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About Cattivella

Award-winning Denver chef Elise Wiggins welcomes you to Cattivella, wood-fired Italian in the Eastbridge project in the Stapleton neighborhood where she lives. Cattivella translates to “naughty girl”.

Chef/Owner Wiggins brings decades of restaurant experience to Cattivella including a 12-year stint as Executive Chef of Panzano named Best Italian by Westword and winner of multiple awards for food and service from The Denver Post, 5280 magazine, The American Culinary Federation and The American Automobile Association. She makes an annual pilgrimage to Italy to work with Italian chefs and learn the classic techniques and ingredients that she employs at Cattivella.

An exhibition kitchen is the star of the show at Cattivella and focuses all attention on a wood-burning pizza oven, a wood-burning grill and the graceful dance of the Cattivella cooks. Several lucky guests sit overlooking the pastificio (pasta table) section of the chefs’ counter while others might be seated with a view of the Butchers’ Corner where the Cattivella butchers will do their magic on beef, pork, lamb and other whole animals. The surrounding chefs’ counter seats 26 along with 74 additional interior seats and 100 seats on a wrap-around patio with stunning views of the mountains. The open kitchen provides the perfect setting for the wildly successful cooking classes that Elise continues to offer.

Hours

Monday - Wednesday  4pm – 9pm

Thursday - Friday 4pm – 10pm

Saturday  4pm – 10pm

Sunday  4pm – 9pm

 

Menus

Dinner
Menu

Happy

Hour

Wine

Kids

Antipasti

Sgagliozze- fried polenta, marinated sheep cheese, red mustard greens, 12 year old balsamic 8**

Buffalo Burrata, preserved tomato, basil, flatbread 14**

Bagna cauda- spring vegetables, herb goat cheese, anchovy sauce 9

Charbroiled Oyster, garlic herb butter, parmigiano  3.5**

Piadina - flatbread, squacarello, speck, arugula 14

Calamari Fritti, chili aioli 10

Focaccia di Recco - two thin layers of crisp crust baked with prosciutto, crescenza, balsamic, arugula 14

Agnello al Scottadito - grilled lamb ribs, fig glaze, pine nut, goat cheese 10

Batsoa - Pig trotter fritters with bagna de l’infern a spicy garlic chili sauce and salsa verde 9

Fattoria Piatto - house made salumi and sausages,  italian cheeses, preserved nuts, grilled bread and accompaniments 16/28**

Spring Salad- grilled asparagus, fava, roasted red peppers, taggiasca olives, marinated sheep cheese, mint,seasonal greens, lemon vinaigrette, croûtons 10**

Grilled Romaine Salad, anchovy dressing, croutons 9**

Primi

Orecchiette, robiola, walnuts, zucchini, corn, red peppers, asparagus, seasonal greens 19 **

Lumache, wood grilled eggplant caponata, raisins, sheep cheese, basil nage 18 **

Lobster, saffron ricotta gnudi, tarragon, roasted red pepper nage, fava 25**

Pasticcio, baked meatballs, tortellini, bolognese, bechamel and caramelized parmigiano 22

Rabbit, potato gnocchi, tarragon, mushrooms, leeks, shallots, preserved tomato, gorgonzola crema 21**

Lamb Ragu, pappardelle, boschetto al tartufo 20**

 

Legno ala Griglia

CAB Beef Chop of the day, tuscan rosemary potato, salsa verde, arugula MKT**

Grilled Half  Cornish Game Hen stuffed with pheasant sausage, crispy polenta, hunter’s sauce, asparagus 19**

Pizza

Mushroom, fontina, goat cheese, truffle panna, basil, tarragon, thyme 21 **

Basil, san marzano tomato, buffalo mozzarella 20**

Roasted red pepper, corn, fava, preserved tomato, green chili basil spuma, arugula, pilacca, balsamic, sheep cheese 19**

Smoked Coppa, peperoncini, erba stella, smoked mozzarella, crushed tomato 23**

Finocchiona Salumi, Caper, anchovy, red bell pepper, fresh mozzarella, pomodoro 24**

Salumi Calabrese, san marzano tomato, sicilian oregano, pilacca, mozzarella, provolone  22**

Prosciutto, asparagus, fontina, arugula, white truffle oil 22 **

Nduja, buffalo burrata, fontina, mozzarella, pomodoro, spigarello, fennel pollen,  evoo 23**

Rabbit, Pancetta, garlic oil, potato, rosemary, goat cheese, seasonal greens, chili flake 21**

Speck, sunny egg, smoked mozzarella, oregano, san marzano tomato 24**

 

Gluten Free options have stars to the right of the item.  Please note $2 will be added to some dishes **

 

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, eggs or unpasteurized milk may increase your risk of foodborne illness

Antipasti

Uva Arrosto - roasted grapes, goat cheese, grilled bread 4**

Sgagliozze- fried polenta, marinated sheep cheese, red mustard greens, 12 year old balsamic 4**

