Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, LLC announced that its award-winning Italian restaurant, Marcella’s, will open its third location in Denver’s Lower Highland community (LoHi). The restaurant is set to open in summer 2017 and will be the company’s first location under this concept to open in Colorado.
“Expanding our Marcella’s concept is something we’ve aspired to do for a long time,” says David Miller, president and chief operating officer, CMR. “We waited until we found a location that would complement the concept and provide guests with a unique dining experience they didn’t have nearby.” Miller said Denver’s Lower Highland neighborhood is very similar to Columbus’ Short North Arts District and is one of three distinct districts that make up the Highland community with boutiques, restaurants and galleries.
Marcella’s is a bustling Italian café, inspired by Italian wines, handcrafted cocktails and authentic, Old Italian recipes featuring only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Guests will enjoy generous Italian food portions in a fun, lively and casual environment—perfect for sharing a meal with family or friends, or for a late night snack.
Signature dishes from Marcella’s include wood-fired pizzas, pastas, lasagna alla Bolognese, chicken Marsala, veal limon and the ever popular Marcella’s braised veal meatball. The energetic bar provides a vibrant venue for sampling from a selection of 50 Italian wines served by the bottle or quartino.
The Lower Highland location will seat approximately 165 guests inside and 42 on the patio. The 5,250-square foot restaurant and terrace will overlook downtown Denver. The restaurant will be located in Lower Highland’s 18th and Central Project, which represents a 317-unit multi-family development comprised of 227 units located in building one and 90 units in building two. Upon completion in 2017, the project will include approximately 8,808-square feet of ground floor retail and restaurant space with four levels of residential living space located above.