Vincenza's Italian Bakery

★★★☆☆
39.7766 -105.086
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303-420-8400

8000 W 44th Ave

Wheat Ridge, CO

80033

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Sunday 8:00AM - 8:00PM ,Monday 8:00AM - 9:00PM ,Tuesday 8:00AM - 9:00PM ,Wednesday 8:00AM - 9:00PM ,Thursday 8:00AM - 9:00PM ,Friday 8:00AM - 9:00PM ,Saturday 8:00AM - 9:00PM

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After many times of driving by here, we finally decided to make a reservation for our anniversary dinner. Our server came over right away and let us marinate with the wine list for a few minutes until we decided on an amazing bottle of red wine thanks to a recommendation by a friend of mine that works here and knows a lot about wine. We ended up being very happy with her pick. They brought over bread with an amazing olive oil/balsamic vinegar/garlic dip which we could not stop eating.
I decided on the Fettucine, which turned out amazing. My boyfriend got the special which had Osso Bucco and veggies which I could not help but also pick at. Since it was our anniversary, they brought over a complimentary tiramisu. Everyone was so nice at Vincenza's, the food and drinks were spectacular, and the ambience was romantic and very Italian.

5
★★★★★

After many times of driving by here, we finally decided to make a reservation for our anniversary dinner. Our server came over right away and let us marinate with the wine list for a few minutes until we decided on an amazing bottle of red wine thanks to a recommendation by a friend of mine that works here and knows a lot about wine. We ended up being very happy with her pick. They brought over bread with an amazing olive oil/balsamic vinegar/garlic dip which we could not stop eating.
I decided on the Fettucine, which turned out amazing. My boyfriend got the special which had Osso Bucco and veggies which I could not help but also pick at. Since it was our anniversary, they brought over a complimentary tiramisu. Everyone was so nice at Vincenza's, the food and drinks were spectacular, and the ambience was romantic and very Italian.

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The warmth radiating from this restaurant was incredible. Both the service and food were outstanding!! The Eggplant was to die for, our meals were hot, brought out quickly and mouth watering. We made room for desert and were definately glad we did. I would recommend the cannoli or the cheesecake. Take the time to enjoy the atmosphere and staff. I'll be returning soon.

5
★★★★★

The warmth radiating from this restaurant was incredible. Both the service and food were outstanding!! The Eggplant was to die for, our meals were hot, brought out quickly and mouth watering. We made room for desert and were definately glad we did. I would recommend the cannoli or the cheesecake. Take the time to enjoy the atmosphere and staff. I'll be returning soon.

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We live by this restaurant and had driven by a number of times and gave it shot finally last night, Valentine's Day. Should of got the the clue right away when the place was maybe half full on the biggest "dinner out" night of the year.

Outside looks cute, inside needs lots of help. Run down, bad decor. But that might of been the best part of our dinner. You walk in an you smell nothing. An Italian restaurant that doesn't smell like a warm loaf of bread and garlic is probably not a good one.

Sat there for 10 minutes without being acknowledged, then our server took our drink order and said she'd bring out some bread. Another 10 minutes we got bread, our drinks and we ordered.

My wife ordered the Chicken Parmesan, which on the menu claims that it is reported to be the best in Denver. I got the special which was pork shank with pasta and the house ragu.

Our review of the food was that it was something I would expect at a Furr's cafeteria. Just bland. Everything. But the house red sauce or Ragu as they call it was tasteless and watery. Nothing more to say. We asked for parmesan cheese when our food was delivered to at least add some flavor that way. The waitress said she would try and find some and probably have to steal it from some other customers...again, an Italian restaurant that has to TRY and find parmesan cheese for their food.

Alas, we never got the parmesan cheese. We had to ask for our bill. And we witnessed the apparent owner not only sit idly by as the wait staff struggled and did not do anything except to berate our waitress (who was horrible) and threaten her that if she start taking care of this one table in 2 minutes, she needed to leave.

So that's that. Not going back. I truly wonder where some of the framed reviews that say the place was amazing came from, they were over 4 years old, so maybe the parents of the current owners started it, left it to them and now it sucks. And sucks bad.

Won't return.

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★☆☆☆☆

We live by this restaurant and had driven by a number of times and gave it shot finally last night, Valentine's Day. Should of got the the clue right away when the place was maybe half full on the biggest "dinner out" night of the year.

Outside looks cute, inside needs lots of help. Run down, bad decor. But that might of been the best part of our dinner. You walk in an you smell nothing. An Italian restaurant that doesn't smell like a warm loaf of bread and garlic is probably not a good one.

Sat there for 10 minutes without being acknowledged, then our server took our drink order and said she'd bring out some bread. Another 10 minutes we got bread, our drinks and we ordered.

