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Gaetano's Restaurant

#258 of 2,416 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3760 Tejon St, Denver, CO 80211-2926 (38th and Tejon)
+1 303-455-9852
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Anchorage, Alaska
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231 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Larkspur, Colorado
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We purchased a Denver ding out book and went with another couple who has the same--the manager Ashley told us one per table even though we had separate checks. Nowhere in the rules & regulations does it state that. After spending over 200.00 there and not being treated proper I would highly recommend diners to stay clear of this horribly... More 

Thank John B
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All the food was wonderful! We finished off with an amazing creme brûlée cheesecake. Our only complaint were the hostesses. We had a reservation and continued to see people (without reservations) be seated. We heard one story about a group that had a reservation and subsequently waited for 1.5 hours for a table! If they can get the hostess stand... More 

Thank erikamilligan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

What a unexpected surprise. Great cocktails, food and atmosphere. Definitely a returning place !! All walls, bathroom and cocktail named after former gangster.

Thank Susan J
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

A fabulous Italian restaurant. Really good food, great service and of course great wine selection. Nice setting too.

Thank Brian G
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My wife and I went to Gaetano's using the Denver Dining Passbook. We were celebrating her promotion and we definitely ate more than we should have and drank more too, but everything was amazing. The mixed drinks are very well made, the food was flavorful and not too heavy, and the desserts were heavenly. If you like lemon, I highly... More 

Thank Chandra J
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

.....service however is not so fantastic. Slow is an understatement, we arrived 15 minutes early for our 5pm reservations and were seated yet didn't have a server visit us for at least 20 minutes....and the restaurant was still pretty empty. The service did not get any quicker as the restaurant started to fill up. Very dissapointed, think it was about... More 

Thank Annie D
Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and I tried Gaetano's after it was recommended to us by a co-worker. We went to a play at Denver Center of Preforming Arts, then came over for dinner. We arrived before our scheduled reservation and they were able to sit us within 10 minutes. We had the fried ravioli as an appetizer and it was delicious! I... More 

Thank Kara A
Aurora, Colorado
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52 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

After searching for years for a good non-chain Italian restaurant in Denver, I've FINALLY found one. Gaetano's has excellent atmosphere, service, and very good food, and I look forward to my next visit. My wife and I ate at the bar, and our bartender was first-rate. I don't know his name, but he was young, tall, and had noteable sideburns.... More 

Thank Stan C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?