January 14, 2002
Sometimes we simply have a drink and hors d'oeuvres at the horseshoe-shaped bar and engage in friendly conversation with the bartenders and other customers doing the same. (The cremine mushroom appetizer is out-of-this world, as is the asiage artichoke dip appetizer, as is the. . .the list goes on!) Other times we have chosen to sit at one of the tables and enjoy a full Italian meal as we wound down at the end of a week (gazing into each other's eyes. . . .) As with the appetizers, I would be hard pressed to recommend a single entree; we've never been disappointed with anything we've ordered. On warm summer evenings, we sometimes choose to dine outside on the patio.
I recently took a friend to lunch here for her birthday celebration, and perhaps her comment is the most telling of all. She said that if she lived as close to Luigi's as we did, she would probably be there every evening. She continues to rave about the atmosphere, the service (the manager kept her company while she awaited my arrival), and the food. I have no doubt where we will celebrate her birthday next year.
Three additional notes: (1) Luigi's also has a restaurant in Aurora, Colorado, but we've never been there, so I don't know how it stacks up against this one; (2) Kids eat free here (although my husband and I have never been annoyed by any noisy children running through the restaurant or we'd never have returned.) (3) You can visit Luigi's website at www.bentnoodle.com
From journal Doing Denver--The Inside View