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Odyssey Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.6
4.6
2413 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Welcome to The "Old School" Odyssey Italian Restaurant. Come try our delicious Sicilian & Classic Italian dishes which are chef's recipes from back home in Palermo, Sicily. We are family operated & located in a 111 year old historical Victorian Mansion which is perfect for all occasions. You have definitely found a unique gem and an experience unlike no other.

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Booked 57 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 318-0102

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Ignazio Mulei

  • Catering

    Off premise full service catering available.

  • Private party contact

    Michael Mulei : (303) 318-0102

  • Area

    Central

  • Cross Street

    Pearl

  • Parking Details

    We are located on Capitol Hill which is street parking....There is no valet...there are no lots...best place to park is 5th & Pearl. I recommend walking or taking Uber & Lyft. We do work with people with accessibility issues. Please let us know if you have any special needs in advanced.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,413 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. TG

    TedG

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Good food and service overall. Only complaint was the mixed green salad with a thick balsamic reduction that was way too sweet- tasted like syrup. We will be back

  2. SA

    SeanA

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food was outstanding. Service was even better. Thanks for a great experience at a new restaurant for us. So refreshing!

  3. b

    bamahawk1

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We really enjoyed our dinner and will be back. The pasta, egg plant parm and limoncello cake were all big hits!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience there was awesome as usual! The food was amazing! And to top it all off Mario is the ultimate host to make your overall experience epic! always worth coming back!

  5. T

    Tergeo

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, fantastic service. Parking a bit of a challenge but over all a great time.

  6. k

    kimberlym

    Denver

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the decor and cozy atmosphere- elegant service, delicious marinara! We will be back!

  7. BW

    BrinieW

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this homey Italian restaurant so much. The food is simply delicious and the taste is authentic. The wine selection was lovely, and the suggestions given by Prianna were on point. The risotto balls were splendid, the endless bread was something I could never say no to, and the Penne Rustica and Carbonara were just right. I always suggest this place to anyone visiting Denver because Odyssey always delivers. Every time.

  8. ND

    New2Den

    Denver

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1

    The new owners have maintained the same delicious food that the former owners provided. Our server was friendly, attentive and efficient despite the restaurant being short staffed and the temperature in the place well over 80 degrees. The environment in summer is unbearable! We dined in an upstairs dining room that appeared to have a small, filthy, 1970's window unit air conditioner. The temperature in the room was likely around 90 degrees making for a horrible evening and unpleasant experience. We certainly won't be back until the winter. Who wants to spend $`100 for dinner and go home dripping in sweat?

  9. s

    sjanniksen

    Denver

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Server was extremely busy but very apologetic. Food was terrible!! Maybe we set the bar high based on reviews. If you’ve ever had authentic Italian food and that’s what your looking for do NOT go here.

  10. AZ

    AndressaZ

    New England

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Very disappointed in the food. My lamb shank was bland and the service was slow. The grated cheese bowl was passed from table to table and we were crammed at a table near a metal shelf for pick up orders. The food came out very fast so it was pretty evident that it was reheated. Would not recommend.

  11. BD

    BestDiningExperinceEVER

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All aspects of this dinner was outstanding. The list would be long if I commented on everything. I hope all dining experiences were like this.

  12. MP

    MsPleasantlyPlump

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1

    As for the food, this is one of the best places in town. Everything was fresh and delicious. The restaurant itself is incredibly, dirty, cramped, and run down; all of which could be addressed if they chose to do so.

  13. NR

    NicoleR

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    We were super excited about our first visit here. We have heard nothing great things about The Odyssey since we moved here and had been dying to try. Sadly, so many things happened during our visit that made it less than enjoyable. First, we had a reservation and we arrived the hostess said the table wasn’t ready and we could have a drink at the bar. We didn’t care but it ended up taking over 30 minutes to get our table which was disappointing. Overall, all service with waitstaff was slow but we thought maybe it’s supposed to be a relaxing experience or something so we tried ignoring it. While we were waiting for our table we had purchased a bottle of wine and the hostess said she would make sure to bring our bottle to table. We had been sitting forever and our bottle never showed up. We told our waiter we had purchased one and still nothing. My husband ended up leaving his seat to go ask the bartender for the remaining bottle so we could actually refill our glasses. The waiter said he drank at all which didn’t add up. We had one glass of wine each and he gave us a small top off before we sat down. This didn’t make any sense. After that we just gave up and were very frustrated. I ordered my entree and 10 min later the waiter came.

