with the warm and friendly atmosphere. The restaurant is very intimate (seating approx. 25) which I thought was a positive. The wait staff catered to our every whim with great immediacy. We never lacked or wanted for a thing. The prices were a bit high (our the bill for two came to $75) and the portions (compared to the rest of Colorado Springs restaurants) are somewhat small, but the ambiance and service more than make up for the shortcomings. If you are looking for a place where you can dress up (or go casual) and be treated like royalty, this is the place for you. I give Fratelli Ristorante Italiano two thumbs up.
We come to the Springs from Kansas every year for the hill climb, and each year the night before the race we come back here. It is always a delight!
by Josh D.
Lemoncello is fantastic. Gnocchi was amazing. Service amazing! Place to eat and be served!
by Phil G.
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