Red Trolley to become Spuntino

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Simone Parisi is turning Red Trolley into Spuntino.
The former Red Trolley -- that beloved coffee, gelato, cereal and hot dog shop at 2639 West 32nd Avenue in Highland -- will soon become Spuntino, a quick and casual Italian restaurant.

Simone Parisi, owner of Parisi and Firenze a Tavola, 4401 Tennyson Street, will operate Spuntino with Dorina Miller. They took over Red Trolleyon November 22, closed it, and have been remodeling the space ever since.

The plan is to offer panini, soups, salads and rotating chef's specials, along with gelato, coffee and homemade popsicles. Spuntino means "little snack" in Italian, and this will be a place to get just that. "We're trying to make what we call 'computer food,'" Parisi says. "You can get something to sit next to your computer while you work."

Parisi says Spuntino will also serve three kinds of coffee -- one Italian, one local and one international -- that will change monthly. The new spot will also pour wine, but only from Bonacquisti, a local wine company located at 4640 Pecos Street, in a deal that allows Spuntino to act like a showroom.

Look for Spuntino to open around January 24.


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Guest
Guest

I'm bummed about Red Trolley, we stopped in the new place and everything I loved about Red Trolley is gone. Now it just looks like every other place, boring.

Binkysix
Binkysix

Will they be honoring the Red Trolley groupon that we never had a chance to use?

Jeni
Jeni

Oops - that last comment was from Jeni A not Goodwill. Sorry about that.

Claudia
Claudia

Will they be using the Red Trolley's recipe for gelato? I would be devastated if there was no caramel salt gelato. Otherwise it sounds like an exciting change.

Julie
Julie

They will indeed have chocolate covered sea salt caramel.

Goodwill Denver
Goodwill Denver

I asked this same question and the girl behind the gelato counter at Parisi told me they didn't sell the gelato recipes but the owner is trying to recreate the recipe. My neighbors called that Salted Chocolate Carmel gelato Highlands heroin. I'm so bummed we won't get to have it anymore.

Libbylaine
Libbylaine

I was told by the previous owners that the gelato recipes were purchased by the new business. I am dying for some chocolate covered sea salt caramel too - along with our toddler!

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