Favorite foods and congenial atmosphere in this Cherry Creek North restaurant
If I hadn’t eaten at one of the several Piatti Restaurants in Marin County before visiting Denver’s one and only for lunch a few years back, I would not have pegged it as part of a chain. I would have thought that it was an independent. This is a compliment. Piatti has a balanced menu featuring northern Italian favorite dishes. Founded in 1987, Piatti, which is Moana Restaurant Group, has hit upon a winning forumla but does not squeeze every location into a mold. Every one features an exhibition kitchen, stone hearth pizza oven reflect the warm charm and a simple, rather rustic menu but with white-linen festiveness.
My latest visit for dinner confirmed that initial impression. Six of us gathered at the Piatti at Cherry Creek North for a girls’ night out, the reason/excuse being our friend Laura’s birthday. It is a fitting place for such a celebration. The waiter did not act put out when we ordered minimal alcohol (a few glasses of wine, a couple of cocktails and no adult beverage at all for the birthday girl), salads to start, (mostly) moderately priced entrees and one large compliments-of-the-house tiramisu for all of us to share. It is the sign of a good restaurant when the quality of the service is not linked to the bottom line on the check or the speed with which the table turns over.
Instead of captioning every single dish this time but just grouping related dishes by course — both menu items and specials. It is efficient for me, but please tell me if this works for you as well.
Pastas & Mains