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The Italian Underground Restaurant

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715 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-3401
+1 970-945-6422
17:00 - 22:00
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Golden, CO
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015

A classic Italian atmosphere. Best to go when you're not in a hurry, but only because everything is made fresh.

3 Thank ruinslover
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015

Hadn't heard of this place or read any reviews before going there, but I'm happy we wound up here. We arrived before the Friday night dinner crowd and were promptly seated. Our drinks were great, strong but not overpowering. Our waitress was attentive, gave us the specials and drink specials right away. The food was really good and the bread... More 

1 Thank Jessica G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 May 2015

When we get to town we run to Italian underground! The spaghetti and meat sauce is outstanding When you order it you also get a dinner salad with homemade dressing of your choice, homemade baked bread and garlic butter and at the end of the meal your choice of a sorbet all for around $13 Unheard of!!!!! This place is... More 

1 Thank Natalie G
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291 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015

This restaurant is literally underground, being below sidewalk level. Our timing was perfect as we got there before it filled up; a wait line existed for most of our stay. I had the combo, which was spaghetti with a meatball and sausage link, both made in-house, a cannoli and lasagna. All items were tasty, but not holy mackerel over the... More 

Thank Alex G
Parker, Colorado
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203 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

We always make the Italian Underground a priority when we visit Glenwood. Yes, it is quirky.. they don't take reservations or call-ahead and they are always busy... but it's always been worth it for us. The best item on the menu for us the the basic spaghetti with meat sauce - it is in a class all it's own and... More 

2 Thank wbforever
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2015

When my boyfriend and I stayed in Glenwood, we weren't sure where to go to eat. We ended up searching on our phones for some local restaurants and decided upon Italian Underground. The atmosphere was very romantic and, mind you,

1 Thank Brandi W
Evergreen, Colorado
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

I hear this place is good. We ate there years ago. They are overcrowded, and so they don't give a hoot about customers. No reservations, but you can't even call ahead if your walking down 20 minutes from a hotel. Quoted:

2 Thank ronaldj374
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

Traditional , real American Italian food. In a word "YUM" ! Appreciated the opportunity to get smaller portions. But, I made up the calories eating wonderful homemade bread. Pleasant efficient wait staff. The wine was pretty good too.

1 Thank Susan d
Durango, Colorado
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Fabulous Italian food at a low cost. Homemade pastas, pizza and more. Meal comes with salad and sorbet that was a perfect ending to our meal. Offers smaller portions too of most entrees! Fabulous place, will definitely return and recommend!

Thank jdbright
Pensacola, Florida
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426 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Maybe I should have ordered pizza - I saw lots and lots of customers with pizza, and it may be what they do best. I had a pasta puttanesca and it was boring. Too much noodle, not enough heat and spice and sauce. The place was packed, the service was excellent and I would go back again in a heartbeat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 715 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-3401
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Glenwood Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 970-945-6422

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?