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Cranelli's Italian Restaurant

4.7
640 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Bring dad in for Breakfast Stromboli's or Frittatas w/ Bottomless Mimosas & Bloody Mary's. Full Menu also available. Dinner 3 - 8pm - Make your reservations now!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

What 640 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.7
value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 21 hours ago

Great dinner. Outstanding service!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

A visit to Cranelli's is like being invited to the home of an old friend for dinner. They have great Italian food and a wonderful staff. It's a busy place, but very warm and friendly.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food. Every member of the staff was friendly and showed us meals as they came out of the kitchen to show us the menu while we waited. The owner was super friendly. We went based on other ratings on open table. They were right amazing food. We will be going back!!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service and delicious food. Will be back!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

A tightly-packed, informal, frenetic neighborhood bistro with decent casual, mostly southern Italian dishes offered in both smaller and larger portions. Nestled among a handful of boutique shops, its energetic urban feel enhances its sprawling suburban apartment-complex setting (though the aggressively-enforced local sign code makes the small storefront hard to spot). They'd do well with more tables outside, this time of year--and a lighter touch on the béchamel sauce year 'round. Possibly a nice, energetic start to a first date, but don't expect to linger over intimate conversation against the loud background music and louder talk from nearby tables. Might be interesting for a weekend brunch or lunch, if you can dodge the crowds; and, were they to stay open later, it might be a nice change-up for winding down an evening date over dessert and a liqueur or coffee.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Normally this place is fantastic. Tonight was a huge miss on Mother’s Day. Even with reservations we waited for 30 min to be seated. Our server was fantastic but huge miss on the food. We never received garlic knots and our food took over an hour once we ordered. It was tough to keep the kids comfortable that long. They were fully staffed, the demand just outdid the capacity. Lesson learned for Lucinda and team, cut back on number of reservations and limit take zero to only a few walk ins. That will drove a much better experience and keep people coming back. They lost some customers today.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Update: The owner called me and smoothed things over. She is a sweet woman and they way overbooked and I think I can forgive them for a lousy experience. The daughter left an unhinged voicemail, probably shouldn't deal with customer complaints but leave it up to her mom. Anyways, if I am in the area again I will probably give them another shot if they are not too busy.

It took about 2 hours to get our food. They served half of our party about at the 2 hr mark then it took about 20 minutes longer for the other half to receive their food. The kids Mac N cheese our daughters ordered was not very good. I would not return here. We tried to talk to them about the wait and what happened and they did apologize but kept making excuses so it really didn't feel like an apology. we asked for the manager and after some time our waiter just returned and said "he was acting manager" which was total nonsense, the manager apparently couldn't be bothered to attend to us and hear our grievances. I will not ever return to this place. After we did get our food it was cold and below average. Just the salad we ordered took over an hour and they said they had to heat part of it up in the oven, the part of our salad that needed to be heated in the oven was two small pieces of bread. This place is horrible and the management doesn't really care about the customers nor do they care about what feedback customers have.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was incredible, wait staff was awesome. Great place!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I absolutely love this place. It was mother's day and it was busy. Service was good (a bit overwhelmed with the event) and food as always was phenomenal. This is a gem and they stay true to their strengths. The service is always attentive and likely I've been spoiled in the past by them.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I brought the grandmas to this little gem for a Mother's Day celebration and everyone loved it! The chicken parmesan and chocolate chip cannoli were amazing. It's small but vibrant. Great service, great food and great cozy environment. We will all certainly be back!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We have been to Cranelli's several times and this was the first time where the service was slow. Took about 40 minutes to get our main course. But, the food was great, the staff is very friendly and we will still go back again.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My boyfriend and I went to Cranelli's to celebrate our 6th anniversary...what a wonderful choice! The service was great, food was delicious, and the owner/manager was very nice and accommodating! We will definitely be back...Thanks for the fantastic evening!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We are repeat diners at Cranelli's and they haven't disappointed us yet. Parking is a minor challenge as they are located in a mixed use area, but well worth the extra effort.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We love Cranelli's and come regularly
It is tiny and very popular with the locals-so you better have a reservation!
The parking is the biggest drawback- we often park across the street, but it is very dangerous to cross.
Sadly, even though we love it, we frequently avoid this restaurant because of the parking.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

