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Worry not fellow Cafe Cero lovers, the bar and restaurant will re-open soon under new ownership. The owners might be new but the cool, vintage atmosphere will remain the same. There will also be lots of live music just like before. Stay

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★★★★★

Worry not fellow Cafe Cero lovers, the bar and restaurant will re-open soon under new ownership. The owners might be new but the cool, vintage atmosphere will remain the same. There will also be lots of live music just like before. Stay

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This is a great place to listen to live music, have a few drinks and sample off the new menu from the new Chef/Owner (who also happens to be a form of entertainment himself!). Both patios are great - the back patio is very intimate, and the inside is very unconventional with multi-levels and different rooms. Has a good feel - a good "soul".

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★★★★★

This is a great place to listen to live music, have a few drinks and sample off the new menu from the new Chef/Owner (who also happens to be a form of entertainment himself!). Both patios are great - the back patio is very intimate, and the inside is very unconventional with multi-levels and different rooms. Has a good feel - a good "soul".

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It has such a lax atmosphere, and a friendly one. the eclectic interior is enhanced by the feeling of being in an old house in the neighborhood. plus the drinks are well mixed and the staff friendly and knowledgeable.

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★★★☆☆

It has such a lax atmosphere, and a friendly one. the eclectic interior is enhanced by the feeling of being in an old house in the neighborhood. plus the drinks are well mixed and the staff friendly and knowledgeable.

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Most of the reviews on here are for Cafe Cero's qualities as a restaurant, aptly, but I have only been in the late evening to enjoy it as a bar/lounge with my friends. The drinks are inexpensive and they aren't watered down (usually it's one or the other in Denver bars). The staff is so nice and friendly. It's usually not very crowded, so we can get a whole room to ourselves. I love this place!

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★★★★☆

Most of the reviews on here are for Cafe Cero's qualities as a restaurant, aptly, but I have only been in the late evening to enjoy it as a bar/lounge with my friends. The drinks are inexpensive and they aren't watered down (usually it's one or the other in Denver bars). The staff is so nice and friendly. It's usually not very crowded, so we can get a whole room to ourselves. I love this place!

Pros: inexpensive, nicely decorated, good location (for me, anyway), great staff

Cons: very loud on nights with musical guests

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UPDATE: NO MORE ITALIAN FOOD. I AM SO DISAPPOINTED WITH THE PLACE, I'LL NEVER GO BACK. My old review is below:

great food, reasonable prices, good service, cute decor. It even has an adorable outdoor patio in the back, and a nice bar with cigars and pool table to enjoy before or after your meal.

If I lived closer, I'd be here every week. The menu has something for everyone (from great salads to the best carbonara I've had since Chicago and amazing desserts). I highly recommend this place.

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★★★★★

UPDATE: NO MORE ITALIAN FOOD. I AM SO DISAPPOINTED WITH THE PLACE, I'LL NEVER GO BACK. My old review is below:

great food, reasonable prices, good service, cute decor. It even has an adorable outdoor patio in the back, and a nice bar with cigars and pool table to enjoy before or after your meal.

If I lived closer, I'd be here every week. The menu has something for everyone (from great salads to the best carbonara I've had since Chicago and amazing desserts). I highly recommend this place.

Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere

Cons: South Broadway

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Fantastic little spot hidden away on Broadway - make your way down support this small local restaurant. This place is awesome.

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★★★★★

Fantastic little spot hidden away on Broadway - make your way down support this small local restaurant. This place is awesome.

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One of my favorite, most unique spots in denver, you can be I'll be there for their grand re-opening tomorrow (Wed)!

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★★★★★

One of my favorite, most unique spots in denver, you can be I'll be there for their grand re-opening tomorrow (Wed)!

Pros: live music, ambience, service

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i can't speak to the outdoor dining since it's January, but i LOVED Cafe Cero and would absolutely go there again. i was hesitant after reading some of the other reviews, but tried it anyway on a friend's insistence. the food was phenomenal - it's not traditional Italian, but more of a neo fusion, which might be where people got confused, but it's great. try the gnocchis in spicy maple, the duck and brie wontons, the mac and cheese with truffle oil, and if they have the seafood ravioli special, try that too. it's fantastic! only downside is that it's on Broadway, so parking can be a pain. and it's one of the best spaces in Denver.

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★★★★★

i can't speak to the outdoor dining since it's January, but i LOVED Cafe Cero and would absolutely go there again. i was hesitant after reading some of the other reviews, but tried it anyway on a friend's insistence. the food was phenomenal - it's not traditional Italian, but more of a neo fusion, which might be where people got confused, but it's great. try the gnocchis in spicy maple, the duck and brie wontons, the mac and cheese with truffle oil, and if they have the seafood ravioli special, try that too. it's fantastic! only downside is that it's on Broadway, so parking can be a pain. and it's one of the best spaces in Denver.

