Lasagna and meatballs were great.
Other 3 meals were good. Two of the three dessert canoles were empty. Very slow service. 20 to 30 minutes for water refills. Grumpy waiter. Better luck next time.
Wow, what a great restaurant and experience.
Came here with a group of 6 during restaurant week and had an awesome meal. Jessica was our server and she took great care of us. She walked us through the menu and kept our drinks and waters full. Calamari app was delicious but the sausage and bread app was a table favorite. For entrees I had the pork chop which was delicious along with the ribeye agnolotti. My wife had the truffle pasta and the spicy lobster pasta. Both we excellent. Thanks so much Quality Italian, food and service were excellent and can't wait to come back again soon. 5 stars all the way
As per our waiters suggestion, my husband and I split a
As per our waiters suggestion, my husband and I split a tomahawk steak, gnocchi dish, and a salad. Everything was amazing.
What a lovely staff even when it is very crowded Very high quality food Friendly bartender I came alone and didn’t feel That i was alone cause of atmosphere
My husband and I been coming here for years.
We use to come get for every special occasion and celebration. We visit this restaurant with our kids in 2021 after they reopen, we were so disappointed and thought the pandemic have destroyed another amazing restaurant. Last night my husband and I decided to give it another try. We order all of our original flavor items, Moscow Mule, Caesar salad and lasagna. First I love the new version of their bread, it was so yummy I ordered another one Togo. The Moscow mule comes with the ginger candy was super good but the drink was a little too spicy for me. Caesar salad is still delicious just the way we remember. The lasagna is the dish that made my husband and I fell in love with this restaurant many years ago was a little disappointing. Our server Michael was great, really nice and on top of it. Being restaurant week I thought it will be slow but it wasn't at all. We will bring the whole family again
Had a great experience for restaurant week at Quality
Had a great experience for restaurant week at Quality Italian last night. We got a Banarama to start and it was great cocktail. Then we got the AMAZING tomato appetizer, honestly one of the best caprese's I've ever had. The calamari was also super fresh and had great coating. Then for mains we're a salmon and pesto pasta with sausage and both were outstanding. Blood orange dessert was VERY flavorful. Like insanely flavored. The restaurant itself felt kind of like you were Bioshock. It was very cool. Also our waitress was awesome. Will for sure be back to try the $70 pizza
First class and amazing service.
I would definitely be back. The chicken parm is to die for. Also, the service is on point.
Finally went back to QI and *wow* what a difference:
Finally went back to QI and *wow* what a difference: fantastic all-around. I'll attribute a good portion of my change of heart based upon the guidance of our server, who knocked it out of the park. This time our server truly guided our group through our selections and really meant what she said. The biggest surprise was the chicken parm, which (frankly) is the size of a medium pizza. Depending upon your level of hunger it could easily feed three people. So, great job.
Loved our experience here.
The ambiance is amazing and the service is incredible. We had the Caesar salad. Hands down, best Caesar dressing I've tried. The tuna carpaccio was simply fresh and delicious. The the sauce for the spicy lobster pasta was made at the side of our table with a little fire in the pan show. The aged porterhouse agnolotti was amazing. The connoisseur recommended a perfect Italian wine to go with our dinner.
This is a beautiful restaurant.
The atmosphere is sophisticated and sexy. Classic Italian themes with a modern twist on the aesthetic. Now the grub- baby gem Caesar salad 4/5, shrimp cocktail 5/5, branzino 3/5, spicy lobster rigatoni 3.5/5, wine selection 5/5, starter bread 9/5!!! Let's just leave it at that. Give it a try at least once.
Service was slow and their vodka sauce was straight vodka.
Do not recommend. It does have a nice ambiance though. Fancy and decent prices but not worth it.
Steak was done perfectly and the pasta is magnificent. Need to get both butters for the steak. What is not shown is the filet mignon meatballs which are a MUST! Also if you like desert they have a Ferrer Rocher ice cream that is addicting. Be care because the house bread is so light and good you can't get enough. The service is great I've only sat at the bar and always had a blast. Ambiance is intimate yet inviting with the dim lighting and decorations.
Loud, dark, and below average.