  14. RN

    RobertN

    Atlanta

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An Italian restaurant that makes you thing of Little Italy in NYC. Ambience and the food were outstanding.

  15. H

    Hmtblondie

    Denver

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food is so good! The bread and oil plate is amazing!!! Caesar salad is fantastic love the spaghetti Bolognese add sausage it’s delicious everybody loved their entrées are server Mario very nice but some of the drinks came out wrong I’m not sure if it was his responsibility or the bar but they were just fine.

  16. AH

    AndresH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service! Loved the food! Fast service good food!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience2

    Not good, salad brought out was wrong, food was wrong (ordered shrimp and they brought out chicken). We finished the one meal while we waited for them to bring the shrimp meal out, water never got refilled even once, told us he was going to bring bread and never brought the bread. Overall very poor service.

  18. g

    gabriel

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    To cramped of space. Poor service. Very warm. Waiter was not great.

  19. TT

    TonyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and food was GREAT!! I will return for a wonderful Sicilian experience.

  20. LN

    LizN

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Mario was very engaging. He offered us excellent service. The food was delicious , the portions large. We had a lovely booth that was both private and near the kitchen door so we saw all the amazing food coming out of the kitchen. We always enjoy our visits to Odyssey Italian Restaurant!!

  21. AR

    AndyR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5

    The waitress didn’t take our food order for over 40 minutes, was very attentive to all other parties in our section except mine. It absolutely ruined my birthday dinner

  22. N

    Neeney

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Odyssey has maintained the delicious recipes, excellent service and great value that was started by it's former owner, Ignacio. It was a pleasure to return and find that this continues to be an excellent Italian restaurant.

  23. J

    Jc707270

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server John was faaaaaantastic!!!!! This is our new go to for Italian. Awesome food and experience!

  24. CJ

    ClintJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Best veal I've ever had in my life, bar none. Service was GREAT but incredibly slow taking our order and bringing out cocktails... food actually came well before cocktails. Do not plan on getting out of here within the hour. I have been to many restaurants and it is hard to impress me, but Odyssey earned a solid 5 stars last night. This is our new favorite place, which was decided on our very first visit.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food here is absolutely amazing! Love the old house feel so cool to actually walk through the kitchen on the way to your table. Highly recommend we have been several times!

  26. SD

    SamanthaD

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience2

    I wanted to love this place, really I did. But clumps of hair in my water and dirty plates and walls followed by semi cold food....and it was unfortunately somewhere I won't return.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Denver, it's always a go-to. It's family ran the service is always excellent and the food is spectacular

  28. S

    Snave1

    Denver

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Anniversary

  29. N

    Nikki921

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time to Odyssey Italian Restaurant and highly recommend. Food was fantastic and the atmosphere of space (inside a house) was quaint and cozy. We were seated upstairs and had terrific service from our waiter. He was knowledgeable about menu and made good suggestions. You need to make a reservation and do plan for 1.5 hours. We celebrated a birthday and had a memorable time!

  30. MK

    MikeK

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed the restaurant as usual. Happy to see new ownership is continuing Ignazio's traditions of good food and atmosphere at fair prices.

