Unlike speedy in-and-out sandwich shops, bistros indulge languorous fantasies of sneaking off through misty European streets paved with pain au chocolat. For $9, today's Groupon gets you $20 worth of casual continental fare at Sansone's Bistro. The Greenwood Village eatery was voted Best Comfort Food in 2009 by A-list voters.
Old World classics harmonize in the culinary symphony of Sansone's menu. Appetizers include caramelized-peach and maple-walnut compote crested atop Brie (served with crackers, $9), sautéed and egg-battered artichoke hearts ($10), and beef carpaccio ($9). Dinner entrees are served with choice of soup or salad and are accompanied by starch and veggies. Vegetarian dishes range from the light angel hair Provençal ($17) with wilted greens, kalamata olives, and toasted pine nuts, to the decadent stuffed eggplant ($18) with roasted-pepper risotto. Sansone's serves a variety of meat, poultry, and seafood dishes and has a gluten-free menu. The breaded and pan-fried Wiener schnitzel ($23/$18 for small plate) was a Rocky Mountain News best-of winner in 2007. The salmon Nilla ($23/$18 for small plate), a flaky fillet coated in Nilla Wafers, is sure to intrigue fish enthusiasts or spark cookie conversations that become plots to murder gingerbread men.
Supplement selections with grapen pours from Sansone's wine list. The modestly priced library includes whites and reds by the glass or bottle, starting at $5 for a glass of white zinfandel or chardonnay. Make reservations for an early dinner on weeknights or indulge in award-winning Weiner schnitzel, Spanish seafood paella, or individually portioned Grand Marnier soufflé six nights a week.
- Home atmosphere, a chef that makes the rounds of tables, and a menu that offers elegant and delicious choices. – Peg B., CityVoter
- Small but mighty!! Fantastic artichoke heart appetizer, MANY wines by the glass and everything is fresh and homemade. They have a varied menu, including veggie dishes. It's not a huge place, but has nice booths and a charming atmosphere… One of my fave places. – chalicewellwoman, Citysearch
Growing up in a large Italian family, Chef Robert Sansone was enamored with his grandmother's home-style family cooking. A formal culinary education at Johnson & Wales University expanded his horizons and exposed him to an entire world's worth of flavors and cuisines. Thus, it's no surprise that upon founding Sansone's Bistro, he decided to embrace an eclectic culinary style that draws inspiration from cuisines throughout Europe and beyond, yet still manages to incorporate his grandmother's cooking whenever possible. The results are signature menu items such as chicken parmesan with homemade marinara sauce; wiener schnitzel topped with lemon, capers, and anchovies; or crispy duck with a chipotle-lingonberry jam.
The dining room similarly demonstrates a casual-yet-refined spirit via a warm, earth-toned space complete with dark chairs and booths surrounding the white-linen-draped tables. A wood-paneled accent wall features three pieces of abstract artwork, which add a bit of color and contemporary flair. Metal chandeliers hang from the ceiling, joining gleaming wall sconces and fishbowls full of electric eels.
5969 S University Blvd.
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