Gaetano’s Restaurant

Telephone : 303-455-9852
Address : 3760 Tejon Street , Denver , CO , 80211

Italian Cuisine. Live music, food and cocktails.

Gaetano’s has a long history in North Denver. It was once owned by the Smaldones, Denver’s most notorious crime family. The restaurant, at 3760 Tejon St., has been an institution since the 1940s. Back then it was owned by three Smaldone brothers, connected guys with their fingers in illegal gambling and bootlegging.

2012 brought about a lot of change as creative minds got together to breathe new life into the aging building. Black and white murals adorn the walls, embracing not just the Smaldone history, but also the other families and stories that built North Denver. We are hopeful our investment in the restaurant and extended community will keep this Denver landmark in business for many more years.

2014 brings about yet another chapter for Gaetano's history. Ron Robinson, a long-time employee and friend of the Breckenridge and Wynkoop family purchased the restaurant to run as an owner/operator... keeping the small, unique and esoteric nature of the business intact as Breckenridge and Wynkoop embark on expansion with new restaurants, breweries and concepts. Breckenridge and Wynkoop will always remain friends and supporters of innovators, creators and historians of hospitality and good food, good drink and good cheer.