We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great little cafe”
Review of Cafe Jordano

Cafe Jordano
Ranked #4 of 394 Restaurants in Lakewood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Denver, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great little cafe”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

Everything dish I have gotten here I have enjoyed. The service is ok, but the food is good. I like the Bob's special (a Chicken dish).

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
Thank Mike R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

228 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    130
    62
    24
    6
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Lakewood, Colorado
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Family owned Italian restaurant is a find!”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

Small, family owned, located in a strip mall. Always crowded for dinner, so expect a wait. Entrees range $10-$12 for delicious pasta dishes, which is why this is a favorite with locals.

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
Thank HamptonDENLW
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Yes it's crowded- yes, it's worth it.”
Reviewed June 4, 2012 via mobile

I've been dining here during trips to Denver for the last five years. Avoid the peak dinner rush and you'll be rewarded with better atmosphere and less wait. I've never been disappointed with their food or service. The specials are great and the Pasta Barbaresca is my fave!

Helpful?
Thank Indymanda78
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Denver, CO
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Your Table Will (not) be Ready in 20 Minutes”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

Cafe Jordano never surprises me.....with their ridiculous wait times. At least they could be honest about how long the customer will be sitting around. On our recent visit, we were told 20 minutes by the hostess, citing our "large group" status. There were 4 of us, with a 2 year old. We told her we could sit at a table for 4, and work it out so the toddler would sit by one of us, but she told us they must seat us at a large table. She then proceeded to seat group after group, leaving us standing for 90 minutes. Did I mention the 2 year old? When we were seated, our service was quick, but we did have time to notice that there were several groups of 5 adults sitting at tables for 4. Very annoying!
Because we had such a large wait time, we were able to peruse the awards this restaurant has receieved --- all dating back anywhere from 6 to 12 years. Nothing recent. Hmmmmm. The food was good, but nothing that would make the wait worthwhile. The only reason we stayed was because we had passed the point of no return, and nothing else open. The seafood ravioli is good, but the sauce on the pasta side dish tastes like Chef Boyardee. If you have lots of time to kill - this could be a great place for you. If you have a life - go elsewhere.

  • Visited May 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank MljH
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Stellar Itialian Food!”
Reviewed May 30, 2012

This amazing restaurant is a suburban, quiet, unassuming strip mall is so good. Our family has enjoyed many meals here since discovering this gem 15 years ago.

Their daily specials always out of this world and don't miss these scrumptious menu items:

Pollo Saporito, Lasagna, Ravioli, and of course Bob’s Favorite.

At suppertime, they open the doors promptly at 5 pm and seats are full by 5:15-the wait times can approach an hour altough Jordano's has a nice sitting area where you can enjly a glass (or two) of vino while you wait.They do not take reservations and only seat complete parties, so get everyone there and ready to enjoy an amazing Italian meal at a restaurant serving great food for over 18 years!

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank Proudcsuram
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cafe Jordano also viewed

 

Been to Cafe Jordano? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing