After a thorough remodel and under new ownership, Angelo's Pizza reopened on Wednesday evening as Angelo's Taverna. The 6th Avenue Italian restaurant owned and operated for 39 years by the Laveo family was bought in early spring by restaurant industry veterans Eric Hyatt and Craig Jones.
Hyatt and Jones upheld their commitment to keeping the character of the eatery by retaining design elements like the stained glass windows and the original sign and many menu favorites like the meatballs, Italian sausage, and kitchen sink pizza. But there are welcome changes also like the new bar and lounge area, a larger 60 seat patio, and a 50 seat banquet/private party space. There are TVs in the bar area where sports will be played, two happy hour offerings, and several new menu items.
Two food elements are being emphasized in the new format: the char-grilled oysters and the ravioli offerings. Hyatt contends that Angelo's is the only place in Denver where guests are able to enjoy char-grilled oysters and he offers them three ways: with a chipotle bourbon butter, with the original garlic butter, or with fresh peppers, pecorino and herbs. There are three special ravioli on the menu: the original Angelo's cheese or sausage, a chile relleno one, as well as the butternut squash one. These two features aside, the menu boasts thirteen pasta offerings, eight pizza, nine appetizers, and more. It's safe to say there is something for every taste.
Angelo's Taverna is open Sunday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Two happy hours are offered daily from 3 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close. A late night menu is available until 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday and until midnight the rest of the week.
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