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Frasca

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#2 of 981 places to eat in Boulder
Closes soon: 21:30
$$$$ Average price: $61
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1738 Pearl St, USA
Boulder, Colorado, USA
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Once the promenade around the Settler's Park is over, visit Frasca. Try Italian cuisine at this restaurant. Nicely cooked antipasto, ricotta and gnocchi will impress you at the first bite. That's a nice idea to order tasty gelato, gâteau and tiramisu.

The wine list is diverse, it can satisfy the needs of all guests. You will be offered good americano, lime juice or white tea. The creative crew reflects the style and character of Frasca. Professional service is something clients appreciate here. Attractive prices are to be expected at this place. You will definitely like the pleasant ambiance and beautiful decor. The rating assigned by Frommer's is 3 stars, so this spot is an exceptional place.

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I will confidently say that this is the best upper-end restaurant in Boulder. The service is spectacular and professional, the dinning area is clean, and food was perfectly prepared and flavored. They pick items that compliment the season and anything that they bring from out of state is over-nighted to maintain a freshness. Somehow given the class of food and service, it still feels like a juxtaposition between celebrating something very special and eating a comfortably casual dinner. My water glass was never empty, my wine glass remained as full as I wanted, and my stomach was perfectly balanced on the satisfied-full/bloated line. Good food feels good.
3.5 STARS Frasca is touted as one of the best restaurants in Colorado, but after eating here I didn't really find the experience special or necessarily memorable. First off, they were able to get me a table the same night without a reservation. The service overall was great. Not too much waiting between dishes and the staff was very friendly. Ambiance was lively. On Mondays, they have a smaller menu-- 4 courses for $55 (approximately $70 after tax and 15% tip). While the food was good, the experience (which is what I am paying for) was lacking. What I mean by this is that I received an experience that I can get at any Italian fine dining establishment. There was nothing that allowed me to experience how dining in Colorado is unique and nothing that allowed me to understand how the chef's vision is unique. Sure, the scallop sauce pasta was great, but why am I eating scallops imported from outside of Colorado. Why am I not experiencing what a pasta dish made with the widemouthed Bass of the mighty Colorado river tastes like? And, the panna cotta desert was fabulous, but where is the wildflower honey glaze from the heights of the Rockies? Frasca is lacking something that separates them from other fine dining establishments and risks falling into the abyss of Italian dining. I was hoping to get a unique experience during my brief visit to Boulder and Frasca did not deliver.
I was in town and based on hype thought I was lucky to get reservation for their summer brunch. I’m not sure if service staff for the brunch is a different group than normal, but service was lacking. I’m not sure if it was because I was alone, but it took awhile before a waiter acknowledged I was there, in fact I’m not exactly sure who my waiter was today, I had at least 2 which may account for why my drinks were not refilled timely, 1st serving was good, but they brought out wrong meal for 2nd serving (beef selection) and when it came I’m not sure if it was supposed to be hot or cold, it was room temp. So bottom line, not good experience, would not go again.
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Address
1738 Pearl St, Boulder, Colorado, USA, USA
Features
Outdoor seating Vegetarian options Сredit cards accepted No delivery No Wi-Fi Parking Booking No TV Wheelchair accessible
Opening hours
SundaySun Closed
MondayMon 17:30-21:30
TuesdayTue 17:30-21:30
WednesdayWed 17:30-21:30
ThursdayThu 17:30-21:30
FridayFri 17:30-21:30
SaturdaySat 17:00-22:30
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