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Cafe Colore - Denver
Cafe Colore - Denver

Cafe Colore - Denver Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafecoloredenver.com
  • Phone: (303) 534-6844
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Luis Gutierrez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th Street
  • Public Transit: Market St. Station is one block Northwest.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Writers Square parking garage under the restaurant with easy access from Lawerance between 15th and 16th streets.
A word from Cafe Colore - Denver
Café Colore offers welcome refuge from the busy pace of downtown Denver. Located in Lodo’s Writer Square, this neighborhood provides a perfect backdrop for casual fine dining in a Euro-style café with indoor and outdoor seating. You'll find an eclectic mix of customers - all drawn by the uptown food offered at easy-on-the-pocketbook prices. Better yet, the sidewalk seating faces both 15th and Larimer Streets, providing the best people-watching in downtown Denver. Everything served here is prepared to order, starting with doughs, sauces and dressings that are made from scratch daily. Furthermore, most pastas and all pizzas can be ordered gluten-free, so feel comfortable about bringing friends, coworkers or family members of every dietary need. Then prepare to be dazzled by the menu of marvelous pastas, pizzas, calzones, soups, salads, Italian entrees and desserts. Cafe Colore has won many accolades "Best Pesto Pizza", "Best Sit Down Pizzeria" and "Best Alfresco Dining" to name a few.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "My boyfriend and I went for a much needed date night and had never been before. It was great! Food was absolutely delicious. I had the scallop entree with risotto, which I thought would be painfully rich but was very well balanced and my boyfriend had the lasagna and thought it was some of the best he's ever had. We went on a weekday, so it wasn't to crazy downtown and the perfect ambiance for a romantic date or intimate setting for good friends and good food!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We were introduced to Cafe Colore by some friends who live downtown and dine frequently there. Since our first venture with them we have made this a favorite spot whenever we are downtown for the theater or other reasons. The food is great. The staff are really efficient and friendly even to the pont of sharing some of their Grandmother's recipes with us. It's a nice experience. You should try it"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "On a quiet weekday evening, perfect weather for outdoor dining on lively Writers Square. Beet salad and scallops entree were excellent, as was the wine and service. A most pleasant experience - highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We went here as it was close to Comedy Works...I changed my reservation twice and they were great about it. We had a group of 8 and the prices were perfect and the food was amazing. The staff was excellent and it made for a really enjoyable night. We even got to surprise a friend for his late birthday and I think the manager or owner even stopped by the table twice. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The location and ambiance are nice, but the food keeps me coming back. Better than large chain restaurant cuisine - I much prefer Cafe Colore to Cheesecake Factory or Maggiano's. A great place to take a date."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Our first impression of this place was a little disappointing - looked a bit scruffy, and no ambience. But once we sat down, the service was superb - a really friendly waitress made us feel very welcome. And the food - totally exceeded our expectations! I had the Linguini fradiavola - huge, perfectly cooked scallops and a tangy tomato sauce. Also there were tiny crisp hot peppers - I loved it! The beet arugala salad was also delicious - creamy blue cheese dressing and loads of beets. We would say don't judge this book by its cover but by the delicious (and reasonably priced!) food. We'd come again..."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We had an excellent dinner with 9 guests. The service was excellent, food was perfect and the atmosphere was lovely."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "This restaurant pleasantly surprised me with how great the food was. I am gluten/dairy free and they had plenty of menu options. We were a group of 7 and the service was outstanding. The server knew the menu and had great suggestions. I would definitely eat here again. They had a nice patio with a good view and inside the restaurant was nicely intimate. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This was our first time to Cafe Calore before attending the DCPA. We got a front window table, great for people watching. The staff was terrific--friendly and attentive. For a casual little restaurant, the scallop with risotto and scallop/shrimp pasta were outstanding. We will definitely go there again and appreciate the partnership with the DCPA."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We had a fairly large party of 8 and were able to easily get a reservation on short notice. That was the best part! The food was average, not very well seasoned and over priced for the quality."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Probably some of the best Italian Gluten-Free dining I have experienced, and I try a lot of GF food!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The brushetta was uninspired. The bread was charred so that burnt flavor was overwhelming. The pizza with the prosciutto and pears was excellent as was the chocolate mousse pie. The interior is very small and we were seated by the door on a chilly night. The door was left open so we all had to eat with our coats on. Not really complaining about that since the windows are very pretty and the company was good. The wait staff is super attentive and very professional. Would definitely go again to try the calzone."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Went here fo a business lunch while in Denver at the convention center. Excellent salads, nice ambiance and a very pleasant server."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I made reservations for my cousin's birthday, and it was a very nice time. The atmosphere was mellow, and quiet enough for conversations. The food was good, and everyone enjoyed their meals. They had enough room for a party of 15 on a Saturday night! Pleasantly surprised. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "My daughters and granddaughter had a delightful lunch before heading to the theatre on Saturday. The weather was beautiful and we were able to sit outside. Food and service was very good."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I don't come here often, but every time I leave I wonder why I'm not here every day. The staff is always helpful and professional, the food is good, the patio feels like Europe--and the prices are reasonable!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite places to eat in Downtown Denver and it did not disappoint. The food is superb and the service was as always, excellent. They also have the best Riesling we have ever tasted. A perfect spot for dinner before the theatre. And don't forget, the best bread pudding you will find anywhere."