Cucina Colore

★★★★☆
  • 3041 E 3rd Ave

    Denver, CO 80206

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  • 303-393-6917

About Cucina Colore

Hours
Sunday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 11:00 PM

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The food here is so consistent, you always know you'll eat a great meal when you go to Cucina Colore. The atmosphere is fine, nothing super fancy.

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★★★★☆

The food here is so consistent, you always know you'll eat a great meal when you go to Cucina Colore. The atmosphere is fine, nothing super fancy.

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This restaurant is a no-brainer. It's a slam-dunk if you're looking for great food at a great price. The staff is good, attentive and almost always fun. The food - always good, bordering on exceptional, with a chef who clearly has a handle on great flavor and portions that seem spot-on.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

2
★★★★★

This restaurant is a no-brainer. It's a slam-dunk if you're looking for great food at a great price. The staff is good, attentive and almost always fun. The food - always good, bordering on exceptional, with a chef who clearly has a handle on great flavor and portions that seem spot-on.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Pros: Great Food... at a reasonable price

Cons: None.

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I really enjoy Cucina Colore for reasonably priced, well-proportioned, fresh, authentic Italian food. The service is brisk, the food is delicious and the interior feels modern and inviting. It's also a real summer pleasure to dine al fresco for lunch in particular. The wine list is pleasant and the place is lacking in pretension, which is nice. I've eaten here several times over the years and have never been disappointed. In short, it is a really convenient, sophisticated yet affordable place to have lunch, dinner or dessert.

2
★★★★☆

I really enjoy Cucina Colore for reasonably priced, well-proportioned, fresh, authentic Italian food. The service is brisk, the food is delicious and the interior feels modern and inviting. It's also a real summer pleasure to dine al fresco for lunch in particular. The wine list is pleasant and the place is lacking in pretension, which is nice. I've eaten here several times over the years and have never been disappointed. In short, it is a really convenient, sophisticated yet affordable place to have lunch, dinner or dessert.

Pros: Relaxed, fresh and contemporary

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I am new to Denver, and was looking for a place to have a first date. One of my girlfriends suggested Cucina Colore, and I decided to take a chance on it. Now, while it seems like a very enjoyable place to dine, it is not the right place for a date.

Firstly, while the ambience is nice, it is VERY loud inside. Secondly, the tables are very close together, and it feels impersonal and akward when trying to hold 'romantic' conversation. Thirdly (and on a more silly note), there are just too many women on the staff, and very attractive women at that! From the haunting hostess to our vivaciously gorgeous waitress, my date (and even myself) could not help but have wandering eyes! The service was good though, and we were warmly taken care of. The wine list was also moderatly priced (a rare find these days), and the dessert (a delvilshly good peach bread pudding) was fun to share.

Cucina Colore is much better suited for a girls night-out where noise and a crowd won't be a problem, or possibly for lunch (where I am assuming it is less crowded).

2
★★★★☆

I am new to Denver, and was looking for a place to have a first date. One of my girlfriends suggested Cucina Colore, and I decided to take a chance on it. Now, while it seems like a very enjoyable place to dine, it is not the right place for a date.

Firstly, while the ambience is nice, it is VERY loud inside. Secondly, the tables are very close together, and it feels impersonal and akward when trying to hold 'romantic' conversation. Thirdly (and on a more silly note), there are just too many women on the staff, and very attractive women at that! From the haunting hostess to our vivaciously gorgeous waitress, my date (and even myself) could not help but have wandering eyes! The service was good though, and we were warmly taken care of. The wine list was also moderatly priced (a rare find these days), and the dessert (a delvilshly good peach bread pudding) was fun to share.

Cucina Colore is much better suited for a girls night-out where noise and a crowd won't be a problem, or possibly for lunch (where I am assuming it is less crowded).

Pros: Warm service, affordable wine, delicious dessert.

Cons: Impersonal, loud, distracting.

