Contemporary cuisine in low-key mountain town
Once upon a time, there were three Bagali’s restaurants (Vail, Frisco and Broomfield), all related by cross-pollinated ownership. Today, there is just one, and it has recently changed hands. Chef Michal Ulehla and his wife Joyce now run Bagali’s in Frisco.
They continue offering the type of Italian specialties that Bagali’s has always been known for and also have added more variety without creating a confusing, crazy-long menu. There’s some courage to it as well. In addition to such commonly seen items as caprese, fettuccine Alfredo and penne Bolognese, there’s a beef tongue appetizer. A bit of Euclid Hall in the high country?
This pleasant restaurant in the heart of Frisco features two dining rooms (one with the bar and also a community table and the other a glassed-in space overlooking Main Street), which means both adequate seating to accommodate parties of various sizes and also a sense of intimacy. Three of us had a leisurely dinner there, that consisted of:
Price check: At dinner, antipasti, $5-$11; primi, $12-$18; secondi, $16-$30; artisan pizzas, $13-$15 (add $4 for gluten-free); dolce, $7-$8 (plus $5 per person for selection for the table).