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Benzina, Denver, CO

Benzina

4.8
4.8
332 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Local neighborhood Italian restaurant serving seasonal salads, family-style appetizers, Neapolitan-inspired pizza, handmade pastas, entrees prepared on a Mibrasa Charcoal Oven, and classic desserts, alongside complementing cocktails, local breweries and approachable domestic and international wines. The restaurant is set in a converted gas station with bocce courts and urban planters alongside an outdoor dining patio.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 399-2352

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Daniele Bolognini

  • Neighborhood

    Mayfair

  • Cross street

    On East Colfax between Dahlia and Eudora

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

What 332 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Denver / Colorado

    Neighborhood gem

  • Denver / Colorado

    Italian

  • Denver

    Neighborhood gem

  • Denver

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food as always was phenomenal. Must get the mushroom pizza and chocolate tart - but you really can’t go wrong!
  2. C

    Charl

    Denver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal at Benzina. The service is spot on-genuinely warm and friendly. The food is excellent. Great night out. Thanks so much!
  3. M

    Mizumi

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was excellent, and the restaurant itself is very funky and fun. I highly recommend their creative food and inventive cocktails as everything we had was delicious, but I do feel inclined to share that we felt uncomfortably rushed our entire meal. We had a 7:45 dinner reservation and by 8:15, a few minutes after receiving our entrees, our server was asking if we would like a box to wrap up our meal. We weren’t even there a full hour before the check was dropped off at our table and we were witnessing them clean and mop and wipe down the entire restaurant around us. I’ve worked in the service industry for many years and am very familiar with the desire to get home at the end of a long day/shift, but we felt uncomfortably rushed and watched our entire meal, despite not being there more than an hour start to finish. If you’re looking to enjoy a longer meal without pressure, I unfortunately wouldn’t recommend benzina.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary on a Saturday night. I had the tagliatelle with octopus and my husband had the gnocchi with rabbit. Both were delicious. Hats off to the chef and owners. They comped us a dessert for the occasion. Also. The margarita was delicious. Very unique setting.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pizza is excellent, vibe is comfortable and really appreciate the reimagined space. Highly recommend!
  6. NT

    NicoleT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING EXPERIENCE FOR OUR GROUP. THANK YOU FOR GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE
  7. JJ

    JayneJ

    Denver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food, really great ingredients and so well prepared, very courteous service. Noise level was our only problem.
  8. DD

    DenverDiner

    Denver

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great vibe! Tasty cocktails and food although pricey. Overall enjoyed the experience.
  9. JH

    JulieH

    St. Louis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was awesome and food amazing as always!
  10. t

    theresah

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    It seems to be a popular restaurant. Menu limited. Pizza favor good but not my favorite. Beer choice’s good. Probably not my type of restaurant. Hope he does well
  11. ER

    ElizabethR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best food we've had in Denver. Small menu so with three of us we were able to try almost everything - and everything was excellent. Wonderful service. Music was a little loud for us (in our 70's) but they were happy to turn it down. Out 17-yr-old grandson loved it too.
  12. G

    Galpal

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so flavorful and delish! The panna cotta, beef tartare, and chicken were our favs! Don't forget the mushroom pizza!! Great service!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Loved the cocktail and wine selection. The service was outstanding and the ambiance was A+. Definitely recommend! We will be back.
  14. JE

    JamesE

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Party of 4 evening out had meat and vegetarian options that were well executed
  15. j

    judy

    Denver

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    busy night - service slow- limited menu- wrong food served-
  16. c

    cashiehearts

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Benzina is stylish and unique, but the food is definitely what will bring me back. Our server, Hannah, was super sweet and attentive! We had the house bread, mushroom pizza, and tagliatelle - all were delicious choices.
  17. B

    Businesstraveler

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Simple menu and impecable service. Doesnt look like a high end restuarant but their service was really over the top. Great place to dine if looking for something more special
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience from the moment we walked in the door!
  19. M

    Meredith

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We liked the food from a previous visit, especially the salad. We wanted to share it with friends.
  20. M

    Mike

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good fun and fun atmosphere.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so delicious I will definitely be going back! Highly recommend!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the best meal i have had in denver - staff, ambiance, food, owner, hands down the best
  23. M

