The Meatballs Alone Are Worth A Trip To This Charming Colorado Neighborhood

When it comes to comfort food, there is nothing quite as comforting to me as a big bowl of homemade noodles topped with a zesty tomato sauce and served with a slice of warm bread… Does this sound like something up your alley as well? If you are like me and LOVE Italian food (and the culture) but are not sure where to get it, check out Colorado’s unofficial little Italy that is located in this popular Denver neighborhood:

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Nestled within Denver’s trendy Highlands neighborhood lies one of the city’s best-kept secrets, which is that of Denver’s Historic Italian District (or Little Italy). In the late 1800s, north Denver was the first stop for several early European immigrants, with the historic Italian-American Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church built and dedicated in 1894. Since then, this part of Colorado has been an important location for those with Italian roots, and houses not only some of the descendants of the neighborhood’s founding families, but also authentic Italian restaurants, delis, and other various businesses. (Do you want to get a taste of the Italian culture and historic Highlands neighborhood? Plan to attend an event or festival at the iconic Our Lady of Mount Carmel!)

For even more of our favorite Italian restaurants, check out the 10 Italian Restaurants In Colorado That’ll Make Your Taste Buds Explode.