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Cattivella, Denver, CO

Cattivella

4.5
4.5
2116 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Award-winning Denver chef Elise Wiggins welcomes you to Cattivella, wood-fired Italian in the Eastbridge project in the Stapleton neighborhood where she lives. Cattivella translates to “naughty girl”.

Chef/Owner Wiggins brings decades of restaurant experience to Cattivella and was named Best Italian by Westword and winner of multiple awards for food and service from The Denver Post, 5280 magazine, The American Culinary Federation and The American Automobile Association. She makes an annual pilgrimage to Italy to work with Italian chefs and learn the classic techniques and ingredients that she employs at Cattivella.

An exhibition kitchen is the star of the show at Cattivella and focuses all attention on a wood-burning pizza oven, a wood-burning grill and the graceful dance of the Cattivella cooks.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (303) 645-3779
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Native/Indigenous, Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Elise Wiggins
  • Catering
    We do on and off site catering. please contact us for more information. 303-645-3779
  • Private party facilities
    Awarding Woodfire Italian Restaurant set in a beautiful modern and open space. Surrounded by glass and huge wrap around patio, Cattivella is a sophisticated environment with out being too stuffy.
  • Private party contact
    Elise Wiggins: (844) 507-4472
  • Neighborhood
    Uptown
  • Cross street
    29th/ Havana
  • Parking details
    A parking lot of no charge is available.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • 4-6 every day & all day on mondays

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Come try our happy hour....huge portions for super cheap!

What 2,116 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

2,116 Reviews
  1. melissay

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The rib eye was very greasy and there were few mushrooms. I think the dish needs to be reworked.

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  2. JonathanM

    San Antonio

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Reliably excellent food and service. Go hungry and don't miss the burrata.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our steak was ordered medium rare. It was medium when arrived at the table. We brought this to the attention of the waitress. She brought another steak that was then prepared well done. It was an expensive bone in 16 oz ribeye. The waitress said she would speak with the chef and never returned until she brought the check. We were offered dessert as compensation. I used to make it a point to go to this restaurant whenever in Denver. Sadly, I will never return. I’m

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  4. VegasJ

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cattivella is the best restaurant in Denver - hands down. Whenever I’m in town I have to eat there. The chef/owner is amazing and the wait staff, especially Ben are phenomenal! The food is outstanding and their happy hour menu is the best in the country in my opinion!

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  5. anonymous

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Both my wife & I had great meals, the atmosphere is great if you like an excited buzz & its fun to sit at the counter & watch the action unfold.

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  6. Jennifet

    Denver

    135 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Ben was the greatest. What a wonderful night of food, drinks and birthday fun.

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  7. Vimc

    Denver

    52 reviews

    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    2 of us had the chicken special, which as very good, our group also had the lamb ragu and spinach lasagna. The chicken dishes came out less warm than designed and had to be returned, they were out of the chicken marsala and the 2 chocolate dessert specials, so those were bummers. Our server was very friendly and attentive.

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  8. CasoCerrado

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was ridiculously slow and inattentive (came back after waiting 20 minutes of saying he’d get a wine sample, and we waited an additional 10 minutes to take our order). He was apologetic and offered a dessert “on the house” but, it didn’t really matter. We come here a lot and last night’s service was far from normal. The food also seemed like it has gone down in quality and/or there are different cooks not following the same recipes. Both our stomachs hurt when we left and this morning. Needless to say, we won’t be back. There are plenty of restaurants in the area. But unfortunate because we’ve had a good run with this place.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food!! We have been here several times. Last evening we took the kids and they had a blast.

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  10. RoslynR

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The Kale salad was mostly kale. Very few walnuts and very little cheese was added. My beer was a little warm. It was very noisy but maybe that’s to be expected as it was full.

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FAQs

Cattivella offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 645-3779.

Cattivella is rated 4.5 stars by 2116 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cattivella

10195 E 29th Drive, Ste 110, Denver, CO 80238-3025

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    29th/ Havana
  • Neighborhood
    Uptown
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    A parking lot of no charge is available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Native/Indigenous, Veteran, Women
  • Executive chef
    Elise Wiggins
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (303) 645-3779
  • Catering
    We do on and off site catering. please contact us for more information. 303-645-3779
  • Private party facilities
    Awarding Woodfire Italian Restaurant set in a beautiful modern and open space. Surrounded by glass and huge wrap around patio, Cattivella is a sophisticated environment with out being too stuffy.
  • Private party contact
    Elise Wiggins: (844) 507-4472
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