Posted by: lisetta | November 4, 2009


Back in Denver this week, at a hotel whose restaurant is Northern Italian. Panzano. Can’t wait to try it. I strolled in this morning hoping to get the strawberry fig muffin, but they were out. They were, however, making bread. Lots and lots of bread. Right behind the counter in plain sight. I so wanted to join them in the sunlit space. Made a lunch date there Friday.

The Italians say, “chi mangia bene, viva bene” (those who eat well, live well).

Executive Chef Elise Wiggins lives up to that motto and assures that Panzano offers the best in contemporary Northern Italian cuisine with a focus on sustainable, local, seasonal and organic ingredients in a spectacular urban setting with uncompromised service and award-winning wine list. Under Chef Elise, sustainable practices are the norm at Panzano with a heavy emphasis on recycling, composting and source reduction. Chef Elise even features a gluten-free menu for lunch and dinner alongside her outstanding selection of Northern Italian specialties.

Named Top 5 Denver Restaurant by The Rocky Mountain News, one of America’s Top Restaurants by Zagat Survey, given 4 Stars by 5280 Magazine and “To die for” in the Gabby Gourmet Restaurant Guide, Panzano is a little bit of Italy in the heart of Denver, just blocks from the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the Colorado Convention Center, all the major hotels and the 16th Street Mall.

Centrally located, Panzano is the perfect spot to begin or end an evening at the theater, host a business meeting or celebrate a special occasion. The creative menu showcases the best that Colorado has to offer for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

“Chi mangia bene, viva bene.” Eat well and live well at Panzano.


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