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Gaetano's Restaurant

) #309 of 2,515 Restaurants in Denver €€ - €€€ Italian
3760 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211-2926
+1 303-455-9852
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“pasta” (11 reviews)
“tiramisu” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
€€ - €€€
3760 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211-2926
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They claim home made pasta and such. Being from NY, however, I was not overly impressed. We shared Burrata, Tasty Treats, and Clams Casino as appetizers. The burrata was fine - the prosciutto was tender in particular. The Tasty Treats are really spicy sausage wrapped...More

Thank Travelmess
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has been around forever. We live a bit North of it but decided to make a Sunday drive. It was better than I remember. Everyone was very happy with their dishes. Spaghetti and meatballs are very good, crab cake eggs Benedict was excellent....More

Thank JBeeBroomfield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant serves up excellent spaghetti and meatballs, and very good lasagna, which comes in huge portions! Caesar salad was not as good, with some sort of after-taste. Cannoli for dessert was great. We went on a weeknight, and while it was busy but not...More

Thank SharonInColo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! A bit of time warp in this old school Italian serving up terrific food. The fried calamari was light and tender with a crisp perfectly fried dusting of flour . The shrimp Parmesan was by far the best I have ever eaten with a...More

Thank Alice S
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We were looking for Italian while staying in the neighborhood at the Residence Inn Downtown and were apprehensive because the prices seemed too low. I actually searched for other alternatives but decided to take a drive by and check the place out. The parking lot...More

Thank Al A
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The last, great read sauce place in North Denver. Once owned by the Smalldone gang, the place treasures it's history. Cool cocktails, traditional Italian food, plus updated modern versions.

Thank JeffSDenver
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We went to Gaetano's for a birthday dinner and can't believe we had not been here sooner. Everything was great. The cocktails, appetizers, entrees and desserts were amazing. I had the chicken piccata and it was cooked perfectly and had fabulous flavor. Dessert was salted...More

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Our family went there for brunch and had a fantastic time. The service was excellent, the food was great and the bottomless cocktails were flowing.

Thank Todd H
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Bad experience... held my opinion at the time because of my date. She could tell I was annoyed. I work way to hard to get rotten service and half under and half overcooked food. Lasagna really bad. Staff never checked and had tunnel vision coming...More

Thank amlidavid
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Wow! Second visit and won't be back. Worst service in a long time! Ordered a $99 bottle of wine which took 30 minutes to retrieve from the cellar. Oysters were not cold, noise level was high and meals came at odd times not together. Candidly...More

Thank Whyland1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3760 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211-2926
    (38th and Tejon)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Highland
  • Neighbourhood: Highland
  • Phone Number: +1 303-455-9852
Housed in the historic North Denver Highlands Gaetano"s was originally opened in the 1930's by the Smaldone family. Today it is an homage to the classic cocktail era with leisurely lunches, rustic and fresh Italian food and a late night neighborhood gathering.
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