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I go there for lunch with friends or business clients, everyone loves it. And it?s my family?s favorite place for birthday dinners too! Just great all around cant go wrong with menu choices either! Enjoy!

2
★★★★★

I go there for lunch with friends or business clients, everyone loves it. And it?s my family?s favorite place for birthday dinners too! Just great all around cant go wrong with menu choices either! Enjoy!

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One of the best Patios in Denver. This restaurant has been around for years and it is consistent and never disappoints. I love sitting on the patio in the summer and enjoying a pizza or a plate of mussels with a glass of wine.

4
★★★★☆

One of the best Patios in Denver. This restaurant has been around for years and it is consistent and never disappoints. I love sitting on the patio in the summer and enjoying a pizza or a plate of mussels with a glass of wine.

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I have lived her my whole life and am used to pretty bad Italian. They do a good job here though. It's a little on the pricey side but certainly accessible for twenty-somethings. It's crowded most of the time but as long as you make reservations, this is a great place (and I have never had Canola oil there).

2
★★★★☆

I have lived her my whole life and am used to pretty bad Italian. They do a good job here though. It's a little on the pricey side but certainly accessible for twenty-somethings. It's crowded most of the time but as long as you make reservations, this is a great place (and I have never had Canola oil there).

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Whether on the patio or inside the restaurant, the food and staff are exceptional! One of our favorites.

2
★★★★★

Whether on the patio or inside the restaurant, the food and staff are exceptional! One of our favorites.

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We had lunch, and found the restaurant very busy so we had to sit in the bar, with very small tables. The reception and service was very good despite the crowd. The food was just OK, not bad, but certainly nothing I would rate as special. I questioned the waiter about the quality of the dipping oil. While he assured me it was olive oil I remain convinced it was Canola Oil. The carpaccio was good, my bolognese lacked flavor , my wifes pork panini was served on awful tasting stale pita bread. The wine list is extensive and just as expensive. The bottle we ordered was not the vintage listed. I hate when that happens, but to their credit they did inform us of the change in vintage prior to serving. My final recommendation...make RESERVATIONS, whether lunch or dinner.

1
★★★☆☆

We had lunch, and found the restaurant very busy so we had to sit in the bar, with very small tables. The reception and service was very good despite the crowd. The food was just OK, not bad, but certainly nothing I would rate as special. I questioned the waiter about the quality of the dipping oil. While he assured me it was olive oil I remain convinced it was Canola Oil. The carpaccio was good, my bolognese lacked flavor , my wifes pork panini was served on awful tasting stale pita bread. The wine list is extensive and just as expensive. The bottle we ordered was not the vintage listed. I hate when that happens, but to their credit they did inform us of the change in vintage prior to serving. My final recommendation...make RESERVATIONS, whether lunch or dinner.

Pros: Friendly wait staff

Cons: Crowded and a bit over rated

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Service was fairly attentative and efficicient except that they forgot to inform us of the specials. The food was decent but overrated and overpriced for the portions and quality, even for Cherry Creek. The calamari appetizer was the highlight of the meal, very tender with a light breading and great mustard dipping sauce. Tuna was very good, but dining partners was way overcooked. Bread pudding that so many have raved about was decent but overwhelmed by caramel and couldn't even detect the peaches.

1
★★★☆☆

Service was fairly attentative and efficicient except that they forgot to inform us of the specials. The food was decent but overrated and overpriced for the portions and quality, even for Cherry Creek. The calamari appetizer was the highlight of the meal, very tender with a light breading and great mustard dipping sauce. Tuna was very good, but dining partners was way overcooked. Bread pudding that so many have raved about was decent but overwhelmed by caramel and couldn't even detect the peaches.

