Frasca Food and Wine

Italian, Wine Bar
$ $ $
1738 Pearl St (17th)
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-6966
5:30pm - 10:30pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm
5:00pm - 10:30pm

In the Friuli region of northeastern Italy, a frasca is a roadside farm restaurant, serving simple regional food. Frasca Food and Wine captures the spirit of these places while also championing the vast diversity of Colorado’s unique culinary resources. Owners Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson have created a warm and inviting space that can accommodate a casual, impromptu dinner or an evening of fine dining, and offer a unique menu that includes salumi and cheeses along with pastas like stuffed casoncelli and entrées like rabbit and veal top round with polenta and romanesco. Whatever you do, don’t miss the frico caldo, a crispy pancake of potatoes, onions, and Piave cheese — a Friulian specialty.

— Anne Dolce



  • Voted Best Front of the House in Westword's Best of Denver 2011!
  • Bobby Stuckey and Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson bring Friuli, Italy to Boulder, Colorado.
  • Go to Frasca. Just go. Don't ask questions. Order anything. Meal of a lifetime but good enough for every day.
  • Master sommelier Bobby Stuckey and berchef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson's Friulian restaurant specializes in Italian aperitifs and digestifs.
  • Always start with the salumi plate. And don't leave without asking to see the grappa cart.
  • Wonderful service, delicious food, exceptional wine. A must try!
  • Your better off ordering a bottle of wine and skipping cocktail service. 25 mins later, no drinks - painful. Bartender is a one drink at a time girl.
  • take your sig oth or your parents here for a special night out. Make reservations!
  • Monday night $50 is amazing
  • This place is amazing great food fantastic wine have to do it onces in a life time
  • By far the best meal you can hope to have in Boulder / Colorado / Ever.
  • Ask them to pick the meal for you. It's worth it.
  • Are you a FOODIE? Then join us and Chef Lachlan Patterson of Frasca Food and Wine at our L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade Event on 11/6! TIX:
  • Winner of Best Front of the House 2011. See more of the best at
  • Chef/owner Lachlan Mackinnon Patterson says the menu is "inspired by the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, with a little bit of our own twist to it... we make Italian food you haven't seen before."
  • Just see what everybody's talking about.
  • One of the most decadent and sophisticated dining experiences you can find in Colorado. Think the finest of Italy with a wine selection arguably better than the food!
  • Excellent restaurant! Service&food was top notch. We sat at the Chef's Table in kitchen, felt awkward at first but the kitchen & wait staff quickly made us feel at home. Order the 6 course Chef's Menu
  • Very pleasant dining experience. Excellent service and ambiance. The four course menu will get you full and happy. Pairing are very reasonably priced and carefully chosen.Also recommend the meat plate
  • Bobby Stuckey leads the most attentive service team in America; thrilling Italian cooking and an astounding wine list send the meal over the moon.

Nearby places

1730 Pearl St
1400 Pearl St (at 14th St.)
900 Walnut St (at 9th St)