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Breckenridge dining: Sauce on the Maggie (sponsored)

Traditional, friendly Italian at the base of Peak 9

Lauren Glendenning
Sauce on the Maggie
Karin Osterloh / Foto Mattern

It’s easy to enjoy a delicious dish of rigatoni and sausage just about anywhere, but every dish at Sauce on the Maggie tastes even better thanks to views of Maggie Pond and Peak 9 out the window.

This location isn’t just stunning, it’s also conveniently near the Quicksilver chairlift at Breckenridge. With a familiar yet inventive traditional Italian-American menu, these comfort foods warm the body and soul in the wintertime.

With a unique clientele in Breckenridge ranging from families to couples to large groups, Sauce on the Maggie has figured out how to operate a restaurant that caters to everyone. The large space seats up to 190 people inside, somehow mingling a variety of dining experiences almost seamlessly thanks to the layout of the restaurant which includes a lower and upper dining room, plus a bar area.

If you’re looking to enjoy a leisurely dinner with multiple courses and a bottle of wine, this is your place. If you’re looking to get the kids fed quickly so you can get back to the hotel room, this is also your place.

And all of this can be accomplished whether you have two people in your party or 12.

“You can have any dining experience you prefer,” says Nicole Trombetta, general manager. “You can have a long, sit-down experience like in Europe, or you can be in and out.”

Food and drink

Chef Jesse Reeding creates amazing dishes that consistently please Sauce on the Maggie’s loyal following of customers. Keeping in old country Italian tradition, expect perfectly executed classics such as spaghetti and meatballs or chicken parmesan, to unique specialties like the penne alla gorgonzola with chicken, red grapes and baby spinach.

Sauce on the Maggie is also a pizzeria, making the dough and sauces in-house using the freshest ingredients. Look for classic toppings including meat, vegetables and cheeses, plus a list of house specialty pies like the Supremo with bacon, sausage, mushrooms, caramelized onions and roasted red peppers, or the Mediterranean with roasted red peppers, olives, roasted garlic and tomatoes.

If you’re not feeling saucy, the menu has plenty of rustic Italian entrees, too, like the Colorado grass fed lamb sirloin, with a red wine sauce, mashed potatoes and vegetables.

With more than 100 bottles of wine on the menu that cater to all budgets, it’s easy to find the right pairing, too. If wine isn’t your thing, Sauce on the Maggie has a robust bottled beer selection and a fun cocktail list that incorporates fresh-squeezed juices and homemade infused simple syrups.

The attention to details such as quality, homemade food and drinks, as well as friendly service, delivers a dining experience that is special in a resort town like Breckenridge.

“You come in as a stranger and leave as family — as in the true traditional Italian way,” Trombetta says.

Sauce on the Maggie

655 S. Park Ave., Breckenridge


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