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“Nice place to eat before Red Rocks”

Tony Rigatoni's Italian Kitchen
Ranked #5 of 22 Restaurants in Morrison
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Tony Rigatoni's Italian Kitchen is a family-oriented restaurant that prides itself in its flavor-rich, widely acclaimed menu with generous portions at very reasonable prices. We serve everything from our multi-award winning Chicken Cara Mia, to our popular pizzas and calzones, to our savory seafood dishes and delectable salads. Our stuffed mushroom and mussel appetizers are second to none.Tony Rigatoni's was established in 1990 by Gary Conte, Reza Ardelahi, and Fred Williams. Our Morrison location prides itself in its beautiful outdoor deck and cozy, old-home style indoor seating.
Denton, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
393 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Nice place to eat before Red Rocks”
Reviewed October 15, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I'm sure you can visit the lovely town of Morrison on your own with no concert to go to but if you want to go to a Red Rocks concert - this is a very nice place to start your evening.
Tony's has lots of varied entrees. They have a nice patio for summer dining and the place is generally packed so come earlier than you might think.
It is a pizza and pasta place so it's not fine dining as much as good eating.
We will come back.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great food and service at a great price.”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

The wife and I stopped in for the first time yesterday and were not disappointed. The seating on the the patio was relaxing. The food and service was great. The food was straightforward which is what I think Italian was meant to be. When you look at the plate you not only see what you ordered but you see plenty of it.

If I lived in Morrison this is the place I can see stopping into for a meal at least once a week.

  • Visited September 2013
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Denver, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A Mixed Bag”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Acceptable in a tourist town. Nice outdoor seating, good wait service, unremarkable menu, average prices. slow out of the kitchen. A good salad included with the entrees. Forget olive and bread when you sit down, you'll get a couple skimpy slices with butter served with your entree. My husbands sausage cacciatore was delicious, hearty and attractive. My penne pomodoro was disappointing, bland sauce, tasteless cubes of salmon. I sent it back in exchange for the mussels on the appetizer menu, very good, spicy, lots of tasty sauce for dipping the cheesy bread the waitress brought, not sure it's normally included. Other entrees coming out looked good. If you're visiting Morrison, it's good enough to check out.

  • Visited August 2013
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Lakewood, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Good Italian Food”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Salads are good. We enjoy the food, but you need to do an extra work out after eating there. Great portions, friendly and fast waitress service. Their beer is just not cold enough for us. Nothing against them. We would visit again.

Visited October 2012
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La Quinta, California
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Mussels to die for!!!”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

We were crazy enough to try to accept an invitation from our friends to dine at Tony Rigatoni’s at 6:30 on a Friday night. We were becoming quite concerned as we pulled into town and saw how busy it was. We were certain we were going to have to go someplace else. Lo and behold- we found a parking place right across the street! Eureka!- when we got inside we were informed there would only be a 10-15 minute wait! We went upstairs to the new Roof Top Bar and found our friends. We started the evening off by relaxing with a glass of wine. We had barely had more than two sips when our names were called for our table. We were taken to a spot under the magnificent grape vine (WHAT?!?! In Colorado- you gotta see this thing. It is amazing!!) on the patio. My husband and I opted to do something other than our traditional pizza and salad dinner. We ordered the mussels- something we seldom do in Colorado. WOW! We were blown away by this dish. The mussels were extremely delicate yet meaty with the exact amount of chewiness. The broth was to die for. In fact our server Victoria (excellent, attentive server by the way!) suggested we take the left over broth home to add to our own spaghetti sauce. Fabulous suggestion! We felt like we were sitting in Positano enjoying an authentic Italian trattoria meal. All of our initial fears were cast away as we enjoyed a simply fantastic evening!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Marsha S
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