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Italian Underground

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715 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-3401
970-945-6422
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 170
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
We love it here!

We always make the Italian Underground a priority when we visit Glenwood. Yes, it is quirky.. they don't take reservations or call-ahead and they are always busy... but it's always been worth it for us. The best item on the menu for us the the basic spaghetti with meat sauce - it is in a class... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
wbforever
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Parker, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Sumner, Washington
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

As others have said, this restaurant is popular. It is also small so get there early or go on a rainy night like we did. The service was friendly and warm. The Italian recipes are different but excellent. I tried the combination Plate to sample their fare - I liked everything. The Cannoli is unique since it is sausage wrapped... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I had read a review that said Italian Underground was a must-do in Glenwood Springs. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We had the sampler and the portions were huge. The owner is always wandering the room speaking to guests, which gives you a feeling of being in his home for dinner. The wine list was very good, and the... More 

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Golden, CO
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

A classic Italian atmosphere. Best to go when you're not in a hurry, but only because everything is made fresh.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Hadn't heard of this place or read any reviews before going there, but I'm happy we wound up here. We arrived before the Friday night dinner crowd and were promptly seated. Our drinks were great, strong but not overpowering. Our waitress was attentive, gave us the specials and drink specials right away. The food was really good and the bread... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

When we get to town we run to Italian underground! The spaghetti and meat sauce is outstanding When you order it you also get a dinner salad with homemade dressing of your choice, homemade baked bread and garlic butter and at the end of the meal your choice of a sorbet all for around $13 Unheard of!!!!! This place is... More 

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Centennial
Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This restaurant is literally underground, being below sidewalk level. Our timing was perfect as we got there before it filled up; a wait line existed for most of our stay. I had the combo, which was spaghetti with a meatball and sausage link, both made in-house, a cannoli and lasagna. All items were tasty, but not holy mackerel over the... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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136 reviews 136 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We always make the Italian Underground a priority when we visit Glenwood. Yes, it is quirky.. they don't take reservations or call-ahead and they are always busy... but it's always been worth it for us. The best item on the menu for us the the basic spaghetti with meat sauce - it is in a class all it's own and... More 

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Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

When my boyfriend and I stayed in Glenwood, we weren't sure where to go to eat. We ended up searching on our phones for some local restaurants and decided upon Italian Underground. The atmosphere was very romantic and, mind you,

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Evergreen, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I hear this place is good. We ate there years ago. They are overcrowded, and so they don't give a hoot about customers. No reservations, but you can't even call ahead if your walking down 20 minutes from a hotel. Quoted:

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Traditional , real American Italian food. In a word "YUM" ! Appreciated the opportunity to get smaller portions. But, I made up the calories eating wonderful homemade bread. Pleasant efficient wait staff. The wine was pretty good too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 715 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601-3401
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Glenwood Springs
  • Phone Number: 970-945-6422

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?