Top Dining Options In Greeley

Top Dining Options In Greeley

Roma(credit: Roma)

Greeley is largely a college town, with the University of Northern Colorado campus taking up a large portion of this smaller city, however don’t assume that this college town can’t keep up with the bigger cities when it comes to dining options. There are lots of great spots all over town for some amazing culinary treats from a variety of cultures and regions. If you like farm fresh, then you can’t go wrong in Greeley, since this city is also surrounded by local farming land. The next time you head north of Denver, try stopping off in Greeley for an amazing meal at any of these great spots in town.

Pellegrini Restaurant
2400 17th St.
Greeley, CO 80634
(970) 515-5332
www.pellegrinirestaurant.com

If fine Italian dining is what you seek, then Pellegrini should be your stop in Greeley. Italian-born owner Carlo Pellegrini brought traditional recipes from the Puglia region of Italy, which often includes fresh seafood and a huge variety of fruits and vegetables. Enjoy the family-style bowls of fresh pasta in all of the different varieties like Bolognese, Puttanesca, Arrabiata and Pomodoro. Or taste the fresh seafood options like Pesca Spada (grilled swordfish that has been marinated in lemon and rosemary) or Livornese (sea bass that is lightly fried and then sautéed in white wine and garlic.) Of course, save room for dessert because you’ll love the fresh cannoli and tiramisu.

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Greeley Chophouse
804 8th St.
Greeley, CO 80631
(970) 673-8853
www.greeleychophouse.com

You may not realize just how many fine dining options there are in Greeley. The Greeley Chophouse, however, is one of the best. If you have a special romantic evening to celebrate, an important business client to impress or a special occasion coming up, then a visit to the Greeley Chophouse is the perfect way to enjoy a meal. You’ll find all of the best prime meats cooked to perfection as well as a surprisingly large seafood list that includes ahi tuna, halibut and scallops. If you are in the mood for an amazing steak, try the Kona Coffee rubbed prime top sirloin, which is topped with caramelized shallot butter. Or go with the gorgonzola encrusted filet, which is a perfectly cooked eight-ounce filet crusted with creamy gorgonzola cheese.

Roma
5750 W 10th St
Greeley, CO 80634
(970) 353-6541
www.romagreeley.com

Since 1988, this family-owned Italian restaurant has been serving up the best slices, pastas and more. It’s won multiple awards from the Greeley Tribune, and has been honored year after year for the best pizza in town. The hand-tossed dough is all made from scratch and smothered in all of your favorite toppings, or you can select one of the local favorites like the Nutty Idea Pizza which comes with cream cheese, pepperoni, cashews, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Or enjoy the Mama Mia with genoa, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, roasted red peppers, sun dried tomatoes and fresh garlic. No wonder the college students in Greeley flock to Roma to fill up after a long day in class.

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Café Panache
821 10th St
Greeley, CO 80631
(970) 978-4296
www.cafepanacheco.com

With all of these meat, seafood and Italian restaurants on the list, you may want something a little lighter. Café Panache is the perfect stop for amazingly light and delicate crepes. You can find a huge assortment of crepes to choose from, including ham, Swiss and tarragon or chicken, fontina cheese and lavender. Or go for the indulgent and opt for the peanut butter, banana and bacon or the Nutella and fruit preserves. Really, you can’t go wrong with any of the crepe options at Café Panache. There are even gluten-free crepes available for those who never thought they’d be able to enjoy a crepe again.

Rumi’s House of Kabob
1116 9th St.
Greeley, CO 80631
(970) 353-7864
www.rumihouseofkabob.com

In what looks like an unassuming little Victorian home, one that you could easily miss if you weren’t paying attention, is one of the best Middle Eastern restaurants in Northern Colorado. Rumi’s House of Kabob offers all of your Mediterranean favorites like freshly fried falafel, hummus, lentil soup, gyro sandwiches and much more. All of the meats are cooked to perfection, and you’ll love the different kabobs and platters that are offered as well. Prices are actually very reasonable, and the service is warm and welcoming. Make sure to save some room for homemade baklava or caramel flan.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.