Bella Colibri

4.5
161 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are open 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 161 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything we’ve tried, gnocchi, bolognese and lasagna! Our waiter was amazing!!!!!!truly the best service!

Love love love this restaurant. Please if there is lockdown offer the Italian options for takeout!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and wait staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed every course. The watermelon app was a standout, but every dish was very tasty. The service was top notch, attentive but not overwhelming. Pricing was very reasonable for quality of food. We will recommend and return.

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Sean
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, lovely setting with knowledgable and friendly waitstaff! Highly recommend for a wonderful Italian cuisine experience paired with excellent wine!

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Local
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This place a is a little gem and I'm so glad we found it. Went out for date night and for me, it's all about the experience. Food was great, wine was wonderful, and the service is what really kicked it over the top. Our server was amazing - when we asked him about it, he said the chef and owners are such great people and that's why he came back when they reopened. Will definitely be back.

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GoldenFoodie
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner, food and service were great, atmosphere was perfect and value was excellent

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DanP
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My first time at the Bella Colibri restaurant in historic, downtown Golden.

Our table was ready upon arrival. The wait staff was well informed, helpful (but not pushy), and comfortably friendly.

The food was very good, temperature was perfect and the portions were large.

Overall the evening and meal were perfect. Prices were reasonable, especially because you will have leftovers.

Try the Lasagna and then cannolis for desert!

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Kabcal
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue in an historic building in Golden with an intimate setting. The food, service and ambience are excellent and we felt very much like we got a good value for our dollar. We'll be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was fine. The menu only had pasta options. The gnocchi was alright, nothing fabulous. I would give it another shot and try something else though.

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BillC
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening for my wife's birthday! Outstanding cuisine, mixed cocktails, and dessert along with Ryan's knowledgeable and friendly table-side manner. Truly a treat to be repeated again and again.

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Patdubb
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner. The staff was very accommodating to our family and the food and drinks were amazing!

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Rond
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellant food and service. Good Wine List. Friendly staff.

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kenanne
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience...would highly recommend!!@

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We really enjoyed our meal here. The watermelon appetizer was real highlight, and the stuffed shells were very indulgent. Pedestrians did routinely walk right through the outdoor seating area, which was a bit disruptive. But that was a small blemish on an otherwise lovely meal.

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AubreyC
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here.
A wonderful dinner.
Recommend highly.

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PATRICKM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere. Bella Colibri is very accommodating at splitting a meal. I recommend the Tortellini.
Use OpenTable to reserve a table outside.

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MarieV
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming, intimate setting. Great, knowledgeable wait. staff. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Portions were of mixed review....gals felt the size was perfect, the guys wanted more.

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LoLaLover
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

wonderful food and wine.
we dined outside though it wasnt too chilly.
will consider this for a future visit.

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Sophie
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Our waiter was good. We were surprised bread wasn't complimentary. Typically Italian restaurants offer bread or breadsticks on the house. We had to pay for it. My meal was average. The sun dried tomatoes dominated the flavors of the dish. Bottom line: There were 2 who weren't thrilled with the food and 2 who thought it was OK.

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Tiff
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner was fantastic!! Food was wonderful, portion sizes were great -- wine selection was large enough without being overwhelming. Service was out of this world. We can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
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
4 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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TanyaB
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

service was a little slow. bartender just seemed distracted.

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vipSkiRX
Denver
27 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
Denver
2 reviews
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
31 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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vipTiffer1102
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Bella Colibri offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (720) 289-4859.

Bella Colibri is rated 4.5 stars by 161 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.