As always service and food are outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Sam Hutto is the best waiter. Food is excellent!!!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Had the clam linguine and it was excellent! Service was great. No complaints other than parking but can't do much about that.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

I can't believe this place exists in Lone Tree! We went on Saturday night for a late dinner and it was perfect. Starting with a nice reception from the family and owners. Dad offered to make me his famous sausage and peppers just for me. They were perfect! Thank you. I would recommend Cranellis to anyone who is looking for perfecto real Italian food. These guys know what they are doing and I'm sure i will be a regular now!!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Love this place!! Have been many times since we discovered it!!! Friendly owners and staff are fantastic! This is how ALL restaurants should be!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great energy! Wonderful food! Outstanding service! We had a perfect time.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

WE are frequent customers and love to introduce new friends to Cranelli's. We especially love the hospitality of the owner, Lacinda, and her staff.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Family get together. The food and service was excellent as usual.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great family restaurant. Wonderful food. Great happy hour. Love Lucinda, the owner, and her whole family and wait staff.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

I love this place. Locally owned, good service, and yummy food.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Great garlic knots

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

This place never disappoints! If you drive by too quickly you might miss it, but it is worth your time to turn around. The atmosphere is chaotic for such a small venue but that is because this place is always busy! I’ve dined there at both 4pm and 7pm and the tables are always full. They do their best to accommodate walk-ins, but a reservation is always a good choice. The food, in a word, is perfect. If you are looking for hearty, authentic Italian cuisine, you owe it to yourself to give Cranelli’s a try!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

All the food options were delicious, we all enjoyed everything we ordered. I had Tomato Basil with fettuccine, love it!! The price of the desserts is a bit high though all of them are yummy. Will definitely go back to try different items. Service was nice and friendly, casual but fun environment. Cranelli's is by far my favorite Italian restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I've already recommended Cranellis to friends and family!

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2.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Took over an hour to get food

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

If you’re looking for real Italian, this is the place. A great little place for a date night or just to go for a drink and appetizer. Staff is friendly and super attentive. Definitely will be going back!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I always love Cranelli’s! It is definitely worth the wait, and everyone is so friendly! The garlic knots are our absolute favorite. We always get a bag Togo!

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Love the food, the service and location as I live close by. It is quite cramped and loud as the environment does not seem to be designed to absorb noise that a busy restaurant creates. Love the food and service though.
One thing I found disappointing was we told our server that we were celebrating both of our birthdays (dining with my longtime friend) which were one day apart. Most restaurants would have offered a free dessert, etc. We were not offered anything. No acknowledgement at all. I would highly recommend you change your policy to allow guests to feel special on their birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
Due to this and the noise level it would be difficult to recommend for a special occasion. It would depend on your preferences and expectations of course 😊
Thank you.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Everything was awesome!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Went for my mom's 92nd Birthday. Fantastic as usual!!!

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2018

The service was great. Large variety on the menu and the food was delicious. The noise level was high, making it difficult to hear the server or have a conversation. Parking was challenging. We will definitely come back but plan to sit on patio.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

My favorite place to dine in for authentic Italian food at a place that feels like home!!!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The food was awesome, every table was packed and the portions were huge! We loved everything about it OTHER THAN the service which was slow, disorganized and unprofessional. We had to ask a number of times for our waiter - and then we would get three people trying to help which was nice, but very confused. Maybe just a new set of servers?!?! I would go back though - we weren't in a rush and the food was great!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great restaurant excellent food

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I didn’t sit on the heated patio but the blankets offered with each chair is a brilliant idea.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Good food and fun. A little loud for conversation

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