My wife ordered the Chicken Parmesan, which on the menu claims that it is reported to be the best in Denver. I got the special which was pork shank with pasta and the house ragu.

Our review of the food was that it was something I would expect at a Furr's cafeteria. Just bland. Everything. But the house red sauce or Ragu as they call it was tasteless and watery. Nothing more to say. We asked for parmesan cheese when our food was delivered to at least add some flavor that way. The waitress said she would try and find some and probably have to steal it from some other customers...again, an Italian restaurant that has to TRY and find parmesan cheese for their food.

Alas, we never got the parmesan cheese. We had to ask for our bill. And we witnessed the apparent owner not only sit idly by as the wait staff struggled and did not do anything except to berate our waitress (who was horrible) and threaten her that if she start taking care of this one table in 2 minutes, she needed to leave.

So that's that. Not going back. I truly wonder where some of the framed reviews that say the place was amazing came from, they were over 4 years old, so maybe the parents of the current owners started it, left it to them and now it sucks. And sucks bad.

Won't return.

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We went to this restaurant for the first time on Mother's day and were greeted with fresh baked bread that was out of this world and simple, clean, flavorful Italian food. Even now that I am gluten intolerant and can't eat wheat, I can still find some entrees and desserts to enjoy!

5
★★★★★

We went to this restaurant for the first time on Mother's day and were greeted with fresh baked bread that was out of this world and simple, clean, flavorful Italian food. Even now that I am gluten intolerant and can't eat wheat, I can still find some entrees and desserts to enjoy!

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I had a meatball sandwich and it had no flavor at all. The sauce was minimal at best. Ordered fettuccine Alfredo Very small portion and they served it with frozen shrimp. Their Pastries called bow ties again no flavor what so ever. They are at 12.95 a pound and I was hoping I was paying for some yummy taste. The bread was good on my sandwich but perhaps they should taste their food before serving it. I dont know why people would think its Italian authentic Because it was more like the run of the meal. It didnt even look that clean in the place so perhaps they should revamp the whole restaurant... Make sure you taste what you serve!

1
★☆☆☆☆

I had a meatball sandwich and it had no flavor at all. The sauce was minimal at best. Ordered fettuccine Alfredo Very small portion and they served it with frozen shrimp. Their Pastries called bow ties again no flavor what so ever. They are at 12.95 a pound and I was hoping I was paying for some yummy taste. The bread was good on my sandwich but perhaps they should taste their food before serving it. I dont know why people would think its Italian authentic Because it was more like the run of the meal. It didnt even look that clean in the place so perhaps they should revamp the whole restaurant... Make sure you taste what you serve!

Cons: Whole place needs to be updated

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My Mom is Italian so I am used to very good Italian food.
After a very long wait in a very uncrowded restuarant, I finally ordered a Greek salad and a senior special, rigatoni with It. sausage. After another lengthy wait the alleged Greek salad arrived. Wilted lettuce old red onions some old dry squash pieces and Italian gloppy dressing. There were no cucumbers, black olives and the feta cheese was tasteless. This salad was about as Greek as I am. When I asked about the lack of olives the waitress went to the bar and got me green martini olives - clueless.
Then finally the entree' arrived, oh my the pasta was way overdone and falling apart, the red sauce was seperating between water and marinara, tasty but old. The sausage was not home made and the pasta was falling apart.
One piece of the bread was as hard as a rock but the other two were smooth and soft, but alas - no butter, and no cheese either for my pasta. In fact the only item on the table was a pepper shaker. I had to get my own salt and was never offered more water or ice.
I was flabbergasted, and when I asked for two filled chocolate canolis, I got two almond cookies.
So if this is a four (4) star Italian restuarant in the Denver area, I must have been there on the worst day in their history. Or just maybe their quality control was off that day.
Fool me once...............

1
★☆☆☆☆

My Mom is Italian so I am used to very good Italian food.
After a very long wait in a very uncrowded restuarant, I finally ordered a Greek salad and a senior special, rigatoni with It. sausage. After another lengthy wait the alleged Greek salad arrived. Wilted lettuce old red onions some old dry squash pieces and Italian gloppy dressing. There were no cucumbers, black olives and the feta cheese was tasteless. This salad was about as Greek as I am. When I asked about the lack of olives the waitress went to the bar and got me green martini olives - clueless.
Then finally the entree' arrived, oh my the pasta was way overdone and falling apart, the red sauce was seperating between water and marinara, tasty but old. The sausage was not home made and the pasta was falling apart.
One piece of the bread was as hard as a rock but the other two were smooth and soft, but alas - no butter, and no cheese either for my pasta. In fact the only item on the table was a pepper shaker. I had to get my own salt and was never offered more water or ice.
I was flabbergasted, and when I asked for two filled chocolate canolis, I got two almond cookies.
So if this is a four (4) star Italian restuarant in the Denver area, I must have been there on the worst day in their history. Or just maybe their quality control was off that day.
Fool me once...............

