Mangiamo Pronto opened in the Fall of 2009 and is the big sister of the original Santa Fe store. Located in the heart of LoDo, just 1 block off the 16th Street Mall, 1 block from Union Station, and 3 blocks from Coors Field, makes us an ideal destination for in- and out-of-towners. Enjoy breakfast and lunch Italian style throughout the day along with espresso drinks and gelato. At night, Mangiamo Pronto transitions to a full-service dining experience which includes antipasti, bruschette, small plates and house made pasta. Dining al fresco is available on our sidewalk patio. We also have a full service bar focusing on Italian wines and liquors.
We just returned from spending a week at this agriturismo, or working farm, in Tuscany. It was an incredible experience. The fields had turned from brown to verdant green just one week before we arrived on April 6th. We rented a 3 bedroom apartment and took day trips in our rented car to nearby towns. The owners were wonderful. Luciano invited us almost every night to share a glass of vin santo or grappa with him, and he explained the correct way to sip grappa. Carlo, his son, educated us on extra virgin olive oil and Isabella, Carlos’ wife, and Carlotta showed us how to make the local pasta called pici. We highly recommend this place.
Latte di Luna
This was our favorite dinner spot during our week stay at the agriturismo right outside of Pienza. It’s located at the end of the main street that goes through Pienza. Their food is typical Tuscan and they serve the traditional pici (local pasta that looks like fat spaghetti) made by hand, suckling pig which the meat-eater in our group loved, artichoke lasagna that was so good that I had it twice, wonderful gnocchi, etc. It’s not a large place, so you really need to make reservations. The owner and staff were all very friendly.
On our recent trip to Italy, we stumbled across this gem of a restaurant in Cortona, in Tuscany. It’s a very small space in the historical center, but it’s amazing what they can do there. It reminded us of our own mangiamo pronto. The owners, Emma and Rob, are extremely friendly and both speak English. They have tables outside on the main street through town so it’s great for people watching. They serve a variety of food at very reasonable prices. Everyone in our group (there were 5 of us) voted it our best and most memorable lunch during the two weeks we were in Italy.