Buffalo Burrata, preserved tomato, basil, flatbread 7**

Bagna cauda- spring vegetables, herb goat cheese, anchovy sauce 7

Charbroiled Oyster, garlic herb butter, parmigiano  1.50**

Calamari Fritti, chili aioli 5

Piadina - prosciutto, squaquerella, rucola, 12 year old balsamic 9**

Agnello al Scottadito - grilled lamb ribs, fig glaze, pine nut, goat cheese 7**

Batsoa - Pig trotter fritters with bagna de l’infern a spicy garlic chili sauce and salsa verde 5

Fattoria Piatto - house made salumi and sausages,  italian cheeses, cru di capra, truffle honey, marinated sheep cheese, preserved nuts, grilled bread and accompaniments 10**

 

Pizza

Mushroom, fontina, goat cheese, truffle panna, basil, tarragon, thyme 9**

Basil, san marzano tomato, buffalo mozzarella 8**

Roasted red pepper, corn, fava, preserved tomato, green chili basil spuma, arugula, pilacca, balsamic, sheep cheese 8**

Smoked Coppa, peperoncini, erba stella, smoked mozzarella, crushed tomato 10**

Finocchiona Salumi, Caper, anchovy, red bell pepper, fresh mozzarella, pomodoro 10**

Salumi Calabrese, san marzano tomato, sicilian oregano, pilacca, mozzarella, provolone  10**

Prosciutto, asparagus, fontina, arugula, white truffle oil 10 **

Nduja, buffalo burrata, fontina, mozzarella, pomodoro, spigarello, fennel pollen,  evoo 10**

Rabbit, Pancetta, garlic oil, potato, rosemary, goat cheese, red mustard, chili flake 9**

Speck, sunny egg, smoked mozzarella, oregano, san marzano tomato 10**

 

Signature Cocktails

La Verita Amara Galliano L’Aperitivo, Grapefruit, Bols Elderflower, Prosecco   10

L’amore al Primo Sorso Cherry Vanilla Infused Bourbon Amaro Nonino, Black Walnut Bitters, Galliano Ristretto   14

Fresco, Fresco Blackberry Infused Spring 44 Gin, Lavender Infused Vodka, House Ginger Cordial, Lemon   10

 

Barrel Aged Cocktails

Negroni: Damrak Gin, Galliano’L Aperitivo, Cocchi Di Torino   14

Boulevardier: Woody Creek Rye, Galliano L’ Aperitivo, Cocchi Di Torino   15

 

Bartender Feature Cocktail   9

(Ask your server about this week’s creative cocktail)

 

Fatto in Casa

Monthly Italian Liquor Flavor   7

Non-Alcoholic Ginger Beers   5

Bartender Choice Mocktails   6

House Made Lemonade   4

 

Wine List

Bianca e Prosecco

Zardetto Prosecco, Venato   10

Ruffino Sparkling Rose, Venato   11

Tiamo Grillo, Terre Siciliane   7

Tiamo Rosado, Terre Chieti   7

Mastroberadino Mastro Greco, Campagnia   10

Sauvignon Blanc, Alto Adige   13

Moccagatta Langhe Chardonnay, Piemonte   12

Risata Moscato D’Asti, Piemonte   8

 

Rosso e Rosato

Zenato Valpolicella Superiore, Venato   12

Selvapiana Chianti Rufina, Toscana   11

Villa Remotti Barbera D’ Asti, Piemonte   10

Regaleali Nero D’ Avola, Sicilia   9

Aia Vecchia Lagone, Toscana   12

Dow’s LBV Port   10

 

Bottiglie & Coravin (By Ounce)

Adami Bosco di Gaia Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut Superiore, Venato   60/4

Vietti Roero Arneis, Piemonte   70/4

Rocca Sveva Rose, Venato   42/2

 

Alois Lageder Pinot Noir, Alto Adige   80/5

Catellare Chianti   75/5

Pico Maccario Barbera D’ Asti Superiore

‘Tre Roveri’, Piemonte   70/5

Collazzi Rosso, Toscana   130/8

Marchesi di Gresy Barberesco Martinenga, Piemonte   150/8

Ceretto Barolo, Piemonte   170/9

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino,

Toscana   200/10

 

Draft Beer, Bottles & Cans

Rotation of Colorado and Italian Beers

Pastas

Garganelli, butter, cheese  7

Garganeli, tomato sauce, cheese  7

Add Pork Meatballs  2.50

Add Chicken  1.75

Pizza

Cheese Pizza  8

Pepperoni Pizza  9

Grilled Chicken with seasonal veggies  8

 

Events

Mother's Day Brunch

May 13th, 2018

9-2pm

$40 4 Courses

$52 4 Courses bottomless mimosas

$14 4 Courses Children 12 and under

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Father's Day Brunch

June 17th, 2018

9-2pm

$45 4 Courses

$57 4 Courses bottomless mimosas or beers

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Trips

We have upcoming trips to Italy in the works.

