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  • Tommy C.Hawaiian game Niçoise

    55555 by Tommy C.

  • Dave SWonderful experience the food was amazing!!

    55555 by Dave S

  • EmilyDelicious! I loved everything I ate.

    55555 by Emily

  • AbhishekMy favorite was the artichoke tortellini. Tried a number is appetizers to go with it and loved each one! Select anything in the menu and you will love it.

    55555 by Abhishek

  • michael deveroFantastic restaurant. The artichoke tortellini is a must have here and the dessert is good too

    55555 by michael devero

  • Jane GI despise flowers in food but the sourdough/lavender bread here broke the curse! Also loved the porcini pasta with roasted chestnuts- so seasonal and unique!

    55555 by Jane G

  • M DOne of my favorite Denver restaurants. Excellent menu (diverse and seasonal), wonderful team, nice atmosphere. They also do a great brunch! Reservations are a must.

    55555 by M D

  • Andrea N.Sangria. Yum.

    55555 by Andrea N.

  • Daniel S.Cavatelli Porcini - Unique. Amazing. Delicious. 🌈

    55555 by Daniel S.

  • Tyler B.Excellent brunch, get some donuts to share.

    55555 by Tyler B.

  • Anthony B.Lobster gnocchi

    55555 by Anthony B.

  • Abdulrhman DMost of the food has bacon 👎

    33333 by Abdulrhman D

  • Prixie SThs artichoke tortellini is a must... Perfection melting in your mouth... Indescribable...I'm still having dreams about it!

    55555 by Prixie S

  • Michael S.Colorado Lamb Burger

    55555 by Michael S.

  • Curt B.Try the bacon with brown sugar, unbelievable omelette, donut appetizer, great Bloody Mary, this place is a must!

    55555 by Curt B.

  • Ryan jGreat date atmosphere. Honestly there is better food for the same (high) price, but good. Great cocktails.

    55555 by Ryan j

  • Shivi CSalmon was great.. Loved the use of caramelized veges

    55555 by Shivi C

  • Todd W.One of my favorite restaurants in the world. Fantastic service, creative drinks and impeccable food, every time. The gnocchi is amazing!

    55555 by Todd W.

  • da3mon m.people are right about the artichoke tortellini. get lavender sourdough with it.

    55555 by da3mon m.

  • da3mon m.lamb burger

    55555 by da3mon m.

  • Bill AOutstanding food & service.

    55555 by Bill A

  • Natalie S.Their artichoke ravioli is amazing. The gnocchi was decent but not the best I've ever had.

    55555 by Natalie S.

  • Kate L.So good! Excellent service with delicious food. Loved the avocado citrus salad

    55555 by Kate L.

  • Greg MLamb burger on the lunch menu is a must!

    55555 by Greg M

  • Natalie HDinner was fantastic and the service was amazing

    55555 by Natalie H

  • Yanet GarciaEverything was good here, had the fresh bacon and the picnic both were good. Of the main courses the best was the chicken. I wouldn't repeat this restaurant just because they don't have enough variety

    55555 by Yanet Garcia

  • Lance L.Bacon/Pork Belly, Raclette, amazing artichoke tortelloni, Colorado wagyu short rib, peanut butter semifreddo dessert. Great service too

    55555 by Lance L.

  • Hillman PhilistiaColorado lamb.

    55555 by Hillman Philistia

  • Chefs FeedMax MacKissock, chef of The Squeaky Bean, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Fresh bacon.

    55555 by Chefs Feed

  • Nick FormosoHands down my favourite restaurant in Denver!!! Great for dinner but they also have a fantastic breakfast/brunch menu. Try their house "bacon" for one of the best pork dishes ever, and their donuts!

    55555 by Nick Formoso

  • Jaci V.Romantic belated birthday dinner date!!

    55555 by Jaci V.

  • Jordy W.You MUST get the fresh bacon.

    55555 by Jordy W.

  • Sarah S.Jennifer Jasenski is one of the best chefs in the country. Definitely go for the tasting menu with paired wines!

    55555 by Sarah S.

  • Westword StreetRioja opened in late 2004 to unprecedented fanfare -- fawned over by the press, loved up on the foodie message boards, packed from the start almost every night of the week.

