Readers say they’ll miss Saucy Noodle, a longtime independent restaurant

“My heart breaks at the thought of disappointing so many loyal customers,” says Erin Markham, whose grandfather, Sam Badis, opened the Saucy Noodle at 727 South University Boulevard in 1964, coining the motto that stands today on the restaurant awning: “If you don’t like garlic, go home.”

But at the end of this week, the garlic will also be gone… and the Saucy Noodle will be permanently closing there. While Markham and her husband are looking for a new location for the longtime Italian restaurant, they haven’t had much luck. Meanwhile, regulars shared their thoughts on the Westword Facebook post news. said Elizabeth:

Nooooo! I love this place and have been going there since I was a kid!

Andrew adds:

It’s sad to read. I’ve been eating here for forty years!

Kim remembers:

The best lasagna I have ever had!!!!!

Emily replies:

Literally the worst Italian in Denver. Olive Garden would be a better choice. Good riddance!

observes Lisa:

Denver is losing all of its independent restaurants to builders who want to build expensive cookie-cutter apartments with no parking. Very sad.

Ronald replies:

Yeah! Very corporate! And so sterile.

Dena concludes:

It sucks. The Bonnie Brae Tavern, and now this. All that block that made Bonnie Brae special will be just condos now.

Hey, Saucy Noodle: There’s been an empty Village Inn on Hampden and Dayton for about two years. Go check it out. The owner must be desperate to rent it out.

Have you been to Saucy Noodle lately? Where do you think he should go? What’s your favorite Italian spot in Denver? Post a comment or share your thoughts on [email protected]

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