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The Early Word on Italic

04.09.2015 by: Leah McGarry
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Last week the long anticipated Italic opened downtown, and we had the pleasure of dining there on opening night. Even though it was a Wednesday and their first night in business, the restaurant was quite full and lively, and the service was on point.

Italic is located at 6th and Colorado, making it a perfect dinner spot before a night downtown. The space itself is large and open, so it definitely has a bustling vibe. Plus the restaurant features an open kitchen with pizza oven and a pretty impressive wine selection with 100% Italian wines.

Cooking up rustic pizzas in the open pizza oven

100% Italian wine collection at Italic

We started our meal with the baked ricotta, served with roasted beets and pickled fennel. We truly could not get enough of this cheese and mopped up what little extra there was with the basket of bread.

Baked Ricotta with pickled fennel and roasted beets

For our meals, we tried the Prosciutto pizza, which has already become a favorite among patrons. The pizza is topped with salsa verde, parmigiano, arugula and even some over easy eggs. 

Prosciutto Pizza complete with perfectly runny eggs

We also couldn’t resist trying one of the pastas, which conveniently come in small and regular portions. (This will be perfect for anyone who doesn’t want to be too stuffed before a night downtown!) The penne rigate alla Bolognese was cooked to perfection, with its combination of beef, pork, white wine, cream, parmigiano and the most perfect hint of mint.

Penne Bolognese with a hint of mint

We were too stuffed to try dessert on this visit, but we’re looking forward to going back for lunch and happy hour. On Monday-Friday from 4:30-6:30 you can get $1 off all draught beers, house wine for $4 a glass and $8 negroni.  They offer a handful of reasonably priced snack items, or you can take advantage of their FREE daily focaccia sandwiched with meats and cheeses with any drink order.

It’s very clear that Italic is on its way to becoming a staple in the local food scene, so make your reservation today!

Official website:  Italic 

TAGS : Downtown , Italic