Sforno Trattoria

4.4
582 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We strive to give you the genuine tastes of Italy, right here on Boulder’s historic Pearl Street Mall, with our local, natural ingredients. And with our famous mozzarella made in house, Happy Hour 7 days a week, and an original wood burning pizza oven, we have no doubt that you will love coming to Sforno. Join us for a little bit of Italian bliss right here in Colorado, and let us show you what ‘love from the oven’ means to us.
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gingerspice5371
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun dinner in the patio in the middle of the CU pep rally! Great good; reasonable wine list; wonderful service.

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Jeff
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing overall experience. Great food and very helpful server, cool ambiance.

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vipMrManhattan
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic Italian food and wine .
Nice outside covered patio. 🍷salute

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freds
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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AustinB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, can’t wait to come back to Boulder and eat here again!

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CathyS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, authentic food in a casual atmosphere. Great for any occasion

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HeatherO
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were here while on vacation in Boulder. Jo, our server, was great, friendly and professional. The atmosphere was fun and welcoming. The food, though, was just OK. I had the Bucatini alla Gricia while my husband had the Pollo alla Parmigiana. Both were a bit on the bland side, and the bucatini was exceptionally oily. Overall, it was fine -ish.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Jacob was awesome! He was informative, made great suggestions.

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Angel
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful cheerful service, great ambiance in the evenings where the restaurant has a lovely glow and lit up lights inside, covered patio seating is my favorite with views of pearl street and music playing. Food is always delicious and completely fulfilling! Desserts are scrumptious! Love bringing newbies here to enjoy what Sforno has to offer!:)

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vipKimM
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this restaurant! Have been going here for 30+ years and every time, it is better than the last! They have added a few new things to the menu which rounds out an already fabulous menu. The ambiance here carries you off to a small Italian village. The service is always fun and attentive.

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Drrucks
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding meal!

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NickD
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner, with beautiful pasta and excellent service. I would definitely eat here again, though I felt the price per plate was a bit excessive and the inside was very, very loud, which are the only reasons this isn't an absolute 5-star restaurant in my opinion. I loved the location on the mall which makes the prices a bit more understandable.

Megan's service was impeccable and helped contribute to a wonderful evening reconnecting with extended family.

The lobster ravioli was quite good with just the right amount of bite, though the portion size was a bit small.

The cannoli had fresh ricotta filling that was nicely sweet and a wonderful shell.

I would definitely come back and do recommend this place!

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AndreaP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply delicious!! Wonderfully nice waiter. Beautiful setting!

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viptrend
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were looking so forward to dining at Sfornos.
After being seated, we noticed that all the flatware at our table was sticking to the table! The table was disgustingly Sticky! My husband also noticed that the table next to us had dirty flatware even though the table was set for the next guests. We chose to leave so we never tasted the food:(

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vipShelleySG
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The hostesses were very poorly trained and more concerned with socializing than taking care of patrons of the restaurant. They had poor communciation skills and didn't really care baout making the customer happy.

On the other hand, the waitress we had was great.

The main pasta course was terrific, but the appetizer had so much it was horrible. And I love garlic.

Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend it and I wouldn't go back.

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Foodie22
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Our server was great and we loved the whole feel of the restaurant. We will eat here again on our next visit to Boulder.

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vipnot2gr8
Washington DC
85 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The noise level was so loud that it was difficult to have a conversation. The food was excellent.

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melvinaw
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The fried calamari was over cooked, fried hard .When I visited in the spring, it was perfect . The server was very nice but stretched thin. Maybe the place was understaffed. But the dining was busy but not full yet.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Amazing meal!! Incredible ambiance! Can’t wait to go back :)

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Robert
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great and the food was amazing. Marco the owner even bought our dessert. Thank you so much!

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vipbfastlunchdiner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed it! Some dishes are better than others. The gnocchi is outstanding!

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vipSonshine4
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pasta is so fresh

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EricJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the pasta with clams . Clams were fresh and properly cooked. Pasta was slightly al dente. The broth was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! The vibes were right!!

