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Carelli's of Boulder

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645 30th St, Boulder, CO 80303-2310
+1 303-938-9300
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Denver, Colorado
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Carelli's was a frequent stop years ago when Boulder was on our commute path. This visit was the same welcoming staff and cozy venue. The olive appetizer was enough for four people but the cayenne oil dressing was over powering. The Carpaccio appetizer had no flavor and was outweighed in mass by a sheet of stamps. Pizza was bready and... More 

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Thank DrBeenThere
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jumbo shells. The sauce and cheese flavors were very intense, not spicy, bit very flavorful and a bit salty. Great garlic bread. Nice aptnosphere

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Thank Rose A
Boulder, Colorado
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500 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me start by saying that we found it amazing that at 5:45PM on a Monday evening this place was FILLED. My rating deserves 3.5 stars based on the service.....it was SLOW and the waiter was not that attentive. We were 5 at dinner...and ordered 3 apps: bruschetta($11.95) and UNDERWHELMING. The tomato filling was fine.....the bread awful. The eggplant stack($13.95)... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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151 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Carelli's a number of times over the years and was never particularly impressed. I'm not sure if it has changed or if my taste in food has changed, but I will give it five stars for today's lunch. The P.E.I. mussels appetizer was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Pasta salad was a nice variety of flavors and... More 

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2 Thank Virgil_Boulder
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent Italian option with a cozy interior. Friendly and quick service, excellent food and a full bar. Nice indoor fireplaces (and outdoor). Red sauce was a little on the bland side for my taste (a typical Colorado problem - where they seem to think the only thing that belongs in marinara besides tomatoes is salt.. No!) but the rest was... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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584 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

For the life of me I don't understand the mixed reviews for this restaurant. I go there every few months and it has good food, good service and reasonable prices. I had some bruschetta to begin with and fettuccine carbonara. I love the big basket of toasted garlic bread.

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Thank David B
Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I wanted to choose a nice place to celebrate my husband's birthday. After reading high reviews on TripAdvisor, I made our reservations for last week. What a great choice! He LOVES a nice dinner of spaghetti and meatballs. Being celiac and loving Italian food is not an easy mix, but I have found our Nirvana at Carelli's . He can... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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222 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This restaurant is in a strip mall, and we went expecting a family Italian restaurant where we could buy a spaghetti and meatballs for my father in law. We went at 6 on a Wednesday and were in a line to get in. We made it in without reservations and it looked to be the case later in the evening... More 

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Thank Marty D
Leicester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Visited Carelli's in October during a business visit to Boulder. Impressive food and portions were also good. The ambience was warm and cosy, although full booked it was not overly noisey. Mix of people from 20-60years of age I reckon. Next time I visit I will definitely make some time to have from pre drinks at the front where there... More 

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Joplin, Missouri
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178 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Delighted with the appetizer of fried mozzarella!! The entrees we selected were good. Service was good, too!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 645 30th St, Boulder, CO 80303-2310
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-938-9300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?