Pros: wine list, location

Cons: price, parking

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The service here is splendid. The menu mirrors the restaurant with its clean architecture of salads, paninis, pasta, and pizzas. Bread dipped in oil dripped across my tongue and I chose to forgo the salad because the menu looked too enticing. Being bad never tasted so good. A carbaholic by design, I ripped off my sister's pizza crust and left her with a delicate mixture of Grand San Marzano Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, and Basil. Simply addictive. I indulged in the Capellini which I found delightful but a bit dry without the assistance of sauce. The scallops were succulent and the spinach well wilted topped with a tart pecorino.

I managed to pass up dessert for a frothy cappuccino with scoopable foam. We paid the check and continued to chit chat as our water was refilled. I know I might seem like a pizza crust eating heathen but I know that the sign of a good waitress is when she continues to serve you even after you've tipped. If you are into a fresh setting and a mouthwatering meal, click on over to Cherry Creek and join the rest of the chicks at Cucina Colore.

2
★★★★★

The service here is splendid. The menu mirrors the restaurant with its clean architecture of salads, paninis, pasta, and pizzas. Bread dipped in oil dripped across my tongue and I chose to forgo the salad because the menu looked too enticing. Being bad never tasted so good. A carbaholic by design, I ripped off my sister's pizza crust and left her with a delicate mixture of Grand San Marzano Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, and Basil. Simply addictive. I indulged in the Capellini which I found delightful but a bit dry without the assistance of sauce. The scallops were succulent and the spinach well wilted topped with a tart pecorino.

I managed to pass up dessert for a frothy cappuccino with scoopable foam. We paid the check and continued to chit chat as our water was refilled. I know I might seem like a pizza crust eating heathen but I know that the sign of a good waitress is when she continues to serve you even after you've tipped. If you are into a fresh setting and a mouthwatering meal, click on over to Cherry Creek and join the rest of the chicks at Cucina Colore.

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The wine list is spectacular and (besides the bread pudding) really the only reason to even consider wasting your time and money on yet another Italian eatery with questionable results. The food was largely mediocre and the service, for fine dining, was seriously lacking. I honestly think the floor was being crewed by highschool cheerleaders...at least, the night I was there.

1
★★★☆☆

The wine list is spectacular and (besides the bread pudding) really the only reason to even consider wasting your time and money on yet another Italian eatery with questionable results. The food was largely mediocre and the service, for fine dining, was seriously lacking. I honestly think the floor was being crewed by highschool cheerleaders...at least, the night I was there.

Pros: The wine list and their delectable bread pudding.

Cons: Really everything else.

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Cucina Colore has been a restaraunt of choice for my family and I throughout the years; the service, the food, and the ambience are outstounding. It is a restaraunt that caters to every age (with the exception of very small children), and it has many loyal diners. I am one who is very familiar with good food and service, and I strongly believe that Cucina exceeds in these two areas. I would strongly reccomend this restaraunt to anyone who wants to enjoy a superb meal in an intimate setting. Make sure you try the bread pudding, it is amazing!

2
★★★★★

Cucina Colore has been a restaraunt of choice for my family and I throughout the years; the service, the food, and the ambience are outstounding. It is a restaraunt that caters to every age (with the exception of very small children), and it has many loyal diners. I am one who is very familiar with good food and service, and I strongly believe that Cucina exceeds in these two areas. I would strongly reccomend this restaraunt to anyone who wants to enjoy a superb meal in an intimate setting. Make sure you try the bread pudding, it is amazing!

Pros: It's a gem.

Cons: Hard to get in without reservation.

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Located in the upscale Cherry Creek shopping district, its look is dark & trendy but with a little bit of a warm glow - after all it's Italian-esque cuisine. I arrived ~5:30pm, so seating was easy and patrons were mostly families, but as the evening advanced the clientele evolved to couples, girls night out, and other hipsters starting the evening. The pasta I ordered was tasty & filling; the capellini special with gulf shrimp - but you know how it goes with shrimp, restaurants could always be more generous and I only got 4-5 shrimp. The light sauce was composed of capers, onions sauteed in tomato sauce. I think if I were to go again, I'd try a main entree, either the sage chicken or grilled pork chop, they with their sides sounded heartier. Though I did want a lighter meal that evening - they had run out of gelato which would have been a nice way to end the light pasta - oh well. Overall my experience was pleasant, and I can understand how this place could become a standby for locals. It does seem pricey for what you get. The place is a 2-5 min walk to the upscale mall, where you can easily catch a taxi cab (go towards Saks 5th Ave entrance).

