Cranelli's Italian Restaurant

4.7
730 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Meet Jimmy and Lasinda, they have three children - Connor, Niko and Brittany and they live in Highlands Ranch. Over the past 20 years Jimmy and Lasinda have built their family and their career around the restaurant industry. Lone Tree has been the melting pot of their career over the past 10 years, where Jimmy opened Bahama Breeze, Brio Tuscan Grille and was part of the management team at P.F. Chang's in Park Meadows. Lasinda served and managed at Outback Steakhouse in Highlands Ranch and is a true barista at heart, having been the GM at Nordstrom Ebar and Peaberry Coffee. Jimmy and Lasinda's combination of family values, customer service and love for food is what will keep Cranelli's thriving for years to come, they welcome you to stop in and check it out for yourself.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(303) 799-3661
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jimmy
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Catering
Cranelli's offers personal catering either on-site at our clubhouse, renting out our restaurant or off-site at the location of your choice. We pride ourselves in over-the-top service, you will want for nothing and we let you relax and enjoy your event. Lasinda and/or her daughter Brittany are always on-site to personalize your event.
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Cross street
Across the street from University of Phoenix
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Parking details
We are a part of the IMT Residential Apartment complex; there is a retail section in the front and we are located on the South side of the retail front. You may park in any spot that is outside the gate that takes you into the apartments.
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Public transit
Lone Tree offers a free ride from any Lone Tree area. RTD Lite Rail is 2 blocks South of us off of Park Meadows Drive, directly across from Kaiser Permanente.
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour EVERYDAY 7 Days a week 3:30 - 6:30pm and FRIDAY SATURDAY 9pm - close
BOGO ON House Wine & Well
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 730 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

From the moment we walked in the door we felt welcome! The hostess bent over backwards to get us a table as we added a person to our party after I had made the reservation. Our server - Chad was amazing! I am in town on business and wish we had a restaurant this friendly with the tastiest food I've had in years!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

One again, I love the spinach in lieu of pasta option. Always friendly staff and a great meal. First time having the Almond canolli... incredible!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Firs time we went here we really enjoyed it. This second time not so much. We were really disappointed that the gluten free arancini balls were not gluten free this month... and the anti pasta plate was pretty lame. The gluten free pasta was really yummy. And wine was meh. Probably sadly won’t go back. :(

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Food and service were excellent. We made a reservation for 5 several days in advance. We were seated at a table for 4 with a chair on the end. This was very crowded. When we asked for a different table all we got was an attitude from the hostess. She told as we could not move.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was delicious! Garlic knots were perfect and garlicky. And the ziti was full of flavor. And our server Thomas was awesome! Can’t wait to go back!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

I love this place, always delicious. Always make sure to make a reservatio , they tend to get really busy.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

My only concern was that mice came down to the patio, hopefully not into the restaurant !

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Thank you for making something special for my dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free kiddo! Fantastic family-owned hidden gem.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Our favorite restaurant! Always consistent, always delicious!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Always the best. From the food to the service to the great staff and owners. They truly care about everyone and everything. Can be a bit loud at times but that adds to the flair.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

I always appreciate an Italian restaurant that will make carbonara with pancetta on request. Great hole-in-the-wall restaurant. Definitely Italian. Good pasta, good sauces.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Saturday night was our very first visit to Cranelli's.. We all enjoyed spending time with relatives and eating the delicious food. I was also very impressed with the servers, they maneuvered themselves in the small aisles and were very gracious to us. We will return SOON.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Love this place great food and service. Awesome dog friendly patio

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The food and service were both excellent, and the meals are very reasonably priced. The menu had lots of options. We ordered appetizers, meals and desserts and everything was perfect!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Love Cranelli’s. Always good food, and lots of energy. Great service from the hostess and wait staff.

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Food was excellent and service was pretty good. There was an error with the main dish order for one of us, so she had to wait until the kitchen could make the correct order. This was pretty unusual since we've been here many times and that hasn't happened before.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Waitress was attentive, upbeat and friendly without interrupting our meal or conversation.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We loved this quaint little place! The atmosphere was lively and inviting, and the staff was very friendly. Our entrees were served hot and delicious and we enjoyed dessert after our meal, which was recommended by our waiter. I really liked that you could order a full or half order on most entrees. I suggest you ask to sit in Tyler's section. He was awesome!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Tried out this restaurant since we have been struggling to find truly good Italian food locally. We were both impressed and enjoyed our food alot. I would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Such a warm and inviting staff with amazing food! They will take care of you!

