According to a recent report by Google News Lab, Italian food was ranked #1 as the preferred cuisine when dining out in the Washington Park Denver neighborhood. Many residents of Washington Park in Denver work up an appetite by jogging, walking dogs and cycling around Washington Park’s 2.4-mile loop. Whether you’re visiting the area to look at homes to buy or just strolling through the park, check out some of the best restaurants near Washington Park. In addition to Italian food, restaurants in the area serve craft beers, burgers and seafood.
Washington Park Grille, 1096 Gaylord St.
Whether you’re in the mood for American or Italian fare, Washington Park Grille has moderate prices including 12-inch pizzas for about $15. The “Honey Pie,” uses local honey along with Calabrian chilies, scallions, roasted onions, mozzarella and smoked gouda. They also have cocktail specialties including the cucumber margarita and raspberry lemondrop. Locals love the laid-back dining room, patio and lounge.
Homegrown Tap & Dough, 1001 S. Gaylord St.
A rustic and chic pizzeria, the Homegrown Tap & Dough serves pizzas baked over a wood-fired grill, craft beers and comfort foods. Enjoy the outdoor patio seating on a nice spring day. Locals love this restaurant with its sourced fresh and local ingredients. Their gourmet burgers on fresh buns go great with a their array of craft beers. While you wait for your food, try the games in the vintage arcade room.
The Saucy Noodle & Liza’s Café, 727 S. University Blvd.
An old-school Italian restaurant with a lot of personality, The Saucy Noodle has been a fixture in Washington Park since the 1960s. One of their signature dishes is Shells Florentine served with fettuccine and homemade marinara. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Desserts include tiramisu, chocolate chip mini cannolis and crème brulee. People on special diets love their gluten free pasta and pizzas. A popular dinner entree is the eggplant parmesan served with homemade linguine.
Max Gill & Grill, 1052 S. Gaylord St.
If you are in the mood for seafood, the Max Gill & Grill is bound to have an ocean delight for your taste buds. Serving up dinner every night and brunch/lunch on the weekends, the fresh seafood and raw bar will be sure to please the palate. There are special menu items daily and enjoy bottomless mimosas during weekend brunch.
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