    55555 by Westword Street

  • Sam AAwesome lamb burger! Fantastic staff, too!

    55555 by Sam A

  • Mallory MBest service in Denver!

    55555 by Mallory M

  • Salvatore Davide RussoReally nice place in downtown Denver. Delicious dishes and very kind service

    55555 by Salvatore Davide Russo

  • Summer BorowskiAwesome cocktails and delicious artichoke tortellini!

    55555 by Summer Borowski

  • Andy S.Woah, the artichoke tortelloni is unbelievable. Ask for more bread to soak it all up!

    55555 by Andy S.

  • John H.Decent but: 1) yes a variety of bread, but it's served cold, so what's the point?, 2) while the flavors were good, food was lukewarm and 3) stay away from the crab appetizer, not a good texture.

    33333 by John H.

  • Evgeny T.This place is beyond exceptional. My taste buds are having an orgasm. Get a cuke rocks cocktail if you are into gin&tonic.

    55555 by Evgeny T.

  • Esteban AFresh Bacon! You have to try it!

    55555 by Esteban A

  • Sach N.We came for brunch and split the breakfast sandwich and the artichoke tortellini. Both we're amazing, and I can't decide which one was better.

    55555 by Sach N.

  • Andrew B.Ii will fly back to Denver to have the Fig and goat cheese beignet wrapped in lemon pastry with fig reduction

    55555 by Andrew B.

  • Lindsay M.Basil gnocchi was absolutely incredible.

    55555 by Lindsay M.

  • Casey S.Brilliant all the way around. Food, preparation, pairings, presentation, service & atmosphere. A wonderful dining experience, I thank chefs for sharing their artistic gifts with us

    55555 by Casey S.

  • ZachEasily one of the best restaurants in Denver & right on the historic & lively Larimer Square. The Blackberry Old Fashioned is excellent and the menu changes with some frequency and is always delicious

    55555 by Zach

  • Jeremy O.The bread basket is yummy. Order the bacon to start - if multiple people in your party they can split the order so everyone gets their own dish. Friendly courteous servers who are very knowledgeable.

    55555 by Jeremy O.

  • Cyndi B.Ask for Nikko! He is the bomb!

    55555 by Cyndi B.

  • Tom T.Greek salad. Very nice. Highly recommend for that special evening on Larimer Square. The background noise level is very high, and not so great for intimate conversation. $125 / couple w wine +tip

    55555 by Tom T.

  • Tara JTry the fresh bacon, artichoke tortellini, beignets and raspberry spuma....you will not be disappointed! Make a reservation and request outside seating for the amazing ambiance of larimer square.

    55555 by Tara J

  • Lisa SGreat food and reasonable considering the service, variety, and flavor of our food. Loved it.

    55555 by Lisa S

  • David E.If you are gluten sensitive or celiac, they sometimes have a crispy vegetable plate to substitute. If not, pretend that you are, it's great!

    55555 by David E.

  • Tim S.Everything was amazing. The fresh bacon and artichoke tortellini are a must. And the service was outstanding.

    55555 by Tim S.

  • ShelbyMake sure you ask for Jessie. The patio is fantastic. The artichoke tortellini and raspberry spumo are life changing. Oh and make sure you start with the picnic!

    55555 by Shelby

  • Valerie TTwo words: fresh bacon. That's all you need to know.

    55555 by Valerie T

  • Tami AIf you're not sure on the wine or meal let the team recommend something for you. The entire presentation and selection was so amazing and we just sat back and enjoyed it all.

    55555 by Tami A

  • Bhavik AVegetarian for square is great!

    55555 by Bhavik A

  • John PalmerHoly hell this place is amazing. Try as many menu items as you can; menu changes more than 20 times per year and is sometimes completely rebuilt around a single ingredient. A complete delight.

    55555 by John Palmer

  • Chris C.Best food intown....great desserts as well!

    55555 by Chris C.

  • Joe BTry the scallops, gnocchi, and lamb...all excellent!

    55555 by Joe B

  • Katherine R.Cauliflower tahini soup is incredible.

    55555 by Katherine R.

  • Tilia W.Tag next door is better

    33333 by Tilia W.

