Italian Food, and then some
There is no doubt that Trattoria Stella has authentic Italian cuisine down pat. Trattoria Stella’s secret lies in their quality, authentic Italian ingredients including house made mozzarella, fresh basil, house made Italian sausage and house made Italian pasta such as potato dumpling gnocchi, egg spaghetti, ravioli-like agnolotti, and last but not least, zucchini pasta, a fine substitute for all of those gluten-free diners out there. It is Trattoria Stella’s devotion to ingredients that makes their Italian food a step above the rest.
Piecing together these house made ingredients, Trattoria Stella creates their own takes on the classics that would make any Italian’s mouth water. For instance, the Wild Boar Ragu composed of a shoulder of wild boar that has been braised for nothing less than six hours takes this Italian specialty to a new level by combining it with the potato dumpling pasta referred to as gnocchi, seasonal vegetables, fresh baby arugula and a handful of fresh herbs to keep your taste buds guessing. Another classic such as the spaghetti bolognese, a featured dish on almost every Italian restaurant menu, is also touched with a bit of Stella stardust resulting in a spaghetti bolognese made with an Italian sausage composed of pork and beef that has been slowly simmered in plum tomatoes and livened up with a splash of white wine.
Beyond the Italian classics, Trattoria Stella offers creative, Italian-inspired dishes like the Taleggio sandwich stacked high with Taleggio cheese, fresh figs, applewood smoked bacon, and thinly sliced, fall ripened pears. Occasionally, Trattoria Stella goes beyond Italian food to include other culinary delights such as the French classic, duck confit, paired with an unexpected mix of cranberry-early grey chutney, a perfect dish for fall weather. For weekend brunch, Trattoria Stella adds some all-American flavor to make you feel at home. Pumpkin Pie French Toast topped with toasted pecans, cinnamon caramel, and devonshire cream offers fall’s best flavors while bacon, chocolate chip pancakes doused in Bourbon maple syrup will quench even the most aggressive morning sweet tooth.
When it comes to Italian food, Trattoria Stella is as authentic as any Italian food restaurant in the Mile High City. However, Trattoria Stella extends beyond the pleasures of Italian cuisine to include novel tastes of French and American-inspired dishes that will surprise and delight you. For authentic Italian cuisine and then some, Denver’s Trattoria Stella offers the best flavors of all worlds.
Trattoria Stella is located in two locations in the Highlands at 3470 W. 32nd Ave Denver CO; Tel: 303-458-1128 and off Colfax at 3201East Colfax Ave Denver CO; Tel: 303-320-8635.
Now for the Denver foodie trivia question to see how educated of a foodie you are!
Taleggio cheese is an Italian cheese featured on much of the menu at Trattoria Stella. Approximately how long has Taleggio cheese been a major part of Italian cuisine?
Tune in this coming Tuesday for the answer!
The answer to this past Tuesday’s blog question: “True/False: Stoney’s Full Steam Tavern only serves cans and no glass bottles, donating the proceeds to local Colorado charities.” Answer: “True!!! Stoney’s Full Steam Tavern chooses to serve only cans to its customers so that it may recycle their cans and donate the proceeds to local Colorado charities.”