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About Cafe Terra Cotta

Cafe Terracotta is located in the historic Louthan House, just off Main Street in Downtown Littleton. From our Curtice Street Breakfast Burrito, to our Lucille's Mediterranean Salad, Terracotta offers something for all tastes. A hidden gem in the South Metro area, Dinner at Terracotta provides thoughtfully prepared and presented food, accompanied by a unique and creative wine list unlike any other restaurant in the area. Whether you are joining us for a special occasion, or just happen to be in the neighborhood, we aim to make every experience exceptional. Summertime opens our patio, a perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful Colorado weather.

5649 S. Curtice Street
Littleton, CO 80120
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast and Lunch: Monday-Friday 7:30am-2:30pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 7:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 794-6054

Website:
http://www.cafeterracottalittleton.com/

Parking Details:
Street Parking and Private Lot in Back

Public Transit:
Light Rail Station 3 blocks away

Executive Chef:
Will Meza

Additional:
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafe Terra Cotta Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (46)
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Good for Anniversaries (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Romantic (26)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Cozy (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Casual (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Authentic (12)
Great for Lunch (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was fantastic

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Always satisfied with Cafe Terra Cotta's wonderful food, excellent waitstaff and ambiance.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined 6 days ago

great service and fantastic food, the waiter was very conscious and was always there and the menu has a good variety of items to choose from. The food and service is one of the best in town. A must see for any occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Everything was 5 stars!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This has become one of my favorite two restaurants west of I-25. Not sure why I didn't happen across it sooner. I reserve five star food ratings for fine dining that's far more expensive, but this isn't far behind making it an outstanding bang for your buck.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A party of 6 so not alot of spaces to seat us. We were near the kitchen but my partner enjoyed watching the chef at the grill...great great service, very personal, the noise level can get loud, but we certainly did our best to contribute...our group had lamb, duck, beef wellington, ribeye, and everyone totally enjoyed the dishes. Top notch. Also loved our salad with blue cheese and avocado. Wine list was extensive and something for everyone. Make reservations! Cannot get in otherwise.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was delicious and the staff was very attentive and wonderful!!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing food and super cozy. Waiter was incredibly helpful with dishes and wine pairings.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I met my sister-in-law for dinner on Friday evening. Very glad we had reservations, as it was packed and there were folks waiting. Service was attentive, and our server provided several recommendations that were quite helpful. The noise level was the only downside; it was difficult for us to hear each other from time to time. But, it's a charming and warm location, and our meal was superb.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food is extraordinary. Service excellent. Noise level is painful. What a shame.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was excellent! The room was a bit chilly, it seemed as though air conditioning was on during a cool fall evening. Unfortunately our waitress seemed very dis-interested in serving; she was very obviously just doing a job.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Fabulous staff. Great food. Great place for that speacial occasion. We will spend our next anniversary there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We picked Cafe Terracotta to use dining rewards: which were not honored

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our waitress was the bomb. Great food and great service. The ambiance was perfect for my girlfriend's birthday. Thanks a million.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

They have a wonderful dinner selection and the lamb chops were cooked to perfection. There breakfast menu is also very extensive. The staff were warm and friendly.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Organic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The service and food was excellent. They even treated us to a delicious dessert for our anniversary. The evening atmosphere is definitely great for a romantic date. I’ve been a few times before and will definitely continue going here.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious, and the presentation beautiful. The service was impeccable. Wonderful environment and food.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

2 of us Ordered the chicken Wellington-we couldn't cut the chicken w a knife it was so over cooked. Disappointing

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Always great service and great food. Monica is the best and Foster is a great sommelier who knows his wines.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Cozy, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Outstanding as usual. The duck was absolutely decadent. We tried several new items and loved them all.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

After finding Terra-Cotta online upon entering the restaurant my expectations were exceeded. The restaurant has a very nice ambience, menu and a great waitstaff. The food was delicious. We will definitely return .

