Delvickios opens in Littleton

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Pinocchios
Annie Vick is behind Pinocchios and Delvickios.
Eight years ago, thanks to the money she was able to scrape together from refinancing her car, Annie Vick opened the first Pinocchios, a restaurant in Longmont that serves Italian classics like chicken marsala, spaghetti and meatballs, and manicotti.

Since then, she's been franchising, expanding into four privately owned locations across the Front Range. And now she's just opened another outpost in Littleton under a different name: Delvickios.

Vick gave the Main Street space a makeover to capture a homey Italian feel, building out a bar and bedecking the place with a red-and-gold color scheme and red-checkered tablecloths.

The newest eatery in the family of restaurants features a similar menu to its siblings, dishing up pasta, pizza and calzones with a few new items unique to that restaurant, including Archobellino Piatto, a combination of sauteed chicken, roasted red bells, onions and sundried tomatoes with radiatorre pasta.

Vick owns this first Delvickios, and she'll also expand her future franchise operations under that name, rather than Pinocchios, for interested restaurateurs.

The eatery, which has a full bar, began serving lunch and dinner earlier this week.

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Location Info

Delvickio's

819 W. Littleton Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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John Marostica
John Marostica

So glad this fine building finally has another Great eating place! It has been empty too long!We had our anniversary dinner  there and it was great. However, a little Italian music would be more fitting, not too loud.We wish you much "LUCK" and many years in this community.

Mrsearlene
Mrsearlene

Tonight was our first visit to this lovely establishment, it won't be our last.  We were pleasantly surprised to find the abandoned restaurant once again occupied and decided to give it a try.  Good decision.  We thought the hostess and manager on duty were quite friendly and the waiter was effecient and very helpful.  The breadsticks were heavenly, we might return for those gems alone.  I had the alfredo, which was delicious.  My husband had spag and meatballs, also very good.  Salads come with the meal which is something we appreciate.  All in all, a good experience.

CB
CB

We tried it and the host was very unfriendly. My husband was commenting on the renovation and the host looked like he was annoyed. It wasn't like there was anyone waiting.   My daughter wanted the fettucini Alfredo so we asked if they could do a half order .  The waitress did not know so she had to go ask the chef.  The chef said no.  To me when you are starting a new business in the area you try and be accommodating.  A lot of Italian restaurants have half orders.  The food was ok.  No menu items with combinations at all.  No manager came over to see how the meal was.  When we left the snooty host did not even say anything to us.   e are in Littleton not NYC so I suggest that they hire a more inviting friendly person to greet guests.  

JJ
JJ

I was able to visit Delvickio's tonight. and while the staff and atmosphere did have a nice Italian feel, I was surprised to hear that they were out of their house white wine and the server didn't even know if they had soup available instead of salad. We ordered an appetizer but didn't arrive until after our salads and even then didn't come for another 5 minutes. As I said, I would have preferred a sampler type entree so I could choose the flavors that I might enjoy. I would recommend during this early opening that an entree that has a sample of multiple items or at least the choice to combine a few things would be a good idea. Since not too many places have Veal available, I ordered the Veal Parmigiana which to my dismay was overcooked/over fried and the veal was chewy and the breading had that fryer taste, I was offered the opportunity to order something else which I selected the lasagna and the layering of noodles, cheese and sauce was good, Their marinara sauce is a little sweet for my taste but not bad. My wife had Veal Marsala and the veal was very tender but the dish was a bit dry considering it was served on a bed of noodles. I did notice a couple other people ordering Calzones and Pizza and they did look good so I will try them one more time as I understand a new opening has their glitches and tweaks that need to be made.

GG
GG

Sweet, that building has been vacant for years and just looks like it would be an awesome place for a restaurant, I will definitely be checking it out!

anonymous
anonymous

We had breakfast at Delvickio's on Father's Day.  Lucile's Creole Cafe was our first choice, but the wait was until hell froze over, so we defaulted to Delvickio's.  It was a good choice.  The food was very good, probably better than what we've had at Lucile's on previous occasions, and the service was excellent.  About the only complaint, if you can call it that, is that the place was almost empty--understandable since they are just getting going, but not very festive.  They have a huge "Now Open" sign on the building now.  Hopefully it will generate some traffic.

JS908
JS908

We also tried them out last week, there is a nice Italian feel to the space. We were greeted by the host ans seated without a wait. The complimentary bread sticks and marinara sauce were excellent. We ordered the manicotti and lasagna we both opted for the Italian sausage topping on the entrees. Our waiter informed us that our meals included salads.The salads came out pretty fast and the dressing was on the side. The server offered us the choice to "upgrade" our salad to a antipasto, spinach, or caesar  but we went with the salads that were included which were  nice salads. The entrees took a little longer than we expected, however there were a lot of people in the dining area, our server let's call him "M" did mention that the manicotti was baked to order and it does take a bit longer than most dishes, so I can not complain. When our dishes arrived we were both impressed by the portion and presentation. Adding the sausage was an excellent touch. Nice Italian dining at a fair price. Another member of the staff asked us how we liked everything and offered us a take away box. We were in a hurry to get home so we did not have time for dessert but we did pass them on display and I can't wait to try one. The service was a 9/10. They also have a bar which serves beer and wine, we saw a few people drinking martinis as well. Our waiter was helpful and very friendly, we will defiantly be back, the menu has so much more to offer.

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