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“Great food”
Review of Cafe Jordano

Cafe Jordano
Ranked #3 of 390 Restaurants in Lakewood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lakewood, Colorado
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98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

The only down side is it is small and crowded. It is fun to watch the ladies argue in Italian. The food is always good and not too expensive. Old decor and setting.

  • Visited May 2014
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Denver, CO
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Always a wait, but worth it!”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Even when they open their doors at 5 pm, there is a crowd of people who have gathered to get in. There is a reason people will wait for the best Italian food in Lakewood. Their chicken dishes can't be beat - it is always a hard decision to decide which one to get. Their Bucatini Colorati is one of my favorite pasta dishes. This family-run place truly is a Lakewood treasure. If you come at a busy time, have a glass of wine while you wait, you won't regret it.

  • Visited May 2014
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Morrison, Colorado, United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian Food”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Cafe Jordano is located in a strip mall in Lakewood Colorado (Cross streats - Kipling & Jewell). Dpont let the location fool you. People always say the Italian food is authentic but they never come close to my Italian Inlaws prepared meals. Cafe Jordano exceeds my expectations everytime my wife and I have the opportunity to eat there. Getting seated can be difficult due to the popularity of the restruant so come early. They do have a bar so you can order a cocktail or glass of wine while you wait to be seated. Enjoy the wait because the food is worth it!!

  • Visited February 2014
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Littleton, Colorado
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Amazing food and great atmosphere in a quaint setting”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food is amazing! Everything I have had there tasted homemade. At peak times it can be crowded so plan accordingly. It is definitely worth the wait. :)

Visited July 2013
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Thank Tammy T
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Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“A hidden treasure”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

We've been visiting this restaurant since they opened, more than 20 years ago and, if anything, it's gotten better and better over the years. The owner, who is from Italy, serves some of the best Italian fare in the Denver area, as attested to by the wall full of Zagut and other stellar ratings. Though the location is unimpressive, tucked into a Safeway strip mall, don't be fooled. The place is usually packed, especially on Friday and Saturday evenings. Get there early if you don't want to wait for seating. On busy nights, the atmosphere can be a bit frenetic, but the staff all know their jobs and perform them with amazing efficiency. It's also very family friendly (they even keep a toy box in the back.) Btw, if you're looking for pizza or calzone, go elsewhere. These folks serve classy, gourmet dishes, using buffalo instead of beef or veal, and a very wide selection of entres. Try the Buffalo Royal or Chicken Elegante if you're in the mood for "rich." And the desserts are to die for. We've never had a bad meal here, and judging by the huge number of repeat customers, we're not alone.

  • Visited May 2014
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