The Bottom Line
Angelo's, a Denver institution on East 6th Avenue, has been serving down-home Italian food since 1974. The restaurant reopened under new management as Angelo's Taverna in August 2013, and an oyster bar has been added to the traditional Italian menu.
- Delicious thin-crust pizza.
- Outdoor patio for summer dining.
- Not a lot of parking.
- Waiter wasn't familiar with menu.
- Location: 620 E. 6th Ave., Denver, CO, 80203
- Phone: 303-744-3366
- Hours: Mon: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tue - Wed: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Thu - Sat: 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Sun: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Menu Musts: Kitchen Sink pizza
Guide Review - Angelo's Taverna in Denver
Besides changing the name of the eatery from Angelo's Pizza to Angelo's Taverna, new owner Eric Hyatt has updated the menu. New pizzas include the all-veggie Californication with artichoke hearts and olives, as well as Sir Psycho Sexy, which features five types of meat toppings. Gourmet pasta such as Chille Relleno Ravioli nestles side-by-side with traditional favorites such as Fettucine Alfredo.
Gone are the vinyl booths and worn linoleum floors of the previous establishment. In their place, wooden farmhouse tables and wooden floors add create an ambiance of warmth. The most notable change is a bar and lounge area in place of the cashier station. Thankfully, Hyatt chose to keep the charming exposed brick and stained-glass windows. The outdoor patio has also been revamped with wooden picnic tables shaded by umbrellas.
On a recent visit, the wait staff was prompt and friendly, although our waiter was not completely familiar with the menu. The Californication Pizza provided a hearty serving of vegetables and arrived piping hot, while the Chicken Parm sandwich delivered a gourmet hint of prosciutto. The only thing that hasn't changed is that parking can still be a challenge because of the limited spaces in parking lot, which Angelo's shares with Pablo's Coffee.