I was very impressed. Great
I was very impressed. Great food, friendly staff and nice clean establishment. I would highly recommend this place to any of my friends.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Odd waiter --- good food
This was my first time at Cucine Colore. The food was very good and the restaurant had a nice ambiance. My soup and salad were just the right amount of food for lunch and the soup was delicious! My only complaint was the waiter. Nice enough fellow, but he certainly had an odd and borderline unacceptable way about him...he reached across the front of me several times during my meal to fill my water glass or to give me my soup spoon. I eat out alot and have never had this happen and frankly it was grossly inappropriate and uncomfortable. As I was at a business lunch, I decided to keep quiet, so I was surprised when both of my lunch companions commented that they'd never seen anything quite like it themselves. Oh well, the food was good.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, prompt and eloquent
Great food, prompt and eloquent service, and a great date. Everything here is always consistent.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Well prepared and served modern
Well prepared and served modern Italian. My pork Milanese special was among the best I've experienced. The no-noodle lasagne was flavorful and quite ample. We'll send friends and come again.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious Italian food,Noisy Dinner
Great food, one of my favorite restaurants. I was surprised how loud it was though. I usually eat lunch at cucina and the noise level is much less. I prefer the restaurant when it isn't really noisy.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious, non-pretentious and fun
My (false) intial expectation of Cucina Colore was it was going to be nothing special. The menu features a lot of standard Italian fare you'd expect. However, having dined here three times now (both for lunch and dinner) I do have to say the food is excellent and the staff are great, engaging and helpful. The wine selection our waiter made was great and he was attentive and super helpful, despite the fact that the place was packed on a Friday night. My dinner was prepared well and exactly what we were craving. I will be back.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, great experience,
Great food, great experience, great night! Will definitely go back. Very nice ambience. Well done!!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birthday lunch - gluten free!
Celebrating a birthday. What a wonderful lunch with special attention from the kitchen and delivery by a great staff. We had a true gluten intolerant guest with us. He was so thrilled to have wonderful gluten free surprises.
Thank you to Eric our maitre d' who checked often to be sure we were having the kind of time we expected.
We'll be back!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was expecting more traditional
I was expecting more traditional Italian fare, but the food was good. They had some excellent by-the-glass wine choices, which I appreciated.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Combination business lunch
Combination business lunch and social catch up. Easy to do both. Wait staff was attentive but not intrusive. Food was amazing! Thank you for your attention to those who had food allergies. Great job!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lots of gluten free options
Lots of gluten free options on the menu for those unfortunate ones who cannot eat it. Always an enjoyable meal at Cucina Colore.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great, seafood centric italian
Great, seafood centric italian food. Good wood fired pizzas. Tasty Cioppino and cod. Good selection of 6 & 9 oz pour options on by the glass wines. Service was friendly and attentive without being pretentious or too familiar. My only negative comment is the noise level made it hard to talk to the other couple with us that night. I would eat there again if we sat at the patio.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious Italian Gem
I came here with my fiance to celebrate my birthday with what would hopefully be a yummy dinner. I was seeking a quiet romantic atmosphere and a delicious but affordable meal. It was perfect. We had a baked goat cheese appetizer, wonderful merlot wine, sausage pizza, "pastaless" lasagna (eggplant-based), and a peach bread pudding. All of these dishes were delicious - obviously fresh and high quality and also warming - still feeling the chill in the air from a recent snowstorm, this was really great. We were full and happy heading out and will definitely return. Our server was also super - she came around often to check on us but wasn't imposing and didn't try to hurry us, and also helped us well with our meal questions.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
All around great experience
Tiffany, our server, provided a great recommendation for a red wine (I don't usually like reds, but her choice was great) and was very good about knowing when to check in on us and when to let us be. Food was very flavorful and smart proportionate sizes - not too small and not huge. I was surprised to see several families with young kids there as well - I wasn't anticipating that and good to know it will be an option for me to bring my own kids there sometime. Will returning to this restaurant again in the future.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have been here several times - always good. Their pasta-less lasagne is unusual/ excellent.