1
★★★☆☆

Located in the upscale Cherry Creek shopping district, its look is dark & trendy but with a little bit of a warm glow - after all it's Italian-esque cuisine. I arrived ~5:30pm, so seating was easy and patrons were mostly families, but as the evening advanced the clientele evolved to couples, girls night out, and other hipsters starting the evening. The pasta I ordered was tasty & filling; the capellini special with gulf shrimp - but you know how it goes with shrimp, restaurants could always be more generous and I only got 4-5 shrimp. The light sauce was composed of capers, onions sauteed in tomato sauce. I think if I were to go again, I'd try a main entree, either the sage chicken or grilled pork chop, they with their sides sounded heartier. Though I did want a lighter meal that evening - they had run out of gelato which would have been a nice way to end the light pasta - oh well. Overall my experience was pleasant, and I can understand how this place could become a standby for locals. It does seem pricey for what you get. The place is a 2-5 min walk to the upscale mall, where you can easily catch a taxi cab (go towards Saks 5th Ave entrance).

Pros: Location, ambience

Cons: a bit over priced

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We've been here five times in 5 weeks. Everything has been consistent, from the good food, the pricey tab, and slow but friendly and competent service. For example, for three people: three drinks, two salads, and three entrees, was $95 before tip. Wine list has quite good wine, but very limited in number, and same with the daily menu. This has it's pluses (easier to figure out what you want), and minuses (not as much variety if you don't find the exact right thing).

2
★★★★☆

We've been here five times in 5 weeks. Everything has been consistent, from the good food, the pricey tab, and slow but friendly and competent service. For example, for three people: three drinks, two salads, and three entrees, was $95 before tip. Wine list has quite good wine, but very limited in number, and same with the daily menu. This has it's pluses (easier to figure out what you want), and minuses (not as much variety if you don't find the exact right thing).

Pros: consistency, taste, patio

Cons: service speed, tab

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The negative reviews are right on. Slow service from beginning to end. Stale bread, luke warm entrees and a server that spent too much time conversing with her tables. Cucina used to be one of our favorites. We were extremely dissapointed and with so many choices in Denver they have lost us. As one restaurant reviewer would say: "Cucina Needs a Kick in the Pants"

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★☆☆☆☆

The negative reviews are right on. Slow service from beginning to end. Stale bread, luke warm entrees and a server that spent too much time conversing with her tables. Cucina used to be one of our favorites. We were extremely dissapointed and with so many choices in Denver they have lost us. As one restaurant reviewer would say: "Cucina Needs a Kick in the Pants"

Pros: Neiborhood setting, Patio dinning

Cons: Slow service, Limited dull menu

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I've eaten Italian all over the country, (I'm from Brooklyn)...I've had the best three Italian meals and exemplary service (our server recommended a Brunello that was incredible) -at Cucina Colore that I've ever had. I've been so impressed, I decided to drop a line here, I whole heartedly recommend the Pollo/Orzo salad, the pork chop (or the New York strip), the pasta dish with scallops and shrimp, and the peach bread pudding. My wife and I travel to Denver often, and this is by far the best Italian in Denver, or the mountains, (there are other places...I've tried them), just go to Cucina Colore- it's certainly the best Denver has to offer.

2
★★★★★

I've eaten Italian all over the country, (I'm from Brooklyn)...I've had the best three Italian meals and exemplary service (our server recommended a Brunello that was incredible) -at Cucina Colore that I've ever had. I've been so impressed, I decided to drop a line here, I whole heartedly recommend the Pollo/Orzo salad, the pork chop (or the New York strip), the pasta dish with scallops and shrimp, and the peach bread pudding. My wife and I travel to Denver often, and this is by far the best Italian in Denver, or the mountains, (there are other places...I've tried them), just go to Cucina Colore- it's certainly the best Denver has to offer.

