Golden >Bono's Italian Takeout
Great Food, Gracious Service, and a Great Time. OMG had their custard pie at Thanksgiving, and it was incredible. I try to get some of the Bono's food either dine-in or take-out when I am in the Denver area. It is worth the drive for one of the best Italian cuisine's in the area. Their pies are the best, wine selection excellent, and the owners make you feel as family.
We were so disappointed when our favorite local italian restaurant, Giovanni's in Lakewood, closed. So we were thrilled recently to find Giovanni's former owner and chef, Sal, cooking at Bono's.
You won't find better ravioli's this side of the Mississippi. And Sal's tomato sauce is to die for; a delicate, fresh tasting, old world gem. Don't leave without trying his pastries.
The pizza at Bono's reminds me of Pizzeria Regina in Boston (Boston's Best!).
This Italian-American NY transplant has found another reason to love Colorado.
Great Taste of Sicily in Golden's Backyard. I have eaten Italian food from the early days of my marriage into an Italian family, then from coast to coast of the U.S. and my one of my absolute favorites is this cozy taste of Sicily right in Golden's Backyard. Clearly my favorite among these accomplished restauranteurs' family recipies is Shrimp Fra Diavolo, take an appetizer of their special Mussels in sauce that will make your mouth crave more, and on a special night the owners' exquisite Tomato Bisque. Enjoy all in a family oriented ambiance receiving service that will rival any for friendliness and ready willingness to adjust to patron tastes and desires. I often ask for a little more Diavolo sauce because I so enjoy it! Take one of their fine desserts home for later if you have so enjoyed dinner as not to have room for more.
Best Little Romantic Hole in the Wall. This place has it all. A casual romantic ambiance. A great menu - both lunch, dinner, and take-out. Fabulous authentic Italian desserts (and delicious non-italian desserts too!. The service was AMAZING. Prices are reasonable.
Great Italian Food!. I love this place. They are fast, friendly, and their food is delicious! I have been going for years and will be for years to come. I strongly recommend this place for Italian in Golden!
Will not go there again. This place has been around for quite a while and I can't understand why it is still open. The employees, and the owners are absolutely pathetic. They are rude and treat you as if you are lucky to be eating there. They should convert the place into a drive-through so they wouldn't have to have any contact what so ever with their customers. Stay away. There are many other places which will treat you much better as a customer!
ABSOLUTE PERFECTION !!!!!. As soon as we walked in the door we were rushed with the wonderful aromas that you would expect from a family run bistro. We found Mrs. Bono at the front counter as she was just what you would expect an owner to be. Lets forget about what we had for dinner and let me explain to you the amazing food. The marinara, not too sweet and as you know the over baring sweetness can ruin a great dining experience. The pasta, perfection. How often do you go out and find the pasta is over cooked? The cheeses are hand blended for the perfect flavor and texture. The garlic bread is a breed all it's own with the taste of fresh garlic and real butter it is to die for. Salad dressings are made from scratch and the Italian balsamic is simply wonderful. We were so impressed with the food that we ordered a pizza to go and this is what we found. The pizza dough is made from scratch and is oh so good, not too much sauce as for this alone can ruin a great pizza. Fresh tomatoes and basil were among the flavors as well as fresh garlic underneath as to not burn. The cannoli's, the best i have ever had. Oh my gosh the amaretto cookies I can't even explain. I have read some of the reviews on this page and disagree with some. There seems to be some confusion with words "service" and "rude". With my experiences in the people business, these words can sometime be misconstrued for "Passion". Being as though the owners come from the Boston area of the east coast, they displayed an unbelievable passion for their craft, food and spirits as well as a genuine care for their patrons. Quite simply, be prepared to wait for your GREAT not good food as for it does take time to insure that your meal will be perfect. Don't come here with a bad attitude because you're going to get exactly what you give them. They are protective of their employees as well as their great customer base. So if you are tired of the same ol' processed junk you can find at the chain restaurants then this is the place to be. Without hesitation this family owned restaurant comes highly recommended.
Got cravings?. My husband raved about their meatball sandwiches, and took me there for dinner. It is wonderful food, with sauces and salad dressings made from scratch by the owners, who are Italians from Boston. The spaghetti and meatballs are great, and the pizza is fab. If anyone complains about the owners' attitude, they just don't understand East coast people!
What's the Big Deal? Wait for your food. It usually means it'll taste better!. During early 2008, my initial meals were served late and luke warm. After one complaint to the owner (Al) he immediately corrected the problem and it NEVER happened to me again. #1. Bono's has the best East Coast Style Pizza in Colorado, and as good if not better than most pizzas I've eaten. When you bite into a slice of pizza at "Bono's" the crust sings back at you with a chorus of crunches and crackles telling your ears that a culinary concerto is on its way! The flavor is as you wish, from basic cheese to any topping you request. You'll NEVER be disappointed eating pizza at Bono's. #2.Pasta is excellent, but needs more of a selection.The Pasta Fra Diavolo's fully flavored, adequately spiced and heartily portioned. Unless you have gluttony issues, you'll never walk out hungry. A perfect wine I found was a bottle of a San Marghareta Pino Grigio from their quaint sit down bar. #3.The Steak and Cheese subs are trantalizing! The Steak Bomb has a carousel of flavors that explode in your mouth! Steak, American Cheese, Pepperoncini, Bacon, Mushrooms, Onions,Black Olives and perfectly spicy invites the ideal compliment to the meal by having a few of your favorite beers at the bar. Bono's authentic Italian/Sicilian Cuisine is geared to satisfy lunch/dinner out with any group. Seating capacity is between 50-60 people and I've seen customers waiting outside the main entrance and around the bldg. I view this as; people are hungry, the food is GREAT/WORTH THE WAIT, the ambience balanced and inviting to enjoy dessert, cocktails and conversation. I believe that waiting allows me to thoroughly sample an excellent wine list, a wide variety of cocktails and Italian Liquors. I'm a fussy customer but this place is really worth the wait. If you end up waiting have a couple of drinks. If your food hasn't appeared by the time you've finished your 3rd or 4th drink, then at the very least you've got a good buzz going with some great food that will top off your night. ;)
luke warm pasta, nothing original. Living in a nearby neighborhood, we were really hoping to have found a wonderful local Italian eatery that we could take the family to as our go-to place. We were first disappointed that most of the menu is simply pasta, without meat. Even the lasagna is cheese only, no meat. I ordered ravioli with a meatball (a small one at that) so that I could have some meat. Both of our dishes came to us just 1/2 way warm. They actually served us relatively quickly so I'm not sure how it wasn't hot. We're used to homemade Italian red sauces that offer something unique. I felt like this was better than a jar but less than even the Mac. Grille! And we always go for family-owned restaurants, never wanting a chain. I've heard their lunch subs are great so maybe we'll stick to that.
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