  • Sairam R.Best service - really really courteous staff. Best of all though - the food . Lookout for the seasonal specials, the pappardelle is legen-wait for it- dary!

    55555 by Sairam R.

  • Anthony S.Brunch menu has changed as of Jan 2013...try the Chicken Latkes. Great service, fabulous food as always!

    55555 by Anthony S.

  • Patrick D.Easily the best restaurant in LoDo. Blackberry whisky sour, artichoke tortelloni is to die for, try the rosemary cheddar biscuit, beignets, I could go on forever...

    55555 by Patrick D.

  • Lindsay J.We did the tasting menu and left very happy and very full. :) The artichoke tortellini with the truffle broth was out of this world delicious!

    55555 by Lindsay J.

  • Raquel B.Such creative food presentation

    55555 by Raquel B.

  • Tessa A.Chicken, (bacon, scallion & golden raisin) bread pudding, and sautéed kale. A huge plate with the sauce holing everything together!!

    55555 by Tessa A.

  • Tessa A.Pork belly consumme...amazing

    55555 by Tessa A.

  • Tessa A.Endive, bufala and mango..a perfect combination :)

    55555 by Tessa A.

  • Tessa A.Octopus, fried lemon rind and fresh made pasta

    55555 by Tessa A.

  • GauravLoved the chocolate caramel napoleon. Rich, heavy and delicious.

    55555 by Gaurav

  • Mike R.Started with the fresh mozz & endives app (perfection) then had a pasta dish entree made of two different entrees (yes, they do this). Artichoke & goat cheese tortellini & sweet potato gnocchi

    55555 by Mike R.

  • Isabelle CambrelengUne cuisine fine et inventive. Probablement la meilleure adresse de Denver. Un parfum de méditerranée dans le Colorado. Vos papilles vous diront merci ;-)

    55555 by Isabelle Cambreleng

  • Aleksandre C.C'est bon, c'est fin, mais allez quand même manger McDonald après si vous ne voulez pas mourir de faim durant la nuit!

    55555 by Aleksandre C.

  • Lorraine S.I found the food OK. However service & ambience was great. Loved the special "bread tray" & the homemade mints leaves!

    55555 by Lorraine S.

  • Christopher Gibson REALTOR®The Bacon is amazing!

    55555 by Christopher Gibson REALTOR®

  • EaterChef Jasinski has transformed Larimer Sq. w/ her restaurants, & it all started with Rioja. This Mediterranean gem is a Denver staple, & Jasinski is constantly keeping her menu fresh. [Eater 38 Member]

    55555 by Eater

  • Michael D.Lamb burger.

    55555 by Michael D.

  • Brooke LynnOne of the best red sangrias in Denver... I have a top 10 for inquiring minds.

    55555 by Brooke Lynn

  • Danielle R.Half order artichoke pasta! Boo-ya good

    55555 by Danielle R.

  • Danielle R.Avoid the complimentary mint leaves

    33333 by Danielle R.

  • Anthony S.Get the colorado lamb!

    55555 by Anthony S.

  • DefeatAQThe artichoke tortellini is a must

    55555 by DefeatAQ

  • The Gray Area BlogArtichoke Tortellini! Perfection that melts in your mouth.

    55555 by The Gray Area Blog

  • Jordan K.Pork croquettes with poached eggs. Awesome brunch.

    55555 by Jordan K.

  • Brieana K.Elegant restaurant with a revolving seasonal menu! A must for a romantic dinner! Get the smores for dessert!

    55555 by Brieana K.

  • Jon S.Try the baby heirloom tomato with red and yellow watermelon salad. Delicious!

    55555 by Jon S.

  • Andrea E.Best chicken entree I've ever had! You won't be disappointed!

    55555 by Andrea E.

  • BestOfWinner of Best Local Cookbook 2011. See more of the best at http://bestof.voiceplaces.com/denver

    55555 by BestOf

  • BestOfWinner of Best Free Bread 2011. See more of the best at http://bestof.voiceplaces.com/denver

    55555 by BestOf

  • Anthony S.For brunch get the duck and eggs.....

    55555 by Anthony S.

