Cafe Terracotta

4.8
2761 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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.

Offers

  • "Outside Seating"

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 8:00 AM - 1:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Tue - Fri 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM, Sat 8:00 AM - 1:45 PM, 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM

    Reserving an "outside table" is not reserving a cabin. Cabins can be reserved via telephone and in person only. Please be aware that if you select an outdoor table, we may not have a table available inside if the weather should take a turn for the worse. Thank you and we look forward to serving you
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BelenG
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fast and Great service.
Only complaint, it was a bit cold inside the restaurant at 12:30

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first time experience.

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Cait
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Terracotta delivers a perfect dining experience on every front. Spectacular service, food, drinks, environment, and value for the quality of everything they offer.

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SusanS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Terracotta is the perfect brunch location! All 8 of our dishes were delicious (lemon poppyseed pancakes, salmon benedict, breakfast burritos, etc.). We sat outside in the heated private dining tent, and it was such a wonderful atmosphere. Very quiet and private - such a comfortable spot to catch up with friends. The room has 2 heaters so there was no shortage of warmth.

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Wolfgang
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to spot for special occasions. Exquisite food, fresh and hot, served with authentic friendliness.

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MeganH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We love this place and come often.

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WhitneyG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time eating here and it has become our favorite place for a date, and also bringing out of town family and friends! Always a pleasant experience and only the best servers and service! The food is fantastic! We also LOVE Monica - Definitely a gem!

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vipkristinj
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

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flybigjet
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Terracotta is one of our favorite local restaurants-- and they've gone to great effort to stay open and provide wonderful food despite all of the Covid regulations that seem to change on an hourly basis. The food is outstanding, as is the service. You feel like you're a valued member of the family when you step in the door. It's got great ambiance and a wonderful staff-- which is why we keep coming back!

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AndrewG
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and always refreshing to have Mac n' Cheese that isn't over cooked!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Cafe Terracotta was a step above what we’ve had at other similarly priced restaurants in Colorado. Everything was delicious and we can’t wait to go back!

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vipDebbieW
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow, the food was incredible. We will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just really outstanding, we had the lamb shank and spar rib, both amazing.

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MorganE
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we stepped into the restaurant, they reception and waiters were on their A game with kindness, consideration, and enthusiasm.

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vipLisaM
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a cabin outside; it was well heated. In retrospect, we could have just sat at an outdoor table, as the weather was delightful. Our server was experienced—had been there 5 years—and very helpful. He was just the right amount of present.

I had the short rib sandwich, and my colleague had the Reuben. Both were delicious, and we left nothing but some garnish on our plates. My ciabatta was crunchy without being dry, and the meat was cooked just right.

It was nothing fancy, which I know Terracotta can also do, but it was just right for a business lunch.

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Skteagal
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All the staff are very nice & want customers to feel welcome & relaxed. The food is tasty but my Barbados tacos we’re not as warm as expected. Maybe they are not supposed to be. It’s a favorite lunch spot to meet up. We will be back as often as possible. Enjoyed our lunch!!

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PatM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 5 went for lunch. Everyone loved what they had, burger, chicken sandwiches, Reuben sandwich, fries, chips side salad….all delicious. The service was good as well.

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StockJ
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The severs were amazing. The food was delicious. We really enjoyed ourselves and will certainly visit again real soon.

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Jeffrey
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We will be back. Thank you!

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denverchick
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You can make reservations for this restaurant, which I appreciate. The setting is wonderful (old Victorian house) and it's easy to find in downtown Littleton. They have outdoor seating set up in heavy vinyl tents for individual parties, with outdoor warmers in each. We went there on a cold day and people seemed to be quite comfortable (though we sat inside). Now to the important part: the food. It was really excellent. I had a traditional eggs benedict (delicious). My sister-in-law had salmon salad, which she said was excellent. My husband wanted huevos rancheros, and our very attentive server suggested that he could add barbacoa to it, which they roast for 6 hours onsite. My husband said that was the best huevos that he's ever had in his life. They didn't overdo the barbacoa, and it was melt-in-your-mouth. As for drinks, my sister-in-law and I both ordered bloody Marys. She had the loaded one (loved it) and I ordered the traditional one. I have an issue with too much spice, so I couldn't drink mine (it has horseradish in it). The server suggested a small orange based drink with gin in it, and it was very good. (I was not charged for the bloody Mary.) I highly recommend this restaurant for brunch or lunch. Everything is delicious and the service was very good.

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Chaz
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an awesome dining experience. Jessie (our server) was did a great job. We thought the New Year's Eve menu was an excellent idea.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve was amazing. Aaron our server is top notch ( even if he is from Minnesota). Food was excellent and the ambince in outdoor cabin with snow falling was the perfect way to spend the night with friends.

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KristenS
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful family dinner in one of the heated outdoor spaces. An amazing evening with great food!! I wish I could remember our server’s name, he was the best!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Cafe Terracotta is consistently great! For appetizers we had the brussel sprouts and calamari that were so crispy and flavorful. My husband had a new dish on the menu, Halibut with mussels and clams which was amazing. I had the short rib which is one of my favorite dishes on the menu. We had the apple crisp for dessert. The staff is always welcoming, friendly and attentive. The chef and kitchen staff always deliver incredibly delicious food and desserts. This is one of our favorite restaurants for date nights and special occasions.

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Rick
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great evening...delitious food and service by Monica!

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Hugh
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent time to connect with friends over a good meal. A bit over priced for dinner. I would recommend it for breakfast and lunch but not dinner.

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MaryelD
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service from staff beginning when you walk and throughout your dining experience! This unique restaurant is aesthetically pleasing and the food is fresh and tasty.

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tomlin
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Z was the best waiter! Already told multiple people about our wonderful experience!

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LoriH
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, never disappoints! Love the staff and food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great meal. Service exceptional. Food delicious

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JoanM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have been dining at Cafe Terracotta for over 20 years. The food and service have always been excellent.

I recommend it to all my friends.

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EugC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A busy night with a fixed price meal, which we'd not been made aware of, and the experience was not as good as it might have been. Apart from the main course, beef Wellington, the food was delicious.

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GaryandClaire
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Christmas Eve!

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vipBarb80120
Denver
78 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Holiday celebration with my sister from out of town. Compliments all around to Cafe Terracotta for drinks, food, service, ambiance and menu choices. It is always SO loud inside but I love this restaurant so much that I just go with the decibel level.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

54th wedding anniversary lunch. We decided for a lunch date rather than a crowded evening affair because of Covid concerns.
We were greeted with a champagne cocktail upon arrival. It was a great and very welcome surprise. Lunch was Exceptional as we both had crusted salmon with vegetables and quinoa, and a shared side of homemade potato chips.
To top off this superb lunch, Terracotta offered us a complementary giant, beautiful tiramisu to share. It was exceptional!
Thanks to the Terracotta we added another wonderful memory to our 54 blessed years together!

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vipSusanB
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding restaurant. The food and the service is always impeccable. We particularly like Saturday or Sunday brunch.

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GoChaseGo
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for birthday celebration with group of gal pals. Thanks, we'll be back.

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Freebird
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The experience was very nice. We had to wait a while for our reserved table for brunch and then were seated smack dab in the middle of the noisy main room rather than the outside table I thought we were going to get.
I’m going to try to make it a destination cafe with friends and family whenever I visit Littleton.
Looking forward to trying the dinner menu!

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Cafe Terracotta is rated 4.8 stars by 2761 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.