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Provolino, offers Italian food at a friendly cost with salads, subs, pastas and pizza with the inspiration of conveying “…nostalgia, family, comfort, home, service, community…

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— Sarah Katz

Provolino, affordable Italian restaurant, opening in South Hampden in coming weeks

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With the opening of Provolino, a cost-accessible, neighborhood Italian restaurant in Denver's Hampden South, less than a month away, co-owner and chef Jeff Schwing took time to reflect on his unorthodox journey to get to this point.

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— Tom Hellauer

Provolino Aims to Bring Crowd-Pleasing Italian to Southeast Denver

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Provolino, a low-key, family-friendly Italian joint in a King Soopers-anchored shopping center in southeast Denver. Set to debut later this month at 3563 South Monaco Parkway, it's replacing longtime neighborhood staple Piccolo's.

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— Molly Martin

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"Provolino announces fall opening"

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Chef Jeff Schwing, left, helps taste test recipes for Provolino with Brand Manager Yonna Dobling.
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"Five upcoming restaurants to have on your radar"

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Denver's dining scene is ever-changing. Despite the many challenges faced by the industry today, new openings continue to come at a rapid pace — but some are more exciting than others. Here are five upcoming additions that we can't wait to check out:

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— Molly Martin

Chez Maggy and the Power of Celebrity and Collaborative Spirit

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Chef Ludo Lefebvre is a big deal. So is Chez Maggy.
It’s been just shy of a year since the resplendent hall of classic French cooking opened in the Thompson Hotel downtown. It was a good year for Chez Maggy. The already excellent food got better. The lavishness never once waned.

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