Tucked away in a tiny historic home in the Highlands, Trattoria Stella—or Stella’s, as the locals call it—is a popular restaurant for date night. Perhaps it’s because of the romantic dining setting on the outdoor patio. Maybe it’s because of the tasty Italian cuisine made from fresh, local ingredients. It could even have something to do with a night out in the Highlands, Denver’s tree-lined urban village. Whatever it is, Stella’s is worth the trip from downtown. The small restaurant gets crowded, especially on weekends, but don’t let that stop you—that makes it better for people watching.
- Open Hours: Monday from 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM, Monday from 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Wednesday to Sunday from 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Sunday from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex
- Takeout Available: Yes