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Jovanina's Broken Italian, Denver, CO

Jovanina's Broken Italian

4.7
4.7
742 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Jovanina's is now OPEN and following state and local guidelines for safe and healthy food service! We can't wait to see you! If reservations are not available online it is because we have a max capacity during this time.

Jovanina’s offers a fresh, modern take on Italian cuisine sourcing the best local and regional ingredients by the season. Handmade pastas and our rustic, wood-fired ovens are the heart of our menu. We provide vibrant, vegetable-forward dishes, seafood, steaks, and chops, presented in a spirited, inviting setting. We pride ourselves on hospitality and consider ourselves amongst the best of Denver when it comes to taking care of our guests. Our bar is focused toward classic crafted cocktails, barrel-aged spirits, and seasonal liqueurs. We offer a local beer selection and an extensive wine list housed in our wine cellar Sotto Voce.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (720) 541-7721

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    With an expansive three-story space, Jovanina’s Broken Italian’s event spaces are designed to curate bespoke experiences for all parties, offering something unique and different for every guest.

  • Private party contact

    Tim Sypasong: (855) 421-4251

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Cross street

    15th St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 742 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Denver / Colorado

    Italian

  • Denver

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  • Denver

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food good service.
  2. AM

    AlanaM

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely awesome experience! We were seating at the "tunnel" table for our anniversary dinner, which was the coolest seat in the restaurant! Our waiter had incredible recommendations. We started with the Focaccia bread, had the delicious calamari dish, and then the pork chop and scallops for our mains. The cannoli's were fresh and delicious! We loved every single bite! We also really enjoyed the craft cocktails! We can't wait to go back!
  3. KL

    KatieL

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday dinner! Was treated so special while we were there! The food and cocktails were delicious. I cannot wait to come back!!
  4. D

    Dave

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sotto Voce (their intimate, downstairs dining area) is an amazing environment, and all the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Must visit!
  5. JS

    JeremyS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the minute we arrived for our anniversary dinner everything was excellent! From food, to our table, to service and ambiance, it was an amazing experience.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had such an amazing time & the food was phenomenal!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian I’ve had in the city to DATE!
  8. SW

    ScottW

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and Wonderful. Will definitely be going back
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the basement ambiance! We had delicious wine, great charcuterie, and excellent service!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible experience. Food was so incredibly salty; it was inedible. Party of 4 sent back 3 dishes and 2 of them still came back the same, if not saltier. My brother and I left without eating and still very much hungry. All we were offered was a free dessert. Why would I want dessert when I haven’t had dinner yet?! Complete and utter fail.
  11. AC

    AndrewC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Overall, fantastic place. They do pack you in if you’re eating downstairs but understandably so; everyone wants to eat eat here!
  12. TM

    TehyaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and super fabulous service! Love the pizza from the woodfired oven!
  13. K

    Kate

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elk bolognese will never disappoint! We were a little bummed that we ordered pizza as an appetizer, but our pastas came out first. Service was slower than our previous visits. They did comp dessert for the inconvenience which was very much appreciated.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks in a gorgeous space. It was noisy, but cozy at the same time. Our server was lovely. We will absolutely go back. Check out the menu, it is awesome.
  15. NB

    NickB

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great food, just a loud place. Staff didn't have the greatest urgency...
  16. F

    Feng

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Beautiful restaurant, impeccable service, excellent cocktails, but meal service was very slow and unimpressive in flavor
  17. RH

    RobH

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family get together
  18. CA

    CourtneyA

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great restaurant. Would have given it a 5, but the sommelier didn’t seem very interested in actually serving people. Lots of attitude from him while he was at our table. Kind of seemed put off by our questions and wine selection.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Pleasant , just few suggestions: The focaccia is too salty and the parmigiano mousse pointless and tasteless , then the same focaccia shouldn’t be served along with strong tasty cheeses as Gorgonzola , you should have your bread oven made and less tasty as a side for charcuterie and cheeses . Then the charcuterie was pretty dry ( salame ) but the prosciutto was good and fresh . The pesto and the pasta were both good and well cocked but then why did you cover the pasta with fresh recula ? Wasn’t a salad ? And on top of it a lot of crumbled nuts … please avoid that … just a line of olive oil and some parmigiano shredded above and would have been delicious . The burrata was good but the tomato along with it , wasn’t the right type and wasn’t mature enough … beside that there was not enough olive oil and pepper … And about service , if you ask for the waiter one of twice during the dinner , is ok … but when you have to look and wait for him every time you need something … maybe is not right . I hope you don’t take me wrong , over all it was a nice dinner , could have been much better for few details … especially the missing bread and the salty focaccia
  20. LH