Pros: Great Patio, Service, Wine List

Cons: Not for kids, Loud

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In reviewing this place I would highly recommend the diner to leave as soon as they arrive, go to target and buy themselves a packet of 62 cent pasta and cook at home. This is a good as it gets in this place. The drinks are watered down enough that you should bring some cologne to quench your thirst, since this is the type of client that should be dining in this place. Preparing rigatoni should not involve waiting to 2hrs for a refill, or the waiter to come back and serve you. The atmosphere is an embellishment of a soup kitchen gone modern. Please, to charge $20.00 per person for a pasta meal and not receive a waiter or service is not the way to go.

0
★☆☆☆☆

In reviewing this place I would highly recommend the diner to leave as soon as they arrive, go to target and buy themselves a packet of 62 cent pasta and cook at home. This is a good as it gets in this place. The drinks are watered down enough that you should bring some cologne to quench your thirst, since this is the type of client that should be dining in this place. Preparing rigatoni should not involve waiting to 2hrs for a refill, or the waiter to come back and serve you. The atmosphere is an embellishment of a soup kitchen gone modern. Please, to charge $20.00 per person for a pasta meal and not receive a waiter or service is not the way to go.

Pros: Neon Lights

Cons: Food, Drink, Staff

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The hostesses are extremely friendly, especially the brunette with curly hair. Good place to go with some friends or on a date, also good desert place. I enjoyed eating in the cocktail area more than the restaurant, the service seems to be better and people more relaxed. Definately, order the peach bread pudding, it's their specialty.

2
★★★★☆

The hostesses are extremely friendly, especially the brunette with curly hair. Good place to go with some friends or on a date, also good desert place. I enjoyed eating in the cocktail area more than the restaurant, the service seems to be better and people more relaxed. Definately, order the peach bread pudding, it's their specialty.

Pros: deserts, door staff

Cons: appetizers (so,so), regulars, cramped

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Great experience in a great space. Pasta was cooked perfectly, and interesting cuts. Try the Fedelini and the Peach bread pudding -"TDF"
I'll be back

2
★★★★★

Great experience in a great space. Pasta was cooked perfectly, and interesting cuts. Try the Fedelini and the Peach bread pudding -"TDF"
I'll be back

Pros: good parking

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Coming from NYC, I didn't expect to find decent eats in Denver. Cucina Colore is great and cheap. I've been in town for 11 days and eaten here 8 nights. Good stuff.

2
★★★★★

Coming from NYC, I didn't expect to find decent eats in Denver. Cucina Colore is great and cheap. I've been in town for 11 days and eaten here 8 nights. Good stuff.

Pros: cheap, off-street parking

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Extremely over price for the quality of the food. Nice setting though. Won't go there again

1
★★★☆☆

Extremely over price for the quality of the food. Nice setting though. Won't go there again

Cons: overpriced, noisy

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I've always had great service here and their food is delicious!! The bartender makes great Cosmo's!!

2
★★★★★

I've always had great service here and their food is delicious!! The bartender makes great Cosmo's!!

Pros: Martinis, Good

Cons: Make a reservation!

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It's tough finding good italian food in Denver...especially in a mall-like atmospehre but Cucina Colore is some ofthe best in the city...especially at the price! It isn't really in a mall but the beautiful surroundings of Cherry Creek Norh - one of the nicest areas in Denver.

2
★★★★☆

It's tough finding good italian food in Denver...especially in a mall-like atmospehre but Cucina Colore is some ofthe best in the city...especially at the price! It isn't really in a mall but the beautiful surroundings of Cherry Creek Norh - one of the nicest areas in Denver.

 

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