We were encouraged by the Halcyon Hotel to give this adjoining restaurant a try. It was extremely dark. We had to use flashlights to see the menus. Yes it was noisy, but the special of capellini with truffles was tasteless. The waiter shaved a heaping amount of truffle, which impressed me, until I tried to taste it. Bummer. I said nothing, as I was entertaining business guests. I will not return.
RUDE AND INCOMPETENT! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME.
Staff are idiots and rude. I was told on arrival that the bar seating is first come first served. Several people before me waited and as seats opened up they sat without any staff guidance. I waited patiently for 20 min for my turn. A seat opened and I sat. Within a few minutes some over-empowered host came over and told me I couldn’t sit there and that of all the seats in the restaurant bar, I was sitting in the one seat that was reserved. They refused to serve me and the hostess all of a sudden became a mute and wouldn’t say a word. The other staff person seemed to revel in his “power” and just kept repeating, “that seat is reserved.” Unfortunately, Quality Italian of Denver is not anything like Quality Italian NYC. STAY AWAY. THEY DON’T DESERVE OUR HARD EARNED MONEY.
Vastly overpriced and brutally loud.
Food is good but not extraordinary in any way, and portions were small, even for relatively restrained eaters. The noise level at dinner was cacophonous and frankly unbearable. By the time we left, we felt like we’d spent several hours at an active construction site. Combined with the eye-watering over-pricing, it was a disappointing experience and one that won’t be repeated.
5/5 by Katie
I had the best dinner. The food was awesome, but Tina is the reason I will be back. She is beyond!!!
The food is so good and the service is impeccable. The meatballs, the bread, THE STEAK! Wine list to match it :)
Quality Italian continues to be one of my favorite
Quality Italian continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in Denver.What to order:For the Table - Housemade RicottaAppetizer - Spicy Crab & AvocadoPasta - Spicy Lobster Rigatoni Alla VodkaEntrée - Chicken Parm Pizza for TwoDessert - Tiramisu LuciQuality Italian is an Italian Fare steakhouse with a striking, contemporary design & upmarket menu. Quality Italian has a lovely outdoor patio space and a sexy, high-end interior with low lighting, dark browns & mixed metals. We were seated at a booth in the main dining room. Our server Louis was was polite and polished in service and spoke intelligently about the wine list & menu.We started our meal with Quality Italian's house bread - some of the best bread in Denver.For the table we had the Housemade Ricotta. The Housemade Ricotta is made with Colorado Honey & Pine Nuts. The creamy ricotta cheese was whipped to perfection and had a milky-ness that went great with the sweet honey. The fluffy, granular texture of the ricotta was contrasted nicely with the crunch of the pine nuts and thickness of the honey. For our Appetizer we had the Spicy Crab & Avocado. The Spicy Crab & Avocado is made with marinated tomatoes & garlic croutons. The sweet lump crab paired with creamy avocado and the acidity of the marinated tomatoes made for a really refreshing appetizer. This appetizer was on the lighter side which we loved so we still had plenty of room for our heavier entrees.For Housemade Pasta, we had the Spicy Lobster Rigatoni Alla Vodka. The Rigatoni is made with Calabrian chilies, crispy garlic and is prepared tableside. This pasta was a powerhouse. The Spicy Lobster Rigatoni Alla Vodka hit all the notes we wanted - creamy, spicy, rich, and saucy. The Calabrian chilies gave the pasta a unique heat that was complimented by the sweet, acidic pepper of the Alla Vodka sauce. The sweet, tender lobster meat and creamy sauce clung to the al dente rigatoni making for hot, meaty bites. A must order - so freaking good.For the Chicken Parm Pizza for Two we had the Chicken Parm Pizza A La Vodka. The Chicken Parm Pizza A La Vodka is made with vodka sauce, stracchino and fresh herbs. The Chicken Parm Pizza can certainly be shared among 3-4 people; it's a very large entrée. The Chicken Parm Pizza is a must order when dining at Quality Italian (especially if you have never had it!). Yes, that it as Chicken Parm PIZZA. This was our first time having the 'A La Vodka' as opposed to the original Chicken Parm Pizza at Quality Italian and we actually liked the A La Vodka better (it had more sauce). The chicken was generously coated with a rich a la vodka sauce & stracchino cheese - both made for epic saucy bites and drool worthy cheese pulls. The chicken had a crisp exterior making for great texture variation against the smooth sauce and chewy cheese.For dessert we had the Tiramisu Luci. The Tiramisu Luci is made with Espresso-Soaked Almond Sponge & Mascarpone Cream. The Tiramisu Luci's presentation was show-stopping; the plastic cylinder was gently pulled off the dessert and the mascarpone cream sexily dripped down & coated the sponge cake. The Espresso-Soaked Almond Sponge cake was dense and we enjoyed the thick creaminess of the mascarpone cream.
