Gaetano's, in the Denver Highlands overlooking downtown, has been around for 70 years. I enjoyed both my dinner and the atmosphere. Service was very gracious and welcoming. The meal started with a warm loaf of bread, of course. Next came a Caprese salad. The aged Balsamic vinegar was a nice touch. My eggplant parmesan was thinly sliced to give a nice balance of textures. The serving of spaghetti below was just the right size. I couldn't resist these cannoli for dessert---crispy on the outside, sweet and smooth on the inside.
Rhonda and Karl caught up over a very enjoyable breakfast at South Side Walnut Cafe, located at the bottom of the hill below the National Center for Atmospheric Research. My short stack of blueberry pancakes were fluffy and tender. I tried to balance out all those carbs with scrambled eggs. A very nice scramble... ...and quiche.