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Jovanina’s Broken Italian is a hot spot for a decadent meal

I’ve been having a love affair with handmade pastas lately, especially after eating at LoDo hot spot Jovanina’s Broken Italian. Tucked inside a historic Blake Street space, this intimate restaurant offers a nontraditional “broken” Italian menu that works quite well in the hands of chef Jake Linzinmeir and his wife, Jennifer. The service is attentive, and the decor is decidedly romantic, with candelabras, gas-lamp light fixtures, delicate glassware, whimsical wallpaper and floral patterns throughout.

The food is decadent: Think bone-marrow cavatelli or spaghetti with king crab and basil-and-uni butter. Don’t miss the hidden underground wine bar below the restaurant for a nightcap. 1520 Blake Street, Denver.

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Browse. Buy. Eat. Discover. See what's new and trending, plus tips for great local finds. CH&L editor at large Rebecca Gart shares her favorite discoveries from around the state of Colorado. 

A former reporter for The Daily Camera in Boulder, and writer/editor for InLine magazine and Delicious Living, Rebecca has also written for Cooking Light and Natural Health. She currently writes about what’s trending in home design, food, lifestyle, beauty and shopping for CH&L. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, snowshoeing, skiing, biking and playing tennis. She and her husband Ken have three children.

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