Reader: If Gallo di Nero Couldn't Make It in This Spot, Maybe It Can't Be Done

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Back in June, when we listed the Ten Best Restaurants in the Golden Triangle, Gallo di Nero was one of our favorites. But the restaurant closed its doors last week -- quickly and quietly. "The reasons for the quick closing are as follows," a spokesperson said. "There is a potential buyer for the property; Chef Pusateri has accepted an offer at another local eatery; and owner, Josh Barhaug, would like to spend more time with his family." Another possibility: This spot in the Golden Triangle is a Bermuda Triangle for restaurants.

See also: Gallo di Nero Will Crow No More on Bannock Street

Says meanstreetsofsouthdenver:

My wife and I split a huge wood-oven cooked ribeye here back in the spring that was easily the best steak I've had in Denver in the last 5 years. Kicking myself for not going back. We just talked about it last week but ended up somewhere more walkable from our house -- 3 minutes vs 15...

If these extremely talented guys couldn't make it in that spot maybe it can't be done.

What do you think could survive at this address? What would you like to see added to the Golden Triangle's restaurant lineup?


Location Info

Gallo di Nero - CLOSED

1135 Bannock Street, Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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5 comments
bondadprevalece
bondadprevalece

I've harped on this before, but stop opening full-service restaurants in the Golden Triangle! People are starving for quick lunch spots in the area. No one goes to the GT for dinner, but they do work there.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@bondadprevalece ... excellent point

Denver Dave
Denver Dave topcommenter

I think that's a generalization. Charcoal and Cuba Cuba seem to be doing just fine. Gallo di Nero was seriously overpriced and that was a problem.

bondadprevalece
bondadprevalece

@Denver Dave Cuba Cuba is delicious, but does well because it's really the only upscale Cuban restaurant in Denver. Charcoal has amazing food and does well because people come back, but is relatively a little-known restaurant.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Denver Dave ... overpriced for the "Golden Triangle".


All 3 of those would do (have done) much more business if they were in Highland, or City Park West.

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