Bella Colibri celebrates Colorado’s strong ties to Italy and founder Dean Valdez’s Italian family, who immigrated to Colorado from Calabria, Italy in the early 1900s.
The menu features fresh interpretations of Southern Italian dishes, including seafood, homemade pastas, Colorado lamb, steaks and more. All dishes are artfully presented.
The Chef’s Counter offers an up close view of the meticulous preparation and a chance to interact with the chefs as they prepare specialties and practice their craft.
Housed in one of the state’s most historic buildings, Bella Colibri’s elegant décor honors the building’s rich history, while also evoking the atmosphere of Southern Italy. Beautiful artwork depicts Colorado landscapes with a Tuscan feel.
Amazing food. Perfect experience. Only
Complaint was it was very cold inside.
Delicious food and our server was a doll. I forget her name but she will be having a baby soon.
Bella Colibri was a great place to sit outside on a nice evening. The food was wonderful and the service was good. I would recommend this restaurant to others.
Great to have this nice Italian spot in Golden. Excellent food, nice service, pleasant setting, moderately priced.
What a nice surprise! Hidden in the back of the Capitol Grill with lovely old brick decor and high ceilings. We ate on the patio that has only 5 tables, so quiet and private. Food was REALLY good - watermelon crostini delicious, tortellini in brown butter sage very flavorful. Not your usual Italian food.
This was our first time back since the reopening. The food was excellent as always. Even with the pared down menu, the selection was sufficiently varied. The bread was not as good as pre-pandemic, but still tasty. Everything else was exceptional. Tables were adequately spaced and noise levels were better with fewer tables occupied. Overall, Bella Colibri is a great place for an elegant dining experience in Golden.
The ambience was perfect for our anniversary-low light, lovely brick walls with a lot of windows and hanging lights. Our waiter was polite, Informative and available when we needed his service. The food was quite flavorful and presented perfectly. We plan to go again in the fall as the waiter noted the menu changes about once a quarter for variety. The menu is small but has just the right amount of choices to prevent being overwhelmed. Lovely lovely place!
The noise level from a group of two tables seated together was so loud they could be heard outside. The servers refused to ask them to keep it down it bit because they were celebrating. We probably should have left.
Our drink order took 25 minutes to arrive. The bartender was rude.
The food was just okay. This was the second time we gave this place a try and we won't go back or recommend it to any one else.
Golden really needed this great little restaurant!
Fantastic food, pastas made from scratch. Very imaginative menu. Appetizers were above expected. Service was very friendly and quick good wine list. Many Italian wines which is what we like.
Recently reopened, the outdoor patio was adorable. The food was great, I can’t wait to see more on the main menu come back. I have a list of things that I want to try. The lasagna was huge and the watermelon appetizer was fantastic. The absolute best part was the service. Mindy took great care of us
Fabulous food with exceptional service
Loved the patio dining. Our waitress was excellent. Problem with our reservation only due to lingering guests before us, but host handled it well. The burrata app was fabulous. Lasagna HUGE, and rest of entrees great.
Menu was limited to mostly appetizers, salads, and pasta dishes. Would have liked some meat or fish entrees. Very few options for a person who can’t eat gluten. Food was good, but overpriced.
Great service and really enjoyed the dinner. We were inside but still felt safe and good atmosphere.
Chef made a special dish for me! Love this place and the outdoor seating is amazing:)
The restaurant had only been re-opened for a couple of days. Menu was fairly limited and solely focused on pasta. But everything was delicious. Particularly enjoyed the lobster salad ... bright, fresh taste and lots of huge chunks of lobster! There were very few patrons and service was excellent. Great atmosphere inside.
We were seated at a table for 6 by the front door. A cold blast of air hit us each time the door opened. They were really busy. Service could have been improved. We had a complimentary dessert for my husband's birthday whicch was nice but we did not have any forks to eat it with.
We just heard about Bell Colibri thru a Next Door posting & are thrilled to have such a nice restaurant in Golden! There are alot of mid-range restaurants but nothing this high-end! A- plus!
Lovely setting. Wait staff very attentive. I think we had 3 people waiting on our party of 5. Food was good but portions were small. Great atmosphere.
We enjoyed our meal. We shared four different pasta dishes and were happy with them. The bolognese was particularly good. Wine was fine and desert delicious.
We had a lovely meal with excellent service. The food was delicious. We got an appetizer, two of the smaller pasta second courses, shared the third and ended with dessert. The cannolis were perfection!
This was my second time eating here and both times were excellent! The food,the service and great wine.. love this restaurant!
Five of us were there for a birthday celebration. The starters were excellent and everyone enjoyed their meal.
We appreciated that there was no TV blasting. The white table clothes and wonderful food rounded out the ambiance and made for a wonder birthday evening for my friend.
The food, service, and ambiance exceeded our expectations. We would definitely recommend this restaurant!
An amazing menu to go along with great service and a wonderful atmosphere.
Were not seated on time, out of stock on drink ingredient, out of 3 dinner item, and totally out of bread. I believe our server was Scott by looking at our receipt and he worked very hard because it was a busy Saturday evening but never introduced himself to us. This restaurant has potential but need to get a few things worked out.
Amazing food! Amazing service! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and can’t wait to return!
Very good experience. Good atmosphere. Great food.
Wonderful addition to the Golden restaurant cadre. Fits in perfectly. Not pretentious, comfortable, relateable. Food was delicious.
Great new gem of a restaurant in Golden! I highly recommend what was the best lasagna I've ever had.
We've been waiting a long time for a good Italian restaurant in Golden and we're hopeful that Bella Colibri can fit the bill as that neighborhood gem. It's only been open since November so we will return. Location, ambiance, service and value are all pluses. Italian salad and beef bolognese as starters were excellent. Pasta with clams and half rack of lamb were okay but underwhelming. Wine by the glass was good value. This is an intimate venue with only ten tables and seating for about ten more at the bar, first come first served, which is always a great idea for last minute dinner goers. We are rooting for this restaurant and will return to try a couple of different items on the menu.
Excellent value and very nice ambience. Great food and service!
Nice, intimate, good food and service
Bella Colibri did not disappoint! Everything from start to finish was fantastic. Our server Scott was attentive, helpful and fun. Tiffany the manager treated us like gold. The food was excellent, portions were a perfect size. The wine and cocktails were exactly what we were wanting. We cannot wait to go back soon. This is a very quaint restaurant, perfect for a date night or special occasion.
We had a very nice dinner and were able to try a couple of different dishes because they allowed 'splitting' dishes. The menu offered a variety of choices and the drink / wine list was reasonably large. The ambience, although rather loud, was very comfortable. Definitely recommend reservations because the restaurant is rather small in size.
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Bella Colibri offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 289-4859.
Bella Colibri is rated 4.4 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.