. Just love the dinner for two lasagna with filet mignon meatballs so so delicious!
Good restaurant energy here but the gimmicks take away from
Good restaurant energy here but the gimmicks take away from the experience. There's no need to transform "chicken parm" into a pizza or lasagna into "cinnamon rolls". It's distracting and doesn't improve it. These dishes are classics for a reason. Why mess with perfection?
We had such a great time here for brunch! We all enjoyed bottomless bellinis and the parm pizza. The polenta pancakes and Caesar salad were favorites once the entrees came. We can't wait to come back! It is a bit pricey, but the service is excellent, and the food was delicious!
I wanted to take my parents to a nice dinner for their
I wanted to take my parents to a nice dinner for their anniversary. They wanted either Italian or steak for dinner, so this nicely fit the bill. I did a lot of research online as I wanted to make sure it was a good experience, and I'm not familiar with many Denver restaurants having just moved here. I came in with high expectations, and they were exceeded. FYI, if you use the Halcyon Hotel valet, they will validate it. We parked at the garage not knowing that.I made a reservation, and we still had to wait a few minutes, but the bar area is very comfortable. It was super busy on a Tuesday. I would recommend making a reservation, because you will likely be waiting a while if you don't. The only bad thing I can say is it is loud in there, so you have to speak up to have a conversation. We were brought to our table and had drink orders taken right away. My mom and I got the Halcyon Spritz, and it was amazing. We got the calamari for the table. It came out quickly and piping hot, and it was delicious. The complimentary garlic monkey bread was tasty as well. We went with two items QI is known for, the chicken parm pizza and the lasagna with filet meatballs. Both of those items are suggested for two. We probably would've been fine with just one! I had a couple bites of calamari and after one slice of the chicken parm, I was actually full. But I had to have the lasagna, so I stuffed myself with that. The food was really excellent. The pizza was not what I was expecting. I thought it would be crust with red sauce, chicken, and cheese, but the chicken IS the crust. The spicy honey and lightly dressed arugula to top it made it unique and extra flavorful. The lasagna was really great too. The presentation was beautiful as well. Even my dad who is never impressed with anything commented several times on how good the food was.The ambience is very nice, and our service was excellent. We were never left without water, and for how busy the place was, our food was delivered very quickly and we were well attended to the entire time. This was an awesome experience. While it was expensive (about $60 per person before tax and tip), it was WELL worth it. I will definitely return.
We've been big fans of QI for years now, so it was just
We've been big fans of QI for years now, so it was just perfect to bring family here for the first time for dinner in Cherry Creek. We started off with two of the U7 Shrimp (not pictured because they went so fast) and one of the Sausage & Peppers toast appetizers. All of our ordered entrées are pictured below, and every one of them was astounding! Our server was Eric (I think), and he was fantastic! The wine sommelier was Chris, and he impressed us with his knowledge of wine and recommendations for me. Lastly, the tiramisu dessert was shared, and it was so stinkin' delicious! The balance in flavor, how light it felt to eat, how tasty-- it was a perfect ending to a fantastic meal!
New York Style Restaurant in Cherry Creek
We had a really good meal at Quality Italian. The waitstaff was attentive, the warm, fluffy garlic bread was beautifully presented and a delicious way to start the meal. For an appetizer we shared the yummy guac Genovese. For dinner we highly recommend the dry-aged porterhouse agnolotti and the paccheri amatriciana.
Came with a diverse group for a celebration dinner.
The food was okay but our older male server was so monotone, with zero energy and spoke as if he was annoyed and being forced to wait on our table. We didn't let him sour our celebration vibe but I thought it was hilarious to see his instant energy and animation after noticing his tip as he picked up the signed check. (Not from me). Makes me wonder if he wrongly assumed our party wouldn't tip well and acted according all dinner. Hmmm. If I was the one paying the bill that night it would have reflected his service. Won't be back
We went for brunch and had a delightful meal.