    Meaghmo

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. A delight! Will certainly return.
  24. IK

    IceKarim

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and service
  25. A

    Amaluna

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out server Hunter was so helpful in describing the menu and helping us with our order. Excellent culinary experience.
  26. K

    Kristen

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great service! Would highly recommend.
  27. K

    Kiki

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great brunch, creative food, but outdoor traffic was pretty noisy on the patio. Service was excellent’
  28. c

    cindyn

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Benzina was excellent. The food is so great there. One of the beast steak tartar. The arancini is so delicious. Their pizza is one of the best in Denver. Must go. Always good.
  29. JJ

    JayneJ

    Denver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Outstanding food with high quality ingredients. Prompt courteous service. Ambiance,well, it’s on Colfax, and we go early, so it’s still light, but I’ll bet it’s nicer after dark when you can’t see outside as much. Actual inside design is cool. Main thing is the truly excellent food. Limited choices, but you don’t need that many when it’s so good.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was and always is AMAZING!!! So delicious, good quality, fresh and tasty. Tough to order only 1 thing! Wine selection was lovely too. Service was a bit slow, they were busy at prime dinner hour but I do wish we got things like drinks and a greeting from our server earlier. Would go back, though, and I recommend this to anyone for the best pizza in Denver!!
  31. DK

    DaveK

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Really good food and even better service. It's not cheap but you leave feeling good. Very comfortable room.
  32. MR

    MarinoR

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and service was very good. The food and drink recommendations were helpful and great. Highly recommend.
  33. YR

    YourRealEstateGuy

    Denver

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m not a brunch “guy” with little patience for fluff over fancied meals…. Sunday at Benzina was filled with amazing flavors, delicious cocktails and excellent friendly service….. all that with plenty of time left for me to enjoy my Day off. Thank you Benzina.
  34. MB

    MateoBauer

    Denver

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 6th or 7th visit and Benzina just keeps getting better. We had the Trout Caesar, Saffron Arancini and the Mushroom Pie, all were exceptional, perfect service and the beautiful space they have created is one of the best anywhere.
  35. DD

    DenverDavid

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks, and service. We have younger kids so eating outside where they could play while we relaxed was perfect. We will definitely be coming back!
  36. JJ

    JJMDenver

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always we had a delicious meal at Benzina. Service was excellent
  37. R

    Rachael

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Benzina is always amazing! Quality food and our server (Hannah) was so charming! Can't wait to come back for dinner.
  38. K

    Kelly

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Very pricey for the dishes. The hospitality lacked in several areas but mostly the chefs dictating what you eat and won’t make any substitutions or additions. Will not be returning.
  39. SL

    SteveL

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good place. A little pricey, but Benzina clearly takes pride in the quality of their food & service. For appetizer we (an older couple) shared cauliflower in bacon & pine nut cream sauce and it was delicious. For mains wife had summer salad, I had eggplant ravioli. Both were awesome. Be sure to add fresh-mint to the ravioli. Mint on eggplant ravioli? Who knew! Some of their spices (including mint, basil, oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme) and veggies are grown on site so are really FRESH! Desert was a shared chocolate tort with an Oreo base - very rich and so good. Wait-staff were experienced, friendly (without being intrusive), cheerful, helpful and knew their service protocols and menus inside-out. We felt welcomed, and well-cared for. It’s not a large place, intentionally feels a little like a diner (hence the 4* on ambiance)but outdoor seating is a nice add. Very clean, and well-organized. On-site parking is limited so if that’s important go early. Benzina will be a go-to place for us when we are in this part of town. The park/museum/planetarium are only a 5 minute drive away so it will be a convenient stop-off before evening shows etc. This was our first visit to Benzina. We didn’t know what to expect, so were pleasantly surprised, and pleased with our experience there.
  40. Y

    Yvette

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service, best trout salad, outstanding califlower, and amazing pizza. Never disappointed - DELICOUS and UNIQUE!

FAQs

Benzina does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Benzina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 399-2352.

Benzina is rated 4.8 stars by 332 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Benzina

4839 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220-1205

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On East Colfax between Dahlia and Eudora

  • Neighborhood

    Mayfair

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daniele Bolognini

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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