  • Chris G.There are full size bathrooms downstairs in addition to the two upstairs

    55555 by Chris G.

  • Chris G.Eat here! But have a reservation. :-)

    55555 by Chris G.

  • Daisy N.Artichoke Tortellini is orgasmic! We also had the King Salmon-best salmon dinner EVER.

    55555 by Daisy N.

  • Pete W.Great restaurant. Try the tasting menu, but order an extra portion of the bacon. It is incredible.

    55555 by Pete W.

  • Kimberly HigginsEverything here is amazing - must try the goat cheese and fig beignets for dessert!!

    55555 by Kimberly Higgins

  • Samantha J.Do not skip the artichoke pasta. It is dynamite. We also had the lamb and halibut. You won't be disappointed.

    55555 by Samantha J.

  • Alex BThe artichoke tortellini are amazing! Get extra bread to dip in the sauce an make sure to get the dinner size

    55555 by Alex B

  • B e nOrder the appetizer portion of all four pasta dishes for lunch. Bam!

    55555 by B e n

  • CailinBlackberry whiskey sour: super tasty.

    55555 by Cailin

  • Westword StreetVoted Best Local Cookbook in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!

    55555 by Westword Street

  • Westword StreetVoted Best Free Bread in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!

    55555 by Westword Street

  • Erica B.You must get the beignets for dessert... they are melt in your mouth goodness.

    55555 by Erica B.

  • Buddy T.Sunday brunch was fantastic. Everything terrific.

    55555 by Buddy T.

  • Vicky C.Got the pear ravioli. Did not like. Greatly dissappointed in the new menu. would wants to eat fried bone marrow? Not me! It oozed out of the fried crust. Yuck!

    33333 by Vicky C.

  • Katie C.I specifically came here for the filet mingon. They failed to update their website so I was greeted with a changed menu and no filet. Ruined my entire night. Do not come here.

    22222 by Katie C.

  • Jeff R.The hummus roulade sandwich is ridiculous. My mouth is dancing to the medley of all those delicious flavors.

    55555 by Jeff R.

  • E.J. M.I have to echo other people's enthusiasm for the artichoke tortellini. It's great, especially if you like truffles/mushrooms.

    55555 by E.J. M.

  • Diane J.Probably the best handmade mozzarella I've ever had. Order if you love yourself some fantastic pesto sauce and sundried tomatoes

    55555 by Diane J.

  • Westword StreetWinner of Westword's Best of Denver 2010 - Best Expense-Account Dinner!

    55555 by Westword Street

  • Kim D.The artichoke tortelloni was fabulous. Definitely add this restaurant to your to-do list while in Denver.

    55555 by Kim D.

  • B e nBacon with their oldest Laphroiag

    55555 by B e n

  • marianne m.Don't miss their weekend brunch. Order the donuts to start.

    55555 by marianne m.

  • Brad F.Try the vegetarian four square. It's recursive.

    55555 by Brad F.

  • DenverHappyHourDrink: $3 house wines; $2 domestic beersMon-Fri 3pm-6pm

    55555 by DenverHappyHour

  • Alex A.The artichoke tortelloni is indescribably good. Get a half order as a starter if you want something else as your entree.

    55555 by Alex A.

  • John S.The goat cheese is amazing!

    55555 by John S.

  • Alexandra G.The Colorado lamb 2-ways is to die for. Order a naughtini to start...just because you shouldn't!

    55555 by Alexandra G.

  • Jenn D.sit at chef's table. it is absolutely fantastic.

    55555 by Jenn D.

  • Chris M.Don't forget the beignets

    55555 by Chris M.

  • Chris M.The goat cheese starter rocks.

    55555 by Chris M.

  • Sallie dTry the "picnic" appetizer. Very delicate.

    55555 by Sallie d

  • Jamie R.Consider the tasting menu -- not as expensive as you might expect, and the opportunity to try so many different flavors makes it well worth it

    55555 by Jamie R.

  • Hyatt Regency DenverGreat restaurant in the heart of Larimer Square and always leaves you satisfied

    55555 by Hyatt Regency Denver

  • Denrael L.Try the pepper margarita. Anything on the menu was awesome.

    55555 by Denrael L.

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