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Enjoyed the lunch, the sauce was smooth and silky. Great portion of salmon in the dish as well, didn't have to go hunting for it."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Have been there a few times and the food is delicious"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Cosy cafe energetic atmosphere wait staff were top notch and the food was to die for especially the marinara sauce. Best every tasted..bread was true Italian style...owner stopped to see how we liked everything. I would return if in Denver again"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We've been wanting to try Café Colore for awhile since hearing about them through 5280 magazine.Sauces and pastas are prepared onsite. The table seated directly behind us was full of 'regulars' - a good indication of what was to come. It is often easy at chain restaurants to find the usual classic Italian dishes most popular with people when they think of Italian food, but here, they have some unique Italian dishes inspired with creativity, using quality ingredients and prepared fresh to order. Our entire dining party was quite happy with our food and well satisfied. We like the thought of what they could offer for dessert based on the entrees we had! The staff's knowledge and friendly efficiency make up for the lack of an intimate ambience"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Cafe Colore hosted our volleyball team dinner on a Friday evening. They were flexibile and accommodating for 14, then 17 and finally 20 diners. There was something on the menu for everyone - including veggie, and gluten free. Our waitress, Leah, was wonderful and provided excellent service. Even though we had a very large group, food came out of the kitchen quickly, and everyone was eating at the same time. Portions were large, and there was a good wine selection for the adults. The owner stopped by our table several times to check in on use, and came outside with us after we ate to take our group picture."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I found this place through Denver restaurant week. It had great reviews so I thought I would try it for my birthday. Great food! Small restaurant right in Larimer square. I Everything would go in the summer to sit out on the patio. There service was great. It was perfect and I would definitely go again."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great service and very timely for a nice meal before a show. Food was very goodand dessert was excellent. Nice ambiance. Looking foward to returning."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food was fantastic, the service was great, and the chef and owner were incredibly friendly. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who loves Italian--lots of great things to choose from. We had so many amazing appetizers that we didn't even make it to the main course. The meatballs and burrata were excellent!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had a reunion dinner for my current and former students. Cafe Colore is conveniently close to the Colorado convention center. They easily accommodated our large group (17 people). Great service, good food, reasonable prices."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We went to Cafe Colore during 5280 Restaurant Week and enjoyed our experience there! The dining room was a bit small and could be updated, but the superior quality food and service made it easy to overlook those minor shortcomings. Our meals were delicious and the portions were ample. The meatball appetizer could've been a meal unto itself. My wife enjoyed the shortrib entree, which was tender and flavorful. I had the pork belly ravioli...the cream sauce was so good I would not let our server take my plate until I sopped every bit up with the breadsticks. Service was impeccable and the owner/partner is very hands-on, stopping by our table several times to check on our party and refill our waters. We will definitely be back!!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Our salads and entrees were delicious and the service was great. Dessert was disappointing, I had the panna cotta it had been made ahead of time and had developed a strange consistency."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Overall a great experience....the pork belly ravioli were fantastic, and the tiramisu was lady-finger-licking good. The only critical points to dinner were that the restaurant is very small and cramped so anyone working their way through tables seemed to rub elbows with us each time they passed and the seafood pasta featured more sausage and peppers than seafood, so caution to those who don't want to taste it for several hours after the meal - good flavor and spice, but light on the seafood. Overall a nice introduction to the restaurant, and a worthwhile choice for DRW."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We were in from out of town and found Cafe Colore on urbanspoon. So glad...owner seated us, was friendly and accommodating. Was the first night of restaurant week with a limited menu, but he graciously offered the expanded menu when we asked. Food was delicious and servers were very nice. Great experience!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food here is excellent and the wait staff are very friendly and welcoming."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed Cafe Calore and will return. Nice, small cafe in the heart of the action."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food was really great and we enjoyed our dinner very much."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "While the ambiance is not the best in town we didn't even notice this. I love that the place is not huge and is a bit intimant. We went for a pre-concert dinner and had great food with excellent service. If I could give them a 4.5 star I would!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food & spirits were excellent. Small & casual-- not big on atmosphere, but very reasonable & friendly service"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The waitress told us they have the best meatballs and she was correct! We came here for lunch on a Sunday, we have been here before for dinner. The server was friendly and attentive. The sandwiches were excellent - especially the meatball sandwich."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "The soup was fabulous, the beet/ Gorgonzola salad was better than many other restaurant's versions and the seared scallops were divine. We'll be back."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Cute little restaurant. The staff was very nice and we received great service. The food was good. After seeing other dishes coming out of the kitchen I kept wanting to order more. Next time I definitely trying their pasta as the 3 dishes that came looked amazing. We each did a pizza which was really good. Very good prices."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We went here with a Travelzoo coupon and had a wonderful experience! The staff was very attentive, and the food was delicious! Can't wait to go back and dine on their patio when the weather warms up."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Another great dining experience at Cafe Colore!! The eggplant parmesan was delicious as was the goat cheese linguini, scallops and shrimp pecorino and everything else we ordered. You can't go wrong with Cafe Colore! Oh, they do pizza too, which I definitely want to try."
    Dined on 1/21/2014