A new Italian-themed restaurant is coming to Denver's hot and fast-developing River North neighborhood.

Dio Mio, which will serve experimental, handmade pasta dishes, is set to open in a 1,500-square-foot space at 3264 Larimer St. this fall.

It's the brainchild of chef Alex Figura, who also owned the now-shuttered Lower48 Kitchen, and Spencer White, sous chef at Black Eye Coffee.

"I think people these days are gravitating towards the low-pressure fast-casual option," White said when asked about the restaurant's format. "We are going to be able to provide the quality of product you would find at fine dinning restaurant at a cheaper price because we will not be full service."

And both White and Figura think they'll find success in RiNo.

"Alex and I have both worked in restaurants in that area, and like the neighborhood," White said. "There are a lot of creative people collaborating and supporting each other in RiNo. That area is also booming which is very exciting to be a part of."

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