Love It – Cherry Tomato

One of our biggest issues when we got to Denver was the propensity of chain restaurants – and peoples’ willingness to eat in them – and what seemed like a lack of unique, local, neighborhood restaurants.
We stumbled upon The Cherry Tomato and have been there at least once a month ever since. The Cherry Tomato was created by a group of friends in 1996 to bring a fine dining, community restaurant to the Park Hill neighborhood. I can tell you, 12 years later, they continue to pay off their vision of comfort, friendship, culinary exhilaration and community.
They have a host of great dishes, but my favorites are the chicken saltimbocca, carbonara pasta and their signature pasta felese (named after chef Tom Felese). They also have a great wine selection and the specials are always amazing.
One of my favorite things – the food is always made fresh to order, so if you want a little less zing in your sauce, or no olives, just let them know. They’re always happy to accommodate.
Located at 4645 East 23rd Avenue, there’s usually a small wait, but they take call-ahead seating and also deliver to a limited delivery area.
Pros:

  • Amazing menu
  • Variety of Italian food
  • Warm, inviting atmosphere
  • Locally owned
  • Authentic flavor
  • Food prepared to order
  • Limited but good wine list

Cons:

  • Limited street parking (watch signs closely)
  • Occasional waits
  • No reservations
  • Limited delivery area

Cherry Tomato
4645 East 23rd Avenue
Denver, CO 80207
(303) 377-1914
www.cherrytomatodenver.com

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