Located in the basement of the historic Silver Club Building, under the Grand Ave. bridge, sits the longest standing and best Italian restaurant in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Established over 30 years ago, we continue to serve great appetizers, entrees and cocktails while continuing the use of the freshest local ingredients we can find. We are proud to offer our delicious cuisine and friendly service all year long. We’re a favorite of locals and visitors alike so make it a point to stop by and grab a bite the next time your in the valley.
We’re the perfect place for families, groups and couples with a warm, cozy and fun atmosphere. All our meals are served with our house baked Italian bread, garlic butter and fresh made salad. All of this along with our sandstone walls and glowing underground ambiance, make us a must stop whenever you’re in the area. Come dine with us tonight and enjoy a taste of Glenwood Springs history!
NEWS FLASH JUNE 2022
There are many restaurant workers that live in Glenwood Springs, working every day to make ends meet. Locals flock to their favorite bars and restaurants to eat the food they love and see their favorite servers and bartenders, and the servers and bartenders have their favorite customers because they know they will most likely get a generous tip and share some good laughs. This mutually beneficial relationship helps bring our community closer and makes our restaurants the great dining establishments that they are.
Yet there is an equally close family of restaurant workers that are the backbone of our restaurant community and without them none of our restaurants could even function. Our cooks, dishwashers, and food preparation workers come mostly from the large Hispanic community of the Roaring Fork Valley. While bartenders and servers have more direct contact with restaurant patrons, every time we eat at our local establishments our kitchen workers have put time, love, and effort into making the food that we all love. Within the Spanish speaking community, whether they come from Mexico or Central America or were born here in the Valley, they have created a strong bond to breach the language barrier by helping each other find jobs, learn new skills in the workplace, and create comfortable work environments where both English and Spanish are the spoken languages.
If you have eaten at The Daily Bread, Native Sun, or The Italian Underground in the last thirty years, your food has most likely been made multiple times by a fantastic person named Jose Bustillos. Originally from Mexico, Jose has spent the majority of his life working seven days a week in our local restaurants. His determination and care to food preparation and service is admirable. He does not work seven days a week for himself and his needs, he selflessly gives huge portions of his income to his aging parents who can no longer work in their home in Mexico. Now in his early fifties, Jose spends every day working to put food on their table and money to buy basic necessities for his parents to be comfortable in their elderly years. His dream is to one day return to Mexico and open his own business with some of the earnings he has made here Glenwood Springs.
Sadly, he recently had a horrific car accident trying to avoid debris on the road to his home in Rifle after work. His car rolled and when the ambulance arrived, he was severely injured. After a short rush to the hospital in Rifle he was flown to a hospital in Denver where they could better attend to his wounds. Luckily, he will recover and he came out of this unfortunate accident with his life. However, his life and many years of working have taken the biggest hit of all. Between the cost for his flight for life trip to Denver and his surgery bills, his dreams of returning to Mexico and his family have been postponed, if not completely turned into a hopeless wish.
If you would like to help Jose you can! The Bank of Colorado – along with the Italian Underground – have opened up a donation account on behalf of Jose. We as a “family” encourage anyone – everyone – to help.
The donation account information is listed below. Thank you for your kind heart and consideration.
Bank of Colorado
901 Grand Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Account # 5930568620
Routing # 107002448