Service was great and the food was remarkable. Bottomless Prosecco is guaranteed to brighten your day.
The ambience is even better. This is a beautiful setting for special occasions. I was here with my wife for our anniversary dinner. Meanwhile, the table next to us was celebrating a high school graduation, and a table across the restaurant sang Happy Birthday. It was magical! I could feel the buzz of celebration and happiness throughout the restaurant. The beautiful interior and low light create a feeling of warmth. Everything we ordered was delicious and generous: Housemade Ricotta, Calamari Casino, Pesto Mafaldine, Brussels Sprouts Calabrese. The calamari especially knocked our socks off. Quality Italian created an anniversary dinner experience I won't forget.
Imagine you're in Denver, Cherry Creek area.
Imagine you're hungry, and its around dinner time. Hmmm, don't see many Italians around...not like you're on Mulberry Street in NYC. Place looks clean and - well - suburban-ish. Just how good could any "ethic" food be in such a locale? But hey, wouldn't a great chicken parmesan or Steak Florentine be awesome right now? How about a good martini or glass of chianti to wash down some warm crusty garlic rolls? And can you give the whole place a darker and more "city" vibe? And make the food, well, something authentic? Or darn close to it?Welcome to QI. Some of the best Italian food you'll find in Denver for sure - and hey, take it from a guy who grew up eating stracciatella, calzone and ziti on a regular basis, courtesy of the very Italian neighbors in the 'hood. Mrs. Procopio made the BEST pasta and meatballs...The menu has some great options - QI is first and foremost a steakhouse but with an Italian flair (don't get me started)...but solid cuisine served hot on the plate and generous portions (you actually pay $75 the for chicken parmesan but it serves 2-3 easily) is their forte. Nice wine list, some will set you back but there is a good variety of wines in the $50-75 range that should suit most palates. The crab-avocado-tomato (aka crab-acado) salad is great and serves 2-ish as well. If you get an appetizer, make sure to share it to save room for the main course. Salads are great - if you like to eat what your food eats. Dessert? Well, you could, but we were so full from the food we said "fugedaboutit", with a Tony Soprano flourish. But our server comped us some samples and, well, they quickly disappeared and we secretly wished we were hungrier...QI is good / great Italian food. You'll love it. Go hungry, and you'll leave happy. Cheers and Buono appetito! Reservations highly recommended.
As always, QI delivers, and our service was excellent with
As always, QI delivers, and our service was excellent with Nolan... exactly what you want with his service: prompt, friendly, informative. Truly a great experience!
I'm upping my review to two stars because a manager called
I'm upping my review to two stars because a manager called me directly to get more feedback. She offered to refund my money back, even though I told her that was NOT why I was doing a review & wanted to provide feedback (I do see the refund is now 'pending' on credit card) about a terrible experience so they could maybe do something about it. The strange thing is that she NEVER ONCE said she wanted to 'win back' my business .. I guess I'd probably at least try to get us back in the door for a good experience vs. 'here's your money, bye!.' The manager who called was obviously very unhappy about my review & I found it a little odd that she researched what I can only think is through my 'open table' account to get my phone number.
I've been a fan of Quality Meats whenever we are in NYC, so
I've been a fan of Quality Meats whenever we are in NYC, so was pretty unimpressed by our recent visit to QI in Denver. The location and decor are inviting in that swanky, industrial way. We were seated outside since the weather was fantastic. I know they put up the outdoor dining cubicles due to Covid, but they are starting to look a little junky and block the view for those of us sitting on the patio. It may be time to reconsider keeping them up.We were kindly greeted and promptly sat and service was actually five stars, but the food was an incredible let down for the price point. We both started with salads. A gem Caesar and tricolore, while the lettuces were super fresh, the dressing was a little too light on both salads. Since I've always had delicious steaks at quality meats, I decided to settle on a filet, medium rare, with truffle butter. It was well seasoned and cooked correctly but certainly didn't blow me away as I like a really good Maillard crust, and this wasn't well crusted. The truffle butter was still too cold and should've been served softer. For $48 I expect perfection. The greatest disappointment was the Niman ranch pork chop. It was stringy and dry and lacked seasoning. Huge letdown. We also ordered dirty martinis and I was pretty underwhelmed by the puny olives and it was too heavy on vermouth. Hillstone down the street serves an icy cold dirty martini and cheese stuffed olives. QI needs to step up their martini game big time. Go to Hillstone and see for yourself. We didn't think the quality of food served warranted the $200 price tag before tip. Won't be returning even though the service was the saving grace. Quality service, just not quality food.
