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Gaetano's Restaurant

3760 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211-2926
+1 303-455-9852
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“pasta” (15 reviews)
“tiramisu” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3760 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211-2926
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a family dinner here 11/25/17 and enjoyed it. I had a huge lettuce wedge followed by mushroom-stuffed ravioli--good, but there are better choices. My wife had the stuffed shells, and my son a well-prepared cioppino. Very good service and nice ambience. This is a...More

Thank Stan C
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Went here while visiting a friend who lives in Denver. We had reservations on Saturday night. It was busy, but our service was prompt. We had a very good waitress named Mary. The bread was not warm, but the next loaf they brought was. I...More

Thank treekabird
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great restaurant with very interesting history. We has lobster ravioli and mushroom ravioli, with spaghetti off kids menu. Prices are not bad for the quality of food - the mushroom ravioli comes in a very rich broth and was full of different...More

Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Live one block away from this restaurant. Good enough to eat in a pinch until this evening. Tonight...(Friday night) the restaurant was 'busy-ish' but the hostess didn't even acknowledge us until I said 'hello....how are you tonight?" And then she made some arbitrary wait-time because...More

Thank RVH1975
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Gaetano's is a really old establishment in North Denver. The place has been freshened up after a errant vehicle evidently drove into the front. Inside the restaurant is cozy and nicely decorated--- sans the "mobster" posters. Looks a bit like being in Manhattan. Great old...More

Thank isdn4u
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We did a big extended family dinner there with a group of east coast Italians. Everyone was incredibly happy with their meal and looking forward to going back again!

Thank cgutti77
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We attended a bus tour of North Denver, called Mob Tour. At the end we were scheduled to eat at Gaetano's. We had a choice of "home made pasta w/ red sauce & meatball or angel hair pasta w/ white sauce & chicken". First we...More

Thank antonitta
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Having read the reviews, we were looking forward to eating at Gaetano's. The calamari starter was good although I personally prefer a bit more spice to the accompanying sauce. The kids enjoyed their mac & cheese although the panino with meatballs seemed to be more...More

Thank Amelia C
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Wow! Outside of Chicago or NYC, this is some of the best Italian food I've had! And, complete with old school dining ambiance... Service is OK, but a little slow. But, who's in a hurry when you have wine, great food, and good company? We...More

Thank MPuzziferro
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Such a cool atmosphere, and not a long wait. Our waiter Garrett was so nice and the food was incredible. The place had a really cool history and it's not too pricy for amazing Italian food.

Thank valeriecaldwell99
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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