Monday, November 19, 2012

Spuntino, a neighborhood Italian style restaurant in Denver

Over the weekend I went to Spuntino, a neighborhood Italian style restaurant/cafe in the Highland area in Denver.  The tables were set in a simple but attractive way.
And the decor and layout was very inviting.
They make their own Gelato but by the time we were done with brunch, I had no room for anymore.  Next time because they looked really, really good.
We started with a orange olive oil cake with toasted fennel sugar and a raspberry marmallatta.  It was very moist and the mild hint of fennel was just perfect.  I definitely would order this again along with a latte.  

For my entree, I ordered the Uove con polenta.  The nicely cooked eggs were set on top of a delicious creamy polenta along with a tomato sauce and some fresh basil and sage.
Len had the chorizo scramble which had golden potatoes, caramelized onions and Fontina cheese in it.  He liked it but the Spanish chorizo was way too smoky for my taste.
After brunch, we soaked in the beautiful weather. Here it is mid November. There was not a cloud in the sky and the temps were in the mid 60's!  You have to love the combination of signs on this building.  Do you go to your Karate lesson and then the chiropractor?
But the clincher of the day was this person walking around Civic Park in downtown Denver with his homemade helmet on and some kind of "ray gun" that looked like a combination of toy parts and who knows what else.  ( I shot this out of the sun roof.  I just could not resist) The warm weather certainly brings them out!   Well, it brought us out.

Back to Spuntino...  Len says they have a nice lunch menu.   And we plan on trying it for  dinner some evening.
Bon Appetit!

2639 w. 32nd Ave.
Denver, Colorado

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