The Pocket Dial is a new favorite cocktail. Super light and refreshing! The lobster rigatoni was spot on one of the best pasta dishes I have tried in town. You don't want to miss this! It is a dense dish but perfectly balanced by sweet lobster and molto al dente pasta. The fresh baked bread brought to the table is also soft with a delicious outside crust. If you have room for dessert, the tiramisu luci is incredible. We had never seen tiramisu served this way. The ambiance of the restaurant and professionalism from the staff were wonderful and everything was executed perfectly. We can't wait for our next visit!
The food here is soooo good! The spicy crab and fresh warm
The food here is soooo good! The spicy crab and fresh warm bread to start are just the beginning. Small venue so seating plus parking can be difficult. Bar is small but lively and usually has decent eye candy lingering about.
Used to Love QI - We won't be back!
First, let me say that we've always been QI fans .. Sad to have the horrible service we had last Wed., March 30th celebrating my daughter's birthday. First, we were seated by the kitchen & couldn't believe how LOUD (the wait staff) it would be & how much traffic would be coming in/out of the kitchen. I guess that's to be expected with one entrance to the kitchen, but it wasn't a good spot.
Then we had a short blonde server, I wish I would have caught her name. I was so flustered & embarrassed by her behavior in front of friends, I just couldn't believe it. We were with a couple of people who aren't used to 'fine dining' so they had a lot of questions. The eye rolling & obvious snobbery from our server was just embarrassing & disgusting. She literally could HARDLY STAND to answer our questions & I swear she acted like she was going to laugh out loud because our friends didn't know what a few of the ingredients were in dishes. I also had a really hard time seeing the menu in the dark & that seemed to really annoy her when I used my cell phone light, but it's literally SO DARK by the kitchen I didn't know what else to do. Our server showed ZERO grace .. ZERO!
Our friends didn't drink so that obviously just made our server RUSH EVERYTHING. Our food came literally 5 minutes after we ordered & she wanted us OUT OF THERE .. she seemed annoyed we ordered dessert for my daughter's bday.
Paying $75 for a chicken parm (yes yes, I know it feeds more than one person) & $25-$30 for a pasta, you just expect a better experience. Our Service ruined our experience & we won't be back. What's the point? There are SO MANY other restaurants that deserve our business & you don't walk away feeling shamed, annoyed & sad that you spent $130 on dinner for two with one glass of wine. Yes, I STILL tipped 20% because I just can't NOT support waitstaff, but looking back on it, she deserved nothing.
It was our 10year anniversary and let just say Quality Italian went above and beyond. First off for a Monday night the place was jammin. As we looked around every table inside and out was occupied. You would think that service was going to run behind & you'd be wrong. We sat at the bar and Evren was a pleasure to dine with. He guided us through the food & drink menu all while maintaing a full bar and what looked to be providing drinks for the rest of the restaurant. (round of applause) We started witb Calamari which was the perfect combination of crispiness and spice considering the calamari came with banana peppers. We followed up with the Spicy Lobster Ravioli which we thought would be rich and heavy but came out perfectly prepared with a heavy lobster portion and a delicious vodka cream sauce. Last we had the pork chop with endive & hazelnut paired with brussels & calabrese. Bing Bang Boom as we call it becuase each dish came out better than the previous. Evren is the man and they're lucky to have somesome who is as knowledgeable passionate about his work. Cheers and we will be back time and time again.
We had a reservation for 8 and did not get seated until
We had a reservation for 8 and did not get seated until after 8:30, so if you are really hungry... grab a snack before you go.Our waiter, Nolan was so patient. Love the service. We ordered the chicken parmigiana. It is not a pizza but in a pizza shape. Very good! It can feel more than 4 people. We also had a lot of appetizers. The ricotta with the honey and pine nut.. delicious. Prosciutto... good. Tuna carpaccio... won't get that again.. the best is the filet Mignon.