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Jovanina's Broken Italian, Denver, CO

Jovanina's Broken Italian

4.6
4.6
890 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Jovanina’s offers a fresh, modern take on Italian cuisine sourcing the best local and regional ingredients by the season. Handmade pastas and our rustic, wood-fired ovens are the heart of our menu. We provide vibrant, vegetable-forward dishes, seafood, steaks, and chops, presented in a spirited, inviting setting. We pride ourselves on hospitality and consider ourselves amongst the best of Denver when it comes to taking care of our guests. Our bar is focused toward classic crafted cocktails, barrel-aged spirits, and seasonal liqueurs. We offer a local beer selection and an extensive wine list housed in our wine cellar Sotto Voce.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (720) 541-7721

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    With an expansive three-story space, Jovanina’s Broken Italian’s event spaces are designed to curate bespoke experiences for all parties, offering something unique and different for every guest.

  • Private party contact

    Tim Sypasong: (855) 421-4251

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Cross street

    15th St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    $90.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Let us help you celebrate Valentine's Day with that special someone in our unique, candlelit surroundings. Our 4-course price fixe menu will include a mixture of new dishes and old favorites, including plenty of options for vegetarians, and anyone with a food allergy. Specialty themed craft made cocktails and the full extent of our wine list will be at the ready. We look forward to seeing you there.

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What 890 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver

    Great for fine wines

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  1. JW

    JulieW

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I had a great time celebrating our birthdays at Jovanina's! The restaurant has a great vibe, tasty food and the service was top notch. And they did a really nice job celebrating our birthdays - we felt the love! The grilled octopus and focaccia was delicious. We had pasta for dinner - great for sharing!
  2. KD

    KinDenver

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outside of being incredibly delicious and fresh Italian food with a stunning cocktail and wine selection, what really stood out here is the staff. Every single person was so friendly and kind- I can’t remember the last time I was in a restaurant with such lovely people all around. We’ll be back!
  3. EZ

    EZGourmand

    Denver

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There ins't one ting on their menu that I wouldn't eat. Every dish was delicious. Especailly loved the seafood pasta, which i I know I will crave from now on
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent attentive service throughout the entire meal, great pacing with food and drinks too! We had a great time celebrating our anniversary and will definitely be back again soon!
  5. BL

    BenL

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chefs Experience is a must. Custom paired foods. One of a kind
  6. E

    Epicdinetime

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!!’ Food, service!!! Just so damn good
  7. H

    Hate2cook

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve - food was great with special menu. Lovely place but won’t be on my regular dining list as it is very expensive. Nice for a special event.
  8. RR

    RayR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and staff were all amazing. Would highly recommend
  9. A

    Arcade

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! We ordered the elk bolognese and lamb shank. Both were incredible. The sommelier picked the perfect bottle of wine, our server was amazing, dessert was unmatched. We highly recommend!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience on my birthday. Food and wine was fantastic! Will definitely be back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Love the ambience. Overall, food and drinks were great!
  12. N

    Nncc

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The reviews rave and say this is a great place for date night. We didn’t find that to be the case. The seating is cramped elbow to elbow with other diners in the basement. Not a cozy place for intimate conversations. The music and ambience was so so and geared toward the college and early 20-something set. The food was fine. We went there for the gluten free options, which we do appreciate.
  13. K

    Kris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food! It took a while to get our order in, but once we did, everything was fantastic. We had the focaccia to start, split the pesto for our entree, and ended with the olive oil cake. Great meal!
  14. VF

    VisitingFoodie

    Richmond

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Really enjoyed the wine recommended by Nathan! My wife had the Butternut Creste di Gallo which was AMAZING! Couldn't get enough of it! Our granddaughter had the Elk Bolognese and enjoyed it. I had the grilled swordfish which was the ONLY MISTAKE of the evening. While the sauce was fantastic, it couldn't save the overcooked, tough, dried out piece of fish. I was disappointed as we had dined here last year enjoying great food. Atmosphere is nice and I'd recommend this place, just not their fish.
  15. RH

    RobH

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were both excellent!
  16. DM

    DarleneM

    Denver

    118 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    First the positives. The drinks were superb and the service was excellent. We were late that they held our table for us. Really good menu and nice place. And the most important thing, when things went wrong, they made it right by taking the charges off the bill. So, we would go again. I think the kitchen was having a bad night, but my husband loved his octopus appetizer. Would like to try this place again and order something else.
  17. CH