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Our first time coming and it was great! Make sure you make a reservation for dinner as it fills up fast and is small! Will definitely come back.

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2.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Too loud to even talk with your friends. My wife said her salad was awful. Had tomatoes with strawberrys on the salad - bad combination (everyone has their own taste - one of their summer salads) - $15 salad. Did not mention the issue - we needed to go to a concert. Service was fine but you need good food to go along with it. This was our second visit (decided to give second chance - the chicken was not good the first time). Will not be back. This restaurant has rave reviews - we have not experienced it.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Food was good, ambiance was warm. Only mess-up was the server switched the drinks for 2 friends.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Fantastic service! High energy, accommodating, well trained servers. Excellent food, too. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

They need a much bigger restaurant!!! It's awesome and we loved it. Just a bit crowded and loud!!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Took a group of 7 friends for our first visit.... what a great surprise! Staff was outstanding and very welcoming - not a lot of room, but that made it more fun. Fantastic food and good prices. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

2nd time we had been there! Awesome again! Service is exceptional and food is magnificent! Will be back, definitely!

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Tight quarters. Slow service dinner took over an hour. Parking scarce. Food good and staff friendly. Great happy hour.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Best Italian food since our trip to Italy! The staff is wonderful - attentive, enthusiastic, friendly.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Love this place! However, the owner, Lucinda, was in quite a 😡 snappy mood Friday night which put a damper on the evening.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

This was our first visit to Cranelli's, been wanting to try it for months. A little concerned about parking when we first arrived, but it all worked out. I made a reservation through OpenTable and the space was available when we arrived. We were welcomed warmly and promptly. I had the salami sandwich and my husband had the chicken Parmesan. I have to say, I'm not easily impressed, but this was one of the best sandwiches I've eaten in a long time. The spicy aioli sauce on the side for dipping was amazing, as well as the toasted bun with the garlic butter, cheese and herb topping... nice touch and tasty! The space is small and can get a little bit loud...might try the outdoor patio next time, but that wouldn't keep us from coming back with the great service, smiles and tasty food!

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Had a reservation, but table was not reserved. Waited awhile. Brought 4 new people and was a little embarrassed. Food was great, as always. Service was lacking, but place was packed and only two servers. Hard time getting server to pick up payment, and we were at a business lunch, trying to go back to work. Love this place, but not a great experience today.

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1.0Dined on July 16, 2018

This is a very hard review to write. Our first time to Cranelli's and I really wanted to like it. I did like the atmosphere and the food. Unfortunately, the service was really below standard. We had a reservation and were finally seated an hour later at the bar...no table. We immediately put our order in as we saw a large table of folks just seated. They either forgot or lost our order...we didn't get our food for another hour. Honestly, they didn't notice. They did give a break on our bill but when you add up the facts of seating our reservation very late (at the 4 stool bar mind you), losing our order and not even noticing they were treating us poorly, I have to give them a 0 (zero). We are actually a hard group not to notice but that said, every customer deserves to be honored and treated well. We weren't. Sorry, I cannot recommend you.

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2.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We went there this past Saturday night and had made reservations for 715. Also when I made reservations online- they asked if you wanted standard seating or outside seating- I chose standard. So they said we had a little bit of a wait which was fine since I know there aren't that many tables in the place. Later on the manager woman came by and brought us a drink menu-so we ordered drinks as we continued to wait for our table. She was very friendly so that wasn't the issue. Long story short we didn't get sat until almost 815- AN HOUR after our reservation. What's the point of even making one? So finally got sat (back table outside- again- why ask what kind of seating we want if it didn't matter) Our waiter was pretty friendly (well first he asked if we had settled our our drink tab or not before he even told us his name)but we made a comment on how long we waited and he made some off handed comment about how they should put the people who work in the salon outside of business so they can expand the restaurant to have more room. I thought that was pretty rude; he could of just simply apologized for the wait. We order and the food is really great so that's a plus. We get the bill and I was very surprised that our first round of drinks that the manager brought out to us wasn't on the house. Wouldn't you think they could at least do that round considering we waited an hour for our table? I was disappointed by that. Good food overall but I wouldn't go there with a party bigger then two from now on.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great experience all around tonight! Love this place!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Bachelorette party

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

The staff is amazing. Super friendly people who are fun to spend time with. From there the pizzas are spectacular. Best thing Crossville ever have. The lunch sandwiches are more than enough for lunch and great value

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

After a very rocky start because of some miscommunication about our table selection the manager turned things around and made our evening delightful. We can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Cranelli's fantastic. Our "go-to" restaurant for a date or with friends & family.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Fabulous food and service!

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