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Denver area- any Italian restaurants that can provide party platters?

silver queen Feb 15, 2007 06:51 AM

I'm looking for someplace that would sell large trays of stuff like meatballs, lasagna, salads, etc for a anniversary party. I'm trying to organize from afar- so I'm not famiiar with the options. I see Olive Garden does sell large trays of food, if I have to go that route, but I wonder if there's a non-chain possibility. thanks!

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    ColoradoFun Feb 15, 2007 07:33 AM

    One thought that comes to mind is Parisi in NW Denver. It looks like under the catering section they might have what you are looking for. Not a chain and I think very good food. What area of the city is the party?

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      ClaireWalter Feb 15, 2007 08:44 AM

      I too would recommend Parisi. Also, if you are in the south metro area, Tony's Market (several locations, tho' Mineral and Broadway is closing -- real estate issues) also has an extensive catering ability. Go to http://www.tonysmarket.com/ and click on "Tony's To Go." Scroll down for entrees.

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        Pastajohn Feb 15, 2007 11:47 AM

        Closer to downtown is Dolce Vita (955 Lincoln Street, PH: 303.830.8482) They have everything you need. Don't think they have a website.

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          aka_zoe Feb 15, 2007 01:14 PM

          You could always call Marczyk Fine Foods on 17th Avenue (phone: 303-894-9499), they are quite capable of putting something delicious together.

          A chain that I know provides large portions for event takeout is Maggiano's, and their quick and rather easy to get to in the Denver Pavillions (phone: , I add that only because you mentioned the OG. Their phone number is: 303-260-7710.

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            ClaireWalter Feb 15, 2007 02:13 PM

            As far as chains go Maggiano's is, IMHO, far better than Olive Garden. In addition to Denver Pavilions location downtown, there is a Maggiano's near the Denver Tech Center.

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              Pampatz Feb 15, 2007 03:59 PM

              In southeast Denver at approximately the corner of Monaco and Leetsdale (on Leetsdale) is Nonna's Bistro. Her food is Chicago-style Italian. The owner and her family have been in the restaurant business for many years. Be sure to try her Sausage and Cheese stuffed mushrooms. Her spaghetti and meatballs are also terrific. My favorite meal is a wedge salad and an order of the mushrooms. There is a catering menu, but I'm sure Deidre would work with you to make your party a success.

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                silver queen Feb 28, 2007 08:22 AM

                Thanks- The party will be in Highlands Ranch. You've given me some places to look into that do sound like an improvement over the OG.

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                  ClaireWalter Mar 2, 2007 01:57 PM

                  Sounds as if Tony's would be the most convenient.

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                  Gluten Free Girl Mar 2, 2007 09:17 AM

                  Also try Carmine's on Penn. They do awesome family style Italian.

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