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Gaetano's Restaurant

#349 of 2,434 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3760 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211-2926 (38th and Tejon)
+1 303-455-9852
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Parker, Colorado
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Gaetano's for a birthday dinner and can't believe we had not been here sooner. Everything was great. The cocktails, appetizers, entrees and desserts were amazing. I had the chicken piccata and it was cooked perfectly and had fabulous flavor. Dessert was salted caramel gelato and it was the best gelato that I have had in a long... More 

Thank Christine G
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71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Our family went there for brunch and had a fantastic time. The service was excellent, the food was great and the bottomless cocktails were flowing.

Thank Todd H
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Bad experience... held my opinion at the time because of my date. She could tell I was annoyed. I work way to hard to get rotten service and half under and half overcooked food. Lasagna really bad. Staff never checked and had tunnel vision coming by our table. Staff drinking and partying too much... loud and obnoxious. Could barely have... More 

Thank amlidavid
Denver, Colorado
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131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Wow! Second visit and won't be back. Worst service in a long time! Ordered a $99 bottle of wine which took 30 minutes to retrieve from the cellar. Oysters were not cold, noise level was high and meals came at odd times not together. Candidly pathetic for this highly rated restaurant.

Thank Whyland1
Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Disappointed! Although we had a great waiter, Gary, the rest of the experience was disappointing. Hostess had a attitude, not a pleasant one. ;( and the food was just OK for this old Italian gem. One dish was served cold....just expected more from this historic north side restaurant.

Thank STEMY2013
Salida, Colorado
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107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

If you want to go to a traditional Italian restaurant, this is the place in Denver. I went with a group of 7 of us. They put us in a large both but added another chair so 5 in the both 2 in chairs. Not a lot of room, but enough. We ordered a lot of different appetizers and entrees.... More 

Thank KSL1224
Erie, Colorado
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We love Gaetano's it has been reinvented over the years but this current version is the best iteration yet!

Thank Karol K
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The mafioso connections are a bit overplayed, however the lasagna is one of the BEST I have had in Colorado. We had the Burrata appetizer and it was a bit flavorless. I like my Chicken Marsala pounded a but thinner. With all that said, super cool Colorado experience. Service was excellent, oh and the bread is delicious. Make a RESO,... More 

Thank JDawg311
Anchorage, Alaska
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267 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is our second time at this restaurant. The food and service were great, however, there was a problem getting seated thus the 4 stars. We had reservations for 7:15 for 4 people. The restaurant was full (as it usually is) and apparently the table they would put us at had a group of people who were overstaying their meal.... More 

Thank Kathy P
1 review
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We came to hear Derek Evilsizor sing Frank Sinatra favorites and he didn't disappoint. We were seated in a prime booth to hear and see him but he strolls all around the restaurant.

Thank bcascio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?