Check back soon for details!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private Dining

Let the Cattivella team create the perfect event for your home, office or event venue with our custom catering.

Our entire menu is available for carryout. Just call ahead and we’ll have your order ready for pickup

Cattivella is also available for private business luncheons for groups as well.

Don’t forget to schedule your birthday celebrations, baby showers, bridal showers, wedding parties and holidays festivities at Cattivella.

Contact Elise for more information: elise@cattivelladenver.com

 

classes

Cooking Classes

May 5, 2018  Lamb Ragu - learn to make this super popular Cattivella dish! $65

June 2, 2018 Lasagna Al Forno - learn how to make this classic Tuscan baked pasta $65

June 16, 2018  Speck wrapped Quail stuffed with mushrooms, crispy polenta, tomato fondue $65

July 7, 2018  Porchetta di Tronchetto: Learn how to butcher and debone a whole pig and to make the classic but more delicious because it uses the whole middle of the pig. $85

July 21, 2018  Wild Foraged Greens and Cheese Ravioli with walnut cream sauce

July 21, 2018  Grilled Lobster, Chitarra pasta, aglio e olio sauce - learn how to maximise flavor of lobster and to make the guitar pasta $100

Aug. 4, 2018  Pasta by Hand: Learn how to make Garganelli which means Chicken Neck. This pasta looks similar to penne and served  with classic arrabiata sauce. $65

Aug. 18, 2018  Ciauscolo - learn how to make this salumi from Umbria  It is a quick cure salumi that only needs 2 weeks cure.  Because it’s a young cure it’s deliciously spreadable and perfect for making at home $65

Sept. 1, 2018  Charcuterie: Learn how to make your own Pancetta, Guanciale and Lomo $65

Sept. 15, 2018  Timpano - famous pasta dish from the Big Night Movie: layers of cheese filled pasta, sausage, boiled eggs, fresh mozzarella and wrapped in apasta dough and baked. $65

Oct. 6, 2018  Roasted Butternut Squash gnocchi, fonduta sauce ( Italian 3 cheese sauce) $65

Oct. 20, 2018  White Truffle Class: Potato, truffle and egg yolk Ravioli, Speck with White Truffles $100

Nov. 3, 2018  Tiramisu- learn how to make this ethereal Italian Dessert for your holiday dinner or party $65

Nov. 17, 2018  Pheasant Cacciatore, farro with leeks, shallots, mushrooms $65

Dec. 1, 2018  Crostata: Learn how to make this Rustic Seasonal Tart and the spuma (mousse) to compliment it. $65

Dec. 15, 2018  Rabbit Porchetta - learn how to debone a rabbit, stuff it with sage sausage, rosemary demi, chestnut polenta $65

 

Conversational Italian Lessons

$12 a class, 1 hour Class with Samantha Cox

4pm - 5:30

April 29th, May 6, May 20th

 

 

BUZZ

 

"Essential Eats of Denver and Boulder" Eater Denver April 2018

 "Best Italian in Denver and Boulder" Westword 2018

"Best Individual Dessert" Westword 2018

"Top Italian Restaurant" Eater Denver 2018

"Top 10 Restaurants" 303 Magazine 2018

"Restaurant of the Year"  Thrillist 2018

" Chef of the Year" Eater Denver 2017

"Top 25 Restaurants in Denver" 5280 Magazine 2017

"Award-winning Denver chef teaches classes on Italian dishes at her new eater  The Gazette 7/19/17

"Cattivella Brings Thoughtful Food and Italian Exploration to Stapleton"  Eater Denver 7/6/17

"The Hottest Restaurants in Denver Right Now, July 2017"  Denver Eater 5/8/17

"Beyond spaghetti and meatballs: 11 must-visit Italian restaurants in Denve" Denver Business Journal 6/6/17

"11 Must-Try Italian Restaurants in Denver Right Now"  Zagat, 5/30/17

"The Best Italian Restaurants in Denver" Thrillist, 5/16/17

"Elise Wiggins on Italian Butchery, Squirrel Farming and Cattivell" Westword, 5/17/17

"20 Iconic Chefs in Denver & Boulder (in no particular order)"  Dining Out Denver/Boulder

'Cattivella Sets A High Bar" 5280 5/11/17

"Denver's Ten Essential Chef Counters"  Denver Eater 5/8/17

 

 

 

Gift Certificates

Cattivella gift certificates are available in any denomination.
Please stop by the restaurant or call us at 303.645.3779.

Mangia!

 

 

Contact

Phone: 303-645-3779

Address: 10195 E. 29th Drive, Suite 110, Denver, Colorado 80238

 

Elise Wiggins, Executive Chef/Owner

Zuri Resendiz, Executive Sous Chef

Derek Frank General Manager

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303-645-3779

in the Eastbridge project at Martin Luther King and Havana

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Hours

Monday – Wednesday  4pm – 9pm

Thursday – Friday 4pm – 10pm

Saturday 4pm – 10pm

Sunday 4pm – 9pm