Pros: one of the breads

Cons: everything else

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The flies on the windowsill and the fake plants didn't do much for my first impression but a friend had recommended it so we sat down and ordered. The pasta special ($6.95) seemed like a great deal but it wasn't any better than boiled pasta and Ragu that you could make at home. My husband had gnocchi ($10.95) which was rubbery and overcooked. A Fat Tire beer was $5. The desserts were OK, but overpriced as well. I thought the cheesecake looked better than it tasted and regretted the calories (and cost) immediately. On a positive note, the service was good and the bread was warm but we definitely wouldn't go back again.

1
★☆☆☆☆

The flies on the windowsill and the fake plants didn't do much for my first impression but a friend had recommended it so we sat down and ordered. The pasta special ($6.95) seemed like a great deal but it wasn't any better than boiled pasta and Ragu that you could make at home. My husband had gnocchi ($10.95) which was rubbery and overcooked. A Fat Tire beer was $5. The desserts were OK, but overpriced as well. I thought the cheesecake looked better than it tasted and regretted the calories (and cost) immediately. On a positive note, the service was good and the bread was warm but we definitely wouldn't go back again.

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This joint is by no means authentic. To call the food second rate Italian would be complimenting it. It's more like those leftovers that have been hiding out in the back of your fridge for the last two months. This place was really good when it opened six years ago, but since has gone down hill. I know that the Italiant man that used to own it no longer does, and has been replaced by some American hothead that thinks his stuff doesn't stink (even though his food does). The bread and bakery were second to none back in the day, but now it is last on my long list of "no thank you" restaurants.

1
★☆☆☆☆

This joint is by no means authentic. To call the food second rate Italian would be complimenting it. It's more like those leftovers that have been hiding out in the back of your fridge for the last two months. This place was really good when it opened six years ago, but since has gone down hill. I know that the Italiant man that used to own it no longer does, and has been replaced by some American hothead that thinks his stuff doesn't stink (even though his food does). The bread and bakery were second to none back in the day, but now it is last on my long list of "no thank you" restaurants.

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If this is authentic Italy then my name is Aunt Jemima. The food is over priced and nasty, the portions are small and the staff less than helpful. The walk-around crooner is annoying..he actually carried his tip jar around with him! Tacky! They have no kids menu, the booths are completely falling apart and everything is dirty. I'd rather eat at 7-11.

1
★☆☆☆☆

If this is authentic Italy then my name is Aunt Jemima. The food is over priced and nasty, the portions are small and the staff less than helpful. The walk-around crooner is annoying..he actually carried his tip jar around with him! Tacky! They have no kids menu, the booths are completely falling apart and everything is dirty. I'd rather eat at 7-11.

Pros: Sorry, there aren't any

Cons: Dirty, over priced

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Having grown up in this area...ive seen this place in many fashions. As Wheat ridge dairy it was awesome for its ice cream and milk. Loved going up there all the time...walking distance you know. Now as Vincenza's bakery it is past awesome. the food catches your sences the moment you walk in. the aroma of the fresh bread...the sight of the desserts makes you know you will add 20 pds. (ok exaggerated). then whenyou get the food....Fabulous. The atmosphere and service is the peak of performance. I love it...yes as a Wheat Ridge son Im proud of it. Love it.

3
★★★☆☆

Having grown up in this area...ive seen this place in many fashions. As Wheat ridge dairy it was awesome for its ice cream and milk. Loved going up there all the time...walking distance you know. Now as Vincenza's bakery it is past awesome. the food catches your sences the moment you walk in. the aroma of the fresh bread...the sight of the desserts makes you know you will add 20 pds. (ok exaggerated). then whenyou get the food....Fabulous. The atmosphere and service is the peak of performance. I love it...yes as a Wheat Ridge son Im proud of it. Love it.

Pros: food, service, friendliness

Cons: dont ship

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I can't add much to the reviews here - it's all true and it's all great food. I wish, occasionally, the rear section of the restaurant had a cozier atmosphere, but it's not a deal breaker. Last year, we bought one of their ricotta pies to have with our Christmas dinner - this is so fabulous! I served it with a simple blueberry sauce. They have many other holiday pies to choose from.

5
★★★★★

I can't add much to the reviews here - it's all true and it's all great food. I wish, occasionally, the rear section of the restaurant had a cozier atmosphere, but it's not a deal breaker. Last year, we bought one of their ricotta pies to have with our Christmas dinner - this is so fabulous! I served it with a simple blueberry sauce. They have many other holiday pies to choose from.

