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Mar 30, 2009 01:43 PM

Inexpensive group dinner near Colorado Convention Center (Denver)

I'm looking for a restaurant for an inexpensive group dinner located within 2-3 blocks of the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Pizza, Chinese, something like that. 6-10 people. Any suggestions?

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  1. Mici is inexpensive, informal Italian. Order from the counter, pay and wait for your food to be delivered. It's not Chowish cuisine, but its cheap and tasty enough. You'll probably have to do some creative redecorating and move two or maybe even three tables together for your group. See

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    1. re: ClaireWalter

      Thanks. I was hoping for a bit more of a regular full-service sit down place, any other suggestions?

      1. re: Tir_na_nOg

        The Corner Office is a reasonable, decent place near the convention center.

        1. re: Tir_na_nOg

          You might try Osteria Marco, which has good pizza as well as all kinds of other great tidbits...

          1. re: tatamagouche

            OK. You want inexpensive, convenient to the Convention Center and full service, sit-down. A tall order. I was going to suggest a new place called Pizza Peel at 1645 Stout. Haven't been there yet, so I don't know the format. Opening tomorrow at 1650 Curtis is Cafe Options, operated by Work Options for Women, a program to train women for careers in food service. But perhaps that won't suit your needs/wants either. Depending on what hours you plan to eat, there are some dynamite happy hour offers. My favorite is Panzano (17th and Curtis), well-priced ($3 & $4 plates) of really good food from 3 to 6 in the lounge. See for the menu and scroll down to the food.

            1. re: ClaireWalter

              Yeah, Panzano's happy hour snacks are fine indeed, esp. the crespelle and the veal.

            2. re: tatamagouche

              I would also recommend Osteria Marco - it's wonderful and great for large groups.