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1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1704
+1 303-820-2282
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (118 reviews)
“farfalle” (18 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1704
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Reviewed yesterday

We sat at the CHEF's TABLE (which means we were sitting sort of bar style in front of the open kitchen)!! SO THE FOOD and THE EXPERIENCE were OUT of THIS WORLD!! Best ever!! Really BEST ever!!

Thank Carolyn J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Bianca pizza is the best pizza I have tasted anywhere. My wife's beet dish was great as was our son's lamb. The varieties of chocolate and PB&J dessert was great.

Thank BGivner
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband had visited Rioja on business trips and couldn't wait to share it with me. I see why and now will be jealous if he goes back alone! We sat outside and enjoyed a lovely rose while we waited for our series of dishes....More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for a special occasion, it was a pleasure to sample their award winning artichoke tortellini and pork belly (when they say "one tortellini" it means like 3, good enough for an appetizer. LOVED the tiny warm beignets for dessert with powdered sugar, warm goat...More

Thank HappyTrippinMamma
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great restaurant we came across unexpectedly. Although Rioja is highly rated, we didn't know that when we walked to the restaurant for lunch. Lunch was a treat, we split the artichoke tortellini and the Rioja picnic. Coupled with Rose by the glass, an awesome...More

Thank Swanboat48
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst visiting Denver during a conference I had the pleasure of dining not once but twice. Went for lunch and booked dinner the following night. Fantastic and varied menu. Portions are on the smaller size but adequate.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I loved this restaurant. We had the picnic appetizer, the tortellini, and the scallops. Everything perfectly prepared and beautifully plated. We also had panna cotta for dessert. There is a great wine list, and the place has comfortable decor. The service was...More

Thank Geoffrey S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good meal. 6 of us for dinner. Restaurant was accommodating to book a reservation with little notice. Very close to renaissance Hotel.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a reservation several weeks in advance for graduation weekend. Our big table was not ready in time, and we were frustrated. The management was very understanding, and treated us to hors d'oevres when we were seated. The food was delicious across the board--especially...More

Thank Fran S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on 6/10/17. It was packed and unfortunately the tables are very close together, making private conversation impossible. Our entrees were good (octopus and lamb sausage fettuccine), as was the gelato trio, though none of it was outstanding. Our biggest complaint was our...More

Thank FormerTucsonian
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they offer valet parking?
25 March 2017|
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Response from andzocchi | Reviewed this property |
Yes, its for several restaurants on the street. It was fine and not expensive.
Will people be able to order off the regular menu on Valentines day or will the Set Menu be the only choice?
5 January 2017|
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Response from jim1946no | Reviewed this property |
No idea. Suggest you contact Rioja
Do you have parking? Or is there valet/ meter/garage?
19 May 2016|
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Response from WarriorChick516 | Reviewed this property |
There is metered street parking, as well as parking garages within walking distance, ask of which will charge to park there. There is also a valley, but if I remember correctly they are only available for dinner service.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 80
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1431 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202-1704
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 303-820-2282
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