This Italian Restaurant In Denver Was Named One Of The BEST In The Nation... And You’ll Want To Visit
Thrillist.com recently released their list of best new restaurants for 2017, and the new Italian restaurant Cattivella was named as the best in the city! Have you tried this amazing new spot? Read on to find out more…
Cattivella opened in the spring of 2017, and has already drawn quite a bit of attention.
The word "cativella" means "naughty girl" in Italian. Make of that what you like, but Elise Wiggins, the owner and chef at this little gem creates dishes that are definitely nice.
The large, wood-burning pizza oven is the center of attention in the dining room.
From the moment you enter the restaurant, the rich smells of wood-fired pizza will tease you while you wait for your own to bake.
The chef's counter gives 26 diners the chance to watch the brick oven at work, along with the pasta makers and butchers.
Everything here is made fresh, from the pasta to the cuts of beef, lamb, and pork carved from whole animals right in the kitchen.
The dining room is contemporary and bright.
The 76 seats available to the diners at tables all have a view of the open kitchen.
As you can imagine, wood-fired pizza is the star of the show here.
Watch the chefs pull pizzas right out of the huge oven.
The pizzas are fresh and creative, with offerings such as the pancetta, roasted red pepper, anchovy, fresno peppers, pomodoro, smoked mozzarella pizza.
There are eight varieties to choose from, and most have a gluten-free option.
Start your meal with an antipasti of Fattoria Piatto — salamis, cheeses and grilled bread.
The pasta dishes are warm and hearty.
The Lasagna al Forno is rich and delicious.
Of course, no Italian meal should end without dessert.
Dessert offerings vary, depending on what's fresh. This apple crostata with fresh cream certainly looks divine.
Chef Wiggins also offers cooking classes in the open kitchen on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Classes include instruction, wine, dinner, and plenty of kitchen humor.
Cativella is located at 10195 E 29th Dr #110, Denver.
It's open Sunday through Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Learn more about Cattivella by
visiting its website. After you’ve enjoyed a delicious Italian meal at Cattivella, why not stop by this tiny shop for some gelato?
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