Bella Colibri

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$30 and under
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Italian
We are opening back up August 6th for dine-in or outside seating. Please make a reservation on-line.

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.
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. Perfect experience. Only
Complaint was it was very cold inside.

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KristenD
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and our server was a doll. I forget her name but she will be having a baby soon.

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Esteban
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipSkiRX
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have this nice Italian spot in Golden. Excellent food, nice service, pleasant setting, moderately priced.

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Snoceil
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MichaelM
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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TanaL
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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LINNI
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

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.

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connie
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Golden really needed this great little restaurant!

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Rond
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice!

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vipF00dieintraining
Denver
56 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food with exceptional service

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vipFabbakergirl
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipPoppy
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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.

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JeffC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and really enjoyed the dinner. We were inside but still felt safe and good atmosphere.

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SteveP
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Tiffer1102
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef made a special dish for me! Love this place and the outdoor seating is amazing:)

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LaneW
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JanBir
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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DavidC
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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BrenB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
18 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipmommiestone
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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GMan
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time eating here and both times were excellent! The food,the service and great wine.. love this restaurant!

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Tdffordogs
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Five of us were there for a birthday celebration. The starters were excellent and everyone enjoyed their meal.

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CatherineS
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambiance exceeded our expectations. We would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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RickB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing menu to go along with great service and a wonderful atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing service! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and can’t wait to return!

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Mark
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. Good atmosphere. Great food.

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vipthyme
Denver
46 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful addition to the Golden restaurant cadre. Fits in perfectly. Not pretentious, comfortable, relateable. Food was delicious.

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KarenL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great new gem of a restaurant in Golden! I highly recommend what was the best lasagna I've ever had.

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vipbutchie69
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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ScottC
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value and very nice ambience. Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice, intimate, good food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Celebrate
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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RickB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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FAQs

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.