  31. B

    Blitzer

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, wine selection, and service! Great date spot and cannot recommend this place enough

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our food and the service was incredible. Breana (sorry if I am misspelling your name!) was a delight and made the experience wonderful

  33. R

    Ratdogs

    Denver

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Saturday evening. On reservation I noted it was a birthday. The hostess seemed frazzled. No table for us on main level. No mention of the birthday.We walked upstairs to a small room and seated very close next to a large very loud table of 4. It was so hot up there, we should have said it was not a good table. Instead we stayed and listened to the obnoxious loud talkers and laugh out loud table who thought they were alone in the room.. The food was very good ( I am Sicilian and critical of red sauce).The "sauce" was good. We both had seafood(shrimp diablo & clams linguine I made no further mention of the birthday(70) to server. We ordered a grappa for after dinner(very special distilled wine ) at 12.00 ea only for it to be served in the very wrong rock glass. There is air-conditioners upstairs but very hot and smoke from the kitchen waifs up there. We won't be returning

  34. AJ

    AJ20

    Amarillo

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    We made a reservation for outside and that sat us upstairs through the kitchen in a tiny room. When the hostess was seating us, the waiter yelled at her that the table was not set or ready for diners. She sat us anyways. I was going to say something about wanting to be seated outside but that made us both uncomfortable. The waiter never apologized and took forever to greet us and take our order and bring the food. The food was fine, and nothing to write home about. Probably will not be back.

  35. J

    Jason

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is unpretentious, superior food quality, and wonderful staff! We had the seafood linguine and the lamb shank pappardelle-highly recommend. Everything is made from scratch. Drinks are good pours. Small and romantic. Staff is attentive and tell great stories! Limited parking, so come early-worth the adventure.

  36. DL

    DavidL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    It was our second time there we bought friends that had never been there Oso Buco and linguine and clams they enjoyed them very good we will be back

  37. MF

    MelissaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was absolutely amazing. We had to wait a bit for our reservation, but it was only 10 minutes and went by quickly.

  38. S

    Stephen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was so good!!!! Everyone needs to try this place!

  39. J

    Joshio

    Denver

    41 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3

    So the two stars is an averaging out of 3 stars for food and service, and 1 star for the owner/manager. We've gone to Odyssey a number of times and always found it to be good, with excellent food and a little quirky character. Now, unfortunately, nether is really true. We arrived at 6:30 for our reservation, and the restaurant was packed, with a bunch of folks waiting for tables, which is not unusual. The front room has maybe a dozen tables, and there was one waiter taking care of all of us. Needless to say, there service was spotty, but not really through any fault of the one waiter. There was a gentleman standing in the "hall" between the front room and the room in back, and he spent the entire hour plus we were there, holding up the wall and texting. As we were leaving, I asked if he was the manager, and I was told he was the owner. I asked to speak with him, and two members of the staff went looking for him. (He had just left his post as wall-support). No one knew where he was, until finally one of the staff members saw him outside eating. I went out and asked if I could talk to him, and apologized for interrupting his meal. I told him that our waiter had been busting his butt, and I had seen him (the owner) just hanging out, not doing anything, and it seemed like, especially as the owner, he should have given more support to his staff. He got very defensive, and told me that he had 20 years experience in restaurants, and I had no idea when went on behind the scenes. His reaction was enough to validate that he may have 20 years experience in the restaurant industry, but seemingly none of it has been exercising good leadership skills or judgement. Bottom line , in Denver, where restaurants are a commodity, where I could have chosen to eat at Barollo, or Luca, or any number of other really great Italian restaurants, I will certainly not be going back to Odyssey, which is a shame.

  40. F

    Flash

    Denver

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very cozy neighborhood restaurant with a great vibe, great service and excellent Italian cuisine. A far cry from all of the chain style restaurants. Very warm and vibrant.

FAQs

Odyssey Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 318-0102.

Odyssey Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 2413 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 57 times today
Google Map for Odyssey Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

603 E 6th Ave Denver, CO 80203

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Pearl

  • Area

    Central

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    We are located on Capitol Hill which is street parking....There is no valet...there are no lots...best place to park is 5th & Pearl. I recommend walking or taking Uber & Lyft. We do work with people with accessibility issues. Please let us know if you have any special needs in advanced.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ignazio Mulei

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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