For the restaurant: 1) I made an advanced reservation for 2 - a weeknight at 7. On arriving, the only spots 'to choose from' were a small table in the bar area or the 2 top booth by the door (nosy children in next table). The two young hostesses weren't the least bit interested in my concern. Not a good first impression. 2) ongoing 'issue': food is well priced for dinner,it's a good place for a casual dinner. But winebottle prices skew high & don't match the meal 'value' . This has also been a complaint when there with a group of 6-8; wine cost way exceeds food cost - as a result the group that I dine out with doesn't like to return.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Highly recommend, staff is friendly. This restaurant has great food and knows how to treat customers. Service is just as fantastic as the food.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always great food nicely prepared
Always great food nicely prepared and served with confidence and poise.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Every Time
Great neighborhood location and wonderful seafood. Special requests are fine!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always reliable and delicious
I've been a loyal Cucina Calore diner for many years now. Despite changes in management and chefs over the years the food is consistently great as is the service. I love sitting on the outdoor patio when the weather permits! I especially like the chicken sandwich at lunch time and the meatless lasagna for dinner. Dessert (the peach bread pudding) is a must!!!
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, service, ambience. Highly recommended.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best dining experiences I have had for awhile. Can't say enough good about this restaurant! Cuisine, service, ambiance. Cucina Colore has it all.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good restaurant/service but . . .
3 young children and their 3-moms were nearby and the children cried-screamed the entire time we were have lunch and trying to chat - this certainly dampened our enjoyment of "our lunch"
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch business meeting
All four of us absolutely loved our lunch food and I'm looking forward to going back there for dinner with my wife, food and service was excellent!
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been going for years
Cucina's food is always consistently good. The service is hit or miss, but when you feel like a good salad/soup/bread/pasta, we always pick Cucina.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful lunch with an old friend. We sat on the patio. Gossiped and enjoyed the great food and wine. Will be back all summer. Service was superb. The salads were fresh and delicious. A true Cherry Creek gem.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My girlfriends and I ate here for lunch. We all had salads. The arugula and shrimp salad was just that, a bunch of arugula and 5 small shrimp with lemon juice for $14. Thank goodness there was great bread with very good dipping oil. My friend ordered the same salad, but in confusion ordered it with both shrimp and scallops. A much better ratio of arugula to protein. But then it became a $20 salad! My friend eats here all the time for both lunch and dinner and thinks it is reliably good. Just be prepared to spend some money.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This must be our favorite Denver restaurant if you judge those things by how often we go back. It is always good. On our last visit we just needed a spur-of-the-moment place to go to break our routine. The next day we were both commenting on how nice the evening was.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sangria on the patio~
Lovely Denver evening - delicious meal from the appetizer to the finale of peach bread pudding.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
could be better
Maybe because it was lunch during the Arts Festival but my pasta was flavorless, scallops tasted old and espresso was cold. Great pizza though and flavorful dipping oil.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not as good as usual
We have always had exceptional dinners at Cucina Colore but this time it didn't live up to expectations. The Caesar salad, which we split, was more like chopped lettuce with light dressing. My wife had the special halibut and it was dry and a tad tough.
My New York strip was perfect. It was medium-rare throughout, very tender with little fat, juicy and very flavorful. The sauce was great but wasn't really needed. Beans and potato wedges were good but could have had more seasoning for my taste.
Service was good but not up to their usual efficiency. Had to ask a 2nd time for bread and a cork for the wine bottle. Coffee was luke warm and didn't get a refill offer after we had paid the bill and were finishing our glass of wine.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for lunch
Lots of good lunch choices. Always reliable and delicious.
7/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tasty lunch at Cucina Colore
Had a tasty lunch at Cucina Colore with my children. The service was stellar. All the dishes we tasted were inventive, cooked with quality ingredients and authentic.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Italian in Cherry Creek
Consistently good spot - varied menu though specials this time were the same as 2 months ago (but still good). Patio is very nice in summer time.
