Luca d’Italia – Denver, CO

My favorite restaurants always seem to be the ones with 10-15 tables and while Luca d’Italia may have a few more tables, it is now one of my new favorites!  With a small but well balanced menu consisting of fresh, seasonal ingredients, a tasting menu is the way to go.  You can choose your own or have the chef surprise you with 4-5 courses that will get better with each dish they present.  I highly recommend the wine pairing as well to compliment your meal and while I enjoyed every dish, I admit that I would have been just as happy with one big bowl of the Fusilli with mushroom and truffle cream sauce! The service is great and the atmosphere is quaint yet fun.  This is a place that you can enjoy the meal not knowing hours have passed by.