Italienne was opened in 2016 by Chef/Owner Jared Sippel. Through a gradual evolution, the restaurant has pivoted from its original concept, to a more casual, engaging, and accessible Trattoria Italienne. In spite of the change to a more casual format, the emphasis on great food, premium product and exemplary service remain paramount. Chef Jared stays true to the restaurant’s roots, taking diners on a journey to the intersection of Northern Italy and Southern France. Every dish has a history and every menu item has a story. The cuisine here is based on authentic dishes from these regions as well as the surrounding areas of the Mediterranean; showing connections between the Basque region of Spain, with Morocco and France, as well as showcasing the relationship of Austria and Slovenia with Northern Italy. It is not a random fusion of flavors from the Mediterranean but is crafted with skillful techniques and carefully considered influences, for the ultimate goal of transporting the diner with authentic flavors. Trattoria Italienne represents the culmination of Jared’s career and his training in the distinct regional cuisines of Northern Italy and Southern France. He lived and worked in Provence; his time at Frasca in Boulder, CO with Chef Mackinnon-Patterson immersed him in the nuances of Friuli and Alto-Adige; and Quince’s Chef Tusk exposed him to the region of Piemonte. It’s all come full circle at Trattoria Italienne.