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1336 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO | Directions 8021839.743052 -104.969942
Monday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: City Park West, Northeast Denver
Bad service, worse food – Like others who have submitted reviews, I have previously experienced terrible service and not-so-great food when I have occasionally dined at Pasquini's over the last few years. In fact, I did not visit Pasquini's for about a year after being treated very rudely when picking up a take out order. However, for some reason, I decided to give them another chance last night when I placed an order for delivery. Unfortunately, my delivery order was wrong when it arrived (despite the person taking my order repeating the ordered items more than once). Worse, the food was terrible. The stuffed shells were filled with a tasteless mush that looked like ricotta and were covered with a bland red sauce. My husband described his bianca-style Canadian bacon and pineapple pizza as "burned" and "funny tasting." Needless to say, Pasquini's is banned again, this time permanently.
Always good & Cheap – We go here pretty frequently and have always found the food to be very good. Calzones are great, pizza is good, I also like the lasagna. Dinners like the baked or pasta dishes come with salad and everyone gets fresh baked breadsticks. It's always packed and pretty noisy, but there is never a long wait for a table. To avoid the noise in the summer, ask to sit on the patio in back.
A great Italian hideaway to meet friends for pizza, pasta and a nice glass of wine. – In Short
Informal and dimly lit, this little joint with a full bar is perfect while the night away with a few good friends, tasty pasta and a glass of Merlot. East Coast transplants swear by the pizza, and the calzones are a delight for diners from any geographic region. The place is always packed, but takeout is available.
cheap wine and good pizza` – I visited Pasquini's on a date and was very happy with it. They had several bottles on ok wine under $15 and they bring out delicious bread sticks while you wait for your pizza. Our waiter was very friendly but not overbearing and the pizza was pretty good. It's not really NY style, it's more gourmet style but that's good too. It it's NY style you are looking for, a better bet would be a slice at the place by the snakepit on 14th ave!
Disappointed – I heard so many good things about this place. The salad with small and did not seem fresh. The pizza was under cooked and not NY Style like the menu stated. They cooked another one for us but I was already in the wrong mode. Maybe I caught them on a bad day, but I will not be back.
highly overrated – there hasn't been an Italian near this kitchen in years.
Good, but could be great – The food here is excellent. It's inexpensive and tasty. As mentioned in other reviews, the breadsticks are great. The service leaves something to be desired though. It's a problem with management more than the waitstaff -- when you have one waiter serving 10 tables (not always in the same area) it makes service slow. If management could get its act together, this place would be great... Here's an example of management for you... The manager (or owner, not sure) asked my wife if we wanted to sit outside. My wife asked if it was windy (hence, cold). The manager replied, oh so pithily, "Not for me, I'm not sitting out there."
BEST ITALIAN – You can't beat Pasquini's great breadsticks and inexpensive selection of wine! Looking for a good place to have a first date? Pasquini's is the place. With the friendly staff, always busy ambiance and great rotating selection of local artwork, you can't help but find something great to converse about. Try their vegetarian antipasto - the vast choices of delectible edibles is almost overwhelming! Eat there, eat often.
Great Patio – There is something about Pasquini's patio that just says "Summer" to me. Good times, cool ambiance, beer and great pizza. Sad part is, I've never had good service there, not even when I was the ONLY one in the place. I think the servers at both locations are too busy trying to be "cool" than to do their jobs.
excellent! – having just moved to the city, i have to say this has become one of my favorite places to dine. the meals are inexpensive, the atmosphere is great (especially the patio dining) and the food is delicious.
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