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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (34)
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Creative Cuisine (26)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Cozy (20)
Romantic (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Casual (11)
Authentic (8)
Business Meals (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Tapas (3)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Very good service. Food was solid as well. Will be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Cozy atmosphere, great food, attentive service...I had the scallops, my husband had the lamb chops both were excellent. We started with the mussels in a tomato chorizo sauce which was also excellent. Everything was so delicious including our cocktails and bottle of Super Tuscan. So we splurged for a no occasion night out and it was a bit pricy but well worth it. Definitely need reservations.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

WE met some friends for dinner Saturday night and had a very nice evening. We all had different menu items and everything was very well prepared, service was good and the food was great.

The only problem is the Cafe TC is rather small and the background noise is loud. There was one table who were especially enjoying themselves and after they left the noise level was better but still difficult to have conversations without speaking up. It is more enjoyable when the outdoor area is open. Still a great place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Although we had great drinks and meals, it was uncharacteristicly loud in the restaurant this time. Cafe Terracotta is usually a relatively quiet restaurant, but last Saturday was so loud that we could barely hear each other. Otherwise, it was a great experience - food, drinks, and very attentive wait staff!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

For a restaurant that should tilt toward the high end, there were a couple of food problems. Number 1: The risotto in the scallops and risotto is sticky rice. A mass of rice in a clump. To me risotto implies arboreo rice cooked for twenty minutes, after being browned in oil to make a rice pilaf, slowly adding liquid to bring the starch out of the rice to make its own sauce. Arboreo rice cooked like this will not clump together. My 88 year old mother kept complaining that the food was bad, the rice especially. Good thing we had ordered the crispy Brussels sprouts for an appetizer, which were excellent, so I could add them to her plate of “risotto.” Number 2: The fingerling potato slices in my duck confit were burnt and black. The duck was good but the leg/thigh was very small. Not much meat at all. I have been to Cafe Terra Cotta before and like it. This dinner was disappointing.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food overpriced and over cooked. Staff very polite, efficient and accommodating though.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

THE MANAGER WAS VERY ACCOMODATING TO ADD A NINTH TO OUR TABLE. OUR WAITRESS VERY ATTENTIVE AND GAVE US SEPARATE CHECKS, WHICH WAS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always the best... now, howzabout a chocolate dessert?

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

What a great restaurant for a special occasion or romantic night out!! In an updated historic house with 12 tables, some bar seating, and a few outdoor tables. Great entries developed by an exceptional chef. The bread, crab cakes appetizer, and short ribs dinner were superb. Even the house Cabernet was exceptional. What a find!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great restaurant in Downtown Littleton. Can't wait to try it in the summer when the patio is open.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

My only disappointment this year is that they changed the Christmas Eve menu option and now charge for the 2nd course.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I wouldnt go here for dinner. Food and service were both terrible. Overpriced too.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner - the food was mediocre which was disappointing since we’ve had better dinners there.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant of all time. The food is fresh, inspired and creatively prepared. The entire staff is warm, knowledgeable and exceptionally friendly. We dine at Terra Cotta at least once a week, and always feel as if we are visiting family.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Met a friend for a holiday dinner. Good service and great food. One of my favorite restaurants. On Mondays all bottled wine is half so it was a added bonus.

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Overly, I really enjoyed Cafe Terracotta. The food was tasty and well presented. Service was good. I found the food to actually be a little too rich for my taste but it was done perfectly. 1/2 price bottles of wine on Monday nights.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We have eaten here many times in the past but generally outside. Inside, on this night, the noise was just horrible. We could not hear each other talk. My ears were ringing. The food was just OK which was surprising. We had the chicken wellington and the halibut. Both were dry. Service was great, wine was great. We ended up eating as fast as we could and left to get away from the noise. In the future we'll just dine here when the weather is good enough to eat outside.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

I Have been to Terra Cotta several times for lunch and enjoyed each and every one. This was my first dinner at Terra Cotta and it was delightful. Pleasant atmosphere, great service (thank you Rob!), superb meal, and delish cocktails. I have recommended this destinations to others for dinner as well as lunch!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Our dining experience was wonderful as always! We look forward to our visits at this lovely restaurant. ❤️

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tapas, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great neighborhood experience. Surprised how noisy it was for a Monday night.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 12, 2017

I am always pleased with my experience at Cafe Terra Cotta. The food and service have always been great. I just wish there was a way to create an atmosphere that is a bit quieter. It was a packed house that night and my group of 7 could hardly hear if someone across the table spoke at times.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Best place in Littleton by FAR...one of Denver's best!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Romantic, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great service and food! It was very noisy due to a large party but we still enjoyed it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My husband and I had our first date there 7 years ago. Have gone back for our “anniversary” most years since. We’re disappointed this year. Menu stagnant and very limited. Service was just adequate and food was ok. Sorry to not be able to report better. Will have to give serious consideration before going back for dinner again. Will note, however, that breakfast and lunch there still are strong.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great place for breakfast or lunch. Nice ambience and friendly service. Quite pricey and actually not worth the price for dinner in my opinion.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I recently met a date at Terra Cotta and as always, it did not disappoint. The wine list is good, the menu varies with the season and is always well prepared and tasty.
Two Thumbs Up

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The breeze short rib is out standing. Also enjoyed the grilled Caesar salad

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Birthday celebration with a group of five. Everything was outstanding!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We love this place!! We try and go pretty regularly - they have wonderful atmosphere, a great staff/management - outstanding menu choices and wonderful wines. They have it all!!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great atmosphere, service and food! Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The lamb was outstanding!
The noise level will keep me and my friend away. It was extrememly loud last Friday night. So loud that we couldn't even have a conversation.
Maybe some sort of soundproofing on the ceiling would help -

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We have been to and enjoyed this old historic home in Old Littleton which has been converted to a classy eating and socializing environment many times over the past few years. After this last visit, were were not satisfied as we had in the past. We usually would get the Walleye entree, but they no longer have it, and the other entree choices just did not rock our world like the Walleye did. Also no longer on the menu, which was amazing, was the Nanaimo Bar for dessert.

Terra Cotta has a lot of nice features and flavors and a great feel, so it is worth a try. We hope the management gets this memo and puts those items back on the menu.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had a very nice evening. The host, Foster, was very accommodating and the food and service was great! Perfect atmosphere, not too big, amazing art and crowd.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was very flavorful and very rich. Great for those who like French dining.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The meal was very good, the waiter was excellent, I was slightly annoyed that although we made reservations and I asked for a booth when we arrived, we were told that all the then-available booths were being held for others.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The service at the Cafe Terracotta was very attentive. The scallops were great

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Nice atmosphere. Able to communicate with company as noise level is low. Great servic me as wonderful food.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The food was fantastic

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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