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.
Littleton, CO 80120
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street Parking and Private Lot in Back
Light Rail Station 3 blocks away
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cafe Terra Cotta Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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