West 38th Avenue to West 32nd Avenue, Zuni Street to Federal Boulevard
2914 West 29th AvenueScottish immigrant Joseph Queree is remembered as one of Denver’s finest carpenters. He built his own home in 1888 and adorned the one-story cottage with an octagonal tower entrance with a bell-cast roof. Red-brick corbelling and arches provide sedate trim.
Gaetano’s Restaurant and Pizzeria
The Smaldone clan still operates this legendary north Denver relic of mobster days. Gaetano’s has not survived on just memories, however. Old-fashioned Italian dishes, smothered with rich red sauces, the deep-dish “terrorizer” pizza and the nostalgic décor are perennial draws. Gaetano’s is also a shrine to the late Frank Sinatra, who monopolizes the jukebox and the wall-décor, along with Italian flags, classical nudes and reminders of the Roman Empire.
The Men’s Journal named East Highlands as
one of the Best Neighborhoods in America