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DiFranco's
Italian eats in Cap Hill

Denver

Long before Twitter, there was a time when people spoke with 140 characters, and it was called gregarious Italian family dinner on Sunday. Get a taste of that time, at DiFranco's

Cap Hill's DiFranco's is a brick-walled Italian market run by a gravy-loving guy who grew up in a huge family where "all they did was talk about food"; they're now being homaged in both cuisine and decor, the latter including a photo of his grandma in a bathing suit holding a fish, so Aqua Net must've proved doubly useful. Sit at one of their 18 seats, or take home ever-changing subs (prosciutto/ fresh mozz, a chicken parm/ parsley onion salad, and a meatball), and pastas ranging from ricotta ravioli in white walnut pesto, to tagliatelle with spicy tomato, to a baked spinach lasagna, which just like anyone baked, is probably pretty deep

Are you a home chef? Want to trick people into thinking you are? Then grab bottled pasta sauce (it's gotten rave reviews at farmer's markets!), then cop Boulder's Boxcar Coffee (pair it with biscotti from Commerce City's Rural Route Farms), flavored olive oil from Mile High's own Pastamore, and Dolce Sicilia's Wheat Ridge-made bread, as bread made at Gluten Free Ridge would just be gross

And if you've got a sweet tooth, their deli cases will also stock a rotating menu of Old Country desserts like cannoli, tiramisu, and panna cotta -- just like a tweet, enjoy figuring out how to stuff as much in as possible.

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Cap Hill's DiFranco's is a brick-walled Italian market run by a gravy-loving guy who grew up in a huge family where "all they did was talk about food"; they're now being homaged in both cuisine and decor, the latter including a photo of his grandma in a bathing suit holding a fish, so Aqua Net must've proved doubly useful.

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