The gist: Chef Ty Leon, beverage director Austin Carson, and front-of-house master Heather Morrison opened this fresh pasta haven in the former Cafe Marmotte space in January 2020.
The food: When Leon and his team first purchased Cafe Marmont in 2019, they kept the French cuisine intact, but after a brief makeover, they reopened with a new name and a dedication to Italian cuisines with a focus on Leon’s area of expertise: handmade pasta (do not skip the lobster spaghetti with black truffle). Carson’s cocktails are impeccably crafted whether you opt for a classic or one of his creative spins, like the caprese negroni (yes, there’s tomato and basil involved).
How to book: Visit Tock for reservations
One of Denver’s most highly regarded Italian restaurants, Olivia guarantees exceptional pasta in a modern, intimate setting. Share a bottle from the extensive selection of reds, whites, and bubbles while enjoying the simple, undeniable flavors of handmade pasta and elegant sauces. Not sure what to try? The lobster spaghetti is an all-time fan-favorite.