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Andrew
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

So we had a reservation for 8 and they gave us this odd table with two long benches on each side that were awkward. The host was rude and did not seem interested in helping us especially since someone in our party has special needs. The only solution seemed like a safety hazard to us. The waiter was nice but kept forgetting things or messing up the order. Food was fine for an Italian restaurant not the best either. The management did acknowledge these shortcomings and tried to make up for them but it was not enough that I would recommend this restaurant.

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vipChrisK
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was pretty good and the selection was awesome, but there were a couple of annoyances. The first was that an order of bruschetta only comes with one piece and a little salad, which is great for one person, but I think the waitress should have told us this when we ordered one order as an appetizer to obviously share. The second was her wine presentation. She showed me the bottle then uncorked it and asked me if I wanted to taste it. Of course I want to taste it and that should just be done, not asked. Then after I said it was fine, she just set the bottle on the table! My date wasn't impressed. The point here is that the restaurant should train their young servers better.

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vipSantaFe7
Denver
88 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four if us dined at Sfono last night and oh, boy...not a chair left in the restaurant to sit on it was so packed. Good reason. The food, service and ombiance is outstanding. Yes. We were all sitting very close and my only complain is just that. Our table was banked up to a small, occupied table for 2 along the wall, and thusly, the gentleman sitting across from me was way to close to the couple behind him. A table for 4 was adjacent to us and my husband, to my right, was almost touching that table. Everyone was sort if shouting. Still, the food was drop, dead delicious, the server, just a lovely young lady, was personable and very efficient. There were about 3 tables for 10 in a couple of rooms, and people waiting outside. Wow. On a Wednesday night(!), that is unheard of. Crazy busy as it is, Sforno (and it's romantic setting) affords you the best food on Pearl Street!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a party of 10. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us with outdoor seating at one table. Our server was very attentive, especially given the challenges of waiting on a large table. Food was delicious and appropriately paced. Will definitely go here again.

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urbandiner
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6 friends all enjoyed a delicious dinner outdoors on the mall.
The service was exceptional from start to finish. The waitstaff went out of the way to accommodate a couple of special food requests. We all had past dishes, served with warm bread. The wine list was great too with some affordable bottles for guests.
We had lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, salad and other pasta dishes. The servings were plentiful and served to the table warm. Many of the pastas are made inhouse. We noticed they have a nice Happy Hour too and will try that soon. Thank you for a delightful evening. We are locals but had out of town friends!

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vipMike
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for late lunch. Had a decent Caesar salad and margarita pizza. Funky, small Italian village motif, well done. Outdoor seating on trendy outdoor mall ofPearl Street.

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vipJaneH
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful, ambiance authentic and service attentive. I loved the opportunity to order a half portion of my choice of pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. The interior is beautiful but glad we sat outside because it was hot and stuffy inside. Only disappointment was it was my husband's birthday and the server didn't acknowledge it even though my reservation stated it was for a birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Salad was not cold. Very little shaved Parmesan. Papperdelle bolognese was mediocre.

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MitraA
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh was a great server. We had a wonderful violinist playing outdoors next to the patio. The food was outstanding. It’s one of our favorite restaurants in Boulder!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pros- Portions were large. I got the chicken parm and I couldn’t finish it. My boyfriend got the red trout and it was pretty considerable in size.

Cons- food needed more flavor. It was ok, just lacking.
Second of all it was pricey. If you get there for happy hour before 6pm it helps.

Lastly, our food order was placed at 5:40pm and our food came out at 6:05pm. We just finished our last piece of bread and there was our food. Suspiciously quick, but hot and ready to eat.

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Charmaine
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time to Sforno. We liked the food choices, extensive menu and it was difficult to choose. Definitely coming back.

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vipKimL
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent efficient service. Food portions large and tasty. Delicious seafood in my dish.

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samuel
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner with amazing staff. The olive oil and bread were amazing

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RonaldC
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My second time here. Very good. Noisy, but it was a Friday night.

FAQs

Sforno Trattoria offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 449-1787.

Sforno Trattoria is rated 4.4 stars by 582 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.