    CarlH

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I went there for our anniversary- extra special touch, delicious meal, and great service!
  18. h

    happydiner

    Denver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated downstairs which was quaint and pretty quiet. Beautiful restaurant, good service and wonderful handmade pasta. We each had a salad and shared a pasta dish which was perfect amount.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It’s a neat place but not worth it the food is mediocre at best. Not much flavor tried the elk bolognese nothing special just not worth it.
  20. PF

    PatnFriends

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dining experience. A great combination of fresh tuscan country and elegant service in a relaxed atmosphere.
  21. SC

    SarahC

    Denver

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good, dessert was outstanding. Service was excellent. Pretty high traffic restaurant so felt a little like we were sitting in the middle of the intersection. Might request a different location of the restaurant next time we go.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    The bolognese was not good at all. Normally I get that every time but this time it’s like the noodles were aldente then reheated and with it being reheated it made it dried out.
  23. JG

    JoyceG

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit did not disappoint. Wonderful service, outstanding food! We can’t wait to dine here again.
  24. SM

    SMPH

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, amazing cocktails, attentive service. It was fantastic.
  25. B

    Brittany

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jovanina’s is always my go-to spot! The young short hostess, bartenders, and manager are the absolute best. They treat us so well and we recommend this place to everyone.
  26. AM

    AndyM

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were great- again. Quickly becoming one of my favorite downtown spots
  27. RC

    ReillyC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat downstairs. Food was delicious, great drinks and cool vibe. Highly recommend!
  28. T

    rebeccaT

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was good, from living in Italy to this, it's hard to pull that off, this has a modern flare with hip style. Not authentic. Ambiance is great. Portions were great. From the hostess to the service....all could be warmer and more genuine, was disappointed in that.
  29. JM

    JMiller

    Denver

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great first time experience.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! Probably some of the best pasta I have ever had. We are from out of town but would certainly recommend this place to anyone here locally.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Thank you for this lovely evening!🌹
  32. h

    hungrybears

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place! Loads of great menu and drink options! Octopus was fab and so was the pesto pasta. Parking across the street a plus!
  33. K

    Kelly

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bucket list restaurant and didn't disappoint! Reserved on 2 Sep (ish) for our anniversary on 26 Nov. Requested the Sotto Voce and very pleased we were sat at this awesome lil secluded cutout. Brooke welcomed us and brought us a flute of champagne to start the celebration. Outstanding service, just the right amount of attention! Ordered the bread and was oh so good...a must have!!! Husband was very happy with the Elk Bolognese. I ordered a 1/2 ordered the Butternut Creste Di Gallo. It was good, but not my favorite (disclaimer...I don't have the best palette). We were then brought a celebratory delicious dessert and limoncello....perfect! Will be back next year. Kudos to all, everyone was awesome.
  34. MM

    MikeM

    Salt Lake City

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Food was just OK. And expensive relative to quality and size of the plates.
  35. d

    denvers

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Fantastic food! service was ok, but the food made up for it
  36. MM

    MelissaM

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great restaurant! Definitely will be back!
  37. J

    Jlynnv

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, but pricey for what you get. It’s also extremely hard to hear the person sitting directly across from you the tables are so close together. Service was excellent!
  38. NT

    NicoleT

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Sooo mediocre. The pasta and drinks were good. Appetizers were not and dessert was lackluster.
  39. JC

    JoshC

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Went for birthday dinner. They honored my request to sit downstairs. Very cool set up. Service was good, full explanation of the new menu items. The issue was the food. Nothing was bad, but at the same time nothing was all that good. Got oysters, charcuterie board, elk Bolognese, pork chop and gluten free pasta. Cool for a date just don’t expect top notch food.
  40. HM

    HilaryM

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Jovanina's! The food was amazing and the service was excellent. We sat downstairs, which had a really cool ambiance with many candelabras. We will definitely be back to try other items on the menu.

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Jovanina's Broken Italian is rated 4.6 stars by 890 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 60 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Jovanina's Broken Italian

1520 Blake Street, Denver, CO 80202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    15th St

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (720) 541-7721

  • Private party facilities

    With an expansive three-story space, Jovanina’s Broken Italian’s event spaces are designed to curate bespoke experiences for all parties, offering something unique and different for every guest.

  • Private party contact

    Tim Sypasong: (855) 421-4251

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