Pros: Food, Ambience, Service

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I read the reviews and headed over to Cafe Cero with some trepidation. The atmosphere is great, and the service was above average, but the food was uninspired. Ordered some appetizers ($5 ea or 3 for $15 - ooh, what a deal. Who are they trying to kid?) that were decent but not what I had hoped for (the old reviews of the place really were good). The first three wines I asked about they were out of. Had a caprese salad and the tomatoes were mealy. If they're not good, don't serve them! The mac & cheese was delicious, but for $9, I'd expect a bit more of it. I was hoping for another fun place to go in my 'hood, but it's not to be. I might go back for drinks sometime, but not for dinner.

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★★☆☆☆

I read the reviews and headed over to Cafe Cero with some trepidation. The atmosphere is great, and the service was above average, but the food was uninspired. Ordered some appetizers ($5 ea or 3 for $15 - ooh, what a deal. Who are they trying to kid?) that were decent but not what I had hoped for (the old reviews of the place really were good). The first three wines I asked about they were out of. Had a caprese salad and the tomatoes were mealy. If they're not good, don't serve them! The mac & cheese was delicious, but for $9, I'd expect a bit more of it. I was hoping for another fun place to go in my 'hood, but it's not to be. I might go back for drinks sometime, but not for dinner.

Pros: Atmosphere, Service

Cons: , Overpriced

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We ate at Cero three months ago and loved the food. We returned recently with some friends and were very disappointed in our meals. Apparently, the new chef has left much to be desired. We ordered a tortellini dish that tasted like it was microwaved and our appetizer described as a beef tenderloin dish was 4 slices of meat so finely sliced that it was almost transparent. While the service and atmosphere was very pleasant, the lack of good dishes will keep us from returning to this restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

We ate at Cero three months ago and loved the food. We returned recently with some friends and were very disappointed in our meals. Apparently, the new chef has left much to be desired. We ordered a tortellini dish that tasted like it was microwaved and our appetizer described as a beef tenderloin dish was 4 slices of meat so finely sliced that it was almost transparent. While the service and atmosphere was very pleasant, the lack of good dishes will keep us from returning to this restaurant.

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I have eaten in a lot of restaurants throughout the world... If you're looking for True Authentic Italian Cuisine here in Denver, Cafe Cero is worth checking out! They have always been our favorite outdoor patio hangout so when they started serving KILLER Italian it completed the experiece. Their Chef is one of Denver's best ... former Carmines On Penn Chef Brian Senft !! Check it out it's worth the time!

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★★★★★

I have eaten in a lot of restaurants throughout the world... If you're looking for True Authentic Italian Cuisine here in Denver, Cafe Cero is worth checking out! They have always been our favorite outdoor patio hangout so when they started serving KILLER Italian it completed the experiece. Their Chef is one of Denver's best ... former Carmines On Penn Chef Brian Senft !! Check it out it's worth the time!

Pros: Cuisine, Service, Atmosphere

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Walking in you feel like you're in a neighborhood bar or casual restaurant. Small bar...people playing pool in the open room in the back. The have Guinness on tap and allow cigars...a great combination and not that easy to find. Stepping into the dining area is like stepping into another establishement. Very cozy...low lighting. The food was excellent and the service matched. There's also seating upstairs; some of which overlooks the the downstairs. Check out the 'blue room' and the big comfy leather sofas for an after dinner drink. Definitely a great date spot.

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★★★★★

Walking in you feel like you're in a neighborhood bar or casual restaurant. Small bar...people playing pool in the open room in the back. The have Guinness on tap and allow cigars...a great combination and not that easy to find. Stepping into the dining area is like stepping into another establishement. Very cozy...low lighting. The food was excellent and the service matched. There's also seating upstairs; some of which overlooks the the downstairs. Check out the 'blue room' and the big comfy leather sofas for an after dinner drink. Definitely a great date spot.

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Just had dinner with my husband and three other couples on a Friday night. Wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff, the bread and olives that were brought to our table were fabulous! I was looking for butter or oil for the bread, but took a bite without anything. It was the best bread! The house salad is unbelievable! The vinaigrette was superb. We ordered Chicken Piccata and a special which was a shrimp pasta dish that was to die for. As we were celebrating a few birthdays, we were treated to a sample of several..irish cream cheesecake, and some kind of chocolate decadence! We were all totally thrilled with everything! Cafe Cero has become our new favorite!

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★★★★★

Just had dinner with my husband and three other couples on a Friday night. Wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff, the bread and olives that were brought to our table were fabulous! I was looking for butter or oil for the bread, but took a bite without anything. It was the best bread! The house salad is unbelievable! The vinaigrette was superb. We ordered Chicken Piccata and a special which was a shrimp pasta dish that was to die for. As we were celebrating a few birthdays, we were treated to a sample of several..irish cream cheesecake, and some kind of chocolate decadence! We were all totally thrilled with everything! Cafe Cero has become our new favorite!

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Tucked in an off-the-street section of South Broadway, Cafe Cero's nooks, crannies and patios supports small groups, romantic meals and loud parties. Paladio's, the popular in-house Italian restaurant, serves up giant…

 

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