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

This is just a great place to have a dinner that's a step above those quality-chains.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We dined again at Café Terra Cotta for a celebration. When we asked about a bottle of champagne we got the Sommelier whose recommendation was fabulous along with an appetizer that was his personal favorite which we all enjoyed. This was my third visit this year and I plan on coming back in December.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I've been here many times. Perhaps it has become a victim of its own success. It took 8 minutes to be acknowledged past our reservation time. Service was spotty and uneven. No prices offered in description of specials. How do I know if I want a special or not? If it's $250 I don't want it. If it's $29 I may want it. But I couldn't make that decision because I wasn't given all of the information. Cocktails at $12 aren't worth the price.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always Great food and great service at a fair price! I have never been disappointed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

I met some friends at the Terra Cotta. I didn't like the menu choices, couldn't even get a salad for dinner and not enough choices in Entrees. The table they chose was by the kitchen and it was noisy. But the whole restaurant was noisy and it was a Thursday night! For the price of their entrées you'd think the waiter would've remembered my friends side of spinach and he never once checked or refilled my water glass. Very small parking lot in back but gets full fast. I had to park 5 blocks away. I would not recommend this restaurant for dinner. I want to give it another shot for breakfast or lunch. Their menu at the earlier hours seems better to me and I can choose a different table!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This restaurant is a hidden gem in the Downtown Littleton area. We enjoyed the atmosphere along with delicious cuisine and a bottle to catch up with good friends!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Wonderful restaurant,food, service! The only negative was a table of five very noisy women next to ours who disregarded that others in the restaurant might be trying to have a conversation. No fault of Terra Cotta. Terra Cotta highly recommended!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance for a brithday dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Portions were small for what you pay. Little variety for cocktails unless you are there to drink wine. Appetizers were small. Food was good but left with a big bill and didn't feel full after eating. Can do much better than this. Service pretty slow and not very attentive.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very Large and very loud party in the middle of the restaurant made it so you could not have a conversation. Nice place but that large of a party should have been a private party. Every guest had a miserable dinner as a result. "Energetic" is not the appropriate description of the noise level; Intolerable and unacceptable is more appropriate. Six weeks later I am still angry.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner Saturday evening. Food was incredible, service was outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Extremely expensive dining and very small portions. If you are looking to pay $33.00 for 3 scallops, then this is your place. The dinner plates were literally appetizer size. The sound level in the small dining room is deafening. By the middle of my meal my ears hurt as if i had been at a rock concert. I had to lien into my date to even hear what she was saying during the meal. My double espresso was tiny, and served cold due to them pouring it in a cold cup. Parking is a nightmare too. I will not be returning. I could have had a big steak somewhere else for much less cost.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

A great little fine dining restaurant in old town Littleton. The staff is always on point. Aaron the manager and sommelier brings in some great wines. Always a please to dine at cafe terra-cotta

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Loved the ambiance. Food was tasty. There is an in-door outdoor option as well and guest parking behind the restaurant.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 13, 2017

This was my first time at Cafe Terra Cotta. We had a party of 7 and it was semi business event.

The patio was lovely and quiet.

However, when we first sat down, we did not see a server for at least 10 minutes. She did not go over anything and just asked for our order. The food was good and we all enjoyed our meals.
We did not see the waitress again except "occasionally". No checking back and no asking if we needed another glass of wine. She put the desert menus down on our dark table (we had to ask for candles) and of course no explanation of anything.

So, the food was tasty, the service was like we were at a Denny's. Our party of 7 was disappointed that such a nice restaurant would have this type of lazy service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Cafe Terra Cotta is a hidden gem. The setting, a wonderful little historic home in Littleton, is warm and inviting. The food is beyond belief - everything is perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. The best part of this cafe, however, is the staff. They are unfailingly bright, funny and treat us like family. When we visit Terra Cotta for brunch or dinner, we feel like we are coming home.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food and service was excellent as always. Highly recommended and will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This place is amazing!! I've been serval times with many different people and it's reliably delicious every time! One of my favorite restaurants ever.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 8, 2017

This was our second visit; and we were as pleased as the first time. It's a cute little place in a quiet neighborhood, with plenty of outdoor seating on the balcony and in the garden. The delicious blue crab cake was so much pure crab meat, that it was amazing it stayed together. The Spring Salad was a great accompaniment, when you split the two appetizers. The halibut was a touch overcooked, but was still fresh and excellent, as it was placed on top of baked sweet yucca slices. The pork tenderloin was cooked whole, and was very tender (as it should be) and cooked to the requested doneness. Service is always courteous, effective and fun. It's not obvious that parking exists in the back of the restaurant. Look for it, otherwise street parking is sparse and the nearest lot charges $20!!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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