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Bonanno Concepts is a chef driven restaurant family dedicated to satisfying meals, outstanding service, education, and community.

 

Opened in April 2001, Mizuna showcases Frank Bonanno’s dedication to fresh, simple ingredients and seamless service. The menu changes monthly and features dishes that range from local game to peekytoe crab. The fare is imaginative and artistic, but pure, clean flavors render even the most exotic fare familiar. Rated by Zagat’s as one of the top restaurants not just in Colorado, but in the nation, Mizuna is ultimately an American-style restaurant heavy on French technique, influence and philosophy.

225 East 7th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
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Opened in February 2003, Luca is where food marries art. Chef Frank Bonanno features house-made salumi, a variety of fresh breads, pastas and cheeses. The menu reflects authentic Italian dishes inspired by the Piedmont, Tuscan and Sicilian regions, all prepared with the season’s finest ingredients. Pastas are a separate, smaller course; the menu is designed to allow diners to enjoy multicourse experiences without overreaching.

711 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203
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Opened in October 2007, Osteria Marco is intended to be the livelier, more playful younger brother to Frank Bonanno’s esteemed Italian eatery Luca. Guests are greeted at the top of a grand staircase by a cheese maker, deep in the throes of crafting burrata and charcuterie. At the bottom of the stairs, hundreds of bottles of wine line the walls and announce an affordable, yet progressive wine and spirits program. Whole roasted suckling pigs are the hallmark of Sunday evenings, with knowledgeable, friendly servers who engage in warm conversation.

1453 Larimer Street,
Denver, CO 80202
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Opened in December 2008, Bones is Frank Bonanno’s interpretation of Asian fare with a signature French twist. Unique choices range from roasted bone marrow to steamed suckling pig buns, but the focus here is on the noodles. Lobster ramen shines, loaded with poached lobster and savory miso broth. Soft-serve ice cream adds the sweet at the end of the meal, in whimsical flavors like Lucky Charms or Chocolate Chai.

701 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203
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Green Russell is a chef-driven cocktail bar. The drink menu is a direct reflection of Frank Bonanno’s cooking philosophy: fresh ingredients simply prepared and beautifully rendered. Bonanno Concepts Beverage Director Adam Hodak ensures the highest quality ingredients, starting with fresh herbs from the grow house and house-made bitters, all the way to infused liquors and sodas.

1422 Larimer Street
Denver, Colorado 80202
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Opened in October 2012, Russell’s Smokehouse captures the lively history of the Colorado West. A turn-of-the-century bar highlights a treasures and architectural remnants from Denver’s past—oversized church windows, a speakeasy dance floor-turned bar top, and stone arches from the Platte river bed among them. Chef Frank Bonanno’s dedication to fresh, simple fare resonates in this rich, meaty menu rife with homey, buttery sides.

1422 Larimer Street
Denver, Colorado 80202
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Opened shortly after Green Russell, right next door, Wednesday’s Pie is Frank Bonanno’s signature pie shop. Wednesday’s Pie first opened as a shop that only sold pies on Wednesdays until they were gone. After months of trying to keep up with high demand, Bonanno decided to open the shop seven days a week. The shop also functions as the entrance to Green Russell, Bonanno’s underground cocktail joint at the belly of Larimer Square.

1422 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202
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Opened in June 2014, Salt & Grinder is chef Frank Bonanno’s New Jersey-style deli and salumeria – a home for the salumi and cheese program that originally sprouted and evolved at Luca. Bonanno serves a selection of sandwiches at Salt & Grinder, all served on fresh East Coast-style grinder rolls. In addition to providing house-cured salumi and fresh cheese for the deli, Salt & Grinder supplies the salumi programs at other Bonanno establishments, including Luca and Osteria Marco.

3609 West 32nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80211
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Opened in December 2012, Vesper is where the innovation of Bonanno Concepts beverage director Adam Hodak shines. Seven cocktails are served from tap, ten beers are sported on draft and a creative happy hour celebrates the art of the spirit. Chef Frank Bonanno pipes in with his spin on bar food—gyros and curried fries, hummus and baba ganoush and burgers. Vesper Lounge is ultimately a neighborhood bar—a place for locals to celebrate one another.

233 East 7th Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
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