    LaurenH

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I’ve had in a while
  21. KF

    KFred

    Los Angeles

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service… excellent food… e vino fantastico…! Bolognese a must Halibut nice and moist Scallops with bacon to die 4…. Have the Insoglio Cinghaile from Tuscany to finish it off ! BAM NOW YOURE HAPPY!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A true gem! Amazing authentic feeling atmosphere. The basement seating made me feel like I was in Italy. The staff were very welcoming and attentive. The food was delectable! My new favorite restaurant in Denver!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    The service was horrible. I’m not sure it was possible to feel anymore ignored. Bread was crazy salty, sea bass was over cooked and hard, pasta was not cooked, and chicken was not spicy. We came 4 months ago and enjoyed but that went downhill fast. Sad I decided to bring clients here. I’ll spend by money elsewhere
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Great oyster appetizer and drinks. Excellent pork chops. Kale salad and meatball pasta underwhelming. Enjoyed music and candlelight.
  25. MC

    MollyColorado

    Denver

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was delicious and very enjoyable but the service was very slow and somewhat inattentive.
  26. BS

    BrianS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Worst service I have ever received. Had a reservation for 7:15 and was sat promptly. Ordered beverages from server, they were delivered by another server, original server returned to our table to take our order approximately 10 minutes later. Food was delivered by a third server. We were not approached by or spoken to by another server for almost an hour. No beverages were refilled. No one asked how the food was. When our server finally came back to the table, he asked, "the food was great, right?". It was not. The pizza was marginal at best. Both pasta dishes were undercooked. The lack of service was appalling for the cost of the meal. Would never return.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An exceptional and unique dining experience. They accommodated our request for a private table in the tunnel. I would rate their pizza as one of the best I’ve ever had…the balance, contrast and combination of the salt next to smoked mozzarella is amazing and the dough is absolutely perfect. Not to chewy, slightly charred.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Such a cute and fun vibe! Food was delicious and the atmosphere was beautiful. I was in love with all the candles. We were seated downstairs and the tables for 2 were pretty close together but I would still recommend it for a chic date night! Downstairs is a little darker than upstairs, maybe better for a younger crowd or date whereas I’d take the family upstairs! Highly recommend for a fun Italian hideaway in the middle of downtown.
  29. J

    Jacknor

    Denver

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Great service but food was pricey and not that good for the money.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a quaint evening and environment and would recommend to anyone. The vibe is “dressy, yet casual”. The wine list is great and the food was great, too.
  31. KH

    KristinaH

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fantastic dining experience. Great service, food, and wine!
  32. AP

    AlexP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, but besides the food, I got amazing service from 2 amazing people. I'm not sure you if you share reviews, but I think they will know which table we were. Thank you so much for your amazing service! 10/10
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great house made pasta!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    No pizza dough, no bread. Didn’t get told about this until we tried to order. If I’m ordering cheese board for 5 people I should get more than 2 small pieces of bread. Bad bad service but good pasta
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was great!
  36. MK

    MadKingGeorge

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks in a fun space with a great vibe and great service. We will definitely be going back.
  37. AS

    AngieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my birthday and our waiter brought a dessert and lemon cello out for us, my parents did not order alcoholic drinks during dinner and our sever brought them a nice non alcoholic drink with the dessert (great attention to detail) we sat downstairs which was so beautiful and unique! Food was outstanding!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Ok only. Service good
  39. MB

    MarkB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was really impressed with the house made pasta and meatballs, simple but done well. Server was informed and was able to get us out in time for the hockey game. Go Avs!
  40. V

    Vera

    Denver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meals, great atmosphere, service was fantastic. We will be back.

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Jovanina's Broken Italian is rated 4.7 stars by 742 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Jovanina's Broken Italian

1520 Blake Street Denver, CO 80202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    15th St

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (720) 541-7721

  • Private party facilities

    With an expansive three-story space, Jovanina’s Broken Italian’s event spaces are designed to curate bespoke experiences for all parties, offering something unique and different for every guest.

  • Private party contact

    Tim Sypasong: (855) 421-4251

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