8/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Relaxed and charming setting
Relaxed and charming setting for reliable and very good food. Good service. Love the parking in the heart of Cherry Creek.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sat outside and Tracy was our waitress. She was fantastic! She was very knowledgeable about the wine list and extremely helpful. The food was delicious and we had a wonderful evening thanks to all the above.....
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food has been excellent
The food has been excellent for lunch and dinner...perhaps better than I recalled. Service is delightful. Great servers. Noise level in front of restaurant near the bar is over the top if you are sitting there. Especially if there is a game on. We probably won't do too many dinners there anymore or we will make it a point to ask to be seated in the back.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Aside from a lovely meal,
Aside from a lovely meal, it was fun to see John Elway come in for lunch. Always love the cool summer soups.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the restaurant. consistency,
Love the restaurant. consistency, service and food. Always a treat!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good dining experience.
Very good dining experience. The patio was delightful and the food was very fresh, colorful, light and tasty. Will definitely recommend to friends and plan to return.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best dessert ever
I took my adult daughter for dinner on a Tuesday. We were disappointed the weather was rainy and we couldn't eat outside, but Cucina Colore is one of our go to restaurants in Cherry Creek no matter what. The food is always dependably wonderful with a great selection of pasta, pizza, salads and entrees. There are a number of terrific wines very reasonably priced. Service was a bit slow for a weeknight, but we were there to linger and enjoy anyway, so it was fine. The primary purpose of the dinner, although we were stuffed, was to order the peach bread pudding, which is honestly one of my favorite desserts of all time anywhere! Simply heavenly!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for lunch!
Enjoyed my salad with lightly fried artichokes and scallops. My friend had the pasta bolognese - she said it was amazing. Service was just ok. I would go back though...
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner for two
Very nice. Was looking for a last minute dinner with my wonder wife and found Cucina Colore. Looked very nice from the outside so we booked with our iPhone app. Would certainly go back. Fair prices, good food, pleasant service. ENJOYED!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable, as always!
Enticing menu choices, wide range of wines to choose from, friendly and professional service!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Matt the bartender is great! Friendly and very conscientious. Nice addition to the crew.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
successful surprise dinner
Chose this place for our anniversary dinner after canceling with one of the top restaurants because my wife doesn't do well with gluten and we both like Italian food. This place knocked our socks off in every aspect. We ended up splitting a couple dishes between the two of us, but wanted to try everything on the menu.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reviews are spot on
My wife and I where there on a Friday evening so it was pretty loud, but the food and the service was exceptional. Our server recommend a wine to go with or entries and he was spot on. The calamari was some of the best we have ever had and the marinara sauce that came with it was so fresh tasting that the tomatoes most have just come out of the garden.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this corner italian Bistro. Small, yet accommodates. We arrived with a reservation for 4, though had a friend join us at the last minute on a Saturday night. They were packed with large tables, though found a great spot for us. Our serve was exceptional and passionate about the food. We all ended up trying one another's, no disappointments from any plate. They've been there for over 10 years and have never disappointed me in the 8 years I've been going.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasty and Affordable if a bit noisy
Cucina Colore remains a good bet for tasty Italian fare and good service at a reasonable price. We may be getting too old for the space, however, as everyone in our party of 5 had a hard time carrying on a conversation over the din. We'll probably opt for going there in the summer when the patio is more conducive to meeting with friends.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
If sitting towards the front
If sitting towards the front of the restaurant on a cold day bring a jacket. Each time the front door opens a draft is felt where I was sitting (near the front). Put a chill in an otherwise fine experience.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was amazing.. I had the Dover Sole.. They accommodated my dish, as I could not eat cous cous.. They substituted sweet potato purée.. The lasagne was outstanding and my daughter had gluten free pasta!! Wonderful and outstanding place to eat. Our server was friendly and informative.. Loved him! Don't miss out on this place!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM