Fine Dining at Denver's Downtown Italian Restaurant: Panzano
"Chi mangia bene, viva bene."
Those who eat well, live well.
It's hard to argue that logic – especially after you've dined at Panzano, our award-winning restaurant located next to Hotel Monaco Denver. This alluring, lively spot is where special occasions are celebrated, lifelong memories created, and appetites excited by contemporary Northern Italian dishes cooked by Executive Chef Elise Wiggins.
While the menu reflects flavors of far-off Italy, the ingredients come from very close to home. Elise buys local, organic and sustainable whenever possible ï¿½ just one of the reasons her dishes shine. Dining at Panzano is an experience you don't want to miss.
But don't just take it from us. Panzano was named one of America's Top Restaurants by Zagat in 2011 and 2012, was given four stars by 5280 magazine, and was deemed Best Italian Restaurant by the dining and events guide Denver Westword.
Gather for award-winning wines from Italy and beyond, signature handcrafted cocktails, and breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner – all featuring an array of gluten-free choices. If you're planning a special gathering or party, the private dining room can seat up to 10. Learn more here.
If you have to hustle out of the hotel first thing in the morning, let us help you with Breakfast with Wings, nutritious morning meals that you can take on the go. We figure the earlier you start eating and living well, the better.
Executive Chef Elise Wiggins
Panzano's Executive Chef Elise Wiggins knew she wanted to be a chef from an early age, even if she wasn't sure exactly what that meant. She just knew that she wanted to "cook and make people happy," she says. Leading the culinary efforts at Panzano in downtown Denver, Wiggins cooks and makes people happy-locals and visitors alike-with her distinctive contemporary Northern Italian cuisine using local and sustainable ingredients and practices.
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- Monday - Friday, 6:30-10 am
- Saturday - Sunday, 8 am-2:30 pm
- Monday - Friday, 11 am-2:30 pm
- Monday - Thursday, 5-10 pm
Friday - Saturday, 5-11 pm
Sunday, 4:30-9 pm
- Monday - Thursday, 11 am-10 pm
Friday - Saturday, 11 am-11 pm
Sunday, 10 am-9:30 pm
- Happy Hour:
- Daily, 2:30 pm-6 pm
Please Note: Hours are subject to change. Please contact Panzano directly for its current hours and holiday closures.