Pros: Food, hospitality

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When you go into Vincenzan early in the day, you are immediately greeted with the wonderful aroma of fresh marzipan cookies. There are also fresh cookies with raspberry, blueberry or apricot filling, fresh breads and many more. Marzipan's my fav!

Last night, we were there to celebrate our aunt's birthday and I ordered the house specialty - MARE MUNDI, yummmmm! It had veal, lobster, shrimp, mussels and calamari in a spicy marinara sauce over linguine. OOoooo.. I can't believe I ate it all! And many pieces of their awesome fresh baked bread too! To top it off, they baked the birthday cake - it was chocolate with raspberry filling and the cream colored icing was also raspberry flavored; it was like eating a piece of "heaven" - light, fluffy, creamy, rich in flavor. Vincenzan is always a stop for us during our yearly Denver "pilgrimage" from Gulf Shores, AL.

5
★★★★★

When you go into Vincenzan early in the day, you are immediately greeted with the wonderful aroma of fresh marzipan cookies. There are also fresh cookies with raspberry, blueberry or apricot filling, fresh breads and many more. Marzipan's my fav!

Last night, we were there to celebrate our aunt's birthday and I ordered the house specialty - MARE MUNDI, yummmmm! It had veal, lobster, shrimp, mussels and calamari in a spicy marinara sauce over linguine. OOoooo.. I can't believe I ate it all! And many pieces of their awesome fresh baked bread too! To top it off, they baked the birthday cake - it was chocolate with raspberry filling and the cream colored icing was also raspberry flavored; it was like eating a piece of "heaven" - light, fluffy, creamy, rich in flavor. Vincenzan is always a stop for us during our yearly Denver "pilgrimage" from Gulf Shores, AL.

Pros: Authentic, Fresh Breads, Casual Dining

Cons: Ambience, Too far from AL

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I think this is some of the best Italian food in denver, no, this side of New York. We had the Linguine Pescatore and was the best I had, lots of Seafood, Crushed Tomato and Spices. The chef came out and talked to me about the dish and his cooking it while in Italy. He also recommended a nice Italian wine to go with our dish. We finished with a slice of Tirimisu and a scoop of inhouse made gelato. What an experience. We will definetely be coming back...soon!

5
★★★★★

I think this is some of the best Italian food in denver, no, this side of New York. We had the Linguine Pescatore and was the best I had, lots of Seafood, Crushed Tomato and Spices. The chef came out and talked to me about the dish and his cooking it while in Italy. He also recommended a nice Italian wine to go with our dish. We finished with a slice of Tirimisu and a scoop of inhouse made gelato. What an experience. We will definetely be coming back...soon!

Pros: Friendly, Great Food, Gelato

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Form the front counter filled with fresh breads and pastries to the authentic dinner menu this visit reminded me of my visits to Italy. The wine list had a wide selection of Italian wines to compliment my dinner and we all got to listen to a Frank Sinatra tribute by Frank Lechuga. What a great experience!

5
★★★★★

Form the front counter filled with fresh breads and pastries to the authentic dinner menu this visit reminded me of my visits to Italy. The wine list had a wide selection of Italian wines to compliment my dinner and we all got to listen to a Frank Sinatra tribute by Frank Lechuga. What a great experience!

Pros: live music, real cannolis, lunch buffet

Cons: i dont live closer

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I wish I had discovered this place sooner! I've finally found a restaurant (and bakery) in this town where I can truly say I love. Although this rating is based on only one visit, I went with faithful patrons who only have good things to say. Except for a liquor license, Vincenza's has it all-excellent food, interesting atmosphere, live entertainent, and of course bakery items that are first rate. I would not recommend going there if you are in a hurry. The service is attentive and friendly but if you're looking to eat and run go to Fazoli's. For my meal I had the eggplant parmesan and topped it off with tiramisu--YUMMMMM!!! The bread and desserts are really fresh and fantastic and I even got to sample the dessert first.

5
★★★★★

I wish I had discovered this place sooner! I've finally found a restaurant (and bakery) in this town where I can truly say I love. Although this rating is based on only one visit, I went with faithful patrons who only have good things to say. Except for a liquor license, Vincenza's has it all-excellent food, interesting atmosphere, live entertainent, and of course bakery items that are first rate. I would not recommend going there if you are in a hurry. The service is attentive and friendly but if you're looking to eat and run go to Fazoli's. For my meal I had the eggplant parmesan and topped it off with tiramisu--YUMMMMM!!! The bread and desserts are really fresh and fantastic and I even got to sample the dessert first.

Pros: live entertainment, excellent bakery, good value

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Variety of Italian dishes from spaghetti with meatballs and pizza to eggplant parmesan and Italian sausage sandwiches. Gelato also available.

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